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Is S.S.B. Interested in $55 Million Worth of G.O.B.’s Utility Shares?

Is Government broke? A recent report from the IMF raised alarm bells painting a dismal economic picture and recommends retrenchment and increased taxes. And tonight, we can report that G.O.B. [...]

Another Fuel Increase Means More Gas Pains at the Pump!

It seems that where the price of fuel at the pumps is concerned, it’s all bad news. We wish we could tell you different tonight, but we can’t. News Five [...]

Belize and Guatemala Commence Rounds of Meeting in Washington

Foreign Ministers Wilfred Elrington and Carlos Raul Morales met in Washington today. The start of the meeting was somewhat delayed because the permanent council of the Organization of American States [...]

Trigger Happy Urbie is Remanded to Prison

Tonight, thirty-five year old police constable Urbie Alamilla is on the other side of the law and on remand at the Belize Central Prison. This evening, he was denied bail [...]

Muslim Family Comes Under Siege from Special Branch

A well-known Belizean family within the local Muslim community was the subject of a predawn raid on Monday at their house in Hattieville.  Former Superintendent of the Belize Central Prison [...]

Monima Employment Investigated by Ministry of Labor

Audibaldo Monima Junior – he left the Coast Guard to take up a post as the Regional Health Manager in the North. It’s a post that calls for a Master’s [...]

Chief Pharmacist Versus Former Health C.E.O. Wraps Up in Supreme Court

The case against former C.E.O. in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Allen, wrapped up this afternoon in the Supreme Court where submissions were made on behalf of Chief Pharmacist [...]

Government is Sued by Sharon Anderson for Spreading Defamatory Email

At the time of the dissemination of that email, a subsequent press conference held by the Ministry of Health also conveyed the fabricated information.  The falsehood prompted the Public Service [...]

….Was Email Message Confidential?

In its defense, government, through Deputy Solicitor General Nigel Hawke, contends that the email was confidential and presented its argument from that position. But the content of the email was [...]

A Ceremony Honoring Inmates Who Passed Their P.S.E.s

This afternoon at the Central Prison in Hattieville, a ceremony was held to honor seven inmates who successfully completed the 2016 Primary School Examinations. The inmates took the exams at [...]

Is Government Contemplating a Wage Freeze?

As we showed you earlier in the newscast, G.O.B. appears to be in a serious cash crunch…so much so that they are trying to raise fifty million dollars from that [...]

Minister of Labor Says Laid Off Industrial Workers Were Duly Compensated

A significant part of the economic downturn has been attributed to problems in traditionally robust industries – like papaya, shrimp and bananas. Fruta Bomba has closed its doors, shrimp farms [...]

Hugo Patt on Sugar Industry Negotiations

Since Minister of Labor Hugo Patt has also been G.O.B.’s representative in the sugar industry, we also asked for an update on negotiations between G.O.B., the three cane-farmers associations and [...]

Katy Sealy is Triumphant at Central American Championships

Gold medalist Katy Sealy is back in the country after crushing her competition in the recently held Central American Championships in El Salvador.  Sealy is one of several Belizean athletes [...]

Belize Sets 6 New Records in Regional Games

According to Deon Sutherland, President of the Belize Athletic Association, all accomplishments by the participating athletes were record setting.   Deon Sutherland, President, Belize Athletic Association “We attended the Central [...]

Belize’s Standing Improves Among Central American Athletes

Belize’s overall ranking has improved since the prizewinning outing over the weekend.  Of the seven participating Central American countries, Belize ranks fourth place.   Deon Sutherland, President, Belize Athletic Association [...]

A Seminar for Labor Industry Stakeholders

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Belize, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, is hosting a three day workshop for stakeholders entitled “Reinventing Collective Bargaining in the [...]

How is that Message Translated on Broader Scale?

The workshop only caters to a small cross-section of employers, employees and union representatives. So how does the message get from this small room to where it needs to go? [...]

Fireball Loan Program to Provide Funding to Entrepreneurs and Businesses in the West

Results of a study show that as it relates to west, seventy-one percent of the population is thirty-five years and younger. Of that sector, thirty-five percent is less than fifteen [...]