Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Headlines

Airport won’t open by our own doing

Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow announced on Wednesday that the airport will not open as scheduled on August 15. PM Barrow lamented that...

An Economic Recovery Strategy

For what might seem to be forever now, but in reality has only been the last few months, we have been living in a...

COVID-19 Spikes in three days

A new record for Belize, as many as fifteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in a single day, and a “possible” fourteen more...

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...

Politics

Schools won’t open yet!

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow; Minister of Education, Hon. Patrick Faber and Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin along with Director of Health...

SSB awards 53 scholarships countrywide

53 students going into secondary, tertiary, and vocational educational levels have been blessed to receive scholarships awarded to them by the Social Security Board...

Second phase of COVID-19 Unemployment Relief and MSME Program rolls out

The second phase of the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Program along with assistance for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) has been rolled out. On...

Minister of National Security Visits Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve

Minister of National Security, Sen. Hon. Michael Peyrefitte, was accompanied by the Belize Coast Guard to visit an extensive coral reef complex known as...

Classroom Building handed over to MOE by US Government

On Friday, July 30, 2020, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the US Embassy in Belize held a ceremony to announce the handover of...

CWU and PBL Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement for Stevedores

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, the Christian Workers Union (CWU) and the Port of Belize Limited (PBL), in the presence of the Labour Department,...

Crime

Convicted of murder

One man has been found guilty of the 2017 murder of 44-year-old Jose Felix Ayuso, Jr. after appearing in the Supreme Court before Justice...

Bail for accused murderer, Jamie Patnett

A 25-year-old man accused of a 2017 murder has been granted Supreme Court bail. Jamie Patnett, the accused, had since been on remand but...

Immigration officers caught with 3.3 kilos of weed

Police have arrested two immigration officers and a driver after 3.3 kilos of marijuana were found inside a Mahindra pickup truck travelling towards Belize...

Shedrack White charged for murder

A dispute between two men on Wednesday, July 29 ended fatally for William Rubio, a resident of St. Matthews. It took place near the...

Two charged in connection to double murder

Police have been able to arrest and charge two men in relation to a shooting murder that took place in Santa Elena, Cayo. Minor...

Mason and accomplices sentenced to life in prison

The sentencing hearing for convicted murderers, William ‘Danny’ Mason, Keiron Fernandez, Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez and Ernest Castillo came to an end on Thursday,...

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

Belmopan at 50

With funds from a United Kingdom grant, construction in Belmopan started in 1966. But it was in 1970, that Government offices were moved to...

FFB and Punta Gorda Mayor sign MOU

On Friday July 31, 2020 FFB President Sergio Chuc and Punta Gorda Mayor Ashton McKenzie signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction...

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...

Columns

COVID-19 REMINDERS

By Thamar Jones The second wave of COVID- 19 is here and it is expected to further alter life in the Jewel at a time...

The Octopus

By Jamil Matar It is not my inclination to champion causes or to embark on crusades in these articles; I prefer to offer an opinion...

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:...

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