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Business

World Bank lowers 2016 forecast for crude prices

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The price of crude oil in 2016 will fall significantly, based on a forecast by the World Bank, which places these prices at around US $37 per barrel in its latest Commodity Markets Outlook report. This represents a sharp fall from its October 2015 projection, […]

Crime Honduran busted with weed pleaded guilty, regional gang related

Honduran busted with weed pleaded guilty, regional gang related

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist A Honduran national, Orbin Lenin Reyes, 25, was busted this weekend by Ladyville police with more than 16 pounds of Oaxaca marijuana at a bus shed on the Philip Goldson highway. According to police, Reyes was detained around 11:43 a.m. at mile 10 on the […]

Editorial

Editorial

Elections to determine new leadership, and a new direction for the People’s United Party were held last Sunday in Belmopan with far-reaching results. Mr. Johnny Briceño, emerged the winner by a modest margin over Mr. Francis Fonseca and Mr. Cordel Hyde. But he not only won as Party Leader. His […]

General Three policemen injured in RTA

Three policemen injured in RTA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Three policemen suffered varying degrees of injuries after the vehicle they were on duty in overturned several times on the George Price highway on Saturday. Reliable reports are that the three policemen, police constables Mark Rodriguez, Kenroy Pandy and Nadir Mendoza were conducting a mobile […]

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Three policemen injured in RTA
General / Weekend News

Three policemen injured in RTA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Three policemen suffered varying degrees of injuries after the vehicle they were on duty in overturned several times on the George Price highway on Saturday. Reliable reports are that the three policemen, police constables Mark Rodriguez, Kenroy Pandy and Nadir Mendoza were conducting a mobile […]

Atomic energy agency to help Caribbean in early detection of Zika virus
General / Weekend News

Atomic energy agency to help Caribbean in early detection of Zika virus

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will provide nuclear-derived early detection tools and training support to help Latin American and Caribbean countries rapidly identify cases of the Zika virus. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano says a €400,000 (US$450,151) initiative will see the transfer of specialized equipment and technical […]

General / Weekend News

Family Court rules child must return to live with father in Guatemala

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A mother and her two year-old daughter must part ways, at least for the time being, until a Guatemalan court decides who the child will grow up with. On Friday, Family Court Magistrate Dale Cayetano ruled that the child was illegally taken from Guatemala and […]

Chamber of Commerce chides Jack Charles
General / Weekend News

Chamber of Commerce chides Jack Charles

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The war over rice, more recently the wholesomeness of locally-produced rice, continues between businessman Jack Charles and relevant government departments; and for persistently suggesting that the rice is tainted, the Chamber of Commerce has condemned Charles’ actions. Charles said, in his latest press release, in […]

CARICOM Sec. Gen. unveils equipment donated to Leo Bradley library
General / Weekend News

CARICOM Sec. Gen. unveils equipment donated to Leo Bradley library

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Thursday, officially unveiled equipment which the CARICOM Secretariat had previously donated to the Belize National Library Service for the visually-impaired.   The CARICOM Secretariat had donated and installed software for the visually-impaired at the Belize […]

Santander withdraws loan application from SSB
General / Weekend News

Santander withdraws loan application from SSB

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Santander sugar group, which had sought a $12 million loan from the Belize Social Security Board (SSB) has withdrawn that loan application and has sought getting the loan from an international bank. This follows objections from the opposition Peoples United Party (PUP) and other […]

“De-risking”: a global phenomenon (Part 1)
Features

“De-risking”: a global phenomenon (Part 1)

There are few issues that one could say register on the economic Richter scale more significantly than one that could potentially cripple or disable a country’s ability to process payments across international borders. Fundamentally, any open economy, including Belize, needs to be able to send or receive money from abroad […]

Expectant mother and child survive traffic accident
General

Expectant mother and child survive traffic accident

By Benjamin Flowers A Hattiville resident, who is nine months pregnant, survived a road traffic accident on the Haulover Bridge this week. Paramedics took 37-year-old Raquel Burke to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) on Wednesday evening, after her red Nissan X Terra SUV, crashed head first into a dump […]

General

Ministry of Health on Zika prevention drive

By Benjamin Flowers Top ranking officials in the Ministry of Health met this week to discuss a national action plan for preventing and minimizing Zika virus infections in Belize. The officials met at the inspiration Center on Tuesday to discuss the roles of each arm of the ministry in the […]

KHMH to increase clinic fees
General

KHMH to increase clinic fees

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) announced this week that patients wishing to access elective clinic services will have to pay more as of February 15. Norman Augustine Jr., director of finance of the KHMH, explained on Wednesday that the new fee will increase elective […]