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Ian Haylock’s Case Against PM Briceño is Heard

Senior customs officer Ian Haylock is suing Prime Minister John Briceño and challenging Estelle Leslie’s appointment as Comptroller of Customs. Haylock strongly believes that he was overlooked and deserves the [...]

Breaking Down the Cost of P.P.E.s During a COVID Hospital Stay

Several patients who’ve accessed the healthcare system to treat COVID-19 infections are up in arms over the cost of P.P.E.s being tacked onto their bills. Personal protective equipment, as they [...]

COVID-19 Numbers Down, but Belize Not Out of the Woods

There are two hundred and fifty-nine active cases of the coronavirus spread across the country as the number of confirmed cases is nearing the twelve thousand mark. There are three [...]

What’s the Delay in Results on Variant Test?

A third wave is possible, especially with the new COVID variant detected in the region; the UK variant has been identified in Mexico.  Meanwhile, in Belize, we are still awaiting [...]

One Month to Municipal Elections 2021

The next round of municipal elections is exactly one month away. And while it doesn’t normally attract the level of campaign fanfare and prominence as the general elections, these local [...]

A New EBC Holds Inaugural Meeting

A new Elections and Boundaries Commission held its inaugural meeting today, despite its members not being formally sworn-in to office. As we reported on Tuesday, the E.B.C. is being chaired [...]

Two Corozaleños Busted with Drugs!

Two Corozaleños were busted with a stash of drugs at a checkpoint on Monday evening.  Around five o’clock, cops at the Manatee Lookout stopped a pickup truck with Orange Walk [...]

Farmer Accidentally Shoots Himself

Police have reported that a man died by shooting himself in what they call a shooting death. It was not a case of suicide. On Tuesday evening, the farmer, Alfred [...]

Shane Harris Wins False Imprisonment Case Against Police Department

Twenty-nine-year-old Shane Harris is no stranger to the law; in fact, his most recent brush on record was in April 2018 when he was arrested and charged for his involvement [...]

Murillo Responds to Escapee Inmates COVID Claims

Michael Faux and Erwin Lanza were the last to be captured from twenty-eight inmates who escaped from the Belize Central Prison in October 2020. The men were caught and returned [...]

UB Has Newly Reconstituted Board

The University of Belize has a newly reconstituted board of trustees. In December 2020, the Ministry of Education announced new appointments: the Minister’s representative attorney Anthony Sylvestre who is now [...]

Teachers Happy with Distance Learning/Online Sessions

It’s been a little less than a year since the schools were closed countrywide.  This new model of learning means parents collect school packages, and teachers and students interact virtually.  [...]

When Will Schools Reopen?

And while distance learning is the safest option, for now, the planning has already started for the eventual resumption of face-to-face learning.  The Ministry of Education formed the COVID-19 Education [...]

B.N.T.U. Wants UNAC Fully Implemented!

It was a crusade led by the Belize National Teachers Union in 2016 that the then Government was forced to sign unto the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  Teachers held [...]

B.N.T.U. Against Nepotistic Appointments

When they were in opposition, the People’s United Party heavily criticized the Barrow Administration for its nepotism.  But the Briceño Administration is now attracting similar criticisms.  The Belize National Teachers [...]

B.N.T.U. Will Act if Needs Be

Critics of the B.N.T.U. have asked why its national president Elena Smith has been silent when it comes to the new government.  February eleventh will mark three months since the [...]

41 Tablets Still Unrecovered from Sadie Vernon Burglary

Some three weeks ago, at the start of the school term in January, close to a hundred tablets for distance learning were stolen from Sadie Vernon High School in Belize [...]

An Expansion of the Migrant Hubs

Today, the International Office of Migration in Belize signed an implementation agreement with three local partners to expand the I.O.M.’s Migrant Hubs in three locations.  The hubs are being supported [...]

Wayne Casimiro is the New Head Coach for Women’s Football

Wayne Casimiro has been named the head coach of women’s football for the Football Federation of Belize. Casimiro is no stranger to the sport; the football athlete turned teacher began [...]