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Opposition Leader John Briceño Calls Out Boots Martinez for Alleged Corruption

Today’s House sitting is likely to be the last sitting of the current government before the general elections.  This morning’s session went smoothly with both sides supporting a number of [...]

Minister Martinez Vehemently Denies Allegations of Corruption

Minister Martinez was not inside the National Assembly chambers when Briceño was reading out the list of transactions. He raced to his seat after he was alerted of the revelations [...]

Minister Martinez Says There is No Conflict of Interest

After making his point, Martinez left the National Assembly chambers where we caught up with him outside. Martinez defended his position, saying that he has not received any monies for [...]

Kareem Musa and PM Barrow Spar over Brads Boledo Contract

Caribbean Shores area rep Kareem Musa attempted to discuss the exclusive lottery contract which was given to Brads. In the recent past House sitting, Cayo South area representative Julius Espat [...]

Will Elections Day be a Holiday?

But there was agreement on a matter. Prime Minister Dean Barrow has yet to officially announce a date for the 2020 General Elections even though his son and U.D.P. caretaker [...]

All 6 Persons Detained for Independence Day Drug Plane Landing are Released

All six persons detained from Orange Walk in connection with recent suspect drug plane landing on a farm off the Old Northern Highway have been released. Just before news time, [...]

Wheels of Justice Turning Slow for Former Cop Anthony Polonio

The wheels of justice are turning slow for a former cop.  Back in 2008, Anthony Polonia was found guilty of perjury by a Police Tribunal in a sensational case of [...]

Luis Tun Gets Bail

In the Supreme Court, a man who is accused of holding up a farmer at gunpoint and robbing him of his vehicle, farm equipment and produce worth over twenty-eight thousand [...]

Francisco Rodriguez is Denied Bail

While Luis Tun was lucky to get bail, one man who does not share in that luck is Francisco Rodriguez.  He is accused of a slew of charges that the [...]

Female Mayflower Street Resident Talks Lawsuit after SOE Detention

Forty-two-year-old Kendra Foreman was released from the Belize Central Prison on Thursday, after being detained for several months during the state of emergency that was effected in Belize City back [...]

A Cache of Firearms Recovered from South Side, Belize City

There is an allegation that police have been threatening residents to keep them longer behind bars if they do not surrender firearms. Well today, at least twelve firearms were recovered [...]

Havana Store Robbed in Dangriga

Havana Store in Dangriga was held up on Thursday night by a pistol-toting robber and an accomplice who relieved an Asian businessman of an undisclosed sum of money.  The incident [...]

52 New COVID-19 Cases; 3 Also Infected with Dengue

There are fifty-two new cases of the novel coronavirus bringing the overall positive cases for the country to one thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight. So far, twenty-two deaths have been [...]

Cybercrime Bill 2020 Goes to the House

At today’s Sitting of the House, parliamentarians gave bipartisan support to several bills including the Cybercrime Bill 2020. The bill was fashioned by the Office of the Special Envoy for [...]

Another Tax Break for Wealthy Landowners?

Are big time landowners across the country once again getting a tax break?  Another bill was introduced in parliament today by Minister of Natural Resources Hugo Patt that raised serious [...]

Southern Highway to be Renamed T.V. Ramos Highway

On Thursday, the Government of Belize formally opened a stretch of highway connecting Ladyville to the Western Pines community during an inauguration in which that thoroughfare was also officially named [...]

Chamber, N.T.U.C.B. and Network of N.G.O.s Sign Joint Declaration

A joint declaration by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize and the Belize Network of N.G.O.s was signed this morning in Belize [...]

Defence Bill Amended

Back to the House of Representatives where the Defence (Amendment Bill) 2020 was also introduced. The bill amends the Defence Act to bring it into conformity with the Belize Constitution.  [...]

PM Barrow and Julius Espat Exchange Blows in the House for the Final Time

Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Cayo South area representative Julius Espat have almost at every Sitting of the House of Representatives exchanged blows, and it got so bad, that Espat [...]

World Pharmacists Day – Transforming Global Health

September twenty-fifth is being recognised as World Pharmacists Day and is being celebrated under the theme, “Transforming Global Health.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, the activities, including [...]

The Vital Role of Pharmacists in the Healthcare System

Acting Technical Advisor of the Pharmacy Unit at the Ministry of Health, Samira Gongora says that contrary to what is widely perceived; pharmacists play a vital role in the health [...]