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Ex-Immigration Director Says Department “Rushed” Nationality Files Before 2012 Elections

Wednesday was a big day at the Senate Special Select Committee as former Director of Immigration Ruth Meighan closed her testimony. We have full coverage of the many revelations coming [...]

My Most Grievous Fault: Meighan Says Sorry for Immigration Fumbles

On Wednesday, we showed you how ex-Immigration Director Ruth Meighan took responsibility as senior officer for not taking advantage of the resources available to her to properly vet documents. But [...]

No Record of Ministers’ Many Recommendations, At Least Not Officially

Wednesday’s public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration touched many issues and provided many revelations. One is the extensive back and forth with regard to the issue [...]

Ministers Made Many Visits to Immigration – But What Were They Doing There?

The Senate inquiry has revealed that Ministers wielded outsize power as it related to the workings of the Immigration Department. While Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse has contended that none [...]

Aldo Salazar Indicts Officers for Failing to Collaborate on Applications

Jin Chen An. He or she, depending on who you ask, was a Chinese investor consultant working with one Roger Tien, seeking a visa to come to Belize. He was [...]

3 Years in Jail after G.S.U. Sweep Nets 13 Pounds of Weed for Elsworth Morter

Thirty-nine-year-old Elsworth Morter is spending a second night at the Belize Central Prison after being sentenced to three years for drug trafficking.  A GSU raid on his Oleander Street residence [...]

Northern Fishermen 6 Charged Over Stolen Gun

A gang of six would-be thieves, busted during a foiled robbery attempt at the Northern Fishermen’s Cooperatives on January tenth, appeared before the lower court on Wednesday.  Taxi driver Gilroy [...]

2016 Concludes with Higher Prices, Lower Trade

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released figures for December 2016.  From that information, it comes as no surprise that consumer prices were up by one point one percent.  That [...]

Contrabandistas Get Rowdy at Northern Border; Mexico Beefs Up Security

There was an encounter earlier today resulting in a heated exchange between local customs officials and Mexican contrabandists at the northern border in Corozal.  Amateur footage of the incident was [...]

G.S.U. Can’t Prove Patrick Menzies Knocked Down Officers in 2011

It made the news back in June 2011 when businessman Patrick Menzies was charged with the attempted murder of a GSU officer and a woman who were socializing at a [...]

Rebecca Rath is a Stunner in Miss Universe Preliminaries

This morning, more than eleven million viewers watched the live streaming of the preliminary events of Miss Universe pageant held in Manila, Philippines. The top ladies from the swimsuit and [...]

Customs and Excise Host Annual Celebration

The twenty-sixth of January is celebrated annually as World Customs Day and today the local Customs and Excise Department commemorated the day by setting up information booths inside the Battlefield [...]

Customs Revamps Enforcement at Borders

Many are of the opinion that the role of the department is really to have customs officers stationed at border/entry points searching your luggage and groceries and fining you. But [...]

Remembering Legendary Musical Ambassador, Paul Nabor

It’s been just over two years since Belize and the world lost musical legend Paul Nabor. Nabi, as he was affectionately known, was a humble Garifuna fisherman, farmer, and musician, [...]