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Chairman of the Senate Special Select Committee Tables Report, Finally

Today, the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee Senator Aldo Salazar tabled the long-awaited senate report. The one hundred and sixty-page report confirms the findings of the Auditor General Special [...]

Senators Debate Report

In her report, the Auditor General found that, “since the law does not provide for ministers to intervene in the visa process, it was illegal for them to do so.” But [...]

Faber and Saldivar Meet Amid U.D.P. Resignations

U.D.P. leader elect, Patrick Faber met this morning with former political opponent John Saldivar, their first sit-down after the leadership convention on Sunday.  At the time that the official results [...]

Are There More U.D.P. Resignations to Come?

While several others are said to be considering not seeking re-election in November, the U.D.P. chairman says that in the case of Gapi Vega and Sedi Elrington, all indications were [...]

Mike Peyrefitte: “Disappointments are to be Expected”

In the wake of the convention, supporters of both John Saldivar and Wilfred Elrington are disappointed with the outcome, however, there are no confirmations on any new resignation in the [...]

COVID-19 Shows up in San Felipe, Blue Creek and Santa Elena

Residents of San Felipe and Blue Creek Villages in Orange Walk District, whom health officials believe may have been in physical contact with persons who recently tested positive for the [...]

Latest COVID Patient Shows No Sign of Respiratory Distress

Orange Walk District is the last to have recorded cases of COVID-19; however, it presently has the most active cases.  In Santa Elena on Tuesday, a man in his early [...]

Latest COVID Patient is a Metal Scrapper

The latest coronavirus patient is a businessman whose livelihood is scrapping vehicles.  His wife, who is also part of the contact tracing exercise, is a clothing vendor at the San [...]

Attorney Estevan Perrera is New Chairman of Elections and Boundaries Commission

The Senate today also debated the appointment of attorney Estevan Perrera to the post of Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission. He succeeds former chairman, Doug Singh, who resigned [...]

Attorney Deshawn Arzu-Torres Reappointed as Chairman of Integrity Commission

Attorney Deshawn Arzu-Torres’ appointment was also before the senate. She was reappointed to the post of Chairman of the Integrity Commission. Arzu-Torres was first appointed on June first, 2018 for [...]

Opposition Senators Reject Appointment of Arzu-Torres

Coming down hard with criticisms against the government was the Opposition Senators.  One of the roles of the commission is to guard against illicit enrichment by public officials. Besides calling [...]

Reopening P.G.I.A. – Choosing Destination Based on Health, Safety and Cleanliness

The reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport is not without opposition; there are concerns about the risks associated with international visitors being allowed to enter Belize from countries recording [...]

Belizeans Returnees are of Equal Concern Regarding COVID-19 Spread

While concerns are being raised about the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport one month from today and the idea of visitors spreading COVID-19 in the country, the primary [...]

How Ready is the Tourism Industry for the Reopening to International Visitors?

…and how ready is the tourism industry for the reopening to international visitors? For some time now, hotels and properties across the country have been following sanitization guidelines set by [...]

ACP Marco Vidal Recovering at Home!

Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal is at home recovering from a stroke that he suffered one week ago. Today, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams told the media that Vidal [...]

ComPol Says He Had No Hand in Scenes of Crime Relocation

The Scenes of Crime Unit has relocated from the Queen Street Police Station to a rental office space of Barrow and Williams, the Prime Minister’s law firm building on Albert [...]

Protocols for the Movement of Goods In and Out of San Felipe and Blue Creek Villages

The State of Emergency remains in place for the villages of San Felipe and Blue Creek. And if you think you are getting in or out, Commissioner of Police Chester [...]

Hotline and P.S.A.s to Address Border Jumping and Contraband

The Belize Police Department says that it is taking policing of the border jumping and contraband trade to another level. In the coming days the department will have five hotlines [...]

Belize Police Department Hosts First Ever Citizens Appreciation Day

The Belize Police Department says that COVID-19 and budgetary restrictions prevented them from observing their Annual Police Week. But what they didn’t cut back was the appreciation for citizens who [...]

Full Tariff Review Proceeding for B.E.L.’s Rate Resumes

On March twenty-first, the Public Utilities Commission suspended the full tariff reviewing proceeding for Belize Electricity Limited based on the utility company’s recommendation, as well as the state of emergency [...]

Lifeline Foundation Issues $130K in Tuition Relief for Thousands of Students

There were happy faces at the Biltmore Plaza today; more than two thousand four hundred children will benefit from tuition relief given to eighteen schools.   The scholarship comes at a [...]