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Minister Cordel Hyde Reveals Massive Land Scam

Prime Minister John Briceño chaired his first House meeting today.  A marathon sitting that just concluded less than a half-hour ago.  During these COVID-19 times, the chambers have been retrofitted [...]

Minister Hyde Names Former MoW C.E.O. Errol Gentle in Land Scam

Minister Hyde then spoke of another incident of clear land fraud. According to Hyde, the victim this time was a man named Florencio Talbert, and the alleged perpetrator was the [...]

Land Compensation Budget “Busted” By Former G.O.B.

Minister Hyde then revealed that the investigation into the Lands Department uncovered the unthinkable; something he says he would have never thought would have been done.  In these challenging times [...]

G.O.B. Repossesses Heavy Equipment from Boots’ Property

The repossession of government assets from past ministers continues. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development, formerly the Ministry of Works, is pursuing the recovery of missing inventory. Earlier today, at mile [...]

House Speaker Val is in Control!

Maintaining order in the House of Representatives, amid the constant verbal exchanges across the floor, has always been a challenge.  Despite being regarded as the honorable house, Parliament has long [...]

Perusing the Director of Tourism’s Plum Contract

On the heels of a stunning defeat at the polls on November eleventh last year, it was expected that all U.D.P. appointed chairpersons on various statutory bodies, including the executives [...]

Does Karen Bevans Have the ‘Guts” to Sue PM John Briceño?

We got a chance to ask Prime Minister John Briceño about Bevans’ contract today.  Bevans has threatened, through Barrow and Williams law firm, to sue Prime Minister John Briceño for [...]

Police Finally Speak on Wilbert Vallejos Raid

Beleaguered former Lands Commissioner Wilbert Vallejos and his family in Patchakan, Corozal District were the subject of an intelligence-led operation on January fourth where their residence was searched by personnel [...]

General Revenue Supplementary Bill Introduced

Much of today’s proceedings within the National Assembly Chambers were statements by ministers.  It was until two in the afternoon that the House moved into the day’s business, starting with [...]

Ballooning Wage Bill Briceño’s Burden

But the Briceño administration is facing a financial dilemma.  As the PM said in his New Year address, the government ‘bruk.’  A ballooning wage bill burdens the fiscal budget.  In [...]

Bus Operators Lobbying for 100% Capacity

The most recent COVID-19 prevention measures outlined in Statutory Instrument 175 included a fifty percent capacity on all public transportation.  Bus owners immediately voiced their discontent with the decision as [...]

B.B.A. Says Bus Operators Need G.O.B.’s Subsidy

Shaw says that in this first meeting with the new minister, they discussed a range of issues that are central to the survival of the bus transport industry.  Among those [...]

Estelle Leslie is Belize’s First Woman Comptroller of Customs

Estelle Leslie is the first woman to ascend to Comptroller’s post, a singular seat in the Customs and Excise Department. In 1988, when she began as an entry-level officer, Leslie [...]

B.A.A. Appoints New Board of Directors

The Belize Airports Authority has a new seven-member board of directors. Ricardo Martin is the newly appointed chairman of the board of the B.A.A.  A press release from the Belize [...]

LPG Prices Increase by 23 Cents per Gallon

Less than a month after the price for liquefied petroleum gas was introduced, there is another change to the fixed control prices, which will take effect on December ninth. The [...]

PM Briceño Calls on Steve Perera to Resign

Attorney Estevan Perera was sworn as the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission in July 2020 under the Barrow Administration.  He is a known U.D.P. supporter who has also [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Seeking Re-election, but Who Will Make Up His Slate?

Who sits as the head of the elections and boundaries commission is important to the ruling administration as in less than two months, voters will be returning to the polls [...]

Belize City Mayor on Fulfilling his Manifesto

Reflecting on the completion of his term, Mayor Wagner acknowledges that the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic did impact the councils’ ability to fulfill its manifesto promises.  [...]

Teenage Cancer Patient Needs Your Help!

A teenager in Succotz needs your help to seek medical attention in Guatemala. Thirteen-year-old Kendra Avalos was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer a few years ago. In 2015 she [...]

Orlando Quan Sr. Loses Battle to COVID-19

And this unfortunate update, earlier this week, told you about the Quan’s family appeal for blood donors. Orlando Quan Senior was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and needed blood transfusions and [...]

Destinee Arnold’s Farewell as Miss Universe Belize

The new Miss Universe Belize will be crowned on Saturday at three p.m. during a live virtual event right here on Channel Five. Like so many other traditions during the [...]

A Media Award Competition

They just released the latest crime statistics for 2020. Now the Belize Crime Observatory wants to recognize outstanding journalists. The media competition is an extension of a data training workshop [...]