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Separate Shootings on Halloween Night, Two Persons Injured

The City has been free of murders since Troy Polonio was gunned down on Raccoon Street on October fifteenth. But on Thursday night there was an attempt on at a [...]

Minister Elrington Weighs in on the Payment of Joshua Perdomo’s Debt

On Thursday night we reported that the Perdomo family has paid off the forty thousand dollar debt incurred by Joshua Perdomo after he received the money in 2009 for studies [...]

‘Peacemaker’ Sedi Won’t Make Appearance at Saldivar’s Convention

National Security Ministry John Saldivar will officially launch his bid for the leadership of the United Democratic Party on Sunday. Saldivar is going toe to toe with Patrick Faber for [...]

PAC Chairman Says Government There is Foot-dragging in Finalizing Report

The Public Accounts Committee, as an oversight body tasked with ensuring that there is transparency and accountability in the expenditure of government funds, has hit a bump in the road, [...]

Julius Espat’s Perspective on U.D.P. Leadership Race and PAC

Interestingly, Espat highlights the fact that both Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Minister of National Security John Saldivar, who sit on the Public Accounts Committee, are challenging the leadership [...]

Julius Takes on Joshua Perdomo Debt Write-off

The uproar surrounding a debt write-off for monies owed to government by Joshua Perdomo is an obvious reason why there is a need for the Public Accounts Committee.  Despite having [...]

Land Tax Amnesty Programme Extended

In early October, the government announced that it will be implementing the Land Tax Amnesty Programme after it was passed by the House and approved by the Senate in September. [...]

A Training to Combat the Online Exploitation of Children

A number of countries from the Caribbean region have completed a one week training programme to tackle an online scourge targeting children. Online child exploitation involves the sharing of images [...]

Foreign Minister Says They Are Working to Address “Barrio Judah” Squatters

You may recall that exactly one month ago we told you about a group of squatters along the Belize/Guatemala border. About ten years ago, close to thirty families were relocated [...]

Court of Appeal Vindicates Yolanda Schakron

The Court of Appeal has been meeting this week. A number of cases were heard including one linked to the murder of Christopher Galvez. Twenty-three-year-old Galvez was murdered execution-style on [...]

Murderer’s Appeal Dismissed

Convicted killer, Hernan Manzanero appeared before the Justices this morning. Manzanero, who was represented by attorney Leeroy Banner, appealed his murder conviction and twenty-five-year sentence but the Justices dismissed Manzanero’s [...]

Gang Members Jailed

As the weekend starts, the police is carrying out anti-gang activities in neighbourhoods in the City. Three men who were arrested and charged pleaded guilty to court for the offense [...]

Summer Café is Robbed

As children were around the city trick and treating, armed men held up the Summer Café on Blue Marlin Drive, Belize City. The thirty-one year old owner, JinSu told police [...]

Picking Up the Pieces – Overcoming Obstacles as a Youth

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to an education that develops their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to [...]

G.O.B. and I.D.B. Sign $14M Loan for Strengthening Tax Administration

Fourteen million dollars will be injected into the newly amalgamated Belize Tax Service for the strengthening of tax administration and collection as well as for the modernizing of the technological [...]

Tax Administration Reform Expected to Impact Economic Growth

The loan will be disbursed over a period of five years and is expected to have a positive impact on economic growth and development. Country Representative for the Inter-Development Bank Doctor [...]

CZMAI Hosts Innovation Challenge

The Coastal Zone Management Authority Institute held its innovation fair at the Battlefield Park in Belize City today. The event is a part of the fifth annual Coastal Awareness Week. [...]

Global Leadership Summit Kicks Off in Belize City

A two-day leadership summit kicked off at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts this morning in Belize City. The Global Leadership Summit is an empowerment event that helps to empower [...]

LAVIE – A Unique Women’s Boutique in Downtown Plaza

On Monday at the Downtown Plaza in Belize City, a new boutique will open its doors exclusively to Belizean women. LAVIE is the brainchild of Belizean American Kameel Raees, who [...]

EXPO Taiwan 2019 Returns

EXPO Taiwan 2019 kicked off today at the showroom at the Caribbean Tyres. More than ten businesses from Taiwan are exhibiting their products for three days, starting today. The event [...]