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Senators Spar of Barrow’s War Bill against Butane Importers

The government’s war bill against the three major importers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas went to the Senate floor today. Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his government are at war with Belize [...]

The Debate over LPG Price Formula

In October, representatives of Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow to discuss the National Gas Company which in [...]

Customs Officials Say Allegations of an Incident in Santa Cruz Village are an Exaggeration of a Minor Incident

There are serious allegations coming out of Santa Cruz Village in the Orange Walk District. The village is a hotspot for contraband and other illegal activities. The reports speak of [...]

Senate Debates $20M Education Loan Motion

The Senate debated a ten-million-dollar loan motion geared at improving the quality of education. The Inter-American Development Bank-Education Quality Improvement Program is designed to mainly improve the quality and gender [...]

Revisiting Mason’s Political and Business Connects

There was a collective sigh this week, when William Danny Mason and four other men, were found guilty of the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas in June 2016.  Mason, as [...]

Hydro Maya Power Project Bill Gives Private Company Extended Tax Concessions

The Hydro Maya Power Project Bill, 2019 was brought before the Senate today. It is strictly a financial bill that seeks to extend the concession agreement that was signed in 1998 [...]

How Will Belizeans Benefit from Hydro Maya Tax Concessions Extension?

Senator for the N.G.O.s Osmany Salas and Private Sector Senator Mark Lizarraga questioned what are the benefits that Belizeans are receiving through the concessionary agreement given to the private company. [...]

See Belize is Launched as Belize’s First Travel Channel

The C.E.O. in the office of the Prime Minister, Audrey Wallace, in her role as the owner of Colorblind Productions, a private company, has partnered with B.T.B. and NICH to [...]

Belize City Council Installs Set of Traffic Lights on C.A. Blvd and Neal Penn Road

If part of your routine involves commuting by foot or by vehicle, private or public, there is something to look forward to.  Traversing the Central American Boulevard can be a [...]

The Latest on Candice Miller’s $378,000 Judgment Win Against CitCo

One of the issues haunting City Hall is the huge payment ordered by the Supreme Court to former City Administrator Candice Miller.  As you know, the court awarded Miller a [...]

CitCo’s Swing Bridge Contract to Bill Lindo is $120,000

During the traffic light unveiling, Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner came under fire for recent decisions that have a semblance of nepotism. Now, the City Administrator is Stephanie Lindo, her [...]

Gaspar Vega Absent from House Sitting Yet Again!

There was a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday and absent for the umpteenth time was U.D.P. Area Representative for Orange Walk North Gaspar Vega.  Vega has [...]

Firearms Amendment Bill 2019 Taken to the House

On Wednesday, the Government introduced the Firearms Amendment Bill 2019. The bill provides for new licensing fees which will be lowered tremendously to appease gun license holders since the cost [...]

Belize City Council Biting the Bullet to Make Ends Meet

The end of the year is quickly approaching and so is crunch time. At City Hall, Mayor Bernard Wagner says he is biting the bullet and will not be offering [...]

Belize City Mayor Provides Update on Municipal Bond

One way by which the Council plans to become fluid, is by selling bonds through the municipal bond. Now, the bond received the support of the House and Senate in [...]

House Debate Hydro Maya Power Project Bill

The House sitting on Wednesday was chock full of pressing matters. The House passed the Hydro Maya Power Project Bill, 2019 which seeks to give effect to certain undertakings and [...]

Prime Minister Dean Barrow Misspoke

After the house adjourned for committee meeting, PM Barrow consulted with Financial Secretary Joseph Waight and returned, apologizing for having misspoken.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “Accept that I misspoke. [...]

The Annual Disability Awareness Parade

Today, a Disability Awareness parade was organized by the Stella Maris School under the theme, “the Future is Accessible.” As we found out, the purpose of the initiative is to [...]

Stella Maris School – the Future is Accessible

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Education held a workshop with teachers and other stakeholders about the roles they play in the education system and working with students with diverse [...]

$20 Million for Loan to Improve Quality of Education

In the House today, the government today passed and approved a loan motion for ten million US dollars to improve the quality of education in the country. The Inter-American Development [...]

A Family in the West is Gifted a House

Christmas will be a happy time for a family in San Ignacio. That’s because Mirna Cuellar and her children today received the keys to a new house, which will bring [...]

Taiwanese Embassy Issues Another Public Caution

For the second time in recent months, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize has issued a public caution. This time it is about an article circulating [...]

Lands Minister Says Land Amnesty Bill Has a Mistake

One more item from the House…a motion to extend the land amnesty tax programme was tabled today.  The Partial Remission of Land Tax Arrears Programme which was originally scheduled to [...]

Special Olympics Torch Run Aims to Raise $10K

Since 2012, the Belize Police Department has been hosting a torch run to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics Belize. This year the department is backed up by [...]

2020 Inspiration Calendar is Rolled Out in Style

The 2020 Inspiration Calendar was unveiled this morning to much fanfare.  In attendance at today’s launch were twelve young artists, each of whom is differently abled.  Their work is showcased [...]