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Vince Martinez Plans to Sue the Police Department

According to Martinez, he was first taken to Precinct One and later allowed to visit the K.H.M.H for treatment. He says that he has reported the matter to the Professional [...]

Santino Castillo Wants Back Caribbean Shores Seat

Businessman and cyclist, Santino Castillo, is returning to the political arena. Castillo has announced he wants to run again in the Caribbean Shores Constituency for the U.D.P.  After serving as [...]

3 U.D.P. Candidates for Caribbean Shores, So Far

Senate President Lee Mark Chang and former U.D.P. Belize City Councilor Leila Peyrefitte are the two names who have reportedly expressed interest in representing Caribbean Shores. While Castillo won in [...]

John Saldivar Urges U.D.P. to ‘Embrace the Inevitable Competition for Leadership’

With the referendum results showing a strong YES in favour of the U.D.P. position, it’s silly season in the party.  Now, Prime Minister Barrow will also be making his exit [...]

IDB Hosts Innovation Workshop to Spur Economic Growth

The Economic Development Council, Compete Caribbean and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a one-day workshop to discuss using innovation within the private sector to achieve exponential growth in Belize. At [...]

Crooked Tree Cashew Fest 2019

The popular cashew festival took place over the weekend attracting its own share of visitors to the village; from tourists to mothers celebrating their special day. All things cashew were [...]

Minister Beverly Williams Expels U.S. Veteran Guillermo Ortiz from Belize

Minister of State for Immigration Beverly Williams signed off on the expulsion of Guillermo Ortiz, a U.S. Veteran who was in Belize since August of last year. It took immediate [...]

Ortiz Set to Challenge Expulsion Order

According to Ortiz, he is being victimized by Torres. Ortiz, who says he has been detained on a number of occasions, alleges that Torres has ill-treated him. In fact, the [...]

What’s the Fate of Pending Litigation Post I.C.J. Referendum?

Belizeans have voted decisively to proceed to the International Court of Justice in an effort to bring an end to the longstanding territorial dispute with Guatemala.  On Wednesday, thousands of [...]

3 Law Firms Retained to Represent Belize at I.C.J.

At the press conference on Thursday, the prime minister said that the team of international lawyers who will represent Belize at the I.C.J. is already on government’s payroll.  But what [...]

PM Barrow Open to Input from P.U.P. on I.C.J. Case

As you heard, the P.M. is proposing to go back to a two-party approach between government and the opposition, following the May tenth I.C.J. referendum.  But how much input will [...]

Leadercast 2019 Hosted in Belize

The conference on leadership has been bringing people together from all over the globe. Leadercast 2019 is being held annually in Atlanta, U.S.A., but it is screened in every corner [...]

Health is Wealth

Gateway Youth Center today held its fifth annual health fair at the Battle Field Park in downtown Belize City. Held under the theme “Health is Wealth”, the goal this year [...]

ComPol Chester Williams on Successful Policing on Referendum Day

Aside from the Wednesday night murder of Karl Lamb in Belize City, there was no violence during the referendum. It is a success for the police department and Commissioner of [...]

A Crack Down on Public Drinking During Referendum Day

To ensure the personal safety of the citizenry, there were also strict orders in reference to public drinking and the sale of alcoholic beverages. ComPol Williams says they were forceful [...]

Belize Votes a Historic YES to take Territorial Claim to the I.C.J.

It’s a historic YES. Early on Wednesday night, a clear picture began emerging that Belizeans had decided in favour of taking the Guatemalan territorial claim to the International Court of [...]

PM Thanks Belizeans for Voting in I.C.J. Referendum

Prime Minister Dean Barrow was in high spirits this afternoon when he addressed the nation, following the results of a historic referendum held on Wednesday.  While the territorial dispute between [...]

An Olive Branch or an Extended Hand of Friendship?

In admitting that both campaigns have divided the people, PM Barrow has reached out to the Opposition as a show of unity.  This is despite the fact that he is [...]

Maritime Areas Act to be Amended Pronto!

The Maritime Areas Act, once a divisive piece of legislation that caused a rift within the United Democratic Party almost three decades ago, will be revised in the days ahead.  [...]

Will Guatemala’s Disclosure be Made Public to Belize?

Will Guatemala’s disclosure relating to its claim over Belize be made public?  It’s a question that is at the forefront of the minds of many.  After all, Belizeans need to [...]

Successful I.C.J. Referendum Results is an Overwhelming YES Vote for Belize

Belize City comprises ten constituencies with the south side being a traditional stronghold for the U.D.P. and north side normally polling in for the P.U.P. at General Elections.  The battle [...]

Opposition Leader Speaks on Referendum Results

Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño released a pre-recorded statement today, following the outcome of Wednesday’s referendum. In a separate press release, Briceño first thanked Belizeans for being part of [...]

Guatemalan President Celebrates Belize’s Referendum Decision

This afternoon, the Guatemalan Government issued a recorded statement by President Jimmy Morales alongside his Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel. Morales celebrated Belize’s decision to take the territorial dispute to the [...]

Commonwealth Observer Group: Referendum was “Credible, Transparent and Inclusive’

The Commonwealth Observer Group is winding down its visit to Belize. The group was formed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

Names Not on the Voters’ List Was an Issue for Referendum Day

There were several issues raised with the Observer Group as matters of concern. Some potential voters were reportedly being denied the franchise as a result of the inability to produce [...]