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Senator Courtenay Says New York Convention Not Retroactive

Senator Courtenay also explained that upon ratification, the Government of Belize will enter a reservation. It will take the position that the ratification of the New York Convention has no [...]

U.D.P. Rejects Motion to Ratify New York Convention

And while that was the hope of the Government, they did not enjoy the support of the Opposition Senators.  Lead Opposition Senator made it quite clear that senators on his [...]

Senator Courtenay Says Former U.D.P. Government Planned to Ratify New York Convention

In response to Lead Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte, Senator for Government Business Eamon Courtenay pulled out black and white proof that shows that what was done today was a plan [...]

Roaring Creek Man Says a Cop Beat Him Up; His Family Calls for a Stop to Police Brutality

The family of twenty-one-year-old Nigel Williams Junior is calling on the Belize Police Department to investigate an act of police brutality. The family alleges that the young man was in [...]

Almost a Year Later, Economic Activity on Ambergris Caye Sluggish

One of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic is San Pedro Town.  The once-bustling tourist hotspot was the first part of the country to go into a lockdown in [...]

Meet Sugar City’s U.D.P. 7

Earlier today, the United Democratic Party introduced its candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections for the Orange Walk Town Council. Led by mayoral candidate Orlando Castillo, the U.D.P. Seven [...]

Oscar Arnold Bows Out of Upcoming Municipal Race

Former Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold has taken up office as Director of Sports at the National Sports Council. It’s an appointment given to him by the People’s United Party government [...]

From Councilor to Ambassador Candice Pitts?

Arnold is among four councilors, including Michael Noralez, Ryan Elijio and Doctor Candice Pitts, who will not be seeking reelection at the municipal level. Pitts took to Facebook over the [...]

U.D.P. Vice Chairman, Alberto August Warns ComPol Chester Williams about Skeletons in Closet

He was the chairman of the U.D.P. when they were in government, and now he is the Deputy Chairman of the U.D.P. while they are in opposition, but tonight Alberto [...]

Maya Island Air Installs COVID Testing Clinic at San Pedro Location

With the new U.S. travel regulations that came into effect on January twenty-sixth, all persons entering the United States must present negative test results. Local airline Maya Island Air has [...]

Health Minister Comments on COVID-19 Testing

The Ministry of Health will add those test results from the private testing sites to their daily reports.  Today, four new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded along with twenty-nine new [...]

Greg Ch’oc: A New Commissioner with a New Mandate

Former Executive Director of SATIIM Greg Ch’oc has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Toledo Land Rights Commission.  In speaking with News Five, Ch’oc outlined the scope of [...]

Virtual Town Hall on Cannabis and Hemp Industry

A virtual town hall was held on Thursday night as part of a public consultation process on hemp and cannabis’s possibilities as a new growth industry in Belize. Regrettably, the [...]

N.G.O. Senator Says There Are Lots of Benefits from Hemp

Senator Osmany Salas says there are many benefits that can be derived from hemp.  According to Salas, the Belize Network of N.G.O.s has not formalized an official position on the [...]

Marion Jones – It’s More Than Meets the Eye

Earlier this week, we reported on the pending handing over of the Belize City Center to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.  The building is the last structure to be [...]

Sports Minister Sets the Record Straight

Minister of Sports Kevin Bernard is setting the record straight. Bernard says that he was deeply offended when he heard that a group of footballers, who were caught practicing, told [...]

Sports Minister to Rehabilitate and Upgrade the People’s Stadium

We also asked Minister Kevin Bernard about the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk Town. The facility was used regularly for sporting and other big events, but since COVID-19, it has [...]

Caye Caulker Teen Needs Your Help for Life-Saving Surgery!

A nineteen-year-old resident of Caye Caulker needs your help to get a much-needed surgery.  Rondel Usher was on a fishing trip four days ago near the island when he was [...]

Healthy Living: COVID-19 Variants Explained

You may have been hearing a lot lately about the new COVID variants recently detected in other parts of the world – the UK variant, the South Africa variant, and [...]

COVID-19 and Belize’s Response, One Year Later

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted thousands across the country, including those on the frontline in the medical profession. Since the first case in Belize was recorded back in March of [...]

K.H.M.H. Shares its COVID Figures, Including its Mortality Rate

There have been eleven thousand, seven hundred and eighty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize. Of that number, two hundred and ninety-three deaths have been reported. It is a case [...]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero’s Recovery Almost Complete

Doctor Marvin Manzanero was the face of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but tonight the good doctor is still on the road to recovery.  Doctor Manzanero says that [...]

Oscar Correa’s Skeletal Remains Found in San Ignacio – Did He Kill Himself?

In Cayo, a mason worker from the Santiago Juan Layout near the Bullet Tree Road in San Ignacio was found dead. His decapitated body was discovered hanging from a tree [...]

Gang Figure Shot Several Times in the City!

A well-known gang figure, Jervis Diamond Valencia, from Mayflower Street in Belize City, is in the hospital recovering from a shooting incident on Monday evening. Reports say Valencia was sitting [...]

Upper House to Ratify Old UN Convention

The Senate meets on Thursday in a special sitting to ratify a United Nations convention that will advance Belize’s international obligations as a member of the organization. The United Nations [...]