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  • Belize Cable Television Operators Association Writes GOB On GST On Data Services

    Last week, stakeholders in the agro-productive sector successfully lobbied against a proposal for 12.5% general sales tax to be charged on land preparation for agriculture, harvesting, and crop dusting services by taking their concerns directly to the Pri...
  • OCEANA Belize Commends GOB For Going Green

    Yesterday, the Government issued a release announcing that it has embarked on an initiative with stakeholders to phase out single use of plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam and plastic food utensils by April 22nd 2019. Following this publication, Oceana Beli...
  • PUP Prepares Legal Challenge To Municipal Elections Results In San Pedro

    Today makes it two weeks since the municipal elections were held throughout the nine municipalities in Belize, and while most elected officers have begun to settle into their posts, there remains a cloud of uncertainty over the elections held in the town ...
  • How 12.5 Percent Tax To Data Will Affect Consumers

    Tomorrow the 31 members of the House of Representatives will meet for day 1 of the budget debate. One of the central issues of discussion will be the Government’s proposed tax measures meant to plug a forecasted $118 million deficit in the upcoming budg...
  • Did Belizeans Fish Out More Than One Hundred Packages Of Suspected Cocaine From The New River?

    Almost a week has gone by since the mysterious landing of a third suspected drug plane here in the north in less than two weeks. The aircraft was found deep in the farmlands of Blue Creek in an area known as “Cuatros Lenguas.” Along with the airpl...
  • PUP Leader Sides With Productive Sector...Advises Tax Implementation Will Ad More Pressure To Belizeans

    Since his Budget presentation on March 9th when Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced GOB’s proposed tax measures for fiscal year 2018-2019, the agriculture sector has come out to condemn GOB’s decision long and hard, especially as it relates to the ex...
  • A Condemnation Against Crime

    Since the start of 2018 there has undoubtedly been an increase in violent crimes in our country, most notably against women and children. In recent weeks there have been a number of cases of children losing their lives to gun violence and several others b...
  • New Corozal Town Council Takes Office, Mandates Financial Audit

    There’s been a flurry of activity at the Corozal Town Council since the PUP Mayoral Candidate Rigo Vellos and his slate were elected to office last Wednesday. As Mayor-elect, Rigo as well as the newly-elected Councillors paid a courtesy visit to the ...
  • Prime Minister Explains Why Budget Is Dull

    On Friday March 9th, Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the 10th Budget estimate of his administration entitled “Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth”. The proposed budget contains a forecasted revenue and grants total o...
  • 41 Year Old Make Stabbed to death In Corozal

    Corozal Police are investigating the discovery of a murdered man in an area just outside Corozal Town. On Saturday March 10th afternoon, Corozal Police received information of a motionless body lying on the road side of the San Jomal Road, next to the...
  • Doctor Campos Weighs In On Controversial Regulations in Pharmaceutical Industry

    And Dr. Campos also commented on the still controversial regulations in the pharmaceutical industry which require that all medication imported into Belize meet specifications and fees set by the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate. The regulations also demand tha...
  • Two Dollars Fee At Corozal Hospital Is Necessary Says Health Minister Of State

    Since December 2017 a new fee was implemented at the Corozal Community Hospital, charging $2 to all non-NHI patients seeking medical services. That’s the majority of persons going to the hospital, and for many the $2 was a bit prohibitive. Last week whe...
  • Rene Montero's Family Collected Over $3 Million Dollars In Compensations, Documents Show

    Opposition Leader John Briceno exposed today that the family of Government Minister Rene Montero has benefited from millions of dollars in the form of land compensations given by the then Minister of Natural Resources, Gaspar Vega. The Opposition has ...
  • Is SIB In Financial Troubles?

    At the top of the newscast we told you about the increase in the cost of living for the month of January. We now move over to the total amount of imports recorded for January 2018. SIB figures illustrate that imports saw a growth of 5.9 percent or close t...
  • Prime Minister Visits UDP Town Council Slate In The North

    Confirmed reports are that Prime Minister Dean Barrow visited the northern towns yesterday. If you’re wondering how come you missed the fanfare, the political rallies, the high level security detail and grandiose speeches of the best is yet to come, it...
  • Trio Charged For Vicious Robbery At Bans Store

    Three men, two from the Corozal District and another from Carmelita Village here in the Orange Walk District, were charged yesterday morning for the vicious assault of Chinese-owned Bans Store located on Santa Rita Road, which occurred last week Wednesday...
  • PUMA Clears The Water On Alleged Fuel Shortage

    Over the weekend, news spread like wildfire that an oil tanker containing several barrels of fuel was parked off the coast of Belize City since last week and that it was unable to disembark simply because the shipment hadn’t been paid for by the Governm...
  • Fire Destroys Senior Citizen's Home In San Andres Village

    Shortly after midnight last night, the home of a senior citizen residing in San Andres Village in the Corozal District was completely destroyed by a raging fire. When the fire started, the homeowner was inside sleeping and it took loud shouting from th...
  • Weekend RTA Claims The Life Of August Pine Ridge Residence

    A road traffic accident which occurred in the wee hours of Sunday morning near Camp one in the village of Shipyard here in Orange Walk District, has resulted in the death of one man from August Pine Ridge Village. At about 3:30 yesterday morning, twenty f...
  • RTA Claims Life Of Orange Walkeno

    There was also a fatal traffic accident on Sunday afternoon in Ranchito Village in Corozal which claimed the life of an Orange Walkeno. This was the gruesome scene between mile 82 and 83, where 26 year old Justavo Patt of San Jose Village was knocked d...