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Are B.T.L. Profits Really Down?

The meeting of the House of Representatives proceeded in Belmopan today. A highlight of the session came on adjournment when the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, rose to speak [...]

Net Vasquez Should Also Resign from All Other Statutory Boards

B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez demitted office on Tuesday evening amid allegations that he abused the company’s corporate credit card to defray personal expenses which included shopping sprees at Liverpool’s in [...]

Another Batch of Charges Made to B.T.L. Corporate Credit Card by Former Chairman

Was the B.T.L. credit card used as a personal card?  According to the reports, as much as four hundred thousand dollars were spent, but not on the company’s business.  Since [...]

Audrey Wallace Won’t Head B.T.L. Inquiry

The appointment of an interim chair by Thursday was announced in a statement by the B.T.L. Board of Directors on Tuesday.  It was initially reported that the investigation into ex-chairman [...]

What’s Net Vasquez’s Position on Allegations Against Him?

The issue of a two-year contract signed by Vasquez on behalf of Channel Seven is also being raised since an advance was paid out on that advertising agreement.  While the [...]

Vasquez Expected to Refund Monies if Found Culpable

Will former B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez refund every single dollar he allegedly spent on B.T.L.’s corporate credit card should the allegations made against him turn out to be true?  According [...]

Alan Slusher to Replace Nestor Vasquez?

We have been reporting extensively on the B.T.L. fiasco where a new chairman is to be named in the next few days.  News Five has received word that Prime Minister [...]

Brad’s Boledo Contract Spurs Heated Debate Again

Then there was a bombshell in the House. The ten-year contract for Boledo, Fantasy Five and the Sunday Lottery Draw that was awarded to Brad’s a few weeks ago, was [...]

Julius Questions Brads Boledo Contract, After the Fact

The debate on Anwar Barrow’s involvement as a shareholder in one of the companies tied to the renewed gaming contract was of concern for the Cayo South Area Rep because [...]

PM Says Boledo Contract is not Worth $500 Million

The PM took on the questions about his son’s involvement in an offshore company that may be linked to Brad’s company. PM Barrow insisted that there is no nepotism in [...]

General Elections in November, Still no Date Set

Will the upcoming general elections be held on November fourth or eleventh?  It’s anyone’s guess.  Despite the Prime Minister’s son, Shyne, alluding to the national vote to be held on [...]

Government to Purchase 15 Thousand Tablets for Distance Learning

Parliamentarians today also debated a supplementary appropriation bill which includes the provision to spend seven point six million dollars for hardware and software purchases. The purchases will be done by [...]

Victor Pratt Dies Following a Motorcycle RTA on the Old Northern Road

At this time, a post-mortem exam is being conducted on the body of Victor Pratt. The thirty-three-year-old Belama resident was discovered dead on Tuesday afternoon off the Old Northern Road. [...]

PM Barrow Explains Why Equal Opportunity Bill was Rescinded

The controversial Equal Opportunities Bill has been removed from the table.  As we reported on Tuesday, Cabinet decided not to proceed with the motion, despite majority of its members agreeing [...]

Catholic Church Rejects Equal Opportunities Bill

The Roman Catholic Church of Belize has issued a statement on its position on the Equal Opportunities Bill.  The Bill was scheduled to be introduced in the House of Representatives [...]

P.U.P. Accuses U.D.P. of Politicizing Food Assistance Programme

The government says that more than thirty-nine thousand households have been assisted countrywide with up to four food baskets.  Since April eleventh, 2020, the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Audit of Food Assistance Programme

The People’s United Party is calling for a complete audit of the Food Assistance Programme and the Unemployment Relief Programme. Tens of millions of dollars have been spent on the [...]

More Monies Allocated for Caracol Road Project

More money was today approved for the Caracol Road Project.  The Supplementary Appropriation Bill taken to the House includes an additional one point five million dollars for the Caracol Road. [...]

Toledo East Area Rep. Demands Assistance for Corn Farmers Affected by Hurricane Nana

Tropical Storm Nana made landfall as a weak Category One hurricane in southern Belize around midnight on September second.  Hardest hit were the agro and aquaculture industries and according to [...]