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Dyandre Chee Laid to Rest; Cops Arraigned for his Murder

We begin tonight’s newscast with the arraignment of two police officers for the shooting death of a young man in Orange Walk Town over the weekend. Two of four policemen [...]

Ian Jones Bows Out of Collet Race; Is Faber Still a U.D.P. Candidate?

There’s a National Party Council meeting scheduled for this Saturday where executives of the United Democratic Party, as well as the broader membership of the organization, are expected to discuss [...]

Godwin Haylock Vs Shane Williams for Queen Square

For the first time in four decades, the Queen Square division is going to have a U.D.P. standard bearer that does not carry the Barrow surname. The constituency is located [...]

Are Queen Square Convention Candidates Underestimating Each Other?

The winner will be determined on convention day which is set for Sunday, April second.  Both Haylock and Williams are gearing up their respective machineries to get as many voters [...]

Senate Debates Inflation, the Economy and Minimum Wage in the Budget

The 2023-2024 National Budget was debated in the Senate today.  The fiery exchange across the aisle, that is par for the course in the upper house, was noticeably subdued. In [...]

Leader of Government Business: Government Will Address Inflation

Leader of Government Business, Eamon Courtenay, during his response, pointed to the figures coming out of the Statistical Institute of Belize. Courtenay highlighted the numbers that showed that the economy [...]

Senator for Business Sector Looked At Under-Spending in Budget

Senator Kevin Herrera, who represents the business sector, began his presentation by asking that government audits be completed and shared with the public. On the actual budget, the parliamentarian pointed [...]

Senator Sheena Pitts Criticizes Government for Lack of Resources in Judiciary

At the close of her presentation in the Senate, U.D.P Senator, Sheena Pitts conceded that there are some good aspects to the budget, but one of those is not the [...]

U.D.P Senator Uses Grocery Bag to Illustrate Cost of Living Increases

U.D.P Senator, Orson Elrington, who took a bag of food items to the Senate with him, used the prices on those items to underscore the point that inflation is the [...]

Senator OJ Elrington Opts for More Training Rather Than More Police Officers

Elrington also spoke about the state of crime. He noted that the Belize Police Department is adding new police officers to its numbers, but said that the government must be [...]

Senator Elrington Uses Facebook Post to Slam Government on State of Health System

Elrington also criticized the government for the state of the public healthcare system and the cost of medication for some medical conditions. He used the plight of Glenn Tillett, a [...]

President of Taiwan Visits on Sunday Symbolizes Our Close Ties

Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled to arrive in Belize on Sunday. This will be her second visit to Belize since she was first elected in 2016. This visit signals [...]

University of Belize Hosts First Ever Maya Day Celebration

The University of Belize’s Intercultural Indigenous Language Institute and a Maya Students Association organized the university’s first-ever Maya Day celebration. The event was held inside the U.B. gymnasium in Belmopan, [...]

S.I.B. Confirms Sharp Decline in Domestic Exports: Shrimp, Banana and Citrus

Earlier today, the Statistical Institute of Belize confirmed what has been previously reported by the Minister of Agriculture with respect to the underwhelming performance of various industries, including crude oil, [...]

Sugar Holds Its Own Amid Decline in Domestic Exports

While there have been sharp declines elsewhere in the agro-productive sector, sugar remains a viable commodity.  Over a twelve-year period, sugar exports went from roughly sixty million dollars in 2010, [...]

Coffee and Conversations; B.C.C.I. Celebrates Women’s Month

This morning, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in commemorating International Women’s Month, recognized past presidents of the private sector organization who are women.  Coffee and Conversations, as the [...]

B.N.T.U. Stann Creek Member Ifasina Efunyemi Vies For B.N.T.U. Presidency

The Belize National Teachers Union has scheduled its 2023 Convention for April thirteen. A new executive will be elected at the convention. Senator Elena Smith has served as President of [...]

Ifasina Efunyemi Confident That She Will Become the Next B.N.T.U. President

Efunyemi was also asked about her preparedness to sit at the table with government officials, as well as her ability to rally the support of her members. In response, she [...]