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Business

GOB’s new departure tax cut be bad for business says BTIA

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), said this week, that the new changes in the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Act, could raise departure taxes detrimentally high for the tourism industry. Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the proposed changes to the PACT Act during his reading of […]

Crime Two charged for girl’s murder

Two charged for girl’s murder

Investigators in Belmopan have been successful in cracking open the murder case of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found at the Belmopan dumpsite last weekend. Shaylon Santos, 20, a resident of Teakettle village and Jaime Patnett, 22, of a Star Apple street address will be arraigned in the Belmopan […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

This week the Ministry of Economic Development broke out its first national consultation to create a National Trade Policy that will guide Belize on its development path leading to economic prosperity. The panel of presenters showed itself to be well informed and progressive in looking for new ways for Belize […]

General

Keep your children close, Magistrate warns

A working mom has been ordered to pay a fine of $500.00 because the court found she had been negligent in allowing her 13 year- old son to be out on the street after 9 o’clock at night. She could have been fined $1,500, or sent to prison, Magistrate Norman […]

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Two charged for girl’s murder
Crime

Two charged for girl’s murder

Investigators in Belmopan have been successful in cracking open the murder case of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found at the Belmopan dumpsite last weekend. Shaylon Santos, 20, a resident of Teakettle village and Jaime Patnett, 22, of a Star Apple street address will be arraigned in the Belmopan […]

Crime

Tourist drowns in Placencia

An American tourist who was vacationing with family members in Placencia, drowned unexpectedly late Tuesday evening. On Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., Steven Gail Wine, a 53 year-old American of Colorado was with his wife and other family members socializing at Barefoot Bar, when Wine left the group to go for […]

17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle
Crime

17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle

By Michelle Sutherland A seventeen year old teenager of St. Matthews village succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was involved in a collision on the Franks Eddy village road this past weekend. Police Investigations have since revealed that on Saturday March 11, at around 11:30 p.m., Eric Ibanez was […]

Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times
Crime

Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland A Belizean man was executed in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala last weekend just two weeks shy of celebrating his 24th birthday. The incident took place on Sunday March 12. Amadeoes Gaspar Teck, a Belizean resident of Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo was shot dead while in Guatemala. Reports […]

Business

GOB’s new departure tax cut be bad for business says BTIA

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), said this week, that the new changes in the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Act, could raise departure taxes detrimentally high for the tourism industry. Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the proposed changes to the PACT Act during his reading of […]

Bureau of Standards meets the public on World Consumer Rights Day
Business

Bureau of Standards meets the public on World Consumer Rights Day

By Benjamin Flowers To commemorate World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), the Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) held a three-day public awareness drive, in three districts. The BBS began its tour on Tuesday, visiting Queen Elizabeth Park Orange Walk, on the actual celebration of WCRD, the bureau headed to the Battle […]

Growing Belize’s exports of services and goods
Business

Growing Belize’s exports of services and goods

Belize’s exports have traditionally been raw materials from agriculture, forest and fisheries, but with tourism now its fastest growing service sector, the quest to expand Belize’s export of services has become a team effort. To this end, representatives of the Customs, Fisheries, Transport and Civil Aviation joined participants from BELTRAIDE […]

General

Keep your children close, Magistrate warns

A working mom has been ordered to pay a fine of $500.00 because the court found she had been negligent in allowing her 13 year- old son to be out on the street after 9 o’clock at night. She could have been fined $1,500, or sent to prison, Magistrate Norman […]

GOB hands out new computers
General

GOB hands out new computers

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, handed over 25 new computers to the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) and the Hydrology and Agriculture departments, to assist them in improving their productivity. The ministry handed over the computers, a total value of $60,000, […]

Blood clots and their risks
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Blood clots and their risks

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A blood clot that is stationary, such as on the skin, or elsewhere, is generally not harmful, but if it is in a vein and breaks up and travels to your heart and lungs, it could become a serious health factor because it can get […]