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Business CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment

CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled this week, that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Belize, which set one-year appointments for Court of Appeal judges, did not violate the independence of the Judiciary. On Wednesday, a five-judge panel dismissed the Bar Association of […]

Crime Western Avenue shooting leaves one critical

Western Avenue shooting leaves one critical

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 23-year-old Belize City man is listed in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after he was shot on Western Avenue on Wednesday night. Alrick August was shot multiple times to the chest, neck and left arm as he walked along Western […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

Every elected member of the House of Representatives and every appointed member of the Senate of Belize is required under the Constitution to subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance. In the Senate the oath is administered by the President, or by the Vice President if the President is unable or […]

General Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away

Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize’s Bruk Down queen and cultural icon, Leela Vernon has passed away. Leela died sometime after 9:00 a.m., today at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit since February 10th. She was ailing for quite some time from […]

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Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away
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Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize’s Bruk Down queen and cultural icon, Leela Vernon has passed away. Leela died sometime after 9:00 a.m., today at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit since February 10th. She was ailing for quite some time from […]

Belize confirms death of great international law expert
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Belize confirms death of great international law expert

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has sent out an officially press release, confirming the death of a great legal practitioner who provided invaluable counsel in international law for over 30 years to the Belizean government.  The release confirmed that Sir Elihu Lauterpacht passed away on February […]

University of Belize elects 7th president
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University of Belize elects 7th president

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The University of Belize has recently elected it’s 7th president, which was announced during its February commencement exercise on February 11. Professor Clement K. Sankat has been appointed as the new president of the University. His appointment took effect on February 15th, and was officially […]

Government issues condolence on the passing of Bishop O.P. Martin
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Government issues condolence on the passing of Bishop O.P. Martin

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has issued a press release, expressing condolences on the passing of Reverend Bishop Osmond Peter Martin (retired). The release issued deepest condolences to family, friends and the Roman Catholic community on the passing of the Bishop, who served the community with […]

Belize delegation in Guyana for regional conference
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Belize delegation in Guyana for regional conference

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A Belize delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington is currently in Guyana, attending the 28th inter-sessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of the Heads of Government. The conference is set for February 16-17, and will be attended by regional leaders who […]

Belly of the beast: More bombshells from Senate inquiry
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Belly of the beast: More bombshells from Senate inquiry

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter “The Immigration Department has an entrenched culture of corruption and hustling, milking the cow, we say, from the very top to the very bottom of the ladder,” former Financial Officer of the Immigration and Nationality Department, Teresita Castellanos said this week. On Wednesday, Castellanos testified […]

Denys Barrow  appointed to CCJ
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Denys Barrow appointed to CCJ

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the highest court of appeal on civil and criminal matters in Belize and the Caribbean, has found a replacement for one of its judges scheduled to leave the organization in May. Denys Barrow, one of Belize’s leading attorneys, is […]

CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment
Business

CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled this week, that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Belize, which set one-year appointments for Court of Appeal judges, did not violate the independence of the Judiciary. On Wednesday, a five-judge panel dismissed the Bar Association of […]

Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise
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Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Despite the constraints on the global economy, overnight tourism in the Caribbean is expected to provide decent returns in 2017, following a year that fared well. More than four out of five (81 percent) of hoteliers in the region have an encouraging outlook for tourism […]

Courtenay flips the script
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Courtenay flips the script

By Benjamin Flowers Following government’s call for his removal from the Senate, PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay countered by accusing the UDP of attacking his character to distract the Belizean people from national issues. Courtenay spoke at length on Tuesday, addressing several issues that the UDP had raised in their call […]