Saturday, October 24, 2020

Headlines

UDP: Health of Belizeans first!

On Monday, the Hon. Patrick Faber, Leader of the United Democratic Party announced that the UDP would not organize or partake in any Nomination...

PUP: Covid Superspreader

The sight of hundreds of supporters of the People’s United Party engaging in activities that go contrary to protocols that were established to reduce...

UDP now has new Leadership

The Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, current Prime Minister of our great country Belize, has successfully taken the United Democratic Party (UDP) to win three...

40 COVID-19 deaths reported in the jewel

The number of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 40, with the most recent being three, two in the north and one in Belize...

28 prisoners break out of jail

Police are slowly rounding up 28 prisoners who escaped from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville on Monday, October 12. As we go to...

7 prisoners captured, 1 killed

The largest prison break in the history of Belize occurred on Monday, October 12. A total of 28 prisoners managed to overpower three prison...

Patrick Faber to be sworn in as Party Leader

Hon. Patrick Faber became the United Democratic Party’s new leader-elect on July 12, 2020. Since that election, he has taken over the on-the-ground operations...

Election date set for November 11th

General Elections have been set for Wednesday, November 11. The office of the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow made the announcement on Monday...

Johnny Briceno will fire teachers, public officers and road builders!

Leader of the People’s United Party, Johnny Briceño, has been on a tour of media houses and on every single one of his appearances,...

No free housing, says PUP

Julius Espat and the PUP’s attempt at forwarding a National Housing Project is outright disrespectful and degrading. Under normal circumstances, a potential Government in...

Politics

UDP: Health of Belizeans first!

On Monday, the Hon. Patrick Faber, Leader of the United Democratic Party announced that the UDP would not organize or partake in any Nomination...

PUP: Covid Superspreader

The sight of hundreds of supporters of the People’s United Party engaging in activities that go contrary to protocols that were established to reduce...

Arriving Belizeans do not have to quarantine

The National Oversight Committee (NOC) met as recently as Wednesday, October 14 where a number of adjustments with regards to COVID-19 regulations were made....

More than 1,100 active cases of COVID-19, 45 deaths to date

For more than just a few months now, the world has had to adapt in several aspects as it relates to the impacts of...

World Food Day observed in Belize

Belize celebrated World Food Day in a virtual ceremony in Belmopan on Friday. It was celebrated under the theme: “Grow. Nourish. Sustain. Together. Our...

Early marriage is a burden on the Belizean girl child

A document relating to a five-year Road Map to End Child Marriage and Early Unions (CMEU) in Belize has recently been released. The document...

Crime

No respect for Johnny

The Leader of the People’s United Party, Johnny Briceño, had committed to not have any motorcades for their nomination day activities. Despite that instruction,...

Nine prisoners remain on the lam

More than a week ago, on Monday, October 10, a total of 28 prisoners escaped from the Belize Central Prison located in Hattieville. Since...

Arraigned for murder

Police have been able to arrest and charge the man they believe to be responsible for the shooting murder of Shakeem Dennison. That man...

Got off possession of 54 pounds

Lyndroy Longsworth, a 35-year-old taxi driver of Belize City, was jointly charged along with his girlfriend, Kenisha Beaton with two counts of drug trafficking....

Busted with 26 pounds of weed

A truck driver of the Los Lagos community located Ladyville Village of the Belize District has been arrested and charged for the offense of...

Female cop and three women found with 23 pounds of weed

Officers of the Belize Police Department have recently made several sizable busts of illegal drugs including cannabis. Acting on information, Corozal Police were able...

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

Narco Jet buried

Police had to respond to the landing of yet another suspected drug plane on Sunday, October 11. They report that sometime around 4 a.m....

Understanding the Cybercrime Law

By Adriana Noble At its most basic level, cybercrime encompasses carrying out illegal activities by way of the internet or electronic devices. Victims of cybercrime...

The country that’s washing away

By Jem Smith If you should ever use Google, Bing, or nearly any other search engine to search for the least visited country in the...

Recognizing a veteran policeman

A corporal of the Belize Police Department (BPD), Cpl. Michael Herrera Sr., is being highlighted this week for his work of seventeen years within...

5000 cacao trees for Toledo farmers

Between April and May, large forest fires raged in the southern part of the country destroying hundreds of acres of forests. Also included in...

Hamira Awe from San Ignacio needs our help

Hamira Awe, a 24-year-old from San Ignacio Town is in urgent need of our help. Hamira Awe is a diabetic and mother of a...

Columns

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...

The Decline of Sugar City

By Wilfrido Novelo People who visit Orange Walk Town, popularly known as Sugar City, do so for many reasons. Orange Walk is the tacos capital...

Analyzing November 11, 2020

By Jamil Matar Even in 1998, when the People’s United Party was at its zenith of national approval and had coffers bursting at its seams,...

Have you tried being Good?

By Thamar Jones Growing up in a Christian home, I was raised with strong Christian values. Living in a Christian society, most of us were...

Options and Alternatives

By Jamil Matar I began drafting this discourse right after the US presidential debate concluded and I hope that the vestiges of the underperformance...

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