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100 Million Dollar Loan to be Administered by Taiwanese Company in Guatemala

Government’s fifty million U.S.-dollar loan from Taiwan to upgrade the Sarteneja Road will be administered through a Taiwanese company in Guatemala.  It’s an interesting bit of information revealed during Friday’s [...]

Julius Raises Proposed Port of Belize Expansion in House Meeting

The Port of Belize Limited is looking to expand its operations and its principals have put together a presentation to be made before Cabinet’s investment subcommittee in the days ahead.  [...]

PM Barrow Responds to Julius on PBL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in responding to Espat, admits that while Waterloo has written to government informing of its intention to expand its docking facilities at the Port of Belize, [...]

G.O.B. Approves CitCo’s Municipal Paper

The Belize City Council, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner, has gotten government’s approval for a municipal paper; a means of short-term financing that is useful in improving CitCo’s cash management [...]

Kareem and PM Barrow Trade Barbs on Ageing

Friday’s house meeting wasn’t without its share of banter and potshots.  While there were a number of heated exchanges across the floor, the funniest tit-for-tat came by way of Caribbean [...]

A National Gas Company This Way Comes

The House of Representatives met today in a special sitting during which several bills, including the Belize City Council (Municipal Paper) and the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Project, were brought [...]

National Gas Company is Color Blind – PM Barrow

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the idea of forming a public/private partnership goes beyond party lines since a majority of those who make up the board, as well as [...]

Corozal/Sarteneja Road to be Resurfaced with $100 Million Taiwanese Loan

The much needed upgrading of the Corozal/Sarteneja Road, as well as the construction of the Pueblo Nuevo and Laguna Seca bridges, will be done using a loan of fifty million [...]

Cordel Hyde Rails Against Proposed Use of Taiwanese Loan

Vocal in his objection to how these monies will be spent, in the absence of a contractor general, is Lake-I area rep Cordel Hyde.  Not only is he apprehensive that [...]

PM Barrow Weighs in on Kareem Musa’s China Visit

Kareem Musa’s visit to Mainland China two weeks ago is still the subject of much debate in political circles across the country.  While it may have died down in the [...]

You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It

In forming an alliance with Taiwan, Mainland China officially severed ties with Belize, and despite the notion of being diplomatically cordial with both nations, PM Barrow says you can’t have [...]

Heredia Mum on his Leadership Pick

As we reported earlier this week, the United Democratic Party is hosting its National Leadership Convention on February ninth, 2020. It’s less than six months away and the two candidates [...]

U.D.P. Sets Date for National Party Leadership Convention

The United Democratic Party has set a date for its National Leadership Convention. That date is Sunday, February ninth, 2020, five months from now.  The date was announced during the [...]

Kareem Musa Explains Selection of Delegates for China Visit

A delegation of Belizean politicians, including Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa and Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, returned from a visit to Mainland China over the weekend.  While they may [...]

“I would have gone regardless…” – Kareem Musa

When asked if he would have accepted the offer to travel to China, considering the storm that it has since created, Musa did not shy away from reaffirming his position [...]

U.D.P.: Kareem Musa’s Visit to China Borders Betrayal of the National Interest

The governing party this afternoon sent out a release making assertions that the visit by the parliamentarian and delegation was a ploy by the People’s United Party to bolster its [...]

P.U.P. Demands Answers on a Grant of $1.6 Million from N.H.I. Funds

The matter of N.H.I. funds for the construction of a one point six million-dollar Central Medical Stores Building in Belmopan is still in the news tonight. Last Friday, different explanations [...]

Gaspar Vega Emerges for Village Council Elections

The once powerful Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources has been keeping a low profile.  Gaspar Vega has missed countless meetings of the House of Representatives on behalf [...]

Village Council Elections Get Heated in Cayo; P.U.P. Standard Bearer Charged

Round five of the village council elections took place in four districts: Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize and Cayo, where sparks flew among opposing party supporters and candidates.  The People’s United [...]

P.U.P. Says F.I.U.’s Explanation is Bogus!

The P.U.P. has fired off a press release highly critical of the Financial Intelligence Unit, following the issuance of a statement today.  The P.U.P. condemns the F.I.U.’s attempt to extricate [...]

P.U.P. Blasts PM Barrow Over Sanctuary Bay Scandal

The Sanctuary Bay scam is back in the news tonight. First, there is a response from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission which tells News Five that the matter is still [...]

2011 G.O.B. Memo Shows Concessions Afforded to Sanctuary Bay

In November 2012, former C.E.O. in the Ministry of Trade and Investment, Mike Singh, told the Sanctuary Bay investors that the Belizean government stood committed to help develop the project. [...]

F.I.U. Speaks On Sanctuary Bay Land Scam; P.U.P. Calls for the Removal of Joy Grant

In the multitude of documents, the F.T.C. points out that the Financial Intelligence Unit was warned by then Central Bank Governor Glen Ysaguirre, via email, of an ongoing investigation into [...]

Opposition Party Defends the Fourth Estate

The allegations made by the Federal Trade Commission against Prime Minister Dean Barrow are so damning that the Prime Minister hired his law firm, Barrow and Williams, to warn that [...]

PM Threatens Lawsuit against P.U.P.’s Vaughn Gill

And the Prime Minister has made good on his warning.  Barrow and Williams has written Vaughn Gill, host of the P.U.P.’s media organ Positive Vibes Radio.  The letter speaks of [...]