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Business Introducing Barton Middleton

Introducing Barton Middleton

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Senate Select Committee learned this week, that the mysterious “Mr. Middleton,” who has been named in several testimonies as a key player in a visa fraud scheme being investigated at the Immigration and Nationality Department, is Barton Lee Middleton of Orange Walk. Immigration Officer, […]

Crime Brother hacks sister to death

Brother hacks sister to death

By Michelle Sutherland A young Belize City mother was gruesomely chopped to death on Sunday night, allegedly by her own brother Elijah Blake, who was been detained by police for the shocking murder. The incident happened outside of 29-year-old Julian Blake’s St. Peter’s street home. Police say that on March […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

If Belize is looking to create new start-up businesses from among native Belizeans it would be wise to amend the General Sales Tax Law so that start-up businesses can have some breathing room to grow. The General Sales Tax, effective as it has been, is not friendly to start-ups because […]

General Culture is the key to better bilateral relations, says Cuban Ambassador

Culture is the key to better bilateral relations, says Cuban Ambassador

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Since her arrival in Belize, Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Belize, Her Excellency Lissette Perez, has been touring the country with the intent of strengthening bilateral relations. Perez explained that the tours have been largely to familiarize herself with Belize, […]

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Culture is the key to better bilateral relations, says Cuban Ambassador
General

Culture is the key to better bilateral relations, says Cuban Ambassador

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Since her arrival in Belize, Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Belize, Her Excellency Lissette Perez, has been touring the country with the intent of strengthening bilateral relations. Perez explained that the tours have been largely to familiarize herself with Belize, […]

OAS Commission investigation into Danny Conorquie murder
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OAS Commission investigation into Danny Conorquie murder

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The same set of international investigators who delved into the shooting death last year of Guatemalan, Julio Alvarado, 13, in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve is now investigating the murder of Belizean Special Constable, Danny Conorquie. He was shot dead at the Caracol Archaeological Reserve in […]

Trouble looming for the sugar industry
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Trouble looming for the sugar industry

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The sugar industry in Belize is under increased pressure in 2017, in light of a decision by the European Union (EU) to remove the limitation that it had placed on beet sugar produced within the EU. On October 1, beet farmers in the EU will […]

Belize’s borders not recognized, Foreign Minister says
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Belize’s borders not recognized, Foreign Minister says

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize’s borders are not recognized, not by Guatemala or the international community, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington said last week. Elrington was speaking to reporters following the visit to Belize by Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro. “We have got to complete […]

NEMO provides homes for Albert fire victims
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NEMO provides homes for Albert fire victims

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fire victims in the Albert constituency this week received new homes provided by the Ministry responsible for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). On Monday, Minister responsible for NEMO, Edmond Castro handed out the homes to three families who lost their homes in the Conch […]

Introducing Barton Middleton
Business

Introducing Barton Middleton

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Senate Select Committee learned this week, that the mysterious “Mr. Middleton,” who has been named in several testimonies as a key player in a visa fraud scheme being investigated at the Immigration and Nationality Department, is Barton Lee Middleton of Orange Walk. Immigration Officer, […]

A billion more in debt! Legacy forecasts
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A billion more in debt! Legacy forecasts

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize needs structural reforms to avoid racking up another $1 billion in debt, according to projections made by financial advisory firm, Legacy Fund Ltd. On Thursday, Legacy, in collaboration with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), held its quarterly meeting with the private […]

NTUCB gets new president
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NTUCB gets new president

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Christian Workers Union (CWO) General Secretary, Floyd Neal, is the new president of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB). Neal took up the position at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the NTUCB, held on Saturday, March 18. Neal had only one opponent for […]

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GOB gets 10 million US poverty alleviation cash

By Michelle Sutherland The Government of Belize, this week, got a US $10 million loan through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to provide services to poor and vulnerable communities across Belize. The loan, which was recently approved, is to support the strengthening of the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF), which […]

Brother hacks sister to death
Crime

Brother hacks sister to death

By Michelle Sutherland A young Belize City mother was gruesomely chopped to death on Sunday night, allegedly by her own brother Elijah Blake, who was been detained by police for the shocking murder. The incident happened outside of 29-year-old Julian Blake’s St. Peter’s street home. Police say that on March […]