Friday, September 18, 2020

Headlines

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...

Up to 760 positive cases of COVID-19

The most recently shared data from the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s Office of the Director of Health Services (DHS) reports that another 30 positive...

Teaching of students resumes

Ministry of Education is accelerating its programs With the onset of the new school year, the Ministry of Education is now rapidly expanding its programs...

Politics

More than 1,000 active cases of COVID-19, death toll at 16

There are now 1,024 active cases of COVID-19 in the country with the greatest concentration in the Orange Walk District. The most...

A greener Cayo North

Cayo North is becoming greener. The office of the Cayo North Division has announced that it continues to lead the way in...

Hurricane Nana hits Belize as category 1, heavy winds and little rain to southern Belize

Within days, Tropical Storm Nana quickly developed into the threat of a category one hurricane upon making landfall in Belize. This caused...

PGIA set to reopen October 1

There have been several dates set out by when the country’s only international airport, the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), would be reopened. But...

Formal Cattle Export to Mexico

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has announced that a total of 241 heads of cattle from Blue Creek, Orange Walk were officially exported...

Lighthouse at Hunting Caye Renamed to Thomas “Lester” Garbutt Lighthouse

On August 29, 2020, an official ceremony was held for the renaming of the lighthouse at Hunting Caye. In honour of its former operator,...

Crime

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...

George Pech fined $500 for stealing a bike

George Pech, a 27-year-old construction worker and resident of San Roman, Corozal has been fined $500 after pleading guilty to theft of...

San Pedro residents busted with more than 3 kilos of crack cocaine

Three residents of San Pedro are on remand at the Belize Central...

Five years for burglary

Luis Paiz is a 19-year-old resident of San Pedro, who has been sentenced to five years at the Belize Central Prison following...

Nelson Miguel killed over ‘man issues’

Belize City Police are investigating the murder of a Dangriga resident, who had relocated to the city since the start of the...

Three bullets land Ashton Garbutt on remand

An 18-year-old resident of the Lord’s Bank community in the Belize District is on remand at the Belize Central Prison. Ashton Garbutt...

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

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...

Miss Belmopan, Myra Sibrian, is the new Queen of the Bay-designate

September usually marks the opening of the country’s month of national and patriotic celebrations. It typically houses a myriad of activities from the Carnival...

Police urged to use discretion

The charge of failing to wear a face mask or other mouth covering was dismissed against Tyron Lucas, a 23-year-old person with a mental...

Columns

“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...

Can your patriotism survive the Pandemic?

By Thamar Jones If there is one month that Belizeans eagerly await it is September. From St. George’s Caye Day on September 10 to National...

“Dogs that learn to eat eggs…”

By Jamil Matar I am not a medical doctor, or even a bush doctor. All I know to do is to recommend moringa, lime and...

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