Belize at 35, national issues weigh heavy at official ceremonies Belize at 35, national issues weigh heavy at official ceremonies
CCJ gives GOB and Ashcroft alliance a week CCJ gives GOB and Ashcroft alliance a week
Strike! BNTU headed to Belmopan Strike! BNTU headed to Belmopan
PM’s niece shot in leg. Cops say others were intended target PM’s niece shot in leg.  Cops  say others were intended target
Business Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

By Leandra Betson Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and the General Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), signed an IDB loan agreement on Monday to improve sold waste management in Belize. The objective of the agreement is to finance investments to improve the transport, recovery and final disposal of solid […]

Crime Gay lovers’ war ends in court

Gay lovers’ war ends in court

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter A domestic dispute between gay lovers landed two men in court on Monday, September 19th. The squabble led 34-year-old Jason Garcia before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, where he faces two criminal charges of ‘common assault’ upon Maurice Middleton and ‘damage to property’ for a $600 […]

Editorial Happy Birthday Belize

Happy Birthday Belize

Thirty five years ago Belize stepped gingerly into independence. We weren’t quite ready because the Guatemalan claim was still hanging over us, and the state of the economy was still wobbly. But we took a leap of faith, just as we did in 1798 when a flotilla of Spanish vessels […]

General NICH responds to NBZLive Facebook post

NICH responds to NBZLive Facebook post

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) issued a statement today, responding to allegations made by a social media community NBZLive.com, in reference to its board member George Anibal Orellana. NICH said that contrary to the post NBZLive.com dated September 23, Orellana has not […]

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NICH responds to NBZLive Facebook post
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NICH responds to NBZLive Facebook post

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) issued a statement today, responding to allegations made by a social media community NBZLive.com, in reference to its board member George Anibal Orellana. NICH said that contrary to the post NBZLive.com dated September 23, Orellana has not […]

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PM asks BNTU to call off strike

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in response to a correspondence with the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU) on pending strike action, made a public appeal for the Union to not shut schools down again. Barrow explained today that the government met with the BNTU on numerous […]

BNTU says GOB proposal “not good enough”
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BNTU says GOB proposal “not good enough”

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following a meeting with Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Thursday, the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU) has decided to continue taking industrial actions against the Government of Belize, citing dissatisfaction with GOB’s response to their demands. The BNTU, in a letter following the meeting, told […]

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San Victor water system gets upgrade

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter To improve the quality of life for the residents in San Victor village, the Government of Belize, through the Belize Social Investment Fund (SIF) is rehabilitating the village’s water system. The project, which will benefit over 1,000 villagers, consists of: constructing a new steel-frame elevated […]

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Police minister’s son robbed of vehicle

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Kryston Hulse, son of the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Godwin Hulse, was robbed of a vehicle Friday in Belize City. Hulse told police that at around 10:30 last night, he was with his girlfriend on Marine Parade, when three men approached him with […]

Fisheries staff gets special training
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Fisheries staff gets special training

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Fisheries Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, sent 15 of their officers to Australia this week for a special training course on “Enhancing Fisheries Management Capacity in the Caribbean Region.” The delegation, which included senior fisheries officers, […]

Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly
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Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, took the world’s attention this week at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, alleging that Belize is victimizing Guatemalans. In a 19-minute speech Morales, amidst all the other issues he covered, dedicated about two minutes to speak on Belize/Guatemala relations. Morales […]

BNTU rallies against bullying & corruption
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BNTU rallies against bullying & corruption

Despite threats of repercussions, personal attacks and ministerial proclamations, more than 4,000 teachers from across the country gathered in Belmopan on Monday for what was certainly the largest gathering of that body in recent memory. The teachers assembled in front of the Belmopan Comprehensive School before setting out placards in […]

Remembering George Price five years later…
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Remembering George Price five years later…

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor George Price, fondly referred to as the “Father of the Nation” was honoured on Monday at his grave site, on the fifth observance of his passing. The event was noticeably without the presence of school children from neighbouring Saint Martin de Porres Primary, whose teachers […]

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Jump St Posse &SocaMocawinCarnival 2016

Jump Street Posse and SocaMoca Carnival Bandwon the junior and senior categories respectively in this year’s Carnival road marchorganized by the national Carnival committee in Belize City on Saturday afternoon, September 17. The judges awarded Jump Street Posse 436pts, putting them in first place among the junior bands. Band leader […]