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Minister of Finance defends use of Petrocaribe funding

Minister of Finance defends use of Petrocaribe funding

Thursday, October 30, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: People’s United Party deputy leader and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat is seeking injunctive relief from the Supreme…

Belize may assume control over Hunting Caye construction

Belize may assume control over Hunting Caye construction

Thursday, October 30, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Guatemalan company BINARQ was appointed by the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers and Southern Command to build the forward operating base…

Government announces plan to buy helicopters for military

Government announces plan to buy helicopters for military

Thursday, October 30, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Ministry of National Security and the Belize Defence Force have dreamed of it for several years and now it is…

GSU finds thousands of dollars worth of marijuana

GSU finds thousands of dollars worth of marijuana

Thursday, October 30, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Gang Suppression Unit of the Belize Police Department today said it had removed $13,000 worth of “hydro type” marijuana…

Corozal preparing for Christmas

Corozal preparing for Christmas

Thursday, October 30, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: The Corozal Town Council and residents of Belize’s northernmost municipality are putting the final touches on plans for the 2014 Christmas…

Toledo teachers attend health and nutrition training in PG

Toledo teachers attend health and nutrition training in PG

Thursday, October 30, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Teachers from the Toledo district today attended a day-long workshop which focused on improving the health and nutrition for children in…

Wesley College parades against drugs

Wesley College parades against drugs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: If it’s the last week of October in Belize City, it must be time for Wesley College’s Red Ribbon Week, an…

Body Building Federation responds to corruption allegations

Body Building Federation responds to corruption allegations

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The rift between members of the Belize Body Building and Fitness Federation (BBBFF) has now exploded into the public eye. Former…

Gospel music explosion set for next month in San Ignacio

Gospel music explosion set for next month in San Ignacio

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A gospel music concert featuring Belizeans and visiting artists will be held in San Ignacio town in mid-November. The event,…

Caldo for dinner

Caldo for dinner

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Caldo: it has been a staple on the dinner table in many Maya homes for generations. The traditional meal, which is…

Opposition parliamentarian takes the PM to court over Petrocaribe funds

Opposition parliamentarian takes the PM to court over Petrocaribe funds

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: There are legal fireworks between the government of Belize and the opposition People’s United Party after Cayo South area representative…

Policeman accused of theft in San Pedro

Policeman accused of theft in San Pedro

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A policeman stationed in San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye has been accused of having “sticky fingers” and has been…

Still no agreement on bagasse payment for cane farmers

Still no agreement on bagasse payment for cane farmers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: An entire Sugar Crop Season has passed and another is about to start and there is still a stalemate in…

Organic fair this weekend in Punta Gorda town

Organic fair this weekend in Punta Gorda town

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: For the sixth year running, an Organic Fair will be held in Punta Gorda town.  The dates for the event are…

Fire truck damages parked vehicle

Fire truck damages parked vehicle

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The National Fire Service has taken responsibility for an incident which took place late on Monday evening as trucks responded to…

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Crime

Brian Charlesworth found guilty of carnal knowledge of child

Brian Charlesworth found guilty of carnal knowledge of child

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 45 year old Brian Charlesworth was convicted of…

Accused hand bag thief charged

Accused hand bag thief charged

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Nineteen year old Khalil Heusner, a construction worker…

Teenager jailed for prohibited firearm

Teenager jailed for prohibited firearm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: He says he is tired of being disrespected…

Roger Anthony charged for shooting incident

Roger Anthony charged for shooting incident

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Despite announcing two weeks ago that he was…

Murder of Patricia Nichiporowich remains unsolved one year later

Murder of Patricia Nichiporowich remains unsolved one year later

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: Exactly one year after the brutal murder of…

Arguments in FIU/Titan trial set

Arguments in FIU/Titan trial set

Monday, October 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Later this week, on Thursday at 9:00 am.,…

Deliveryman charged for stealing motorcycle

Deliveryman charged for stealing motorcycle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Thirty-three year old Orlando Salazar, a delivery driver…

Steven Buckley attempted murder trial put off again

Steven Buckley attempted murder trial put off again

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  On April 28 of 2010, construction worker Steven…

La Democracia resident charged with school burglary

La Democracia resident charged with school burglary

Monday, October 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Twenty-one year old Gary Clark Jr., a resident…

Car washer accused of indecent assault

Car washer accused of indecent assault

Monday, October 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Fifty-five year old car washer Austin Gotoy, who…

Corozal man given bail for cocaine trafficking

Corozal man given bail for cocaine trafficking

Monday, October 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley has secured bail for…

Orange Walk women brawl over a cell phone

Orange Walk women brawl over a cell phone

Monday, October 27, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: A bar fight in Orange Walk town…

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Economy

Public Utilities Commission releases Request for Proposals report

Public Utilities Commission releases Request for Proposals report

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  One year ago the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) started a process of requesting proposals from interested companies for the purpose of securing…

The Current Status and Future of Tourism in Belize

The Current Status and Future of Tourism in Belize

By Richard Harrison The World Bank estimated that tourism arrivals in Belize in 2000 was 196,000 visitors, with total spend of US$111 million. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB)…

PUP wants details of energy contract for Guatemalan company

PUP wants details of energy contract for Guatemalan company

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: At Wednesday’s press conference PUP leader Francis Fonseca revealed information about plans by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to name a…

World Food Day observed

World Food Day observed

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: October 16 is celebrated annually as World Food Day. This year the theme, Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”,…

Credit unions perform strategic planning

Credit unions perform strategic planning

Saturday, October 4, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: October is celebrated internationally as the month of credit unions. Known as the “poor man’s bank”, the credit union is a source of…

Politics

Belize to be represented at Development Forum in Mexico

Belize to be represented at Development Forum in Mexico

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize will have representation at the Seventh Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin…

Can CitCo handle BML absorption?

Can CitCo handle BML absorption?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  It has been nearly three months since Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his Economic…

Mayor of Belize City updates on infrastructure projects

Mayor of Belize City updates on infrastructure projects

Monday, October 27, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Earlier this month the Belize City Council and Central Government launch of a fourth…

New Costa Rican ambassador accredited to Belize

New Costa Rican ambassador accredited to Belize

Monday, October 27, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The government of Costa Rica has sent a new diplomatic representative to Belize.…

OP-ED

OpEd: Gossiping on Facebook Can Be Costly

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Entertainment

Tributes for Paul Nabor

Friday, October 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Tributes continue to come in for Belizean cultural icon Paul Nabor who died on Wednesday evening in Punta Gorda…

Education

Belize Education Project offers literacy training in Cayo

Thursday, October 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A group of educators from the United States are nearing completion of their yearly visit to Belize as part…

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…