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US places Belize-flagged cargo vessel on proposed UN blacklist China vetoes sanctions against 6 of 10 vessels
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US places Belize-flagged cargo vessel on proposed UN blacklist China vetoes sanctions against 6 of 10 vessels

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Belizeans take great pride in saluting their national flag – a symbol of identity and sovereignty – paraded at official functions at home and abroad and is especially owned during the season of our Independence. What many Belizeans do not know, is that just as […]

UHS payment motion headed to Parliament
Business

UHS payment motion headed to Parliament

By Benjamin Flowers Prime Minister Dean Barrow, during the upcoming meeting of the House of Representatives scheduled for Friday, January 5, will bring a motion to the house on whether or not to honor the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling to pay the Belize Bank $90 million. After keeping […]

Taiwan gifts Guatemala towards strengthening of Adjacency Zone
Business

Taiwan gifts Guatemala towards strengthening of Adjacency Zone

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Guatemalans who live and work within the Guatemalan side of the Adjacency Zone out west will benefit from a grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to their government. Though the figure gifted has not been disclosed, Taiwan’s granting of money to the Belize and […]

Is US striking back at UN?
Business

Is US striking back at UN?

By Benjamin Flowers The United States government has announced a $200 million reduction in its national budget, following a non-binding vote by 128 United Nations countries to nullify the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The US government announced last week that its congress has successfully negotiated a […]

Highlights of 2017
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Highlights of 2017

Belize, like countries all over the world, experienced its share of victories and challenges for the year 2017. While people were divided on some issues, 2017 also had its share of people uniting for a common cause. Some events were more memorable than others but these ten events particularly stood […]

Business

Business-Climate Reforms Must Be Large Enough to Influence Growth

Now, the last Business Perspective article for 2017 had focused on the impact of high public debt could have on the economy. But the conversation was a bit more on the empirical side with a fairly recent research paper, published by the Central Bank of Belize (CBB) on its website, […]

Two hospitalized following stabbing in Corozal
Crime

Two hospitalized following stabbing in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men are hospitalized in separate hospitals following a stabbing incident in the Corozal district on New Year’s Day. Police say that the incident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m., on New Year’s morning in Louiseville village when a group of men attacked a man with […]

Fredrick Smith was 2017’s last murder victim
Crime

Fredrick Smith was 2017’s last murder victim

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The year 2017 ended on a sad note with the shooting murder of Fredrick Smith, 22, less than two hours before the year came to an end. Smith’s body was discovered sometime around 10:40 Sunday night, lying face down in a drain on Antelope Street […]

Suspected arson destroys one home, damages another
Crime

Suspected arson destroys one home, damages another

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are seeking one suspect in Stann Creek and have arrested another pending a charge of arson in Orange Walk following two fires they believe were deliberately set in these districts. In the south, police were summoned to a house at mile 25 on the […]

New Year’s gun and ammo bust lands Henry “Pulu” Gillett behind bars
Crime

New Year’s gun and ammo bust lands Henry “Pulu” Gillett behind bars

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers There will be no bail for 36-year-old activist and Taxi-man, Henry “Pulu” Gillett who along with his wife, 38-year-old Sandra Gillett and their 16-year-old daughter, who were pulled in by police on a firearm and ammunition charge stemming from a raid at their Bride’s Alley address in […]