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PM Dean Barrow Says Ex-CJ’s Ruling Against G.O.B. is a Non-Decision

“It is a non-decision” – that is what Prime Minister Dean Barrow stunningly said today during the Sitting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan. PM Barrow was speaking on [...]

P.U.P. Says All Legal Means Will Be Exhausted to Uphold Ex-CJ’s Ruling

The People’s United Party is not sitting down on this matter and says it will take the legal fight to the Caribbean Court of Justice if they have to. When [...]

Four Loan Motions Tabled in the House

At today’s sitting of the House of Representatives, four loan motions were tabled for approval, including the twelve million U.S. dollars from the I.D.B. for COVID-19 relief. The government had [...]

Bondholders Form Creditor Committee to Consider Barrow’s Request

Belize’s bondholders have formed a creditor committee which will work with the Belizean government after they were asked to agree to defer payment of interest on the thirteen million U.S. [...]

PM Barrow Comments on IMF Loan

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also asked about the International Monetary Fund and why is it that the government did not seek the IMF’s assistance for COVID-19 relief in the first [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Issues Cheque to Customs Department

The Philip Goldson Airport is set to reopen on August fifteenth; as such a number of safety measures and protocols are being put in place to get the P.G.I.A. safe [...]

Barrow Says Belize’s Acquisition of Scotia Bank ‘Consequential’

Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that Belize Bank’s acquisition of Scotia Bank is consequential. Caribbean Investment Holdings, the parent company for the Belize Bank is buying out Scotia Bank at [...]

PM Barrow Says “Won’t Pay, Can’t Pay”

Earlier in the newscast, you heard the PM say that a ruling by the former C.J. Benjamin earlier this year is a non decision. Outside the house, the PM was [...]

Cabinet Rejects Waterloo’s Cruise Ship Facility Project

Another matter that the Prime Minister dealt with had to with a proposal by Waterloo, for a two hundred million dollar cruise ship facility in the Port of Belize. That [...]

Sand Hill Village Council, NAVCO Reject ‘Mesop Land Distribution’ in Maxboro

A plan to distribute land in the Maxboro area of Sand Hill is being met with fierce opposition. Over the past weeks, Shyne Barrow, the U.D.P. standard bearer of the [...]

Are Accommodations Ready for the August 15th Reopening?

August fifteenth – that’s the day the P.G.I.A. is reopening as Belize opens back up for international tourism business. As we’ve been reporting, tourism stakeholders were divided about the reopening [...]

Fewer Flights; Hotels Need to Step Up Health and Safety Protocols!

But as hotels and other accommodations get ready for tourists to return, what will it look like for Belize? Considering that the reopening date is within the slow season, the [...]

Hotels Are Investing for Reopening!

So, as you heard from Tejada, the accommodations sector is implementing a series of protocols that have been developed.  As General Manager of the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, he [...]

Said Musa to Received Minor Surgery Overseas

Right Honorable Said Musa is on the road to recovery. The Musa family is preparing to fly him out of the country for a minor procedure to rectify his throat. [...]

A Backyard Farm for Food Security During a Pandemic!

COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture has been felt across the country – putting lives and livelihoods at risk from this pandemic. While the spread of virus is contained in [...]

Another Group of Repatriates Arrive in the Jewel

Today, another group of repatriates arrived in Belize via the Philip Goldson International Airport. It is part of the phased repatriation process to get Belizeans, who were stranded during the [...]

Some People Don’t Want to Pay Hotel Quarantine

Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that repatriated persons are not a cause for concern once due process is followed. What is worrisome, says Doctor Manzanero, are those [...]

Will Tests Return Negative for Group of Repatriates?

Doctor Marvin Manzanero also says that a second round of swabbing has been done on a group of repatriates, who returned to Belize two weeks ago via a United Airlines [...]

Murder Case Falls Apart

Turning to the courts, earlier this week, the murder trial of twenty-two year-old Deandre Adolphus fell apart at the Supreme Court level when the Prosecution withdrew the charge from against [...]

Jeremias Guerra Out on Bail

A man who is awaiting trial for the murder of his common-law wife was today granted bail when he appeared before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams. Construction worker, forty year-old [...]

Anthony Reyes Gets Bail

Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Reyes, a barber of Mahogany Street in Belize City was also lucky to get bail of twenty-five thousand dollars today.  Reyes is charged with the murder of forty-four-year-old [...]

What’s Up with COVID-19 Healthcare on La Isla Bonita?

As Belize gets ready to re-open to international tourism in August, there are many details still left to iron out. One of those concerns is regarding healthcare on Belize’s largest [...]

Will Tourism Sector Get Financing Through D.F.C.?

The downturn in tourism activity has left stakeholders in a financial mess.  During the Prime Minister’s Press Conference on Thursday, he was asked about the tourism sector’s need for capital [...]