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Business Government invests $15.8 million into CFII

Government invests $15.8 million into CFII

By Julia Arzu Staff Reporter The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development launched the historic “Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative” on Tuesday at the Biltmore Plaza, which will see over $15 million invested into the preservation of the Chiquibul forest (CFII). In trying to curb the amount […]

Crime Yardman accused of burglarizing home

Yardman accused of burglarizing home

The home of the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank ,Christine Maud Vellos was burglarized in mid August, and police say ther yard man is the culprit. Leon Prince, 32, a construction worker managed to deceived the Vellos family and steal more than $3,000 worth of jewellery from their home. […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The special forensics report on the shooting and tragic death of 14 year old Julio Rene Alvarado Duarte in the Sapote area of the Chiquibul Forest on the evening of April 20, 2016 is in. It states conclusively that the child was not killed by any member of the BDF […]

General Eight new Bills passed in House of Representatives

Eight new Bills passed in House of Representatives

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week passed eight new Bills, at a special sitting of the House of Representatives. The Government pushed the bills through all three of the required readings and House Committee discussions and debates, in a single session lasting around five hours. […]

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Eight new Bills passed in House of Representatives
General / Weekend News

Eight new Bills passed in House of Representatives

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week passed eight new Bills, at a special sitting of the House of Representatives. The Government pushed the bills through all three of the required readings and House Committee discussions and debates, in a single session lasting around five hours. […]

GOB comments on independent investigation report on Chiquibul shooting
General / Uncategorized / Weekend News

GOB comments on independent investigation report on Chiquibul shooting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, said this week that he is not seeking an apology from the Government of Guatemala for its erroneous statements about Belize and its security forces. Elrington explained this week that since the results of the independent investigation commissioned […]

Police drag Julius out of House of Representatives
General / Uncategorized / Weekend News

Police drag Julius out of House of Representatives

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter For the first time in Belizean history, a member of parliament was forcibly removed from a meeting of the House of Representatives by police. The Speaker of the House, Michael Peyrefitte, ordered that the area representative for the Cayo South constituency, Julius Espat, be removed […]

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Churches team up with COLA to protest at upcoming House meeting

The Alliance of Leaders and Ministers of Belize, a religious based organization, has joined with Citizens Organized for Liberty Through Action (COLA) and IWantMyCountryBack, to stage a protest at the upcoming sitting of the House of Representatives. The organizations said this week that the protest is not a form of […]

Government invests $15.8 million into CFII
Business

Government invests $15.8 million into CFII

By Julia Arzu Staff Reporter The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development launched the historic “Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative” on Tuesday at the Biltmore Plaza, which will see over $15 million invested into the preservation of the Chiquibul forest (CFII). In trying to curb the amount […]

Yardman accused of burglarizing home
Crime

Yardman accused of burglarizing home

The home of the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank ,Christine Maud Vellos was burglarized in mid August, and police say ther yard man is the culprit. Leon Prince, 32, a construction worker managed to deceived the Vellos family and steal more than $3,000 worth of jewellery from their home. […]

Doyle Garbutt shot  in the head through his van
Crime

Doyle Garbutt shot in the head through his van

By Julia Arzu Staff Reporter The lifeless body of Doyle Garbutt, 29, a resident of Dolphin Drive, was discovered in his white van on Balaam Street on Wednesday night. According to police reports, some time around 10:00 p.m., officers received reports of a shooting on Balaam Street. When they responded […]

Section 53 ruling will help the mental health of LGBT persons, says MHA
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Section 53 ruling will help the mental health of LGBT persons, says MHA

By Benjamin Flowers The Mental Health Association (MHA), this week, voiced its support of the Supreme Court striking down Belize’s sodomy laws, saying that it will have positive effects on the mental health of LGBT persons. The Association’s manager, Kathy Esquivel, on Monday described the move as “long overdue,” pointing […]

Zika virus harmful to adult brains too new study finds
General

Zika virus harmful to adult brains too new study finds

By Benjamin Flowers As the Zika virus global health crisis continues to evolve, new data is suggesting that the virus attacks adult brain cells, not just children as previously thought. A new study done by researchers from both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Rockefeller University in New York, […]

Woman appeals to driver who knocked down and killed her husband to provide for his child
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Woman appeals to driver who knocked down and killed her husband to provide for his child

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The funeral service for Lionel Villanueva, 32, is still in the planning stage, but his untimely death comes at a time when his six year-old son will return to school and his wife is appealing to the driver who knocked him down for assistance. Adelino […]