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G.O.B. Says “C.C.J. Consent Order Doesn’t Give Maya Villages Carte Blanche”

This morning in Belize City, the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, along with the Area Representative for Toledo West, and other government officials, met with the media at the Biltmore. [...]

What About the Dispute Resolution Mechanism?

According to the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, instead of taking matters into their own hands, residents of Yemeri Grove and Laguna should file a report with the [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Says G.O.B. Must Work with Everyone

In Toledo West, the constituency represented by Oscar Requeña, there are as many as twenty-six indigenous communities.  Despite a position taken by government that is being met with cold water [...]

TAA/MLA Fires Back at Government

This afternoon, following the walkout in Belmopan, the Toledo Alcaldes Association issued a statement in which it said, “we are at a disadvantage if we trust government officials who seem [...]

TAA/MLA Talks with Government to a Grinding Halt

According to Coc, the Toledo Alcaldes Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance, representatives of the indigenous community, demand full recognition and protection of customary land rights in accordance with the [...]

The De-reservation of the Machaka: Maya Land Rights Versus Urban Expansion

In our second episode of “The Five Point Breakdown,” we head south to Toledo District where the complexity of Maya land rights versus urban expansion is at the heart of [...]

P.B.L. Says Delays Caused by Dispute with Stevedores

 The ongoing dispute between the Port of Belize Limited (P.B.L.) and the Christian Workers Union (C.W.U.) has caused service delays, according to a public statement from P.B.L. P.B.L. says that [...]

Alleged Gang Member Denied Bail

Belize City resident Ronlee Petillo has been accused of being a member of the George Street Gang (GSG) and was arraigned before Magistrate Dennison Mannon earlier today. Petillo, who was [...]

Ryan Foster Apologies for Escaping Police Custody

As many as three prisoners escaped while being escorted to the Belize Central Prison over the last four to five months. The most recent escapee, twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Foster, did so [...]

Ministry of Human Development Discusses Haitian Migration

The controversial issue of Haitian nationals arriving in Belize before being smuggled or trafficked onward to the United States continues to raise serious concerns.  While the matter presents an awkward [...]

Ministry of Human Development Responds to Deadly House Fire

The deadly house fire on Tuesday morning in Belize City that claimed the life of a young mother and her two children remains under investigation by the National Fire Service.  [...]

Association of Defense Attorneys Concerns on the Liberty of Citizens

In the wake of the decision taken by the court to deny bail to Tehje Vaughn for the shooting death of Charles Canton, the Association of Defense Attorneys has issued [...]

Association of Defense Attorneys Wants to Help with Irregularities

The Association of Defense Attorneys agrees, however, that bail could have been denied for various reasons, including for protection of the defendant or that the person poses as a flight [...]

Minister Dolores Welcomes C.E.O. Marconi Leal Jr. to her Ministry

Marconi Leal Junior has been reassigned as C.E.O. at the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.  As we’ve reported, C.E.O. Leal and Minister of Transport, Youth and [...]

Pomona Resident Wins $20,000 on Scratch & Win

The Boledo frenzy has waned with the temporary suspension of the nightly draw and the Sunday Lottery, but an alternative game – Scratch and Win allows players to find out [...]