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Protesters Gather to Oppose Non-Renewal of Serrano’s Bus Company Permit

Come Friday, July 14, the road service permit for Serrano’s Bus Company will expire.  The
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BTV goes to the Sarstoon

Over the weekend, the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) lived up to their words last week,
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PM Briceno Seeks Second Legal Opinion on Definitive Agreement, Rejects

King’s Counsel Ben Juratowich misunderstood the assignment: that’s the rationale Prime Minister John Briceno has
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Opposition Accuses PM Briceno of Concealing Legal Opinion on Definitive

While Prime Minister John Briceno has stated that he believes digging into the Portico “Difinative
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UDP Chairman Demands Transparency on Costs of Legal Opinions for

The Chairman of the United Democratic Party (UDP) is calling for transparency from the government. 
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Minister Courtenay weighs in on Ben Juratowich situation

While Peyrefitte says he is concerned that Ben Juratowich may not have understood the instructions
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Senate Approves Inquiry into Definitive Agreement

A Senate Inquiry will take place over the infamous Definitive Agreement.  The approval for the
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Pregnant Woman Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Ladyville

A Ladyville couple counting down to the birth of their new baby was struck by
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Government of Belize Completes Redistricting Report Amid Controversy

After a week of leaked pages of the Redistricting Report by the Elections and Boundaries
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Handling of Redistricting Report

Opposition Leader, Moses Shyne Barrow wasted no time in responding to the government’s press release
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Unresolved Issues Plague Punta Gorda Town Council

Tonight, there are unresolved issues within the Punta Gorda Town Council.  Another meeting was called
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National Health Insurance Scheme Launched in Orange Walk District

The Briceno Administration has rolled out the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in the Orange
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BSCFA Calls on Government to Mediate Dispute with ASR/BSI

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is calling on the government to assist them
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Leader of the Opposition Demands Prime Minister’s Resignation Over Alleged

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has issued yet another press release calling for
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Waterloo Holdings Alleges Government Bias in Press Conference on Port

Tonight, we bring you an extensive look at what the representatives of Waterloo Holdings are
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Waterloo VS Portico

A crucial part of the press conference was where Luis Prieto-Munoz drew comparisons between Portico
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Waterloo Holdings Expresses Frustration Over Alleged Government Bias in Environmental

After spending millions of dollars in attempts at getting environmental clearance, the group at Waterloo
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Request for Information on Portico’s Plans Goes Unanswered by Department

Recently, Allan Herrera issued a letter, utilizing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to get
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Foreign Consultants Respond to Questions on Possible Bias Against Waterloo

When all is said and done, perhaps one of the main questions, is whether government
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Belize Defence Force Implements Physical Fitness Requirement for Yearly Increments

Soldiers of the Belize Defence Force will now have to ensure that they are physically
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Belize Defense Force Denies Abandoning Sarstoon Forward Operating Base

The Belize Defense Force has responded to the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) and says it
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Belize Implements Visa Requirement for Haitian Nationals

Once upon a time, Haitian nationals did not need a visa to come to Belize. 
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Partial Disclosure Given in Court Hearing for Triple Murder Case

Six months following the triple murder of Vivian Belisle and John and David Ramnarace on
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Motorbike Collision with SUV Injures Two in Western Belize

Two persons were flung from a motorbike yesterday evening just before six o’clock after colliding
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Controversy Surrounds New President of Belize National Teachers’ Union as

The President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), Ruth Guerra-Shoman, conducted a virtual familiarization
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Magistrates’ Court in Belize City Temporarily Closed Due to Positive

Just when you thought that Covid-19 no longer requires the closure of offices, the Magistrates’
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Magistrates’ Court in Belize City Undergoes Remodeling and Relocation

In April 2023 the Magistrates’ Court was temporarily relocated to a building on Coney Drive
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Repair Delays at Forward Operating Base in Sarstoon Draw Concerns

The High Court building is not the only infrastructure currently under repairs.  The Forward Operating
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Opposition Leader Calls for Oversight into Municipalities Amid Allegations of

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, is calling out Prime Minister John Briceno for
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Accused Child Rapist Sent Back to Prison as Trial Begins

32-year-old, Charles Andrew Martinez was sent back to prison this morning after Justice Ricardo O’Neil
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51 page legal opinion on Definitive Agreement surfaces

Tonight, there is a new document that has surfaced surrounding the Definitive Agreement.  It is
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Commissioner of Police Visits Rivero Street to Address Gang Rivalry

The murder of 16-year-old Jahfeth Stamp has traumatized the residents of Rivero Street and sparked
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Man Loses Hand in Violent Chopping Incident in Bella Vista

