Monday, July 6, 2020

Headlines

CCJ rules against Belize again

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) handed down a judgement on June 30 which has overturned two local rulings on Government’s takeover of the...

Senators drag their feet on Immigration Senate Report

The Guardian has confirmed that a draft of the Special Senate report on Immigration irregularities has been sent to the participating senators for input....

Bigotry in Sand Hill

When someone else’s safety and acceptance is on the line, your personal discomfort comes in a very distant second. –Courtney Milan It is a sad...

4-Way race for UDP leader

After months of anticipation, a date has been set for a convention to select a new leader for the United Democratic Party. Following consultations,...

IDB approves US $12M for unemployment relief

The Inter-American Development Bank announced on Monday June 22 that it has approved a US $12 Million dollar loan to the Government of Belize....

New Police sub-station at Roaring Creek

Crime in the Roaring Creek community in western Belize has been almost always quite high. These undoubtedly put a strain on police resources but...

CBC’s assets frozen by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order against Channel Broadcasting Cable (CBC) freezing their assets. The order tells CBC that they cannot dispose...

Second wave of COVID-19 in Belize likely to come from border jumpers

For more than fifty days, we had gone without reporting any positive cases of SARS-CoV2, better known as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, in...

More COVID-19 cases being imported

After around eight weeks without reporting a positive case of COVID-19 in Belize, the Ministry of Health had announced two new cases in a...

Ministry of Education to continue financial assistance programs

The Ministry of Education, headed by the Minister, Hon. Patrick Faber, Chief Executive Officer Deborah Domingo and Chief Education Officer, Dr. Carol Babb, held...

Politics

No more State of Emergency

The State of Emergency which was over the country for roughly three months expired at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. A number of...

Senators drag their feet on Immigration Senate Report

The Guardian has confirmed that a draft of the Special Senate report on Immigration irregularities has been sent to the participating senators for input....

Bigotry in Sand Hill

When someone else’s safety and acceptance is on the line, your personal discomfort comes in a very distant second. –Courtney Milan It is a sad...

New findings show Sars-CoV-2 can affect the brain

Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects...

PGIA set to reopen in August

It has been months of uncertainty surrounding the resumption of services at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) due to the still looming threat...

Taiwan donates 5,000 COVID-19 Antibody Rapid Tests Kits to Belize

Belmopan. July 1, 2020. The Embassy of Taiwan today, July 1st, donated 5,000 COVID-19 antibody rapid test kits to Belize. These test kits are developed...

Crime

Corporal on bail for ten counts of forgery

An officer of the Belize Police Department has been charged with ten counts of forgery. It seems that this officer, Oscar Itch, has been...

Cop arrested for theft

A police officer attached to the San Ignacio Formation has been arrested and placed on interdiction following a report of theft. Police Constable Roy...

Robert Usher on bail for sexual assault

An unemployed resident of the Hattieville community located in the Belize District appeared in court to answer to the very serious offense of sexual...

Murder in Bullet tree

The body of 52-year-old Isaias Oroman, a Guatemalan national, was found in some bushes near the Bullet Tree Road in Cayo. This horrific discovery...

Eight granted Supreme Court bail; two for murder

On Friday, June 26, 2020, as many fifteen persons stood before Justice Colin Williams of the Supreme Court for bail applications. David Arnold, Anthony...

Crack cocaine lands “Pulu” Smith in court

Elsworth “Pulu” Smith, an alleged drug trafficker, was before the court on Friday, June 26, 2020. The Belize City resident appeared before Senior Magistrate...

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

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...

Understanding the hidden tracks of SARS-CoV-2

The virus that causes COVID-19 is a formidable foe. By tracing its tracks and behavior inside the human body cell machinery, we can ultimately...

Massive Sahara dust covers Belize

When we woke up on Tuesday, our normally blue and sunny sky was tinged with hues of brown and darker than normal. What looks...

Cost for lobster gone down by half

The lobster season in Belize opened on June 15 and generally, it would be a time for the annual Lobster Fest in Caye Caulker,...

They forgot Brutus

On Sunday, June 7, Joseph Emmanuel Brown or Joseph Panting better know as ‘Brutus’, passed away. He was the Sergeant-at-Arms for the People’s United...

Columns

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...

Advice for the Non-Believer Pt. 2

By Thamar Jones If I were to ask you, do you believe you can make $1 today? The answer would be “Yes, of course”. And...

“If wishes were horses…”

By Jamil Matar Before I delve into my routine political patter, let me share a personal observation concerning the current situation in our country today....

Advice for the Non-Believer

By Thamar Jones I am on a journey to radically change my life and I want to take you on that journey with me. I...

Yoga, Ayurveda and the Covid Pandemic

By Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner of India to Belize Six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated 21 June, the date of the summer...

Double or nothing?

By Jamil Matar Sometimes I find that there is a scarcity of political topics to develop, which leaves me trolling the net in all the...

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