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Belize wins 2nd Mundo Maya Pok-Ta-Pok World Cup
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Belize wins 2nd Mundo Maya Pok-Ta-Pok World Cup

Belize may not have qualified to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Belize “Ek Balam” team of young men from Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk have won the second Munda Maya World Cup championship, for Pok-ta-pok, the traditional Maya ball game. Didier Novelo, Franz Novelo, Eric Cal, Josue […]

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Belize Up Front

After a five week break from writing, it’s great to be back. The reason for the partial break is because of my mini vacation in Belize, which ended up being an extended one. Eight days into my arrival at home, I had the unfortunate experience of getting my backpack stolen. […]

Get rid of the GSU, Briceno promises if PUP wins
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Get rid of the GSU, Briceno promises if PUP wins

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), known for its rigid, no-nonsense stance on gang activity and street crime, will cease to exist if the People’s United Party (PUP) becomes the next government. PUP Leader, John Briceno, told the media on Saturday that the GSU, whose functions […]

Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch
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Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three brazen gunmen are on the run from San Ignacio police with an undisclosed amount of cash after they successfully breached security protocols at the Scotia Bank branch in Spanish Lookout, Cayo on Wednesday morning. But even before the brazen heist was committed, the thieves […]

Canadian man killed in front of wife and kids
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Canadian man killed in front of wife and kids

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Canadian national living in Chula Vista, Corozal was viciously murdered in front of his wife and three children on Wednesday night. Just after 10:30 p.m., that day, Canadian contractor, Gabriel Buchina, 38, and his wife, 27-year-old Jeshanah Zetina, along with their children, were returning […]

One dead, one wounded in broad-day San Pedro shooting
Crime

One dead, one wounded in broad-day San Pedro shooting

By Michelle Sutherland San Pedro police are investigating a mid-afternoon shooting which claimed the life of a teenager and caused injuries to another man. Police have two people, including a minor, detained in connection with the murder/shooting. Around 11:30 a.m. on October 3rd, multiple shots rang out in the Boca […]

Belize City man shot to the face at close range
Crime

Belize City man shot to the face at close range

By Michelle Sutherland A father of two children is dead after he was fatally shot once to his face on Monday evening following a confrontation with another man in the La Croix Boulevard area of Belize City. Just after 5:00 p.m., on October 1st, Dorian “Sonny” Sutherland, 31, was socializing […]

Business

PM extends Senate inquiry deadline beyond November – Chamber of Commerce agrees

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The social partners were not in agreement when Chairman of Senate Special Select Committee, Senator Aldo Salazar, first indicated that the Committee’s work would soon be done, and that the government of Belize had spent enough time and money over the past eight months on […]

U.S. CARSI gives $1.75 Million in ESF grants to 5 organizations
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U.S. CARSI gives $1.75 Million in ESF grants to 5 organizations

By Willaim Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter Five organizations in Belize have received a total of $1.75 Million in grants from the United Staates’ Cemtral American Region Security Initiative (CARSI), through its Economic Support Funds (ESF) program. Charge de Affaires Adrienne Galanek signed over the grants to representatives of each organization at […]

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The Billion-Dollar Question: How to fill Belize’s SME Credit Gap? Part 4

Last week’s “The Business Perspective” looked at asset-based financing (ABF)’s ability to help address the access-to-credit constraint that we have been discussing for the past four weeks, especially as it pertains to the potential usefulness of movable assets and establishment of a secured transaction registry as measures to help narrow […]