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A $90 million lesson Part I

The November 22nd decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has, yet again, sent Belizeans into an emotional, political and economic tailspin. An order to a cash-strapped economy to pay $ 90 million certainly would have that sort of effect, especially when one considers that the People of Belize […]

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Exploitation: Who’s to Blame? 2

By Neri Briceno Lost litigations as a result of the nationalization of Belize Telemedia and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the then United Health Services, places the nation is in crisis. The status quo will only destroy a nation that is relatively young in the international community. Belizeans are of the […]

Editorial

Editorial

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seriously delusional when it suggests that the Government of Belize can raise $90 million to honour a judgement of the Caribbean Court of Justice to pay the Belize Bank by simply plugging leaks in the tax system. Government’s chief vehicles of taxation […]

Inmate accused of sodomy
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Inmate accused of sodomy

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Kenroy Cooke, the inmate accused of savagely raping his cellmate not once but twice in November, was arraigned in court this week after the victim and his father spoke out publicly, clamoring for justice. Cooke, a criminal known to have served time for burglary, theft, […]

Company responsible for Santa Cruz explosion had no permits
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Company responsible for Santa Cruz explosion had no permits

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Reporter has been able to confirm, through sources in the Ministry of Natural Resources, that Tiger Aggregates, the company responsible for the massive explosion in Santa Cruz village, Santa Elena on Tuesday evening, did not have the requisite permit or license to mine. Sources […]

$33 million and 2 years later – Civic Centre complete!
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$33 million and 2 years later – Civic Centre complete!

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The long-awaited multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art Belize City Civic Centre is complete, minus a few finishing touches. After 24 months of construction and a $32.9 million investment from PetroCaribe funds, the facility was open for tours this week, awaiting new contract bids from private entities for […]

Thief shot by Monica's owner taken into police custody
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Thief shot by robbed business owner

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A robber turned into a gunshot victim when he and two others tried to rob a business man at Monica’s Pawn on Thursday. Reports are that three men entered the establishment, located at #128 Cemetery Road on Thursday afternoon and demanded that the businessman hand […]

Butane tank explodes; household appliances destroyed
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Butane tank explodes; household appliances destroyed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A pastor and his family members are homeless after the butane gas tank at their house exploded on Tuesday morning, destroying their household appliances and completely scorching the interior of the building they once called home. The fire happened sometime around 10:00 a.m. at #16 […]

Man found dead in San Ignacio
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Man found dead in San Ignacio

By Michelle Sutherland Israel Chuc, 34, was found dead at the entrance of Branch Mouth road in San Ignacio town early this morning by police in that jurisdiction. Authorities say that around 6:30 a.m., cops found Chuc lying on the right hand side of the road in a face down […]

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Three men charged in two sexual assault cases

By Michelle Sutherland Three men have been charged for sexual assault in separate cases involving two minors. In the first instance, Set Guity, 21, a bus driver and his conductor, 27-year-old Jarel Haylock, both residents of Lord’s Bank village, were charged by Ladyville police for sexual assault. The men were […]