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P.U.P. walks out on nationalization house debate

In a matter of hours today, government passed new legislation to re-nationalize Belize Telemedia Limited. The controversial move was coupled with the pronouncement that Government would go further by seeking [...]

Prime Minister ‘fixes’ law to hopefully legalize nationalization

But back to the business of the day; Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in his opening speech, admitted that the three Court of Appeals Judges declared that the nationalization law that [...]

Will new bill reinforce right to Appeals Court enforcement on Telemedia

The new law would have to be tested once again in the court, adding to the growing number of legal challenges and proceedings that will have to be paid for [...]

Government intends to control water, electricity and telecommunications

The Prime Minister spoke at length of what the government would do about the country’s utility companies. In a bold statement, the PM made it clear that his vision for [...]

But does GOB control include BECOL and SMART?

But Belize Electricity Limited, Telemedia, and Belize Water Services Limited are not the only utility providers. There is also SMART, the second telecommunications company and BECOL which, according to B.E.L.’s [...]

Prime Minister speaks about Chamber of Commerce’s behavior

As you know, from very early the Chamber of Commerce took a position in respect of the process used for government’s acquisition of private property. They have raised the question [...]

PM breaks down the elements of Public Purpose for Telemedia

The Prime Minister went at lengths to explain that the bill would fix defects in the 2009 acquisition law. The Court of Appeal found that government did not provide evidence [...]

Attorney for Dean Boyce projects further litigation

The new legislation does not yet have wide circulation. News Five spoke via phone to Godfrey Smith, attorney for Dean Boyce, who represents the Trusts that had majority shares in [...]

Resident of St. Matthews Village bludgeoned to death

Just before dark on Sunday, a resident of St. Matthews Village was bludgeoned to death. Orlando Rodriguez went to Frank’s Eddy Village to buy food when his troubles began. At [...]

Brian Vasquez charged for attempted rape

In Magistrate Court today, three charges were read to nineteen year old Brian Vasquez who is accused of breaking into a house in Southside Belize City and trying to rape [...]

Family of 9 including children face ammunition charges

A family of nine, including three minors, was trooped to the Magistrate’s Court today where they appeared before Magistrate Aretha Ford to face ammunition related charges following the discovery of [...]

Gang Suppression Unit represses alleged drug dealers

The officers of the Gang Suppression Unit were in training for the past two weeks, but operations resumed over the past weekend. A search was conducted at the residence of [...]

Marcel Cardona, unaffiliated, but challenges government

Now back to today’s House sitting. Marcel Cardona, the area representative for Orange Walk East, made a second appearance since he was dumped by the U.D.P. There was little debate [...]

British firm’s poll shows 62% against nationalization

While Cardona abstained from the vote, there are results to a snap poll conducted over the past weekend by a British firm. A total of one hundred and fifty persons—eighty [...]

Supporters of U.D.P. rally in the capital

Last week, leading up to today’s sitting, the government made the point on the airwaves that it had the people’s support to re-acquire Telemedia and toward the end of the [...]

Junior Heredia amongst those in defiance of tint law

The following wasn’t a topic at today’s special sitting of the house, but it was worth some discussion with the Prime Minister.  The tinting law was scheduled to come into [...]

Teaching health and family life education

QUADS and the U.S Peace Corps are hosting a workshop on teaching Health and Family Life Education (HFLE). The workshop, which is being done in two phases, is seeking to [...]

It’s fun to stay at the YWCA Summer Camp

With less than two weeks into the summer holiday, a number of students are signing up for summer camps. The annual YWCA Summer Camp started today and there are spaces [...]

Edmund Castro wins U.D.P. Convention

Area Representative for Belize Rural North, Edmund “Clear the Land” Castro has been a lightening rod since he was elected in 2008. His office was broken into, a decapitated hog’s [...]

James Adderley’s sizzling Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley, welcome to this portion of Sports Monday. Week five of the Belize Bank’s Super League playoffs brought a further tightening of the screws inside the [...]