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South is Shot Dead on La Isla Carinosa Briceño

A construction supervisor was executed on Saturday night inside his home on Caye Caulker.  It is the first murder on the island in several years and residents in the Black [...]

Kurtis Usher Ambushed, Killed in Libertad; Baby Grazed to the Head

Within hours, there were reports of another murder on Saturday night, only this time in Libertad Village in the Corozal District.  Kurtis Usher had just returned home along with his [...]

P.B.L. Asks Contractor General to Investigate Signing of Definitive Agreement

Contractor General Maria Arthurs is being asked to look into the circumstances of the signing of the Definitive Agreement between the Government of Belize and Portico Enterprises Limited.  A letter [...]

Mike Peyrefitte Doubles Down On Non-involvement in Definitive Agreement

This afternoon we caught up with United Democratic Party Senator Michael Peyrefitte in Belmopan. We asked him for a response to Portico Enterprises Limited’s June first press release in which [...]

U.D.P. Chairman Supports Party Leader’s Call for Investigation into PM Briceño

We also asked Peyrefitte to weigh in on his party leader’s letter to the Ombudsman requesting an investigation into Prime Minister John Briceño for alleged corruption and wrongdoing, in relation [...]

Senate Debates and Turns Back Special Prosecution Bill

Today the Senate met and debated three matters of national interest in Belmopan. One of them was the Special Prosecution Bill, which proposes to amend the laws of Belize to [...]

Senator Courtenay Explains Logic Behind Special Prosecutions Bill

And because it did not receive the support of the majority in the upper house, Senator Courtenay informed the Senate that the bill would be sent back to the House [...]

Senators Peyrefitte and Chanona Raise Concerns Over $90 million Hospital Project

Michael Peyrefitte The second debate in the Senate was over a ninety million dollar loan that the government has secured from the Saudi Government to build a state-of-the-art replacement tertiary-level [...]

Courtenay Criticizes Peyrefitte for Slighting Saudi Government’s Loan

Senator Courtenay criticized Peyrefitte for speaking of the Saudi’s gesture to offer Belize the loan as a joke. Courtenay stated that the loan came soon after Belize and Saudi Arabia [...]

Senator Mike Peyrefitte: $20 Million Loan from S.S.B to D.F.C is Unjustifiable

Among the first topics of debate on the agenda in the senate was a loan facility that the Development Finance Corporation has entered into with the Belize Social Security Board [...]

Senator Courtenay: With or Without U.D.P Support, We’ll Build Homes for People

Senator Courtenay responded to Senator Peyrefitte by pointing to the U.D.P.’s record of building homes during their three terms in office. He clarified that the D.F.C. Board comprises professionals from [...]

N.P.C. Supports Patrick Faber’s Return to Collet

Last week, we told you that the U.D.P.’s National Party Council has decided to reinstate Patrick Faber s standard bearer in the Collet constituency at the next general elections. Ian [...]

Jules Vasquez Wins First Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism

The Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism held its inaugural award ceremony on Saturday evening at the House of Culture here in Belize City.  Short-listed for the award were three journalists, [...]

Lift Trailers for Santa Familia to Address Plastic Pollution

Despite a ban and subsequent phase out of single-use plastics and Styrofoam, plastic pollution still remains an issue for the Department of Environment. With a goal to improve solid waste [...]

A Look Back At This Weekend in Sports

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a determination”. That’s a quote from Usain [...]