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Director of Health Services wasn’t consulted about appointment of Contreras

Danini Contreras – the young lady from Benque has come under very intense scrutiny after she was appointed to the newly created post of Drug Inspectorate Director and today per [...]

Novice Director authorized to approve entry of pharmaceuticals

News Five confirmed on Tuesday that newcomer Contreras is now also authorized to approve the entry of pharmaceuticals through Customs. That decision was taken by C.E.O. in the Ministry of [...]

Health C.E.O. Peter Allen downplays Contreras’ powers

As we told you, Contreras is now authorized to approve the entry of pharmaceuticals through Customs. That has raised all sorts of unpleasant speculation. Minister Erwin Contreras is considered a [...]

Are things cosier at the Ministry of Health?

Aside from authorization to Danini Contreras, Ministry of Health C.E.O. Peter Allen has also issued authority to two others to approve entry of medical supplies through Customs. As we’ve also [...]

Will pharmaceutical debacle result in legal dispute?

With all that out of the way, we can get to the matter of the Public Service Union, which has declared the Danini Contreras appointment as an essential services dispute. [...]

US Capital granted extension to drill in the Sarstoon-Temash

A delegation of elders from several villages comprising the buffer communities of the Sarstoon-Temash National Park is set to conduct an assessment of oil drilling activities taking place within the [...]

Toddlers after drinking insecticide

An Orange Walk mother’s worst fear was realized today when her infant child ingested a fatal dose of insecticide.  This morning, sometime around ten-thirty, two-year-old Gutige Usher was outside playing [...]

10 months later, lawsuit brought against K.H.M.H. for dead babies

Five of thirteen mothers are taking legal action against the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for negligence. An attorney has filed a claim against the hospital for the deaths which occurred [...]

Attorney speak on roadblocks in private prosecution of Elvin Penner

Attorney Kareem Musa is also representing the grassroots organization, COLA    in a private prosecution of former minister Elvin Penner who illegally issued a passport to a South Korean fugitive who [...]

Has NCL signed environmental compliance plan with D.O.E.?

The battle between the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Government of Belize over the construction of a proposed port of call at Harvest Caye will imminently [...]

C.E.O. Mike Singh’s inflammatory statements on Facebook

According to Krohn, while the fifty million U.S. dollar project is unwarranted, it is largely the brainchild of former C.E.O. in the Ministry of Tourism, Mike Singh.  Singh, who is [...]

Coye Family files for release of assets

The Coye Family was back again in court this morning because even though they were exonerated of a money laundering charge, their assets remain frozen. In a raid of their [...]

Coye Family Attorney gives update on challenge of unpaid taxes

The FIU had indicated that it would appeal the ruling of the Appellate Court. But the forty-two days in which that leave of appeal would have had to been made [...]

Cost of living up according to Consumer Price Index

The consumer price index for March, a government-issued list of the retail prices of basic household goods and services, has been released by the Statistical Institute of Belize.  There has [...]

Kareem Musa, P.U.P. standard-bearer for Caribbean Shores

Earlier in the newscast, you heard Attorney Kareem Musa defending five mothers who have been aggrieved by the death of their newborns. Well, Musa also confirmed that he has thrown [...]

Threatening words lands woman in court

A woman, who allegedly made threats against another woman to allegedly set her house on fire with all her family members inside, was before the court today to answer to [...]

Belize High School wins Coalition’s oil debate

Oil drilling is a hot button issue. As it stands, SATIIM is fighting tooth and nail against US Capital Energy for drilling operations within the Sarstoon Temash National Park and [...]

Matron Roberts stands out as the number one NHI provider

Today, the Ministry of Health held a special ceremony to acknowledge the efforts of the administration and staff of the Matron Roberts Polyclinic Two. That’s because the facility, which consistently [...]

National Song Competition launched

It’s that time again….the National Institute of Culture and History, through the National Celebrations Commission, is launching its annual national song competition. In 2014, however, the commission is for the [...]

Princess Hotel rebrands as Ramada

The Princess Hotel is now formally the Ramada Belize City Princess. The announcement was made by new General Manager Erol Olcan this morning, during a media breakfast at the hotel. [...]

Raul Magaña Jr. recounts the harrowing ordeal of losing his wife and son

The frightening ordeal of surviving a fatal road traffic accident and witnessing the horrific deaths of a wife and son are vivid memories which, sadly, thirty-five-year-old Raul Magana Junior will [...]

Police van, carrying prisoners, crashes on the Phillip Goldson Highway

Around nine a.m. this morning, less than a mile away from where the tragic accident involving the Magaña family occurred, there was yet another traffic mishap. Emerson Michael says that [...]

US Capital permit expires on Wednesday, but attorney says deadline has been waived

On Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that government would not enforce the deadline for U.S. Capital’s existing permit to conduct exploratory work within the Sarstoon-Temash National Park.  [...]

Former Alcalde removed based on Maya customary law

Executive Director Greg Ch’oc has offered comment on Makin’s abrupt removal.  The former Alcalde reportedly signed a document stating that the village of Conejo, one of five buffer communities surrounding [...]

Religious persecution in Mennonite community sparks violence

The community of Shipyard in the Orange Walk district is home to thirty-five hundred Mennonites. They’re generally considered a peaceful, hardworking, quiet people. Their homes, farmlands and industrial sites are [...]