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100 Gone from BAL; is Agriculture Still Relevant?

The budget debate continued today in the House of Representatives in Belmopan as members of parliament made their contributions and up to news time, the debate continues. But we begin [...]

“Nobody” Saw K.H.M.H. Problems Coming, Says Health Minister

The Budget Debate winds down later this evening after a wrap-up by Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Once again absent was former Deputy Prime Minister and Orange Walk North area representative [...]

Teachers “Hurting” Children by Demonstrating

At the start of today’s debate, Pickstock area representative and Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington said he is not a fan of Thursday’s demonstration outside the National Assembly. But it [...]

Guats Ready for Referendum on I.C.J. but What Says Belize?

With less than a month to go, eyes are on the voters of Guatemala, who on April fifteenth will go to the polls to decide whether they accept the International [...]

The PAC and Transparency

Cayo South area representative Julius Espat is chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. The Committee met last year with Auditor General Dorothy Bradley to go over the process of compiling [...]

Locked in by RJB, New Mayor Calls for Limits on Capital Projects

RJB Construction Limited, a company owned and operated by U.D.P. insider Romel Berges, entered into a contractual arrangement with the Belize City Council months prior to former Mayor Darrell Bradley [...]

Predecessor Should Have Slowed Down

Since being sworn into office on March fourteenth, Mayor Wagner has been reviewing all existing agreements between CitCo and private contractors, a majority of those deals being described as products [...]

Oscar Arnold is Deputy as Councilors Get Portfolios

The assignment of portfolios within the newly constituted Belize City Council has been finalized, with Oscar Arnold being named deputy mayor responsible for budgeting.  The exercise, according to Mayor Wagner, [...]

How to Sweeten the Lime Situation

In other agricultural news from Belmopan, Orange Walk South area representative and the P.U.P.’s spokesman for agriculture, Jose Abelardo Mai, dropped a stunner during his Budget presentation. There is currently [...]

What Can a Billion Dollars Do?

Earlier, Cayo South representative Julius Espat spoke about the PAC. He also spoke about the ways the monies are spent – and in his view, misspent – over the last [...]

Eamon, Said Called Out for “Conflict of Interest” over U.H.S.

It hasn’t come up much during the Budget debate, but the House still has to contend with the repayment of the thirty-six million loan to Belize Bank, guaranteed by Government, [...]

Kareem Musa Slams “Old Boxer” P.M.

Like his veteran representative father Said Musa, Caribbean Shores representative Kareem Musa has become a must-see attraction during the Budget debate and today was no exception. He differed slightly from [...]

What the Teachers Want (Now)

On Thursday, the teachers protested on Independence Hill following a rally at the civic center and a march through the streets of the Capital City Belmopan. They were championing the [...]

The Manifesto for Linda Adopted

The teachers went on to endorse Manifesto for Linda as their demands are included in the document. With the support of the Ministry of Human Development and the Speaker of [...]

Jaguars 4, Grenada 2

The national football team played its first international game on Thursday night. Though just a friendly match, the team showed its mettle when it took on Grenada’s Spice Boyz. It [...]

U.C.L.A Bruin Talks STEM with City Girls

Today, the U.S. Embassy in Belize organized two informative and motivational talks with students in Belize City. In the first session, Rhea Rogers of the Ministry of National Security spoke [...]

Aimee Flores Speaks on Her Groundbreaking Research

Flores is a biochemistry researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles who is making big waves in the research field in the U.S.  As a student, Flores excelled in [...]

Mayor Wagner to Continue Darrel Bradley’s Legacy in Infrastructure

With a new sheriff in town at 109 North Front Street, are there any projects that were started under the previous administration that Mayor Wagner is looking to complete?  That’s [...]

The DJ’s Hit the Turntables

The final round of competition for the Belikin Deejay Championship takes place tonight inside Club Elite.  Eight up-and-coming disc jockeys from across the country are vying for the coveted title [...]

The City “Lights Our Hearts” on Saturday

The second annual “Light Our Hearts” march and rally takes place this weekend at the Memorial Park in Belize City. It is organized by Shakera Young who remains steadfast on [...]

A Benefit Concert for Boy with Bone Cancer

Tonight at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, a group of artists have been pooled together for a great cause – to help eleven-year-old Jamir Valentine, who was recently [...]