Thursday, December 3, 2020

Headlines

Crime out of Control; Covid out of Control

Over the past two weeks since the People’s United Party have taken over the reigns of government, Belizeans have literally been dying left, right...

One man is winning

The PUP’s Election slogan was ‘Everybody fi win’ but it seems that the slogan has gone from everybody to ‘only Ashcroft fi win’. In...

Canoes returned to border jumpers

It made headlines in the middle of August when a number of canoes were confiscated by police in northern villages in an effort to...

Same old… Same old

Belizeans ask for resignation of newly appointed CEO’s On Tuesday, November 17, there were announcements made of new CEO’s in various ministries. Those that caught...

No portfolio for losers

With a 26 to five electoral victory, the Johnny Briceño led PUP administration was faced with trying to appease a great deal of individuals,...

The UDP Winners

General elections were held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and despite COVID-19 still being a very real threat, the people came out to vote....

PUP Wins; Let the Pillaging Begin!

As we go to press tonight November 11, we know that the People’s United Party will form the next government. At 9:15, Leader of...

PUP have money envy

We could not see the foam at the mouths of Julius Espat, Johnny Briceño and Eamon Courtenay on Tuesday of this week as they...

Diesel drops below $8 a gallon

The Ministry of Finance announces effective Thursday, November 5, 2020, the pump price for diesel will decrease by 39 cents from $8.33 to $7.94...

Bella Vista and Santa Cruz under curfew

The National Oversight Committee (NOC) held its last meeting on November 2 and it has now been dissolved. As their last act, they have...

Politics

Crime out of Control; Covid out of Control

Over the past two weeks since the People’s United Party have taken over the reigns of government, Belizeans have literally been dying left, right...

One man is winning

The PUP’s Election slogan was ‘Everybody fi win’ but it seems that the slogan has gone from everybody to ‘only Ashcroft fi win’. In...

Canoes returned to border jumpers

It made headlines in the middle of August when a number of canoes were confiscated by police in northern villages in an effort to...

125 COVID-19 deaths to date; more than 2,300 still active

Since the last edition of the Guardian Newspaper on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, there have been as many as 29 more COVID-19 related dates,...

No CEO’s yet appointed

In a late evening recorded statement on Wednesday November 18, Prime Minister Johnny Briceño backpedaled on the appointment of CEO’s. Earlier last week, it...

Still no plan to fight COVID-19

It seems that some great level of confusion is the only thing that is guiding the PUP administration in its first two weeks in...

Crime

Dalla van operator killed

Gun violence in Belize City seems to be ceaseless as a Dalla van operator was shot and killed as he plied his trade on...

Two unrelated murders within hours of each other in Belize City

The city erupted in gun violence early in the day on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with the shooting and attempted murder of Charles Young...

Medical attendant shot in the head

Police in Belize City are investigating a murder which claimed the life of a 20-year-old medical attendant. Reports indicate that the young man, Devin...

Shooting in the city almost claims the life of Charles Young Jr.

There was a shooting which took place near Western Avenue’s intersection with Ordonez Street in Belize City on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. It took...

Investigation of murder in Corozal

Corozal Police are investigating a murder which took place in the northernmost district of Corozal on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. At around 4:30 that...

Police make arrest in Menzies’ murder

A 22-year-old man, Jeffrey Contreras, had been remanded to the Hattieville Central Prison on a charge of abetment to commit murder following the killing...

Sports

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...

Louisiana Government School girls and Wesley Upper School boys’ captures National Primary Schools Basketball championship

The National Primary School Basketball Championship was played on Friday 6th March 2020 at Mexico Sports Centre in Belize City. There were three (3) schools...

Other News

Wife of late Cpl. Anibal Mena receives financial support

As part of the Belize Police Department’s Action Plan 2020-2030, there was an emphasis on health and life benefits. The Plan was implemented under...

A man from Cayo narrowly escapes death

An entrepreneur narrowly escaped death on Saturday in front of Boiton’s Bar-B-Que in Santa Elena, Cayo. Nerry Adonay Montuse Lemus, 49, is lucky to...

Man drowns after canoe capsizes

The body of a missing man whose motorized canoe capsized two days prior, was retrieved from the waters in Franks Eddy, Cayo on Friday,...

New study suggests Belizean ancestors were consuming corn for thousands of years

Archaeologists studying an ancient Maya settlement in Belize have made an amazing discovery. They’ve concluded that people have been eating maize or corn for...

Legal Counsel at Ministry of Natural Resources detained

On the morning immediately following General Elections in Belize, there was some commotion at the Ministry of Natural Resources office in Belmopan. Llewellyn Usher,...

Historic floods cause by hurricane Eta

The remnants of Hurricane Eta brought a downpour over most of the country of Belize. In western Belize, it caused both the Macal and...

Columns

I’ve got a feeling…

By Thamar Jones Late November and the “Christmas feeling” was eerily absent. Blame it on Covid, blame it on the floods or the frightening surge...

Vote because your Future depends on it

By Thamar Jones If you are 18 years of age or older, here’s hoping you had taken the initiative to become a registered voter and...

Which blue wave?

By Jamil Matar This is my last submission before the November 11, 2020 General Elections here in our little jewel. It is ironic that many...

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...

The Hippocratic Oath

By Jamil Matar Even when sometimes I have difficulty remembering if I turned off the fan in the living room a little while ago, I...

Our Government, Our Belize

By Thamar Jones The AIDS epidemic. Poverty. Job creation. Re-skilling the workforce. A lack of quality education. Belize/Guatemala border resolution. Whose job is it to...

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