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Senate’s Heated Debate over Joshua Perdomo $40K Loan Write-Off

It was a rare occasion in the Senate today.  The upper chamber voted against a motion to write-off forty thousand four hundred and seventy-four dollars and eighty-eight cents owed by [...]

Senate Votes Against Motion, but “Money Motions Cannot be Defeated by the Senate”

At the end of the debate, a division was called by Senator Chebat to document the vote of each senator.  As we said, seven of the thirteen voted against the [...]

Private Sector Senator Says G.O.B. Should Collect From Guarantor

Also voting against the write-off was Senator for the Private Sector, Mark Lizarraga. According to Lizarraga, while it was expected that the Senate would not be able to block the [...]

John Briceño Writes Letter to House Speaker About Denial of his Constitutional Right

Still on the unpopular Joshua Perdomo write-off, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño has written to the House Speaker Laura Longsworth taking issue with the conduct of the debate [...]

Senate Debates Amendment to Contractor General Act

Senators also debated the amendment to the Contractor General Act.  The amendment removes the limitation which barred any Contractor General to return to the public service after his or her [...]

2 Men are Freed of the Murder of Michael Welch

Two Belize City men were freed from murder charges after spending almost five years on remand at the Hattieville Prison. Lyson Cacho and Tarique Gillett faced trial for the March [...]

Dell Laptops are Stolen from Ladyville Technical High School

Over the weekend, the business centre at Ladyville Technical High School was burglarized and a number of laptops donated by Digi were stolen.  The Belize Police Department is asking the [...]

Lionel Longsworth Takes the Rap for Gun Charge

Tonight, three of four men linked to a gun found in a parked vehicle are home free after twenty-three-year-old Lionel Longsworth took the rap for the firearm and ammo. Harold [...]

Drought Decimates Acres of Crop in Little Belize, Farmers are Distraught

The financial losses to farmers up north don’t look good after months of a drought gripped the farming community.  In Little Belize, a small Mennonite community in the Orange Walk [...]

Climate Resilient Farming is a Must Amid Devastating Drought

The extreme dry weather conditions that have adversely affected the agriculture sector has once again prompted a discussion on climate resiliency and the need for farmers to adopt other practices [...]

A Farmers Registry for Times like These

According to District Agriculture Coordinator Elsner Campos, it is important for farmers to enroll with the ministry so that a record of their location, the crops they grow and the [...]

Senate Approves C.D.B.-B.E.L. Loan Motion

A project to electrify Caye Caulker Village will cost the Belize Electricity Limited some thirteen point six million dollars. The monies are being borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank on [...]

Will Lottery Contract Be Automatically Renewed for Brads?

In 2009, Brads Gaming Company Limited owned by Kim Jen Chee was granted a management contract to manage the lottery programme which rakes in millions of dollars in administrative fees [...]

Former COLA Prez Raises Concerns; Says Contract Should Be Tendered

Brackett has since written a letter to Prime Minister Dean Barrow seeking information on the boledo deal. He is also advocating for the tender process and for information on who [...]

Lottery Contract Process Needs to be Transparent and Accountable

Brackett says he will lobby the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Senators and other social partners to get answers on the situation around the popular boledo. At today’s [...]

CARSI-ESF Awards US $750,000 in Grants

The U.S. Government, through the CARSI-ESF grant programme, has awarded seven hundred and fifty thousand U.S. dollars to three organizations in Belize. Since 2007, over nine million U.S. dollars have [...]

Former COLA Prez to P.S.U.’s Gerald Henry: “This Doesn’t Take Niceness”

Former firebrand COLA President, Geovanni Brackett also chimed in today on the Hilltop property debacle where the headquarters of the P.S.U. was sold even though negotiations were ongoing with the [...]

MAR Countries Meet to Discuss Reef Restoration

Today the Meso-American Reef Network held its second biennial meeting. Belize, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras gathered in Belize City to talk about the challenges of the Meso-American Reef and how [...]