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Courtenay flips the script
Business

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
Business

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
General

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 […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Every elected member of the House of Representatives and every appointed member of the Senate of Belize is required under the Constitution to subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance. In the Senate the oath is administered by the President, or by the Vice President if the President is unable or […]

Default and devaluation dangerously close
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Default and devaluation dangerously close

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow is in New York meeting with GOB’s financial advisors, currently in restructuring discussions with holders of the 2038 Bond, trying to finalize an agreement to avoid a default on the US $26.6 million Superbond payment due on Monday. Barrow’s departure underscores […]

Beloved Bishop O.P. passes
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Beloved Bishop O.P. passes

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belize’s first-born Bishop, Osmond Peter Martin (retired), passed away Thursday morning at his house in Dangriga. He had been ailing for a while, and had been suffering from a back injury for several years, which caused him to depend on his walking stick. Bishop Martin, […]

Shyne back with Popcaan collab
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Shyne back with Popcaan collab

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Chart topping rapper Shyne Barrow has signalled his return to mainstream music with his latest feature on the remix to Popcaan’s 2016 hit “We still ah win”. Shyne explained that the remixed version of the song was released in Jamaica last week and has been […]

Year’s sixteenth murder
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Year’s sixteenth murder

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 21-year-old Belize City man of a Balan Street address was riddled with a hail of bullets as he walked along Western Avenue on Wednesday night. Police investigations have confirmed that on Wednesday night around 6:25 p.m., Jason Cortez was walking on Western Avenue when […]

11-year-old blogger dives entire barrier reef
General / Weekend News

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 […]