COLA responds to Immigration Minister

A pair of press releases from Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) lambasted Ministers Godwin Hulse and Wilfred Elrington for separate statements made on Wednesday. COLA, which is leading the private prosecution of ex-Minister of State Elvin Penner, believes the...

COLA says Attorney General mocking justice system with empty words

Turning to Attorney General Elrington who is quoted as calling COLA’s efforts to privately prosecute Elvin Penner a “waste of time”, a “charade” and a “delusion of the Belizean people,” COLA scolds him, saying that he seems to have forgotten that it was Prime Minister Dean Barrow...

Questions about Conditions of Service for teachers of merged schools

As the merger of three Belize City high schools gets on the way, some teachers have already lost their jobs due to redundancy. On Thursday, five teachers from Maude Williams High School, received their official letters of dismissal. Earlier this month, the Minister of Education...

Senate Meeting; loan bills approved

The Senate met today to discuss the bills and motions read at the meeting of the House of Representatives last week Friday. Senator the Hon. Lisel Alamilla was not present however , present was Lee Mark Chang, former UDP Standard Bearer for the Freetown Constituency. The two new...

Minister Hulse on further investigations in immigration scandal

Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, says it has a copy of the Auditor General’s  preliminary report on investigation into the Elvin Penner passport scandal.  In a previous press briefing, COLA stated that the file in their possession reveals that the Director of...

Businessman charged for rape of teenager

Businessman 65 year old Adil Abdullah Bishop, was read a single count of rape by Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer in court on Thursday. Mr Bishop met bail of $7,000. According to police, a 19-year-old woman of Belize City reported that Adil Bishop picked her up on June 13, 2014...

12 year old accuses 25 year old man of rape

A 12 year old girl is accusing a man twice her age of forcing her into sexual intercourse not once, but twice in the last six months. David Gonzalez, 25, a messenger employed by Home Protector Insurance Company, was read his charges before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer and...

Court dismisses appeal of Vincent Tillett

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of 49 year old Vincent Tillett and upheld his sentence of 15 years in prison for manslaughter. Mr Tillett was accused of the murder of Darwin Philips on February 13, 2011 but was convicted of the lesser charge. Vincent Tillet’s...

Income Tax Department Pursue Arrears

The income tax department is gearing up to crack down on persons who owe income tax. To that end, reports are that a company has been contracted to pursue those arrears. While that may seem like a good move, reports to Plusnews are that some of the employees at the Income tax...

The war on drugs continues in San Pedro

Police on the island of San Pedro are trying to crack down on the drug trade there, which is believed to be the cause of numerous shootings over the past few months.  Earlier this week, police made a bust when they visited a home  on Laguna Drive, Boca Del Rio of San Pedro Town. ...

US Visas cancelled erroneously by Immigration Department

The Department of Immigration is in quite a stir after human error accidently cancelled a valid US Visa in the recent weeks. According to reports,  a staff member at the Department of Immigration seriously messed up someone’s expiring passport. According to information,...