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Petrocaribe is Back and Belize will Benefit from Venezuela Once Again

Petrocaribe, a regional oil procurement agreement between Venezuela and Caribbean member states, is back and Belize is among the beneficiaries of the revitalized program under President Nicolas Maduro.  During Prime [...]

Belize-Guatemala Joint Investigation into Shooting Incident Near Belize Guatemala Border

A Belize Defense Force soldier is hospitalized after being shot in the buttocks during an incident that may have international implications. According to a release from the Belize Defense Force, [...]

Body of Missing Businessman Found; Taxi Man Charged

The body of sixty-six-year-old Owen Tucker Senior was discovered today in Lemonal Village. Reports are that the Belizean/American businessman, who had purchased the Crocland property, was murdered and his body [...]

Jerome Bennett is Gunned Down in Belize City

There was a murder recorded over the weekend in Belize City. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bennett was at his home on Pitter Street when two persons approached and took turns executing the [...]

Minister of Sustainable Development Not Clear on NEAC’s Decision to Turn Down Port Project

An official correspondence between the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, regarding a recent decision taken by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee, NEAC, is yet to [...]

Port Expansion: Landy Habet Says All Factors are Considered by NEAC

According to Habet, the process of approval entails various steps, including a look at the socioeconomic impact of the project.  He says that while expansion of the cargo port is [...]

New Online Complaints Management System for Labor Issues

The Ministry of Labour today launched its Labour Complaints Management System for workers. One of the primary functions of the Labour Department is labour complaints management which entails the mediation [...]

Labor Commissioner to be Appointing Shortly says Labor Minister

And, while the Ministry of Labour has made improvements to its labour complaints management system, the post of labour commissioner remains vacant. We asked Minister Requeña about that position today [...]

Minimum Wage Consultations Completed, Next Step is Implementation

P.P.F. Capital Belize Limited, the consulting firm hired by the Government of Belize to hold countrywide consultations on the five dollar minimum wage increase, has submitted its final report to [...]

Public Officers & Teachers Want Their Increments Unfrozen

Earlier this year, the Briceño administration returned the ten percent salary cut for public officers and teachers, but an increment freeze is still in place. As the country’s economy is [...]

ComPol on Saldivar’s Denial: “I Am Beyond Contemplating”

Last Thursday, we shared excerpts of comments made by former Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, following a press conference he held after being designated by the United States government. [...]

Cyber Bullies, Be Ware; the Police Can Track You Down

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, U.N.O.D.C., today conducted virtual cyber crime training for the Belize Police Department, the magistracy and the office of the Director of Public [...]

Policeman’s Vehicle Searched but Yields No Clues into Woman’s Murder

Almost a month ago, on October thirty-first, Celia Florian, a thirty-year-old businesswoman of Belmopan went missing. Her body was discovered off the Hummingbird Highway four days later and a post [...]

Willow’s Bank Resident Killed in Fatal Road Traffic Accident

A resident of Willow’s Bank was killed and another seriously injured in а mоtоrсусlе ассіdеnt оn thе Wіllоw’ѕ Ваnk rоаd on Saturday nіght. Juan Cantun died sometime around seven-thirty that [...]

Number of Accidents Involving Motorcycles Increase Significantly

Romero said that in recent times, the number of traffic accidents involving motorcycles has increased significantly and that many times these accidents are preventable, if only the drivers adhere to [...]

Moving Ahead Together; Creating Positive Changes for a Better Belize

A new non-governmental organization was officially launched over the weekend at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. During its first in-person meeting, MAT – Moving Ahead Together – is [...]

Is Audrey Matura Considering a Political Career?

In the months ahead, founder of MAT, Audrey Matura says that she will be touring the country to meet with community and village leaders in an effort to ensure that [...]

Union Senator Advise to the Peoples’ Constitution Commission

The inaugural meeting of the Peoples’ Constitution Commission was held last Thursday and over the course of eighteen months, they will be responsible to review and make extensive amendments and [...]

Audrey Matura: Constitutional Reform Needed, but G.O.B. Going about it Wrong

And while Union Senator Elena Smith is optimistic that the process is progressive and will yield results in the end, attorney Audrey Matura is sceptical. She believes that G.O.B. is [...]

Audrey Matura Still Undecided on Offshore Oil Drilling Discourse

Over the past few weeks, the conversation of offshore oil drilling resurfaced. OCEANA’s Vice President in Belize, Janelle Chanona launched a petition drive to trigger a referendum on offshore oil [...]

Tuff eNuff is IBL 2022 Champions

Good evening and welcome to this week’s edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. We have some exciting sports highlights and reviews for you tonight. So, let’s get started [...]