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Business

“Tough times ahead,” says Chamber of Commerce

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is calling for the Government of Belize to make drastic economic reforms to reduce the country’s Debt to GDP ratio. The BCCI made a statement this week, saying that GOB needs to implement the changes either prior […]

Crime Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60

Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60

By Michelle Sutherland A 17-year-old boy of a Pelican Street address was fatally stabbed multiple times by his cousin on Antelope Street extension in Belize City just after midnight in early Monday morning. Police say that on Sunday February 19, around 11:40 p.m. while on patrol on Antelope street extension, […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The history of BTL, Belize’s premier telecommunication utility, is a tortuous and painful one. The idea of putting Belize Telecommunications on a firm and secure footing was conceived in 1972 under the Esquivel Government “to operate, maintain and administer the national telecommunication services and to regulate, control and plan all […]

General More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017

More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries that make up the eastern Caribbean have been advised to to prepare for harsher weather conditions and hurricanes this year, due to climate change. During a regional discussion in Dominica, Crispin d’Auvergne, St. Lucia’s chief sustainable development officer said a 2008 environmental study showed […]

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More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017
General / Weekend News

More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries that make up the eastern Caribbean have been advised to to prepare for harsher weather conditions and hurricanes this year, due to climate change. During a regional discussion in Dominica, Crispin d’Auvergne, St. Lucia’s chief sustainable development officer said a 2008 environmental study showed […]

Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area
General / Uncategorized / Weekend News

Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men have been fined a hefty sum of $10,000 each for ‘illegal entry into a protected area’, after they pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court this week. Carlos Palacios, 35, and Donald Wewe, 47, were charged under the National Protected […]

Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017
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Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fisherfolk are advised that the Sea Cucumber season will remain closed for 2017; hence anyone caught fishing for or have in their possession the product is in violation of Section 11 of Statutory Instrument #67 of 2009 of the Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Department says […]

Schnitzer was facilitated just like Kim Wong Hong, documents show
General

Schnitzer was facilitated just like Kim Wong Hong, documents show

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor New documents that surfaced this week show that David Nanes Schnitzer – the accused multi-million dollar fraudster who vanished into thin air after being granted bail in November 2015 – was facilitated in order to attain Belizean nationality in the same fashion as was Kim […]

General

Incarceration to Inspiration: Museum of Belize turns 15

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A museum, traditionally is a building where collections of artifacts, art work, documents, or other tangible representations of a country’s history and culture are kept and displayed. However, when the Museum celebrated its 15th Anniversary, it was a celebration of more than just a building […]

General

No deductions: Easter and Summer breaks shortened

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have agreed that there will be no salary deduction in exchange for teachers making up lost time. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin handed down a perfected order on Tuesday, which came out of the court ordered […]

No new passports being printed
General

No new passports being printed

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Immigration had to activate contingency operations in the passport office this week, after the passport printer stopped woking. The office confirmed that it hasn’t been able to print passports for several days, causing a back log in its already high workload. Minister of State […]

Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60
Crime

Boy stabbed to death by relative over $60

By Michelle Sutherland A 17-year-old boy of a Pelican Street address was fatally stabbed multiple times by his cousin on Antelope Street extension in Belize City just after midnight in early Monday morning. Police say that on Sunday February 19, around 11:40 p.m. while on patrol on Antelope street extension, […]

San Ignacio man killed while walking with wife
Crime

San Ignacio man killed while walking with wife

By Michelle Sutherland A 23-year-old father of one, was ambushed and murdered on Sunday night while he was walking along with his common-law-wife, through a park in San Ignacio town. Just before midnight on Sunday, San Ignacio police responded to several shots fired behind PK store. When officers arrived on […]

“John Doe” , assassinated in the West, positively identified
Crime

“John Doe” , assassinated in the West, positively identified

By Michelle Sutherland The body of a man, who is alleged to be a hired assassin, was discovered around 6:00 a.m. on Monday February 20 on 1st Street in San Ignacio Town. He has since been positively identified by family members as 21-year-old Chester Thueus of a Long Barracks address […]