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Gapi Vega Won’t Run for Re-election in 2020

Gapi Vega is out in Orange Walk North. The former Deputy prime Minister had been inactive and without a portfolio for some time but resurfaced when John Saldivar launched his [...]

Sedi Leaves Pickstock, No Successor Named As Yet

Another U.D.P. minister to exit the political stage is Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington. He is demitting office at the end of his tenure and like Vega, he has [...]

Where Does Darrell Bradley Fit in the Future U.D.P.?

With desertions under this leadership come in, all eyes are on Patrick Faber.  Senate President Darrell Bradley is one of the names popping up to fill one of those empty [...]

Armed Thief Hits MADISCO Truck in Santa Elena

Robberies and other crimes continue to increase across the country; in broad daylight today, a Madisco delivery van was robbed. But is it an inside job? Surveillance camera images show [...]

C.C.J. Hands Down Ruling; Calaney Flowers Fights to Remain Free

The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled that the Court of Appeal should hear an appeal filed by D.P.P. Cheryl-Lynn Vidal in respect to Calaney Flowers.  Flowers who was acquitted [...]

N.H.I.’s Facing Financial Problems; Support Services Caps Exhausted for July

There is bad news tonight for persons who rely on the National Health Insurance Programme. A notice was issued today and it says that all referrals have been exhausted for [...]

New Limits on International Credit Accounts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreck havoc on the economy and budget cuts are been imposed in most sectors, the foreign exchange crunch is not improving.  Businesses are being [...]

2 New COVID-19 Cases!

There are two new COVID-19 cases to report tonight. The first of these two cases is a repatriated Belizean. The patient is a male who arrived on a repatriation flight [...]

Edmond Castro Speaks on COVID-19 Food Assistance Programme

Two more cases of COVID-19 cases were recorded today. The concerning cases comes out of the Cayo District where an elderly man who found himself at the San Ignacio Community [...]

Caves Branch is Accepting Local Tourists Only; Doors Closed to International Visitors

Tourism stakeholders are counting down to the reopening of the P.G.I.A. on August fifteenth. But there are some in the tourism sector who don’t want the P.G.I.A. to reopen so [...]

Draft Senate Report on Immigration Scandal Under Review

A long-delayed draft senate report being compiled by Senator Aldo Salazar on the immigration scandal of 2013 is being reviewed by his peers in the upper house.  The scandal associated [...]

Officer to be Charged for Sexual Assault in Independence

A policeman attached to the Intermediate Southern Formation in Independence Village is expected to be charged for the sexual assault of a seventeen-year-old female minor. On July sixth, the minor [...]

Jose Abelardo Mai Comments on SOE in San Felipe, Blue Creek

San Felipe and Blue Creek Villages are under quarantine and will remain in that state for no less than a month since Statutory Instrument one hundred came into effect on [...]

Agriculture Sector Threatened by Swarm of Locusts

In the west, locusts ravaging farmlands in Peten, Guatemala are near the border. They are about seventy miles away and making their way across Central America.  In Guatemala, Prensa Libre [...]

“Everything that is green is at risk right now”

Organization for Plant and Animal Health has issued an alert to all member countries including Belize saying that the plague of the Central American locust has caused serious economic damage due [...]

CSEC Exams Underway

The annual Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate was pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the region have been out of the classrooms and schools had to [...]

A Baby Manatee is Rescued!

On Monday, Manatee Conservationist Jamal Galves and a team of volunteers rescued an orphan manatee calf.  A concerned citizen spotted the calf in distress off the George Price Highway around [...]

Chester on Gang Culture: the Change Has to Start at Home

An anti-gang state of emergency was declared once again for hotspots in south side Belize City last week in an effort to contain crimes linked to gang activity. The legal [...]

Are Penalties Stiff Enough for Gangster?

Legislation had been amended so that charges could be levelled against residents who are identified as being members of a gang or being the leader of a gang; the latter [...]

B.P.D. Has Been Working to Keep Youth Away from Gang Activity

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also says that the state of emergency can very well be extended past the month, but that will be determined prior to its expiration. He [...]