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Business The Curious Case of BIL

The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the southside of Belize City. At the […]

Crime Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the third time in only two weeks, the Jane Usher area has blown up like a wild west scene, with the murders of three youths, all of which are suspected to be linked. This speculation, we hasten to say, however, is based on street […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The Government of Belize may have good and sufficient reason for regarding its Faber’s Road Project as an emergency undertaking, exempting it from the usual public tender procedure, but the decision is nonetheless regrettable. . There are good reasons for requiring that all big tenders for public works go through […]

General Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human trafficking or trafficking in persons (TIPS). There has been no official […]

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Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize
General

Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human trafficking or trafficking in persons (TIPS). There has been no official […]

The Curious Case of BIL
Business

The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the southside of Belize City. At the […]

Pink eye secretion lives on
General

Pink eye secretion lives on

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Environmental conditions, such as temperature and moisture, and other factors like contaminated surfaces that we use and touch can have a bearing on how long the pink eye epidemic lasts in Belize. Some bacteria can survive and remain contagious on things like money, keyboards and […]

Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize
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Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be making an official visit to Belize next Wednesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to Mexican Embassy in Belize, Barrow invited the Mexican President to co-chair the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit to be held in Belize next Wednesday […]

No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct
General

No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A high school teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with one of his female students at a Seventh Day Adventist high school in western Belize can no longer be employed with the Mission, an official of the mission told the Reporter on Monday. The […]

Business

Competing with Chetumal – Innovatively

Last week a few media houses reported on the fact that over the long weekend several thousand Belizeans chose to spend their free time and their hard-earned money in Mexico. The number, 12,607 departures, is almost six times more than the previous weekend, when 2,117 Belizeans went across the border. […]

odest growth for Latin America and Caribbean, says World Bank
Business

odest growth for Latin America and Caribbean, says World Bank

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Latin America and the Caribbean are on course to achieve modest economic growth for the first time in six years, despite the Caribbean’s plight this hurricane season with two major storms that pummeled several of the leeward islands. The World Bank’s Chief Economist for Latin […]

Blood bank can’t test blood, surgeries being suspended
Business

Blood bank can’t test blood, surgeries being suspended

By Benjamin Flowers Persons seeking elective (non-emergency) surgeries at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) are being deffered until further notice because of a shortage of blood at the Belize National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood bank). The KHMH said on Monday that it had been able to keep elective surgeries […]

Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!
Crime

Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the third time in only two weeks, the Jane Usher area has blown up like a wild west scene, with the murders of three youths, all of which are suspected to be linked. This speculation, we hasten to say, however, is based on street […]

Uno gas station robbed again!
Crime

Uno gas station robbed again!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the second time this year, the UNO gas station off Vernon Street on Youth for the Future Drive has been the target of an armed robbery, and on both occasions, the incidents occurred in broad daylight. The latest incident occurred around 2:00 on Wednesday […]