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New C.E.O.s Appointed to Briceño Administration

The newly-formed Briceño administration continues to take shape with the appointments of Chief Executive Officers to various government ministries.  What we know thus far is that Channel Five’s C.E.O. Amalia [...]

Cabinet Briefed on Important National Issues

The new government under Prime Minister John Briceño held its inaugural cabinet meeting on Tuesday and the first order of business was to be updated on national issues affecting the [...]

Are Ministers Willing to Get a Pay Cut?

The Briceño administration is assuming office in difficult times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on and industries struggle to bounce back.  The P.U.P. government has promised to realize [...]

Ministers Don’t Need Fancy, Expensive Vehicles

The ballooning wage bill stands at six hundred and eighty-eight million dollars for sixteen thousand public officers and teachers.  One of the recommendations that the Public Service Union has offered as [...]

Ministers Speak on Potential Firings in Ministries

On the day that he was sworn in as the country’s new Prime Minister, John Briceño sent a subtle warning to all U.D.P. political appointees, asking them to tender their [...]

Four More COVID-19 Related Deaths

There were four more COVID-19 related deaths reported on Monday night, three males and one female.  According to the Director of Health Services, two of those deaths were registered in [...]

Two Murders Reported Overnight, Including One in Ladyville

There were two murders reported overnight in Belize City and Ladyville where a well-known deliveryman from Gungulung lost his life to gun violence.  Another man, thirty-five-year-old Delroy Chaplin met the [...]

Kareem Hits the Ground Running as Minister of Home Affairs

Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa kicked off his first day on the job with a tour of two Belize City precincts this morning.  The initiation began with a meeting [...]

Community Policing is Back Again

While the mandate of the police department balances community police and active crime-fighting, in charting a new course more emphasis will be placed on community policing, an area in which [...]

GSU to Re-brand and Change Course

Over the years, the Gang Suppression Unit has gained notoriety for fighting fire with fire and for meeting the civilian populace with brute force.  It’s a brand that has left [...]

GSU Can Go, But a Specialized Police Taskforce is Still Necessary

Weighing in on the pending changes, ComPol Williams agrees that while yes, the GSU needs to be done away with, there is still a need for a specialized unit to [...]

ComPol Says It’s More Than Simply Re-branding

According to Commissioner Williams, transforming the GSU requires more than just a name change, the culture that has become intrinsic within that unit also needs to be improved since it [...]

Portions of Boom Flooded Out

Nine families in Burrell Boom are flooded out as a portion of the main road in the village is submerged. Shelters in the Belize River Valley area remain open, as [...]

Vegetable Co-op Appeals to G.O.B. for Help!

Tonight, we bring you the story of a farming community that is reeling from the impacts of the flooding in rural Belize. Last Friday, we gave you a snippet of [...]

Eight Months Later, Resuming the Cattle Trade with Guatemala

Eight months after the illegal cattle trade with Guatemala was suspended by the previous U.D.P. administration, it has resumed. But by then, millions of dollars had already been lost. The [...]

Cordel Hyde Speaks on Land Reform

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum and Mining, Cordel Hyde has been given the difficult task of reforming one of the most corrupt departments in government. As [...]

Minister Requeña is Prepared to Work for the South

Oscar Requeña won the Toledo West constituency handsomely and was named the Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor, and Local Government. He is one of four ministers from the [...]

Gill Net Ban to Be Revisited Says Minister of the Blue Economy

Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Andre Perez says that the recently enacted gill net ban will have to be revisited. Earlier this morning, a statutory Instrument signed [...]

Health Minister Says Doctors, Nurses Need to Respect Patients

Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat has met with all regional managers to discuss the way forward. During those discussions concerns and issues were also discussed, including the horrible [...]

Minister Espat Takes on Arguelles Brothers

Before the elections on November eleventh, the People’s United Party disclosed details of fifteen contracts valued over one hundred million dollars to International Environments which is owned by brothers Daniel and [...]

World Prematurity Day 2020

Every year, World Prematurity Day is observed on November seventeenth. It’s a day used to raise awareness of preterm births and the concerns associated with premature babies.  And to observe [...]