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Emergency Assistance to Farmers Impacted by Drought

At a very lengthy press conference that went through the lunch hour today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that a state of emergency is to be declared in parts of [...]

Opposition Leader Comments on G.O.B.’s Plan to Assist Farmers

While this is not the first occasion that drought has affected the agricultural sector, it is certainly the worse. The government’s plan to work with Central Bank and local banks [...]

Mother of 6 is Gunned Down Inside Her House in Santa Elena

There is heightened tension in San Elena, Cayo tonight where a mother of six was killed on Wednesday night. Mirna Young was with her family at home when she was [...]

Harmonyville Resident Nelson Espinosa is Arraigned for the Murder of Adamir Choc

The mother of Adamir Choc arrived in front of the courtroom in Belmopan today minutes after the murder suspect was taken away in the pan of a police pickup truck. [...]

Still No Arrests in Belmopan Double Murder

Investigation continues in the Belmopan double murder of minors Gruver Delgado and Herman Valladarez. The two cousins were gunned down after delivering freshly made tortillas. While several persons of interests [...]

U.S. Fugitive Captured in Belize

A U.S. national indicted on sex charges and wanted in Kentucky was detained in Belize this morning. The Special Branch Unit zoomed in on sixty-year-old Ladd Duane Ottofy who was [...]

A Settlement between A.I.B.L. and F.T.C. is Imminent

The winding down and liquidation of Atlantic International Bank Limited is nearing completion as a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission is imminent.  This succeeds the Sanctuary Bay real estate [...]

Are European Depositors Prevented From Collecting Choice Bank Monies?

There are reports of concerns raised by former customers of Choice Bank Limited who live in Europe.  There are claims that those depositors, notwithstanding the liquidation of the bank assets, [...]

PM Castigates U.S. Authorities for Denying Reynaldo Verde Visitation

Deputy Tax Service Director Reynaldo Verde remains in federal custody at a detention facility in Warsaw, Virginia, pending extradition to the Southern District of Florida where he will stand trial [...]

“I find it deplorable” – PM Barrow on the Action of U.S. Authorities

Not only were embassy officials denied access to Verde, they were also kept in dark about the reason for his detention.  It wasn’t until several days later that they were [...]

PM Finally Weighs In On Joshua Perdomo Debt Amnesty

The forty-thousand dollar debt write-off for Joshua Perdomo, son of Cabinet Secretary Carlos Perdomo, was finally addressed by PM Barrow this afternoon, several weeks after the cabinet-approved motion was brought [...]

Prime Minister Says No Apologies on Supporting the LPG Deal

The National Gas Company continues to be a subject of criticism. Three of the major butane suppliers, Southern Choice Butane Limited, Gas Tomza and Belize Western Energy Limited are speaking [...]

Who Will Represent Belize at the Hague?

On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington gave a brief update on developments in respect of Belize proceeding to the International Court of Justice to resolve the territorial dispute with Guatemala.  [...]

Fisherman, Guilty of Theft

Tonight, fifty-six-year old Bert Keith Sylvester, a fisherman, has been fined for theft. Sylvester is the man captured on footage soon after he committed a broad daylight theft at Benny’s Home [...]

Phase One of Contingency Plan Activated at La Inmaculada

The Management of La Inmaculada School in Orange Walk Town has moved into gear to activate phase one of their contingency plan to ensure the health of the school population [...]

The P.U.P.’s Position on Taiwan

A trip to mainland china by P.U.P. Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa, Belize City Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, and Councilor Michael “Chips” Noralez in August stirred controversy. Musa told [...]

PM Says Nothing Official on Gapi’s Candidacy

There is still no confirmation regarding Gaspar Vega’s candidacy in Orange Walk North, despite his intention to rouse political activity in that constituency leading up to the November 2020 General [...]

Belize City Resident Critically Injured in Drive-by Shooting

Thirty-one year-old Joseph Rowland remains in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night. Rowland was in front of his house on [...]

Where is Marvin Mendoza? His Brother is Looking for Him

Where is Marvin Mendoza? The Honduran national has been living on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye with his brother for some time now working in construction. But on September seventh, he [...]

Permit Issued for a Peaceful Protest in Belmopan

A permit has been issued to a group of concerned Belizeans, who will assemble at the steps of the National Assembly building, to express their discontent this Friday. One of [...]

National Day of Service in Memory of the Father of the Nation

Activities were held across the country today to mark National Service Day. At the Lord Ridge Cemetery, the People’s United Party held a wreath laying ceremony to honour the Father [...]

Opposition Leader Recovers After Road Traffic Accident

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño is back to full capacity after being involved in a road traffic accident in early August.  Briceño was in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prado [...]

Healthy Living: New Support Group to Help with Dementia

The twenty-first of September is Independence Day for Belize, but in the rest of the world, it will be commemorated as World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common [...]