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Gapi Vega Explains His Abrupt Departure

Day-two of the budget debate started promptly at nine this morning. All eyes have been on the representative for Orange Walk North, Gaspar Vega. In the biggest political news of [...]

Vega Says He’ll Remain Active in Orange Walk North

There has been rampant speculation that Vega’s resignation is a result of the Ministry of Lands being removed from him after general elections of November fourth, 2015. One very popular [...]

Sedi Addresses Issue of Sarstoon Incident in Debate

Today’s session in the House of Representatives, the second day of the new budget for the fiscal year beginning April first, was led by Area Representative for Pickstock Wilfred Elrington. [...]

Elrington Says Belizeans Are Provoking Guatemalans at the Sarstoon

The head of this country, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, has condemned the aggressive actions of the Guatemalans at the Sarstoon, not only in the wake of this last incident but [...]

Guatemala Responds to CARICOM Release on Sarstoon Incident

Still on the issue of the Sarstoon, Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded fast and furious to a release from the CARICOM Secretariat in which the region expresses support [...]

Mid-Afternoon Murder – Victor Garnett is Executed on Sibun Street

There is more bloodshed in the Old Capital and there appears to be a pattern. In today’s murder, as in three recent homicides, the suspected gunmen are all minors.  This [...]

Oscar Gomez Did Not Commit Suicide; He Was Murdered

The post mortem results are in and all indications are that forty-one-year-old Salvadoran national Oscar Gomez did not take his own life.  The Ladyville resident bled to death after being [...]

Who murdered ‘Fat Cat’ in Ladyville last Friday?

Who murdered ‘Fat Cat’ in Ladyville last Friday?  That’s what investigators want to know.  Despite an open inquiry into the weekend murder of Rene Chavarria, police are no closer to [...]

Roger Anthony Before the Court Following an Encounter with Officers

Well-known street figure Roger Anthony is back in the news tonight, following a scuffle with security personnel at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on Tuesday.  Anthony accompanied his wife to [...]

Millions of Dollars in Legal Fees Paid to Barrow’s Family and Friends

Representative for Caribbean Shores Kareem Musa had one of the longest and one of the most passionate presentations of day-two of the budget debate. In his first budget presentation, Musa [...]

Is B.T.L. Actually BPL – Barrow Pinata Limited?

Musa also turned up the heat on Belize Telemedia Limited, nationalized by the government in 2009. While the government touts this acquisition in consecutive budgets as one of the stellar [...]

The Staggering Debt to GDP Ratio

During the first day of the budget debate, which broke Tuesday evening at around six o’clock, Opposition members in the gallery condemned the budget as pure rhetoric, and claimed that [...]

Fonseca Reiterates that Belize is in Recession

According to Fonseca, while our debt continues to grow, the economy is stagnant, and that is a recipe for disaster. He toed the Opposition line and assertion that whether it [...]

Julius Espat Rejects Budget; Speaks on Supplementary Appropriations

Julius Espat, Area Representative of Cayo South and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, joined his colleagues in rejecting the budget presented by the Prime Minister. His focus was on [...]

Julius Espat Takes A Swipe at the PM

Espat concluded his presentation by taking a swipe at the Prime Minister, who in a prior session has used the privilege granted by the House to refer to Espat as [...]

Sedi Takes Aim at the Media

And after complaining that Belizeans travelling to the Sarstoon as stalkers, and suggesting that those Belizeans are provoking Guatemalans, Elrington turned his attention to the media. He announced that he [...]

World Water Day – Water and Jobs

This Tuesday was celebrated across the globe as World Water Day. In Belize, the activities since last week with a two-day water symposium held at the Biltmore Plaza. The symposium [...]

Women in the Port and Maritime Sectors

A group of women, a majority of whom are stakeholders in the local maritime industry, met this evening at a forum organized by the Belize Ports Authority and Women in [...]

Police Officers Out on the Streets Meeting Faber’s Road Residents

Eastern Division South police officers were back on the beat today in the south side of Belize City for its weekly meet and greet with residents. Faber’s Road Extension has [...]