GOB misses $26 mil superbond payment

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 20, 2017–The Government of Belize has missed the US$13 million or BZ$26 million payment on the 2038 superbond due today, and if it does not meet payment within 60 days, this could [...]

Jealous boyfriend shot and stabbed rival to death

SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Mon. Feb. 20, 2017–Alvaro Aldana, 23, was murdered on Sunday night in “PK Park” in San Ignacio Town, just before midnight on Sunday night, by his rival in a love triangle turned [...]

Leela Vernon, 66, passes

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Feb. 19, 2017–Belizean icon and “Brukdown Queen,” Leela Vernon, 66, passed away at around 9 a.m. on Sunday. According to her relatives, the Punta Gorda native had been hospitalized last Thursday for kidney [...]

Juana Cowo’s accused murderer acquitted

DANGRIGA, Fri. Feb. 17, 2017–Alberto Coleman, 57, of Hopeville, Punta Gorda, Toledo District, the man accused of the vicious murder of his ex-girlfriend Juana Cowo, 28, a career Labor officer stationed at the Punta Gorda Labor [...]

Corrupt – from the very top to the very bottom!!!

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. Feb. 15, 2017–In 2011, Teresita Castellanos, a public officer of 30 years, was transferred to the Immigration Department, where she served for three years as Finance Officer. However, she claimed that she [...]

Bishop Emeritus Osmond Peter Martin passes

DANGRIGA TOWN, Stann Creek District, Thurs. Feb. 16, 2017–Since Sunday, the country has been mourning the passing of a man of God and a great educator, Bishop Emeritus Osmond Peter Martin; and in Belize City, a [...]

Jason Cortez, 21, shot dead cor. Western and Electric Avenues

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Feb. 15, 2017–The blood of Jason Cortez was spilled on the streets of Belize City’s ruthless southside less than two months after his 21st birthday. According to police reports, Cortez was fatally gunned [...]

Dr. Cecil “Chubby” Reneau, former Chief Education Officer, dead at 67

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 16, 2017–Belizean career educator, Dr. Cecil “Chubby” Reneau, who rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of the education establishment in Belize, died this afternoon at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital from [...]

Government to sell BWSL, BTL and BEL?

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 13, 2017–“Make no mistake about it, Government is broke. This UDP government is broke,” said leader of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP), John Briceño, at a press conference [...]

Fin Sec says tax increases are “inevitable”

Austerity ahead: tax increase not necessary; belt-tightening has to be across-the-board, NTUCB contends BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 10, 2017–Amid fears of an impending tax hike, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight told the press on Friday evening that [...]