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San Pedro Columbia villagers detain family of alleged murder suspect

San Pedro Columbia villagers detain family of alleged murder suspect

Monday, September 1, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Villagers of San Pedro Columbia village in the Toledo district are taking drastic action to try and capture the man who…

Controversy at El Progresso Government School

Controversy at El Progresso Government School

Monday, September 1, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The first day of the new school year was full of chaos and controversy at the El Progresso Government School…

Rainy weather heading into the work week

Rainy weather heading into the work week

Sunday, August 31, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A Tropical Wave over the Yucatan Peninsula will keep maintain moist and unstable conditions over the country heading into the…

September Celebrations officially opened

September Celebrations officially opened

Sunday, August 31, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Inclement weather proved not to be enough to stop Belizeans from welcoming the most patriotic month of the calendar, though in…

Toledo villagers angry over murder of woman in San Pedro Columbia

Toledo villagers angry over murder of woman in San Pedro Columbia

Sunday, August 31, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: There is anger and outrage in the quiet community of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, following the brutal murder of a woman…

Man murdered early this morning in Belize City

Man murdered early this morning in Belize City

Sunday, August 31, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: An early morning shooting incident has claimed the life of one person on Belize City. The murder victim has been…

Cordel Hyde endorsed as PUP Standard Bearer in Lake I

Cordel Hyde endorsed as PUP Standard Bearer in Lake I

Saturday, August 30, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Former three time area representative for the People’s United Party (PUP) in Lake Independence Cordel Hyde is officially back in…

Vehicle with diplomatic license plates involved in early morning crash

Vehicle with diplomatic license plates involved in early morning crash

Saturday, August 30, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The driver of an SUV with diplomatic license plates is in big trouble after he crashed early this morning on…

Murder in San Pedro Columbia village, Toledo

Murder in San Pedro Columbia village, Toledo

Saturday, August 30, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The peace and tranquillity of the remote Toledo village of San Pedro Columbia was shattered tonight with the discovery of the…

Family plans memorial mass for missing children

Family plans memorial mass for missing children

Saturday, August 30, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Four years after their disappearance, the family of Benjamin and Onelia Rash still have no closure about what happened to the…

Fatal traffic accident on the George Price Highway outside of Belmopan

Fatal traffic accident on the George Price Highway outside of Belmopan

Friday, August 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Two people, a man and a woman, perished in a two-vehicle crash tonight on the George Price Highway near the…

Robbers targer Western Dairies ice cream parlor

Robbers targer Western Dairies ice cream parlor

Friday, August 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The ice-cream parlor Western Dairies on Freetown Road was robbed this evening around 5 o’clock when four armed men entered through…

Residents of Dangriga hold peaceful demonstration

Residents of Dangriga hold peaceful demonstration

Friday, August 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Dangriga branch of the National Garifuna Council today staged a peaceful demonstration that that southern municipality. Dangriga residents came…

Helping women maintain business and economic growth

Helping women maintain business and economic growth

Friday, August 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belizean women are known for their at times stupendous ability to stretch a dollar further than it has any right to…

Arthur Saldivar supporters denied meeting with PUP leader

Arthur Saldivar supporters denied meeting with PUP leader

Friday, August 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The investigation by a four-man committee of the National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) into allegations against Belize Rural…

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Crime

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Economy

The Need and Justification For Overhauling Home Mortgage Financing in Belize

The Need and Justification For Overhauling Home Mortgage Financing in Belize

By Richard Harrison Many thousands of Belizean families are still living in sub-standard housing….many in “casas de carton” type dwellings….that slowly descend into ghettos, with several generations piled…

Empowerment and Enrichment – Workers Bank of Belize

Empowerment and Enrichment – Workers Bank of Belize

By Richard S. Harrison 4 May, 2003 FIRST DRAFT I. OBJECTIVE The Government of Belize intends to empower and enrich all working Belizeans, by transferring land equivalent to…

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…

Politics

Allegations of corruption leveled at Chairman of Blue Creek, Toledo

Allegations of corruption leveled at Chairman of Blue Creek, Toledo

Friday, August 29, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The villagers of Blue Creek village, Toledo are up in arms and they want…

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…

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…

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…

OP-ED

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…

Entertainment

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…

Education

PUC presents future of mobile applications

Friday, August 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This week young Belizeans from across the country converged on the Ramada Belize City Princess Hotel to learn about development…

Living

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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