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House votes for 5.5 % increase in Telecom Tax

Today’s meeting of the House concluded early in the afternoon. It was a full house except for two members from the opposition side. The debate was not extensive, perhaps because [...]

P.M. says D.F.C. bill will resuscitate the agency

One of the new bills introduced in the House today was the Development Finance Corporation Bill. G.O.B. is seeking to repeal the old act and make what it says will [...]

G.O.B. on the defensive about I.C.J.

The government continues to find itself on the defensive in regards to the Guatemalan claim to Belize and the path to the I.C.J. And when the House opened this morning, [...]

Briceño sees excessive control in changes to City/Town Council Acts

Getting second readings today were bills to amend the Belize City Council Act, the Belmopan City Council Act, and the Town Council Act… all in an effort to improve the [...]

Albert Street vendors will be relocated to Battle Field Park

Government is tightening legislation on the municipal bodies but the work of the council in the city is coming up short. We’ve been promised that the paving of Albert and [...]

Jaguar Paw shuts out Cruise Solutions

It’s located about a forty minute drive from Belize City on the Western Highway and it offers tourists options of cave-tubing and zip-lining adventures. But even though this is the [...]

Proposed increase in real estate tax pulled back

At today’s House meeting, an amendment tagged to the Income and Business Tax Bill which involves Real Estate was withdrawn and the tax will remain at fifteen percent. Prime Minister [...]

St John’s Vianney jacked overnight

Schools around the country are preparing to recess for the end of year holidays and the kids are in a festive mood. But that is not the case for St. [...]

Latest home invasion on the Western Highway…

There is a new case of home invasion to report and last night the home of Carlson Reneau, who lives on the Western Highway was targeted by thieves. The forty-two [...]

… And San Ignacio shopkeeper, customer are held up

Earlier we reported of burglaries in schools and in homes, and in the Cayo District, the owner of City Store in San Ignacio Town and one of his customers were [...]

Two appear in court for bullet proof vest

And in news from the courts, a bullet proof vest may not sound like much but it is enough for two men to spend Christmas and the New Year behind [...]

Duo will spend holidays behind bars for jacking beach cruiser

And in other news from the courts, twenty-nine year old Leroy “Red Ants” Rhaburn and twenty-two year old Steven Sharp were both charged with Theft and Handling Stolen Goods in [...]

Six guns missing from Customs storeroom

The Customs Department and police are conducting an intense investigation to determine how six guns that were imported into the country went missing from the storage room where they are [...]

Police offer tips to keep safe for Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of joy for families. It is the time of year when many businesses have a surge in sales. Unfortunately it is also the time [...]

Salvation Army and Helpage hold Christmas parties

‘Tis the season for sharing and today the Salvation Army displayed that spirit when they invited seven hundred underprivileged children from schools all across Belize City to their annual Christmas [...]

Healthy Living: Good cholesterol vs. bad cholesterol

It’s a condition that creeps up over time and can be deadly, many times without warning. But as experts advise, there are two types of cholesterol – the good and [...]