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Ain’t No Sunshine: Gov’t Company Shut Out of B.T.L. Compensation

After three days of litigation, Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel issued a comprehensive judgment against Sunshine Holdings Limited’s claim for compensation, in respect of shares it owned in Belize Telemedia [...]

G.O.B. Now on the Hook for Money Owed to S.S.B.

The case was comprehensively lost, but did Sunshine really lose anything? Not according to Justice Abel. He found that the company had been fully relieved by its owner, the government, [...]

Is B.T.L. Litigation Over?

So at long last, is it over? The now nearly nine-year saga of Telemedia’s acquisition by government started in August of 2009 and effectively concluded with the settlement in 2015. [...]

Deputy City Mayor Defends Terminations as Part of Restructuring

The Belize City Council has broken its silence on the dismissal of six employees earlier this week, including City Administrator Candice Miller.  While the writings were on the wall for [...]

CitCo Ready for Litigation over Firings

Sacking Candice Miller, whose contract as city manager extends to 2021, and several of her colleagues from City Hall, has likely exposed the Belize City Council to litigation.  Those lawsuits [...]

Council Concerned over HR Director Vehicle Firebombed

The torching of Human Resources Manager Sharlene Rudon’s vehicle continues to be investigated as a criminal matter.  The Ford Escape SUV was scorched by a firebomb on Wednesday night while [...]

In Belmopan, Stolen Chain Leads to Fatal Stabbing

A Roaring Creek resident is tonight in police custody, following an early morning murder in Belmopan. Reports are that as police were closing up shop at La Cabana Night Club, [...]

Homeowner Blames Fire Service for Lost House; Firefighters Say Illegal Connection Overloaded

An early morning blaze completely destroyed a wooden home on the south side of Belize City. But tonight the question is – did those fourteen persons, nine adults and five [...]

Fire Service Working to Maintain ‘Dated’ Fleet

Deputy Fire Chief Benisford Matura has spoken on the dated fleet of trucks – and how it slowed them down from carrying out the kind of fire-fighting needed to save [...]

SUV Burns on North Creek

Sometime after midnight on Thursday, an SUV belonging to Melanie Staine was observed on fire on North Creek in Belize City. The Fire Department was called out to extinguish the [...]

Micah Goodin Apologizes; CitCo Back Together

An olive branch, in an attempt to mend a somewhat broken relationship between Councilor Micah Goodin and Mayor Bernard Wagner, has been extended via an online apology on Thursday.  The [...]

Pitts’ Pique a Matter for Central P.U.P.

So how does the council feel about Doctor Candice Pitts who took a somewhat similar aim at her own party after being asked to step aside in Port Loyola in [...]

Government Ready to Meet with Teachers on Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Government of Belize and three of the unions is a matter that is still on the table.  The Public Service Union, the Belize National [...]

G.O.B. Accepts ex-Contractor General’s Reports

On Thursday, the DPM also gave us an update on the Contractor General. If you’ll recall, Godwin Arzu’s contract was not renewed and his replacement has not been announced.  Arzu [...]

Thinking of Summer with Arts Camp

On Thursday, the Belize District Art Showcase opened at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. The two-week exhibition features art pieces from students in pre-school, primary and high schools. The [...]

The Problem with Split Immigration Department

Earlier this year, amendments to the Immigration, Belizean Nationality and Passports Acts passed through the National Assembly. Collectively, they proposed to divide the functions related to immigration and nationality services, [...]

Diplomats Meet with Foreign Affairs on Referendum Campaign

The countdown is on to next April’s referendum in Belize on the referral of the Belize-Guatemala Dispute to the International Court of Justice. The public awareness campaign is being stepped [...]

Appeal Reversed for B.D.F. in Football Dispute

An unorthodox decision by the Football Federation of Belize Appeals Committee is throwing a wrench in the Premier League of Belize Championship Finals. Last week, we reported about a protest [...]

Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle Magazine Launched

Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle launched its second edition today. The magazine, published by McNab Visuals, will be used to promote travel and culture locally and regionally.  It goes to print [...]

Best Youth Athletes Converge for Championship

The National Sports Council held its annual national track and field championships at the Marion Jones Stadium in Belize City today. Over two hundred students, the best of the best [...]