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P.M. Blasts Chamber; Threatens Tax Increase to Pay for U.H.S.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow pretty much said on Wednesday, that government won’t be paying the UHS loan that has ballooned to ninety million dollars and for which interest will keep [...]

Former Chamber President Says New Taxes Will Not Make Problem Go Away

Businesswoman and influential past president, Kay Menzies, addressed today the issue of increased taxation as a measure to settle debts.  In her view, taxes are not the answer; instead government [...]

How Government Lost Key Plank of U.H.S. Case

Senior Counsel and constitutional attorney Magali Marin-Young discussed the ins and outs of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision in favor of the Belize Bank Limited to enforce payment of [...]

Is Parliament or Constitution Supreme?

No less than nine members of the Government, the United Democratic Party, have indicated that if and when the Appropriation Bill makes it to the House of Representatives they would [...]

A Way the Belize Bank Can Still Get Their Money

The Prime Minister seemed to argue on Wednesday that a vote in parliament, either way, would be the end of the matter. But Senior Counsel Magali Marin-Young says not so. [...]

Mayor Darrell Bradley Throws Support Behind PM in UHS Battle

On occasion in the past, mayor of Belize City Darrell Bradley has clashed with his own party on issues of national importance. But it is clear that with regard to [...]

P.M. Defends Investment Climate

The decision not to pay the UHS loan has serious ramifications for the economy as it relates to investors confidence. The PM is not daunted by the possibility that the [...]

Football Votes Saturday – Who Do the Ministers Want?

The Football Federation of Belize convenes this Saturday for the election of a new president.  With Acting President Marlon Kuylen having stepped aside, the race sees four candidates vying for [...]

Why G.O.B. Can’t Get Rid of Expired Meds Yet

Millions of dollars worth of medication are being stored in five containers at a Ministry of Health facility in Ladyville. The meds have expired; some are no longer used in [...]

Questions in Beheading of Cotton Tree Man

The lopped-off head of fifty-six-year-old Hilton Wade was discovered on a bench under a makeshift bus shed in Cotton Tree Village on Wednesday morning.  His mutilated body was found approximately [...]

Belizean in Florida Obtains Mistrial in Triple Murder Case

A Belizean accused of a horrific triple murder in Lee County, Florida in 2015 could face trial again after a relative’s inadvertent testimony caused a mistrial. Twenty-two-year-old Brian Hyde is [...]

B.D.F. Commander to Act on Audit

Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches remains sidelined from active duty in the Belize Defense Force, pending a decision by the incoming B.D.F. commander, Steven Ortega, on the status of his employment.  [...]

Behind Sluggish Economic Growth in Third Quarter

The GDP grew by zero point five percent for the last quarter. As you heard on Wednesday, the SIB’s stats for the last quarter- July to September – show marginal [...]

Hurricane Season Over – Belize is Spared

It’s November thirtieth and that means the Hurricane Season has closed. The 2017 Hurricane Season lived up to expectations as a very active one, forecasted to be above average and [...]

Tackling Poverty Among Children

An open house was held at the Inspiration Center today, where stakeholders from various government agencies participated in a discussion on children and poverty.  The session is part of an [...]

Vendors in Arms as Memorial Park Opens for Them

The Memorial Park has not fared as well as its counterparts, the B.T.L. Park and Battlefield Park, as a source of economic development for Belize City. This is despite its [...]

9 More Streets to be Concreted…

Nine more streets across the Old Capital are being re-done with concrete as the Belize City Council gears up for municipal elections next year. The over-two million dollar project, done [...]

But What Will Happen to Broken Streets?

But a common complaint about some of the concreted streets especially those done in the early days of the Municipal Bond funding, is that wear and tear have caused them [...]

The Convention for Entrepreneurship

Getting a business off the ground can be a daunting prospect for any entrepreneur. Today, an event took place that brought together players from many sectors who offered support on [...]

Healthy Living: the Central Lab Shows Off New Technology

There is a significant upgrade in technology at the Central Laboratory in Belize City. The lab has acquired new equipment that will increase capacity and time for blood screening. Tonight [...]

Belize Bank Has 3 Weeks to Serve U.H.S. Judgment, Goes to House Next

Prime Minister Dean Barrow finally broke his silence today exactly one week after the Caribbean Court of Justice delivered a ruling in which it granted leave to the Belize Bank [...]

C.C.J. Cannot Compel Bill Authorizing Payment to Pass

The Prime Minister is duty-bound to table a proposal in the House of Representatives at its next sitting requesting the appropriation of that eight-figure sum from the Consolidated Revenue Fund [...]

P.M. Says ‘Extremely High Risk’ That Payment Will Not Go Through

According to the PM, the mandate of the CCJ does not extend to parliament so it can be struck down by a majority vote.  In this case, he says the [...]

The People’s House Has Final Say; Cannot Be Challenged

With most ministers already saying no, the PM says that a conscience vote will end with U.D.P. parliamentarians voting against the bill. In this instance, interest will admittedly continue to [...]

P.M. Says Disappointment with the C.C.J. Does Not Extend to Bias or Corruption

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has gone on record to chide the CCJ, after losing an appeal in respect of a private land dispute involving Progresso Heights.  He soundly criticized the [...]