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Mayor Darrell Bradley Challenged on ‘Strip’ Enforcement

This morning, business owners and promoters gathered at City Hall to take on Mayor Bradley in open forum, following last week’s abrupt decision to enforce noise abatement regulations within the [...]

Trade License Fees to be Standardized

The mayor also announced today that the City Council will be introducing a new trade license regime in the coming days.  According to Mayor Darrell Bradley, the new system will [...]

Losses Can Be Made Up

It is estimated that the municipal government stands to collect one million dollars less; monies which Mayor Bradley says will be realized through other means.  One option to regain those [...]

San Joaquin Rocked by Murder; Suspect on the Run

A villager from San Joaquin, Corozal, this morning lost his life in a horrific way. He was attacked with a machete and chopped to the head.  Twenty one year old [...]

Video Review for Businessman Robbed at Airstrip

On Monday, we told you about the store manager who was robbed over the weekend by two men who lay waited him at the airstrip in Ranchito, Corozal. Today, police [...]

U.S. Frowns on Belize’s Human Trafficking Record

Four years ago, Belize ranked among the Tier Two nations in the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report. This year, we have been named as the worst trafficking offender [...]

Chester Says Goodbye to City; Will He Leave Police Department Too?

ACP Chester Williams formally bid farewell to Belize City this afternoon during an official sendoff organized by his colleagues at Eastern Division South.  The respected top cop assumes a new [...]

Ex-Gangsters Participating in Truce Told to Stay the Course

Williams’ departure from Belize City has raised serious concerns about the fate of the existing gang truce which was struck several weeks ago with various rival groups.  Those individuals have [...]

Commercial Center Readied to Become New City Hall

The eyesore in downtown Belize City that is the decrepit commercial center is getting a much-needed makeover in the months ahead.  The long-delayed renovation project has finally been given the [...]

How Businesses Can Survive Natural Disasters

As the first month of the hurricane season comes to a close and families and businesses count the daily cost of other kinds of natural disasters, one of the key [...]

Why Did Cabinet Stop Security Clearance Checks for Nationality?

Immigration Officer Ady Pacheco, as we showed you on Wednesday, was extensively questioned about the process of work at the Department. In the time when she handled permanent residence, she [...]

Immigration Kept in Dark About “Fake” Belizeans

Earlier in this newscast, we told you of the U.S.’s disappointment in how Belize is handling the issue of trafficking in persons. It also came up at the Senate in [...]

A New Way to Finance Green Small Businesses

The majority of businesses are micro, small and medium enterprises, known as MSME’s. These businesses help drive the engine of an economy and provide jobs especially at the start-up level. [...]

Sarteneja’s Leobihildo Tamai is Fisher of the Year

Recognition was given today to fisher folks for their contribution to the growth of the fishing industry, which directly benefits at least four percent of the population. Three fishermen were [...]

Tourism Board Woos New Visitors

The Belize Tourism Expo organized an online forum today connecting local tourism stakeholders to international agents. The event at the Biltmore Plaza is a cost effective way to attract visitors [...]

Situation Comedy ‘Livin Mi Life’ Comes to Belizean T.V.

“Livin’ Mi Life” – it’s a Belizean produced sitcom that’s been directed and shot right here in the City. Producer Kim Vasquez, who worked on the well-known “No Matta What” [...]

Why Men Must Get Tested for HIV

On Friday in eight locations across the country and many more across the Caribbean, testing sites will be open for Regional Testing Day. This public/private sector regional collaboration is in [...]