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Deadly House Fire on Gibnut Street Claims Life of Phillip Cattouse

A well-known employee of Pou’s Meat Pie here in Belize City lost his life overnight when the building he was renting on Gibnut Street went up in flames.  The incident [...]

President of Senate States Position on Standing Orders

Last week, Senator Michael Peyrefitte publicly criticized the Briceño Administration for what he interpreted as a breach of the Senate’s Standing Orders. Today, Carolyn Trench-Sandiford, the President of the Senate, [...]

Senator Peyrefitte Disagrees With AG’s Legal Opinion on Lead Government Senator

Following today’s Senate meeting, we asked U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte if he agrees with the Attorney General and the President of the Senate’s position on his legal query about having [...]

Senator Eamon Courtenay Explains His “Cabinet Privileges”

And, we also heard from Eamon Courtenay, the Lead Senator for Government Business. He explained how he is able to function in his role as a senator after resigning as [...]

Government Updates Media on Draft Maya Land Policy

This morning, representatives of various media houses met for breakfast with the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs and her senior staff, including C.E.O.’s Adele Catzim and Marconi Leal Junior.  Also [...]

Is the Mayan Community Properly Informed on Draft Land Policy?

The controversial, provisional document put forward by the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs has been met with cold water by the wider Maya community with one alcalde openly trashing the [...]

Senator Peyrefitte Does Not Expect Response to FOIA Letter from PM

At the adjournment of today’s Senate meeting, we asked Senator Michael Peyrefitte if he has received a response from the prime minister. As we have reported, Peyrefitte wrote to Prime [...]

Senate Debates Amendment to Criminal Code Act

Inside the National Assembly chamber, senators debated amendments to the Criminal Code and Summary Jurisdiction Acts. The proposed amendments seek to increase jail time for individuals who interfere with the [...]

Should Law Obligate Grandfathers to Care for Grandchildren in Absence of Father?

An amendment to the Families and Children Act, stemming from a recent High Court ruling, seeks to mandate that a grandfather care for his grandchildren if the father of that [...]

Senate Debates Change to Mandatory School Age

The Government of Belize is changing the mandatory school age from fourteen to sixteen-years old. An amendment to the Education Rules was passed in the House of Representatives and debated [...]

Quality Foods, More Than Just Chicken

You may know them for various meat products, but Quality would like to remind you that, these days they have much more to offer than just poultry. Quality Foods restaurant [...]

Man Pleads Guilty to Theft; Fined a Hefty Sum

A man who was caught stealing several items inside Simon Quan Store on Queen Street was ordered to pay thirty times the cost of the two items he stole after [...]

Man Fined for Public Drinking

A man was fined today for consuming alcoholic drinks in a public space. Twenty-five-year-old Francisco Torres pleaded guilty to public drinking after he was caught drinking a beer in public. [...]

Will Belizeans In The Diaspora Ever Be Able To Vote?

With the ongoing elections in El Salvador, Belize has set up a polling station to accommodate Salvadorans living outside of their home country. With this in mind, the question was [...]

Belize Still Trying For A Schengen Visa Waiver

For years, Belizeans have had to travel to Mexico in order to apply for a Schengen visa, which is a permit allowing visitors to enter the Schengen region, which comprises of [...]