Hon. Fonseca says Police Killings Worries the PUP

A growing concern is the number of incidents involving police officers, after two this week in Placencia and Ladyville.  At yesterday’s press briefing held at Independence Hall, PUP leader Francis Fonseca commented on the state of affairs. Hon. Francis Fonseca- Leader of...

Motorbike Accident Sends one Injured into Hospital

 A second accident occurred around that time at an intersection on Cayo Street in Belmopan. We understand that a motorist was knocked off his cycle on collision with  a white vehicle. The motorist was taken to the Western Regional Hospital by a passerby.  

PUP Delivers Signatures to Governor General for a Referendum to Recall Elvin Penner

The process to recall Hon. Elvin Penner from his seat took a major step on Thursday morning.  Key facilitators, working on the ground to collect signatures, along with the Ministers, representatives and other key motivators of the recall mechanism knocked on the door of the...

PM Barrow Comments on Escalating State of Affairs of UB Faculty and Staff Association

The last we’ve heard of  UB President Dr. Carey Fraser is that he is on leave. It is not certain how long he will be absent, or the nature of his leave, but in the meantime, Interim Provost, Wilmer Wright will hold over. As we have reported, the President and the Board...

New Photography Exhibit Shows Garifuna Life

November 19 may have come and gone but the rich cultural history of the Garinagu needs more than one day to be celebrated. This Friday the Image Factory is opening an exhibit on Garifuna culture called “3X Focus.” It is a collection of photographs from a trio of...

National Protected Areas to be Branded

Over 27% of all territory in Belize is under environmental protection, whether as national parks, monuments and reserves, or private sanctuaries and special grounds for animals. One of the common misconceptions about protected areas is that they are completely off-limits to those...

Alleged Jealousy of Violent Woman Proved Murderous

A quote from B.C. Forbes goes, “Jealousy…is a mental cancer.”  In August of 2012, this cancer proved murderous.  Last year an alleged jealous and outraged estrange common-law wife who was no longer in a relationship with her baby’s biological father was...

Rural Development Officer Encounters Death on Vehicle Crash

The family of a Rural Development Officer is tonight mourning the death of their loved one, after he perished in a road accident last night. The incident occurred around 4:55 in the evening around Mile 46 and Mile 47 on the George Price Highway. 41 year old Efrain Cowo was one of...

Opposition Leader discusses several current issues with media

People’s United Party leader Francis Fonseca hosted a briefing with the press at Independence Hall this afternoon in response to numerous national issues.  At the top of the agenda was this morning’s handing over of the petition for the recall of Cayo Northeast...

Fisheries Department Addresses EU Ban

While Belize’s local fisheries exports to the European Union (EU) have not been affected by a proposed ban on vessels carrying the Belize flag from selling products which the Union believes are caught illegally, there is a risk and the Government has moved to act. Their...

President of UB’s Vexatious Letter to Board’s Head

As we mentioned, Dr. Carey Fraser wrote to PM indicating that he was exploring an option that would see him leave the university next year. That letter was written on November 6th and copied to the Minister of Education as well as the leader of the Opposition. Now on November...

Prime Minister Barrow Allays Fears on Petro-Caribe

In the context of addressing plans for improved infrastructure, the Prime Minister mentioned the Petro-Caribe initiative in which Belize saves millions in interest from concessionary loans by Venezuela which can only be used for capital projects.  Some have called for the money...