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The Not So Bright Days of Dame Minita Gordon

Former Governor-General Doctor Dame Minita Gordon was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Lord Ridge Ceremony.  While her sendoff was stately, she was not always treated with the respect [...]

What About Cruise Tourism?

On Tuesday, the President of the Belize Hotel Association spoke off the underwhelming tourist arrivals following the airport’s reopening. While stakeholders are hoping that the cold weather in the North [...]

Minister of Home Affairs: Zero Tolerance Policy for Cops Involved in Drug Trade!

While those drugs weren’t linked to any individual, two cops Dion Bellini and Joel Cantun were both busted with weed in separate incidents in the north in less than a [...]

Police Minister says Witness Protection is Doable, but It Will Be Costly!

Some very promising news delivered by Minister Musa on Thursday was that the Witness Protection Programme is in the pipeline for Belize.  Last week, the U.S Embassy hosted the Government [...]

Dr. Dame Minita Gordon Laid to Rest at the Lord Ridge Cemetery

The principal streets of Belize City were lined with spectators this morning, as a funeral procession rarely seen in the history of the country made its way to the Lord [...]

A new S.I. is coming next month!

As for the Covid-19 regulations outlined in December’s Statutory Instrument, the Minister of Health had already confirmed that new regulations will be coming at the start of February. So, what [...]

Minister of Home Affairs fires back at the Opposition!

On the curfew topic, today, Minister Musa responded to the Opposition, the United Democratic Party, who issued a press release last week calling for a revision of the current health [...]

ComPol Chester Williams Explains Crime Figures

2020 saw a major reduction in crime across the country. The COVID-19 regulations played a major role in crime reduction; the Police Commissioner Chester Williams disagrees. He says that the [...]

Tourism Industry Still Trying to Recover

All eyes are on the North, not just for the major political changes but also for temperature drops. Tourism players are eyeing travel trends of Americans as the frigid winter [...]

Belize Travel Advisory: Availability of COVID-19 Testing for Travelers to the United States

And for Belizeans who are interested in travel to the United States. The U.S. Embassy issued its travel advisory detailing the new C.D.C.’s requirements for persons wanting to enter the [...]

Second Day of National Mourning: A Viewing at Government House

The heavy downpour over Belize City today made the second national day of mourning to honor Belize’s first Governor General feel even more somber.  The rains forced slight adjustments in [...]

Mike Bou-Nahra Explains the Sale of Mirab Building to P.U.C.

On Monday, we reported a leaked letter sent by the new Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission to attorney Andrew Marshalleck.  Chairman Molina is seeking legal advice regarding a sale [...]

Sold for $10.3M, But What Did P.U.C. Receive?

So what was included in the package that the P.U.C. purchased?  According to the businessman, the Mirab building, including the property it sits on, and an open lot adjacent to [...]

So Many Applications for Food Assistance, Not Enough Money

The Food Assistance Program, a merging of the Grocery Bag Program and the COVID Food Assistance, is whittling down in terms of the funds made available for the initiative to [...]

New COVID-19 Strain Found in Mexico; Czl Free Zone Reopens on Feb. 1st.

The Corozal Free Zone will reopen in less than two weeks on February first. There is a lot at stake with the reopening of the zone and serious preparations are [...]

New S.I. to be Passed by Month’s End

Meanwhile, the nationwide curfew from eight p.m. to five a.m. has been in effect since December twentieth of last year.  And in the Corozal and Orange Walk districts, the restrictions [...]

OW Mayoral Candidate Says COVID-19 Regulations Effective

One man who agreed with Health and Wellness Minister is the P.U.P. Orange Walk Mayoral Candidate, Ladrick “Madbull” Sheppard. He says the current quarantine regulations have proven useful as the [...]

Introducing the P.U.P.’s Mad Bull and His Fellow Councillor Candidates

The municipal election will be held on Wednesday, March third. Both major political parties have been working on finalizing their slates in each municipality. In Orange Walk, the P.U.P. selected [...]

P.U.P. Rejects Councilor Haresh Vaswani’s Application to Run

One man who didn’t make it on the P.U.P.’s Orange Walk slate is Haresh Vaswani.  He first joined the P.U.P. team in 2018; he was elected a councilor with five [...]

“Chips” Noralez Not Seeking Re-election

Here in Belize City, the final P.U.P. slate is still unknown.  Mayor Bernard Wagner has confirmed he will be seeking re-election, but it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be [...]

Will Elvia Vega Be P.U.P.’s Candidate for By-Election?

The by-election for the Corozal Bay constituency that was left vacant by the recent death of David “Dido” Vega will be held simultaneously with the municipal elections on March third.  [...]

A New Commissioner for Maya Land Rights Commission to be Named

The government will appoint a new commissioner to deal with the carrying out of the C.C.J.’s consent order regarding the issue of Maya land rights and the appellate court’s ruling [...]

UNICEF Donates Recreational Kits for Child Friendly Spaces Initiative

2020 proved to be a year of disasters, from multiple storms to the ongoing pandemic. And the trauma of all of it will remain etched in our minds.  UNICEF wants [...]

Three Days of Mourning Begins with Arrival of Late G.G.’s Body

Belize proudly received the body of its first Governor General this afternoon when it arrived at the P.G.I.A.  It was draped in the Belizean flag and met by a detail [...]

P.U.C. Buys Mirab’s Old Building for $10 Million; New Commissioners Want to Reverse Deal

The Public Utilities Commission bought the old Mirab building on North Front Street for ten point three million dollars in December 2019.  But since the purchase, the P.U.C. remains at [...]