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Leaked Audio Recording Between Former S.S.B. Chair & Journalist

The recording of an interview between Aaron Humes of Belize Breaking News and Dough Singh, formerly of the Social Security Board, has triggered a passionate debate about public accountability, the [...]

Doug Singh Fell on His Own Sword

U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte has not had a chance to speak with former S.S.B. Chairman Doug Singh, however, in an interview with News Five this afternoon; he said that Singh’s [...]

Is it Unethical/Illegal for a Journalist to Record a Call?

The question most people are asking is whether it was unethical or illegal for the journalist to record former S.S.B. Chair Doug Singh? Was it a breach of privacy? It [...]

No Laws on the Recording of Conversations

Attorney Audrey Matura asserts that there are no privacy laws in regards to the recording of conversations and that there was no mention of confidentiality. Humes did not include Singh’s [...]

23K Approved for COVID-19 Economic Relief

Up to Tuesday afternoon, more than sixty-thousand applications were lodged for the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Programme and just a little over seven thousand were approved and forwarded to the Social [...]

Relief Coming – Vetting is Thorough to Ensure Qualified Beneficiaries Receive Monies

Some twenty-three thousand have been approved, which represents over thirty-five percent.  While, those figures grew significantly over the past few days, several have been clamoring that the help is not [...]

New Curfew Measures for Below 16!

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report today. Eighteen persons have been affected and two have died. So far, six hundred and twenty-nine persons have been screened; six [...]

Bishop Dorick Wright Passes Away at 74

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City, Belmopan, as well as devout followers and parishioners of Holy Redeemer Cathedral and the catholic community, mourn the passing of Bishop Dorick Wright.  [...]

Remembering Bishop Dorick Wright

Father Leslie, in remembering Bishop Wright, admits that the most challenging time in his leadership of the Catholic Church in Belize was when he was faced with the gender issue.  [...]

Poultry Sales Down by 50%; Chicken Producers Feeling the COVID-19 Hit!

Shifting to the agro-productive sector…while food producers are allowed to operate within the regulations, the poultry sector in Spanish Lookout is still feeling the hit of COVID-19 and they anticipate [...]

Buy 2 Get 1 Free; Quality Poultry Products Working

So with a surplus on their hands, Quality Poultry Products is holding special discounts to encourage the sale of chicken because they also stand to face storage issues. Managing Director [...]

Social Distancing is a Challenge in Mid-April

Recent reports on the international media suggest that social distancing is an effective tool in fighting the spread of the COVID-19.  Locally, the practice was among the first measures imposed [...]

New Restriction Coming for Doctors!

At the top of the newscast, you heard about the new curfew for those under the age of sixteen, which will come into effect on Friday. But that’s only a [...]

New Measures for Utilities and Banking Institutions

Also starting Friday, Michael Peyrefitte says that utility companies will be allowed to operate their cashier service only for persons to pay bills. In addition to that, opening hours for [...]

List of Businesses Allowed to Operate from Monday to Saturday

The Attorney General also outlined the list of businesses that are allowed to operate during different schedules. As you’ll recall, food mills, sugar, citrus and port operations as well as [...]

Sunday Restrictions Outlined; AG Warns of Similar Measures If COVID-19 Continues to Spread

When it comes to Sunday, the restrictions are tighter. As was announced over the weekend, about ninety-percent of the country goes into lockdown on Sundays. Most businesses are closed to [...]

Money Woes in Griga Dang

Economic hardship during the coronavirus crisis is affecting virtually all Belizeans as the unemployment lines continue to grow. As of this afternoon, as many as sixty thousand persons have filed [...]

Peini Residents Up in Arms Over Western Union Monies

In Punta Gorda this morning, residents faced a similar dilemma when they showed up at a local Western Union branch at eight-thirty and the proprietor did not open on the [...]

Healthcare Partners Back in Operation after COVID-19 Scare

Belize Healthcare Partners Limited admitted and treated a patient who has now died from COVID-19. As you know, Conrad Everett was first hospitalized there and tested negative for the virus [...]