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Inaugural Sitting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan

Today members of both houses of the National Assembly were officially sworn in at an inaugural sitting on Independence Hill in Belmopan. The procedure was primarily ceremonial, conducted with traditional [...]

Did Gapi Vega Refuse to Give Up Office at Ministry of Natural Resources?

As we’ve reported, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was stripped of the natural resources portfolio which he had held since 2008. That powerful ministry was given to Senator Godwin Hulse. [...]

Aquaculture Industry Loses Millions Due to Shrimp Disease

There is a huge development in the shrimp industry, and amazingly it’s gone completely under the radar. Because of a widespread viral infection, the industry has lost tens of millions [...]

Agriculture C.E.O. Says EU Sugar Price is Beyond Their Control

In the sugar belt, cane farmers are extremely concerned about the first estimate which they are expected to receive per ton of sugar cane in the 2015/2016 crop. That price [...]

Sugar Quota of Concern to Farmers, Ministry of Agriculture Monitoring Situation

There is also another issue which is of concern to farmers, and it has to do with their quotas. Prior to the end of the last crop, the Sugar Industry [...]

6-year-old in Need of Medical Assistance After Being Knocked Down in Ladyville

Six-year-old Kareema Encalada remains hospitalized at the Belize Medical Associates after being knocked down by a motorist in Ladyville a few weeks ago.  The incident occurred on October twenty-eight when [...]

…Mother Appeals for Financial Aid to Assist With Surgery Abroad

The single mother of three needs assistance with securing her daughter’s travel documents.  The cost of Kareema’s airfare is separate from the amount necessary to defray expenses related to the [...]

5 Accidents in Precinct Four. What’s Happening Motorists?

Traffic accidents have become a perennial problem. Today there were five in the precinct-four jurisdiction in the city alone and police report that there have been at least two daily [...]

Arlie Avilez’s Family Speaks Out

A criminal investigation remains open into the death of Arlie Andrew Avilez, who succumbed to injuries received during a physical altercation in mid-October. Today, his grieving family is simply trying [...]

…Sister Says He Didn’t Deserve to Die Like an Animal

Despite the family admitting that their loved one was a drug addict, they maintain that he did not have to meet such a violent end.  While they all want justice, [...]

Mayor Darrell Bradley on Election Loss

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley spoke candidly today about the results of last week’s elections. Bradley was beaten by Kareem Musa in Caribbean Shores by a slim margin. But a [...]

Has Election Loss Blown Wind Out of Bradley’s Political Sail?

There’s been enough speculation that Mayor Bradley was aspiring to lead the United Democratic Party. But has the loss at the general elections put a wrench in Bradley’s political aspirations?  [...]

Drunken Husband Beats Up His Wife and Chops Up Sons

Three family members were wounded during a domestic dispute at their home in San Pedro Columbia, Toledo. On Wednesday night, an intoxicated Luis Co and his wife were embroiled in [...]

Bail Granted to Police Constable Hector Esquivel

Two men who were before the court recently accused of different criminal offenses were granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of five thousand dollars each today. The first is [...]

Lionel Quiroz Gets Two Years for Sexual Assault of Minor

Tonight, a single father of two children is beginning a two-year jail term imposed upon him by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser for the offense of sexual assault for touching a [...]

Salvation Army Kicks Off Annual Kettle Drive

The tinkling sound of bells and the sight of bright red-colored kettles are signs that Christmas is drawing near. Every year around this time, the Salvation Army in Belize would [...]

A Fair to Celebrate Diabetes Month

Many persons don’t know they are diabetic and are therefore not being treated. The disease creeps in unexpectedly and can have far reaching health risks, at times fatal, if it [...]