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P.U.P. Takes Lead on Amending Maritime Areas Act

In an extraordinary move, the Opposition People’s United Party today announced plans to table a motion for debate at the next sitting of the Senate to amend the Maritime Areas [...]

With Social Partners, Can Opposition Get Enough Votes for Debate?

Senator Courtenay is also a former Foreign Minister. He says that despite having been advised in the past on amending the piece of legislation that is now being challenged, government [...]

Keep Calm and Don’t Worry About Guatemala

So what will be the reaction from Guatemala once Belize moves to claim all its twelve miles of territorial waters under international law?  It’s a thought that is furthest from [...]

Why Now, Asks Foreign Minister?

Twenty-five years after the passage of the controversial law, the Senate is going to be asked to consider the amendment at its next sitting. But the Government side appears to [...]

Elrington Wonders If Move is in Belize’s Best Interests

The Foreign Minister went on to state that as he understands that the purpose of introducing or repealing legislation is to serve the greater purpose of the Belizean people. Despite [...]

John Briceño Says New B.D.F. Probe is Latest in Corruption Chain

The Auditor General is on the case of a senior officer of the Belize Defence Force who is being questioned on whether his private company benefited from an inside connection [...]

Activist Justin Usher Denies Assault of Female Cop

Youth activist Justin Usher was today arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate Court for assaulting a female police officer. The twenty-six-year-old U.B. student from Los Lagos, Belize District was detained [...]

Not Running for Politics, Usher Decries “Conspiracy” Plot

Usher is to return to court on January fifth, 2018 when disclosure should be made on the matter. But he believes that he is being politically targeted, even though Usher [...]

Glenford Bermudez Pleads to Lesser Charge in Wife Killing

In November 2007, a husband killed his wife with a single shotgun blast to the head.   After being tried and convicted for her murder and sentenced to life, forty-six-year-old [...]

Evangelicals Demand Government Attention on Social Issues

On November first, Governor General Colville Young is expected to sign into law the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill. The legislation will make it legal to possess in a private [...]

How You Can Get Your Criminal Record Expunged for Weed

During the Senate’s extensive debate of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill last Wednesday, Churches Senator Ashley Rocke recorded the formal opposition of the organizations he represents – the Belize [...]

P.U.P. Tells P.M.: Release B.I.L. Contracts

On Friday, Belize Infrastructure Limited issued a press statement firing back on the public characterization of its efforts on the failed Lake Independence Boulevard construction. While acknowledging that the lack [...]

Accused Forger Targeted Governor General

Police are looking for twenty-three-year-old Elston Elijio of Dangriga in connection with a case of forgery. Belmopan Police issued a ‘wanted poster’ for Elijio because he reportedly created a fake [...]

City Crime “Destroying the Nation”

When we caught up with NEAB today, we also asked about the alarming crime situation. Antipathy for the Government aside, the association agreed with and adopted the position of Minister [...]

NEAB Disdains John B. – What About the Children?

The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill enjoyed rare bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and to a lesser extent, the Senate. But the words of Opposition Leader John Briceño [...]

Preview of Godwin Hulse’s Visit to Senate Committee

Minister of Immigration and Nationality, Senator Godwin Hulse, is an anticipated witness to the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration’s public hearings.  He has said from the very beginning that [...]

Music Artistes Now Have Single Internet Platform

Artistes unite under the national artist platform called Several local musicians gathered today for the official launch of the online platform. Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, the National [...]

International Film Festival is Here

The countdown to the Belize International Film Festival is on. The much-acclaimed festival begins next Wednesday with a preview event at the House of Culture in Belize City. While the [...]

Dogs and Owners ‘Pawty in the Park’

The Belize Humane Society organized and put off the first ever dog show and ‘pawty’ at the Memorial Park in Belize City.  Dog lovers, as well as man’s best friends, [...]

The Mysterious Death of Cabbie Odner Estiverne

There were three shooting incidents beginning Friday evening in the south side of Belize City that left one person dead and five others injured. Shooting victim Cardinal Andrews also succumbed [...]

Why Did Cardinal Andrews Die?

A second person succumbed to the ongoing gun violence in the Lake Independence area of south side Belize City. Four days after he was shot to the head by a [...]

2 Detained for Dangriga Taximan’s Death

But on Friday morning, investigators in southern Belize had a murder on their hands. A taxi operator, who is originally from Orange Walk, was shot dead inside his vehicle and [...]

Could Coastal Road Bones be Missing Person?

But police are also investigating the remains of a body which was discovered on the Coastal Road on Sunday, which may be upgraded to that of a murder.  Today, Police [...]

Exterminator and Older Brother Accidentally Poisoned at Home

But the strangest death over the weekend involved one of two Belize City brothers, who are believed to have inadvertently consumed a toxic chemical as they socialized on Saturday afternoon. [...]

Drunken Cop to be Disciplined in Latest Police Embarrassment

But on the other side of the law, there have been several recent videos of uniformed police officers acting out while on duty; being drunk and disorderly, embarrassing themselves and [...]