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Business The Curious Case of BIL

The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the southside of Belize City. At the […]

Crime Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the third time in only two weeks, the Jane Usher area has blown up like a wild west scene, with the murders of three youths, all of which are suspected to be linked. This speculation, we hasten to say, however, is based on street […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The Government of Belize may have good and sufficient reason for regarding its Faber’s Road Project as an emergency undertaking, exempting it from the usual public tender procedure, but the decision is nonetheless regrettable. . There are good reasons for requiring that all big tenders for public works go through […]

General CJ on his own with delivering judgments

CJ on his own with delivering judgments

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has decided against bringing in judges from the Caribbean to assist Chief Justice (CJ) Kenneth Benjamin in delivering overdue judgements. Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte explained this week that GOB took the decision to avoid potential backlash from parties outside of the […]

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CJ on his own with delivering judgments
General / Weekend News

CJ on his own with delivering judgments

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has decided against bringing in judges from the Caribbean to assist Chief Justice (CJ) Kenneth Benjamin in delivering overdue judgements. Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte explained this week that GOB took the decision to avoid potential backlash from parties outside of the […]

GOB to launch cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund and Belize Social Investment Fund III Project
General / Weekend News

GOB to launch cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund and Belize Social Investment Fund III Project

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, (GOB) in Collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, is preparing to launch the Ninth funding cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) and the Belize Social Investment Fund III Project. GOB and the CDB will hold the official launching of […]

Guatemala headed for referendum
General / Weekend News

Guatemala headed for referendum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In March 2018, the people of Guatemala will go to referendum to decide whether or not to take its territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice. Guatemalan media reported that the government announced the official date on Monday. On March 18, Guatemalans […]

GOB bans Offshore Oil, decriminalizes Marijuana & speeds up BTL fiberoptic Internet roll-out
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GOB bans Offshore Oil, decriminalizes Marijuana & speeds up BTL fiberoptic Internet roll-out

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The Government of Belize has banned all offshore petroleum exploration and exploitation, decriminalized marijuana, approved a $12 Million loan from the OPEC Fund to build a new Haulover bridge, finalized the Stake Bank cruise ship port agreement and facilitated the financing of Belize Telemedia’s rapid […]

Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize
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Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human trafficking or trafficking in persons (TIPS). There has been no official […]

The Curious Case of BIL
Business

The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the southside of Belize City. At the […]

Pink eye secretion lives on
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Pink eye secretion lives on

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Environmental conditions, such as temperature and moisture, and other factors like contaminated surfaces that we use and touch can have a bearing on how long the pink eye epidemic lasts in Belize. Some bacteria can survive and remain contagious on things like money, keyboards and […]

Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize
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Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be making an official visit to Belize next Wednesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to Mexican Embassy in Belize, Barrow invited the Mexican President to co-chair the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit to be held in Belize next Wednesday […]

No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct
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No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A high school teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with one of his female students at a Seventh Day Adventist high school in western Belize can no longer be employed with the Mission, an official of the mission told the Reporter on Monday. The […]

Business

Competing with Chetumal – Innovatively

Last week a few media houses reported on the fact that over the long weekend several thousand Belizeans chose to spend their free time and their hard-earned money in Mexico. The number, 12,607 departures, is almost six times more than the previous weekend, when 2,117 Belizeans went across the border. […]