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Patrick Faber is Sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister

There is a new Deputy Prime Minister. He is thirty-nine year old Patrick Faber who moves up to the second most powerful man in the corridors of power in Belmopan [...]

Sedi Says Gapi’s Statement on Guatemalan Hostility was Sanctioned by G.O.B.

The Istanbul talks on the Sarstoon were held on May twenty-third, and today was the first opportunity the media has had to debrief Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, so [...]

Did Gaspar Vega’s Comments Help or Hurt an Already Fragile Situation?

While Guatemalan officials have not hesitated at any point to name and shame Belize, those very same Guatemalan officials have bristled whenever Belizean officials question the actions of their government. [...]

Foreign Minister Weighs in on State of Affairs at Sarstoon

On May twenty-seventh, just days after the Istanbul talks and word of an informal agreement allowing untrammeled access to the Sarstoon, Guatemalan Armed Forces refused to allow access to News [...]

Is P.U.P.’s Guatemalan-approved Trip to Sarstoon an Assertion of Sovereignty?

The media was stopped by the GAF, but an expedition of P.U.P. parliamentarians and executive members who made the trip exactly one week after were not. In fact, that expedition [...]

Do You Think Additional Taxes Will be Imposed Given the Grim IMF Economic Report?

And tonight’s question is: Given the grim IMF economic report, do you think additional taxes will be imposed? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or [...]

Belizean Car Dealers are Victims in Fatal RTA in Houston

A two-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of W. Mount Houston in northwest Harris County has left one Belizean dead and another hospitalized in the U.S.  Car dealers, Lennox “DJ [...]

Will Deputy Prime Minister Faber be Assigned a New Portfolio?

Earlier we reported on the ascension of Patrick Faber to Deputy Prime Minister. But will he be assigned a new portfolio now that he is officially second in command of [...]

G.O.B. Braces for Challenging Times After Dismal IMF Report

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber is the only elected official within the Barrow Administration to comment on the dismal IMF report.  While he admits that government is bracing for difficult [...]

Has Belize’s Rhetoric in Guatemalan Discussions Changed?

Against the backdrop of everything happening in diplomatic halls and in the Sarstoon, has Belize’s rhetoric changed somewhat? For months all Belizeans heard out of meetings between countries was talk [...]

Fisheries Department Busts Illegal Hicatee Harvest

The Fisheries Department made a huge bust this morning of the endangered hicatee turtle. For two weeks, they have been monitoring persons of interest carrying out illegal operations in the [...]

Seguros Will Face Charges for Illegal Hicatee Catch

Fisheries Officer Rigoberto Quintana says the Seguros will be charged for a number of offenses including the possession of more than three hicatees as well as for the hicatee nets. [...]

C.E.O. of Ready Call Charged for Failure to Make Social Security Payments

There were significant cases today before the courts.  We start with the case against the C.E.O. of the Ready Call Center which is located at the junction of the Burrell [...]

Murder Trial of Shane Gillett; Judge Reserves Ruling

Justice Adolph Lucas will give his ruling in the murder trial of thirty-year old Burrell Boom resident, Shane Gillett, next week. Gillett is the suspect in the murder of Samuel [...]

So What Really Killed Champagne Paris?

The family of Vanessa Champagne Paris has asked for privacy following her death on Saturday night. Born Porfelio Rodriguez Junior, he became a transgender woman years ago and transitioned to [...]

An Update on Plett Abduction

On May twelfth, Belizeans Roger Plett and Rudy Friesen were taken off Belizean soil on a farm they worked in an area known as Green Hills which adjoins the Guatemalan [...]

Is Foreign Minister Elrington Downplaying the Gravity of Plett Incident?

We note that in our last conversation with the Ministry of National Security C.E.O. George Lovell, he said that police investigations confirmed Plett’s story. Lovell explained that it was in [...]

There’s a Need for Fisheries Protocol in Sarstoon

So back to the Sarstoon. One of the major criticisms in that area has been that Guatemalan fisherfolk have been allowed to fish freely in Belizean waters, at times travelling [...]

World Ocean’s Day Celebrated in Belize

World Ocean’s Day is being celebrated across the globe this Wednesday under the theme, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” Locally, OCEANA Belize is commemorating this day through a Better Bag Initiative [...]

Audubon Society Promotes Reusable Bags

The Belize Audubon Society is also joining in the efforts to keep the environment safe and clean. The N.G.O. is also making available reusable bags to the public. The first [...]