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9th Amendment; constitutional change can no longer be challenged in Courts

A frightening constitutional amendment, the ninth such, was tabled in the House of Representatives this morning for a first reading.  It is by far, the most radical and far reaching [...]

Barrow resorts to nationalist fervor to support 9th Amendment

The amendment is a radical departure from the current Constitution and is likely to be the subject of heated debates and challenges in Courts by human rights advocates, the Bar [...]

Marcel Cardona wears hard hat to House in fear of being assaulted

Before the prime minister introduced the constitutional amendment, the House sitting opened with an unusual sight and it came from area rep, Marcel Cardona, who has been banished to a [...]

Viewers say preventative detention will rob Belizeans of their liberties

To close our poll for this week, the results show that sixty-three percent of our viewers say yes and thirty-seven percent say no to the question: Do you believe that [...]

Possible sale of B.S.I. to Banco Atlantida; Barrow and Briceño debate

A deal is being worked out with Banco Atlantida of Honduras to acquire controlling shares in Belize Sugar Industries at Tower Hill. The sale of the factory is under consideration [...]

P.M. awaiting consent from CFE officials for better deal on electricity provided to B.E.L.

Turning to electricity, a delegation of officials from the recent government-acquired Belize Electricity Limited met with senior executives of Comision Federal de Electricidad of Mexico to negotiate new terms of [...]

B.S.I. says measures being taken to counter sugar shortage

Earlier you heard the exchange in the House about Banco Atlantida’s proposal to buy majority shares in the Belize Sugar Industries that is cash strapped and unable to meet loan [...]

And reason for sugar smuggling? Cheaper price in Belize

The reason for the smuggling of sugar across the borders is because the sweet stuff is more expensive in the neighboring countries and offers agents a bigger profit margin. One [...]

2 men charged in connection with shooting of Belama police officer get bail

Two men who allegedly ambushed and shot a police officer in the Belama area are free to roam the streets tonight after being released on bail. Twenty-four year old Karim [...]

Phillip Palacio behind bars after accused of molesting a minor

A man, who has been accused of molesting a fifteen year old girl twice in four months, was sent off to the Central Prison today. Forty-four year old Phillip Palacio—not [...]

15 Belizean students receive scholarships from Mexico

Every year the biggest technical college in Mexico accepts students from Belize, who earn their degrees through scholarships provided by that country’s government. The selection process for 2011 was recently [...]

Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, new Secretary General of CARICOM

The CARICOM heads of government have finally selected a new Secretary General to replace Sir Edwin Carrington who vacated the post since last year. The new SG of the regional [...]

World Series of Poker Finalist, Bahdi Bounahra, returns to the Jewel

Earlier in the week we told you about Bahdi “Bob” Bounahra, the Belizean who made waves internationally at the World Series of Poker and secured a spot among the finest [...]

Youth consultation to derive National Youth Policy

The Ministry of Education and Youth hosted three hundred and ten young people from the Belize District at its Youth Consultation Forum. The event, which is a part of a [...]

Central American Volleyball Beach Championship games at the Marion Jones Stadium

The Central American Volleyball Beach Championship games got underway today. It is the second time that Belize is hosting the games that are being played at the Marion Jones stadium [...]

Safiyyah has a hotspot for your summer vacation

If you’re planning to spend your summer vacation in Belize, there are many hotels and resorts that offer the best rates, services and hospitality. Safiyyah this week stumbled into one [...]