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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 [...]

P.M. to speak Wednesday, but Cabinet says no to U.H.S. and Belize Bank

Cabinet met in Belmopan this morning, ahead of a scheduled press conference for ten o’clock in Belize City on Wednesday, to discuss government’s position on the pending ninety million dollar [...]

Former A.G. turns on C.C.J. after court reversal

Perhaps the biggest proponent for Belize’s signing on to the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final appellate jurisdiction in March 2015, was former Attorney General Wilfred Elrington.  He was [...]

Elrington cites hostile treatment and laziness in writing decisions

According to Elrington, the C.C.J. leaves a lot to be desired, particularly since there is a total of five jurists presently sitting on its bench. He says that only one [...]

Does Eamon Courtenay have unfair advantage at Port-of-Spain?

Elrington was critical of the court saying that the four-member CCJ is unwelcoming and has arguably had the most contact with Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay who has appeared before the [...]

Belize Bank defends loan note, sledges Gov’t.

In anticipation of Wednesday’s announcement, The Belize Bank Limited is speaking out on the ninety million dollar judgment ordered by the Caribbean Court of Justice.  Much of the Bank’s three-page [...]

P.U.P.’s party caucus to meet, will votes count?

As it relates to the position of the People’s United Party, that will be taken on Wednesday afternoon at a parliamentary caucus. The party leader, John Briceño, returned to the [...]

Women robbed and assaulted on camera on King Street

Murders may have blessedly slowed to a trickle, but that doesn’t mean crime has abated in the Old Capital. Two robbers took advantage of an opportunity on Monday night, but [...]

Corozal North rep hails Police, Customs assault on Estero

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of contraband seizures reported in the Corozal District within the past few weeks.  That’s because customs and police have been working [...]

Who’s stealing from Cayo Magistrate’s Court

There is a report tonight coming out of the Cayo District that a significant sum of money is allegedly missing from the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court.  Those monies, according to [...]

Supreme Court turns down appeal in evidence tampering case

For more than six months, the former Ballistic Examiner, Orlando Vera has been behind bars following a conviction for perverting the course of justice in the Michael Moderi gun related [...]

Former student to learn fate in attempted murder case next week

At the age of fifteen years, Inmas Espinal, then a second form student at Canaan High School, was arrested charged and remanded to prison for the March fifteenth, 2012 attempted [...]

Police make weed bust on Orange Walk Bus

More than seven pounds of marijuana was found on a public bus at the Orange Walk Town bus terminal this morning. But according to police, no one is claiming responsibility [...]