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Taiwan asks its allies to support its democracy

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:05
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 13, 2019– Over the years, there have been many occasions on which Belize has received assistance from Taiwan. In many instances, that assistance came in the form of donations, which were given in a variety of […]

Rebels, Rumberas and Jewel Fury still undefeated at Week 6 of NAWL Closing Season

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:04
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 18, 2019– Women’s football in Belize is moving forward, and from the looks of things, there will be a few monster clashes come playoff time in the National Amateur Women’s League (NAWL) 2018-2019 Closing Season. Undefeated […]

The Special Agreement (Compromis) challenged in court

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:04
PUP parliamentarians want interim injunction to stop ICJ referendum BELIZE CITY, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019– The Special Agreement (the Compromis) that was signed by Belize’s Foreign Minister, Hon. Wilfred Elrington at the headquarters of the Organization of American States in […]

Two men severely chopped in Caye Caulker

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:04
CAYE CAULKER, Mon. Mar. 18, 2019– Two brothers were hospitalized after they were severely chopped and stabbed on Caye Caulker on Thursday night, March 14. The incident occurred sometime around 6 p.m. According to police reports, the men, Julian “Tito” […]

Fake cops rob gas station

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 13, 2019– On Sunday, March 10, thieves dressed in police uniforms targeted PUMA Gas Station at Mile 1 and 1/2 on the Philip Goldson Highway. According to police, the only difference between the clothing worn by […]

PM Barrow presents $1.2 billion budget

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:03
The Prime Minister said that the work would continue on the UDP’s “fabled infrastructure narrative” BELMOPAN, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019– Today was budget presentation day on Independence Hill, and Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dean Barrow, presented his […]

Cricket Corner special – big-up, Tambow!

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 13, 2019 Hello, my so humble readers of my cricket column! This week, it is with pleasure that I write about a friend of mine and others, a relative of many; also, one of the best […]

Opposition leader blasts Barrow’s budget as “flat and uninspired”

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:02
BELMOPAN, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019– Although the budget debate is set for next Monday and Tuesday, the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. John Briceño, did not wait for debate day; the area representative for Orange Walk Central tore into the […]

Needed: A referendum – not for ICJ – but for settlement initiatives

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:02
Mid-March is here, and to paraphrase the classic Christmas Carol – “Gee Whizz, it’s Referendum Day.” On the 10th April 2019, the Belizeans who received newly-minted Voters ID cards and are on a slimmed-down Voters List will decide whether they […]

Alexander Ruiz, 37, charged for motorcycle crash that killed his friend

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:02
PUNTA GORDA TOWN, Toledo District, Mon. Mar. 18, 2019–Alexander Ruiz, 37, who police say is the main suspect in the murder of Luis Cabrera, 18, which occurred last Wednesday, has so far only been charged for the death of his […]

US State Department 2018 Human Rights Report casts Belize in unfavorable light

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:05
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019– The United States Department of State has released its 2018 Human Rights Report, and some 22 pages of the report cover human rights issues in Belize. The report highlights unlawful killings by security officers; […]

Deadly bar argument leaves 2 dead

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:04
Alleged killer flees stabbing murder scene, and then crashes motorcycle, killing his passenger friend PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019– Around 6 o’clock last night, a young man’s life was tragically ended when an argument in a bar […]

Supreme Court responds to public criticism of judge by PM Barrow

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:04
BELIZE CITY, Fri. Mar. 8, 2019– Two weeks ago, as he addressed the Business Forum in Belize City, Prime Minister Dean Barrow unleashed a series of comments that were critical of Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel, which prompted the Opposition, […]

91st Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:04
BELIZE CITY, Tue. Mar. 12, 2019– On Sunday, March 10, Belize City Harbour was the venue of the 91st Baron Bliss Regatta under the patronage of Governor General His Excellency Sir Colville Young.  Principal Race Officer was Captain (N) Elton […]

Citizens Defense of Sovereignty – who are they and who pays them?

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:03
Are they operating legally? And within the law? So it is rather interesting that there is a non-governmental organization that has as its sole focus the yes-ICJ vote. This NGO is named Citizens Defense of Sovereignty and is headed by Assad […]

Cricket Corner

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019– Hello, my so humble readers of my cricket column!  No games were played last weekend.  The games continue this Saturday and Sunday.  It’s going to be a fun filled weekend.  Best of luck to all. […]

After 1 year and 2 months, no Senate Report on the Immigration Department hearing

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:03
The Auditor General’s report had highlighted a number of corrupt practices in that department BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 13, 2019– On September 30, 2016, the Senate approved a motion for a Senate Select Committee to conduct an impartial, independent investigation […]

EU lists Belize as “non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes”

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019– At a meeting of the European Union economy and finance ministers held on Tuesday, Belize was among 9 other countries that were placed on the list of countries listed as “non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax […]

About the Father of Guatemala

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:02
Historians who are not nice – there are a few of those bigoted bums – introduce Rafael Carrera, the Father of Guatemala, as an illiterate pig farmer. When I was a boy there were no “credentials” for a fisherman, but […]

Creating a home for women in need

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 14, 2019– Thistle Farms, in Tennessee, is a home for women who are survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. It has helped many women, and its sister communities around the world have helped even more. […]