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Business Michel Chebat runs for PUP in  Cayo  North

Michel Chebat runs for PUP in Cayo North

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Attorney Michel Chebat has announced his intention to run as a standard bearer for the People’s United Party (PUP) in the Cayo North constituency, which became available after incumbent Joseph Mahmud decided not to seek re-election. Chebat said he has started to visit the […]

Crime Highway accident claims woman’s life

Highway accident claims woman’s life

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A fatal traffic accident on the Western Highway last week Friday night claimed the life of Maria Wright, 52, resident of a nearby village. Police have served Jorge Luis Romero, a taxi driver of Belmopan, with a notice of intended prosecution in connection with […]

Editorial

The few inches of rain which fell on Belize City on Monday night caused many of our Belie City Streets, even those which have been newly paved, to be flooded. Many are blaming the Belize City Council for not having provided an adequate drainage system to take care of the […]

General Happening now: Yasmin Shoman endorsed for PUP in Collet

Happening now: Yasmin Shoman endorsed for PUP in Collet

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Saturday, November 22, 2014 Businesswoman, Yasmin Shoman, is being endorsed this evening during a convention on Daker’s Street in the Collet constituency. Shoman said she has a massive plan of upliftment and job-creation for the residents of Collet. She also pledged to eliminate the London […]

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Happening now: Yasmin Shoman endorsed for PUP in Collet
General / Politics / Weekend News

Happening now: Yasmin Shoman endorsed for PUP in Collet

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Saturday, November 22, 2014 Businesswoman, Yasmin Shoman, is being endorsed this evening during a convention on Daker’s Street in the Collet constituency. Shoman said she has a massive plan of upliftment and job-creation for the residents of Collet. She also pledged to eliminate the London […]

Construction of Nicaraguan canal to begin in December
Weekend News / World

Construction of Nicaraguan canal to begin in December

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Nicaraguan officials say construction of a US $50bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans will start on 22 December. “We are ready to begin,” said Zhu Xiaoya, from the Hong Kong-based company HKND which is to build it. The 172 mile-waterway will be […]

Belize attends IUCN World Parks Congress
General / Weekend News

Belize attends IUCN World Parks Congress

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize had representation at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. A delegation led by Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Senator Lisel Alamilla, took part in the event, considered one of the most influential global events focusing on conserving the world’s protected areas. […]

Chik-V confirmed in Belize
General / Health / Weekend News

Chik-V confirmed in Belize

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize has confirmed its first case of of Chikungunya. The case originated in the Las Flores area of Belmopan and the test result taken in September came back positive this past Wednesday. The victim is a 34 year-old woman, but her case is not the […]

Chile colonels jailed for torturing President Bachelet’s father
Weekend News / World

Chile colonels jailed for torturing President Bachelet’s father

Two retired Chilean colonels have been jailed for repeatedly torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973. General Alberto Bachelet was arrested and tortured for opposing the military coup led by Gen Augusto Pinochet. He died in 1974 of a heart attack caused by the torture inflicted on him. […]

Highway accident claims woman’s life
Crime

Highway accident claims woman’s life

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A fatal traffic accident on the Western Highway last week Friday night claimed the life of Maria Wright, 52, resident of a nearby village. Police have served Jorge Luis Romero, a taxi driver of Belmopan, with a notice of intended prosecution in connection with […]

Crime

Nurse raped at home

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Dangriga police are on the manhunt for a man who reportedly broke into a nurse’s home and raped her on Monday, November 17th. The incident happened sometime around 2:00 a.m. while the victim slept in her bed at an apartment complex in the New […]

Michel Chebat runs for PUP in  Cayo  North
Business

Michel Chebat runs for PUP in Cayo North

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Attorney Michel Chebat has announced his intention to run as a standard bearer for the People’s United Party (PUP) in the Cayo North constituency, which became available after incumbent Joseph Mahmud decided not to seek re-election. Chebat said he has started to visit the […]

Huge crowd turns out to support PetroCaribe projects
General

Huge crowd turns out to support PetroCaribe projects

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The United Democratic Party (UDP) government drew a crowd of between 5,000 and 6,000 supporters to Belmopan for Tuesday’s House sitting, vigorously supporting the government’s plan to formalize its borrowing and spending of PetroCaribe funds. The party brought in busloads to Belmopan from all […]

Business

Tourism operators up in arms over new regulations imposed by NICH

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Federation of Cruise Tourism Association of Belize (FECTAB) is unhappy with amnesty conditions that the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) have decided to grant to tour operators to give them time to comply with new tourism regulations. Tour operators call the […]