On Saturday night, a Guatemalan farm worker lost one of his hands during a chopping
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Good Samaritans Rescue Elderly Man from Burning Home in San

An elderly man was saved by two good Samaritans from a house fire. Just after
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Controversy Surrounds Ruth Guerra-Shoman’s Presidency as Some Belize National Teachers

Ruth Guerra-Shoman – she is the president-elect of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), and
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PM Briceno explains why Anthony Sylvestre was chosen as the

Come next week, Attorney Anthony Sylvestre will be taking over as the country’s new attorney
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Walks Out of House Meeting

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, did not seem much in a fighting mood
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Caribbean International Brewery Owner Cleared of Immigration Charges

Kevin Zing, the owner of Caribbean International Brewery, has been cleared of the remaining immigration
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Family Feud Erupts in San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council, Mayor’s

A family feud has spilled over into the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council as the
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PM says government working to find solution to electricity demands

The alarm has been sounded, and Belize needs to move fast to secure additional sources
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Belize’s Attorney General, Magali Marin-Young, Steps Down from Public Service

Belize’s Attorney General, Magali Marin-Young, will demit office tomorrow, returning to her private practice.  Her
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Prime Minister weighs in on Gilroy Usher’s comments and redistricting

Minister Gilroy Usher Senior has expressed upset over reports of the possibility of him losing
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Redistricting Task Force Submits Report, Controversy Surrounds Belize City Constituencies

After many speculations surrounding the redistricting exercise have taken center stage, the Redistricting Task Force
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Villagers in Middlesex Village, Stann Creek District Demand Road Access

Villagers in Middlesex Village, Stann Creek District, are up in arms and say the government
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Attorney Anthony Sylvestre Nominated as Belize’s Attorney General

Attorney Anthony Sylvestre has been nominated to take over as Belize’s Attorney General.  A news
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National Meteorological Service Warns Public Against Unreliable Social Media Weather

The National Meteorological Service (NMS) is advising the public to steer clear of weather forecasts
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Belize Faces Heat and Drought Says Chief Meteorological Officer

Belize is in the rainy season, but aside from the recent remnants of Tropical Storm
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Belize Tops List as Number One Value Destination for Business

Belize has been named the number one top value destination when it comes to the
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Royal Caribbean Group Stands Firm in Favor of Port of

The Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) has written back to the Leader of the Opposition, essentially,
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Did the Leader of the Opposition go too far by

The Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) is not the only entity that Opposition Leader, Shyne Barrow,
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Leader of the Opposition Opposes Proposed Redistricting

Also opposing the proposed redistricting is the Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow.  Barrow outlined
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Prime Minister Briceno Hands Over SICA Presidency, Urges Action on

Prime Minister John Briceno handed over the presidency of the Central America Integration System (SICA)
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Reporter Vejea Alvarez Shares His Ordeal

Reporter Vejea Alvarez – he was the subject in many corners this past weekend.  An
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Essential Services Tribunal to Reconvene, Seeking Resolution to CWU and

The Essential Services Tribunal will reconvene on Wednesday, June 28 with an aim to bring
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SICA and CARICOM Join Forces in Crucial Meeting for Regional

The member countries of SICA and CARICOM met this morning in a joint meeting in
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Minister Kamina Johnson Smith Commends Belize’s Consistency as Bridge Between

One of the participants of the meeting is the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Jamaica,
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Arson Leaves Single Father Homeless

Over the weekend, there were several fires that resulted in numerous people being displaced. The
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Investigation Underway in Home Fire Incident, Suspects Still at Large

Investigators are yet to determine the official cause of the blaze but say that they
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BEL says Belize needs to increase it’s energy generation

The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is sounding the alarm on what it says is an
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Police Minister comments on Special Prosecutor Bill

Minister Musa also weighed in on a Bill that was introduced in the House of
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Kareem Musa on Definitive Agreement Senate Inquiry: “There’s nothing for

“There’s nothing for the PUP to hide” … those are the words of Home Affairs
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Commissioner of Police Orders Investigation into Underground Gun License Sales

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has ordered an investigation into a cop who is
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Commissioner of Police Calls Hopes Legal Changes to Combat Human

The Commissioner of Police is hoping that changes can be made to the laws of
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Oceana Belize Delivers 22,000 Signatures for Offshore Oil Exploration Referendum

After having launched a signature drive some six months ago, Oceana Belize delivered some twenty
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ComPol admit to misspelling man’s name to prevent him from

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has conceded to intentionally misspelling a man’s name on
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Opposition Calls for Audit of Belize Police Department’s Gun License

With all the allegations and accusations surrounding gun licenses, the Opposition has called for an
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Belize Electricity Limited Appeals for Energy Conservation Amid Generation Shortage

