Government wants to strike out BISL claim

$120 million. That is how much Belize International Services Limited (BISL), the former managers of the Corporate and Ships Registries, are demanding from the Government of Belize over the 2013 acquisition of both registries which they say is arbitrary. Their claim seeks...

Ministry of Health Ebola measures at PGIA

The Ministry of Health issued an update on measures being taken against the Ebola virus.  So far, two isolation facilities have been stationed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) compound, and the precise specifications of these facilities are currently being...

Harvest Caye and Stake Bank projects moving along

The Norwegian Cruise Lines project at Harvest Caye and the Michael Feinstein project at Stake Bank have been subject to controversy, but they continue on. On Wednesday Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia Jr gave us an update on each.   Manuel Heredia Jr. – Minister of...

Dangriga Market done, but will Mayor accept?

Some 13 months ago, the Belize Social Investment Fund (SIF) grappled with what has now been regarded by some as the biggest scandal in SIF history. The Dangriga Market Project, which is part of the Belize Municipal Development Plan that is being implemented by SIF, fell some nine...

Labor issues at Placencia Hotel and Residence?

There are reports of an industrial dispute between workers and employers at the Placencia Hotel and Residence. Reports reaching our desk are that there is a case of disgruntled workers who were recently fired, allegedly without proper benefit payments. There is a barrage of...

Court of Appeal traverse cases

The Court of Appeal began its final session for 2014 this week in Belize City. Five appeals from convicted criminals were scheduled to be heard, but ultimately none of them were because the appellants had failed to provide their grounds of appeal and in some cases, did not even...

Positive Chikungunya tests in Belize sent international for further testing

On Tuesday, PlusNews broke the story that at least one patient has tested positive for the Chikungunya virus in Belmopan. The person, a woman who resides in Las Flores, Belmopan, was then sent to the Western Regional Hospital, where samples were taken and then sent to the Central...

Family of Leslie Logan Jr. demand justice

Former Police Officer, 30 year old Leslie Logan, met his end while he was a part of the robbery of Hung Yun Store in Orange Walk Town in September. Police initially detained one of the persons working in the store, identified as the son of the owner, but later released him. From...

Tourism Ministry launches brand for Belizean artisans

As part of the Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites project, the Government, Ministry of Tourism, Belize Tourism Board, and NICH collaborated to develop a standardized, certified brand for products from artisans working at or near to nine...

Three females missing

Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating three missing females. The first is 20-year-old Ashanti Diamond,  a Belizean babysitter of Taylor’s Alley, Belize City. Ashanti Diamond was reported missing on Tuesday October 21. According to reports, she was last seen around...

Guatemalan caught smuggling weed at Belizean border

On Tuesday October 21st at 6:30a.m. while on duty at the Belize/Guatemala Border, Benque Viejo Town, Police saw an Hispanic man, who at the time was coming from Guatemala into Belize.  Police observed that both of his pants foot area were bulky. A search conducted on the person...

BTL Directory has Belmopan Fire Station phone number wrong

On Tuesday in our newscast, we reported on a fire that gutted a home in the village of Blackman Eddy. No one was hurt in the incident but the cause of the fire was still undetermined. As we also reported Tuesday night, we tried contacting the Fire Department in Belmopan to get an...