Fruta Bomba closes shop; 250 workers laid off Fruta Bomba closes shop; 250 workers laid off
Rice gets no rest! Rice gets no rest!
Citco’s hands tied, says Mayor Citco’s hands tied, says Mayor
Grans convicted of human trafficking! 15-year-old used as prostitute for profit Grans convicted of human trafficking! 15-year-old used as prostitute for profit
Business SSB bombarded over $12M loan to Santander Group

SSB bombarded over $12M loan to Santander Group

Social Security Board (SSB) Chairman Doug Singh has been quick to point out that while the SSB approved a loan of BZD $12 million to the Santander Group on January 28th, the money has not been disbursed just yet. That may be a good thing, since public outcry against the […]

Crime Punta Gorda police seek missing girl

Punta Gorda police seek missing girl

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist A 14-year-old Punta Gorda girl has been missing from Sunday and police are asking the public for assistance in locating her. Doreen Rosa, a Belizean student from #91 West Street, Punta Gorda, Toledo reportedly left home on Sunday in the company of a female friend […]

Editorial

Editorial

Elections to determine new leadership, and a new direction for the People’s United Party were held last Sunday in Belmopan with far-reaching results. Mr. Johnny Briceño, emerged the winner by a modest margin over Mr. Francis Fonseca and Mr. Cordel Hyde. But he not only won as Party Leader. His […]

General Test result confirms death by H3N2 influenza

Test result confirms death by H3N2 influenza

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter One of three test results from samples sent abroad for in- depth analysis after several patients died unexpectedly from flu-like symptoms, has confirmed that one victim died from complications associated with the H3N2 strain of influenza (flu). The test result, which was sent to the […]

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SSB bombarded over $12M loan to Santander Group
Business

SSB bombarded over $12M loan to Santander Group

Social Security Board (SSB) Chairman Doug Singh has been quick to point out that while the SSB approved a loan of BZD $12 million to the Santander Group on January 28th, the money has not been disbursed just yet. That may be a good thing, since public outcry against the […]

Test result confirms death by H3N2 influenza
General

Test result confirms death by H3N2 influenza

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter One of three test results from samples sent abroad for in- depth analysis after several patients died unexpectedly from flu-like symptoms, has confirmed that one victim died from complications associated with the H3N2 strain of influenza (flu). The test result, which was sent to the […]

Yarborough renovation just in time for Ashcroft cruise port
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Yarborough renovation just in time for Ashcroft cruise port

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist Mayor Darrell Bradley stated this week that the renovations planned for the Yarborough area are in line with plans to build a cruise port in the area as outlined by the Belize City Master Plan. In an exclusive sit-down with the Reporter, Bradley said while […]

Fruta Bomba closes shop; 250 workers laid off
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Fruta Bomba closes shop; 250 workers laid off

After two decades of producing and packaging papayas for export, Fruta Bomba and Belize Fruit Packers are closing shop permanently. Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Tropicals, the parent company of Fruta Bomba and Belize Fruit Packers, Greg L. Smith said via press release: “After 22 years operating in the Central […]

Rice gets no rest!
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Rice gets no rest!

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Round two of the rice war between businessman Jack Charles (Jitendra Chawla) and the Ministry of Agriculture took a different form on Wednesday afternoon when Charles issued a press release, charging that locally-produced rice was, in essence, unsafe for consumption. The release succeeded a letter, […]

Citco’s hands tied, says Mayor
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Citco’s hands tied, says Mayor

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Without approval from Central Government, the Belize City Council will not be able to complete many of its infrastructure projects during this term, Mayor Darrell Bradley told the Reporter this week. Bradley, in an exclusive sit-down with the Reporter, explained that a clause in the […]

Grans convicted of human trafficking! 15-year-old used as prostitute for profit
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Grans convicted of human trafficking! 15-year-old used as prostitute for profit

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Journalist Promising work at a salon, 64-year-old Estella Gonzalez, escorted a 15-year-old female to Belize from Honduras in August of 2014. But instead of salon work, the minor found herself at Gonzalez’s mercy and working as an entertainer and prostitute at Temptation Bar. Gonzalez, currently detained […]

Credentials for Haitian President
Business

Credentials for Haitian President

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist Ambassador of Belize to Mexico, Oliver Del Cid, presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Haiti at the National Palace this week. Del Cid met with Haitian President, Michel Martelly to present his credentials in a ceremony that took place […]

Punta Gorda police seek missing girl
Crime

Punta Gorda police seek missing girl

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist A 14-year-old Punta Gorda girl has been missing from Sunday and police are asking the public for assistance in locating her. Doreen Rosa, a Belizean student from #91 West Street, Punta Gorda, Toledo reportedly left home on Sunday in the company of a female friend […]

Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross
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Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross

Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter Tropic Air and its partners donated $500 to the Dangriga Red Cross this week as part of the airline’s ‘#TropicGivesBack’ charitable campaign. The Red Cross donation is just the first of Tropic Air’s 2016 initiative. “Every year, our staff and customers, come together to raise much […]