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Business Senate passes PetroCaribe Loan Act amendments

Senate passes PetroCaribe Loan Act amendments

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The amendments to the PetroCaribe Loan Act, along with two supplementary appropriation Bills among others, were approved by the Senate on Wednesday. The voting on the amendments to the controversial Bill went, for the most part, the way most had expected, with the exception […]

Crime

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Punta Gorda police are investigating what they believe is the murser of a woman in that municipality. The body of Juana Cardinaz, a labour officer, was discovered on Friday morning inside an apartment located at the corner of Jose Maria Nunez and King Streets in […]

Editorial

Editorial

Last Friday the opposition’s People’s United Party walked out of a House meeting of the National Assembly in protest over an order by Speaker Michael Peyrefitte to eject an individual from the gallery. That individual was no other than Senator Jason Andrews. His ejection by the Speaker so infuriated Opposition […]

General Belize’s national debt: Nearly $2.3 billion

Belize’s national debt: Nearly $2.3 billion

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize’s national external debt at the end of 2014, according to Central Bank statistics, is in the range between $2.2 and $2.3 billion with a cumulative interest rate of around 3.7 percent. This amounts to around $84 million in interest alone. According to the […]

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By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Punta Gorda police are investigating what they believe is the murser of a woman in that municipality. The body of Juana Cardinaz, a labour officer, was discovered on Friday morning inside an apartment located at the corner of Jose Maria Nunez and King Streets in […]

Belize’s national debt: Nearly $2.3 billion
General

Belize’s national debt: Nearly $2.3 billion

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize’s national external debt at the end of 2014, according to Central Bank statistics, is in the range between $2.2 and $2.3 billion with a cumulative interest rate of around 3.7 percent. This amounts to around $84 million in interest alone. According to the […]

Image Factory turns 20! Presents 20 proposals.
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Image Factory turns 20! Presents 20 proposals.

How time flies! It hardly seems possible that it’s been 20 years since budding artist, Yasser Musa launched the Image Factory in 1995. Today the Image Factory is an institution and at its “20 Años” anniversary celebration last Friday, June 26, Yasser, Gilvano Swasey, Briheda Haylock, Katie Usher, Leroy the […]

Sealy wins gold for Belize in Nicaragua
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Sealy wins gold for Belize in Nicaragua

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Katy Sealy, the British-Belizean track and field athlete, won gold representing Belize over the last weekend in the Heptathlon in the Central American Games held in Nicaragua. Sealy dominated the event in each of its seven categories, finishing with a total of 4614 points […]

Missing man turns up dead; police suspect foul play
Crime

Missing man turns up dead; police suspect foul play

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Hattieville police have detained two suspects – an underage girl and a 21 year-old man – in connection with the disappearance of a resident of Mahogany Heights community, near Mile 31. Desmond Usher, who also went by the name Desmond Myers, a 23 year-old […]

Teens shot two days apart die on same day
Crime

Teens shot two days apart die on same day

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Two teens who were shot two days apart in their heads and who remained comatose following their unfortunate encounters with their shooters, both passed away on Monday, June 29th. Tyrique Thompson, 15, who was shot behind the head while walking on Lakeview Street last […]

Crime

Police find high-caliber weapon on bus

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week the Belize Police Department intercepted a passenger bus bound for Belize City and found a high-powered rifle and ammunition. On Wednesday they found an AK-47 rifle and two magazines, when they stopped a bus between miles 31 and 32 on the George Price […]

Senate passes PetroCaribe Loan Act amendments
Business

Senate passes PetroCaribe Loan Act amendments

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The amendments to the PetroCaribe Loan Act, along with two supplementary appropriation Bills among others, were approved by the Senate on Wednesday. The voting on the amendments to the controversial Bill went, for the most part, the way most had expected, with the exception […]

Chamber responds to PM “playing the fool” comments
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Chamber responds to PM “playing the fool” comments

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has responded to Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s recent comments about the Chamber being unwilling to dialogue and “playing the fool”. The Chamber has called his comments disappointing and unacceptable. BCCI President, Arturo Vasquez told the Reporter […]

Minority shareholder’s past drug conviction  of no concern, says SSB Chairman
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Minority shareholder’s past drug conviction of no concern, says SSB Chairman

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Social Security Board (SSB) Chairman, Doug Singh said the Board’s approval of loans to two southern companies was done on the merit of risk assessment and said reports that John Zabaneh, the businessman whose assets have been frozen in connection with drug investigations, are […]