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Mayor Bernard Wagner Breaks CitCo’s Silence on Micah Goodin Fiasco

The Belize City Council met in caucus on Thursday, the first session since Mayor Bernard Wagner returned from a working visit to Barbados. On adjournment, a motion was tabled by [...]

Micah Goodin has Fourteen Days to Step Down as Deputy Mayor

Prior to his departure for Barbados on May fourteenth, Mayor Wagner informed the council that in the wake of the shooting incident involving Deputy Mayor Goodin, he would retain oversight [...]

PM Praises Micah Goodin’s Success Story And Faults His Youthfulness

We caught up with Prime Minister John Briceño just before news time in Belmopan. We asked him to weigh in on the internal leadership crisis at City Hall and his [...]

“It’s a Tough Job.” – Mayor Wagner

So how does Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner find his way amid the constant personality clashes within his administration?  Here’s how he responded.   Bernard Wagner, Mayor, Belize City Council [...]

B.E.L. Says Power to Be Restored to Entire Country By 7 p.m.

The entire country was thrust into an unplanned power outage around five this evening and the electricity supplier, B.E.L. issued notices on its Facebook page. The utility company blamed the [...]

Jasmine Hartin Loses Custody Battle for her Twins

Canadian national Jasmine Hartin has lost the custody battle for the five-year-old twins she shares with Andrew Ashcroft.  News Five has confirmed that on Wednesday, Director of the Belize Family [...]

The Shooting Death of Henry Jemmott, One Year Later

Tomorrow marks one year since the shooting death of senior cop Henry Jemmott, which occurred in San Pedro on May twenty-eighth, 2021. His family continues to mourn his death, as [...]

PM Briceño Defends Courtenay Coye LLP

The Opposition has written to the Government of Belize under the Freedom of Information Act, requesting full disclosure on how much the government is paying Courtney Coye LLP in legal [...]

G.O.B Contracts Former Deputy Prime Minister Florencio Marin Sr. in Agriculture

Prime Minster John Briceño confirmed that the Government of Belize is contracting former Deputy Prime Minister Florencio Marin Sr. as an advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture. PM Briceño justified [...]

Florencio Marin Sr. Takes on Sugar Industry

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Jose Mai played a critical role in brokering an intervention between sugar cane farmers and A.S.R./B.S.I. back in December of 2021. So, if [...]

B.T.B. Official: C.D.C.’s Classification of Belize As “High Risk” Destination Is Reality

As we reported on Thursday, Belize has been classified as a “high” risk category destination for travelers by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The classification for [...]

Belize’s High Risk COVID Status Has Not Resulted in Tourism Cancellations

Castaneda says that despite the “high risk” classification that Belize has received, it has not and hopefully will not negatively impact our tourism arrivals.   Abil Castaneda, Director of Cruise, [...]

Mayor Wagner Discusses Eternal Gardens Contract

There has been some controversy at City Hall regarding the purported awarding of a contract to Cattouse Trucking for the expansion of the Eternal Garden Cemetery at mile thirteen on [...]

Experiencing E-transit in Barbados

Mayor Wagner returned from a recent trip to Barbados earlier this week.  While he met with other Commonwealth officials during his visit, Mayor Wagner also took the opportunity to experience [...]

PM On Cabinet Decision to Hold on Entertainers Tax

Earlier this weekend, the Cabinet announced its decision to defer any fee associated with the Trade License Bill for local entertainers while consultations continue. Cabinet says that in the interim [...]

BRADS and G.O.B to Court

Brads Gaming Company Limited is challenging the Government of Belize over a recent amendment to the Lotteries Control Regulations which legislates a twelve point five percent tax on boledo, lottery, [...]

No Charges Filed Against Credit Union Official, but Investigations of Alleged Assault Continue

Charges have still not been filed against anyone at Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union, following an alleged assault on two of the credit union’s supervisory committee members. Chairperson of the [...]

COVID Vaccine for Kids; Will Parents Give Consent?

In less than twenty-four hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be receiving one hundred and twenty-four thousand, eight hundred doses of Pfizer vaccine approved for children ages five [...]

50th Agric Show Kicks Off With Official Ceremony

The National Agriculture and Trade Show is back. The weekend event kicked off this evening with an official ceremony in Belmopan. Her Excellency Froyla Tzalam, the Governor General of Belize, [...]

Belizean Basketball Athletes Prepare for Baseline Sports Recruitment

Baseline Sports out of the U.S. annually hosts a basketball event where young athletes from across the world would converge for an opportunity to be scouted by basketball clubs and [...]

F.F.B. Prepares National Football Team for CONCACAF Games

The CONCAFAC Games are about a month away and the National Team is in camp training for the event. Today, Football Federation of Belize National Team Director, Ian Jones told [...]

F.F.B. Official Says F.F.B. Preparing Younger Players for Future Big Leagues

F.F.B.’s National Team Director, Ian Jones says that what they are doing at the F.F.B. is preparing youths for bigger and better chances at shining at the prime time level [...]

Belizean/American Kara Young Nominated for Tony Award

Clyde’s is a Broadway play about a truck stop sandwich shop that offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a chance at redemption. The play features, among a host of incredible [...]

On The Bright Side of Philanthropy: Dara Robinson

It’s the last weeks of school. Another school year engulfed in the chaos of COVID. Students will wind down in the few weeks granted to enjoy what is an altered [...]