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Business

“Belize has week medium term outlook,” says IMF

By Benjamin Flowers High public debt, decreasing economic performance, and a lack of strict fiscal consolidation policies, are some of the reasons that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called Belize’s medium term financial outlook “weak.” The IMF, following it’s 2017 Article IV mission to Belize, issued a statement on […]

Crime Belizean youth gunned down in LA

Belizean youth gunned down in LA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Eddie Lino, 22, a man of Belizean parentage, was gunned down in Los Angeles, California on Sunday evening. The incident occurred at the corner of Denver and 58th Street. It is reported that Lino was walking when a car approached him and someone from inside […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

A report published this week says that the water temperature of the Belize New River at the point where it interacts with the waste distribution system of Belize Sugar Industries Limited has risen by 5 degrees fahrenheit since last year. Of course, water temperatures vary from day to day, depending […]

General

Seventeen youths pass out of Youth Cadet program

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Seventeen youths who were enlisted in the National Youth Cadet Service Corps program have completed the course, which began last September. Of the 17, 10 received certificates for having successfully completed the entire 10 months of training. The youths received training in behavior modification, life […]

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Seventeen youths pass out of Youth Cadet program

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Seventeen youths who were enlisted in the National Youth Cadet Service Corps program have completed the course, which began last September. Of the 17, 10 received certificates for having successfully completed the entire 10 months of training. The youths received training in behavior modification, life […]

Belizean youth gunned down in LA
Crime

Belizean youth gunned down in LA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Eddie Lino, 22, a man of Belizean parentage, was gunned down in Los Angeles, California on Sunday evening. The incident occurred at the corner of Denver and 58th Street. It is reported that Lino was walking when a car approached him and someone from inside […]

Why was Maynor Portillo shot?
Crime

Why was Maynor Portillo shot?

By Benjamin Flowers Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of 20-year-old Santa Elena resident, Maynor Portillo. Police found Portillo dead after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 on the eastern side of the Novell’s Convention Center, with a gunshot wound to the head. Portillo’s family […]

Business

“Belize has week medium term outlook,” says IMF

By Benjamin Flowers High public debt, decreasing economic performance, and a lack of strict fiscal consolidation policies, are some of the reasons that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called Belize’s medium term financial outlook “weak.” The IMF, following it’s 2017 Article IV mission to Belize, issued a statement on […]

US embassy raises LGBT flag again; no protest on perimeter
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US embassy raises LGBT flag again; no protest on perimeter

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The hoisting of the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) flag atop the flagstaff at the US embassy, along with the United States flag on Wednesday, drew more people this year to witness it, but except for one senator present, it had no government official in […]

Mayor Bradley weighs in on minimum wage increase
General

Mayor Bradley weighs in on minimum wage increase

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley is not expressly opposed to raising the minimum wage in Belize, but says that an increase should only come after careful planning. Bradley, speaking on the recent “Raise the Minimum Wage” march, held by Belize Leaders for Social Justice (BLSJ), […]

Yellow Man barred from Senate hearings! But keeps his job as Macebearer
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Yellow Man barred from Senate hearings! But keeps his job as Macebearer

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett can no longer attend the ongoing Senate public inquiries, but will remain Mace Bearer of the National Assembly, following his assault on several media workers at the National Assembly several weeks ago. On Wednesday, Clerk of the National Assembly, Eddie Webster, […]

DJ Hard Rock’s suspected killer caught
General

DJ Hard Rock’s suspected killer caught

By Michelle Sutherland After 3 weeks, the man believed to be behind the cold blooded assassination of Andrew Ian Bennett Sr., the beloved DJ known as Hard Rock, has been detained and charged for murder. David Richard Arnold, 25, was apprehended at a bus stop in Ontario village, Cayo at […]

Fabers Road needs help
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Fabers Road needs help

By Benjamin Flowers The 2017 rainy season got off an active start, and drivers traveling on Fabers Road are learning that the road needs repairs and quickly. Specifically the area of Fabers Road turning off Central American Boulevard near Sister Clara Muhammad Primary school, down to the police substation, has […]

“More than just a sign,” says Mayor Bradley
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“More than just a sign,” says Mayor Bradley

By Benjamin Flowers Belize City Mayor Darrel Bradley, explained this week that the City Council’s latest Belize sign, placed in the Battle Field Park, is more than just a sign but a part of a greater plan for Belize City. The council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new […]