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Senators Peyrefitte and Smith Object to Salary Cuts

The public sector emoluments and allowances reduction bill 2021 went before the senate today.  You’ll recall that last week Friday, cabinet began the motions to make the cuts effective on [...]

Senator Courtenay on Salary and Allowances Cut: “We don’t enjoy this”

Wrapping up the discussions on the bill – Government Business Senator Eamon Courtenay said he took no joy in being a part of implementing the legal frame work for the [...]

Senator Courtenay on Commerce Bight Port Lease

Another matter that went before the Senate today is the Commerce Bight Port. Government’s Business Senator Eamon Courtenay opened by sharing that the port was leased for sum of five [...]

Senators Salas, Smith, Herrera and Benguche Chime in on Commerce Bight

The social partners’ senators also weighed in on the commerce bight port.  They asserted that the matter may end up in the courts and that should the lease be cancelled, [...]

Senator Courtenay Says Leases Create “Interest in Land”

And to wrap up the matter, Senator Eamon Courtenay maintained that former Minister Castro didn’t have power to push that lease through.  Courtenay also responded to the concerns of employment [...]

Senator Peyrefitte on Patrick Faber U.D.P. Leadership

The Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber had to issue a public apology last week when a video leaked of a domestic dispute he had with the mother of his [...]

Protection Order Withdrawn against Faber

Chairman Peyrefitte also said that there is no report made against Faber or any member of the party.  And if there is to be a report, he would take a [...]

G.O.B. Has Not Consulted U.D.P. on Superbond Coupon Extension

On June first, the Ministry of Finance issued a press release to say that government was seeking to extend the time of consent solicitation to Friday June eleventh in order [...]

Cocaine Bust near Little Belize

Three men transporting seven kilos of cocaine in northern Belize were intercepted by law enforcement on Thursday evening. Police say Cornelius Reddecopp, John Reddecopp and Eric Barrera were in a [...]

Customs Nets Illegal Fish

A lawman is himself in trouble with the law for illegally transporting over thirty thousand dollars worth of fish in northern Belize. Police say Coast Guard officer Daniel Ack and [...]

D.P.P. Submits Reasons for Objection to Hartin Bail

The detailed submission that Justice Herbert Lord ruled was due from the D.P.P.’s office, stating the reason for objection to bail for Jasmine Hartin, was filed today.  Attorneys for Hartin [...]

Serrano’s Duo Charged after Incident Involving Female Conductor

The two bus operators from Serrano’s bus company have been arrested and charged after allegedly assaulting a female conductor in Ladyville earlier this week. On Thursday Hernan Serrano and Ronald [...]

A Bill for the Expansion of the Court of Appeal

A bill for the expansion of the composition of the Court of Appeal also went before the Senate today. Here’s what Senators Sheena Pitts, Michael Peyrefitte and Eamon Courtenay had [...]

Fonseca on Docking Salaries: “No Other Option”

Data from schools’ managing authorities indicate about twenty-five to thirty percent of teachers participated in the strike action over the past month. But those industrial actions came to a screeching [...]

Fonseca Calls Union Letter “Unprofessional and Political”

Last week, the unions responded to a letter issued by G.O.B. concerning other compensation for the salary cut coming for teachers and public officers this pay period.  The unions’ response [...]

352 Schools Approved for Reopening

The reopening of schools across the country, albeit at the end of the academic year, has been met with enthusiasm from teachers and students alike.  Since government announced that in-person [...]

Sanitization Kits Presented to Schools

As schools plan for their September reopening and others are already in phased reopening, there is a need for supplies to keep the children and staff COVID-free. Today, there was [...]

Copa Connects Belize to Latin America Once More

Copa Airlines made it is first flight back to Belize on Wednesday since the reopening of the international airport. This is an important air carrier returning to Belize, since it [...]

Alaska Air Coming in November; Southwest Return Date Not Yet Set

With Copa Airlines back, this means almost all our usual carriers have now resumed service to Belize. Alaska Airlines, the newest plane on the block, has confirmed it will make [...]

Land Borders Off to Slow Start: 10 Tourists per Day

It has been five days since the reopening of the land borders and foreign tourist are slowly trickling in.  But because these numbers are expected to gradually increase, the Ministry [...]

Tourism C.E.O. Says Coordination Working

Fortunately, no positive COVID-19 case has been detected at the borders so far. According to C.E.O. Solano, in keeping with proper protocols, however, the border agencies have had to deny [...]

Enter the September Celebrations Theme and Logo Contest

If you have a way with words, or love to do desktop design, then the National Celebrations Commission has a challenge for you—and you might just win a thousand dollars [...]

World Clubfoot Day

It is a birth defect that affects more than two hundred thousand children each year, and on Thursday, countries across the globe recognized World Clubfoot Day. It is a day [...]