Attorney General gives NCL nod of approval Attorney General gives NCL nod of  approval
Farmer shoots and kills trespassers Attorney asks DPP to drop charges against his client Farmer shoots and kills trespassers   Attorney asks DPP to drop charges against his client
“No change in plans!” Contreras’ daughter will be appointed Director of the Drug Inspectorate “No change in plans!”  Contreras’ daughter will be appointed Director of the Drug Inspectorate
Penner recall case greenlighted Penner recall case greenlighted
Business BNE launches fund to assist Belizean entrepreneurs

BNE launches fund to assist Belizean entrepreneurs

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Natural Energy (BNE) Charitable Trust launched the first phase of an Empowerment Fund aimed at providing Belizean entrepreneurs the opportunity to finance viable business plans. The first phase of the Empowerment Fund is being rolled out through La Inmaculada Credit Union Limited […]

Crime

Belizean pilot murdered in Guatemala

A Belizean pilot was reportedly murdered in neighbouring Guatemala. According to reprts, the pilot, who is originally from Succotz Village, Cayo, was discovered lying face down near a hotel in Melchor de Mencos with gunshot wounds to the head. Belizean and Guatemalan authorities are investigating the murder but police do […]

Editorial

For the 1.8 billion Christians around the world Holy Week is the most solemn time of the year. It recalls the events leading to the passion of Jesus and His death by crucifixion- a slow, agonizing torture which would end in asphyxiation. It was the most shameful of deaths, reserved […]

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Bananas under threat in the Caribbean
World

Bananas under threat in the Caribbean

Caribbean banana producing countries have been warned to be on their guard against the introduction of the fusarium wilt disease regarded as the most destructive to the banana industry. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the disease has already spread from Asia to Africa and the […]

Mexican wins 86th Cross Country Cycling Classic
Sports

Mexican wins 86th Cross Country Cycling Classic

By: William G. Ysaguirre, Freelance Writer Foreign riders dominated the top seven places of the 86th Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic today, with Mexican rider Juan Pablo Magallanes of Benny’s Megabytes Team winning in five hours 45 minutes and three seconds. Magallanes finished second last year to Darnell Barrowr, […]

World

Nobel Prize-winning author passes

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” has died. The 87-year-old literary giant was treated this month for infections and dehydration at a Mexican hospital. García Márquez, a native of Colombia, is widely credited with helping […]

Crime

Belizean pilot murdered in Guatemala

A Belizean pilot was reportedly murdered in neighbouring Guatemala. According to reprts, the pilot, who is originally from Succotz Village, Cayo, was discovered lying face down near a hotel in Melchor de Mencos with gunshot wounds to the head. Belizean and Guatemalan authorities are investigating the murder but police do […]

Crime

Camalote resident stabbed in neck; critical

By: Marion V. Ali Belmopan police are looking for a suspect following a stabbing on Good Friday night that left a man critically wounded. According to reports, the incident occurred sometime after 8 p.m. in Roaring Creek Village and the victim, a man identified only as “Parham”, suffered knife wounds […]

World

OECS Export Development Unit works with regional entrepreneurs to promote trade with French Caribbean

The OECS Export Development Unit (EDU) says it is working with regional entrepreneurs to further promote trade with the French Caribbean following a successful fact finding business mission to the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. A statement from the St. Lucia-based OECS Secretariat said that during the mission, representatives […]

FrontPage

Belizeans accuse Canadian McDonald’s of “slavery”

Belizean workers at McDonald’s in Canada are accusing the company of treating them like “slaves”. A report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, states that the Belizeans say that McDonald’s is effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment, then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent. The Belizeans […]

World

Official reports from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the sunken ferry were fake were met by disgust, anger and shock from families of the people onboard the vessel. Messages such as “I am still alive… in the cafeteria please help me my […]

World

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission concedes that anti-doping procedures in 2013 fell short of international standards

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has conceded that some procedures carried out while collecting samples for testing last year were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standards. JADCO made its concession in a statement on Wednesday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) blasted Jamaican anti-doping […]

Crime

Police operation yields over two pounds of weed

By: Marion V. Ali An anti-drug operation in the Pickstock area of Belize City has led to the discovery of over two pounds of marijuana. Police say that officers from the Quick Response Precinct Two Unit were on an anti-drug operation on Fitzgibbon Street at around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday. […]