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P.M. Cites ‘Urgency’ for Pushing Fabers’ Road; Handled Negotiations Himself

Since the announcement last week, there has been growing public outcry over the awarding of another contract to Imer Hernandez, the family of the former Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega. [...]

‘Limited Tendering’ Provided Shortest Route to Completion

As to the tendering for the award of the lucrative contract, you heard the Prime Minister say he solicited estimates from two contractors before settling for Hernandez. He had also [...]

G.O.B.’s Engineering Consultant Explains Rate Comparisons

To bolster an explanation on the seemingly exorbitant cost of the Faber’s Road project, government brought in an engineering consultant who has had extensive history working with the Ministry of [...]

Why Finance and Audit Act Did Not Apply

The Prime Minister opened the conference by specifically challenging the charge that the Finance and Audit Act was violated by the use of the selective tendering process rather than open [...]

Politics Aside, Imer Hernandez Will Provide ‘First-Class’ Result

Does Imer Hernandez’s family ties to former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega place him under intense public scrutiny insofar as the Faber’s Road project and other past contracts are concerned? [...]

P.M. Plays Peacemaker, But Police Rebelled against Media Interviews

It has now been over a month since any member of the Police Department last gave an on-camera interview to the press concerning criminal matters, not counting Commissioner of Police [...]

Kareem Musa Says No to Party Leadership for Now

This evening, Caribbean Shores area representative Kareem Musa issued a statement on social media declaring that he would not contest the position of party leader of the People’s United Party [...]

Ship on the Ocean to Bring Lower Fuel Prices; Trump and U.S. Notwithstanding

The Donald Trump administration has put restrictions on U.S. banks from doing business with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and put the equivalent of ‘kingpin’ designations on President Nicolas Maduro [...]

BIL C.E.O. Must Explain ‘Failed’ Lake I Boulevard

The controversy surrounding the cost of the Faber’s Road reconstruction has also managed to tear away the crust over the healing wound that is Lake Independence Boulevard.  That stretch of [...]

P.M. Deplores Failed Cayo Abduction; No Charges Yet

San Ignacio Police are yet to charge an American national who is currently in their custody for the alleged attempted abduction of three students from El Progresso Seven Miles Community [...]

P.M. Barrow: Criminal Ambush, Not Politics, Led to Albert Cattouse Murder

Almost a week after well-known taxi man and activist Albert Cattouse was executed on Hicatee Street on south side Belize City; there is finally an official report on what happened [...]

At Senate, Labour Commissioner Discusses Prohibited Classes for Work Permits

The Senate Special Select Committee is moving closer to its conclusion, but it took a slight detour for today’s session. The two witnesses called – Labour Commissioner Ivan Williams and [...]

Guatemalan Workers Giving Headaches over Procedure

The Labour Department has a standing relationship with the two industries most in need of working labour – banana and citrus. But according to Commissioner Ivan Williams, there are concerns [...]

Free-For-All at Vital Statistics: Birth Certificate Not Secure

The Vital Statistics Unit is at least partly computerized although a vault of the old books with manual entries of births is still maintained. The newly-appointed Assistant Registrar for the [...]

Vital Stats Unit Chief Says Employees Must Have Integrity to Refuse Offers

Hinkson indicated that the office does not do any vetting of its own concerning persons seeking birth certificates apart from the signature and I.D. scanning. But what can prevent someone [...]

Senate Chair Non-Committal over Proceedings

It appears Chairman Aldo Salazar was at variance with his colleagues on the worth of today’s witnesses, but as indicated in his comments at the end of today’s session he [...]

Aldo Salazar Sees Light at the End of Immigration Tunnel

The bulk of Salazar’s post-Senate interview concerned its future. He confirmed that Minister of Immigration and fellow senator Godwin Hulse is next to appear before the Committee, in two weeks’ [...]

Barrier Reef is Economically Priceless

The extent to which Belize’s economy depends on tourism generated by the threatened Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site was revealed today by a new report from World Wildlife Fund [...]

U.W.I. Hosts Human Resource Seminar

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Auditorium on Princess Margaret Drive was the venue for a one-day seminar that targets the role of Human Resources Units in both [...]