Saturday, May 15, 2021

Headlines

Negotiators offer unions Promissory Notes -Defacto Minister of Finance says not so!

The Unions and the Government have been negotiating for weeks now trying to arrive at an amicable solution to an impasse brought on by...

First woman, a Belizean, becomes CARICOM Secretary General

The news which came out of CARICOM on Tuesday of this week was met with great joy across the country, as it was announced...

Government Assets used for private gain

The Guardian Newspaper was this week forwarded pictures and video footage which shows a Government bulldozer along with an operator clearing a private piece...

Ex-common law burns woman and 3-year-old baby to death in St. Matthew’s

The hearts of just about everyone who has heard the news have been poured out to the family of 36-year-old Kendra Middleton and her...

Prime Minister Missing

The Prime Minister of Belize is missing! That is the impression that the general public has after it was announced that he would be...

Nature Conservancy agreement a good deal: 266,000 acres of land for Belizeans

In last Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate, Senator for Government Business Eamon Courtenay went into details of a land agreement between the Government of...

BNTU seeks compensation for Salary Cut

The Guardian Newspaper is reliably informed that the leadership of the Belize National Teacher’s Union may be softening up its position of the, ‘no...

One-month-old baby dies in San Ignacio

A one-month-old baby died under mysterious circumstances in San Ignacio Town on Friday. A post mortem on Majir Roaches is yet not available. Elizabeth Garbutt,...

STRIKE!

As of Monday, April 26th, the Belize National Teacher’s Union has engaged in strike action in protest of the Government of Belize’s decision to...

$0.00 for Social Assistance;$0.00 for COVID-19 Food Assistance

The People’s United Party administration this week completed the process of presenting the budget. We at The Guardian have been perusing some aspects of...

Politics

Negotiators offer unions Promissory Notes -Defacto Minister of Finance says not so!

The Unions and the Government have been negotiating for weeks now trying to arrive at an amicable solution to an impasse brought on by...

Government Assets used for private gain

The Guardian Newspaper was this week forwarded pictures and video footage which shows a Government bulldozer along with an operator clearing a private piece...

UDP congratulates Doctor Carla Barnett on appointment as CARICOM Secretary General

The United Democratic Party is elated at the historic appointment of Belize’s very own Doctor Carla Barnett as the new Secretary General of the...

Weed Minister Silent after Six Weekend Murders!

By Shane D. Williams Kareem Musa and the Commissioner of Police refuse to face the public after six murders in less than 48 hours. Musa...

Shyne on Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9th was observed as Mother’s Day. It is a special day set aside to pay tribute to mothers and it was something...

Superbond holders want IMF arrangement

The newly elected Briceño administration is in the throes of international backlash as superbond holders are refusing to even meet to renegotiate the bond...

Crime

Stabbing murder in Hope Creek, Stann Creek

Within hours on Friday, May 7, there were at least three separate incidents which resulted in four fatalities. The first took place in the...

No charges yet in the murder of Ortis Gladden

It was a violent night on Friday, May 7, with four fatalities reported by police in three different incidents. Two of those incidents took...

Teen kills teen in Belize City

A 17-year-old minor became the first in a series of murders that took place within Belize City in the last week, beginning on Thursday,...

Two murdered and one injured in Church Street shooting

The families of Raymond Garcia and Wayne Peteau are aching for their loved ones while trying to determine who would want the men dead....

Another murder in Belize City, Tyrone Young murdered on Armadillo Street

The seemingly endless spate of gun violence continued in Belize City on Monday, May 10. Just before 9:00 p.m. on Monday night, police responded...

Another shooting incident in Belize City, victim hospitalized

33-year-old Justin Richards, a resident of Santa Barbara Street in Belize City, is hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following an attack on...

Sports

2 more Belizean volleyball players receive scholarships to the US

Francis Hauze and Edgar Martinez, both Belizean volleyball players, have been gifted scholarships to pursue their studies in the United States of America. The...

Team Belize ready for Haiti

The Football Federation of Belize announced on Wednesday, March 24 that the football match scheduled between Belize and Haiti is going to be played....

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...

Other News

Missing man died from heat stroke

A family’s worst fears materialized on Thursday of last week after the body of Armenia resident, Alex Guzman was found. The decomposing body was...

Time for A Bold Step Forward, The Tougher You Are, The More Credible You Are!

By Rudolph Williams The last time we heard of the massive contamination of the New River and the stink caused by fish kills was less...

Live and Let Live- a movement against discrimination

“In Belize we believe in treating others the way we would want to be treated,” “Discrimination isn’t a Belizean value”, and “Respect and fairness...

Two foremost Belizean authors share their experiences

University of Belize lecturer Ivory Kelly recently shared interviews with two notable authors, who reside in Belize City, and have made a career in...

Illegal logging in River Valley Area

Residents of the Belize River Valley are complaining that over the past few weeks, a number of illegal logging operations have been taking place...

Belizean twin sisters head to Jamaica on athletic scholarships

Twin sisters Ashanti and Ashonti Carr are making their family and the wider Belizean community proud with their recent athletic and academic achievements. The...

Columns

Pretty Gang

By Thamar Jones How do we define beauty? What exactly makes something or someone attractive? They say, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ I...

The value of your life

By Thamar Jones Imagine for a second that it’s the day of your funeral. That your time on earth is over. Your loved ones are...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

By Thamar Jones “…it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch...

How to make sure Love doesn’t hurt By Thamar Jones “…love is a magical mystery; let young love be an enjoyable, not painful, experience.” Today I find...

It is the simple things

By Thamar Jones The simple joys of life are what give it meaning and purpose. Yes, it feels pretty great to vacation in an exotic...

The Power of the Schedule

By Thamar Jones Some of the best creative minds of all times have had to find ways to balance their time between work and their...

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