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War of Words – PM, P.S.U. and B.N.T.U. Disagree on “Forego”

It is a big day of news. So we start with the negotiations between the Prime Minister, the Public Service Union, and the Belize National Teachers Union. That matter is [...]

If Unions Don’t Agree, PM Will Amend Public Service Regulations

According to the Prime Minister, foregoing increments are required and if the unions continue to reject the proposal, the next step would be to proceed to amend the Public Service [...]

G.O.B. Maxed Out Commercial Borrowing

With a burgeoning deficit of over three hundred million dollars, Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that the time has come to trim emoluments and pensions which stand at a whopping [...]

No Monies from IFIs As Yet

Back in March, the Prime Minister announced that he had secured financial aid from international financial institutions for government’s COVID-19 response. He said that it would come from international institutions [...]

Foreign Reserve Below Three-Month Import Cover

The tourism industry is practically on life support.  It accounts for about forty percent of the gross domestic product and is a huge foreign exchange earner. And while domestic tourism [...]

National Curfew Remains in Place!

Turning to the state of emergency…the national curfew remains in place tonight as the country relaxes some of the restrictions in place since April first.  And if you expect the [...]

You Can Now Travel Outside of Your District!

As Belize records another day without an active case of COVID-19, the public gets a relief on some of the restrictions. One of the big changes is the allowance of [...]

Rebounding the Economy – a Matter of Priority

The tourism industry is at a standstill and Belize is one of three countries in the region to become the biggest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Today, further measures were [...]

Balancing Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge negative impact on health and the economy.  Lord Ashcroft admits it is not an easy choice when balancing the two sectors, but he [...]

Time is Running Out for Proposed Port of Belize Expansion

A mega project in the tourism industry has been on the drawing board for years. Waterloo Investment Holdings is proposing to invest two hundred million dollars to expand the Port [...]

Will General Elections Soon Be Called?

National elections are scheduled for this year, but the date is anyone’s guess. COVID-19 has put a wrench in most things; the U.D.P. is yet to elect a new leader [...]

Multimillion-Dollar Question: When Will the P.G.I.A. Recommence Operations?

International travel has come to a halt with the closing of the international airport and borders in almost every country. Here in Belize, ports of entries remain close, only cargo [...]

Belizean Students Can Come Home

Dozens of Belizean students remained stuck in different parts of the world when the state of emergency was imposed.  They have been unable to return because of the closure of [...]

Illegal Mexican Fishermen Detained in Belize!

Three Mexican fishermen have been arrested for illegal fishing in Belize. The Belize Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Team busted the Mexican trio in the Bacalar Chico area around three-thirty [...]

Guillermo Foreman to be Charged with Illegal Entry into Belize

Where is Guillermo Foreman tonight? The Belmopan resident, who was stuck at the Santa Elena border in the north for days and not allowed entry into Belize, remains in police [...]

Butane Cost Increases with New Price Structure

Late on Wednesday night, the long awaited prices for LPG were released. If you have been following the LPG war, the prices is a thorny issue for the ex-importers of [...]

10 People Only Per Church Service!

Back to the ease of restrictions….When it comes to churches and other religious and faith-based groups, there is a small bit of good news tonight – a ten-person per service [...]

Casinos, Bars, Rum Shops Will Not Open!

Shifting to some of the restrictions that have been relaxed for restaurants… Those open air restaurants will be allowed to accommodate diners. But those persons will be limited to ten [...]

Swimming is Now Allowed!

You can also now beat the heat in the pool or river or the sea. AG Peyrefitte says you are now allowed to go swimming but with some limitations to [...]

You Can Now Exercise without a Mask!

And there is a little relief for those who exercise. You are now allowed to run, jog, walk, or cycle without a mask. But again, you are to do these [...]

Blaine, the Ambulance Driver, in His Own Words

On Sunday afternoon near the outskirts of Hattieville, twenty-nine-year-old Blaine Caliz came face to face with a team of officers who trained their weapons on him as he exited what [...]

Blaine Caliz – “Sorry for What?”

Earlier this week, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams demanded an apology from Caliz for his behaviour during the incident and said that if an apology was not forthcoming, charges would [...]

Five-month-old Didn’t Die from Vaccine

On Tuesday, we reported the death of a five-month-old baby from Bella Vista Village. The report reaching our newsroom was that the child was administered a vaccine at the Independence [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Exercise Routines during Quarantine

It’s been over four weeks since the last confirmed case of COVID-19 in Belize. Now that the first wave has been contained it has led to some easing of movement [...]