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The 2021 Budget Presentation at a Glance

After weeks of back and forth between the Prime Minister, his Cabinet and Financial Secretary and the joint unions who have now filed notice of industrial action, the 2021-22 national [...]

PM Lays Out Financial Crisis in Budget Presentation

Once today’s House Meeting was adjourned, the press met Prime Minister John Briceño outside the National Assembly chambers. As viewers may be aware, while PM Briceño has debated numerous budget [...]

Opposition Walks Out after Unparliamentary Language is Used

The five-member opposition, led by Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber, walked out of the National Assembly this afternoon, following the use of an offensive remark made by Cayo South Area [...]

Elvia Vega is Sworn-in as Corozal Bay Area Rep

A new area representative for Corozal Bay took the oath of office in the National Assembly this morning, succeeding her late brother who lost his battle with COVID-19 shortly after [...]

G.O.B. and Unions Agree on Need for Vigorous Tax Collection

The rapport between the unions and government has been generally contentious.  What began as consultations during the preparation of the 2021 budget has resulted in a salary cut that sees [...]

Budget Presentation Makes Brief Mention of Wage Cuts

While the PM did mention the ten percent salary cuts and three-year increment freeze for the public service, he did not belabor the point during his budget presentation. Outside the [...]

G.O.B. Prepares for Industrial Action

The Government of Belize is putting in place the necessary measures to keep the public service operational should the Public Service Union take industrial action. As we have reported, the [...]

PM Comments on his Sister’s GST Debt

SpeedNet, a parent company to Smart Belize, is reportedly indebted to the Government of Belize to the tune of eleven point one million dollars in GST.  The sum has accumulated [...]

Head of State Tenders Resignation

The Governor General of Belize Sir Colville Young tendered his resignation on April fourth. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the Governor General noted that he is resigning [...]

U.D.P. Area Rep Shyne Barrow Comes Out in Support of Waterloo Project

Another member of the Opposition Shyne Barrow, the Area Representative for Mesopotamia, also spoke during the budget presentation today. He says the Briceño administration needs to do more for parts [...]

Siblings Mowed Down by Alleged Drunk Driver; Girl Dies, Brother Hospitalized

A Santa Familia family is grieving the loss of their only daughter. The eleven-year-old girl and her little brother were mowed down by an alleged drunk driver behind the wheels [...]

Duo Gets Bail for Rape of Minor

Two men who were arraigned on Tuesday on charges of raping a twelve-year-old girl were today granted bail. Supreme Court Justice, Herbert Lord granted Tashane Williams and Theodore Andrew bail [...]

3 Men, including a Minor, Arraigned for Drug Charges

Three people, including a seventeen-year-old minor, were today arraigned before Magistrate Trecia Pitts-Anderson after police allegedly nabbed them with almost nine pounds of marijuana and a little over half-a-pound of [...]

More Details on San Pedro Traffic Scam; Several Persons Detained

Several former and current employees of the traffic department in San Pedro have been detained by the police as an investigation continues into a traffic sticker scam in the island [...]

What Happens to Those Caught in Scam?

So as you heard, there were also fake insurance documents being issued. Mayor Nunez says that the investigation continues to determine the extent of the scam as well as the [...]

San Pedro Town Council is Broke; $2 Million in Debt

Since taking office, the new P.U.P. San Pedro Town Council has been pouring over the accounts at the council and the findings, according to Mayor Wally Nunez, are shocking.  Between [...]

COVID Recovery in San Pedro

During our one-on-one interview with Mayor Wally Nunez, we asked about the road to recovery for San Pedro businesses and resorts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Thousands have lost their [...]

Volcano Erupts in Saint Vincent, Affects Barbados

This morning, a volcano on the island of Saint Vincent erupted and since then, there have been several explosions.  Residents on the island have been evacuated from the immediate area, [...]