Minister Edmund Castro in the hot seat again! Minister Edmund Castro in the hot seat again!
Police find decomposed body at Mile 8 Police find decomposed body at Mile 8
Brother pleads guilty to drug trafficking allowing other brother to go free Brother pleads guilty  to drug trafficking allowing  other brother to go free
Auditor General will audit Petro Caribe finances Other major audits in the pipeline include Treasury and Immigration Auditor General will audit Petro Caribe finances Other major audits in the pipeline include Treasury and Immigration
Business “Kids at Work” business expo a success

“Kids at Work” business expo a success

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter On Friday, Horizon Academy hosted its first financial literacy fair entitled “Kids at Work Business Expo.” The event, which showcased a variety of products for sale made primarily by students with guidance from teachers and parents, was held on the school’s compound at mile 3 […]

Crime Traffic officer shot

Traffic officer shot

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Traffic Officer, 34 yrs old Calvin Cumberbatch was shot on Monday night in Belize City. Cumberbatch was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is receiving treatment. Mark Gentle, 26, of 7189 Ceasar Ridge Road, who was with Cumberbatch, also suffered several gunshots […]

Editorial

Editorial

Guatemala made a formal request to Belize last week to vary treaty agreements to allow her to hold her referendum on Belize along with national elections. National elections in Guatemala are scheduled for Thursday, September 6. Run-off elections will be held on Tuesday, October 20, to select the next President […]

General Protection needed for reef fish?

Protection needed for reef fish?

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Marine experts are calling for Caribbean countries to pass legislation that will protect fish populations which are vital to the survival of coral reefs. In a new study published this month in the journal PeerJ, researchers with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, identified fishes […]

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Traffic officer shot
Crime / Weekend News

Traffic officer shot

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Traffic Officer, 34 yrs old Calvin Cumberbatch was shot on Monday night in Belize City. Cumberbatch was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is receiving treatment. Mark Gentle, 26, of 7189 Ceasar Ridge Road, who was with Cumberbatch, also suffered several gunshots […]

Protection needed for reef fish?
General / Weekend News

Protection needed for reef fish?

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Marine experts are calling for Caribbean countries to pass legislation that will protect fish populations which are vital to the survival of coral reefs. In a new study published this month in the journal PeerJ, researchers with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, identified fishes […]

SIB to present latest data
General / Weekend News

SIB to present latest data

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Statistical Institute of Belize is presenting its latest publications this week. The SIB, at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at the Central Bank of Belize conference room, will present the First Quarter Gross Domestic Product for 2015, as well as the consumer price […]

General / Weekend News

CARICOM moving towards regional integration with 5 year plan

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is moving forward with its efforts to unite its member countries, guided by its Strategic Plan 2015-2019. The plan, geared at regional integration, was formed with specific outcomes including: economic development and poverty reduction, improved quality of life for citizens in […]

Agricultural sector getting upgrades
Diplomatic Relations / Weekend News

Agricultural sector getting upgrades

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week announced that it is making strides to improve the country’s agricultural sector, through international cooperations. The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS), called out to agricultural sector representatives this week to attend its upcoming “National Dialogue on the importance of […]

Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest
Social / Weekend News

Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youths in the Caribbean, particularly females, have among the highest rate of unemployment in the world, according to a new study released by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). In their report, “Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development”, presented at […]

Fatal shooting in Belize City; another in Dangriga
Breaking News / Weekend News

Fatal shooting in Belize City; another in Dangriga

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A shooting on Friday evening on Iguana Street Extension in Belize City has claimed the life of a man. The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. We understand that there was another shooting in Dangriga shortly after 9 p.m., the details of which this newspaper […]

“Kids at Work” business expo a success
Business / General / Weekend News

“Kids at Work” business expo a success

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter On Friday, Horizon Academy hosted its first financial literacy fair entitled “Kids at Work Business Expo.” The event, which showcased a variety of products for sale made primarily by students with guidance from teachers and parents, was held on the school’s compound at mile 3 […]

Stake holders meet to discuss early childhood development
Education / Weekend News

Stake holders meet to discuss early childhood development

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, began working on a national early childhood development strategy. To develop a comprehensive strategy, representatives from the Ministries of Education Youth and Sports, Health, and Human development gathered at the Radisson […]

Monkey River loses more  beachfront  to rapid erosion
General

Monkey River loses more beachfront to rapid erosion

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Rapid beach erosion has been the hot topic of discussion in Monkey River Village. The village, located in the Toledo District, has been experiencing severe beach erosion since 1979. Hurricanes Mitch in 1998 and Iris in 2001 sped up the process and the result […]