Sunday, September 20, 2020

Headlines

15,500 tablets for high schoolers

During a meeting of the National Assembly held on Wednesday, September 16, the UDP government introduced a bill in which it is seeking to...

BTL chairman resigns

Chairman of Belize Telemedia Limited, Nestor Vasquez, submitted his resignation from the position in the company on Tuesday, September 15. A day later, BTL...

UDP Leader helping in the south

Hurricane Nana made landfall in the south of the country on the morning of Thursday September 3. While the storm did not...

PC Bernard Ical missing in the jungle for 5 days

After nearly a week of collective search and rescue efforts, Police Constable Bernard Ical has been found and reunited with his family....

Said Musa gone; Fort George at play

Former Prime Minister, Said Musa has indicated to his party that he will no longer contest the Fort George Division. Musa made...

Police break up Covid party

Police have placed an entire family including eight minors and at least 12 adults in quarantine after they were forced to break...

16 million dollars for agriculture relief

Belize will strengthen its response to the socioeconomic hardship caused by COVID-19 with a US$8 million reallocation of funds from the World Bank to...

Link Road complete

Work has been concluded on the Airport Link Road Project, which connects the villages of Western Paradise at Mile 8 on the George Price...

Angel Campos will run in Corozal Southwest

Hon. Dr. Angel Campos, the current area representative for Corozal Southwest will be contesting the upcoming General Elections. He made the announcement via a...

PUP recycles 12-YEAR-OLD HEALTHCARE POLICY

On Wednesday, the PUP pulled out all the surgical tape and sutures it could get its hands on and pieced together a combination of...

Politics

15,500 tablets for high schoolers

During a meeting of the National Assembly held on Wednesday, September 16, the UDP government introduced a bill in which it is seeking to...

BTL chairman resigns

Chairman of Belize Telemedia Limited, Nestor Vasquez, submitted his resignation from the position in the company on Tuesday, September 15. A day later, BTL...

COVID-19’s 19th death in Belize, 846 active cases remain

The latest numbers from the Office of the Director of Health Services report that 27 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified. With that,...

“Fake News vs. Facts”

Being able to separate fact from fiction in any scenario can prove useful to anyone. The term “fake news” has, for some time now,...

Update on the Food Assistance Programme

The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation continues to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including through the COVID-19 Food...

Almost 20 thousand receive cash from unemployment relief program

As of Monday, September 14 some 18,364 payments had been sent to the National Bank of Belize for persons to receive cash under the...

Crime

Whitfield Fisher is arrested and charged for Kelly Street murder

An argument turned into a fatal stabbing incident which left 34-year-old Andrew Flores dead at his Kelly Street home. It took place on Thursday,...

22-year-old remanded on charges of murder and attempted murder

A deadly shooting incident on Faber’s Road in Belize City which has left one dead and another injured has landed one of the victim’s...

Car dealer fined $2k for unlicensed bullet proof vest

For having an unlicensed bullet proof vest in his possession, James Eddison Joseph has been fined $2,000. According to the police, a search of...

11 taken to court for gathering at a private residence

After spending more than a week in quarantine awaiting results of COVID-19 tests, eleven persons were taken to court for gathering at a private...

Big Tom arrested for forcing a sexual act

Over the weekend, a video began to circulate on social media where a young woman was being forced to perform fellatio on...

78-year-old and 26-year-old charged jointly for weed possession

A Belama grandmother and grandson have been jointly charged for possession of weed. Brenda Vasquez, 78, and...

Sports

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...

Verdes FC maintains lead in Closing Season competition

The Premier League of Belize Closing Season competition continued over the last weekend with three games on the schedule. On Sunday 1st March, at the...

Other News

Policeman dies following traffic accident

Corporal of Police Anibal Mena has died following a traffic accident. Mena passed away while undergoing treatment at the KHMH on Friday, September 11. Mena...

Fatal RTA on the Philip Goldson

Oliver Peters, a resident of Belize City, was the victim of a fatal road traffic accident that took place in Belize City on Monday,...

Duplicating the Forest Garden model from a Cayo School

As primary schools open on distance learning platforms nationwide this week, the Santa Familia Primary School in the Cayo District is considered...

Amidst the crisis and fear, agriculture is a passport to the future

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in Belize has communicated with us a regional message from prominent experts to coincide...

PC Anibal Mena critical after RTA in Corozal

An officer of the Belize Police Department is hospitalized in a critical condition following a road traffic accident which took place in...

Jerry Pop, Coast Guard, killed in RTA

A 20-year-old member of the Belize Coast Guard, was the victim of a fatal traffic accident which took place on the Southern...

Columns

Living the Belizean Dream

By Thamar Jones What is The Belizean Dream? We have all heard of the American Dream. It is the Belizean dream any different? Well... Do Belizeans...

Low Energy 2020 Campaign

By Jamil Matar I recently noted a couple of missed calls from a steadfast friend, Mr. Jaime Alonzo, from here in OWT. Jaime is a...

“Bad-mind pipple”

By Jamil MatarI wanted to take a pass this week because of a chewing accident, but I decided to put something together...

Build True Self-Confidence from Within

By Thamar JonesWhen I was a teenager—thirteen, fourteen, fifteen years old, I was an ugly little thing with frumpy hair and frumpy...

You against the Gods

By Thamar Jones I wish that I could heal the world Calm your fears and give you peace I wish that I could rid this planet of all...

Head of the class

By Jamil Matar It still confounds me how my district managed to skyrocket to the head of the class with respect to the number of...

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