Sunday, June 20, 2021

Headlines

PUP Implementing IMF Plan, IMF Happy, Belizeans Sad!

The People’s United Party has been claiming that it will be implementing a homegrown plan to take the country out of the economic problems...

Illegal Trade Sanctioned by Briceño Administration

It is the norm that when countries engage in trade, for it to be legal, it needs the supervision of various authorities including customs,...

U.S President’s Son-in-Law in Belize

Howar Krein, the son-in-law of U.S. President, Joe Biden, is in Belize, reportedly on vacation. The doctor who married President Biden’s daughter, Ashley Blazer...

Change of Working Hours Not Sitting Well with Public Officers

We are not certain if it is ineptitude or vindictiveness on the part of the Government, but the change of working hours for public...

New Street with New Potholes

The Belize City Council over the past 3 and a half years has done very little to improve the road conditions in Belize City....

New Pay scales indicate no salary cut for Contract officers

The Ministry of Finance has published an updated pay scale list for public officers to include salaries for Permanent Public Officers, Teachers, Open Vote...

A UDP legacy: Paving begins on Coastal Road

Over the weekend work took place to begin the paving of portions of the Coastal Road. In November of 2016, a grant was issued...

PUP says, Nothing for Dangriga; Commerce Bight will remain closed!

The issue of the Commerce Bight Port, or as it is better known, the Jetty Pier, is one that slipped past the headlines; but...

$30,000 bail for Jasmin Hartin

After spending exactly 8 days at the Hattieville Central Prison, attorney for Jasmin Hartin, Godfrey Smith, on Wednesday June 9th, successfully argued for her...

Salary cut for public officers; Salary increase for Elvia Vega

On Tuesday, June 1, Elvia Vega, Area Representative for Corozal Bay received a hefty salary increase. While the public officers and teachers across the...

Politics

PUP Implementing IMF Plan, IMF Happy, Belizeans Sad!

The People’s United Party has been claiming that it will be implementing a homegrown plan to take the country out of the economic problems...

Illegal Trade Sanctioned by Briceño Administration

It is the norm that when countries engage in trade, for it to be legal, it needs the supervision of various authorities including customs,...

U.S President’s Son-in-Law in Belize

Howar Krein, the son-in-law of U.S. President, Joe Biden, is in Belize, reportedly on vacation. The doctor who married President Biden’s daughter, Ashley Blazer...

Change of Working Hours Not Sitting Well with Public Officers

We are not certain if it is ineptitude or vindictiveness on the part of the Government, but the change of working hours for public...

New Street with New Potholes

The Belize City Council over the past 3 and a half years has done very little to improve the road conditions in Belize City....

Donation of cold chain equipment from UNICEF to MOHW

By Jem Smith On Thursday, June 10, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Belize handed over cold chain equipment to the Ministry of Health...

Crime

Body of Security Guard Found in Sea, Father of Deceased Seeking Answers

By Jem Smith Police made a horrific discovery while responding to a report on a small island some 10 miles southeast of Belize City. Around...

Cocaine Found in Washer in Southern Belize

By Jem Smith At around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, Stann Creek police conducted a search at a home on Poots Martinez Street, Rivas...

John King shot on Victoria Street

By Jem Smith A Belizean footballer and dancehall artist is left suffering from a gunshot wound after he was shot during an armed attack on...

Missing Fireman Identified as Burnt Body Found on Farm

By Jem Smith The worst fear of a family was realized earlier this week when the burnt remains of their loved one was identified by...

Strange Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Jillian Garcia

By Jem Smith Orange Walk police are working to determine whether the death of a Trial Farm resident was accidental or intentional. Jillian Garcia was...

$30,000 bail for Jasmin Hartin

After spending exactly 8 days at the Hattieville Central Prison, attorney for Jasmin Hartin, Godfrey Smith, on Wednesday June 9th, successfully argued for her...

Sports

MOU Signed to Advance Football

By Jem Smith On Thursday, June 10, history was made with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Corozal Town Council, National...

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...

Other News

Unstoppable Underground Smoke at Sleeping Giant

Over the past few days, there has been a persistent plume of smoke rising from a mountainous area near the famous Sleeping Giant formation...

30-year-old Man is the Victim of a Fatal RTA

By Jem Smith There was a road traffic accident between miles 38 and 39 on the Hummingbird Highway which has claimed the life of one...

Rotary Club of San Ignacio in action

By Orlando Pulido The Rotary Club of San Ignacio held a River Clean-up on Saturday morning for World Environment Day. Their clean-up began at 6:00...

Orange Walk farmer dies in freak accident

By Jem Smith A 50-year-old farmer from Trial Farm Village located in Orange Walk died in a freak accident that took place on Thursday, June...

Missing firefighter

By Jem Smith A Cayo firefighter is missing and his fire department has issued a statement. Peter Jones of the Twin Towns Fire Department has...

Charred remains found on farm in Esperanza, Cayo

By Jem Smith In recent days, there have been a number of bodies found; from the discovery of a partial body in the sea in...

Columns

Happy Hacks

By Thamar Jones It’s been too long since my last vacation and the stress is piling on. Truth is, we’re all stressed to varying degrees...

Public Figures Not Doing Enough to Help Vaccination Campaign

By Shane D. Williams Less than 70,000 Belizeans have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine after it has been available in the country...

Too Little Too Much

By Thamar Jones How long does it take for a rose to bloom? For a babe to form in the womb? For a boy to...

You attract what you are

By Thamar Jones Throughout our lives, we are all in search of that something or someone to complete us and give us the satisfaction we...

“Don’t be Childish!”

By Thamar Jones As a teen, have you ever been called childish or “immature” by adults or older peers in your life? If you have,...

Remaining positive, remaining hopeful

By Thamar Jones With everything happening around us and the restrictions that we are obliged to face daily, it is normal that you may fall...

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