Minister Edmund Castro in the hot seat again! Minister Edmund Castro in the hot seat again!
Police find decomposed body at Mile 8 Police find decomposed body at Mile 8
Brother pleads guilty to drug trafficking allowing other brother to go free Brother pleads guilty  to drug trafficking allowing  other brother to go free
Auditor General will audit Petro Caribe finances Other major audits in the pipeline include Treasury and Immigration Auditor General will audit Petro Caribe finances Other major audits in the pipeline include Treasury and Immigration
Business “Kids at Work” business expo a success

“Kids at Work” business expo a success

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter On Friday, Horizon Academy hosted its first financial literacy fair entitled “Kids at Work Business Expo.” The event, which showcased a variety of products for sale made primarily by students with guidance from teachers and parents, was held on the school’s compound at mile 3 […]

Crime

Near-death traffic accidents occur hours apart on same highway

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Several persons escaped almost sure death when their vehicle came to a screeching halt just feet above the Belize River shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday. The concrete barrier on the river’s edge stopped it from careening into the crocodile-infested waters near mile seven […]

Editorial

Editorial

Guatemala made a formal request to Belize last week to vary treaty agreements to allow her to hold her referendum on Belize along with national elections. National elections in Guatemala are scheduled for Thursday, September 6. Run-off elections will be held on Tuesday, October 20, to select the next President […]

General “Kids at Work” business expo a success

“Kids at Work” business expo a success

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter On Friday, Horizon Academy hosted its first financial literacy fair entitled “Kids at Work Business Expo.” The event, which showcased a variety of products for sale made primarily by students with guidance from teachers and parents, was held on the school’s compound at mile 3 […]

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Agricultural sector getting upgrades
Diplomatic Relations / Weekend News

Agricultural sector getting upgrades

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week announced that it is making strides to improve the country’s agricultural sector, through international cooperations. The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS), called out to agricultural sector representatives this week to attend its upcoming “National Dialogue on the importance of […]

Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest
Social / Weekend News

Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youths in the Caribbean, particularly females, have among the highest rate of unemployment in the world, according to a new study released by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). In their report, “Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development”, presented at […]

Fatal shooting in Belize City; another in Dangriga
Breaking News / Weekend News

Fatal shooting in Belize City; another in Dangriga

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A shooting on Friday evening on Iguana Street Extension in Belize City has claimed the life of a man. The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. We understand that there was another shooting in Dangriga shortly after 9 p.m., the details of which this newspaper […]

“Kids at Work” business expo a success
Business / General / Weekend News

“Kids at Work” business expo a success

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter On Friday, Horizon Academy hosted its first financial literacy fair entitled “Kids at Work Business Expo.” The event, which showcased a variety of products for sale made primarily by students with guidance from teachers and parents, was held on the school’s compound at mile 3 […]

Stake holders meet to discuss early childhood development
Education / Weekend News

Stake holders meet to discuss early childhood development

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize this week, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, began working on a national early childhood development strategy. To develop a comprehensive strategy, representatives from the Ministries of Education Youth and Sports, Health, and Human development gathered at the Radisson […]

Monkey River loses more  beachfront  to rapid erosion
General

Monkey River loses more beachfront to rapid erosion

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Rapid beach erosion has been the hot topic of discussion in Monkey River Village. The village, located in the Toledo District, has been experiencing severe beach erosion since 1979. Hurricanes Mitch in 1998 and Iris in 2001 sped up the process and the result […]

Belize has new avian veterinary specialist
General

Belize has new avian veterinary specialist

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belize has a newly-trained aviary specialist in the person of Philip DeShield, 26, who returned home last Thursday from a sponsored avian veterinary course in the United States. DeShield says he hopes to use his newly-acquired skills to assist the Belize Bird Rescue (BBR), the […]

Crime

Near-death traffic accidents occur hours apart on same highway

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Several persons escaped almost sure death when their vehicle came to a screeching halt just feet above the Belize River shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday. The concrete barrier on the river’s edge stopped it from careening into the crocodile-infested waters near mile seven […]

Mom shot dead in front of family 
Crime

Mom shot dead in front of family 

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A mother of three, was shot dead while heading home on the George Price Highway in a vehicle with her family. Roselia Galvez, 43, a resident of Society Hall Road, Roaring Creek, was killed around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, after enjoying an afternoon of […]

Attempted Murder witness killed at wake
Crime

Attempted Murder witness killed at wake

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Twenty-nine-year-old Kenroy “Bouncer” Arnold was ambushed, shot and killed on Saturday night in Ladyville as he attended the wake of another recent murder victim. His family alleges he was killed because he was supposed to testify in an upcoming attempted murder case. According to […]