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2 Prisoners, Including an Accused Murderer, Escape Through Window at High Court

A daring escape from the High Court earlier today has stunned many in the judiciary, exposing the vulnerabilities of the existing justice system.  This morning, three persons were taken over [...]

Belize’s Broken Justice System in Desperate Need of Reform and Repair

For months, prosecutors and other officers of the court have been complaining of a severe lack of adequate security at the courts.  What took place this morning, shines a spotlight [...]

House Gutted By Fire; Elderly Man Found Dead Inside

The family of eighty-two-year-old William Watts is having a hard time tonight, processing two tragedies. The upper flat of his house burned down early this morning and he was found [...]

Man Stabbed Multiple Times in Belize City

A man was stabbed multiple times this evening in Belize City. The victim, said to be a resident of the Kelly Street area, was reportedly attacked in the vicinity of [...]

Senate Inquiry into Portico’s Definitive Agreement Gets Underway

A senate inquiry into the controversial definitive agreement that was granted to Portico Enterprises Limited, the parent company of Port of Magical Belize, commenced this morning at the National Assembly [...]

Tracy Panton is First to Appear Before Senate Select Committee

First to be summoned before the committee was former U.D.P. Minister Tracy Panton.  She outlined the responsibility of the investment subcommittee and told the panel that she was unaware of [...]

Mike Peyrefitte Shares His Knowledge of the Origins of the Definitive Agreement

This afternoon, Senator Michael Peyrefitte, the former attorney general, appeared before the committee.  He spoke about how he first came to learn of a request being made by his former [...]

Former Attorney General Describes Process of Stake Bank Definitive Agreement

By contrast, Peyrefitte described the process that was undertaken by Stake Bank in entering into a definitive agreement with the Government of Belize under the Barrow administration.   Michael Peyrefitte, [...]

Department of Environment Investigates Illegal Dredging Near Sunset Caye

The Department of Environment is investigating a report of illegal dredging in the southern waters of Belize, near Sunset Caye.  We are reliably informed that the activity for which one [...]

Brukdong Festival Planned for Friday Night at House of Culture

‘Tis Christmastime and what better way to promote culture than through a festival featuring music and food. That is what will take place on Friday night at the House of [...]

AOSIS Battles for Climate Financing at COP28

COP28 continued today in Dubai where climate finance is taking centre stage. It is crucial for adaptation, addressing damages, and achieving low carbon development. The urgent need for mitigation is [...]

Belize to Host Inaugural World Sustainable Travel and Hospitality Awards

Belize has been chosen to host the inaugural 2024 World Sustainable Travel and Hospitality Awards, announced at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Recognized for its commitment to [...]

Over Fifty Stores Fined for Price Gouging

As many as fifty-nine businesses across the country have been issued tickets for violations of the new Supplies Control (Prices) Regulations.  In the first round of inspections conducted between November [...]

MIDH Proposes Temporary Crossing At Joe Taylor Bridge

Not long ago, residents and motorists who travel south had forwarded to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development their concerns over using an alternate route while the Joe Taylor Bridge is [...]

NICH Reintroduces Revamped Belize Culture Fund

Today the National Institute of Culture and History, NICH launched a revamped Belize Culture Fund. The fund had been in existence years ago but was dormant for quite a few [...]