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Barrow Says B.T.L./Smart Situation is a “Hot Mess”

B.T.L. was acquired under the Barrow Administration in August of 2009. Barrow has been heavily criticized for the price paid under his leadership to acquire the telecom giant.  Notwithstanding, under [...]

Price Hikes Result of International Factors

One of the hot topics that Prime Minister Briceño also touched on this morning was the high cost of living. So while the economy has been rebounding faster than the [...]

Former PM Barrow on Divided U.D.P.

Switching hats from attorney to former party leader, Dean Barrow lamented the current state of the United Democratic Party. He expressed strong feelings over the current division within the party [...]

Former PM Says His Administration Went “Off the Rails”

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow also took responsibility, in part, for the historic defeat experienced at the polls in November of 2020.  Barrow admitted that towards the end of the [...]

Minister of Diaspora Relations Dismissive of Shyne Barrow’s Trip

Leader of the Opposition Shyne Barrow returned to Belize today after a tour in the U.S. where he met with several members of the U.S. Congress and city mayors.  In [...]

PM on Cutting Salaries

While on Open Your Eyes, Prime Minister Briceño also commented on the difficult decision to cut nurses pay alongside other public officers.   Prime Minister John Briceño “Now we have [...]

Will Free Education Be Piloted for Southside?

The Prime Minister says that some projects have had to be put on the back burner due to the COVID-19 situation and constraints. One of those is a free education [...]

PM on Protecting Children from COVID

Today was the first day of classes for primary school students who had to return to classes—virtually once more—after their already considerable time with distance learning going back to March [...]

Prime Minister on Incentives to Get Vaccinated

Last week social media accounts blew up with posts and comments condemning what many thought was a privileged approval granted to a well-to-do Indian couple to hold their wedding and [...]

Could Woman’s Beating Death Have Been Prevented?

Could the police have prevented the death of Angela Rodriguez during an attack last Monday? Family members are saying that her death could have been averted if police had detained [...]

Robbery at Smoothie Shop in San Ignacio

It was a relatively quiet weekend as there were no shooting incidents recorded over the last few days, but there were a number of property crimes in the west. On [...]

Burglary Attempt at Caribbean Tires; Residents Capture Thieves

Thieves also targeted the Caribbean Tires in the Spanish Lookout community. But they didn’t get far, as residents who responded managed to capture the suspects before the police arrived to [...]

2 Suspects Sought in Murder of Angel Chimal

Two suspects are being sought in the murder of Angel Chimal in Corozal. Last Thursday, officers responded to a call from the Chimal home in the Finca Solana area.  Guadalupe [...]

Intoxicated Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal road traffic accident on the Hummingbird Highway over the weekend. Michael Acosta was riding a motorcycle heading towards Pomona Village when he could not avoid hitting [...]

Police Cracking Down on Gambling Houses in Belize City

ACP Joseph Myvett this afternoon told the media about the police department having arrested a number of persons at gambling houses in the city.  According to the police, sets of [...]

50 Plus Gang Members Taken Off the Streets: More Sought

A little over fifty gang members were picked up by a state of emergency put in place by the Briceño Administration to curb the recent spike in gun violence in [...]

BNN Calls for Boiton Minerals to Stop Activity Pending Comprehensive Assessment

The Belize Network of N.G.O.s has issued a release expressing its concern about the direct threat to the headwaters of the Belize River and other negative economic impacts generated by [...]

How Strong Can Penalties Be?

Late last week, the Government of Belize issued a joint statement from the Ministries of Sustainable Development and Natural Resources, saying that they are working with BML to ensure that [...]

What Are the Economic Benefits of the Mining Operation to Belize?

The BNN is recommending that the media and other independent entities be invited to the site to find out for themselves exactly what is happening with Boiton Minerals Limited, which [...]

G.O.B. Assessing Boiton Minerals Limited

Minister of Sustainable Development Orlando Habet says that the Chiquibul does provide about forty percent of the water for the country. Luckily, Boiton doesn’t use any chemicals in its activities, [...]

Hospital COVID Cases “Cleared”

In an update to our story on the San Ignacio Hospital COVID cases among the staff a few days ago, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced today that all [...]

Twin Doctors Who Died from COVID Remembered on their Birthday

Two doctors who died of COVID-19 last December were honoured today on the occasion of their birthday.  Twins, Doctors Kevin and Kenneth Guerra, were happy and healthy and very much [...]

Ship Will be Sunk for Diving Adventure

Its original purpose when it was built in the 1940s was to transport materials in the gulf during World War II.  Then, for decades, it served as offshore storage for [...]

New Public Art in Belmopan: Mural Celebrates Independence

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Belize’s Independence, a number of murals are going up across the country. The largest one has already been completed in Belmopan at the [...]

Cayo Woman Dies After Being Beaten in the Head

A woman from Cayo has died after being beaten with a metal rod during a frenzied attack at a home in San Ignacio on Monday.   Today, police charged fifty-nine-year-old Mercerdez [...]