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How Government Spends the People’s Money

Arguments wrapped up before the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin on a case brought against the Government by John Briceño and Julius Espat of the People’s United Party. In the two-day [...]

P.U.P. Case Against G.O.B. Wraps Up, Judgment Pending

The case suit against the Minister of Finance, the Financial Secretary and the Attorney General hinges on four main points and at the conclusion of the hearing, Espat told the [...]

Johnny Says It’s About Transparency and Accountability

The outcome of the challenge, according to Opposition Leader John Briceño, should set precedence for other jurisdictions within the region insofar as the expenditure of public funds.  He also explains [...]

Union and G.O.B. Meet to Discuss Workers Concerns at Belize Tax Service

Since the Belize Tax Service was launched back in August, as an amalgamation of the General Sales Tax and Income Tax departments, there have been various concerns among members of [...]

The Vasquez family Sounds Off on Bail Offered to Nestor’s Killer

This morning twenty-eight-year-old Collin Francis was offered bail for the attempted murder of Nurse Augustina Elijio. Bail was set at eight thousand dollars plus two sureties of the same amount. [...]

Vasquez Family Wants Answers

According to Jules Vasquez, the family hasn’t heard of further development in the case. He says that he has reached out the Director of Public Prosecution. Today, he told reporters [...]

Jorge Espat Meets with Opposition Leader to Discuss Removal of Guatemalan Squatters

Guatemalan squatters who continue to illegally occupy private property belonging to businessman Jorge Espat on the Belizean side of western border, near the Adjacency Zone, continues to be an issue.  [...]

I.C.J. Bipartisan Committee Functioning Well, says John Briceño

On April tenth, 2019 Belizeans voted in favor of taking the Belize Guatemala dispute to the International Court of Justice to be settled permanently. A month later, Belize submitted its notification [...]

No Principal at Julian Cho, Toledo’s Largest High School

Julian Cho Technical High School is arguably the largest secondary school in Toledo District and tonight it is without a principal.  That is because acting principal Doctor Kent Arzu’s last [...]

Land Minister Speaks on Reports of Land Grab along Developing Airport Link Road

In May 2018 the government signed a thirty-four million dollars contract with CISCO Construction Limited for the construction of the Airport Link Road. Works are currently underway, which include the construction [...]

Land Transaction Goes Sour; Buyer Loses Tens of Thousands of Dollars

An American investor says she has been jilted out of tens of thousands of dollars after a land transaction went south. Specific details of the allegations are still forthcoming but [...]

Is Lands Department Still a Hotbed of Corruption?

In October 2013, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the diaspora in Los Angeles that the Lands Department is another hotbed of corruption and that the administration tried to do something about [...]

Lands Department Mobilizes to Address Citizens’ Land Issues

According to Minister Patt, to enhance the Land Department’s efficiency in providing its service, a community outreach program has been designed whereby the department’s staff and officials such as the [...]

A Golf Car Deal Goes Awfully Wrong for a Placencia Resident

A man from Placencia was conned out of four thousand dollars. Police say that seventy-two-year-old naturalized Belizean Allan Stamm saw a deal for a golf cart on Facebook and contacted [...]

A Shooting in the City Leaves 1 Man Injured

A Belize City man was shot sometime around mid-day today. The shooting reportedly happened on Lavender Street. According to information we received, the victim is twenty-eight-year-old Francis Arana.  Sources say [...]

Elton Bennett to Take Over as Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard

There will be a changing of the guard at the Belize Coast Guard; the baton passes on to the current Vice Commandant Elton Bennett, who has been with the unit [...]

PM Addresses Culture Pressures at Garifuna Settlement Day

On Tuesday Belizeans all over celebrated Garifuna Settlement Day. As a part of the activities, an official programme was held in the “culture capital” Dangriga.  The re-enactment of the Garinagu [...]

Leader of the Opposition Champions the Garifuna Language

The theme for this year’s celebration, when translated, is “Garifuna Language is the foundation of Garifuna survival.” Leader of the Opposition John Briceño also spoke at the official ceremonies in [...]

B.D.F. and Coastguard Teams Neck & Neck in Best Warrior Competition

Day two of the Best Warrior Competition took the B.D.F. and Coastguard teams to Price Barracks, the home of Belize Defense Force.  The obstacles today were more gruelling and the [...]