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Family Mourns Terrible End for Keonia Ara, 18

The family of eighteen-year old Keonia Ara of Blackman Eddy continues to reel over her gruesome murder over the weekend. Ara was stabbed multiple times, her throat slit and then [...]

B.T.I.A.: New Tax Measures Bad for Tourism

On Monday, the Prime Minister presented the new budget. For the first time, the Government is proposing to collect over one billion dollars in tax revenues, an increase of eighty-eight [...]

Tourism Stakeholders Want G.O.B./B.T.B. Held Accountable

The Belize Tourism Board has been asked by industry operators to account for its sizable income and revenue, especially as it relates to tourism marketing. So, what would a cut [...]

Tourism Minister Weighs in Budget

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is reporting minimal cuts in its budget for the fiscal year. However, there has been increased taxation on the industry in the form [...]

Diego Bol Addresses I.T. Management for Kim Passport

Two of the scheduled three witnesses for today’s public hearings of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration testified. They are current information technology manager Rodolfo Bol and former database [...]

Who Controls Passport Machine?

Bol disputed the Auditor General’s assertion that inactive users were not removed from the system under his tenure. He pointed out that he and his successor as Systems Administrator, Georgia [...]

O.A.S. Secretary General Visits Guatemala on Way to Belize

We reported on Tuesday night, that the O.A.S. Secretary General Luis Miguel Almagro arrives in Belize on Thursday though the nature of his visit has not been confirmed.  A number [...]

Fire Guts Family House in Belize City Again

The house belonging to the Scott family of Prince Street, Belize City was struck by fire this morning.  Six family members occupied the upper flat of the two-storey wooden building [...]

Police-Media Relations Sink to New Low

Over the past three weekends, there has been a considerable increase in homicides across the country; the most recent being a string of unrelated murders, including that of sixty-six-year-old Elbert [...]

When a Cruise Port for Belize City?

When will Belize City get a functioning cruise port? It has been a favourite question of tour operators who see potential in the cruise product whether at Stake Bank off [...]

Tourism Minister Says Problems in South Being Fixed

Still on the tourism industry…Is the honeymoon over for Norwegian Cruise Lines? Their Harvest Caye project was intended as an exclusive footprint in Belize for the cruise line, which shared [...]

Tourist Dies Suddenly in Placencia

An American national lost his life on Tuesday evening when he drowned in Placencia.  Fifty-three-year-old Steven Gail Wine, from his hometown of Erie, Colorado, was vacationing on the peninsula when [...]

Teen Girl Forced to Send Nude Pics to Demanding Sexual Predator

There is a most disturbing report of cyber bullying against a minor by an alleged sexual predator.  A thirteen-year-old student from the Belmopan area has reported to police that man [...]

CITO’s Francisco Gonzalez Explains Why He Was Pulled from Audit Team

Back to the senate hearings…The second witness at today’s public hearing, Francisco Gonzalez, was a busy man for most of 2013 and early in 2014. He was point man for [...]

Gonzalez Says Time to Fix Passport Machine

Gonzalez spent most of the session leading Senators through an explanation of how technological failures with the machine readable passport system were an underlying cause of the problems within the [...]

New Water System for Biscayne Village

The village of Biscayne stretches for five miles on the Philip Goldson Highway. Anyone travelling on the highway will detect the hustle and bustle among the population of over seven [...]

Celebrating Consumer Rights Day

To raise awareness of the rights of consumers, March fifteenth is set aside to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day. Since the early 1980’s, the day is celebrated annually to instigate [...]

More Airlines, More Hotel Rooms – Tourism on the Up

There’s been a lot tonight on the tourism industry…Saturday’s Southwest Airlines’ touchdown at the Philip Goldson International Airport will not be the last arrival of an airline in Belize for [...]