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ACP Chester Williams Sent on Leave Over Shift Decision; Are Longer Shifts Necessary?

For months, the cracks in the top brass of the police department have been showing wider and wider.  Last week, the outspoken ACP Chester Williams was noticeably absent at high [...]

What Happened to Criminal Complaint on Elvin Penner?

Former Minister of State Elvin Penner was thrown out of Cabinet in September 2013 after having been found to facilitate jailed Korean businessman Won Hong Kim with a Belizean passport [...]

Immigration Minister Looks Forward to Senate Committee Hearings

And speaking of the Senate hearings, Senator Godwin Hulse as substantive Minister will be must-watch viewing when he appears before his fellow Senators at some point down the line. He [...]

The Big Land Compensation; ex-Lands Minister Calls $71Million in 8 Years “Excessive”

Nearly seventy-one million dollars in compensation was awarded from the Ministry of Natural Resources over eight years under the administration of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Information has come to light [...]

Seismic Testing Cancelled, but There Are Limits According to Department

Government confirmed today that regional offshore seismic survey has been cancelled. The survey was initially suspended on October twentieth following public outcry from tourism stakeholders and the N.G.O. community. Immediately [...]

Why Were Yhony Rosado’s Tour Guides Suspended from Caves Branch?

Owner and operator of Butts Up Cave Tubing Adventures, Yhony Rosado, is up in arms again at the Belize Tourism Board and National Institute of Culture and History. Without warning, [...]

No Tears for Paumen and Modiri from FECTAB Execs

Last week, businessmen Bradley Paumen and Michael Modiri renewed open hostilities in their ongoing war over access to the cave tubing system in the area known as “Dark Night.” The [...]

Big Move Coming for Operators in Tourist Village; Will It Solve Problems?

In one final piece of news from the cruise industry, meetings have been held with tour operators on plans to move them from the open area in front of Terminal [...]

Ministry of Education To Go Ahead with Deductions and Projected Make-Up Time for Classes

The Ministry of Education has finalized an agreement with managing authorities for teachers to make up time lost as a result of recent industrial action.  That decision was met without [...]

Faber Not Backing Down, But Will Prime Minister Weigh In?

In his capacity as Acting Prime Minister, Faber was privy to a letter written by B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio to PM Barrow in which he requested that the notice issued [...]

Godwin Hulse Sues Francis Fonseca for Defamation; Trial Coming in January

The Supreme Court will hear a case brought on behalf of Senator and Government Minister Godwin Hulse in the New Year against former leader of the People’s United Party Francis [...]

The Birth Certificate Issue: Minister Laments Lack of Trust in Institutions

We reported last week that a Belizean woman was denied her birth certificate because the Vital Statistics Unit is reviewing allegations of fraud involving someone taking Belizean birth certificates and [...]

Hamilton Siblings Burned in Fire Getting Better After Surgeries

It’s been just over a month since two minors, severely burnt in an act of arson, were airlifted to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Texas, U.S.A.  On October seventh, four [...]

Family Agonizes Over Who Destroyed Their Home and Lives

But while the children continue the fight for their lives, it is very much emotional time for their mother, Melisa, and family members in Belize. To add salt to the [...]

Trio Faces Trial for Stann Creek Resident’s Murder

Two brothers and their friend, John and Sheldon Grinage, along with Brandon Baptist accused of the January thirtieth, 2016 murder of Stann Creek resident, Mariano Castillo, will stand trial for [...]

Anti-Drug Unit Busts Cocaine on Boom-Hattieville Road

Police have confirmed a major cocaine bust that occurred over the weekend. The report is that this past Saturday the Anti-Narcotics Unit were conducting an Interdiction Exercise near the Philip [...]

C.G.A. to Hold Special Meeting

A special general meeting has been requested by a group of forty-six farmers, including former Citrus Growers Association Chairman Bryon Bowman, to address the current financial state of affairs of [...]

Financials Will Be Ready for Annual General Meeting, Says C.E.O.

According to Chief Executive Officer Henry Anderson, during the time when there was an issue with Banks Holdings, an agreement was made for new auditors to be assigned to the [...]

U.B. Joins Forces with University of the West Indies

Regional institution UWI and Belize’s national university UB signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen partnerships to improve tertiary level education in Belize.  The MOU seeks to foster the relationship [...]

U.W.I. Open Campus Also Working with Chamber of Commerce

Another MOU was signed today, this time between the UWI Open Campus and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This MOU is a continuation of another MOU signed in [...]

Ministry of Education Works on Early Childhood Program in North

The European Union and the government kicked off an important program on early childhood education over the weekend. The program covers the Corozal and Orange District where preschool teachers are [...]