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Controversial 7 Million Dollar Pharmacy Express Loan is Withdrawn

Tonight, Pharmacy Express Limited, owned by Julius and Angela Zabaneh, is once again making headlines, following a release earlier today by the Social Security Board.  On July twenty-fifth, we reported [...]

Contention Again in the Belmopan City Council

Controversy has erupted once again at the Belmopan City Council. This time a few of the councilors have come public to criticize Mayor Sharon Palacio for naming a new deputy [...]

Belmopan Mayor: The Optics Are Bad Because I Didn’t Pick My Slate

This is the second time since the municipals in 2021 that the Belmopan City Council, under Mayor Palacio, has been in contention over her management style. The optics of it [...]

Belmopan City Council’s Audit Will Be Complete in a Few Weeks’ Time

Palacio has come under heat before from her councilors who have accused her of misappropriating funds and of not being transparent and accountable. But the mayor insists that it’s because [...]

Belmopan Councilor Bashes Mayor Over Foreign Trips; Mayor Responds

One of the points of contention raised by Councilor Nikki Augustine on her post was that the fundamental needs of the capital, having clean drains and streets, are not being [...]

Belizean Youths Recommending Solutions to Tertiary Education Financing Challenges

Over the last six months, a group of Belizean youths have been working to develop public policy to improve the education sector in Belize. Two groups were created from the [...]

Belize’s Decades Old Challenge with Brain Drain

While speaking on the issue of tertiary education financing with Doctor Zabaneh, reporters asked for his thoughts on the brain drain situation in Belize. He agreed that many highly trained [...]

Five Days In Class Work Week Returns for Teachers

Teachers are expected to return to a regular five-day work week, with the reinstatement of their full salaries. The Ministry of Education adjusted the work week for teacher in 2021, [...]

M.O.H.W. and M.O.E. Discuss Continuation of Mask Requirement in Schools

Doctor Zabaneh also spoke about the COVID-19 protocol that is being prepared for face-to-face learning. While there will be some changes to those protocols, discussions are being had about whether [...]

M.O.E. Gives Adult Learning Institutions Needed Support

The Ministry of Education has decided that it will offer additional assistance to its Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs across the country. While a great deal of attention has been [...]

Free Education Pilot Project to be Introduced in 2022 School Year

Students attending high school at either of four south side institutions at the beginning of the new academic year will benefit from a new program that is being rolled out [...]

Truck Loaded with Office Appliances Overturns on George Price Highway

Three persons escaped major injuries when the truck they were traveling in this afternoon careened off the George Price Highway and overturned in a swampy area near mile forty-one. It [...]

IMPACT Justice Supports Law Revision Efforts of Belize

The Government of Belize is being assisted with revising the country’s subsidiary laws which were last updated almost twenty years ago.  With help from Improved Access to Justice in the [...]

Belizean Cyclist Oscar Quiroz Back from 2022 Commonwealth Games

Belizean cyclist Oscar Quiroz returned home recently from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Quiroz did exceptionally well during the hundred-mile race he competed in, placing twenty-seventh from a [...]

Latched: An Art Exhibit Promoting Breastfeeding and Family

Belize continues to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, despite formal activities that culminated on August seventh. Tonight, an art exhibit is being opened at the Belisle Art Gallery inside the Bliss [...]