Monday, January 18, 2021

Headlines

Cordel to host super-spreader event

Following up on a statement by Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform, during an appearance on a morning...

Catch Covid to get groceries

It seems that the only way that residents can get any kind of assistance from the Government of Belize is if they catch the...

PUP seeks approval for 59 million dollar loan after 59 days in office; 1 million per day

On Friday, January 8, the People’s United Party will have been in office for exactly 59 days. At that point, they are going to...

Bleeding the Central Bank

The Government of Belize issued a release stating that, “Cabinet approved the introduction of legislation at the next sitting of the House of Representatives,...

Dolores abolishes another name

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, announced that it has opened an application process for...

Huffing at customs

There is mass discontent in the Customs department as The Guardian has confirmed that a new Comptroller of Customs has been appointed much to...

PUP proposes meat pies and weed to stimulate the economy

The People’s United Party continue with their narrow-minded approach to stimulating the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Two of the more...

MoHW Doctoring Covid Data

Over the last 14 days the Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided daily COVID-19 updates which has suggested that 3,323 COVID-19 cases have...

Rocky start to sugar crop

The sugar industry is once again facing challenges just days after the sugar cane production season started. Threats emerged on Christmas Eve that there...

PUP gives half a ham for Christmas

People across the country are irate at the disrespectful manner in which they are being treated by the PUP government. Earlier on, the PUP...

Politics

Cordel to host super-spreader event

Following up on a statement by Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional & Political Reform, during an appearance on a morning...

Catch Covid to get groceries

It seems that the only way that residents can get any kind of assistance from the Government of Belize is if they catch the...

Does Liu Nan Own the Belize City Council?

If you are a player in the business community you will know the name of the notorious businesswoman from Belmopan. And if you are...

Free zone to reopen amid raging Covid infections in Mexico

Since it was announced by the government that it is the plan to reopen the Corozal Free Zone by February 1, it has been...

Jose Mai changes his mind about Lala milk and cheese

At the meeting of the House of Representatives on Friday, January 7, Jose Mai, Minister of Agriculture, made a firm position on the importation...

A new board for Police Association

An election was held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 to elect a new board for the Belize Police Association. Last year, former president of...

Crime

Father of four shot in Esperanza Village

Just before curfew hours on Monday night, the sound of gunfire shattered a peaceful evening in Esperanza Village. At the end of a barrage...

Police dog finds cocaine and crack cocaine in Orange Walk apartment

Four people have been jointly charged for the offense of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply for some cocaine and crack...

Van could not run on weed fumes

Police busted a large stash of weed on Saturday, January 9 as it was making its way to Belize City. Police report that at...

Three months on the run, Jaroud Lamb captured

Three months ago, the largest prison break ever witnessed at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville took place. As many as 28 prisoners were...

William Archillo shot on Ebony Street

Belize City police are working to solve a shooting incident which came about as a result of a gang rivalry. William Archilla, 25, reported...

Nikesha Rhaburn found with weed inside Acura

A woman driving a vehicle, which police suspected was being used to carry drugs, has found herself in trouble with the law. 27-year-old Nikesha...

Sports

Belizean footballers to participate in Evo Soccer

180 Belizean football players, including 150 U-15, U-17, U-19 athletes and goal keepers, have recently become involved in a 52-week online program focused on...

Football players affected with COVID

A total of ten persons, six players and four members of the coaching staff, of the Verdes Football Club, owned by FFB President Sergio...

New dates set for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2021

By OlympicTalk The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July 23-August 8, 2021. The...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially postponed until 2021

By Kelly Cohen, ESPN Never before had the Olympic Games been postponed or cancelled for something other than war, but rarely has the world come to...

San Pedro Pirates and Altitude FC play to a draw

The Premier League of Belize Closing Season competition continued over the weekend despite the wet conditions that prevailed. In fact, the wet conditions forced...

National Elite Basketball League bounce into second half of season

By Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner Sunday, March 9, 2020. Next weekend will tip-off the second half of the NEBL regular season as teams give a...

Other News

Iris Salguero is Miss Universe Belize 2020-2021

A new Miss Universe Belize has been crowned and the 2020-2021 representative hails from San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. 24-year-old Iris Salguero has succeeded...

Another doctor lost to COVID-19

To date, there have now been close to 300 COVID-19 related deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and a number of those have...

A musical legend from Cayo passes on

Jose Maria Magana, a musical legend, who entertained the whole country of Belize and travelled abroad to entertain Belizeans with his popular one-man-band called...

Good Samaritan spared mandatory breach of curfew fine

For months now, there has been a curfew where persons who are not on-duty frontline personnel and those with emergencies must abide by. Currently,...

Human remains found on Black Rock Road

At around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, police officers were called to an area on the Black Rock Road in the Cayo...

Police bury man as John Doe while family gets another’s body

A San Felipe family is making a claim that sounds as if it’s straight out of a movie. According to their post on Facebook,...

Columns

New year Level up

By Thamar Jones If you desire to live a life of affluence, abundance, and happiness, you must begin to think of what that looks like...

Marijuana’s effects on the mammalian brain

Contributed A discussion on marijuana and its many derivatives has reached a new crescendo in the Belizean sphere. The potential of marijuana to wreak havoc...

2021

By: Thamar Jones It is the start of a new year, and no doubt, it can mean the start of a newer and better you! People...

Build True Self-Confidence from Within

By Thamar Jones When I was a teenager, somewhere between thirteen and fifteen years old, I was an ugly little thing with frumpy hair and...

The other side of Christmas

By Thamar Jones I wrote this true story three years ago and shared it for the very first time with you, the readers of The...

PUP shows its true colors

With just six weeks gone since the PUP was elected to office, Belizeans are already starting to regret voting for the PUP. Only this...

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