Senator Lizarraga on Bondholders

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In other news from Belmopan, Business senator, Mark Lizarraga weighed in on the rejection of the first proposal for a renegotiated super bond by the bondholder’s committee. He said the business community is closely following the matter: Hon. Mark Lizarraga, Senator for the...

Nurses telephone call on Rise and Shine

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Over the last few days PlusNews has been receiving several complaints from nurses at the Western Regional hospital in Belmopan that several changes have been made in the way nurses are to carry out their responsibilities. These changes, they say, have been made without their...

GOB says it has no intention of paying U.S. Court ordered awards to Ashcroft companies

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GOB says it has no intention of paying U.S. Court ordered awards to Ashcroft companies. In Tuesday’s newscast, we told you that a court hearing in the United States has denied an appeal that the Government of  Belize was seeking.   The appeal was in reference to a judgment made...

SENATE INQUIRY continues with former director of  Immigration

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Last week, the Special Select Senate Inquiry resumed at the National Assembly Building in Belmopan, with former Director of Immigration Maria Marin in the hot seat. She was back in that proverbial seat today, answering questions about the department she helped run for about 7...

Julius Espat believes suspension ended with 2016; awaits response

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Cayo South Area Representative, Julius Espat, believes that his suspension from the National Assembly legally came to an end on December 31, 2016. Attorney for Espat has written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in a letter dated January 3, 2017.  Espat was...

 2016 Major Crimes down; murder up from 2015

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The Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Police met with the media today to give the details of the Annual Crime statistics for 2016in comparison to those of 2015.  While major crimes decreased this year, murders jumped by 15.9% with 138 murders for 2016 as compared to 119...

6 would be robbers arraigned

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Six men were arraigned on charges in relation to an attempted robbery. On Monday, we reported that due to Police’s quick response, they were able to foil a robbery attempt at the Northern Fisherman’s Cooperative on North Front Street in Belize City.  The six persons:  a taxi...

Attorney for Doriann Pakeman explains why only one charge

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Dorian Pakeman, the director of the Government press office currently on suspension, was charged on Tuesday in  relation to the traffic accident death of mechanic Dean Dawson.   As we told you last night, Pakeman was charged with a sole charge of causing death by careless...

Tourist dies at Jaguar Paw

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A tourist lost her life at a popular tourist destination in Belize. Plus news obtained information that a white female American tourist between the ages of 45 to 50 and weighing between 200 to 250 pounds, had participated in some of the activities at Jaguar Paw in the Cayo...

 BTV plans Protest

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The Referendum Act of Belize, No. 1 of 2008 requires that sixty percent of registered electors must participate for a referendum to be valid. However in December 2016, there was an amendment made to the Referendum law, where only 50 percent of registered voters are needed to hold...

Multibeam Survey public consultation cancelled

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The Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, and Trade has cancelled the planned public consultations on marine multibeam and sea seep survey that was scheduled for next week Wednesday.  Last night, we told you that the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural...

Japan donates vehicles to Belize

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Today, the Government of Belize received three (3) new vehicles donated by the Government of Japan, through their Non-Project Grant for Industrial Products. According to a press release, the three (3) vehicles will be utilized by the Police Department, Belize National Fire...

Dillon Grinage; final murder victim for 2016

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Just before 2016 came to an end there was a murder in the Ladyville area; the final one for 2016.  The victim has been identified as 26 year old Dillon Grinage, a Belizean Laborer of Sandhill. ACP Edward Broaster has the details: Edward Broaster, Assistant Commissioner of Police;...

Major Crimes down in Belmopan area

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Through the Meet and Greet initiative, the Police Department has developed a closer relationship with their various communities. Inspector Santiago Patt of the Belmopan Police Department said that with the help of the community, the police was able to solve two murders and...

New Attorney General sworn in

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Hon. Michael Peyrefitte was this morning sworn-in as Attorney General before the Governor General of Belize, H.E. Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan.  Hon. Peyrefitte takes on his new role after serving in the capacity of Speaker of the House of Representatives...