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Former PM Dean Barrow Appears before Commission of Inquiry

He was the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Still today, Dean Barrow was the first witness to testify before the Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating the sale [...]

Hugo Patt Bought G.O.B. Vehicle Without Formal Approval from Finance Minister

According to Barrow, three persons were allowed to purchase their assigned vehicle before the November eleventh election. One of those persons is the former Deputy Prime Minister Hugo Patt. Patt [...]

More than a Dozen Vehicles Sold Weeks Prior to Elections

The former Minister of Finance also revealed that some department and ministries were all too eager to dispose of their vehicles as unserviceable.  During the period that the Commission is [...]

Head of Vehicle Care Unit Testifies

The final witness to be called before the commission was Ruperto Vicente, the Head of the Vehicle Care Unit. Vicente is tasked with ensuring that the proper procedures are followed. [...]

Commission Chair: Documents Contained Errors

After today’s inquiry, a press conference was held during which the Chairman of the Commission, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck shared that the Commission will reconvene on February twenty-sixth.  The witness [...]

P.U.P. Belize City Municipal Slate is Nominated!

The March third municipal elections are about two weeks away and while political teams have been on the ground and online campaigning, today they all made it official.  We start [...]

U.D.P. Belize City Municipal Slate is Nominated!

Following the P.U.P.’s nomination this morning, it was the U.D.P.’s turn at the ITVET where mayoral candidate Orson Picart and his team of ten councilors were officially nominated.  Following the [...]

History in the Making in Belmopan as a Woman Will Become Its Next Mayor

A woman is likely to become the next mayor of the capital city of Belmopan. Today, former city councilor and now P.U.P.’s mayoral candidate Sharon Palacio officially secured her name [...]

Jackie for Mayor in Belmopan

In the Capital, sitting deputy mayor Jacklyn Burns is now leading the U.D.P. slate into the municipal elections. Mayor Khalid Belisle announced earlier on that he was not re-contesting his [...]

Body of a Missing Man Found in Shallow Grave

The body of a Hispanic man was discovered in a shallow grave off the Hummingbird Highway just outside Belmopan near the Pollack Farms. The body has been identified as a [...]

Man is Shot in Leg after He Allegedly Assaulted Police Officer

Over the weekend, there was another police-involved shooting on Saturday on Marine Parade in Belize City. Akeem Patterson was on Marine Parade when a machete-wielding man chopped him on the [...]

2 Persons, including Elderly Woman, Injured in San Ignacio Fire

There were two household fires over the weekend – up north in Carmelita Village and the west in San Ignacio. The fire in San Ignacio started in the early hours [...]

Family Loses Everything in Carmelita Fire

The other blaze occurred a day earlier in Carmelita. The fire completely gutted a wooden and concrete structure belonging to Gerald Gabourel. No one was at home at the time [...]

Contractor at Louisiana Gov’t Preschool is Hit by Thieves

A contractor was busy at work over the weekend when two thieves ambushed him. The robbery happened in Orange Walk. The contractor was working on a building at the Louisiana [...]

“Fit 4 Duty” – A Gym is Inaugurated at the Queen Street Police Station

The Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund has once again come through for the Belize Police Department. This time, the Fund provided the funds to transform an existing space at the [...]

Escalante’s Pickup Ditched in Mahogany Heights; But Why Was He Killed?

Last week, we reported on the murder of Orange Walk resident Michael Escalante. Escalante’s body was discovered in the grass on the side of the road around mile thirty-three on [...]

2 Persons Sought for Murder of Jose Santos

In the latest update to the investigation of the murder of Jose Santos, ComPol Chester Williams says that the police are seeking two persons. The Armenia villager, who relocated to [...]

Vehicle Driver in Fatal Accident to be Charged

Last Tuesday night, a traffic accident on the Stann Creek Valley Road claimed the life of twenty-six-year-old Arita Vanzie. The Roaring Creek resident was travelling along with three other persons [...]

Did Mayor Bernard Wagner Responds to Allegations of Conflict of Interest

Did Mayor Bernard Wagner use his power at Belize City Hall to promote his business at city hall?  It’s an allegation that resurfaced last when the City Council’s Human Resources [...]

Will Mayor Wagner’s Failure to Agree on C.B.A. with C.W.U. Impact his Re-Election

Another matter that is following Mayor Bernard Wagner into the 2021 Municipal Elections is the matter of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Christian Workers Union. As you will recall, [...]