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“Tough times ahead,” says Chamber of Commerce

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is calling for the Government of Belize to make drastic economic reforms to reduce the country’s Debt to GDP ratio. The BCCI made a statement this week, saying that GOB needs to implement the changes either prior […]

Crime Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60

Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60

By Michelle Sutherland A 17-year-old boy of a Pelican Street address was fatally stabbed multiple times by his cousin on Antelope Street extension in Belize City just after midnight in early Monday morning. Police say that on Sunday February 19, around 11:40 p.m. while on patrol on Antelope street extension, […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The history of BTL, Belize’s premier telecommunication utility, is a tortuous and painful one. The idea of putting Belize Telecommunications on a firm and secure footing was conceived in 1972 under the Esquivel Government “to operate, maintain and administer the national telecommunication services and to regulate, control and plan all […]

General

Man stabbed to death; child knocked down and killed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was stabbed to death in Orange Walk town on Saturday night. Police say at around 8:30 that night, Marcelino Chan, 54, was socializing with a friend and the two got embroiled in an argument. Chan suffered three stab woumds – one to the […]

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Man stabbed to death; child knocked down and killed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was stabbed to death in Orange Walk town on Saturday night. Police say at around 8:30 that night, Marcelino Chan, 54, was socializing with a friend and the two got embroiled in an argument. Chan suffered three stab woumds – one to the […]

Bishop Martin to be laid to rest today
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Bishop Martin to be laid to rest today

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Most Reverend Bishop Osmond Peter Martin, who died last week Thursday, will be laid to rest today following an official Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Belmopan. The service starts at 3:00 p.m., and the body will be received for viewing […]

Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed
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Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will hold a validation workshop at the United Nations House in Barbados this week to review the findings of a study completed in Belize last week. The assembly will chart a necessary course of action to mitigate the rising cost […]

More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017
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More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries that make up the eastern Caribbean have been advised to to prepare for harsher weather conditions and hurricanes this year, due to climate change. During a regional discussion in Dominica, Crispin d’Auvergne, St. Lucia’s chief sustainable development officer said a 2008 environmental study showed […]

Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area
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Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men have been fined a hefty sum of $10,000 each for ‘illegal entry into a protected area’, after they pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court this week. Carlos Palacios, 35, and Donald Wewe, 47, were charged under the National Protected […]

Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017
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Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fisherfolk are advised that the Sea Cucumber season will remain closed for 2017; hence anyone caught fishing for or have in their possession the product is in violation of Section 11 of Statutory Instrument #67 of 2009 of the Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Department says […]

Schnitzer was facilitated just like Kim Wong Hong, documents show
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Schnitzer was facilitated just like Kim Wong Hong, documents show

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor New documents that surfaced this week show that David Nanes Schnitzer – the accused multi-million dollar fraudster who vanished into thin air after being granted bail in November 2015 – was facilitated in order to attain Belizean nationality in the same fashion as was Kim […]

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Incarceration to Inspiration: Museum of Belize turns 15

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A museum, traditionally is a building where collections of artifacts, art work, documents, or other tangible representations of a country’s history and culture are kept and displayed. However, when the Museum celebrated its 15th Anniversary, it was a celebration of more than just a building […]

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No deductions: Easter and Summer breaks shortened

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have agreed that there will be no salary deduction in exchange for teachers making up lost time. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin handed down a perfected order on Tuesday, which came out of the court ordered […]

No new passports being printed
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No new passports being printed

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Immigration had to activate contingency operations in the passport office this week, after the passport printer stopped woking. The office confirmed that it hasn’t been able to print passports for several days, causing a back log in its already high workload. Minister of State […]