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Shyne Barrow is the New Leader of the Opposition in the House

It is not the proverbial white smoke that heralds the selection of a new pope, but on Monday evening, Shyne Barrow declared himself as the new Leader of the Opposition [...]

Shyne Describes Faber’s Domestic Woes as a Pattern

The move to recall Faber’s leadership of the United Democratic Party, according to the new Leader of the Opposition, is in part the result of Faber’s refusal to seek help [...]

Shyne Barrow: From Rookie Politician to Leader of the Opposition

Barrow will officially take over as Leader of the Opposition following a swearing-in ceremony, but many still see him as a political newbie, with the 2020 general elections serving as [...]

Belize Federation of Fishers and Others Condemn S.I. 57 of 2021

Statutory Instrument Number fifty-seven of 2021 may have been passed and slipped under the radar of most people, but not the fisher folk community who today, came out expressing their [...]

Belize Explores Debt for Climate Swaps in Commonwealth Webinar

Debt levels were high for many countries prior to the COVID-19, but the pandemic has worsened the situation in many low and middle-income countries.  Revenue collection and economic activity have [...]

CitCo Employees over 55 to be Retired

This morning the news of multiple terminations at the Belize City Council spread like wildfire on social media. But Mayor Bernard Wagner told News Five the employees in question are [...]

Still No New Building: Fire Fighters Move to Temporary Quarters

The Belize National Fire Service headquarters has relocated to two temporary sites in Belize City.  You’ll recall that the previous U.D.P. administration sold the fire station to Atlantic Bank before [...]

Toledo Police Officer Shot

A Guatemalan xatéro is being accused of shooting a police officer in the Toledo District. Reports are that Police Constable Ronaldo Camara was on his way from San Jose Hawai [...]

Female Teen in Benque Murder Case is Granted Bail

A seventeen-year-old female minor, reportedly involved in the murders of Gonzalo Rosado and Wayne Cadle, was granted bail when she appeared in court this morning.  The young woman was charged [...]

Body Found in Mosquitoville

Authorities are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in the Mosquitoville area in San Ignacio. According to police, bones and a skull along with some pieces of garments were discovered [...]

San Roman Resident Charged for Death by Accident of Senior Cop

Today, Eyder Radiel Sanchez, a resident of San Roman Village in the Corozal District was slapped with a slew of charges. He was identified as the driver of a pickup [...]

AG Has Removed Herself in Maya Lands Case

Last week, the Acting Chief Justice ruled that the past administration violated Maya Customary Land Tenure for the residents of Jalacte.  The village and two men were awarded six point [...]

AG Marin-Young Gives Update on Status of Protected Disclosures Bill

Another one of those good governance measures that the government introduced back in May is the Protected Disclosures Bill of 2021. Popularly known as the Whistleblower’s legislation, it seeks to [...]

Former AG Peyrefitte Says Caution Needed Before Accusations Made under Whistleblower Act

Former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte was also asked to weigh in on the whistleblower’s legislation.  And he says that while it hasn’t been fully ventilated in the public and his [...]

Former AG Peyrefitte Says Narco Trafficking Stigmatizes Belize

Last month, PM John Briceño discussed narco-trafficking with President Alejandro Giammettei during his time in Guatemala.  Former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says that he hopes Briceño gets all the multinational [...]

Peyrefitte Says PM “Doesn’t know what he is talking about” with Superbond

As we’ve reported over the last few weeks, Belize has gotten an extension of its international bond payment. But U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte says that he remains concerned about how [...]

Raffles to Encourage Belizeans to “get the jab”

Since it started the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout, the Ministry of Health’s goal has been to get two hundred and fifty-one thousand Belizeans over the age of eighteen fully vaccinated.  But [...]