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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 […]

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 […]

11-year-old blogger dives entire barrier reef
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11-year-old blogger dives entire barrier reef

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Madison Pearl Edwards, an eleven-year-old travel and adventure blogger from iTravelBelize.com, embarked on a mission today to snorkel the entire length of the Belize Barrier Reef, in an awareness campaign against offshore oil drilling. Edwards, is being accompanied by a team who will provide support […]

Greater export opportunities for Belizeans as CARICOM and Cuba strike trade deal
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Greater export opportunities for Belizeans as CARICOM and Cuba strike trade deal

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belizean exporters now have even greater export opportunities, through a new duty free trade arrangement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba. The countries agreed to extend preferential markets at the recently concluded 10th Meeting of the Joint Commission established under the Trade and Economic Cooperation […]

“Courtenay sold out Belize”, says GOB
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“Courtenay sold out Belize”, says GOB

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, in the face of another legal battle with Michael Ashcroft, is calling out PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay for betraying his country. Courtenay was present in a Washington D.C. court this week, in a new case regarding the loan agreement with the […]

Mason’s wife walks
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Mason’s wife walks

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Melissa Ferguson, wife of accused murderer, William “Danny” Mason, was acquitted of ‘conspiracy to commit kidnapping’ in the Belize Magistrates Court this week. Ferguson, also known as Mila Mason, walked free of the charge after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), gave a directive to […]