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2 Albanian Nationals Busted for Importing Cocaine from Belize into the UK

There has not been any reported drug plane landings since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the last drug plane landed on the Coastal Road on February twenty-seventh, [...]

Ministry of Finance Threatens P.S.U./B.N.T.U. Over Increments and Allowances

The government is in a serious financial pickle due to the economic crisis that has befallen the country in its fight against COVID-19. The wage bill accounts for one of [...]

P.S.U. Open to Making Sacrifice, But Then What?

The Public Service Union responded to the proposed cuts in a letter to the FinSec on May fourth. Henry voiced its discontent with the turn of events and contends that [...]

Mexican Naval Vessel Runs Aground on Reef Near San Pedro

Just before one o’clock today, a Mexican naval vessel ran aground on the reef near San Pedro. Official information is that the vessel was one of two registered to the [...]

Vessel Grounding Will Be Dealt With at State Level

The vessel has since been removed from where it was lodged and departed our waters. The Ministry of the Environment will be conducting an assessment of the incident.  Commander Gregory [...]

Dickie Speaks Up for Body 2000 Workers

On Tuesday, proprietor Mark Neal and several of his employees were arrested for being inside Body 2000 Gym.  They were charged individually when they were unable to provide a reasonable [...]

Are the Laws on Exercise Lopsided?

According to Bradley, the laws, as they stand, are lopsided, granting citizens permission to do certain forms of exercise, but denying them from doing others.   Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, Attorney [...]

Minor Charged for Taxi Man Murder

A teenage boy, who is believed to have brutally killed fifty-four-year-old Matias Alpuche, is in the custody of Orange Walk Police. He was caught on Tuesday morning after investigators launched [...]

Dr. Colin Young is New Chair of the S.S.B.

The post of Chairman of S.S.B. is now duly filled and by a familiar face there. Doctor Colin Young is back at the Social Security Board.  Late last year, he [...]

Wildfires in the West – the Burning Continues!

For the past two weeks we have been reporting on a spate of forest fires across Belize. Many of those fires are concentrated in the western part of the country. [...]

FCD Executive Director Says Environmental Education Program Needed

The Chiquibul and Vaca Forests have also been destroyed by wildfires, but these have decreased significantly. The rains last week doused the huge inferno that destroyed habitats and killed animals.  [...]

San Ignacio/San Elena Town Council Fires Ten Employees

Also in the west, ten persons have been fired from the San Ignacio/San Elena Town Council. Municipal governments across the country are having trouble meeting their monthly expenses and have [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Cautiously Optimistic About Revenue Stream

Since last week, some restrictions have been eased on the countrywide state of emergency and many businesses, including services provided by the municipal government, have resumed operation. Town and city [...]

Will CitCo Be Able to Make Commitment to Municipal Bondholders

Now, before COVID 19, on a monthly basis, the council collected about three hundred thousand dollars from the head tax received from the tourism industry. But that too disappeared when [...]

More Applications are Approved and Accepted for Unemployment Relief

The number of persons who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 is in the thousands, though the exact number is still out there. For sure, close to eighty-three thousand applied [...]

Audrey Matura Presses Court of Appeal for Written Decision

Attorney Audrey Matura finds herself at the end of a very stern letter from the Court of Appeal. Matura is the attorney for Gas Tomza Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta [...]

The Keyword is ‘Household”

The state of emergency remains in full force throughout the months of May and June. Every week there is an update from the police on the number of persons who [...]

Madagascar’s President Claims Herbal Tonic Prevents COVID-19

As you know by now, there are no active COVID-19 cases in Belize, but fifteen are under investigation. Since the pandemic broke, a number of medications are being touted as [...]

Belize City Council Donates Over $9000 Worth of Masks for Eastern Division

Police officers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight, enforcing the regulations of the state of emergency. You see them stopping vehicles and making sure that the law is [...]

Belize City Council Working on Skeleton Staff, Reduced Salaries

Earlier you heard the San Ignacio Mayor saying he was cutting down expenditures by reducing staff due to the financial crunch.  At City Hall, except for sanitation workers, staff was [...]

Belize City Traffic Department Monitoring Movement

The Belize Police Department has mounted check points at various heavily trafficked points to monitor the movement of people across the country. Since the ease on restrictions last week, there [...]

Full Services Resume at the Traffic Department in Belize City

For almost six weeks, Belize District residents had to carry out online transactions for their traffic needs. From insurance, to the inspection and licensing of motor vehicles and even the [...]