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Cruise Tourism Development is Mired in Legal Controversy

A public dispute surrounding the signing of a Definitive Agreement between the Government of Belize and Portico Enterprises Limited, in October 2020, has seen a number of sitting and former [...]

Controversial Definitive Agreement; Lawsuits Abound!!

The Government of Belize is also bracing for additional court action.  Litigation is pending in respect of the Port of Belize Expansion Project and Cruise Terminal.  On June fifth, the [...]

Attorney General’s Resignation is Confirmed

On Tuesday, we broke the story of the Attorney General Magali Marin Young’s pending resignation after two years and seven months in the capacity as the country’s chief legal officer.  [...]

Jasmine Hartin, Detained at Border, Pays Fine, Released

The roller-coaster ride that Jasmine Hartin has been on for the past few years seems to still be a part of her life. A week ago, the Supreme Court handed [...]

Attorney For Jasmine Hartin Says His Client Had No Travel Restrictions

Orson “OJ” Elrington, the attorney for Jasmine Hartin, spoke with reporters this afternoon. He contended that the travel restrictions imposed on Hartin during her trial had been lifted following her [...]

ComPol on Investigation into Trevor Thompson’s Murder

On Monday night, eighteen-year-old Trevor Thompson was targeted by a gunman on Fabers Road in Belize City. Was his murder retaliation for a shooting earlier that night or was it [...]

Is there a Drug War in Corozal? Police Rounding Up Suspects

There was also a murder over the weekend in Libertad Village in the Corozal District. Kurtis Usher was shot dead and his son grazed to the head when a gunman [...]

Lord Ashcroft Commissions Belize 2023 Polling Survey

The results of the Belize 2023 Polling Survey were released earlier during a press conference at the Radisson.  The exercise, commissioned by Lord Michael Ashcroft, was conducted by Viking Strategies, [...]

What’s in the Belize 2023 Poll Survey

The principal of Viking Strategies also spoke about the survey and the various responses from persons who participated in the exercise.  He shared a few findings that stood out from [...]

What Do People Think About Fantasy Five and Pick Three Being Gone?

Last evening, we reported that the Fantasy Five and Pick Three games of chances have been discontinued, reportedly because Caribbean Gaming Company Limited has not complied with the licensing requirements [...]

Belmopan Area Representative Throws Full Support behind $90 Million Belmopan Hospital

The proposed ninety million dollar tertiary level hospital in Belmopan has seen support from across the government and disapproval from the opposition. On one hand, the Briceño administration argues that [...]

Hope Ignited, Hands United Vision Renewed: Belize@42

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education & Culture “They shortlist twenty of them and then the celebrations commission goes through those twenty and we have a process where we vote and [...]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary as Belize

Prior to independence, Belize had been a British colony since 1862. But in June of 1973, the country changed its name from British Honduras to Belize. That name change was [...]

St. Martin’s Government School Introduces Feeding Program

Fifteen thousand dollars worth of kitchen appliances were handed over to Saint Martin’s Government School in Belmopan. The appliances come as a donation through the Mesoamerica Hunger Free Project led [...]

Meeting in Belmopan to Review Avian Influenza Emergency Preparedness Plan

There are no confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza in Belize. That piece of information comes as good news to the industry after various tests were conducted by [...]

SOPs for Facilities for Human Trafficking Victims

Today, RET International handed over standard operating procedures for all residential care facilities that work directly with human trafficking victims. It is a key component of the organization’s SAFE Belize [...]

Belize Heading in Good Direction to Fight against Human Trafficking

On the topic of human trafficking, we asked Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos-Garcia for an update on the situation on the ground in Belize in terms of trafficking in [...]