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PM Barrow’s Final Budget Speech

Prime Minister Dean Barrow proceeded to deliver his final budget estimates on Thursday, but the Opposition side of the aisle was empty, as the area representatives had vacated the chambers [...]

Stevedores Back at Work: C.W.U. and P.B.L Sign M.O.U.

Operations have normalized at the Port of Belize Limited with stevedores resuming work. Both parties came to an agreement after days of industrial action on the part of the stevedores [...]

Strike Action by Port’s Staff Called Off

The staff of the Port of Belize Limited also had issues with P.B.L.’s management and joined the stevedores.  For the staff, the most serious issue is the lack of progress [...]

P.B.L.’s C.E.O. Says There is No Dispute

Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Belize Limited, Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez says that the Port, which is in receivership, has suffered financially and the decision by B.S.I. to use [...]

Major Radford Baizar is Laid to Rest

The last Belize Defense Force soldier who died in the helicopter crash was buried today. Major Radford Baizar, a highly trained and accomplished pilot and instructor of the B.D.F. Air [...]

“It is perfectly permissible” – PM Barrow on Supplementaries

The debate on the motion of no confidence tabled by the Opposition was the final agenda item during Thursday’s Special Sitting of the House of Representatives.  Debate lasted until ten [...]

Julius and Johnny Blame Government for South Side Poverty

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat, who also chairs the Public Accounts Committee, slammed the Barrow administration for failing the people of Belize after twelve years in office.  That point [...]

John Saldivar’s Turn at No Confidence Motion

Sitting way to back after leaving Cabinet, Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar also weighed in on the no confidence motion by drawing comparisons between the present government and the P.U.P. [...]

“You failed the south side of Belize City” – Cordel to Barrow Administration

Deputy Party Leader Cordel Hyde also took the opportunity during the debate on the no-confidence motion to chide the south side area representatives of Belize City for the conditions being [...]

Regular Gas Goes Up at the Pumps

At midnight, the pump prices for regular gasoline will go up by fifty cents per gallon, which means that it will now sell at ten dollars and twenty-three cents per [...]

Alden Lara is Arraigned for the Murder of Michael Barrera

Today, police escorted Alden Lara before Magistrate Kadeem Palmer to face a charge of murder.  Lara is accused of Tuesday evening’s shooting that claimed the life of Michael Barrera. The social [...]

Redistricting Case Adjourned

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today adjourned the redistricting case until next Friday to allow Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck, on behalf of Interested Party in the case, Lord Michael Ashcroft, to [...]

Bobby Lopez Responds to Elections & Boundaries Chairman

When he appeared last on the media, Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, Doug Singh explained that it would be too time-consuming to conduct a redistricting exercise before the [...]

Edgar Orellana, Charged With Sexual Assault of Minor, Gets Bail

Supreme Court Justice Francis Cumberbatch today granted bail to twenty-eight year-old Edgar Orellana. Orellana is charged with sexual assault upon a minor.  The incident allegedly happened in the month of [...]

Mauricio Lemus Charged With Aggravated Assault upon His Mother

A Belize City man was taken before Magistrate Aretha Ford this afternoon to face a charge of Aggravated Assault upon his mother, after he allegedly raised a pickaxe with which [...]

The Evolution of the La Ruta Maya River Challenge; Day One Complete

Sixty teams registered and competed in the first leg of the Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge. At seven a.m. sharp, the canoes paddled down the winding Macal River for [...]

Santa Cruz Villagers Picket House Meeting

Residents from the community of Santa Cruz in Stann Creek District journeyed to Belmopan on Thursday morning where they picketed government over a land dispute in their village.  At the [...]

Exploring the Economic Benefits of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem

A four-year project to spur greater benefits from the ocean was launched in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility and the Food and Agricultural Organization. The initiative is called the [...]

K.H.M.H.A. Workers Union says Hospital Not Prepared to Deal with COVID-19

The worldwide death toll of COVID-19 continues on the rise and health officials at the K.H.M.H. have a plan of action to be activated immediately when a case is confirmed [...]

Wash And Sanitation Hygiene Stakeholders Meet

The Ministry of Health, along with UNICEF, Ministry of Education, SIF, Belize Red Cross and other partners, has held a national consultation for the Wash And Sanitation Hygiene initiative, for [...]

UNICEF Champions WASH in Belize

UNICEF has been championing the WASH initiative, as clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are needed for survival and development of children. The WASH team works in over [...]

The Importance of Defensive Driving

As part of the Second Road Safety Project, the “Building Capacity in Drivers through the Defensive Driving Training” course ended today in Belize City. Led by Dennis Molina of the [...]

Catholic Teaches Discuss Equal Opportunities Bill at Bi-Annual Conference

More than five hundred teachers from eleven Catholic high schools countrywide today gathered at the Saint Catherine Auditorium for a Catholic Educators Conference. The conference is the culmination of Catholic [...]

National Primary School Basketball Championship 2020

Today, the national primary school basketball championship 2020 was held at the Mexico Sports Center in Belize City. Six schools, one from Corozal, one from Orange Walk, two from Stann [...]