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NICH promotes respect for National Symbols & flag
Business

NICH promotes respect for National Symbols & flag

Belize’snational identity was promotedfor the students of Belize City primary and secondary schools at a lecture highlighting the importance of our national symbols: the coat of arms and the national flag at the Bliss Institute in Belize City on Wednesday morning, March 29. The lecture was part of a series […]

SIB releases latest stats
Business

SIB releases latest stats

By Benjamin Flowers   GDP   The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the last quarter of 2016 was down, exports for February were down, and cost of living was up, according to the latest statistics released from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB).   The SIB released its GDP, External […]

Barrow vs Bradley over Chang
Business

Barrow vs Bradley over Chang

By Benjamin Flowers   Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Belize City Mayor had a discourse that played out through the media this week, involving former city councilor Eric Chang.   Barrow accused Bradley of supporting Chang even after the disrepute he brought to the United Democratic Party (UDP) being named […]

As Indio features at Jamaican music festival
General

As Indio features at Jamaican music festival

By Benjamin Flowers   Renowned Belizean reggae artist, David “Ras Indio” Obi, is back in Belize after representing the country at the first-annual Rockabessa Herbs and Music Festival in Jamaica.   Indio performed last month at the festival, held in the port town, Ocho Rios, where he performed alongside top […]

General

GOB and Cisco signs road contract

By Michelle Sutherland   The Ministry of Works recently signed a contract with Cisco Construction Ltd. worth almost $20.9 Million for the upgrading of works on the Philip Goldson Highway.   The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Works’ compound on Tuesday and is named section B of the […]

General

Police brutality a major human rights issue for Belize, says US State department

By Benjamin Flowers Belize has a major problem with police brutality, according to the U.S. State Department Country Report on Human Rights practices 2016. The report, issued earlier this month, analyzes human rights practices in seven categories: Respect for the Integrity of the person; Respect for civil liberties; Freedom to […]

BSCAP pushing for copyright compliance in Belize
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BSCAP pushing for copyright compliance in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers   Belizean artists are not collecting any royalties locally when their music is played, and the Belize Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (BSCAP) is pushing for the artists to collect there dues.   BSCAP held a press briefing at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts this […]

Police officer stabbed to death in police compound
Crime

Police officer stabbed to death in police compound

By Michelle Sutherland   An on-duty police officer was stabbed to death at the Raccoon Street police station last Sunday around 3:15 p.m. in one of the most shocking murders in recent memory.   PC Marvin Locke, 49, had just returned to the police station when he was approached by […]

Crime

Three dead, two shootings, one area

By Benjamin Flowers   In the surge of violence over the weekend, three men were shot dead, during two separate shootings in the same neighborhood   Byron Marshall, and Nelson Noralez were shot on Kelly Street, while Randy Green got shot on Freetown Road on Saturday March 25. All three […]

Female police officer loses life in traffic collision
Crime

Female police officer loses life in traffic collision

By Michelle Sutherland   Punta Gorda Police are currently mourning the loss of one of their own, after a female police officer who was attached to their formation was killed in a road traffic accident last week.   The incident, which claimed the life of WPC #1152 Jennifer Hibberds, occurred […]