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Trade Minister: Santander Jumped the Gun on Sugar Sales

Santander, the Spanish multinational operating in Valley of Peace, is again in hot water, this time for illegally producing and introducing plantation white sugar into the local retail market.  Tonight, [...]

Sugar Confiscated, Fine Coming

News Five understands that the supplier of the Santander sugar is DV Distributors, which may be connected to the Vega Empire. Santander’s move to proceed with production and the retail [...]

Company Not Even Empowered to Produce Plantation White Sugar

Minister Panton says that Santander has met with the Ministry of Trade, but is also requesting a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, even though it has already violated the [...]

Sugar Associations Question Agriculture Minister

As the issue continues to heat up, three associations; Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Progressive Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Corozal Sugar Cane Farmers Association are seeking a meeting [...]

P.U.P.’s Jose Mai Sides with Cane Farmers

The Opposition People’s United Party has weighed in on the topic, from differing angles. Orange Walk South area rep Jose Mai, who is a cane farmer and staunch supporter of [...]

Julius Espat Says Be Careful with Santander

Cayo South area rep Julius Espat provided an alternative view focusing on the economic development provided by Santander in his area. He notes that farmers in the Cayo District have [...]

Albert Area Rep Awaits Outcome of P.U.P. Showdown

P.U.P. caretaker Paul Thompson lost his initial bid to represent the Albert Division in 2015 when he ran against the then U.D.P. standard bearer Tracy Panton in the last general [...]

Corozal Aspirant Challenges Party over Female Representation; Arthur Saldivar also Denied

In other political news, the People’s United Party held a meeting today of the National Executive in Belize City. It debated several serious matters and heard from Thea Garcia Ramirez [...]

B.D.F. Investigating Illegal Incursions in Dolores, Otoxha

The Ministry of National Security has deployed Belize Defence Force soldiers to areas in southern Belize to investigate reports of Guatemalans cutting down forest areas for illegal farming.  According to [...]

Albert Reid Acquitted of 2014 Murder

Twenty-eight-year-old Albert Reid appeared before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams today. He was accused of the May seventeenth, 2014 murder by stabbing of fifty-seven year old Maurice Young, also known [...]

Complainant’s Absence Leads to Acquittal on Rape Charges

At the direction of Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams, a jury of nine today entered a verdict of not guilty in favour of forty-two-year-old Jordy Rhaburn and twenty-nine-year-old Kevon Bardalez. [...]

Father Charged with Incest

Up north, a twelve-year-old student has reported a most disturbing incident. While the incident allegedly happened months ago, it is only now being reported. The minor claims that in mid-February, [...]

30K Robbery at P.G. Chinese Store

A pair of thieves pulled off a robbery in Punta Gorda which netted them more than thirty thousand dollars. Over the weekend, Huigiang Chen of James Store reported that two [...]

National Geographic Writers to Feature Belize in Dive Guide

Belize’s Barrier Reef remains a place of great interest to visitors, whether those come to relax or seeking answers to some of the great mysteries under the ocean waters. Now, [...]

Praise for Belize’s Efforts to Heal Barrier Reef

The World Heritage Committee has signaled good news in respect to potentially removing the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in danger at [...]

2 Maud Williams High Boys Rewarding for Doing the Right Thing

Two students were recognized for doing the right things at their school. Darwin Beaton and Ashton Vernon were not always walking the straight and narrow, but when they got some [...]

Mexico Renews Trade Opportunities, Focusing on Eco-Friendly Products

More than ten entrepreneurs from Mexico were today at the Mexican Institute in Belize City for a trade mission. For years now, the Mexican Embassy in Belize has been facilitating [...]

Human Rights Training for Women and Girls

The Young Women’s Christian Association today launched a new project AHRMED—Addressing Human Rights for More Equitable Development. Funded by the European Union, the initiative is expected to provide human rights [...]

Participants Will Help Teach Others

There are four components to the project that will see the five hundred participants then go out into their communities and engage other women and girls in gender and human [...]

Renewal of Support in Annual Cancer Walk

We have been covering the annual cancer walk for years now, and we do so again this year. The walk started in Ladyville with thousands trekking to Belize City to [...]

Journey Begins for Members of Police Youth Mentorship Program

Saturday was the first day of the second cohort of the Police Youth Mentorship Programme. Ninety-six mentorees from eight to seventeen years of age were matched with thirty mentors to [...]