Teachers tighten grip as support builds Teachers tighten grip as support builds
Payment due in US, GOB “disappointed” Payment due in US, GOB “disappointed”
Government ruffles media’s feathers Government ruffles media’s feathers
Belize at 35, national issues weigh heavy at official ceremonies Belize at 35, national issues weigh heavy at official ceremonies
Business IMF says economy in bad shape! Recommends reforms

IMF says economy in bad shape! Recommends reforms

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week, recommended that government raise taxes, and lessen the amount of public servants and their benefits in order to cope with the struggling economy. On Monday, the IMF released the results of its Article IV consultation, which said that […]

Crime Technicality saves man from sodomy sentence

Technicality saves man from sodomy sentence

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Basil Willis, aka “ET” a resident of Black Orchid Street, this week walked free of sodomy charges due to a technicality. Willis now 49, was happy when the charge was dismissed on Friday morning by Magistrate Carlon Mendoza in Court 5. The dismissal came about after Magistrate […]

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Editorial

It has been decided! The teachers of the Public School System will go on strike starting Monday, August 3rd involving every primary school up and down the country. They have unprecedented support from the Catholic Church which has offered a ringing endorsement, from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

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Happening now: BNTU and other unions hold meetings; Senate has special sitting

By Marion Ali The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) is currently holding a meeting with its members in preparation for its planned industrial action on Monday. Several other unions have also held or are also holding meetings with their membership to reach consensus on what form of support they will […]

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Happening now: BNTU and other unions hold meetings; Senate has special sitting

By Marion Ali The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) is currently holding a meeting with its members in preparation for its planned industrial action on Monday. Several other unions have also held or are also holding meetings with their membership to reach consensus on what form of support they will […]

Technicality saves man from sodomy sentence
Crime

Technicality saves man from sodomy sentence

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Basil Willis, aka “ET” a resident of Black Orchid Street, this week walked free of sodomy charges due to a technicality. Willis now 49, was happy when the charge was dismissed on Friday morning by Magistrate Carlon Mendoza in Court 5. The dismissal came about after Magistrate […]

Erasmo Lino walks from a Roaring Creek murder due to Nolle Prosequi
Crime

Erasmo Lino walks from a Roaring Creek murder due to Nolle Prosequi

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers The DPP office has made its first Nolle Prosequi submission for this session. Erasmo Lino, who was represented in court by attorney Tricia Pitts Anderson, saw his murder case entered as a case of nolle prosequi and told he was a free man. No official reasons were […]

Man on remand for sexual assault on minor
Crime

Man on remand for sexual assault on minor

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers A 40-year-old maintenance worker, Jose Luis Gonzalez, finds himself on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was denied bail for touching a minor inappropriately on her breast. Gonzalez who was unrepresented, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith in Court 1 on Wednesday, where he […]

Missing man turns up dead; murdered
Crime

Missing man turns up dead; murdered

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who went missing on Independence Day and whose family turned to social media to help locate him, turned up dead – the victim of a murder. Rudolph Selgado, 33, who had just moved to Roaring Creek Village, was discovered about two miles away […]

General

PUP blasts GOB for criticizing BNTU

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The People’s United Party (PUP) has condemned the government for what it terms as “unreasonable and vicious attacks on the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) and its members”. In a strongly-worded press release that the party issued this week, it summarized the recent meeting which […]

Hundreds of suspected Zika cases, less than 50 confirmed
General

Hundreds of suspected Zika cases, less than 50 confirmed

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Health this week, held a press conference to update the nation about the status of the Zika virus outbreak in the country, showing that there are more suspected than confirmed cases. The Ministry assembled Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services; Lorna Perez Surveillance […]

John Mcafee photographed at his home in Belize Nov. 2012.Photograph by Brian Finke
General

McAfee documentary reveals murder plot; Deputy ComPol says police can investigate

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says there are some areas the Belize Police Department can investigate pertaining to a 2011 murder, following a television documentary this week about John McAfee, an American computer programmer/businessman who fled Belize following another murder on Ambergris Caye in […]

Matthew strengthens before projected time into hurricane
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Matthew strengthens before projected time into hurricane

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Matthew is expected to become a hurricane by early Friday morning, far sooner than it was expected to even become a tropical storm. The storm gained strength even before it had a clearly-defined “eye”, with maximum sustained winds near 62 mph with higher […]

IMF says economy in bad shape! Recommends reforms
Business

IMF says economy in bad shape! Recommends reforms

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week, recommended that government raise taxes, and lessen the amount of public servants and their benefits in order to cope with the struggling economy. On Monday, the IMF released the results of its Article IV consultation, which said that […]