Monday, August 3, 2020

Headlines

10 million dollars in assistance to tourism sector

The Government of Belize announced on Wednesday, July 29th that 10 million dollars is being made available for tourism industry operators as loans for...

Leader elect on the move

Following the convention for party leader of the United Democratic Party which took place on Sunday, July 12, Hon. Patrick Faber, who emerged victorious,...

Boots has Mahler shaking

Area Representative for Port Loyola, Hon. Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez has expressed interest in running in the Pickstock division. The four-time area representative had announced...

GOB defending Port Workers

The Attorney General, on behalf of the Labor Commissioner filed an application for an injunction to stop the Port of Belize from firing 36...

Ashcroft’s Port fires 36 workers

Thirty-six workers of the Port of Belize have been terminated. In a most unceremonious manner, they all received a text message at 11 on...

Police high command did not authorize violence at the Port

Commissioner of the Belize Police Department (BPD) Chester Williams says that he is in the process of determining what caused tensions to rise at...

Strength in Unity

-Saldivar embraces Faber Hon. John Saldivar met with the new UDP Leader-Elect, Hon. Patrick Faber on Wednesday, July 8 at Faber’s offices in Belmopan. After...

Forward with Faber

-UDP elects New Party Leader The United Democratic Party held a convention on Sunday, July 12 during which a new party leader was elected. In...

US$12.4 Million from World Bank for COVID-19 relief

On Tuesday, July 14, the World Bank announced that it will provide the Government of Belize US$12.4 million for social assistance to poor and vulnerable...

GOB sets $14M to assist small businesses

The Government of Belize is preparing to execute an initiative to assist micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which have greatly suffered the ill...

Politics

New Polyclinic to be constructed in the Garden City

A ceremony was held on Monday, July 27 to break ground for the Belmopan Polyclinic II, which will be located on the compound of...

India donates USD$127,000 worth of medicine to MOH

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the High Commission of India handed over a donation of USD$127,000 worth of medicine and other equipment to the...

BEL donates to Ministry of Education

On Tuesday, July 29, the Belize Electricity Limited donated $50,000 to the Ministry of Education. The funds are to be used specifically for the...

Three senior officers of the BPD placed on administrative leave

Following events at the Port of Belize Ltd. (PBL) where riot and militant police force was used against orders of the Commissioner of Police...

Port and its workers still on stalemate

Business at the Port of Belize (PBL) has come to a stop for an entire week now and there is no telling when operations...

New “Resident birds of Belize” Stamps

The Belize Postal Service has released a new set of Definitive Postage Stamps entitled “Resident Birds of Belize”. The fourteen stamps, ranging from. $0.05...

Crime

Four years for forging Nationality Documents

In 2017, two men were charged for a forgery related scheme. Fast-forward to 2020 and one of those men made it to trial. Mark...

Pizza man porter killed in robbery

A candlelight vigil was organized on Tuesday July 28 in Ladyville, following the murder of well-known pizza house owner, Orin Velasquez. He was at...

Stevedore arraigned for attempted arson at Belize Bank

Kareem Arnold, a 37-year-old stevedore at the Port of Belize Ltd. (PBL), has been arrested, charged, and arraigned on a count of attempted arson....

Two remanded for the murder of Egbert Baldwin

Egbert Emmanuel Baldwin was the victim of a fatal shooting incident which took place after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020. For this...

Murder trial ends in nolle prosequi

A Belize City resident accused of the 2016 shooting murder of Lincoln Robinson is now a free man. His freedom comes after Senior Crown...

Tevin Abraham remanded for armed robbery

There was an armed robbery which took place at the Bowen and Bowen Sales Center located in Ladyville Village, Belize District. At around 6:30...

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

Captain Bennett Pursues Higher Military Education in the United Kingdom

Coast Guard Headquarters, July 29, 2020. The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Captain Elton Bennett, is scheduled to undertake a year of study at...

Belizean selected as Provost to an International University

A renowned Belizean scientist—in the pinnacle of his career—has been appointed to a distinguished position, which has brought great pride to our nation. NYUAD...

LOCUST ALERT

The Ministry of Agriculture and farmers in western Belize are on high alert after reports are that a swarm of locusts may be making...

DPP has authority to appeal Supreme Court Judge decisions says CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the right to appeal decisions given by the...

Motor crash claims life in Cayo

A young man is dead following a traffic accident on the much-traversed La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena Town in Cayo shortly before...

Oscar Mira charged

Oscar Mira, the PUP hopeful in Belmopan finds himself in trouble with the law after he crashed into a parked vehicle while he was...

Columns

Every gambler knows…

By Jamil Matar There is a common perception that the public service is inherently inefficient compared to the private sector. Some people regard public servants...

Do you have what it Takes?

By Thamar Jones So, you want to be an “it girl” (or guy) but you’re not sure how—or where to start. First off—what is the...

All about the Money

By Thamar Jones If you’re a teen or young adult, you are in a very powerful position to develop good money habits that can put...

Excited for Summer

By Thamar Jones When we were kids, summer activities were a great escape. My only goal each day was to figure out the bigger thrill:...

Picking sense out of nonsense

By Jamil Matar Those of us who grew up with law enforcement officers in our family can recall snippets of court proceedings related by these...

New School Year, New Me, New opportunity to Excel

By Thamar Jones The long drawn out hiatus from work and school is all but over and if you are a student it is time...

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