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Jasmine Hartin Fined $75,000 for Death of Henry Jemmott

Exactly three years to the day after she was arraigned in San Pedro for the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott, Jasmine Hartin was fined seventy-five thousand dollars as her [...]

What’s Next for Jasmine Hartin?

So what happens now for Hartin? We tried to ask her when she exited the courtroom today, but she was not talking. We also tried to get Jemmott’s sisters upon [...]

“The opposition is going to say anything.” – Anthony Mahler

Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler was among several colleagues who raised objections to a white paper presented by Prime Minister John Briceño to Cabinet on May twenty-third.  That document had to [...]

Mahler Says There Was No Revolt in Cabinet

According to Mahler, blame for the signing of the divisive agreement which provides, among other benefits, a tax holiday for Port of Magical Belize should be placed squarely at the [...]

Ombudsman is Asked to Investigate Dubious Signing of Definitive Agreement

On Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Ted Peralta, on behalf of the Port of Belize Limited, wrote to Ombudsman Gilbert Swazo requesting an investigation into the circumstances of the signing of [...]

Saudi Minister of Tourism Visits Belize; $90M Loan is Signed

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb arrived at the Philip Goldson International Airport on Tuesday where he was received on the tarmac by Minister of Tourism Anthony Mahler.  The [...]

Tourism Numbers Almost Back to Pre-COVID Status

Tourism numbers for Belize continue to climb, but the figures are still not quite back to where they were pre-COVID. But that time is just ahead, according to Minister of [...]

Discussions Still Underway to Get European Airlines into Belize

One of the tourism routes that Belize has not been able to land an agreement with as yet is Europe. Getting European airlines into Belize would cater to a whole [...]

Lowest Overall National Inflation Rate since Early 2021 Recorded in April 2023

Consumer prices are up by four point six percent in April, according to the Statistical Institute of Belize. S.I.B. says this is the lowest overall national inflation rate recorded since [...]

Multi-million Dollar Fairtrade System in Belize; Fairtrade or Unfair Trade?

Every year, millions of dollars are pumped into the sugar industry in Belize, through Fairtrade premiums. A premium is a calculated sum added to an ordinary price or charge. In [...]

B.D.F. Destroys Illegal Airstrips in Southern Belize

Today, in a remote area of Toledo District, a clandestine airstrip used in a recent drug plane landing was destroyed by the Belize Defense Force. At first light, this morning, [...]

CEMO Marks the Start of 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season with Stakeholder Symposium

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on Thursday. To mark the start of the season, the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) hosted a symposium in Belize City. The event, [...]

Record 63,000 Tons of Trash Removed From Belize City Streets Following Hurricane Lisa

Melanie Dawson, the CEMO Liaison Officer at the Belize City Council, also gave an overview of the cleanup efforts that the council undertook across the city following the all-clear. She [...]

Mayor Wagner Wants less Bureaucracy in Distribution of Hurricane Relief Supplies

Following Hurricane Lisa, the Belize City Council spent an estimated five hundred thousand dollars, according to Mayor Wagner. He explained that these funds were reimbursed by central government. Another weakness [...]

E.P. Yorke High School Gets New Basketball Court

For decades, Edward P. Yorke High School has been promoting sports among its students, but the challenge has always been that their basketball court was the ground. Through assistance from [...]

A New Scratch & Win Winner Comes Forward

The latest winner of Scratch and Win is a Belize City resident who is twenty-one thousand dollars richer after purchasing a lucky ticket on Monday night.  On Tuesday, he stopped [...]

Opposition Leader Criticizes PM Briceño Over Leaked Cabinet Paper

The Definitive Agreement between the Barrow administration and Portico Enterprises Limited back in October 2020, remains a hot button issue among parliamentarians on both sides of the floor.  On Monday, [...]

Why Hasn’t PM Briceño Sought to Challenge Definitive Agreement?

During his interview with reporters, Barrow made the point that Prime Minister Briceño has challenged the legality of several contracts entered into by the previous administration.  He found it curious [...]

Shyne’s Criticism of PM Briceño, Is It Smoke and Mirrors?

While Barrow has reserved choice words to describe the prime minister for presenting a seemingly shady agreement to Cabinet, he hasn’t disparaged the former Minister of Economic Development in a [...]

Shyne Says He Thinks a Replacement WRH Is a Waste of Money

The government’s proposed replacement hospital for the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan has raised serious concerns, particularly for the K.H.M.H. Workers Union. In a release issued on May twenty-fifth, the [...]

Shyne on Murder of Women: I Wish This Was Not an Issue We Had to Discuss

Over the past two weeks, two young women were brutally killed in Belize. The murders of nineteen-year-old Imari Galvez on the Hummingbird Highway and thirty-one-year-old Mirza Morales at her home [...]

ComPol on Martinez Sentence: Martinez Was Not a Rogue Cop

Last week, former Police Corporal, Kareem Martinez was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for the shooting death of Laddie Gillett. The fourteen-year-old boy was shot dead in Placencia in [...]

Bernard Wagner Wants Endorsement, Not Convention

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner has gone on record to say that he would like a third term in office at the municipal level to complete various projects that began [...]

Shyne Barrow Says Patrick Faber’s Reinstatement Was Expected

The United Democratic Party installed its Collet Area Representative, Patrick Faber as the standard bearer for that division in the next general elections. It has been a whirlwind experience for [...]

Cultural Explosion in the Belize District Festival of Arts

The Belize District Festival of Arts commenced on Monday in San Pedro and Caye Caulker and today, made its way to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts in Belize [...]