Sunday, April 18, 2021

Headlines

PUP Land giveaway costs taxpayers $6 million

A land hustle orchestrated and executed by the People’s United Party in the last days of their administration back in 2008 has returned to...

Shyne provides groceries despite lack of help from GOB

Area Representative for the Mesopotamia division in Belize City, Hon. Shyne Barrow, provided some 500 food packages to his constituents on Tuesday April 13....

Unions implement industrial action

Negotiations between the Government of Belize and the Joint Unions failed, and the Government went ahead on Friday April 9th to read a budget...

Nothing to show for 40% of National Debt

The PUP administration presented its budget for the financial year 2021-2022 during a House Meeting on Friday April 9th. The budget presentation was largely...

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...

Politics

PUP Land giveaway costs taxpayers $6 million

A land hustle orchestrated and executed by the People’s United Party in the last days of their administration back in 2008 has returned to...

Shyne provides groceries despite lack of help from GOB

Area Representative for the Mesopotamia division in Belize City, Hon. Shyne Barrow, provided some 500 food packages to his constituents on Tuesday April 13....

Unions implement industrial action

Negotiations between the Government of Belize and the Joint Unions failed, and the Government went ahead on Friday April 9th to read a budget...

Nothing to show for 40% of National Debt

The PUP administration presented its budget for the financial year 2021-2022 during a House Meeting on Friday April 9th. The budget presentation was largely...

OCEANA responds to DOE offering Environmental Clearance to Port of Magical Belize

OCEANA Belize has issued a press release stating that the Government of Belize’s lack of understanding the impact of multiple cruise ports has not...

UNICEF conducts training in Cayo

Further to the National Protocol launch by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF and the Children and Adolescent Consultation in 2020, a...

Crime

Fatal RTA claims life of 11-year-old, 5-year-old brother remains hospitalized

Police have detained and charged a 27-year-old man in relation to a fatal road traffic accident which on Thursday, April 9 in Santa Familia,...

Three, including minor, busted with drugs

Three persons, including a 17-year-old minor, were busted by police during a search of one of their homes located in West Landivar, Belize City....

Two offered Supreme Court bail for rape of minor

Tashane Williams and Theodore Andrew have both been accused of the rape of a 12-year-old minor. The incident reportedly dates back to Friday, March...

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....

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

Heat wave causes chicken kill

Temperatures in the central region of the country reached a scorching 104 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend and as a result there was a...

PC Johannes Rudon loses life after crashing

A police corporal has died after crashing into a fence in Belize City while travelling on his motorcycle. On Sunday, April 11, police officers...

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...

Columns

It is the simple things

By Thamar Jones The simple joys of life are what give it meaning and purpose. Yes, it feels pretty great to vacation in an exotic...

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...

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