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Eamon Courtenay Responds to PM Barrow’s Letter

A lengthy two-page diatribe was released late on Thursday evening in which Prime Minister Dean Barrow took a number of swipes at Opposition Leader John Briceño in response to a [...]

Godwin Hulse Comments on Joshua Perdomo $40K Loan Write-off

The Perdomo loan write-off is not going to go away in time soon. Today, U.D.P. Senator for Government Business Godwin Hulse says that the forty thousand dollar loan does not [...]

Perdomo Family Making Arrangements to Settle Debt

Hulse reiterated the government’s position that the loan is six-year statute barred. According to him, cabinet sticks to the recommendation from the Attorney General.  But Hulse did let out that [...]

Where is the Senate Select Committee Report?

It has been almost two years since a series of public hearings were conducted by the Senate Special Select Committee into the findings of the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report [...]

No Politics in Stalling of Senate Report Says Committee Chair

In the absence of what many expected to be a timely report, there has been talk that completion and presentation of that document is deliberately being stalled for political reasons.  [...]

Why Were Brazilians Allowed to Leave without Investigation?

Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Hilberto Gallegos is behind bars for counterfeit U.S. dollars. The Mexican national was busted at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on October tenth with forty thousand, eight hundred [...]

Minister Hulse Tells U.S. Chargé d’Affaires How It Is!

Deborah Baptist Estrada is moving up to replace Diana Locke as the Director of Immigration. Estrada is being promoted from her post of Deputy Director of Nationality and Passport Department. [...]

Alyson Courtenay Formally Joins Legal Fraternity

A formal ceremony took place at the Supreme Court this morning. Alyson Courtenay, who is the youngest member of a family of distinguished attorneys, was called to the bar to [...]

Cultural Immersion Trends at the Annual Tourism Conference

Tourism numbers in the past three years have been showing double digit growth signalling that Belize is a top destination. Today, the Belize Tourism Board held a conference with the [...]

$27K for Cultural Development Projects

A third tranche of money from the Cultural Development Fund of the National Institute of Culture and History was disbursed today at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. The [...]

Belize Celebrates World Food Day

Today, Belize joined the international community in celebrating World Food Day. This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is focusing on the importance of healthy diets in tackling global [...]

Former Lands Minister Comments on Lots Sold by Belmopan CitCo

Earlier in the month, we reported on a hasty land transaction that raised several eyebrows. The Belmopan City Council de-reserved a large portion of land that had been designated for [...]

World Standards Day 2019 – A Look at Video & Standards in Belize

Today, the Belize Bureau of Standards held a session about standards for video. The event was held in light of World Standards Day 2019 under the theme, “Video Standards Create [...]

PM Barrow Takes Opposition Leader to Task

Tonight, the Prime Minister Dean Barrow is blasting the letter by Opposition Leader John Briceño, a day after Briceño wrote to him. That letter by Briceño, dated October fifteenth, was [...]

P.S.U.’s Deadline to Vacate HQ Fast Approaching

The Public Service Union is pressing ahead with a legal challenge to regain its former Hilltop headquarters in Belmopan. The P.S.U. has been issued a notice to vacate by Estevan [...]

Simplex Designs will Request Court Order if P.S.U. Refuses to Vacate

Perera says that if the deadline passes and the P.S.U. has not vacated the property, a court order will be pursued to have the union move out. According to Perera, [...]

Belama Phase Four Land Remains Unresolved

The dispute between several families and businessman Alex Chang over six acres of land in Belama Phase Four, Belize City,  remains unresolved. Chang through attorney Brandon Usher of Williams Law [...]

Stakeholders Meet on State of Transportation Industry

Since enacting a statutory instrument on September fourth, government, as well as stakeholders in the public transportation sector, have been monitoring developments within the industry where Guatemalan and Mexican buses [...]

S.I. on Transportation is Revised

According to AG Peyrefitte, the statutory instrument has since been amended to reflect additional changes.  The revised S.I., he says, has been forwarded to Transport Minister Edmond Castro.   Michael [...]

Philip Willoughby Host Land Consultation for Port Loyola Residents

The long lines and the slow process at the Lands Department are well known to persons who have to head to the capital to work out land issues.  So now, [...]

Consultation of Production of Industrial Hemp to be Held

Philip Willoughby also wants to host a consultation on the production of industrial hemp. Willoughby says he is in contact with respective ministries and representatives to have the consultation held [...]

The Belize District Winners of the 2019 Father Marion Ganey Primary School Quiz Competition

Schools in the Belize District took part in the revived Father Marion Ganey Primary School Quiz Competition. The two winning students are from Hattieville and Belize City.  The pair will [...]

“Local Service; Global Reach” on International Credit Union Day

Every year, the third Thursday in the month of October is celebrated worldwide as International Credit Union Day. Credit Unions around the globe organized a range of activities today to [...]

Credit Unions to Soon Connect to the National Payment System

But with a collective membership of almost half the country’s population, what is the future of the credit union movement in terms of the services it offers to its member-owners? [...]

Opposition Leader Reveals the Whereabouts of Joshua Perdomo

The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño is ramping up pressure in respect of a write-off of a loan of forty-thousand plus dollars to the son of the Cabinet Secretary. [...]