Sunday, March 7, 2021

Headlines

50,000 rapid tests X $8.40 = $2,000,000

A San Pedro Based company, SMVNF Investments LTD. has made a handsome some for the acquisition of 50,000 Covid-19 rapid tests for the Ministry...

UDP puts up a battle in the Municipals

Municipal Elections were conducted countrywide and the United Democratic Party fielded full slates across the country for a total of 67 seats, nine mayoral...

Vaccines now available in Belize for Covid-19

The Ministry of Health and Wellness held a press conference on Monday, March 1 during which it announced the planned roll out of the...

Retired General Manager of the Border Management Agency killed

Former General Manager of the Border Management Agency at the Western Border, Gonzalo Rosado died as a result of gunshot wounds to the neck...

Half a million for Contract officers in Office of the Prime Minister

In the run up to the General Elections, the PUP took umbrage to the number of contract officers that were hired by the UDP...

Diaz-Musa’s not qualified to be DHS

The Public Services Commission (PSC) met on Friday, February 19 for the first time since the change of administration. One of the items on...

GOB’S Manza-Malice can cost millions

The vindictiveness of the John-Briceño-led PUP government may soon cost the Belizean taxpayers millions in damages stemming from wrongful death lawsuits. These wrongful deaths...

Clean sweep firing at San Antonio Polyclinic

Since taking office in November of last year, the new PUP administration has been on an apparent never-ending rampage of firing persons throughout ministries...

Armed robbery at Lark Caye

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of piracy incidents and both the Police and Coast Guard have become more...

159 teachers on the chopping block of Ministry of Education

The Guardian Newspaper is reliably informed that at least 159 dismissal letters have been prepared for teachers who will be relieved of their services...

Politics

50,000 rapid tests X $8.40 = $2,000,000

A San Pedro Based company, SMVNF Investments LTD. has made a handsome some for the acquisition of 50,000 Covid-19 rapid tests for the Ministry...

UDP puts up a battle in the Municipals

Municipal Elections were conducted countrywide and the United Democratic Party fielded full slates across the country for a total of 67 seats, nine mayoral...

Vaccines now available in Belize for Covid-19

The Ministry of Health and Wellness held a press conference on Monday, March 1 during which it announced the planned roll out of the...

Johnny Finally “Faced” the Media

On Monday, Belize’s whimp of a Prime Minister finally fielded some questions from the media after dodging them for 109 days since he and...

Less than 60% voter turnout in 2021 Municipal Elections

Municipal elections were held across the country on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and electors voted in nine municipalities for mayors and councilors. While the...

University of Belize hosts lecture by former Central Bank Governor of Barbados

The University of Belize (UB) hosted its first-ever Gian Gandhi Memorial Lecture on Thursday. In the virtual lecture, Dr. DeLisle Worrell gave a synopsis...

Crime

Retired General Manager of the Border Management Agency killed

Former General Manager of the Border Management Agency at the Western Border, Gonzalo Rosado died as a result of gunshot wounds to the neck...

Belize City mother loses four sons to gun violence

Countless mothers have lost their children to the rampant gun violence, which plagues our city but for one mother in particular, it has been...

Carpenter arrested for murder

On Friday, January 29, 2021, a 53-year-old shopkeeper was inside his shop located in the Maya Mopan area of Belmopan before his life was...

Contrabandista shot after wielding machete at police

On Monday of this week, Police and Customs officers busted a father and son duo who were attempting to bring contraband products into the...

Five charged with possession of a controlled drug

The search of home in Santa Rita, Corozal resulted in the discovery of more than 16 pounds of weed and the arrest of five...

Second charged in relation to shooting of Jervis Valencia

Less than a month ago, an attack was made on the life of a notorious criminal figure, Jervis Valencia, also known as Jervis Diamond....

Sports

New coach for women’s football at the FFB

A new coach for activities concerning women’s football at the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) has been chosen. Coach Wayne Casimiro was born in...

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...

Other News

Elderly couple victims of home invasion in Teakettle

Beatrice Smith, 77, and her husband, both retired missioners who have relocated to Belize, were fast asleep inside their home in Teakettle, Cayo on...

La Ruta Maya cancelled this year

The race for everyone (not just professional racers), The La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is being cancelled this year because of the COVID-19...

Armed robbery at Lark Caye

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of piracy incidents and both the Police and Coast Guard have become more...

Pro Organic Belize hosts Dr. Rosita Arvigo

Well-known herbalist Dr. Rosita Arvigo, in a video conference with Pro-Organic Belize members last week, updated them on her 40 years’ experience of organic...

A student from Belmopan wins a writing prize

Kaylee Flowers, a fourth form student from Our Lady of Guadalupe High School (OLOGH) in Belmopan has shown great promise in writing. Kaylee Flowers...

Five persons escape from raging fire in San Ignacio

An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed the residence of Mercedes Carcamo from San Ignacio Town. The technician from the Climate Change Office escaped...

Columns

The Millenials’ Pursuit of Purpose

By Thamar Jones Today’s young adults, myself included, have been nurtured to value happiness and personal satisfaction a great deal. Young people today more than...

Life isn’t always fair

By Thamar Jones Whenever we hear of a heinous crime being committed against an innocent person on the news the question we all ask is:...

To the Men of Belize

By Thamar Jones Another young man got shot last night and that got me thinking about my own brother, my baby brother. My baby brother recently...

Say I love you

By Thamar Jones This one is for the lovers. V-day is fast approaching and what better way to get under the spell of love and...

Public Holiday for George Price’s Birthday

Contributed Making a public and bank holiday for the birthday of George Price is one of the most ludicrous decisions of this new PUP Government....

Valentine’s Day as a Single

By Thamar Jones If you’re not boo’ed up by now, chances are you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day as a single, which may seem like the...

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