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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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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 […]

PG  prioritised for multi-million-dollar sporting facility
Business

PG prioritised for multi-million-dollar sporting facility

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Priority is being given to Toledo, oftentimes referred to as “the forgotten district,” for a new multi-milliondollar indoor sporting facility. The process of procuring the architectural team has already begun, and according to Christy Mastry, general manager of Belize Infrastructure Limited, the architectural design […]

Lionfish coming to Carnival and plates very soon
General

Lionfish coming to Carnival and plates very soon

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Oceana Belize and the Soca Moca Carnival Band have teamed up to raise awareness about the invasive lionfish species and to encourage Belizeans to use it as an alternative food source. According to Oceana Belize Vice President Janelle Chanona, the invasive species is eating […]

Dengue spikes in Belize City
General

Dengue spikes in Belize City

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Central Health Region has intensified efforts to spray and kill mosquitoes in Belize City after recent data has shown a spike in the number of dengue cases, particularly in the Southside of the city. Javier Alpuche, senior public health inspector, said their surveillance […]

Crime

Unitedville resident stabbed to death

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Victor Vargas, 37, a resident of Unitedville, Cayo, died shortly after he received a stab wound to the throat early Saturday morning. Vargas’ killer fled and remains at large after the incident which took place around 3 a.m. at the corner of Albert Street […]