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Business PM says GOB has given public servants 19 percent salary increase

PM says GOB has given public servants 19 percent salary increase

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, during Friday’s House Sitting, boasted that his administration has raised teachers’ and public officers’ salaries and increments by a cumulative 19 percent in just two fiscal years. According to Barrow, that 19 percent represents a $72 million increase in salaries […]

Crime Espinoza’s acquitted of murder! His confession ignored

Espinoza’s acquitted of murder! His confession ignored

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter Sylvio Espinoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan national, has been cleared of murder charges, after an alleged confession he made to police was rejected as evidence in his trial. Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas, presiding without a jury, ruled that he was not satisfied that Espinoza, a […]

Editorial

Editorial

The question has been asked, and it needs to be answered. What is our government’s policy on admitting pleasure groups of gays and lesbians to Belize as tourist visitors? The announcement last week that Caribbean Villas Resort on San Pedro is planning a big bash designed specifically for gays and […]

General Katy Sealy leading at Central American Games

Katy Sealy leading at Central American Games

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter British-born heptathlete Katy Sealy, representing Belize, is leading all athletes in points in the haptathlon, after the first two days of competition in Nicaragua at the Central American Games. After the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon, Sealy leads in every category. She […]

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Katy Sealy leading at Central American Games
General / Sports / Weekend News

Katy Sealy leading at Central American Games

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter British-born heptathlete Katy Sealy, representing Belize, is leading all athletes in points in the haptathlon, after the first two days of competition in Nicaragua at the Central American Games. After the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon, Sealy leads in every category. She […]

Coast Guard search for Varela continues
Accidents/Drownings / General / Weekend News

Coast Guard search for Varela continues

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Search efforts by the Belize National Coast Guard (BNCG) for 80-year-old San Pedro businessman, Liobijildo Varela, in  the area off the Port of Belize continue without much luck or any sign of Varela’s body. According to Ensign David Ayala, BNGC on-scene search coordinator, as […]

PM says GOB has given public servants 19 percent salary increase
Business / General / Politics / Weekend News

PM says GOB has given public servants 19 percent salary increase

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, during Friday’s House Sitting, boasted that his administration has raised teachers’ and public officers’ salaries and increments by a cumulative 19 percent in just two fiscal years. According to Barrow, that 19 percent represents a $72 million increase in salaries […]

PM condemns Mayas, Requena condemns PM
Controversy / General / Weekend News

PM condemns Mayas, Requena condemns PM

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in a presentation at Friday’s House Sitting, condemned the Maya community for the incident at Santa Cruz this week but People’s United Party (PUP) Toledo West area representative Oscar Requena condemned the Prime Minister for his response to the situation. […]

PUP walks out of House Sitting
General / Politics / Weekend News

PUP walks out of House Sitting

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) walked out of Friday’s House Sitting in solidarity with PUP Senator Patrick Andrews after the House speaker ordered that he be removed. House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte ordered police to remove Andrews after he audibly laughed at a statement Minister […]

Conservation groups come out to support controversial Bills
General / Weekend News

Conservation groups come out to support controversial Bills

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Representatives from a number of different conservation groups packed the National Assembly to support the tabling of two related bills despite disapproval from the Association of Protected Area Management Organizations (APAMO). Minister of Forestries, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Liselle Alamilla said the non-governmental groups […]

PUP walks out of House Sitting
Controversy / General / Weekend News

PUP walks out of House Sitting

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) walked out of Friday’s House Sitting in solidarity with Senator Patrick Andrews after the House Speaker ordered that he be removed. The PUP left before controversial Bills, including the amendments to the PetroCaribe Loan Act, could be debated. More […]

Conservation groups come out to support controversial Bills
Controversy / General / Weekend News

Conservation groups come out to support controversial Bills

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Representatives from a number of conservation groups packed the National Assembly to support the tabling of two related Bills, despite disapproval from the Association of Protected Area Management Organizations (APAMO). Minister of Forestries, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Liselle Alamilla said they were there to […]

Espinoza’s acquitted of murder! His confession ignored
Crime

Espinoza’s acquitted of murder! His confession ignored

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter Sylvio Espinoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan national, has been cleared of murder charges, after an alleged confession he made to police was rejected as evidence in his trial. Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas, presiding without a jury, ruled that he was not satisfied that Espinoza, a […]

Senseless shooting on Lakeview St; teen critical
Crime

Senseless shooting on Lakeview St; teen critical

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Tyrique Thompson, 15, a student of Canaan High School in Belize City, lies critically wounded with a bullet in his neck after he was shot while walking home on Monday night. The attack took place before 9:00 p.m. on Lakeview Street when one of […]