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PM Weighs in on P.B.L./C.W.U. Entanglement

Late this evening, the Christian Workers Union issued a release and the news is that contrary to what the Prime Minister asserted this morning, stevedores have not ended their strike.  [...]

No Nationalization of the Port of Belize

Also this morning, the Prime Minister was asked about the nationalization of the Port which he said on Wednesday was under consideration.  According to him, that is not on the [...]

Boots to Run in Pickstock!

Turning to politics, Port Loyola area representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez announced his pending retirement from electoral politics several years ago, indicating that upon completion of this five-year term, he would [...]

What’s Up With Papa Mena in Griga Dan?

As for Martinez’s ministerial colleague, Frank ‘Papa’ Mena, there is still no certainty whether he will be contesting the Dangriga constituency come November.  That’s because a petition has been launched [...]

An Economic Recovery Strategy for Belize

The economic downturn caused by COVID-19 continues to affect the business sector. The mainstay, the tourism industry, crumbled causing massive unemployment once the pandemic began to spread. Flights resume at [...]

Introducing B.C.C.I.’s New Executive Council

The biggest private sector organization, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating one hundred years this year.  It’s a milestone for the organization that has endured the test [...]

Barbados PM Calls for United Front to Tackle the Pandemic

The guest speaker at the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s AGM on Thursday night was Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amore Mottley. PM Mottley spoke on the challenges of [...]

Yhony Rosado: “Somebody is Trying to Blackmail Me”

On Thursday, screenshots of WhatsApp conversations surfaced in respect of the chaotic incident at the Port of Belize Limited last Wednesday when striking staff members of the P.B.L. went on [...]

Yhony Rosado Severs Relationship with FECTAB

While he was on damage control mode, Rosado says that the incident at the Port is a battle between giants and the little man is being trampled. Facing a backlash [...]

PM Barrow: U.D.P. Doesn’t Wish to Postpone General Elections

A lawsuit in which government is being sued by several parties, including the Belize Peace Movement, the People’s United Party and Lord Michael Ashcroft, is presently before the Supreme Court [...]

Anna Banner Guy is the Independent Candidate in Belmopan

There’s a third standard bearer for the Belmopan constituency. She is Anna Banner Guy and she is contesting the next general elections as an independent candidate.  Guy is a well-known [...]

PM Responds to NEAB’s Concerns about Recent Judge Appointments

Senior Counsel Lisa Shoman and Professor Westmin James have been appointed to the Supreme Court bench on a one-year tenure.  Their appointments, however, have raised the ire of the National [...]

Samuel August, Guilty of Robbery

You will remember Samuel August, the former Belize City Council employee who armed himself with a backhoe in the wee hours of October twenty-ninth, 2018 and rammed it into the [...]

Jamie Patnett Charged for Murder, Gets Bail

Twenty-five-year-old Jamie Patnett, who was on remand for the March 2017 murder of eighteen-year-old Kerona Ara, was granted Supreme Court bail of thirty thousand dollars on Thursday after his attorney [...]

Reginald Pott Gets Supreme Court Bail for Murder

Reginald Pott, another man who is on remand for the murder of another young woman was also granted bail of thirty thousand dollars when he appeared before Justice Colin Williams.  Pott [...]

Jervis Valencia is Freed of Murder

Also in the court this week, Jervis Valencia was freed for a second time of a murder charge. Valencia was charged with the murder of Moses Gonguez in 2015 on [...]

S.S.B. Awards 52 Scholarships

Since 2001, the Social Security Board of Belize has given out nine hundred scholarships all to the tune of three point eight million dollars.  And for 2020, they have added [...]

U.S. Embassy Hands Over Classroom Building to San Isidro School

On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Belize officially handed over to the Ministry of Education a classroom building constructed through the U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Programme in San Isidro [...]

Santander Had a Bumper Year for Sugar Production!

The Santander Sugar Group is reporting a bumper year in sugar cane production.  It kicked off the season towards the end of February and today the last truck was escorted [...]

Jankunu Productionz Hosts Two Nights of Comedy with “Covid Chronicles”

Are you ready for some theatre filled with laughter and excitement? Well listen up cause on August seventh and eighth at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, “Covid Chronicles” [...]

Life in Prison for the Mason Five

Justice was served today in, without question, a most heinous and reprehensible crime and the family of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas can now find closure.  Having been convicted in December 2019 [...]

Lucas’ Family Gets Justice; but Convicted Murderers to Appeal Decision

The heinous murder in July 2016 and the subsequent trial of the five men grabbed national attention.  William “Danny” Mason was a highly connected man in Belmopan, who socialized with [...]

Construction Worker Stabbed to Death in Belize City

There was a murder in the city on Wednesday night.  A man from Saint Matthews Village was murdered in around seven o’clock.  A single stab ended the life of William [...]

Leaked Text Messages Reveal Moving Hand Behind Bus at C.W.U.’s Protest

While the Port of Belize remains open, the business community has not been able to receive imports or to export cargo as stevedores are on strike.  The port remains on [...]

P.B.L. Withdraws Request for Stevedores to Return to Work

Back to the port, meetings were held today between the parties seeking a way forward and it is expected that activity would resume in the next few days pending the [...]