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Malique Medwood Gunned Down in the City

The gun violence in Belize City continues unabated and tonight, we report on two murders that occurred within hours of each other. Just after seven o’clock on Wednesday night, another [...]

15-year-old Kassman Gill Succumbs 52 Days Later

A couple hours before the Medwood shooting on Ebony Street, a promising high school student succumbed to gunshot injuries he sustained six weeks ago. Kassman Gill died at the Karl [...]

2 SJC Students Die in 2 Weeks: Counseling Being Provided to Classmates

Kassman Gill is the second third form student from Saint John’s College to have been killed as a result of recent gun violence. Dwayne Gabourel, who was also fifteen years [...]

UDP Wants Chebat Out and Slams MOE for Hybrid Re-start

The United Democratic Party is calling for the Minister of Health, Michel Chebat, to be removed and is criticizing the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic overall. At a press [...]

Opposition Wants Free COVID Tests for ALL

The Opposition also called for transparency in procuring pharmaceutical supplies, particularly for testing and treatment of COVID-19, as well as free and accessible COVID-19 testing for everyone. Dr Alain Gonzalez, [...]

UDP Urges GOB to Eliminate COVID Treatment Middle Men

Former CEO of the Ministry of Health Dr. George Gough spoke about the need to get quality treatment for all in COVID case in the public health care system. He [...]

UDP Leader on Expense of COVID for Loved Ones

Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber spoke about his recent personal experience and having to spend those tens of thousands at a private hospital when his mother fell ill with [...]

Success at long last: CWU and PBL Sign New Collective Bargaining Agreement

On Wednesday, the Christian Workers Union (CWU) and the Port of Belize Limited (PBL) signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the staff at PBL. This CBA immediately replaces [...]

PBL CEO Says No Cuts or Job Losses

We also spoke to CEO at the Port of Belize, Andrew Lane who told us that, among other things, included in the agreement are increases for staff in the years [...]

Discussions with Stevedores Begin Next Week

And while and agreement has been reached on the CBA, there are still two outstanding matters directly affecting stevedores. Perhaps the more important of the two is the matter of [...]

A New System to Track and Monitor Human Trafficking

The strengthening of governments and civil society actors to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner is the focus of the Western Hemisphere Program, funded by the U.S. Department [...]

Protecting Our Elderly Against Violence

The recent murders of two elderly men have raised serious concerns about violence against senior citizens.  While the National Council of Ageing has issued a release decrying the senseless acts [...]

Former NBA Player Milton Palacio Charged in Healthcare Fraud

Reports have surfaced on U.S. media outlets, including the Portland Tribune, that Belizean basketball star; Milton Palacio is among eighteen NBA veterans whose names have been called in an alleged [...]

IDB Loan Promises to Strengthen Ministry of Finance Operations

As we reported on Wednesday, the Government has secured a US eight-million-dollar loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to upgrade the technological features of the Ministry of Finance. It’s all [...]

CFAL Issues Scholarships to Primary & High School Students

Today the Child First and Last Organization, better known as CFAL, awarded scholarships for primary and high schools in Belize and Cayo Districts. Twelve primary schoolers from Calvary Temple and [...]

“Stop Work!” NGO’s Want to Halt Stake Bank Causeway

A number of non-governmental agencies are up in arms over two causeways related to the Stake Bank/Port Coral/Ocean View Grand cruise project which have reportedly been “approved.” If this is [...]

UDP Says Causeway Did Not Get Approval on Their Watch

The United Democratic Party also weighed in on the proposed Stake Bank Causeway project. This afternoon the party issued a release saying under the previous administration the only port -related [...]

Sr. Caritas who Educated “the Nation’s Children” Passes

The Sisters of Mercy, the St Catherine Academy student body and the Lawrence family are mourning the passing of former SCA Principal, Sister Caritas Lawrence. She passed away on Wednesday night [...]

BEST Mourns Passing of Dennis Jones

Also being mourned this week is Dennis Jones, the managing director of the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology. He passed away on Monday. He was in this role since 1997 [...]

Were Belize City High Schools Ready for October 4th Reopening?

On Monday, the Ministry of Education gave the go-ahead for hybrid instruction to resume for schools that meet strict requirements under the existing COVID guidelines.  Not surprisingly, many of those [...]