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Galen University awards scholarships

Galen University awards scholarships

Friday, August 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Galen University has announced the awarding of ten scholarships for the 2014 Fall Semester. A statement from Galen University says…

Dangriga residents to demonstrate on Friday

Dangriga residents to demonstrate on Friday

Thursday, August 28, 2014. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: A peaceful demonstration is being planned for Friday morning in Dangriga town. Organizers of the event, the National Garifuna Council…

Health service providers undergo training in Toledo

Health service providers undergo training in Toledo

Thursday, August 28, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: In-service training for health service providers in Punta Gorda town is being provided this week.  A two day customer service training…

Belize City man charged for arson

Belize City man charged for arson

Thursday, August 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Earlier this week a sudden fire erupted at the Holy Emmanuel Street property of Belizean-American Sonia Harris. From the very beginning…

American tourist found dead in guest house

American tourist found dead in guest house

Thursday, August 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This evening police are taking a statement from the landlady proprietor of 3-Star Guest House on Meighan Avenue after the lifeless…

PG hospital sees increase in children with dehydration

PG hospital sees increase in children with dehydration

Thursday, August 28, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Health authorities in Punta Gorda town are monitoring a situation of children suffering from cases of vomiting and dehydration. Authorities note…

Policeman accidentally shoots himself in the leg

Policeman accidentally shoots himself in the leg

Thursday, August 28, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A police constable is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.  He is identified by an official police…

Land leases for Bullet Tree Falls residents

Land leases for Bullet Tree Falls residents

Thursday, August 28, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The government of Belize has distributed land leases to residents of Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo. According to a government press…

Record GDP quarterly growth driven by agricultural rebound

Record GDP quarterly growth driven by agricultural rebound

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) today released the latest economic data regarding estimated economic growth, the Consumer Price Index (CPI)…

Mexican pianists to deliver international concert

Mexican pianists to deliver international concert

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Mexican Embassy’s cultural exchange program continues on Thursday with the visit of three young but experienced pianists who will be…

Computers stolen from Corozal primary school

Computers stolen from Corozal primary school

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: Classes are set to resume for Primary School students on September first; but for the students and teachers of Xiabe Roman…

Errant link on Police Department website site serves porn

Errant link on Police Department website site serves porn

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Belize Police Department’s website link to the Jasmine Alert service is pointing internet visitors to a porn site. The…

Auditorium under construction at Muffles High School in Orange Walk

Auditorium under construction at Muffles High School in Orange Walk

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: Muffles High School in Orange Walk town is in the process of constructing an auditorium for the educational instruction. Ground…

PUP suspends Arthur Saldivar

PUP suspends Arthur Saldivar

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) has taken a decision to suspend the standard bearer for the Belize Rural North…

Youth convicted of burglary; given jail sentence

Youth convicted of burglary; given jail sentence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 29 year old Robert Jeffries is serving a two year prison sentence on a conviction of burglary handed down Monday by…

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Crime

Youth charged with attempted murder

Youth charged with attempted murder

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Already facing murder charges for the death of…

Security guard accused of A&R robbery conspiracy

Security guard accused of A&R robbery conspiracy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Despite his protests of innocence, twenty-eight year old…

Brothers charged for stealing and handling used tires

Brothers charged for stealing and handling used tires

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Two brothers have been charged for burglary and…

Bull Shark found dead in Joe Taylor Creek, Toledo

Bull Shark found dead in Joe Taylor Creek, Toledo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Toledo Institute for Development and the…

Drive-by shooting leaves Belize City man hospitalized

Drive-by shooting leaves Belize City man hospitalized

Monday, August 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A shooting incident in Belize City on…

Armed robbers target Heritage Bank

Armed robbers target Heritage Bank

Monday, August 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Armed robbers today targeted Heritage Bank on…

Careless?

Careless?

Sunday, August 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A San Ignacio man lost his shotgun…

Missing Lemonal villager’s body found in shallow grave

Missing Lemonal villager’s body found in shallow grave

Sunday, August 24, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:Who would want to kill Denvo Banner, 27? And…

Accused gang member charged in court

Accused gang member charged in court

Friday, August 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Being a member of a criminal gang is…

Youth fined for false statement in shooting case

Youth fined for false statement in shooting case

Friday, August 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 18 year old Troy Augustus agreed to plead…

Major drug bust in Orange Walk

Major drug bust in Orange Walk

Thursday, August 21, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: Police in Orange Walk town have made…

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Economy

The Fallacy of Neo-Liberal Economic Philosophy in Belize

The Fallacy of Neo-Liberal Economic Philosophy in Belize

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA “Neoliberalism is a label for economic liberalism, which advocates — under reference to neoclassical economic theory — support for great economic…

Midway village leaders say they are in favor of oil drilling

Midway village leaders say they are in favor of oil drilling

Wednesday, August 20, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Midway village, one of the Maya buffer communities near the Sarstoon Temash National Park, has expressed support for oil drilling by…

BAHA trains to address food safety

BAHA trains to address food safety

Tuesday, August 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This morning, officials from the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) met in Belize City with a few representatives of major agricultural…

Belize Has An Unjust, Unbalanced And Broken Tax System

Belize Has An Unjust, Unbalanced And Broken Tax System

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA A fair and balanced tax system is important for any economy seeking to grow investments…whether domestic or foreign…because it should earn…

Sugar partners must resolve differences, says P.M.

Sugar partners must resolve differences, says P.M.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Cane farmers in the North agreed to have the Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB) step in to help resolve their dispute…

Politics

Arthur Saldivar suspended; PUP investigates alleged wrongdoing

Arthur Saldivar suspended; PUP investigates alleged wrongdoing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  In an unprecedented move, the People’s United Party’s (PUP) National Executive today decided to suspend sitting…

Dangriga market set for September finish

Dangriga market set for September finish

Tuesday, August 26, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Residents of the Culture Capital and produce vendors are expected to finally get their…

Millions of dollars in infrastructure project contracts signed

Millions of dollars in infrastructure project contracts signed

Monday, August 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Over five million dollars worth of contracts were signed today for infrastructure works…

Taiwan donates to September Celebrations

Taiwan donates to September Celebrations

Friday, August 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This afternoon the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) made its annual donation…

OP-ED

The Building of a Vibrant Youth-Oriented Belizean Economy

The Building of a Vibrant Youth-Oriented Belizean Economy

By Richard S. Harrison, BSc Pharm, MBA The population of Belize in July 2013 was estimated at 334,297 persons. Of this, 56.9% or 190,215 persons were under…

Entertainment

Queen of the Bay Toledo 2014-2015 chosen

Queen of the Bay Toledo 2014-2015 chosen

Sunday, August 24, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: It was a full house at the Punta Gorda Sport Auditorium on Saturday, August 23 as hundreds of Toledo residents…

Education

Ministry of Education pleased with CXC results

Ministry of Education pleased with CXC results

Thursday, August 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Last week preliminary results in the May-June 2014 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency…

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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