BSI/ASR sends BSCFA back to members or no agreement signing

The BSCFA are in limbo as they await the outcome of a discussion between Prime Minister Dean Barrow and ASR. On Wednesday the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) sent a letter, signed by the majority of its members, saying they are willing and ready to sign the...

PM Barrow updates on sugar agreement and BSCFA predicament

Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with selective members of the media on Friday.  PlusTV was not invited.  However, media reports are that the PM said that he does not envision the start of the sugarcane crop without the involvement of the Belize sugar Cane Farmers Association. The...

Will the fragmented BSCFA protest at Monday’s House Meeting?

The amendment to the Sugar Act set to be passed on Monday is of historical importance. It changes the very fabric that has governed the sugar industry since its early years of inception. Farmers jumping onboard one of the new Associations say it is a step in the right direction;...

Government did not follow the law on Sugar Act

Earlier this week Attorney General Wilfred Elrington admitted that the Government deliberately ignored a consent order obtained by the United Cane Farmers Association a few years ago detailing amendments to the Sugar Act to de-regulate the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association...

Avian Influenza in poultry detected in Cayo District

A limited outbreak of Avian Influenza Type A in poultry has been detected in two farms in Spanish Lookout, according to BAHA. The organization has already implemented containment measures  in effect prohibiting poultry and poultry products from exiting the affected farms. There...

BRC Printing sues GOB

The Ministry of Education has been purchasing readers and work books from BRC Printing Ltd since 2009. Over the years, BRC readers have grown into household names. Every year, as part of an unsigned agreement, the Ministry of Education sends a request for a quotation for...

CCJ President visits Belize

Belize ascribed to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in 2010 as the final appellate court, and has so far sent 29 cases to its seat in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It is one of only three Caribbean countries to do so, Barbados and Guyana being the others. With the fifth...

Bar Association hosts law conference

The annual Law Conference of the Belize Bar Association took place on Friday, featuring a wide variety of topics. It is a chance for local attorneys to get up to speed on critical issues affecting their profession and the wider society. We spoke to President of the Association...

Parents plan picketing over late school bus runs

Many children who attend school in rural areas depend on the public transportation to take them home after school.  In some instances, however, the Ministry of Education makes arrangement with a Bus Operator to transport the children  to and from school. The St Margaret Mary...

Butane prices down by more than $10 per 100 pound cylinder

There’s some good news directly affecting the pockets of consumers. The price of LPG has dropped by $11 or $12 per 100 pound cylinder depending, on the mixture of propane to butane. Compared to 2014 LPG, prices are at an average of $32.00 lower on the 100 pound cylinder.

Man walking home with 6 year old son was shot

There was another shooting in Belize City on Thursday night just before 8 PM. 33-year-old George Matthews of Lacroix Boulevard was shot twice; to the left arm and the lower back. According to police, Mr Matthews was walking home along with his 6-year-old son, and when they...

Independence Police Officer Arraigned for unlawful sexual intercourse

P.C. 860 Patrick O’Brien was arrested and charged for the crime of ‘Unlawful Sexual Intercourse’.  He was arraigned on January 14 and was escorted to the Hattieville Prison on 15th January, 2015. P.C. O’Brien was accused of carnally knowing a  girl while she was 15 years old. The...

Trio caught visiting Belize illegally

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recently celebrated having more than 1.2 million persons from around the world visiting Belize by airplane, cruise ship or otherwise, but a trio from Mexico are accused of failing to obtain a permit to come and stay here.. 61 year old Michael Huston...

Security guard charged with assault of teenager

A 14 year old teenager accuses a man nearly three times her age of assaulting her earlier this week. On January 13, according to the minor, 55 year old Adrian Cruz inappropriately touched her in her private area. Adrian Cruz, a security guard, pleaded not guilty to a charge of...