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Anthony Sylvestre is New Attorney General

A new attorney general is set to take office on July first, replacing Magali Marin-Young as the country’s chief legal officer.  Earlier today, the Government of Belize issued a release [...]

ESAT Reconvenes Meeting with C.W.U. & Port of Belize Ltd.

Today, the Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal reconvened a meeting with the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited.  The dispute between the two parties is over an award [...]

C.W.U. Attorney on Dispute Mechanism

Attorney Darrell Bradley, who represents the Christian Workers Union, says that the law puts in place the tribunal as the dispute resolution mechanism. ESAT decisions should be final. He explains [...]

Reconvening of the Tribunal Prevents Stevedores from Striking

Today’s ESAT meeting took place two days before the twenty-one-day notice of strike would have expired.  As stipulated in the act, the reconvening of the tribunal puts a stay on [...]

Council of Churches Says First P.C.C Public Meeting was Successful

The first in a series of public educational meetings, aimed at building awareness and understanding of issues related to Belize’s Constitution and proposals for its reform has been held jointly [...]

Shyne Barrow Says Mayor Trapp will Run for Office Once Again

The United Democratic Party is preparing for the upcoming municipal elections, but as it stands only has two of sixty-seven seats in local government.  Those seats are held by Mayor [...]

Shyne Explains His Position on Gun Licenses

Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow has been candid in his position on the issuance of gun licenses, as well as the resulting scandal involving the Belize Police Department.  While he has [...]

Shyne Says Focus on Police Officers Selling Gun Licenses

According to the Leader of the Opposition, public attention should be placed squarely on the Belize Police Department and the fact that officers who are said to be close to [...]

Linsford Baldwin Gets 3 Years for Firearm Offense

While the issue of gun licenses remains a topic of conversation, earlier today in the lower courts, Ebony Street resident Linsford Baldwin has been sentenced to three years in prison [...]

Alcalde Vs Village Council; Which Has the Final Say?

We have long been reporting on the alcalde system that is practiced in indigenous Maya communities in the south. What comes to mind is the 2015 citizen arrest of Rupert [...]

Discussion Held on Establishing Municipal Courts in Other Districts

A consultation exercise was held on Tuesday with mayors and key administrative staff from town and city councils across Belize on a proposed initiative to open municipal courts in all [...]

Coney Drive Vendors are Summoned to Appear in Court

When a trio of food vendors arrived at their respective stalls on Coney Drive earlier today, they were surprised to have been met with summonses to appear before the High [...]

SICA Leaders Share Common Concern Over Regional Migration

The SICA Heads of Government Summit for Central American leaders and foreign ministers is finished but there was a lot of discussion coming out of the six-month pro-tempore presidency that [...]

New Sports Director Wants to Upgrade Sports in All Sectors

She is the new Sports Director, having taken over in that capacity on June sixteenth. Iris Centeno, who is known for her hands-on contributions to football, is now in charge [...]

Special Olympians To Reach in Time for Graduation

Several students who are on the Special Olympics Team that were delayed in New York when their flight schedule was interrupted will arrive in Belize in time for their graduation [...]