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Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Educates the Public

Will Elections and Boundaries Commission Chairman Estevan Perera resign? Perera is not saying, but Prime Minister John Briceño has called for him to resign.  You’ll recall that he was appointed [...]

Jaroud Lamb Recaptured; Two More Escapees on the Run!

Tonight, one more prison escapee is in police custody after he broke out from the Belize Central Prison three months ago.  Jaroud Lamb was convicted for the June 2013 murder [...]

Human Remains Wash Up Near Black Rock Road

The decomposed, skeletal remains of an unidentified man washed up on the Macal River bank in Cayo. It was discovered on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Black Rock Road. [...]

PM Briceño and the Need for Supplementary Appropriations

The Supplementary Appropriations Bill will tide the Briceño administration over until the start of the next financial year on April first after it goes before the upper house on Wednesday [...]

P.U.P. Tables Good Government Motion, U.D.P. Opposes

During its first Sitting of the House of Representatives for 2021 on Friday, the new P.U.P. Administration tabled its Good Governance in Belize Motion. The motion is a model of [...]

G.O.B. Adds Further Grounds for Removal of Judges

…from a motion for good governance from elected officials to a constitutional amendment to expand the grounds for removal of Supreme Court judges.  For years, there has been a backlog [...]

PM Briceño Says Cut the Superbond

While Prime Minister John Briceño and his government table bills to alleviate the financial constraints, he has the hefty superbond payments hovering above his head.  Early in the pandemic, then [...]

A New Board for the National Bank of Belize

The government-owned bank, the National Bank of Belize, has a new board of management. The bank, which is headquartered in Belmopan, will now be headed by new chairman, Thomas Tillett. [...]

G.O.B. Tables Central Bank of Belize (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Of the eight bills that the government tabled on Friday, four are related to the government’s fiscal plan to address the challenges of COVID-19 and the recent weather-related disasters.  One [...]

Briceño Administration Establishes Contingencies Fund

Through the Finance and Audit (Reform) (Amendment) Bill of 2021, Briceño’s government also proposes the establishing a Contingencies Fund to be used for urgent and unforeseen expenditure for which no [...]

G.O.B. Establishes the Public Contract Commission to Keep an Eye on Contractor General

The Barrow administration had been heavily criticized for issuing tens of millions of dollars in public contracts, especially in infrastructure, to what the P.U.P. describes as known U.D.P. cronies. These [...]

Former Lands Minister Responds to Land Scam Scandal

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources Cordel Hyde detailed a massive land scam that had been festering for several years. In his statement by minister’s address, [...]

D.P.M. Cordel Hyde Isn’t Buying Patt’s Explanation

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde wasn’t buying Patt’s explanation and made it clear after his address.  The D.P.M. told Patt that the U.D.P. government gave away millions of dollars to [...]

PM John Briceño Speaks on the “Boots Situation”

While the current and former deputy prime ministers went up against each other in the House, outside the National Assembly Building, Prime Minister John Briceño spoke about the “Boots situation.”  [...]

Embezzlement at Corozal Polyclinic, Adan Orozco is in the Hot Seat

A criminal investigation is underway at the Corozal Polyclinic where an employee is accused of embezzling almost sixty-five thousand dollars over a seventeen-month period.  Adan Orozco, an assistant administrator at [...]

Dr. Baldomino Barboza – Another Victim of COVID-19

Another frontline healthcare worker has lost the battle with COVID-19. He is a well-known Doctor Baldomino Barboza, who was originally from Libertad Village in Corozal. Today, the Ministry of Health [...]

Ingrid Vega Recounts COVID-19 Battle

On December twenty-fourth, we showed you the touching video of Ingrid Vega, wife of late David ‘Dido’ Vega, as she left the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited following her battle with [...]

Ingrid Vega Speaks on Her Husband’s Death

Ingrid Vega was intubated on December twelfth, one day after her husband, newly elected area representative of Corozal Bay David ‘Dido’ Vega, died.  Forty-seven-year-old Dido was intubated about a week [...]

Who Will Succeed David “Did” Vega?

While Ingrid Vega slowly recovers, politically speaking, the People’s United Party has to be quick and decisive to retain control of the Corozal Bay Division.  David “Dido” Vega was the [...]

Schools Reopen for Second Term of Distance Learning

It was back to school day today. And like all things in the pandemic era, today was very different. Secondary and tertiary schools resumed virtual classes why primary schools dissipated [...]

St. Luke’s Methodist Primary School Burglarized

But what should have been a happy day for the teachers and staff at Saint Luke’s Methodist School was shattered. When they arrived at school this morning, they discovered a [...]

Stolen Jetta Contained 2 AK-47s and Stash of Weed

A pair of stolen vehicles, one found with a stash of marijuana and two high-powered assault rifles, remains in police custody in Belmopan after being recovered from the Corozal District [...]

Iris Salguero is New Miss Universe Belize

Iris Salguero is the new Miss Universe Belize. The latest beauty ambassador was chosen via a virtual casting call that included several rounds of interviews with a local and international [...]

Pesky Bug Invasion!

It looks like an invasion. Videos posted online show entire walls and ceilings blanketed by the pesky bugs. Some residents are concerned as they think the bugs are mosquitoes and put them [...]