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Over $100M Spent by BIL on Various Infrastructure Projects

The House of Representatives met today in a regular session where several bills were tabled for a second reading. Before getting into those proposed pieces of legislation that include an [...]

BIL “Purges” All Financials Beyond the 2019/2020 Period

According to Minister Espat, the investigation shockingly revealed that records of BIL’s financials were purposely purged – as in destroyed – for the period before 2019/2020. Legally, all companies are [...]

Financial Abuse at Border Management Agency

The Border Management Agency, which is tasked with overseeing operations at various frontier points, including the western and northern borders, is another hotbed of corruption. A recent investigation conducted by [...]

Serious Financial Mismanagement Da Borda!!

Pointing to one example of gross financial abuse, Minister Mahler said that a whopping four hundred and sixty-six thousand dollars was paid for a faulty IT network at one of [...]

COVID Cash Transfer Kicks off Next Week

Government’s COVID Cash Transfer Program commences next week as an initiative to financially assist roughly twenty-five thousand families that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Its rollout complements existing programs [...]

M.O.H.W. Says COVID-19 Vaccines are on the Way

Belize continues to push for its quota of vaccines through COVAX and other agencies. An initial shipment of vaccines is scheduled to arrive in-country by the end of the first [...]

Belize Records Over 12,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

And while the public anxiously awaits that access to vaccines, Belize passed another sombre milestone on Thursday; there are over twelve thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases.  Today’s report appears promising with [...]

9 Men Charged in Connection with Drug Plane Out on Bail

The nine men nabbed following the drug plane landing on February fifth today received Supreme Court bail. The men were charged with possession of a controlled drug with the intent [...]

Bales of Cocaine from Recent Drug Plane Go Up in Flames

And while those nine accused were receiving bail, elsewhere in the country, police were destroying almost a ton of cocaine from that very same drug plane. News Five’s Duane Moody [...]

New National Crime Fighting Strategy to be Introduced

The Ministry of Home Affairs will introduce a new National Crime Fighting Strategy by mid-February. The Belize Police Department will implement the plan of action to tackle the scourge of [...]

Corozal Free Zone Successfully Reopens!

Shifting from crime to economic recovery…As we showed you on Monday, the Corozal Free Zone reopened for business after being closed for ten months. Some eight hundred persons were employed, [...]

Business Inside Corozal Free Zone is Good!

One of the questions the press put to Minister Mai was about the business’ state at the Corozal Free Zone. He says the opening days were busy and anticipates that [...]

Chetumal Upgrades Its COVID-Risk Status

The Minister of Enterprise spoke about improving economic activity in the Free Zone. That business activity may slow down in the week to come. That’s because the Governor or Quintana [...]

Health Officials in Mexico Concerned about Free Zone Traffic

Health officials in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo have watched with concern the reopening of the Corozal Commercial Free Zone. The Mexican authorities estimate that about three thousand persons [...]

No COVID-19 Variant in Chetumal

Mexico has recorded the third highest number of COVID-19 deaths. Just Wednesday, the country had one thousand seven hundred and seven confirmed coronavirus deaths in one day. Last month, the [...]

Questionable Land Transaction in Port Loyola Jilts Residents of Ownership

A dubious land transaction in Port Loyola that took place just before the November eleventh General Elections has deprived many residents of an opportunity to acquire properties from the Government [...]

House Meetings are About to Go Virtual

Adjusting to the inconveniences brought about by the pandemic means that House meetings will be held virtually very soon. This morning, The Prime Minister tabled a motion in the House [...]

Testy Back and Forth in the House, Julius and Shyne

There was a testy exchange in the House this morning where Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat got into a tiff with Mesopotamia Area Rep Shyne Barrow. The heated back [...]

Belize Bank, Hand in Hand Donates House to Ladyville Resident

Four hundred and twenty-four families and counting – that’s how many houses have been gifted through the Hand in Hand Ministries’ Building for Change Programme, improving each family’s quality of [...]

Domestic Violence – There is a Way Out!

Last week, we told you about the troubling issue of gender-based violence, with a look at how women and girls are mostly affected. In the second part of our story, [...]

10 Mayan Farmers Learn About Organic Farming!

Ten farmers from Mayan communities in Toledo went on an organic farming tour in the Mountain Pine Ridge today. Many of the farmers are in the livestock business but also [...]

Belizean Beast Rakeem Nunez Roches in Superbowl LV

From Culture Capital to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida for one of the world’s biggest sporting events. This year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the qualifying teams [...]

Independence Games Belize 2021

Meanwhile on the home front, organizers say it will be one of the biggest multi-sporting events ever to be held in Belize. It is being organized to coincide with the [...]