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Prime Minister responds to concerns about the investigation into passport scandal

The House of Representatives met today in Belmopan where a number of laws, including the High Seas Fishing and Medical Practice bills, were tabled.  The introduction of the former legislation [...]

Nationality section exempted from inquiry; P.M. explains

According to the prime minister, the inquiry cannot focus on the nationality section of the department since it is the minister’s signature that was affixed to the document.   Prime [...]

Fonseca says PM is responsible for issue at Immigration and Nationality Department

Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca, in raising the matter, says that responsibility for what has transpired falls squarely at the feet of Prime Minister Barrow since he appointed Penner [...]

Angry protestors take on Belmopan for anti-corruption march

The last demonstration on Independence Hill in Belmopan was held in February, so it’s safe to say that in light of the recent controversies one was overdue. There have been [...]

P.M. versus Orange Walk mayor; Barrow says ministry not responsible for frozen accounts

On Thursday, the Belize Bank froze the accounts of the Orange Walk Town Council, bringing its daily operations to a screeching halt. The issue is an overdraft facility acquired and [...]

Mayor Bernard says PM’s personal attack on him unwarranted

The Prime Minister also punctuated his tongue-lashing of the Orange Walk Town Council with a personal jab at Mayor Kevin Bernard. In questioning the managing of the town’s finances by [...]

Castro gets a touch of woman fum fum

While former Minister of State Elvin Penner was nowhere to be seen today, his colleague Edmund Castro took his usual seat in the House. Castro has thus far escaped official [...]

Repeat sex offender back before the courts

Fifty-two-year-old Michael Davis, a deacon of Crooked Tree Village, is back in prison after being accused of committing a sexual offense against a minor.  According to the teenager, in July [...]

Employing a pair of immigrants without valid permits can land you before the court

Chinese national, twenty-three year-old Jing Mao Tan, proprietor of Lucky King Noodles Factory, was arraigned in the magistrates’ court this morning after being busted for employing a pair of immigrants [...]

A bill to update criminal code for sexual offences against children

As we reported earlier, the House meeting today saw both sides of the floor trading barbs over the passport scandal, which has seen the Minister of State, Elvin Penner fired [...]

Paint Belize Pink for Cancer

Paint Belize Pink….it’s the name of a new campaign by the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children. With the month of October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness [...]

DFC celebrates 50th anniversary

The Development Finance Corporation is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Established in 1963, the DFC is a lending organization that provides loans for agriculture, housing, education and tourism. And today, at [...]

Mega Bingo is back…

The Mega Bingo Game Show is back… After almost a year of being on indefinite hiatus, following the broad daylight murder of its owner, Alfred Schakron, on Coney Drive in [...]