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PM Barrow Responds to Allegations made by Leader of the Opposition

In his New Year’s Day address, the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño made bold allegations that cabinet ministers were complicit in the landing of drug planes which in 2019 [...]

Equal Opportunity Bill Consultation Heads South

A public consultation led by the National AIDS Commission and the Ministry of Human Development is underway at the SJC Auditorium tonight where the topic of discussion continues to be [...]

Choice Bank Limited Gets a New Liquidator

Julian Murillo is the new liquidator for Choice Bank Limited. On Wednesday the Central Bank of Belize announced Murillo’s appointment and if the name sounds familiar, that’s because Murillo is [...]

PM Addresses the Lev Dermen Debacle and his Administration

Accused Armenian/American fraudster Lev Dermen is sitting in a prison cell in Utah for having allegedly participated in defrauding the United States government of over half a billion dollars.  His [...]

PM Says Any Guilty Party will be Fired from Cabinet

PM Barrow went around the Cabinet Room on Tuesday asking each member in attendance whether they accepted monies from Dermen during the period in question, transactions that go as far [...]

Is PM Barrow Satisfied with Cabinet Ministers’ Responses?

We asked the PM if he was satisfied with the responses given by members of his cabinet and if he was prepared to launch an investigation ahead of the testimony [...]

How Will Dermen Scandal Affect U.D.P. Leadership Convention?

The leadership convention for the United Democratic Party is less than a month away and the Dermen scandal is a raging fire that the Barrow administration is desperately trying to [...]

Opposition Leader Demands that PM Barrow Fires Ministers Involved

Three hours prior to the Prime Minister’s conference, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño hosted his own press conference, calling on PM Barrow to take immediate and swift action against [...]

Leader of Opposition: “It is time to send a strong message”

Lev Dermen received Belizean nationality in 2013 under his past name, Levon Termendzhyan. It is not certain if he obtained a passport since none was found prior, but a Special [...]

PM Barrow to P.U.P. Leader: “Blah Blah Blah”

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also took a jab at the Leader of the Opposition for seeking disclosure on the involvement of two ministers.  Barrow read parts of the P.U.P.’s press [...]

A Solemn Promise to Resign if Leader-elect is Proven to Have Accepted Dermen Monies

Going back to the possible consequences of either of the two leadership aspirants being found to have collected bribes from Dermen, PM Barrow says that should the convention proceed before [...]

John Saldivar Issues a Release on Dermen Scandal

The minister, whose name has been swirling in this scandal, issued a statement today. John Saldivar confirms he met Lev Dermen in 2013 and last saw him sometime in early [...]

DPM Patrick Faber Issues Release on Lev Dermen

Late this evening, DPM Patrick Faber posted on his Facebook saying he has had no relationship with Levon Dermen, that he did not make any request for him to be [...]

Did Danny Mason Give Patrick Faber $250K?

Aside from the Lev Dermen sandal, there is the saga of the convicted murderer, William Danny Mason.  The Prime Minister was asked if there was evidence that Mason gave the [...]

Godwin Hulse: Lev Dermen is Not a Belizean

As you heard earlier, Prime Minister says there is no evidence yet to tie any member of cabinet or any other government official to the alleged bribery involving Lev Dermen. [...]

Godwin Hulse: Immigration Processing is ‘Inviolable’

Last week, U.D.P. standard bearer Dianne Finnegan collected documents from hundreds of immigrants at her political office on Partridge Street in the Lake Independence division of Belize City. She claimed [...]

Will Chief Justice’s Contract be Extended?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also took questions on a number of other issues aside from the Lev Dermen scandal at his press conference. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin reaches retirement age [...]

PM says Bar’s Boycott was “Not a Very Successful One”

The Chief Justice is facing serious complaints lodged by the Bar Association. One of the chief complaints is the delay in the delivery of judgments as well as the exclusion [...]

Prime Minister Shocked that Chamber’s Request not Fulfilled

Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that he is surprised that the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has not received documents it had requested.  The request was in respect to [...]

Belize Network of N.G.O.s Awarded 27K USD

The Belize Network of N.G.O.s received twenty-seven thousand U.S. dollars to fund an exercise that will strengthen civil society organizations to promote good governance and accountability.  The donation is made [...]

Emergent Corp & BAPDA Awarded Micro Grants

Two other local organizations also received funding through the Belize Association of Planners and Research Triangle International micro grants. The Emergent Corp and the Belize Association of Persons with Diverse [...]

Dara Gets Help!

Businessman and politician Lee Mark Chang came up big for Dara’s Feeding Programme. Today, Chang presented a thousand dollar check to the grassroots initiative that feeds about fifty underprivileged school [...]

Hundreds of Immigrants Converge on Swift Hall; Minister Bev a No-Show

Swift Hall in Belize City was overflowing on Monday night in the mad rush by immigrants to acquire Belizean nationality.  The Minister of State for Immigration Beverly Williams was not [...]

Will the Immigration Department Accept Documents Collected by Dianne Finnegan?

Immigration C.E.O. Edmond Zuniga was also quizzed about the vast amount of documents that were collected at Finnegan’s political office over the course of last week. He did not confirm [...]

Who is Lev Aslan Dermen? Which U.D.P. Minister Did He Bribe?

A storm is brewing in the ruling United Democratic Party ahead of its national convention in February. This on the heels of the release of U.S. court documents of a [...]