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Guatemalan Minor Charged for Student’s Death in Belmopan RTA

A fifteen-year-old Guatemalan boy has been charged for the death of eight-year-old Gabriella Corales.   The young man was arraigned on a slew of charges, including manslaughter by negligence, causing death [...]

PAC Chairman Says Government has No Interest in Audit Report

The 2014/2015 Audit Report highlights a number of inconsistencies where it concerns proper accounting of public funds.  Those discrepancies were flagged by Auditor-General Dorothy Ann Bradley who tendered the report [...]

Julius Espat: Auditor General Expresses Frustration

Espat, who has been at the helm of the Public Accounts Committee for the past seven years, says that there is an obvious lack of accountability in the manner in [...]

No Check and Balance for Contract Officers Spending Public Funds

A huge part of the problem, says Espat, is the fact that there is no oversight for the expenditure of public funds where contract officers are concerned.  According to the [...]

DPM Patrick Faber on Increase in S.S.B. Contributions

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Patrick Faber also made a comment on the increase in the Social Security contributions. It’s been seventeen years since an increase and there [...]

Will Public Officers & Teachers Start to Pay for their Pensions?

There seems to be more bad news on the horizon for public officers, teachers and police officers. The longstanding pension scheme for government employees is that G.O.B. pays one hundred [...]

Another Social Security Increase is Expected in 2025

An increase in the social security pension scheme was rolled out in 2003, seventeen years ago. The fund is at the point where its total expenditure equals total revenue. During [...]

S.S.B. to Cut Cost

As Doctor Young said, the rate increase is a temporary solution. It is expected that another rate increase or adjustment would be necessary in 2025. In order to delay that [...]

S.S.B.’s Pension Scheme and “Alternative Lifestyle”

Between 2017 and 2018, more than two thousand contributors joined the social security fund. Currently, the fund consists of about one hundred and eight thousand contributors. Every year, close to [...]

Ministry of Education Hosts the 2019 P.S.E. Awards Ceremony

A week after the results of the 2019 Primary School Exams were released, the Ministry of Education brought together the top twenty-five students for an award ceremony in their honour. [...]

G.O.B. to Extend Subsidies to Second Form; 11,000+ to Benefit

Minister Faber also announced that the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Education, will be extending the subsidy for students to second form. So come the new school year, [...]

Education Minister: High Schools Transitioning to Digital Platform

High schools across the country are going digital. A letter of intent has been signed between G.O.B. and Belize Telemedia Limited which paves the way for a digital revolution in [...]

Expansion Project to Increase Success of Early Childhood Development

Speaking about expansion, Faber also spoke about his ministry acquiring funding through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to install additional preschools across the country. Minister Faber says that [...]

Students Rewarded for Doing the Right Thing

The Belize Police Department held its national Du Di Right Ting award ceremony today at Old Belize. Fifty-five students from around the country were recognized, with eight of them getting [...]

Deputy Commissioner Broaster Speaks on Vendors’ Curfew

Earlier this week, we reported about the late night food vendors who are being shut down at midnight on the south side and by two a.m. on the north side. [...]

A Vicious Stabbing Over Weed Sale

Tonight, twenty-four-year-old Marlon Casey, a resident of Ladyville, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned for the attempted murder of Abraham Leslie.  The incident occurred on [...]

Making the Agriculture Sector Adaptable to Climate Change

Agricultural production in Belize has been impacted by climate change and climate variability. In order to prevent the loss of millions of dollars and adapt to climate change, a five-day [...]

The Importance of Climate Change Adaptability

Director of Extension at the Ministry of Agriculture Belarmino Esquivel says that institutional strengthening and improved technical capacities in the agricultural sector of Belize can improve the country’s ability to [...]

A Letter of Intent for Tourism Cooperation

A Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) was signed this evening.  The ceremony coincides with the visit of Doctor [...]