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SpeedNet Vs P.U.C. at C.C.J.

Turning to the Caribbean Court of Justice where SpeedNet is appealing a decision from the Belize Court of Appeal on the matter of provisional licenses. Now, the matter has been [...]

P.U.C. Attorney Sanctioned by C.C.J.

Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay pressed the court that it would be unfair for him to proceed with the presentation of his argument.  The judges offered that the P.U.C., represented by [...]

When Will Acting CJ Get the Substantive Post?

Back in April, we told you that Justice Michelle Arana was elevated to the post of Acting Chief Justice of Belize.  She officially took over from the former Chief Justice, [...]

Running W – From the Pasture to the Cut on the Table

One of the leading companies that specializes in the finest cuts of beef and pork is located in the west.  Running W has been around for decades and overtime, it [...]

U.D.P. Standard Bearer Ivan Williams Speaks Out on Santa Cruz Village Expansion Project

The Santa Cruz Village expansion project involving six hundred lots in southern Belize has yet to be completed, but there is a battle raging between the village council and U.D.P. [...]

Ivan Williams Says Santa Cruz Village Council Should Get Its Act Together

According to Williams, it is in the best interest of the villagers for Chairman Scott to handover the list of persons to the Lands Department so that the land expansion [...]

Former Taiwanese President Dies at 97

Belize is joining the government and people of Taiwan in mourning the passing of one of its former presidents, Lee Ten Hu, who died at the Taipei’s Veterans General Hospital [...]

Y.E.S. Hosts Workshop for Police Officers

Today, the Youth Enhancement Services kicked off a two-day workshop for thirty police officers. The workshop, according to Karen Cain of the Y.E.S., is to sensitize in the officers in [...]

Trained Officers Will Help to Support the Work of the Y.E.S.

According to Karen Cain, the capacity building workshop will also help to strengthen the work that the Youth Enhancement Services does. More importantly, it will positively impact vulnerable lives.   [...]

Single Father Needs Your Help

A single father of one needs your help.  Belize City resident, Travis Eiley says that his eighteenth-month baby boy, Jayden, was recently diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and due to [...]

Healthy Living – Back to School Health Risks

What can children expect come August tenth? In tonight’s Healthy Living, we find out what the new norm is like in the classrooms.    Marleni Cuellar “On August tenth, when [...]

Will the Port of Belize be Nationalized Too?

The strike continues at the Port of Belize which means that cargo cannot be unloaded or loaded in the midst of the economic fallout due to the COVID pandemic. The [...]

DFC Introduces a Special Line of Credit for Tourism Stakeholders

That statement was made this morning at a press conference when Prime Minister Barrow announced that government, through the Development Finance Corporation, DFC, is rolling out ten million dollars for [...]

Government to Subsidize One Percent of DFC Loan Interest Rate

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, so as to be able to lend the monies at a six percent interest rate, government has to subsidize one percent or one hundred [...]

DFC’s General Manager Breaks Down Loan Programme

The DFC loans, says General Manager Natalie Goff, are to be used as working capital and part of the company or business’ eligibility requires that thirty percent of staff must [...]

Final Day of Mitigation Hearing in Murder Trial of Mason Five

The courtroom of Justice Antoinette Moore was crowded today for the mitigation plea of William “Danny” Mason.  The families of the convicted men were in court for the second day [...]

Will the Decision of the Court be Appealed?

Back in December 2019, when the five men were found guilty of the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, it was indicated that an appeal would be filed. Norman Rodriguez, attorney [...]

General Elections Before November? Not Likely

Back to the PM’s press conference, the last general elections were held in November 2015, and all indications so far are that the anticipated elections vote will not take place [...]

T-Notes Stall at US$20M, Despite Interest from Taiwanese Government

But the government coffers are not full and since introducing an initiative to raise thirty million U.S. dollars through treasury notes in early June, the Central Bank of Belize has [...]

PM Barrow Comments on P.U.C./B.E.L. Logjam

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also weighed in on the row between the Public Utilities Commission and Belize Electricity Limited regarding a power purchase agreement that B.E.L. has been ordered to [...]

Senators Debate US$10 Million Loan from OPEC

A ten million U.S.-dollar loan motion was today approved by the Senate. The loan is from the OPEC Fund for International Development to provide financial support on concessionary terms to [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Takes On the Critics

Responding to the criticisms and concerns was U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte. Peyrefitte told the senators that they failed to focus on the loan motion.   Michael Peyrefitte, U.D.P. Senator “Mister [...]

SIB Releases Recent Economic Stats

On the economic front, consumer prices were up by zero point two percent in June 2020, according to the latest bulletin published by the Statistic Institute of Belize.  For the [...]

Hundreds Attend Vigil for ‘Breda O’ in Ladyville

The Ladyville community continues to reel over the murder of businessman Orin Velasquez. His life was taken for about two hundred dollars by robbers who shot and killed him inside [...]

Import Duty to be Waived on Vans for Tourism Stakeholders

If you’re a tour operator or hotelier and you’re thinking about buying a vehicle as part of your reopening preparations, you may want to consider purchasing a tour van.  That’s [...]