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Budget Debates Begins Tomorrow, What Should We Expect?

The financial plan for 2021, presented by Prime Minister John Briceño on April ninth, will be hotly debated on Thursday and Friday in parliament. News Five’s Isani Cayetano looks at [...]

Police Barricade Independence Hill

This afternoon in Belmopan, the Belize Police Department was busy placing barricades at the base of Independence Hill to prevent protesters and other members of the public from advancing towards [...]

Public Officers Get Health Checkups and COVID Shots

Public officers took time off from work today to check up on their health and wellness, amid the imminent salary cuts that they are facing.  This morning, they visited health [...]

Dean Flowers Addresses Smear Campaign

P.S.U. Vice President Dean Flowers has been vocal in expressing the union’s objection to government’s wage cut.   He has not shied away from making it known that public officers are [...]

Role of the Governor General in Belize’s Government

Earlier this month, we told you that Sir Colville Young is stepping down as Governor General of Belize.  He will vacate the post officially on the thirtieth of April.  So [...]

Lord Ashcroft Explains Waterloo Proposal

Last week, the environmental community came out swinging at the Department of Environment which granted environmental clearance to David Gegg’s Port Magical.  They said that Magical will have negative environmental [...]

Lord Ashcroft Sounds Off on Economic Issues in Belize. Is the IMF a Solution?

Lord Michael Ashcroft also spoke about the current economic crunch that Belize is facing. Ashcroft says that the government is staring down a tough decision, but one that must be [...]

Lord Ashcroft Speaks on Belize Bank-Scotiabank Merger

At the end of March, Scotia Bank closed, ending more than fifty years in Belize as signs were taken down after the bank was acquired by Belize Bank Corporation Limited, [...]

Can Legislation Help to Curb Corruption?

Can legislation help to tackle corruption in Belize while simultaneously cutting costs? That’s what Lord Michael Ashcroft suggests. He says that a key piece of regulation that protect whistleblowers could [...]

Lord Ashcroft Says Unexplained Wealth Act is Tool against Corruption

Ashcroft points out there are other tools and regulations that G.O.B. can adopt to reduce corruption.  One of the measures refers to the “Unexplained Wealth Law” or “wealth order” where [...]

Belize Entering Third Wave of COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases reported over the last seven days has almost tripled when compared to the number of confirmed cases reported in the first seven days of April.  [...]

Minister Chebat Responds to Nurses and P.S.U.

Public sector nurses are currently operating on a work to rule basis as a sign of solidarity with the joint union’s position on G.O.B.’s proposed wage cuts. The Nurses Association [...]

Sinopharm Vaccines on Hold

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has acquired thousands of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from the United Arab Emirates. This donation was not met with the kind of fanfare that was [...]

M.O.H.W. Launches Vaccine Registration App

A COVID-19 Vaccination registration app was launched today. Currently, it allows people who fall under phase one, two and three to register online for an appointment to be vaccinated.  But [...]

Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change requires urgent action from all countries to build resilience against the phenomenon.  Back in 2015, the Government of Belize approved a national climate change policy and established a [...]

Climate Change & COVID-19

As Doctor Gladden shared with the media the findings of a recent assessment on the effects of climate change, we asked about the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to [...]

Belize Wants to Talk Climate Finance & Technology at COP26 in Glasgow

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the twenty-sixth of its kind that is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow from November [...]

Lifeguard Shares Tips on Swimming

Today, Herwin Godoy Senior was laid to rest following funeral services at the Wesley Church in Belize City. Godoy Senior drowned on Sunday at the river in Grace Bank and [...]