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Art from Corozal at Image Factory

Art from Corozal at Image Factory

Thursday, July 24, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Image Factory’s latest exhibit features a Corozal artist and farmer who paints stunningly life-like images with the help of acrylic…

Fire guts house in Orange Walk town

Fire guts house in Orange Walk town

Thursday, July 24, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: An Orange Walk family of four is without a roof over their heads after fire gutted their house this afternoon.…

Fatal traffic accident on the Yo Creek road

Fatal traffic accident on the Yo Creek road

Thursday, July 24, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting:  There are reports of a fatal road traffic accident in Orange Walk. According to reports, a jeep belonging to Maya…

Police Academy entrance exam this weekend

Police Academy entrance exam this weekend

Thursday, July 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Belize Police Department has announced the venues for the entrance examinations for persons wishing to enter the Police Training…

Private prosecution of Elvin Penner thrown out

Private prosecution of Elvin Penner thrown out

Thursday, July 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Reports from Belmopan say that the case against Cayo Northeast area representative Elvin Penner for alleged wrongdoing in the passport…

Accused shooter of Stephen Buckley waits for trial

Accused shooter of Stephen Buckley waits for trial

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: In April of 2010, Belize City resident and construction worker Stephen Buckley was shot in the face while he and his…

CCJ scheduled to hear utilities nationalization cases

CCJ scheduled to hear utilities nationalization cases

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has granted special leave for the final hearing of the nationalizations of Belize Telemedia Limited…

Tourism Minister calls attacks on Puerto Azul premature

Tourism Minister calls attacks on Puerto Azul premature

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A joint statement from several of Belize’s environmental organizations espoused opposition to the Puerto Azul project, variously described as a proposed…

Emory Felix and Maurice Felix murder charges dropped

Emory Felix and Maurice Felix murder charges dropped

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Tuesday formally and quietly filed a notice of nolle prosequi against brothers…

Eight, including a grandmother, charged for crack cocaine

Eight, including a grandmother, charged for crack cocaine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A 72 year old woman and 7 other persons were charged with drug trafficking for 6.5 grams of crack cocaine when…

12 months for pawning stolen jewelry

12 months for pawning stolen jewelry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Thirty-one year old Wilfred Stanley, a laborer of 173 B Neal Pen Road charged with 6 counts of handling stolen goods,…

90 days for “dropped” drugs

90 days for “dropped” drugs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Watchman Theodore Swazo was convicted of possession of controlled drugs today before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and sentenced to three months…

Teacher further accused of carnal knowledge

Teacher further accused of carnal knowledge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: In January of this year, 51 year old teacher Verden Blease was accused of carnal knowledge and aggravated assault of an…

Woman charged for theft of land payment

Woman charged for theft of land payment

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 30 year old Meredith Bregal has been charged with theft in relation to a land sale dispute. She appeared before Magistrate…

Man caught red-handed in burglary jailed

Man caught red-handed in burglary jailed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 54 year old Anthony “Campa” Mortis will spend the next seven years in jail after being convicted of burglary. On May…

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Crime

San Pedro man stabbed to death

San Pedro man stabbed to death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police on the island of Ambergris Caye have…

Ramon, Jr., questions officers’ involvement in kidnapping/murder

Ramon, Jr., questions officers’ involvement in kidnapping/murder

Monday, July 21, 2013. AARON HUMES Reporting: Son of the late Ramon Cervantes, Sr., Ramon…

Prisoner charged for prison yard stabbing

Prisoner charged for prison yard stabbing

Monday, July 21, 2013. AARON HUMES Reporting: 20 year old Giovanni Ramirez faces further charges…

Troubled couple ordered to keep the peace

Troubled couple ordered to keep the peace

Monday, July 21, 2013. AARON HUMES Reporting: A domestic dispute resulted in charges at the…

Man found stabbed to death in Belize City

Man found stabbed to death in Belize City

Friday, June 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This morning there was a fatal stabbing incident…

Taxi operator accused of stealing rented car

Taxi operator accused of stealing rented car

Friday, June 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A dispute over a 1992 Toyota car lost…

Youth convicted for burglaries

Youth convicted for burglaries

Friday, June 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: In separate cases of burglaries, Belize City youths…

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Economy

Is there benefit in delaying settlement on Belize Telecom?

Is there benefit in delaying settlement on Belize Telecom?

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA In 2013, Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), the largest telecommunications service provider in Belize, announced that its sales fell from BZ$139 million…

Cane farmers reject paltry bagasse payment

Cane farmers reject paltry bagasse payment

Monday, July 21, 2013. AARON HUMES Reporting: At Sunday’s special general meeting in the Corozal District, over 900 caneros told their management to reject an August 1 deadline…

Barranco villagers submit applications for farm land

Barranco villagers submit applications for farm land

Monday, July 21, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Residents of Barranco village in the Toledo district are awaiting approval of formal application for land to be used for agriculture…

Cane farmers reject BSI/ASR offer of payment for bagasse

Cane farmers reject BSI/ASR offer of payment for bagasse

Sunday, July 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Cane farmers have rejected the offer of 51 cents per ton of fibre proposed by Belize Sugar Industries/ASR and negotiations for…

How to Fix the Belize Economy

How to Fix the Belize Economy

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA Published January, 2013 I. CURRENT STATUS Belize is 31 years into Political Independence. It finds itself in a position where unemployment…

Politics

Hattieville chairman still missing; search continues

Hattieville chairman still missing; search continues

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police and others continue to search for 43-year-old Kevin Carcamo, chairman of Hattieville Village…

Public officers and teachers to be compensated for frozen increments

Public officers and teachers to be compensated for frozen increments

Wednesday, July 23, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Public officers and teachers who had their Increments were frozen for the period…

Prime Minister hosts business forum with private sector

Prime Minister hosts business forum with private sector

Thursday, July 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who also has responsibility for finance and economic development, has…

New Taiwanese ambassador arrives in Belize

New Taiwanese ambassador arrives in Belize

Thursday, July 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Republic of China (Taiwan’s) new ambassador to Belize landed at the Philip Goldson…

OP-ED

Should I stay or Should I go?

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA “Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such…

Entertainment

Orange Walk performers to represent the north in National Song Competition

Orange Walk performers to represent the north in National Song Competition

Thursday, July 17, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: The northern regional elimination for the national Song Competition was held tonight in Orange Walk town. The event, which was…

Education

Resource Centre opens in San Miguel village, Toledo

Resource Centre opens in San Miguel village, Toledo

Sunday, July 13, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: A new resource centre was inaugurated on Saturday in rural Toledo. The project was funded by the United Nations Development…

Living

Why I Love Caye Caulker Belize

Why I Love Caye Caulker Belize

Caye Caulker is definitely one of my favorite places in the world…..and I have seen many beautiful places. For me…a place must not only look beautiful….but it…

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