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Parole for Reynaldo Verde?

The fate of Reynaldo Verde will be determined on Wednesday. The Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Service remains behind bars in the U.S. on charges of interference with commerce by [...]

Still No Statement from Final Witness for William “Danny” Mason

The murder trial of William “Danny” Mason and four other accused men continued to face a hitch today in the Belmopan Supreme Court. That is because the court has been [...]

6 Weeks After He was Shot, Brindel Munnings Jr. Dies

Almost a month and a half after he was targeted on Police Street in the Saint Martin De Porres area of Belize City, forty-four-year-old Brindel Munnings Junior passed away at [...]

P.S.U. Recognizes Legality of the Hill Top Purchase but is Still Not Ready to Move

The Public Service Union says it won’t be moving though it recognizes the purchase of Hill Top by Simplex Design Company Limited as legal.  In November of 2018, the P.S.U. [...]

C.E.O. Alpuche Supports Training for Cops to Deal with Troubled Minors

Today, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Human Development, Judith Alpuche, acknowledged the need for more collaborative work with the police when it comes to detaining minors. Speaking about the [...]

Squatters Problem at Belize/Guatemala Border Re-emerges

A 2004 squatters’ problem on the Belize/Guatemala border is re-emerging. There is word that Guatemalan families have begun clearing lands in that area. More than ten years ago, about thirty [...]

FM Elrington Addresses the UN: Gives Update on Belize/Guatemala Dispute

The General Debate at the United Nations started on September twenty-fourth and has now concluded. On Saturday, Foreign Minister, Wilfred Elrington addressed the assembly; at the end of his statement, [...]

Years Later: Where is the Senate Inquiry Report?

Between 2016 and 2017 the Senate Special Select Committee met for more than forty sessions over the course of thirteen months to carry out its investigation into the Auditor General’s [...]

Chairman Says PAC Remains Non-Functional

Julius Espat is also the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, PAC. The PAC is tasked at looking at government spending and holding public officers and politicians responsible According to [...]

4 Years Later Camalote Villagers Waiting for CJ’s Judgment on Land Dispute

The Cotton Tree Village Council took the Government of Belize to court almost four years ago. The case revolves around two hundred and fifty-four parcels of lots that had been [...]

Land Consultations Scheduled for Port Loyola Residents

In Belize City, residents in the Port Loyola Constituency will be allowed to have their land woes addressed.  U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Port Loyola, Phillip Willoughby has arranged for a land consultation [...]

Kenyon Dominguez is Freed after 7 Years on Remand for Murder

After serving seven years on remand, twenty-eight-year-old Kenyon Dominguez walked free from the Supreme Court on Monday for gunning down Keith Lewis on July eleventh on Miller Street, behind the [...]

Agreement Reached; Impasse Broken between K.H.M.H.A. and Workers Union

The K.H.M.H.A. Board and the K.H.M.H. Workers Union have come to an agreement. The parties were at an impasse over several issues including the union’s demand for the removal of [...]

The Production of Hemp under Consideration in CARICOM

The production of hemp is under consideration in a number of Caribbean countries due to its economic potentials.  It is one of the more interesting topics on the agenda of [...]

What are the Implications of Hemp Production in the Region?

The paper presentation will also look at the implications as it relates to food security since countries may embark on converting land traditional used for food production to cultivate cannabis [...]

“Front ah di line” – a New Campaign for Older Persons

The National Council on Ageing wants older persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant women and women with young children to have more access to essential services. To do this, the council [...]

An Expo for Older Persons

As you heard just now, the National Council on Ageing launched a campaign to increase accessibility to basic services for overlooked groups including older persons and persons with disability. As [...]

San Antonio Villagers without Portable Water

Villagers in San Antonio in the Toledo District have been without water for two days. Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requeña says that the village’s water woes is a well [...]

PACT Awards over $1 Million to be Invested in 5 MPAS

Today the Protected Areas Conservation Trust made its singular largest investment in marine protected areas in Belize. As a part of its conservation investment strategy, PACT awarded over one million [...]

CARICOM Ministers and Officials Meet in Belize on the Way Forward for the Agricultural Industry in the Region

As you heard, a week of working sessions, including ministerial discussions and stakeholder engagement in respect of agriculture in the region, is taking place in Belize at the Biltmore Plaza. [...]

NEMO Monitors Weather in Northwester Caribbean Sea

The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO is keeping a close watch on a broad area of low pressure that is currently located over the northwester Caribbean Sea. In an advisory [...]

The C.R.F.M. Meets in Belize: Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated Fishing Threatens Industry

Back to the regional meetings, members of the ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism met today at the Biltmore Plaza. C.R.F.M. is discussing a cadre of issues affecting [...]

The Seafood Trade in the Caribbean: Meeting Market Requirements

But where is the region in terms of accessing markets for its fishery products? Trade in fish and seafood is one of the largest areas of agriculture commodity globally; over [...]

Police on Road Safety for Motorists

There has been persistent loss of life due traffic accidents since the start of the year, but fortunately a crash on the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan left five persons nursing [...]