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P.M. discloses windfall tax agreement with B.N.E.

In April, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that his government would seek to institute a windfall tax on the oil industry in light of the internationally skyrocketing fuel prices, and [...]

Oil producers give their take on the agreements

There was a lot of back and forth between G.O.B. and the oil producers to get to today’s press conference, with both parties pulling out all the cards to get [...]

Barrow seeks quick House approval of the taxes

Barrow is hoping to institute the windfall tax as soon as possible to meet his budget projections, and plans to present legislation to the House soon enough. This morning the [...]

G.O.B. has to cough up 9 million for NEWCO settlement

The revenue from the windfall tax is good news for government and, according to Barrow, will assist in meeting the country’s external debt and other government programmes. But one of [...]

Belize Bank challenges Appeal Board

The constitutional case brought by the Belize Bank against the Government got underway this afternoon before Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh. The Bank is challenging the composition and constitutionality of the [...]

Detained Belizeans in Chetumal may face charges at home

There’s more bad news for the Belizean security guards and their employer detained in Chetumal for the weekend shoot-out at the Las Vegas casino at the northern border. There is [...]

P.M. Barrow comments on ousting of Consul

And while the Belizeans are in the custody of Mexican authorities in a sensitive case that could be protracted, there is another crisis brewing on the diplomatic front. With the [...]

Immigration officer charged with Evasion of Customs Duties

The case involving an immigration officer who allegedly facilitated the entry of undeclared U.S. currency came up this morning at the Magistrates’ Court. The officer, twenty nine year old Maria [...]

Cousins charged with murder of Mahogany Heights man

Two cousins, who have been accused of the murder of a Mahogany Heights man, were taken to court this morning. The two, twenty-four year old Kenrick Parham and eighteen year [...]

Police confirm Honduran was murdered in Placencia

Police have confirmed that a Honduran national whose body was found in the waters of the Placencia Peninsula, was indeed murdered. A post mortem examination conducted on the body of [...]

Newly refurbished airstrip in Corozal

If you are traveling north by air, you will be impressed by the improvements to the airstrip which was opened today with much fanfare. Jose Sanchez has a report of [...]

Fishermen and Port Authority clash over removal of vessels

There was plenty drama today at the swing bridge area when Belize Port Authority personnel physically moved some of the boats docked in the river behind the Commercial Centre. The [...]