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL”) is asking residents to minimize their use of electricity as they
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Belize Retains Tier 2 Rank on Trafficking in Persons Report,

Belize retains the rank of Tier 2 on the 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report.  According
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Former Attorney General and UDP Chairman Weighs in on Port

The war of the ports – it is a situation that brings up more questions
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UDP Chairman Calls for Deeper Investigation into Land Documents and

As our newsroom continues its investigation into the land documents that are surfacing, and may
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People’s Constitution Commission Launches Education Campaign to Engage Belizeans

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC), the body charged with making recommendations for constitutional reform, is
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Serrano’s Bus Service Owner Breaks Silence on Permit Cancellation

The owner of Serrano’s Bus Service, Hernan Serrano, has broken his silence on the cancellation
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Stake Bank Enterprises Limited Wins Appeal in Environmental Clearance Case

Stake Bank Enterprises Limited (SBEL) got some good news today when Belize’s Court of Appeal
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As the Plot Thickens, The Prime Minister Will Not Be

As many revelations surface, and moves are being made in the battle of the Waterloo
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Senate Debates Civil Assets Recovery and Unexplained Wealth Bill in

Yesterday saw heated debates in the Senate, over the Civil Assets Recovery and Unexplained Wealth
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Extradition Act Under Debate in Senate with Adjustments for International

Another Bill that was debated had to do with the Extradition Act. Senator Courtenay explained
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Belize Highlights Progress and Sustainability at Caribbean Development Bank Meeting

Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr Osmond Martinez, represented Belize at
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Prime Minister Presents Midterm Report, Highlights Government’s Progress

Prime Minister John Briceno has presented a midterm report on his administration’s progress since coming
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Were 850 acres of land meant for Portico ?

Eight hundred and fifty acres of land at the East of Northern Lagoon – that’s
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Police Inspector Criminally Charged for Assaulting Detainee in Rural Belize

Police have criminally charged one of their own after the Inspector of Police forced his
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UDP Appeals to National Conservancy in Portico Agreement Dispute

Another letter has been sent off overseas from the opposition, this time to the National
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Stake Bank Sends Letter to Government Seeking Commitment on Portico

Another letter regarding the cruise port sector was sent out recently, this time from Stake
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Attorney Demands Response from PM Briceno on Ignored Correspondence

Attorney for Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited, Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith, has written to Prime Minister
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Domestic Dispute Turns Fatal: Man Killed, Two Injured in Cayo

Turning now to the weekend crime … a man is dead, two persons are hospitalized,
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Man Gunned Down in Orange Walk Town: No Known Enemies

Over the weekend, a man was gunned down while heading home in Orange Walk Town.
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Haitian Girls Rescued from Slave Trade Find Refuge in Belize

Ten Haitian female refugees, ranging from ages 11-16, will be making Belize their home after
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Government issues Tender to Sell Lottery Tickets in Belize

The Government has issued a tender for the Master Agent for the sale of lottery
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Prime Minister Addresses Speculations on Definitive Agreement

Prime Minister John Briceno has provided a response on why the Cabinet White Paper on
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Purported Land Scheme Uncovered Amidst Definitive Agreement Debate

The debate over and findings with the Definitive Agreement continues unabated.  Today’s House Meeting saw
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Attorney General Excluded from Drafting Definitive Agreement Legislation

Another finding over this Definitive Agreement was that the Attorney General was never consulted with
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Prime Minister Denies Favoritism towards Ports in Definitive Agreement

Contrary to several reports, Prime Minister Briceno says he is not favoring any port over
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Senate Inquiry Motion Filed to Investigate Belize-Portico Agreement

A motion for a Senate Inquiry into the Definitive Agreement has been sent to the
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Senator Calls for Commission Inquiry into Gun License Issuance

Lead Senator for the United Democratic Party, Michael Peyrefitte, is now calling for a commission
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Belize Sugar Industries Wraps Up Challenging Crop Season

Today, the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) held a small celebration highlighting the end of their
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Partnership Between Belize and Mexico to Benefit Hundreds of Farmers

Hundreds of farmers will be benefiting from a partnership between Belize’s Ministry of Agriculture and
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Port of Belize Urges Investigation into Definitive Agreement

The Port of Belize Limited has sent off a second letter to the Contractor General
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Tragic House Fire Claims Life of Toddler with Special Needs

Tonight, two families are mourning the loss of a special needs toddler who perished in
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Fatal Road Traffic Incident Leaves Young Man Dead in Cayo

A young man is dead following a road traffic incident on the Bullet Tree Road,
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Police Commissioner Seeks Compensation Over Defamatory Video on Gun License

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is seeking compensation for damages reportedly brought on by a video
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