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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 Police say PG labour officer was murdered

Police say PG labour officer was murdered

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Police have determined that 29-year-old Juana Cardinez, a labour officer and resident of Punta Gorda, was murdered. The pathologist ruled, from the findings of a post mortem examination, that her  cause of death was hemorrhaging to due to stab wounds to the neck. Officer commanding […]

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 GOB too nonchelant about the economy, says BCCI

GOB too nonchelant about the economy, says BCCI

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI) is calling on the Government of Belize to take international warnings about the economy more seriously. This past week BCCI President, Arturo Vasquez, speaking on the latest warning by the International firm Moody’s that Belize needs fiscal […]

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GOB too nonchelant about the economy, says BCCI
Economy / General / Weekend News

GOB too nonchelant about the economy, says BCCI

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry  (BCCI) is calling on the Government of Belize to take international warnings about the economy more seriously. This past week BCCI President, Arturo Vasquez, speaking on the latest warning by the International firm Moody’s that Belize needs fiscal […]

Catholic Diocese breaks away
Controversy / General / Weekend News

Catholic Diocese breaks away

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Catholic Diocese has dissented from the Council of Churches’ decision to support the PetroCaribe Loans Act. Senator Representing the Churches, Fr. Noel Leslie, issued a release this week saying that while he votes as instructed by the Council, the Diocese does not support the […]

“Belize supports reparations”, says PM
General / Weekend News

“Belize supports reparations”, says PM

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, this past week, affirmed government’s support for the Caribbean Community ( CARICOM)’s push for reparations for slavery from Europe. “There is a CARICOM initiative to seek reparations , and as a member of CARICOM we support that”, Barrow said. He added […]

CARICOM summit begins with calls for focus on youth and perfecting regional integration  CARIBBEAN360JULY 3, 2015
Weekend News / World

CARICOM summit begins with calls for focus on youth and perfecting regional integration CARIBBEAN360JULY 3, 2015

Outgoing CARICOM chairman, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, urged his colleague leaders to pay more attention to the educating and employing young people. He also made a call for more emphasis to be placed on teaching methodologies to meet the learning needs of the bottom 50 per cent of students […]

Police say PG labour officer was murdered
Crime / Weekend News

Police say PG labour officer was murdered

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Police have determined that 29-year-old Juana Cardinez, a labour officer and resident of Punta Gorda, was murdered. The pathologist ruled, from the findings of a post mortem examination, that her  cause of death was hemorrhaging to due to stab wounds to the neck. Officer commanding […]

Belizean delegation at CARICOM meeting
General / Weekend News

Belizean delegation at CARICOM meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Rsporter Three top level government officials are in Barbados representing Belize at the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community The Minister oforeign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, his Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Sylvester, and the CEO in the Prime Minister’s office […]

Belizean athletes ready for Pan Am Games
Sports / Weekend News

Belizean athletes ready for Pan Am Games

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A delegation of Belizean athletes are preparing to represent the country in the upcoming 17th Pan American Games. The delegates leave for Toronto, Canada on Wednesday to participate in the Athletics and Triathlon events. The delegation will be headed by Chief of Mission, Allan Sharp. […]

Prevention better than cure; school managers finish positive discipline workshop
Education / Weekend News

Prevention better than cure; school managers finish positive discipline workshop

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter General and local managers of primary schools are considering how best to implement the new positive behavior intervention and support systems gained from a workshop sponsored by the the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The workshop, a two-day session which ended at the Radisson […]

Breaking News / Crime / Weekend News

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 […]