Government to present Criminal Code Amendment Bill to House on Friday

On Wednesday afternoon, our cameras camped outside the National Assembly, as the Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee met for the final time, to discuss the Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2 of 2013. The board, which heard submissions from the Bar Association via its president...

UDP face a crisis of political confidence

The ruling United Democratic Party face a crisis of political confidence going into Friday’s meeting of the  House of Representatives. With numerous swirling scandals party members have chosen their words carefully around the press and the public. But the People’s...

Thyrell Hyde claims he was robbed by Police Officers

      This week, young businessman Thyrell Hyde of Belmopan came forward alleging that the Police Department have been ignoring his complaint of being robbed by officers in September. Hyde alleges that he and a group of friends was stopped and searched by police...

PAC rescheduled as quorum not reached

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives continues to meet even as the Government tries to reach consensus  with PAC’s chairman Julius Espat, the Opposition as well as the social partners – business sector, trade unions and the Churches. Last week there...

VIP Launches Anti-corruption Petition Drive

While allegations of corruptions have rocked the Government of Belize, the Government has assured the country that they are working to solve the problems-to clean up their act. But according to Vision Inspired by the People, well meant words are not enough. The VIP has launched...

Michael Coye released on bail because of medical condition

On Thursday the Court of Appeal considered the case of Michael Coye, the 67 year old former businessman convicted of money laundering offenses two years ago. His case is up for appeal next year but attorney Arthur Saldivar asked the court to release him because of his medical...

Belize has highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the Caribbean

Belize isn’t gaining much favor in recent international reports, in fact, reviews on the country are rather disturbing. The first – a report on adolescent pregnancy titled “Motherhood In Children.” The report, commissioned by the United Nations, suggests...

Belize placed 106 out of 189 countries in terms of the ease of doing business

The second report: Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, places Belize at 106 out of 189 countries in terms of the ease of doing business. More specifically:”How easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run...

Health authorities review national plan to address communicable diseases

      Influenza, or simply “the flu”, is that nastiest of illnesses that creeps upon humans when they least expect it. Belize saw a massive scare in 2009 from the H1N1 or “swine flu” virus and there have since been cases officially reported....

NTUCB meets in special General Council

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize, met in a special General Council meeting Wednesday evening to discuss, among other issues, a position on the invitation made to the Congress to become a social accountability partner on the Nationality Scrutinizing Committee. The...

Belizean awarded First Class Honours at UWI St. Augustine Campus

        Karena Michelle Mahung, of Punta Gorda Town, brought international spotlight and regional recognition to the country of Belize at the 2013 University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus graduation for the Faculty of Science and Technology, In...

Pregnant woman granted bail

One week ago tonight, the Lebanese Nasser family of San Pedro Town – 43 year old Nazim; his wife Jaziba, 36; and two adult male children, 19 year old Jamal and 18 year old Hilal, were all sent to Hattieville Prison after a raid by San Pedro Police at their Coconut Drive...

Belize Dry Cleaners improves its technology with new machine presser

      The foremost name in dry cleaning and formal clothing rental, Belize Dry Cleaners, is taking another step toward improving its technology with the new introduction of a machine presser. Proprietor Lascelle Arnold what it is and what it does. Mr. Lascelle...