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Penner says Cabinet list did exist; PM Barrow “doesn’t remember”

Penner says Cabinet list did exist; PM Barrow “doesn’t remember”

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Thurs. May 18, 2017–On Wednesday, former Minister of State in the Ministry of Immigration, Elvin Penner, appeared once again before the Senate Select Committee. He again read a statement indicating why he was [...]

Belize on alert for 23 escapees from Honduran prison

Belize on alert for 23 escapees from Honduran prison

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Mon. May 15, 2017–News outlets in Honduras are reporting that 23 high-profile convicted gangsters are on the loose following an escape from prison on Thursday evening. Twelve of them have been convicted of murder, [...]

Premium gas shoots past $11 in the City

Premium gas shoots past $11 in the City

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 11, 2017–Two weeks ago, consumers saw the biggest price spike for regular gasoline since 2017 began, but the price of premium gasoline went the other direction – down from $10.79 to $10.58 [...]

2 kidnappers charged; two on the run

2 kidnappers charged; two on the run

COROZAL TOWN, Mon. May 8, 2017–Two of four thieves who kidnapped and robbed three men in Ranchito, Corozal District, who were buying a car in Ranchito, have been arrested, and are in police custody pending arraignment in [...]

Banker charged with manslaughter by negligence and other traffic-related offences

Banker charged with manslaughter by negligence and other traffic-related offences

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 4, 2017–The court “slammed the brakes” on the efforts of a young bank employee to learn to drive his late-model Mitsubishi Endeavor 2007 SUV, because he was involved in a road traffic [...]

Biggest price spike since 2017 began, pushes tab for regular gas to double-digit figures

Biggest price spike since 2017 began, pushes tab for regular gas to double-digit figures

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 27, 2017–For several months, Belize City consumers have been able to buy a gallon of regular gas for under $10, but that changed after Tuesday night, when new pump prices took effect, [...]

Joyjah Estrada bound for London!

Joyjah Estrada bound for London!

LONDON, England, Mon. Apr. 24, 2017–Her distinctive, freckled face cushioned by her long, curly hair has caught the attention of the London-based modelling agency, Squad Management. As a result, 22-year-old Joyjah Estrada, who lives in Belize [...]

Taximan’s throat sliced by carjacker

Taximan’s throat sliced by carjacker

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 20, 2017–Ernesto Robinson, 57, a cab operator of Belize City, survived a horrifying attack on Tuesday night, when a man pretending to be looking for a taxi cut him on his face [...]

Corozal cops in hot water after evading Customs checkpoint

Corozal cops in hot water after evading Customs checkpoint

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 10, 2017–Less than a week ago, an Orange Walk police officer was interdicted from duty after video footage emerged showing that he was the driver of a police mobile used to transport [...]

The cumulative effect of tax measures at the pumps – 2014 to 2017

The cumulative effect of tax measures at the pumps – 2014 to 2017

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 5, 2017–Pump prices went up on Saturday, April 1, largely due to the implementation of tax measures to raise additional revenues for the Government of Belize. Whereas controlled prices are usually quoted [...]