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Final House Sitting for 2013: Opposition walks out

The House of Representatives met in its last session for 2013 today. On the agenda were two important bills and some minor house-cleaning issues. Now traditionally, this last meeting before [...]

While the N.T.U.C.B. is removed from the House

While the walkout by Opposition members ended the day, it wasn’t the first of the day. For weeks the N.T.U.C.B. has been agitating for the introduction of the Occupational Safety [...]

National Bank of Belize to offer commercial banking services

With the walkouts out of the way, we turn to some of the important matters which came out in today’s House sitting. First…the National Bank of Belize. It opened its [...]

Christmas Cheer Program…Barrow says no cash to be handed out

The Government of Belize’s Christmas Cheer Program has been the subject of much scrutiny of late, and some criticism, though that is directed more at the stated allocations and less [...]

P.M. lashes out at Opposition for criticizing allocations of Christmas Cheer

And with the nuts and bolts of the program out the way, the PM lashed out at the Opposition for daring to criticize the allocations of Christmas cheer. The People’s [...]

B.D.F. Staff Sergeant dies in traffic accident

The Belize Defense Force is mourning the death of one of its own following a traffic incident on the Phillip Goldson Highway in the wee hours of this morning. Forty [...]

Late evening traffic accident leaves several persons injured

A head-on collision between a Belize Waste Control garbage truck and a passenger bus near the Haulover Bridge this evening has resulted in the hospitalization of at least nine persons.  [...]

Jose Alpuche resigns as C.E.O. of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Jose Alpuche was back into the government service in March 2012 following the last general elections. Alpuche was named Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture [...]

Controversial amendment to the criminal code passed in the House

Today the bill to amend the Criminal Code of Belize, after a long and torturous journey, was read a second and third time and passed through the House of Representatives. [...]

3 immigration bills to deal with corruption in the department

And then it was on to the bills for amendments to the Immigration Act. The amendments are the results of the ongoing immigration scandal, measures proposed by Minister of Immigration [...]

Where in the world is Elvin Penner?

Where in Belize is former Minister of State Elvin Penner? Nobody’s sure, because the man who was in the center of the passport scandal has gone to ground. We know [...]

Cops get charged for shaking down Tyrell Hyde

On September eighth, Belmopan resident Tyrell Hyde was allegedly shaken down by Police officers who stopped and searched his vehicle. Hyde claimed that money was stolen from him, and then [...]

Audrey Matura-Shepherd, the new President of the CWU

The embattled Christian Workers Union, booted from the fold of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize in late October for failing to convene a meeting to elect executives, has [...]

Special CWU convention to be held to elect new officers

Outgoing president Antonio Gonzalez says he’s pleased that the membership of the union has chosen Matura-Shepherd, whom he believes will help to return the CWU to its glory days.  Similarly, [...]

Police arrest and charge one of its own for the aggravated assault of a minor

A police officer attached to the San Ignacio Police is tonight in big trouble following a report by a minor that he assaulted her. A fourteen year old student in [...]

More rains expected over the weekend and Belize City streets remain under water

It has been raining consistently for several weeks; in fact, it has been an above average rainy season with the measure of rainfall doubling in some areas. In the city, [...]

60 tablet computers for outstanding teachers and Digital Learning Center

On Wednesday, the government of Taiwan handed over three projects to the Ministry of Natural Resources; today it was the Ministry of Education that benefitted from Taiwan’s generosity. It received [...]

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and its indicators

Recent studies indicate that one in every ten children has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the United States.  This means that the children have difficulty executing tasks that require [...]