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K.H.M.H. Workers Union Questions New $90M Hospital in Belmopan

The Briceño administration’s plan to build a ninety million dollar health facility in Belmopan is being met with concern, as well as serious criticism from various corners, including the K.H.M.H. [...]

The Implications of Civil Asset Recovery, Unexplained Wealth Bill

At the last house meeting, Prime Minister John Briceño introduced the Civil Asset Recovery and Unexplained Wealth Bill. The proposed legislation, once passed, empowers the Financial Intelligence Unit to reclaim [...]

Minister Dolores Chimes in on Civil Asset Recovery Bill

But is there a statute of limitation for this proposed legislation? It’s a question that was posed to Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia. [...]

Maria Arthurs is the New Contractor General

A new contractor general, whose functions include the monitoring of the award and implementation of public contracts to ensure their conformity with procurement-related rules and laws, was sworn in today.  [...]

Fairtrade Hosts Lunch Gathering for Elders in Orange Walk Town

Fairtrade provides millions of dollars in premiums annually to sugarcane farmers in northern Belize. Today, Belize recognized World Fairtrade Day under the theme “Choose Fairtrade Choose a Better Future”. For [...]

Orange Walk Town Likely to Become First Fairtrade Town in the Region

As a part of today’s World Fairtrade Day celebrations, an Orange Walk Fairtrade logo was officially launched.  We have told you about associations being Fairtrade certified. But, there are also [...]

Minister Dolores not Happy with 7 News over “Irresponsible” Reporting

The Ministry of Human Development and the National Women’s Commission wrote to the General Manager of Tropical Vision Limited (Channel 7) last week expressing its discontent with the reporting of [...]

Was there Twisting of Facts in the Report?

Minister Dolores Balderamos-Garcia goes on to say that there were inaccuracies in the report as it relates to the response from authorities on the matter. She describes it as a [...]

Finally! A Definitive Agreement Between G.O.B. and Portico

On Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde discussed the likelihood of new legislation being introduced in parliament to address the issue of Port of Magical Belize.  This succeeded an announcement [...]

Why Is Dog Chow Scarce, and Now, So Expensive?

Over the last few months, dog owners and rescuers have seen a scarcity of dog chow and have had to make instant decisions as to what other brand to use [...]

Does Your Dog Have Heart Worms?

And while we now have a better idea of what foods we can mix and cook for our dogs, there is also another serious health concern that dog owners might [...]

Single Mother in Garden City Gets a New Home

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing handed over the keys to a new starter home to Joleen Martinez earlier today in Belmopan.  Martinez has been a tenant for the [...]

Patrick Harris Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter; To Be Sentenced July Third

Sand Hill resident, Patrick Harris is back behind bars after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of Dillon Grinage. The incident occurred on December thirty-first, 2016 in [...]

Man Who Pleads Guilty to Sodomizing Younger Brother Sentenced To Probation

A man who, as a youth several years ago, sodomized his little brother, has been sentenced to two years probation with conditions. The man, who was sixteen at the time, [...]

Father Sentenced to Fifteen Years behind Bars for Incest

A father has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for incest.  On May tenth, the man was convicted of six counts of incest after being found guilty of having [...]

A National Gender Equality Index is Launched

Late last year, the 2021-2030 National Gender Policy was launched. It focused on six areas, including health, education, wealth and employment creation, gender-based violence, women in power and decision making [...]

Does Mayor Wagner Enjoy the Support of the P.U.P.?

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner has indicated that he intends to run for a third term for municipal leader. But does he enjoy the support of the People’s United Party? [...]