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PM Addresses the Lev Dermen Debacle and his Administration

Accused Armenian/American fraudster Lev Dermen is sitting in a prison cell in Utah for having allegedly participated in defrauding the United States government of over half a billion dollars.  His [...]

PM Says Any Guilty Party will be Fired from Cabinet

PM Barrow went around the Cabinet Room on Tuesday asking each member in attendance whether they accepted monies from Dermen during the period in question, transactions that go as far [...]

Is PM Barrow Satisfied with Cabinet Ministers’ Responses?

We asked the PM if he was satisfied with the responses given by members of his cabinet and if he was prepared to launch an investigation ahead of the testimony [...]

How Will Dermen Scandal Affect U.D.P. Leadership Convention?

The leadership convention for the United Democratic Party is less than a month away and the Dermen scandal is a raging fire that the Barrow administration is desperately trying to [...]

Opposition Leader Demands that PM Barrow Fires Ministers Involved

Three hours prior to the Prime Minister’s conference, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño hosted his own press conference, calling on PM Barrow to take immediate and swift action against [...]

Leader of Opposition: “It is time to send a strong message”

Lev Dermen received Belizean nationality in 2013 under his past name, Levon Termendzhyan. It is not certain if he obtained a passport since none was found prior, but a Special [...]

PM Barrow to P.U.P. Leader: “Blah Blah Blah”

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also took a jab at the Leader of the Opposition for seeking disclosure on the involvement of two ministers.  Barrow read parts of the P.U.P.’s press [...]

A Solemn Promise to Resign if Leader-elect is Proven to Have Accepted Dermen Monies

Going back to the possible consequences of either of the two leadership aspirants being found to have collected bribes from Dermen, PM Barrow says that should the convention proceed before [...]

John Saldivar Issues a Release on Dermen Scandal

The minister, whose name has been swirling in this scandal, issued a statement today. John Saldivar confirms he met Lev Dermen in 2013 and last saw him sometime in early [...]

DPM Patrick Faber Issues Release on Lev Dermen

Late this evening, DPM Patrick Faber posted on his Facebook saying he has had no relationship with Levon Dermen, that he did not make any request for him to be [...]

Did Danny Mason Give Patrick Faber $250K?

Aside from the Lev Dermen sandal, there is the saga of the convicted murderer, William Danny Mason.  The Prime Minister was asked if there was evidence that Mason gave the [...]

Foreign Nationals Back in Court for Charges Connected to Drug Plane on Coastal Road

A group of foreign nationals charged in connection with the landing of a plane carrying sixty million dollars worth of cocaine in September of last year were back in court [...]

Shooting in the City!

A Belize City man was shot on Tuesday night. Around eight-twenty, thirty-year-old Kurtis James Campbell was riding his bike on South Creek and when he arrived near Muhammad Ali Street, [...]

Cop Chopped in Cow Pen

A police officer was injured while confronting an armed man in Cow Pen Village. According to police, just before eight on Tuesday morning, the cops were called out to the [...]

Godwin Hulse: Lev Dermen is Not a Belizean

As you heard earlier, Prime Minister says there is no evidence yet to tie any member of cabinet or any other government official to the alleged bribery involving Lev Dermen. [...]

Godwin Hulse: Immigration Processing is ‘Inviolable’

Last week, U.D.P. standard bearer Dianne Finnegan collected documents from hundreds of immigrants at her political office on Partridge Street in the Lake Independence division of Belize City. She claimed [...]

Will Chief Justice’s Contract be Extended?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also took questions on a number of other issues aside from the Lev Dermen scandal at his press conference. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin reaches retirement age [...]

PM says Bar’s Boycott was “Not a Very Successful One”

The Chief Justice is facing serious complaints lodged by the Bar Association. One of the chief complaints is the delay in the delivery of judgments as well as the exclusion [...]

Prime Minister Shocked that Chamber’s Request not Fulfilled

Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that he is surprised that the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has not received documents it had requested.  The request was in respect to [...]

PM Barrow Says Imer Hernandez “Came Out Smelling Like a Rose”

According to the Prime Minister, an I.D.B. audit on the infrastructural works of Imer Hernandez was concluded. PM Barrow says that Hernandez received a letter from the I.D.B., telling him [...]

2020 Sugar Cane Crop Season Finally Opens

The mills were cranked up today at Tower Hill, but the customary long lines of sugar cane trucks were missing. This year, because of a late start, production is taking [...]

Belize Network of N.G.O.s Awarded 27K USD

The Belize Network of N.G.O.s received twenty-seven thousand U.S. dollars to fund an exercise that will strengthen civil society organizations to promote good governance and accountability.  The donation is made [...]

Emergent Corp & BAPDA Awarded Micro Grants

Two other local organizations also received funding through the Belize Association of Planners and Research Triangle International micro grants. The Emergent Corp and the Belize Association of Persons with Diverse [...]

C.E.O. Pat Andrews Resigns

One more issue from the Prime Minister. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Andrews has tendered his resignation. Andrews, who was appointed in 2017 after he [...]

Dara Gets Help!

Businessman and politician Lee Mark Chang came up big for Dara’s Feeding Programme. Today, Chang presented a thousand dollar check to the grassroots initiative that feeds about fifty underprivileged school [...]