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Government issues condolence on the passing of Bishop O.P. Martin
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Government issues condolence on the passing of Bishop O.P. Martin

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has issued a press release, expressing condolences on the passing of Reverend Bishop Osmond Peter Martin (retired). The release issued deepest condolences to family, friends and the Roman Catholic community on the passing of the Bishop, who served the community with […]

Belize delegation in Guyana for regional conference
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Belize delegation in Guyana for regional conference

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A Belize delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington is currently in Guyana, attending the 28th inter-sessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of the Heads of Government. The conference is set for February 16-17, and will be attended by regional leaders who […]

Belly of the beast: More bombshells from Senate inquiry
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Belly of the beast: More bombshells from Senate inquiry

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter “The Immigration Department has an entrenched culture of corruption and hustling, milking the cow, we say, from the very top to the very bottom of the ladder,” former Financial Officer of the Immigration and Nationality Department, Teresita Castellanos said this week. On Wednesday, Castellanos testified […]

Denys Barrow  appointed to CCJ
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Denys Barrow appointed to CCJ

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the highest court of appeal on civil and criminal matters in Belize and the Caribbean, has found a replacement for one of its judges scheduled to leave the organization in May. Denys Barrow, one of Belize’s leading attorneys, is […]

CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment
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CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled this week, that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Belize, which set one-year appointments for Court of Appeal judges, did not violate the independence of the Judiciary. On Wednesday, a five-judge panel dismissed the Bar Association of […]

Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise
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Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Despite the constraints on the global economy, overnight tourism in the Caribbean is expected to provide decent returns in 2017, following a year that fared well. More than four out of five (81 percent) of hoteliers in the region have an encouraging outlook for tourism […]

Courtenay flips the script
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Courtenay flips the script

By Benjamin Flowers Following government’s call for his removal from the Senate, PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay countered by accusing the UDP of attacking his character to distract the Belizean people from national issues. Courtenay spoke at length on Tuesday, addressing several issues that the UDP had raised in their call […]

Belize poised to take Tilapia industry to new level, through help from Taiwan
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Belize poised to take Tilapia industry to new level, through help from Taiwan

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A five-year long investment by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize’s aquaculture industry is now expected to bear fruit for well over 100 Tilapia farmers and 100 more unemployed people across Belize. The $5 million investment started in 2012 and involved […]

Catfish uses PM’s profile
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Catfish uses PM’s profile

By Michelle Sutherland The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), this week, issued a release denounced a fake Facebook profile purporting to be that of PM Dean Barrow. The OPM says it became aware of the so-called “catfish” scheme, in which persons use fake profiles to gather sometimes very personal […]

Meat pie icon passes
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Meat pie icon passes

By Benjamin Flowers Belizeans, in and outside of Belize City, joined in mourning the passing of one of the most respected meat pie vendors in the country, Arthur Francisco, better known as “Mr. Pou.” Known for operating Pou’s Meatpies on New Road for more than three decades, Francisco passed away […]