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Settlement of B.T.L. Nationalization Goes Before House of Representatives

The House of Representatives met in special sitting today. There were two main issues on the agenda—the passing of the Vesting Act relating to the sale of FCIB to Heritage [...]

P.M. Divulges Settlement Figures with Ashcroft Group

Against that backdrop, the PM also got into more detail on the financial aspect of the settlement package between G.O.B. and the Ashcroft Group. As a first payment, the agreement [...]

Leader of Opposition Finds Fault with G.O.B. Settlement, Blames P.M.’s Arrogance

Those figures aren’t sitting well with the Opposition People’s United Party, which doesn’t share G.O.B.’s triumphal touting of the settlement with the Ashcroft Group. Fonseca says that the only reason [...]

P.U.P. Can’t Support Vesting Bill with Employees on the Chopping Block

Also on the agenda today was the vesting bill, which will facilitate the sale of First Caribbean International Bank assets to Heritage Bank. While the transaction is a private one [...]

Mesop Area Rep Says G.O.B. has Nothing to do with FCIB Employees

Since Fonseca was demanding answers, the Mesopotamia Area Representative decided to give him some, in his own ‘special’ style. According to Michael Finnegan, G.O.B. has absolutely nothing to do with [...]

Said Musa Says Government is Mishandling FCIB Situation

Not surprisingly, former Prime Minister and Fort George Area Rep., Said Musa, disagreed with that position by G.O.B. He claims that the entire situation has been mishandled because of government’s [...]

…No Commencement Date has been Written into Vesting Act

The Prime Minister has come under fire for proceeding with the vesting act while the employees at the FCIB are still trying to negotiate an exit package. But he says [...]

CWU President Responds to P.M.’s Criticism on Collective Bargaining Agreement

While parliamentarians were winding up the first of two consecutive house meetings to formalize the sale of FCIB’s assets to Heritage Bank Limited, CWU President Audrey Matura-Shepherd was appearing before [...]

Is the CBA Excitement Really Just a Red Herring?

Matura-Shepherd says that all the fuss about a collective bargaining agreement is merely a diversion from the real issue at hand, a severance package that should be given to all [...]

Are There Any Options for FCIB Employees?

Is there anything that can be done under the law that can provide an alternative to the peremptory measures being taken by government in ratifying the sale of FCIB’s assets?  [...]

Finnegan Zeroes in on Audrey Matura-Shepherd

No House sitting in recent memory has lacked the requisite name-calling ad tawdry insults, and today there was more of that, aimed at Christian Workers Union president Audrey Matura-Shepherd. Member [...]

Toledo West Area Rep and Finnegan Trade Shots over B.T.L. Settlement

One more thing on the settlement of B.T.L. At today’s sitting, firebrand area representative for Toledo West, Oscar Requeña also got in some shots at Prime Minister Dean Barrow for [...]

Guatemalan Vendor Murdered in Toledo District

Around two p.m. on Monday, the lifeless body of Guatemalan national Oscar Ik was discovered in some bushes forty-five miles outside of Punta Gorda, near Corazon Creek in the Toledo [...]

Barry Johnson is Charged with Aggravated Assault

A third person linked to an alleged gun assault that occurred back in August was arraigned this morning before Magistrate Ladonna John. Belize City resident Barry Johnson was charged with [...]

P.M. on Relationship with Ashcroft Group

A wide range of issues came up during Monday’s press conference when Prime Minister made the announcement that he had reached settlement with the previous owners of Belize Telemedia six [...]

P.M. Says He Won’t Honor Accommodation Agreement

The issue of the accommodation agreement between signed between government and the previous owners of the B.T.L. has been the elephant in the room. So how does it factor in [...]

…But if He Has to then it Will Be for Belizeans

But according to the PM, if it forms part of the valuation to the compensation, then some ground will have to be found.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “They have [...]

K.H.M.H. Celebrates 20 Years

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this week with a series of activities that are being held across the institution to commemorate that milestone.  Since assuming [...]

Awareness Campaign on Sexual Violence is Launched

Acts of sexual violence against boys and girls are constant despite a number of new measures in place that provide more protection to victims and make it harsher for perpetrators [...]

The 2015 Carnival Road March

This past Saturday, thousands of spectators gathered along the two-mile stretch of road as the 2015 Carnival Road March got underway from Caesar Ridge Road to the B.T.L. Park on [...]