Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Headlines

Half a million for Contract officers in Office of the Prime Minister

In the run up to the General Elections, the PUP took umbrage to the number of contract officers that were hired by the UDP...

Diaz-Musa’s not qualified to be DHS

The Public Services Commission (PSC) met on Friday, February 19 for the first time since the change of administration. One of the items on...

GOB’S Manza-Malice can cost millions

The vindictiveness of the John-Briceño-led PUP government may soon cost the Belizean taxpayers millions in damages stemming from wrongful death lawsuits. These wrongful deaths...

Clean sweep firing at San Antonio Polyclinic

Since taking office in November of last year, the new PUP administration has been on an apparent never-ending rampage of firing persons throughout ministries...

Armed robbery at Lark Caye

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of piracy incidents and both the Police and Coast Guard have become more...

159 teachers on the chopping block of Ministry of Education

The Guardian Newspaper is reliably informed that at least 159 dismissal letters have been prepared for teachers who will be relieved of their services...

UDP ready for municipals

Municipal elections are scheduled for March 3, just a few days away, and the United Democratic Party is battle ready. On Monday, February 15,...

Answers to Commissioner of Inquiry in a single box

The Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government assets got underway on Monday, February 15. The first witnesses to be called included, former...

DHS Marvin Manzanero just about jobless

The nation came to see Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services (DHS), as a household name even before the first case of COVID-19...

Police facilitate theft of Grader

Police officers in the village of Mango Creek find themselves in the middle of what can only be described as the theft of a...

Politics

Half a million for Contract officers in Office of the Prime Minister

In the run up to the General Elections, the PUP took umbrage to the number of contract officers that were hired by the UDP...

Diaz-Musa’s not qualified to be DHS

The Public Services Commission (PSC) met on Friday, February 19 for the first time since the change of administration. One of the items on...

GOB’S Manza-Malice can cost millions

The vindictiveness of the John-Briceño-led PUP government may soon cost the Belizean taxpayers millions in damages stemming from wrongful death lawsuits. These wrongful deaths...

Clean sweep firing at San Antonio Polyclinic

Since taking office in November of last year, the new PUP administration has been on an apparent never-ending rampage of firing persons throughout ministries...

Is Manza’ Misconduct a Joke?

Contributed The rumor mills and Facebook are running like wild fire on Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero’s suspension. Reportedly, he has been placed...

Economy declined 13.1% in fourth quarter 2020

The Statistical Institute of Belize’s (SIB) preliminary fourth quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates showed that, during the months of October to December 2020,...

Crime

Second charged in relation to shooting of Jervis Valencia

Less than a month ago, an attack was made on the life of a notorious criminal figure, Jervis Valencia, also known as Jervis Diamond....

Teenager on bail for theft, may be charged for attempted murder

A teenager, who was charged and offered bail for theft, might be facing more serious charges pending the outcome of police investigations. 18-year-old Demetri...

Francis Ramos attacks civilian and responding police officer

An unprovoked chopping incident left one man hospitalized on Valentine’s Day weekend while a responding officer, who came under attack himself, was lucky to...

Man critically chopped

Two people are awaiting charges of attempted murder by police while a third man, identified as 36-year-old Jose Gonzalez, is fighting for his life...

Teenager shot on New Road

Police are investigating a shooting incident that landed a 19-year-old Belize City resident at the KHMH. Reports indicate that around 7:05p.m. on Monday February...

Two more home invasions

There have been a number of crimes taking place all over the country from incidents of piracy to home invasions. In Yemeri Grove, Toledo,...

Sports

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...

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...

Other News

Armed robbery at Lark Caye

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of piracy incidents and both the Police and Coast Guard have become more...

Pro Organic Belize hosts Dr. Rosita Arvigo

Well-known herbalist Dr. Rosita Arvigo, in a video conference with Pro-Organic Belize members last week, updated them on her 40 years’ experience of organic...

A student from Belmopan wins a writing prize

Kaylee Flowers, a fourth form student from Our Lady of Guadalupe High School (OLOGH) in Belmopan has shown great promise in writing. Kaylee Flowers...

Five persons escape from raging fire in San Ignacio

An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed the residence of Mercedes Carcamo from San Ignacio Town. The technician from the Climate Change Office escaped...

RTA leaves 1 dead and 3 injured

The life of 26-year-old Arita Vanzie of Roaring Creek was cut short after she and three others were involved in a horrific road traffic...

Noise pollution in Hillview, Santa Elena Town

A resident from the Hillview Area of Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District is complaining of incessant noise pollution in her neighbourhood. The...

Columns

Life isn’t always fair

By Thamar Jones Whenever we hear of a heinous crime being committed against an innocent person on the news the question we all ask is:...

To the Men of Belize

By Thamar Jones Another young man got shot last night and that got me thinking about my own brother, my baby brother. My baby brother recently...

Say I love you

By Thamar Jones This one is for the lovers. V-day is fast approaching and what better way to get under the spell of love and...

Public Holiday for George Price’s Birthday

Contributed Making a public and bank holiday for the birthday of George Price is one of the most ludicrous decisions of this new PUP Government....

Valentine’s Day as a Single

By Thamar Jones If you’re not boo’ed up by now, chances are you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day as a single, which may seem like the...

Hope for the Hopeless

By: Thamar Jones You’re trying to find a job, but never got a call back after your last interview. You’ve had a string of awful situationships...

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