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Senate Approves Central Bank Immunity Bill But Will Belize Be In Trouble with Superbond?

Following the special session of the House of Representatives on Friday, the nation’s upper chamber was convened to further progress the Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) and Crown Proceedings [...]

C.C.J. Told Government It Should Have Gone to Arbitration

The Caribbean Court of Justice’s scathing denunciation of the Accommodation Agreement and Settlement Deed and the actions of their signatories as  “malignant tumours,” eating away at democracy has been cited [...]

Social Partners Say Government Must Shape Up

As Courtenay pointed out, no one, least of all the Opposition, intended to vote against legislation intended to protect Belize from these and other similar awards. And that spirit of [...]

A.G. Vows to Pursue “Vultures” Looking at Foreign Reserves

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte blasted Lord Michael Ashcroft saying that he will ensure that neither Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited nor Belize Social Development Limited gets their hands on the foreign [...]

A Baby Boy’s Tragic Drowning in Maya Mopan

The community of Maya Mopan, located about a mile outside of downtown Belmopan, witnessed tragedy on Saturday afternoon. Eighteen-month-old Edwin Lorenzo Duarte was playing near a well at the back [...]

FECTAB Renews Assault on Government

FECTAB is back in the news tonight after an extended hiatus from the media spotlight.  This time it is joined by COLA and both organizations are rallying around a common [...]

Finally, Osmany Salas Takes Seat as N.G.O. Senator

And now back to the senate. Osmany Salas, president of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, formally took the oath that marked his ascension to the Senate as its thirteenth member, [...]

Welcome and Wisdom from Fellow Senators for 13th Member

The congratulations came thick and fast from Salas’ new colleagues, with his friends from the tourism and N.G.O. communities looking on from the public gallery. But with the social partner [...]

Rosewood More Valued Than Mahogany?

Two bills were held over from previous meetings of the National Assembly – the Forests (Amendment) Bill and International Insurance (Amendment) Bill. The latter provoked no discussion, but the former [...]

Homeowners’ Feud Leads to Near-Deadly Shooting

After eleven o’clock on Friday night, shots rang out on south side Belize City. A family on Iguana Street extension, including five minors, was targeted. Luckily, no one was injured, [...]

David Nanes Schnitzer Finally Captured

David Nanes Schntizer who skipped bail in Belize after he was caught with a trove of illegal Belizean documents, including a passport, is back in police custody, but in Mexico. [...]

No Reduction in U.S. Visas, Says Embassy

The U.S. Embassy today issued a release in response to an article that surfaced on social media over the weekend to the effect that Caribbean nationals would be exempted from [...]

Conch Shell Bay Shooting Victim Paralyzed; Community Rallies

Nineteen-year-old Keimar Nicholas is paralyzed from the neck down and remains bedridden at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  The teenager was seriously injured a week ago just outside of his [...]

P.G. Mom Accuses Police of Brutalizing Teens

A mother is claiming that Punta Gorda police used unnecessary force on her thirteen year old son over the weekend.  Today, Consuelo Flores told News Five that she was in [...]

Julius Espat Returns with Strong Words for House

In a final bit of news from Friday’s House of Representatives meeting, the return of Cayo South area representative Julius Espat was relegated to a footnote by the day’s debate, [...]

U.B. Social Work Department to Help Police Mentorship Program

The Belize Police Department has partnered with the University of Belize and the Ministry of Human Development on a mentorship program for at-risk Belize City youths. In its new policing [...]

James Adderley’s Monday Sports Highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.     [Feature on weekend sporting activities...]