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Butane Companies Reps Meet with PM Barrow

A meeting between Prime Minister Dean Barrow and representatives for Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) took place today in Belize City. The meeting [...]

Butane Companies Say Meeting with Prime Minister was Amicable

The three current importers of LPG are encouraged to bid for the bulk supply to the terminal. Speaking on behalf of the companies was Ernesto Uh of Zeta Gas. According [...]

PM Barrow says National Gas Company Here to Stay

The Prime Minister and representatives of the three current butane importing companies have scheduled another meeting though the time and venue has not been agreed upon. According to Uh, concerns [...]

G.O.B. Willing to Help P.S.U. Obtain New Land for New HQ

The Public Service Union has been ordered to vacate its Belmopan Hilltop headquarters by October thirty first. The order is by Simplex Designs Limited which has hired Attorney Estevan Perrera. [...]

Was Reynaldo Verde a Chronic Shakedown Artist?

Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Service Reynaldo Verde legal woes continues in the U.S.A.  Today, he was denied bail.  Verde was nabbed by the F.B.I. on charges of interference [...]

Regular Gas and Diesel Go Up, Premium Dips

The prices for regular gasoline and diesel will be going up at midnight at gas pumps across the country. Regular gasoline will go up by thirty-four cents and consumers will [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Takes the Stand in Lawsuit Brought by Former City Administrator

The case against the Belize City Council brought by former City Administrator Candice Miller adjourned around four-thirty this afternoon in the courtroom of Justice Courtney Abel. Mayor Bernard Wagner was [...]

Albert Moreira is Committed to Stand Trial for Murder of His Ex-Wife

The fate of Albert Moreira, accused of the murder of his estranged common-law wife, has been decided and he will have to stand trial at the Supreme Court. According to [...]

Eaton Belisle Guilty of 2 Counts of Manslaughter

Four years ago, a bus driver from Saint Paul’s Bank, Belize District attempted to overtake two vehicles as he headed from Belize City to the village.  He never made it [...]

Guatemalan Squatters along Border a Recurring Problem

The squatting problem along the Belize/Guatemala border by residents of El Barrio Judah in Guatemala has been a recurring issue. Pictures obtained by News Five show Guatemalans clearing lands near [...]

Prime Minister Comments on Voters’ List Padding

The problem of phantom voters and voter padding continues despite a recent countrywide re-registration, but Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that it is not something that will likely go away. [...]

PM Barrow: “Voter shenanigans if you will is like the poor it will be with us always.”

According to PM Barrow, padding of the voters’ list, which he described as ‘voter shenanigans,’ will always be with us.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “This is how far things [...]

PM Barrow Winding Down Final Term

He is serving for three terms as Prime Minister and Dean Barrow is now winding down his last term. Today, Barrow told the media that he will not remain as [...]

Prime Minister Barrow Has Decided Who He Supports for Next U.D.P. Leader

When Prime Minister Dean Barrow steps down, the new leader of the United Democratic Party will ascend to the Prime Ministerial position. The U.D.P. has set February ninth 2020 for [...]

Fish Kill Reported in New River in Libertad Village

There is another fish kill being reported in the New River, but this time, the reports are coming out of Libertad Village in the Corozal District where concerns grow over [...]

What’s Up with the Bay?

And on the matter of the New River pollution…In the Corozal Bay, there are growing concerns about that pollution seeping further north.  Because the tributary empties out into the Corozal [...]

Minister of Environment Says Funds for New River Tests Have Been Identified

On Tuesday, the Minister of Environment Omar Figueroa told the media that they have identified the funds to be used to conduct tests in the New River.  Figueroa says that [...]

Drought Deals “Major Blow” to the Sugar Industry

Two weeks ago the government declared a state of emergency in several areas of the country as a result of the prolonged drought that has impacted the agricultural sector. Government [...]

Government Has Begun its Assistance to Farmers

The sugar industry is not the only one that has been hit by the prolonged drought, which, according to the experts is the longest in Belize since the seventies. Consequently, [...]

Hulse on Senate Inquiry Report: “I wish I knew”

On Tuesday, P.U.P.’s Julius Espat spoke on the pending results of the senate inquiry that took place between 2016 and 2017. Back then, the Senate Special Select Committee met for [...]

Immigration Director Retires

Director of the Immigration Diana Locke will be leaving her desk at the immigration department as she nears the age of retirement. Locke assumed the post in early May of [...]

CARICOM Market Flooded with Sugar from Outside the Region

Agriculture officials from CARICOM member states are meeting this week in Belize to discuss and get consensus on matters they want to advance. The meetings began since Monday and today, [...]

Sugar on CARICOM Market Must be Regulated

A.S.R.’s McLachlan says that they have had very constructive meetings with major industrial users of sugar in CARICOM, and selling Belize sugar looks promising. But, an effective regulatory approach is [...]

Regional Ministers Tackle Fisheries Sustainability and Other Issues

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, CRFM, held a joint meeting between ministers responsible for fisheries and aquaculture, CARICOM countries and country representatives of OSPESCA, a fisheries organisation in Central America. [...]

DYS Hosts Train the Trainers Workshop

Fifteen entrepreneurs are attending a training of trainers’ entrepreneurship workshop at the Department of Youth Services.  A regional consultant, who works a CARICOM initiative called CEBO, the Creativity for Employment [...]