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Belize Working on Deal to Cut Super Bond

Six months of discussions between the government and the committee representing the super bond holders have resulted in an agreement in principle between the parties.  As Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

Opposition Accuses Government of Hypocrisy on TNC Agreement

The Prime Minister also spoke on carbon credits during his presentation in the House.  For context, in October of 2020, the Barrow administration and The Nature Conservancy entered into an [...]

Tax Dodgers Target of New Unit

The Government of Belize will establish the Tax Debt Operation Unit with a focus on collecting outstanding taxes, but first strengthening prosecution against tax offenses.  An amendment was passed in [...]

Teachers and Public Officers to Be Exempt from Some Stamp Duties

A bill was passed today in the House to exempt public officers and teachers from certain stamp duties.  According to Prime Minister Briceño, this bill is being passed in fulfillment [...]

Regulatory Framework for Capital Market

A bill for an act to provide for the regulation of security business and activities in Belize was presented in the House today.  The bill, according to PM Briceño, will [...]

More People Need to Be Vaccinated to Lift Restrictions

Why have COVID-19 restrictions not being lifted for Belizeans who are fully vaccinated? That was a question posed by the Leader Opposition to the Minister of Health and Wellness Michel [...]

Opposition to Nominate Member for National COVID Response Team

Leader of the Opposition Shyne Barrow will be nominating a medical professional for the National Medical COVID-19 Response Team.  When he asked Prime Minister John Briceño about the reconvening of [...]

K.H.M.H. in Phase 3 Emergency Mode

With the increase in active COVID-19 cases, the situation at the national referral hospital is worsening.  A memo issued by the acting Human Resources Director, dated September second says that [...]

Multiple Government and Business Sites Close Due to Covid

As the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to rise at a rapid rate, several businesses and government offices have had to shut their doors for sanitization purposes.  Over the [...]

Another Case of Sexual Assault at Price Barracks

Investigations are underway yet again at Price Barracks after a B.D.F. female soldier is reporting that she was raped by another soldier. On Monday, she told her superiors that she [...]

Police Investigating Alleged Rape within B.D.F.

So what happens next? Well, as we said, a formal report has been made to the Ladyville Police whose investigators are now looking into the incident. Depending on whether charges [...]

Suspect Charged for Double Murder in the West

A Belizean cook of Unitedville Village, Cayo has been charged for the double murder of eighteen-year-old Lloyd Myvett and nine-year-old Jamir McKoy. On Thursday, Jovannie O’Brien was formally arrested and [...]

Marijuana Bust in Belmopan

There was a marijuana bust in Belmopan on Thursday afternoon that yielded over thirty-five pounds of suspected weed. Police conducted a joint operation on the outskirts of Belmopan where officers [...]

Arson in San Pedro

Just before dawn on Thursday, a fire broke on Rainbow Street in the D.F.C area of San Pedro Town. A small wooden structure that was once Jays Store was engulfed [...]

Ministry of Home Affairs: Crime-Fighting Strategy to Make People Feel Safe Again

Back to today’s House Meeting in Belmopan… Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa spoke of his ministry’s plan to address the crime scourge, which all too often results in innocent [...]

Protecting Children Must be Everyone’s Business

Musa spoke generally about crime as it affects the wider public. But his colleague, Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos-Garcia was particularly concerned about crimes perpetrated on children and women. [...]

PM and Faber Have Heated Words Over Smart Contract

Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister and the U.D.P. Representative for Collet, Patrick Faber had a heated exchange about the Speednet contract for Microsoft Licensing for the government.   Patrick [...]

Attorney General’s Ministry Gets Support for Good Governance Legislation Efforts

It was a contentious issue for the teachers and public service unions, and now there may be some progress. Today, Attorney General Magali Marin Young, with support from the United [...]

A Mycology Unit is Established at the Central Medical Lab

The Central Medical Laboratory has been consumed with endless testing since the advent of COVID-19 last year.  But amid the flood of samples, the lab is also preparing to establish [...]