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Opposition Tries to Stop Senate Sitting for 13th Senator

The Senate held its first meeting for 2017 – but it almost didn’t proceed after a major monkey wrench was thrown into this morning’s meeting in Belmopan. Both the Referendum [...]

After Debate, Courtenay Told He Is Out of Order

There followed a rough-and-tumble debate about the necessity for the amendment, especially when it was pointed out by several Government Senators, most notably Stephen Duncan, that not having the N.G.O.’s [...]

Courtenay Says Government Has “a Problem” with Senate Commitment

The Senate withdrew into a closed session at the request of lead Government Senator Godwin Hulse, and returned approximately fifteen minutes later insisting that the motion was out of order. [...]

Godwin Adamant: “Don’t Care” About Ministers Recommending Visas for Unknowns

The Ministry of Immigration and Nationality, headed by Senator Godwin Hulse, and in particular the Immigration Department, has been on the permanent hot seat for several months now. This is [...]

The Arbitration Bubble Will Burst, Courtenay Warns

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the Government’s appeals against arbitration awards upheld in lower courts in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited and Belize Social [...]

G.O.B. on to Puerto Azul – They Failed the 5-Point Test

Finally today, government spoke of the international hoax that is the multimillion dollar Puerto Azul tourism development project. It was endorsed by the G.O.B., particularly by the Minister of Tourism [...]

Hulse Says Government Hasn’t Decided on Reaction

Should government apologize internationally for openly backing a fraudulent endeavor which promoted the Blue Hole and other aspects of the World Heritage Site as the principal attraction for tourists?  According [...]

Will Government Succeed with Superbond? Business Community Not Sure

The Superbond has been on everyone’s minds this week. The Government has been told by bondholders that without a medium-term plan to address credit risk in light of the third [...]

The Debate Over Referendum Act Continues

If debate of the amendment to the Referendum Act at Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives was raw and passionate, the usually genteel Senate was only slightly less so. [...]

Teachers Hoping Government Will Be Reasonable in Mediation

In December 2016, the Belize National Teachers’ Union and Ministry of Education were ordered to mediation by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to resolve a dispute over attempts by Government to [...]

How Broken is the N.G.O. Act?

When the N.G.O. Act amendment came up for debate later in the meeting, the Opposition renewed its attack on the amendment as, as put by lead Senator Eamon Courtenay, is [...]

Another Loan May Be Too Much for Belize, Warns Lizarraga

The Government of Belize has contracted with the Republic of China (Taiwan) for fifty million Belize dollars in general budgetary support. While the money is being borrowed from a Taiwanese [...]

Carl Reneau Charged in Murder of Jaheem Mahler

Police believe they have cracked the murder of fifteen-year-old Jaheem Mahler. Tonight, twenty-eight-year-old Carl Reneau is in custody after being charged earlier today with the Tuesday night murder of the [...]

Remembering 15 Year Old Murder Victim Jaheem Mahler

The family of Jaheem Mahler, the fifteen-year-old student gunned down in Belize City, is preparing to put him to rest. But even as preparations take place, there are more questions [...]

Another Body Found, This Time on Northern Highway

Early this morning, Ladyville police detectives were called out to an area near mile eight on the Phillip Goldson Highway where a body had been spotted floating in the Belize [...]

Andy Palacio, 9 Years Later, Through Families

Today marks nine years since musical icon Andy Palacio passed away.  Known across the world, Palacio put Belize on the map and left a rich legacy of the Garifuna culture [...]