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A Closer Look at the Brads Boledo Dilemma

It is quite likely that the Government of Belize is headed to court should the Brads Boledo contract be cancelled by the Lotteries Committee in the days ahead.  It is [...]

Benque Viejo del Carmen Proposed Boundary Expansion Causes Rift With Neighboring Village

Benque Viejo del Carmen is the westernmost town in Belize. Its history dates back to the ancient Mayas, to the British logwood cutters of the sixteenth century and the chicle [...]

Benque Viejo Mayor Responds to Attacks from Benque Viejo Councilors over Town’s Boundaries

According to Benque Viejo Mayor Jorge Rosales, similar demarcation exercises are being undertaken in municipalities across the country. He showed us proposed boundaries for San Pedro, San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Dangriga, [...]

N.H.I. to Roll Out to Orange Walk Shortly

The National Health Insurance was initially introduced as a pilot project in 2001, on the south side of Belize City. Contracts were extended in 2006 to public sector primary care [...]

P.M. Briceño Says 2023 Financial Plan is Taking Shape

The fiscal year 2023 is a little over two months away, but the Briceño administration is already working diligently to put together its annual financial plan for government’s expenditures.  While [...]

A New Ombudsman Yet to be Sworn In to Office

Former Ports Commissioner, Retired Major Gilbert Suazo succeeds Lionel Arzu as ombudsman, but he won’t be sworn in until parliament meets to vote on his appointment.  But that does not [...]

P.U.P. Northern Caucus Calls for Commission of Inquiry

The 2023 sugar crop commenced earlier this month after much back and forth between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and A.S.R./B.S.I.  Notwithstanding the start of the new season, a [...]

Mahogany Street Sees Phase II of Resurfacing Project

Mahogany Street is getting the second phase of resurfacing, several months after the first phase was completed in April 2022. This phase complements the initial works that were completed near [...]

Toledo Alcaldes’ Association Changes Executive

The Toledo Alcaldes’ Association swore in a new executive over the weekend at a ceremony in Blue Creek. During the handover ceremony, the former executive transferred authority and knowledge to [...]

Preschooler Dies in Fatal RTA on Valley of Peace Road

A four-year-old resident of Valley of Peace lost his life in a traffic accident on Monday night. Jayveen Alvarez was reportedly travelling along with his father on the Valley of [...]

Police and Ex-police Charged for Murder of San Pedro Businessman

Forty-three-year-old Elvis Polanco, a businessman from San Pedro, was shot and killed in November 2022 by a pair of men, including a former police officer, as well as a police [...]

Colombian Student Charged with Immigration Offense and Charge is Dismissed

A Colombian student on vacation in Belize found himself in trouble with the law after he was charged with failure to produce himself to an immigration officer upon entering the [...]

Attorney Norman Rodriquez Accuses Police of Mishandling Client

Attorney Norman Rodriquez is tonight speaking out against the Belize Police Department for allegedly infringing on the rights of his client. According to Rodriquez, his client, Louis Martinez, has been [...]

Who Do the Remains Found on Monday in Port Belong To?

As we reported on Monday, police discovered what appeared to be the skeletal remains of a man in a shallow grave behind the Customs Department in Belize City. Along with [...]

Authorities Say Resort Did Not Get Approval for Elevator Installation

On Monday, we brought you the story of seventy-six-year-old Joy Quale, the Belizean-American retiree who unfortunately fell to her death at Serenity Shores Resort on northern Ambergris Caye last Friday. [...]

Building Fire Management Capacity for the Maya Forest Corridor

Every year, Belize loses thousands of acres of forests to wildfires, threatening human livelihoods and property – they destroy forests and endanger wildlife. And so, wildfire management training for the [...]

Belize Zoo is Open, but Still Recovering from Hurricane Lisa

It’s been almost six weeks since the Belize Zoo reopened for visitors after the property received damages from Hurricane Lisa. There were fallen trees and structural damages, but following weeks [...]