Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Headlines

PSU says Strike!

On Wednesday April 7, the Public Service Union held a series of consultations with its membership during which they were appraised of the negotiations...

Government protecting hustles

The Government of Belize had representatives negotiating with the unions to make them accept a 10% salary cut and increment freeze for the next...

GOB presses with 10% salary cut- They propose exempting public officers earning $12,000 or less

The Government of Belize and the Unions remain locked in negotiations on the proposed 3-year 10% salary cut and increment freeze which seeks to...

Budget to be read on April 9th

As we go to into the Easter Holidays, the unions say that they will remain engaged in negotiations with government during these holidays. It...

Attack against Career Public Officers Continues

By Shane D. Williams In the early days of this PUP administration, ministers and other senior appointed officials have been determined to exercise their unquestionable...

Belize receives more than 33,000 COVID-19 vaccines

The country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is well underway with its vaccination process which started at the beginning of the month. This...

No budget: No Plan

The Briceño administration is trying to navigate a financial quagmire and as it does so, it has announced that the Budget Presentation, which was...

Gas prices up over $2 in 4 months

There have been no less than 14 gas price increases since the PUP got into office on November 11, 2020. They can be enumerated...

STUPIDITY ON STEROIDS

On Monday of this week, we received an invitation to a press conference that was to be hosted by Delroy Herrera Sr., on Tuesday,...

Unions tell GOB take a Cut Yourself

To formally respond to proposals made by the Briceno-led government, particularly the suggestions of wage cuts and the freeze of increments, unions held a...

Politics

PSU says Strike!

On Wednesday April 7, the Public Service Union held a series of consultations with its membership during which they were appraised of the negotiations...

Government protecting hustles

The Government of Belize had representatives negotiating with the unions to make them accept a 10% salary cut and increment freeze for the next...

Can’t even afford Ramen

In the run up to the General Elections, the PUP complained bitterly that the only meal that Belizeans could afford was Ramen noodles. Fast...

Prices for whole chicken and chicken cuts to increase

It has now been confirmed that the prices currently being paid by consumers when purchasing whole chicken and chicken parts will increase. This increase...

Dr. Carla Barnett nominated for CARICOM Secretary General post

Former Deputy Secretary General of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), Belize’s own Dr. Carla Barnett PhD CBE, has now been nominated for the organization’s top post,...

Briceño’s Ministry Threatens Public Servants- When Will PSU Stand Up for Members?

By Shane D. Williams Smack in the middle of an effective retrenchment, the Briceño administration has launched a preemptive strike to dissuade public officers from...

Crime

She killed her sister-in-law

As families celebrated their Easter weekend across the country, the family of 24-year-old Venecia Staine spent their Easter Sunday mourning the loss of their...

Police arrest suspect in Clifford Hyde Murder

Police have arrested and charged Hugh Daniel Middleton 26, of Roaring Creek Village for the murder of Clifford Hyde and the attempted murder of...

Reward offered for US fugitive

A reward of 50 thousand US dollars is being offered by the US government for information leading to the arrest of Raymond “RJ” McLeod....

Belizean cleared of piracy charges, another on the lam

In last week’s edition of the Guardian Newspaper, we reported that a group of Belizean men were busted in Puerto Cortez, Honduras with stolen...

Two men to stand trial for triple murder

It was on June 4, 2019 that the news of the horrific triple murder of Alarice Andrewin and two others inside her home at...

2 freed from home invasion and attempted murder charges

In May 2020, the home of 61-year-old Michael Avilez located in the Ladyville community of the Belize district was broken into by two persons....

Sports

2 more Belizean volleyball players receive scholarships to the US

Francis Hauze and Edgar Martinez, both Belizean volleyball players, have been gifted scholarships to pursue their studies in the United States of America. The...

Team Belize ready for Haiti

The Football Federation of Belize announced on Wednesday, March 24 that the football match scheduled between Belize and Haiti is going to be played....

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...

Other News

Belize Coast Guard Cadets Graduate from Mexican Naval Academy

The Belize Coast Guard takes this opportunity to congratulate Officer Cadets Ruby Jimenez and Anthony Aguilar on the successful completion of their commissioning course...

UDP OPEN AND TRANSPARENT- PUP DODGING AND HIDING

On Tuesday April 6, in the middle of a financial crisis, the new fiscal year having already begun, but no budget even read yet,...

Mennonites on the Social Assistance Line

The Government of Belize continues to provide some level of social assistance to Belizeans. On Wednesday, the Guardian received an image which tells how...

Clean Sweep of Employees at San Pedro Town Council

The newly elected Town Council in San Pedro is going about a campaign of outright victimization against persons they believe to be supporters of...

Fatal RTA in San Joaquin, Corozal

We have officially passed the Lenten season, a time when it is believed that road traffic accidents are more frequent, but on Wednesday, April...

Easter Monday fatal RTA

Roaring Creek police responded to the scene of an accident at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5 where they met the motionless body...

Columns

The Power of the Schedule

By Thamar Jones Some of the best creative minds of all times have had to find ways to balance their time between work and their...

Speak Kindly: Remember you’re listening

By Thamar Jones “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa We have been taught that, grievous words...

Let go and Let God

By Thamar Jones What a year this month has been. We’re all stressed, and there’s too much of everything happening, so I want to share...

Preventing Teenagers from Getting Contraceptives Puts Teens at Risk

By Thamar Jones Today, in Belize, sexually active teenagers can walk into a clinic or drugstore and get contraceptives to protect themselves against unplanned pregnancies...

The Millenials’ Pursuit of Purpose

By Thamar Jones Today’s young adults, myself included, have been nurtured to value happiness and personal satisfaction a great deal. Young people today more than...

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:...

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