Monday, November 23, 2020

Headlines

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...

Tablets have arrived

On Tuesday, October 27, the Ministry of Education handed over 85 fully loaded Tablets to members of the Youth Leadership Council, all high school...

Is Usher the Real COVID SUPERSPREADER?

Over the weekend, news started to circulate which suggested that the PUP’s Port Loyola candidate Gilroy Usher had a number of persons out on...

Promissory Note for Blu Votes

A few days ago we were shown a photo of PROMISSORY NOTE issued to a Port Loyola voter by the PUP’s Port Loyola candidate...

Politics

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...

The Implications of an illegal cattle trade

One day after the general elections, on Thursday November 12, Jose Abelardo Mai told Jules Vasquez that, “As we were driving up to Belmopan...

Nearly 100 COVID-19 related deaths, 2,164 active cases

November 17 marked exactly one year since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered and reported. This first case was identified in Wuhan, China...

No plan to fight Covid

It has been a week since the PUP won the elections by a landslide and even after that period of time, there is no...

KHMH marks World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is marked annually on November 17 and this year, it is being held under the theme “Together for babies born too...

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,...

Crime

Murder on Holy Emmanuel

Police in the Belize District had their hands full, having to respond to two murders within hours of each other on Monday, November 16,...

Delroy Chaplin murdered in Ladyville

Often times when a murder is connected to some illegal gang activity, it is a dispute between rival gangs which leads to the murder....

Mennonite released after being caught border jumping

On Tuesday morning, a Mennonite man identified as Cornie Nelson was caught by police and customs officials in the Blue Creek Area coming into...

Mennonite released after being caught border jumping

On Tuesday morning, a Mennonite man identified as Cornie Nelson was caught by police and customs officials in the Blue Creek Area coming into...

Man pulls firearm at neighbor

A resident of Mayflower Street in Belize City is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was accused of pulling a gun...

No foul play suspected in body of Guatemalan found

The lifeless body of a Guatemalan man was found floating in the sea some five miles northeast of Hunting Caye. The discovery was made...

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

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...

Ambulance for Corozal Hospital

On Monday, November 9, a UAF C-17 cargo airplane landed at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) with an ambulance on board. The vehicle...

Hurrican Eta

Hurricane Eta made landfall off the coast of Nicaragua on Monday evening and has caused major damage to low lying areas in that country...

Biden posed to be president

Belize City, Belize (November 4, 2020) – A day after the presidential election in the United States, there has been no winner declared. At...

Columns

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...

Prognostication

By Jamil Matar Regardless of your political preference, you must admit that these days we are being deluged with “scholarly” exposés from synthetic academics on...

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