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Gino Peck fined for firearm conviction

Corporal Gino Peck will serve no jail time after he was convicted of possessing prohibited and unlicensed ammunition. Instead, the veteran officer, with twenty-three years of service under his belt, [...]

Constitutional provision provided Peck the mercy he sought

As we told you earlier, things didn’t look bright for Peck this morning, prior to sentencing. Because of the conviction under the Firearms Act, the hands of the Magistrate were [...]

A constitutional motion addressing mandatory imprisonment for firearm offences

There was other big news coming out of the Gino Peck sentencing trial today. Much of the fire and fury outside the courtroom, and indeed in past weeks, has been [...]

Crooked Tree Resident killed and 8 others injured in boating accident on lagoon

While the Peck family has reason to celebrate, tragedy struck the Gentle family of Crooked Tree early this morning. Because of flood waters that have not totally receded, the causeway [...]

Edmond Castro says assistance to be provided for affected families

In the aftermath of the accident, the Ministry of Education sent out counselors to the village to assess and render psychological assistance to the many persons who were left traumatized [...]

A gruesome murder in Sittee River; a mother is raped and killed

There was a gruesome murder overnight in the Stann Creek District. A woman from Sittee River in the south was sexually abused and then murdered. Ana Foster left her house [...]

Teachers march on Punta Gorda

On Thursday, teachers marched in Dangriga, and today the B.N.T.U. movement moved to the deep-south – Punta Gorda. This is the sixth and final rally planned by the union as [...]

Labour Commissioner intervenes; 36 Security Officers granted a reprieve

President of the Christian Workers Union Audrey Matura-Shepherd has won her first major victory in that post. On Tuesday, we told you about the thirty-six City Council security personnel whose [...]

Water rates to increase by 6%

Brace up because as of the beginning of the upcoming fiscal year, water rates will see an estimated six and a half percent increase in the cost per gallon. The [...]

N.T.U.C.B. keeping an eye on the passport and visa scandal

Even as the Occupational Health and Safety Bill was been on the front burner for the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, the union today issued a release on another [...]

Leader of the Opposition supports the appointment of a 13th Senator

Government this week named former FIU director, attorney Marilyn Williams, as chair of the Integrity Commission, four years after the commission last met. But there is another appointment in law [...]

Area Rep says monies committed to upgrades in Belize Rural North

Earlier we told you of the boating accident on the Crooked Tree Lagoon that took the life of twenty year old Benjamin Gentle Junior. The flooding of the lagoon is [...]

An encore presentation of “Nowhere to Fly – Gangs and Boys”

A play entitled “Nowhere to Fly – Gangs and Boys” is a recent project by RESTORE Belize with a message intended to curb crime in the Old Capital. Today, the [...]

B.N.T.U. shows muscle in the Culture Capital

The Belize National Teachers Union showed muscle today in Dangriga. The teachers of the south want their salary adjustment…they want to be respected…they want better working conditions and they want [...]

B.N.T.U. National President says salary adjustments and increment are different things

As we told you, Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with the joint union negotiating team in Belmopan today. Since he has already said as much in an unofficial but public [...]

Leader of the Opposition supports and respects teachers

As you heard, the message of the teachers was trumpeted in Dangriga. And if there is strength in numbers, then the teachers showed muscle today. There is also support for [...]

COLA comes out support of Convicted Cop, Gino Peck

Police officer Gino Peck will be sentenced on Friday and his attorney Simeon Sampson is preparing to immediately mount an appeal to his sentence for ammunition offenses. Peck has the [...]

Francis Fonseca speaks on the divide between Police Dept., GSU & Office of D.P.P.

The introduction of the Firearm Act back in June 2008 attracted opposition in many quarters because it was considered draconian. The legislation says that anyone found in a house or [...]

City Hall lets go thirty-six security workers; the CWU takes up their cause

In mid-December, firebrand attorney Audrey Matura-Shepherd was named President of the controversial Christian Workers Union, and little over a month after she is facing her first challenge. That’s because the [...]

Opposition says government is in crisis and it is ready for elections

The Leader of the Opposition touched on a number of issues of national importance when we spoke with him this morning. Francis Fonseca minced no words as it pertains to [...]

Trial on the murder of Aubrey Lopez before the courts

On May twelfth 2010 popular basket-baller Aubrey Lopez was abducted and then brutally murdered, shot in the head and then pushed from his own car in Belize City. Five days [...]

Works on Dangriga marketplace to resume using monies for road works

In September 2013, the Dangriga Market, a significant part of the Municipal Development Plan, was brought to a screeching halt by the combination of an allegedly incompetent contractor and corruption [...]

A new chair of the Integrity Commission after 4 years

There has not been a functioning Integrity Commission for years even though by law, the government must establish a Commission. In fact, the last recorded meeting of the Commission was [...]

Opposition Leader calls for an independent audit of Airports Authority accounts

The Board of the Belize Airport Authority has been asked to resign en masse by Cabinet in the wake of the Castro cheque scandal and from what we know at [...]

Corruption; teachers say they want real reform…

This morning teachers marched in Dangriga, and they say the march is also against corruption in government. That particular topic has grown wings lately with the revelations coming out of [...]