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“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 Penner served with NIP following fatal accident

Penner served with NIP following fatal accident

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Elvin Penner, former minister of Government, was served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP), by San Ignacio Police after he knocked down a Unitedville resident, who later died from the injuries he sustained. The accident occurred at around 6:56 p.m., on Friday on the […]

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Penner served with NIP following fatal accident
General / Weekend News

Penner served with NIP following fatal accident

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Elvin Penner, former minister of Government, was served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP), by San Ignacio Police after he knocked down a Unitedville resident, who later died from the injuries he sustained. The accident occurred at around 6:56 p.m., on Friday on the […]

Media and NICH hold workshop
General / Weekend News

Media and NICH hold workshop

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Media personnel gathered at the Government House in Belize City on Friday for a one-day workshop and open dialogue with the National Institute of Culture and History(NICH), to construct a better working relationship between the two entities. The event was a joint collaborative effort between […]

Woman stabs man during domestic dispute
General / Weekend News

Woman stabs man during domestic dispute

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A woman from Dangriga town is detained pending charges of ‘attempted murder’ for stabbing her common-law husband multiple times on Friday. Police sources have confirmed that 28-year-old Thomas Orlando Gutierrez was stabbed to his left lower back and left upper chest by his common-law wife, […]

Man murdered in San Ignacio
General / Weekend News

Man murdered in San Ignacio

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A San Ignacio resident was executed by a masked gunman on Flamingo Avenue in that municipality early Sunday morning. The victim, identified as Akeem Guzman, was shot to his back at around 12:50 a.m Police sources have indicated that Guzman had just arrived at a […]

Teakettle villagers stage protest against police
General / Weekend News

Teakettle villagers stage protest against police

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter With the break of dawn on Saturday, black plumes of smoke and fire rose into the sky as tires burnt across the highway in Teakettle village as a sign of protest against police, cutting off traffic. Sources from the village have confirmed that the bonfire […]

Belize participates in International Food Festival in Taiwan
General / Weekend News

Belize participates in International Food Festival in Taiwan

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Belize Trade and Investment Development Services (BELTRAIDE), is currently representing Belize in Taipei, Taiwan at the 2017 International Food Show. Belize is attending the event under the theme, “Raising the Bar in Belize, the Success of a Gourmet Chocolatier”. It features the Belize Chocolate […]

US Embassy furnishes Anti-Drug Unit with 3 vessels
General / Weekend News

US Embassy furnishes Anti-Drug Unit with 3 vessels

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Officials from the United States Embassy handed over three newly-refurbished vessels to the Anti Narcotics Unit of the Belize Police Department during a ceremony today. The donation was handed over at the Coast Guard base and is valued at approximately US $449,000, through the Central […]

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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 […]