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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 [...]

Parliament Would Not Be ‘Irresponsible’ with Debt Decision

Until the UHS debt is settled, the outstanding balance continues to accrue interest at a rate of seventeen percent monthly.  Is government’s refusal to pay the debt an act of [...]

Belize Bank ‘Does Not Concur’

This afternoon, the Belize Bank issued a brief release in response to the Prime Minister’s statements. It reads: “The Belize Bank does not concur with the views expressed by the [...]

Conscience is Cop-Out, Says P.U.P. – Step Up or Step Down

The People’s United Party held a parliamentary caucus this evening, a meeting which lasted for the better part of two hours.  Despite the lengthy discussion on the UHS debt and [...]

U.D.P. Must ‘Fix’ the Problem

There’s a possibility that the People’s United Party may return to power in 2020, and with the UHS debt being kicked around like the political football it has since become, [...]

Murder in Cotton Tree: Man is Beheaded

Beheadings are rare in Belize, but early this morning a gruesome discovery was made near the Harmony community on the George Price Highway. The head of a man was found [...]

Ex-Immigration Director Returns; Says Bosses Failed to Fully Support Reform

The Prime Ministerial press conference delayed today’s Senate Special Select Committee hearing in Belmopan. The sole witness was former Acting Director of the Immigration Department, Maria Marin, who served in [...]

Ministry Wanted Control of Visa Vetting to Satisfy Ministers

Marin noted that despite the original desires expressed by Minister Godwin Hulse and then-C.E.O. Candelaria Saldivar-Morter to support a clean-up in the department, they clashed immediately over the approval of [...]

Directive by Immigration Minister ‘abnormal’

Accompanied by attorney Darrell Bradley, Marin then answered questions from the reduced panel of senators led by Pro-tem chair Mark Lizarraga. She confirmed that the process for visa applications with [...]

Modest Economic Growth in Third Quarter; Hotel Accommodations Down

The Gross Domestic Product grew by zero point five percent for the last quarter. According to the Statistic Institute of Belize, this is on par with last year’s growth for [...]

B.T.L. Must Answer to ‘Color Blind’ Contract

Color Blind – it’s a media production company created by Audrey Wallace, in which she is majority shareholder. She also currently holds the post of chief executive officer in the [...]

U.S. Embassy and Local Partners Target Gender-Based Violence, Trafficking in Persons

The US Embassy, through the Central American Regional Security Initiative, is funding a project in several communities to tackle the pervasive issues of gender based violence and human trafficking. The [...]

St. Martin’s Builds ‘Swift Hall’

Saint Martin De Porres Parish officially opened its new Parish Hall that will serve many different purposes including a sporting gym and event complex. Construction started over a year ago [...]

Reward to Find Missing Hubert Richards, 83

The Richards family is offering a one thousand five hundred-dollar reward to anyone who can help locate eighty-three-year-old Hubert Richards. He has been missing for almost two weeks now and [...]