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All Senators Named Ahead of 13th National Assembly

Parliamentary activity resumes this Friday when the first session of the thirteenth National Assembly is opened.  The inaugural sitting of the Senate, for ceremonial purposes, will precede the first meeting [...]

U.D.P. Forms Shadow Cabinet

The United Democratic Party has been radio silent since its devastating loss at the polls on November eleventh, but it appears that its executive has been working quietly in the [...]

COVID-19 Relief is This Year’s Christmas Cheer

Prime Minister John Briceño chaired another cabinet meeting today where nine hundred and thirty thousand dollars was approved for a special December COVID-19 Relief Fund to be equitably distributed among [...]

Over 600 Heads of Cattle to be Exported to Mexico

A ceremony to commemorate the exportation of another consignment of cattle to Mexico was held today at Blue Creek Village, in the Orange Walk District. A total of six hundred [...]

Red Kidney Beans to be Imported to Satisfy Market Demands

The public has been experiencing a frustrating hike in prices of certain vegetables such as carrots and cabbage. There is a limited supply of these two vegetables and due to [...]

Karen Bevans Threatens to Sue PM Briceño, Eamon Courtenay Says That Would be a Sad Mistake

Director of the Belize Tourism Board Karen Bevans has hired the legal services of former Prime Minister Dean Barrow to sue Love FM and Prime Minister John Briceño.  Bevans’ contention [...]

PC Michelle Brown Says G.S.U. Member Shot Fareed Ahmad

Michelle Brown, the police constable who is standing trial for the shooting murder of Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, told the court in an explosive testimony on Tuesday that it [...]

The Giant Task of Rebuilding the Broken U.D.P.

The United Democratic Party, after being trounced during the November eleventh general elections, has commenced the mammoth undertaking of rebuilding from the ground up.  According to Party Leader Patrick Faber, [...]

Sista B will be Present at Friday’s Inaugural House Meeting

Denise “Sista B” Barrow will represent Queen Square in the House of Representatives during Friday’s ceremonial opening of the thirteenth National Assembly, but there are still many questions surrounding her [...]

Belize’s Economy Declines by 13.1% for Third Quarter of 2020

Belize’s economy shrunk by thirteen percent in the third quarter of 2020. According to the Statistical Institute of Belize, during the months of July to September, the total value of [...]

Third Quarter Performance of the Agriculture and Livestock Sectors

During the S.I.B.’s press conference, Sabal delved into those numbers looking at how the different sectors performed. While the primary and secondary sectors recorded increases, the tertiary sector contracted by [...]

Tertiary Sector Reels from Lack of Productivity – Tourism Takes a Hit!

So, the hardest hit sector is the tertiary sector which accounts for the production activities of hotels, and restaurants, as well as wholesale and retail, and crude materials, personal goods, [...]

Coast Guard Rescues Crooked Tree Villager from Sunken Vessel

Coast Guard conducted a search and rescue operation earlier today in Crooked Tree Village. A report was received of two villagers who were heading to check on their farm in a [...]

Faber Says Dr. Manza is being Sidelined by P.U.P. Government

The Briceño administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is being criticized by the opposition which says that the new government has all but abandoned the measures that were put in [...]

COVID-19 Forced Almost 40K People Out of Jobs!

During today’s press briefing the Statistical Institute also shared findings from the Labour Force Survey of September 2020.  We’ll tell you a bit more about those findings later in the [...]

Will the Corozal Free Zone Re-open Before Christmas?

The government wants the Corozal Free Zone to reopen before Christmas.  That is the plan, but the plan comes with a price which the stakeholders at the Free Zone will [...]

DANA in Rural Belize Conducting Detailed Assessment

Since last week, the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis team of the National Emergency Management Organization has been visiting areas that were severely affected by the recent floods. The assessment [...]

40 Persons Still in Shelters across Rural Belize

There are also forty persons still in shelters across rural Belize District.  It is expected, however, that those persons will be returning to their homes by week’s end.   Alpheus [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Still Under Water

While for the most part floodwaters have receded, across Belize District, the villages of Crooked Tree and Maypen remain cut off by water from the rest of the country. The [...]

Unemployment Rate is 13.7 % for September 2020

The Statistical Institute of Belize’s Labour Force Survey for September 2020 puts the unemployment rate at thirteen point seven percent.  Before we get into the details of this figure –we [...]

A Closer Look at the Labour Force Figures!

A closer look at the labour force figures by sex show that males stood at sixty percent.  When analyzed by areas, eighty-two thousand are in urban centers while eighty-six thousand, [...]