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Business New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M

New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Construction of the new Belize City Centre facility is expected to cost $25 M to build and will take between 20 and 24 months from the time it is scheduled to start in early 2015. Anthony Thurton and Associates (ATA) obtained the contract a […]

Crime Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez’ vehicle stolen

Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez’ vehicle stolen

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belmopan Mayor, Simeon Lopez, lost his vehicle on Tuesday afternoon when someone he did not authorize opened the SUV and drove off with it. According to Mayor Lopez, he discovered the vehicle missing from in front of his office after he had completed an […]

Editorial

Every now and then the State of Belize pauses to pay tribute to an extraordinary Belizean, who in some way has influenced the course of Belizean history. Such a person was the late Fred Martinez of Orange Walk, former Belizean Ambassador to Guatemala, and prior to that, Chairman of the […]

General Cervantes family believes police investigation fell short

Cervantes family believes police investigation fell short

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The family of Ramon Cervantes Sr., of Orange Walk is still reeling from the kidnapping and brutal murder of their loved one two weeks ago but reports are that they are not pleased with the way the police investigation has evolved. Someone close to […]

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New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M
Business

New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Construction of the new Belize City Centre facility is expected to cost $25 M to build and will take between 20 and 24 months from the time it is scheduled to start in early 2015. Anthony Thurton and Associates (ATA) obtained the contract a […]

Union and BCCI propose amendments to OSH Bill
Business

Union and BCCI propose amendments to OSH Bill

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Both the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) have proposed amendments to the tabled Occupational Safety and Health Bill. According to BCCI President Arturo Vasquez, the chamber has submitted a total of between 50 […]

Cervantes family believes police investigation fell short
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Cervantes family believes police investigation fell short

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The family of Ramon Cervantes Sr., of Orange Walk is still reeling from the kidnapping and brutal murder of their loved one two weeks ago but reports are that they are not pleased with the way the police investigation has evolved. Someone close to […]

ComPol maintains Penner file still incomplete
General

ComPol maintains Penner file still incomplete

By Marion V.Ali Staff Reporter Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie told reporters on Wednesday that the Elvin Penner case file on the passport/visa scandal is still incomplete and that investigations are ongoing. Whylie, therefore, maintained that due to the ongoing investigation he cannot turn over the Penner files to anyone […]

Vector Control unit gets new vehicles
General

Vector Control unit gets new vehicles

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The vector control Unit of the Ministry of health received 11 vehicles this week to increase the units’ operational capabilities in urban and rural communities. The vehicles, Toyota Hilux 4×4 pickup trucks, were handed over at the Belize Diesel and Equipment Company Limited’s compound in […]

PM hosts third annual business forum
Business

PM hosts third annual business forum

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow held his third annual Business Forum on Thursday in which members of the private sector met with the public sector to discuss ways to strengthen Belize’s business climate. Mike Singh, chief executive officer in the Ministry of Trade and Investment […]

Desiree Phillips on goals as new OCED
Business

Desiree Phillips on goals as new OCED

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Desiree Phillips, new the new officer commanding Eastern Division, said her main focus after assuming her new role is to boost the moral of officers, rebuild community trust and focus on crime reduction. “We will continue to remain steadfast but there is a lot […]

Gino Peck promoted
General

Gino Peck promoted

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Gino Peck, the police corporal who earlier this year was found guilty of two counts of keeping unlicensed and prohibited firearms and ammunition, this week received a promotion to the rank of sergeant. On Wednesday afternoon, Peck was one of 166 police men and […]

Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez’ vehicle stolen
Crime

Belmopan Mayor Simeon Lopez’ vehicle stolen

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belmopan Mayor, Simeon Lopez, lost his vehicle on Tuesday afternoon when someone he did not authorize opened the SUV and drove off with it. According to Mayor Lopez, he discovered the vehicle missing from in front of his office after he had completed an […]

Thursday morning murder
Crime

Thursday morning murder

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A 28-year-old man was killed around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday after being shot several times near the Raccoon Street extension. According to Sergeant Ismael Westby, of the Crimes Investigation Branch Precinct Two, Lionel Sampson was walking along Gravy Street toward the Raccoon Street extension […]