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Business Health sector plagued by political appointments, says PNP leader

Health sector plagued by political appointments, says PNP leader

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter People’s National Party Leader Will Maheia condemned this week the various incidents of misappropriation of funds in the Ministry of Health, citing political appointments as one of the major causes. “There are too many political appointees in the ministry; this system creates an environment that […]

Crime Over $12 thousand stolen from A&R

Over $12 thousand stolen from A&R

By Alexis Milan Staff Reporter Thieves made off with over $12,000 after a robbery at A&R Enterprise Limited at mile one-and-a-half on the Phillip Goldson Highway at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Sergeant Edwina Armstrong, head of CIB for Precinct Four, said the robbery was done by two armed masked-men. […]

Editorial

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights meeting in Mexico City for its 152nd special session has not minced words in expressing its displeasure with the Government of Belize over what it sees as serious human rights violations. Among the perceived violations are: 1. The legislation in place which criminalizes consensual […]

General Barge sinks with 120 tons of sugar

Barge sinks with 120 tons of sugar

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A barge containing 120 tons of sugar worth tens of thousands of dollars sank not far from Sarteneja in Cotozal shortly before midnight on Sunday after it took on water. The vessel, belonging to Belize Sugar Industries Ltd., was heading to Belize City where the […]

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Earthquake in California leaves 90 injured
Weekend News / World

Earthquake in California leaves 90 injured

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter At least 90 persons are left injured following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early on Sunday. Three of the injured are critical and include a young child. One child was hurt when a fireplace collapsed. The majority of injuries are reported to be […]

Social / Weekend News

By Benjamin Flowers The People’e Republic of China on Taiwan made its annual donation to the September celebration this week. Ambassador Benjamin Ho, handed over a cheque for US$20,000 to Co-Chair of the National Celebrations Commission and President of National Institute of Culture and History, Diane Haylock. At the handing […]

Earthquake hits Chile
Weekend News / World

Earthquake hits Chile

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Valparaiso, Chile on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The quake occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, and interrupted electricity and telephone service in some areas. Posts on social media showed grocery store isles littered with […]

Belizean students prepare for departure to Taiwan
Education / Weekend News

Belizean students prepare for departure to Taiwan

Barge sinks with 120 tons of sugar
General / Weekend News

Barge sinks with 120 tons of sugar

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A barge containing 120 tons of sugar worth tens of thousands of dollars sank not far from Sarteneja in Cotozal shortly before midnight on Sunday after it took on water. The vessel, belonging to Belize Sugar Industries Ltd., was heading to Belize City where the […]

Winning Applications decided in PUC mobile App competition
Social / Weekend News

Winning Applications decided in PUC mobile App competition

By Benjamin Flowers The Public Utilities Commission held the closing ceremony for the first-ever Mobile Application Development Workshop and Competition on Friday. At the end of the workshop the 45 participants presented the applications they built during the week and voted amongst themselves to decide which two were the best. […]

US court finds Argentina’s plan to exit debt default illegal
Weekend News / World

US court finds Argentina’s plan to exit debt default illegal

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A US court has ruled that Argentina’s plan to exit its debt default as illegal. Argentina had planned ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for a new locally issued debt. New York Judge, Thomas Griesa said the plan was “lawless” but he stopped […]

Protesters disrupt free flow of traffic, tourist travels in Western Belize
General

Protesters disrupt free flow of traffic, tourist travels in Western Belize

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Protesters numbering almost 300 during the height of a riot in Succotz Village, Cayo on Tuesday successfully blocked the George Price Highway with tires and tree branches which they set on fire to demand swift action against Deputy Commissioner of Police, Miguel Segura following […]

Over $12 thousand stolen from A&R
Crime

Over $12 thousand stolen from A&R

By Alexis Milan Staff Reporter Thieves made off with over $12,000 after a robbery at A&R Enterprise Limited at mile one-and-a-half on the Phillip Goldson Highway at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Sergeant Edwina Armstrong, head of CIB for Precinct Four, said the robbery was done by two armed masked-men. […]

Health sector plagued by political appointments, says PNP leader
Business

Health sector plagued by political appointments, says PNP leader

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter People’s National Party Leader Will Maheia condemned this week the various incidents of misappropriation of funds in the Ministry of Health, citing political appointments as one of the major causes. “There are too many political appointees in the ministry; this system creates an environment that […]