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Correspondent Banking: Priority Number 1 on CARICOM Agenda

The day and a half long Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Regional Heads of Government concluded in the Placencia peninsula today. It was a short, but comprehensive meeting of the region’s [...]

Unified Approach is Best Option to Tackle De-risking

The loss of correspondent banking relations has been called a potentially huge crisis for Belize, and it is already affecting to a major extent smaller countries in the region. Desperate [...]

CARICOM Chair Reiterates That Nothing is Wrong with Caribbean Jurisdiction

Prime Minister Barrow and a delegation of high-level financial experts have concluded a round of meetings in the U.S. with regulatory and federal agencies. Nothing concrete came out of those [...]

Climate Change: Critical Decisions Taken by CARICOM

The Conference of Parties 21, recently convened and concluded in Paris, has been dubbed a milestone session of world leaders where a concerted effort to understand, address and mitigate climate [...]

What Led to an Attempt on Raheem Bailey’s life?

Turning to crime…There were two shootings on the south side of Belize City over the weekend, but details have just become available from the police. The first was the shooting [...]

Joseph Lopez Arraigned for Attempted Murder; Police Provide an Update

The second shooting on south side Belize City occurred an hour later on Boots Crescent near the Saint John Vianney Primary School. As we reported on Monday, a seventeen year [...]

Jury in Rape Trial of B.D.F. Lieutenant is Discharged

In the Supreme Court today, the rape trial of B.D.F. Lieutenant Ruhesi Elijio was abruptly stopped and the jury discharged. Elijio will remain on interdiction from the force since his [...]

CARICOM Braces for Zika

The mosquito borne Zika has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization because it is believed it can cause microcephaly in newborns. So [...]

Belize City Council Prepares for Zika

While the heads discuss the Zika in Placencia, in the city, health officials teamed up with the Belize City Council for a sensitization workshop on the virus.  The partnership is [...]

Mayor Bradley Says Community Effort is Needed to Prevent Zika

An increase in the number of cases involving vector-borne diseases such as dengue occurs primarily in communities that are extremely susceptible.  Nonetheless, Mayor Bradley says that the city council is [...]

Belize’s Foreign Minister Says CARICOM Support is Critical for Border Relations

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington was also present at the CARICOM sessions this morning during which border relations were discussed – the Guyana/Venezuela issue and of course our own [...]

Guyanese Rice Not a Topic of Discussion at Intersessional Meeting

One issue which did not come up at the meeting of CARICOM heads of government was rice – specifically Guyana rice brought to Belize by importer Jack Charles. It was [...]

Are Herman Longsworth and Phillip Willoughby Assuming Diplomatic Posts in US?

From critical regional matters to political postings – since we had the opportunity, we asked the Foreign Minister to confirm reports of diplomatic assignments. Both Herman Longsworth and Phillip Willoughby [...]

Mayor Bradley Says No Indication from Willoughby As Yet

Mayor Darrell Bradley was also asked about the reported posting of Councillor Willoughby to the Windy City. The mayor says that while that is yet to be confirmed, if and [...]

CitCo to Foot Bill for Cinderella Plaza Completion

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley is catching some flak from a team of engineers spearheading the Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Project.  The criticism follows comments that were made last week regarding [...]

What’s that Eyesore at Sand Lighter’s Promenade?

If you’ve been in the vicinity of Sand Lighter’s Promenade recently you would have noticed a pair of incomplete wooden structures in front of the Mexican Institute.  What are those [...]

Art Comes to Belize City Primary Schools

Two budding artists have won top awards at a national and an international art competition, distinguishing themselves and their schools. The young students are from Saint John’s Vianney and Saint [...]

Colombian Dance Group ‘A Puro Tango’ in Belize

For the first time in Belize, the three-time tango world champion dancers from South America will be performing locally. On Thursday and Friday nights at the Bliss Center for the [...]