Owner of 69 Bar stabbed to death

TEAKETTLE, Cayo District, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Zhi Jiang Zhang, 52, the owner of 69 Bar, located on the George Price Highway in Teakettle, Cayo District, was killed in his business establishment on Saturday morning. Inspector Octavio [...]

Vacationing Canadians victims of armed robbery

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Stephen Hemple, 75, and Cynthia Fredrick, 65, both Canadian retirees, came to Belize on vacation and had checked into the Tropical Education Center, located at Mile 28 at the George Price [...]

SSB approves $12 mil loan; SSB and Belize banks financing bulk of Santander investment

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The Belize Social Security Board (SSB) has approved a BZ$12 million loan to Santander Farms, which operates, among its subsidiaries, Green Tropics in Belize. Since the SSB proposes to release the [...]

Heart disease is #1 killer among Belizeans

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Last week, we reported that roughly 1,500 Belizeans have lost their lives to violent crimes since 2000. Homicides remain among the leading causes of death in Belize, ranking 3rd in 2012 [...]

No judgment yet for Gapi and Monchie!

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 4, 2016–This morning, the Chief Justice of Belize, Hon. Kenneth Benjamin, was scheduled to hand down his ruling in the slander case brought by Orange Walk North area rep and Deputy Prime [...]

Two Lake I men survive gun attack

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 4, 2016–Benua Andrews, 26, and Tyrone Myers, also 26, both of the Lake Independence area, survived a murderous barrage of gunshots at about 7:30 last night, Wednesday. Andrews and Myers told police [...]

Belize asks Venezuela for 1.5 million barrels of fuel for 2016

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 4, 2016–Belizean consumers used almost 50 million gallons of fuel in 2015, with the bulk of that being sourced from Venezuela under the PetroCaribe accord. Despite a change in political administration in [...]

De-risking could substantially hurt Belize economy: Moody’s

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 4, 2016–Since early last year, the alarm was sounded that the decision taken by US banks to cut off their relations with Belize banks could have dire consequences, and that was underscored [...]

Out on bail, back in jail for murder

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 1, 2016–Three men who were released on Supreme Court bail in connection with the December home invasion of Lebanese diplomat Sarkis Abou Nehra, 77, who lives in Burrell Boom, are back in [...]

Belize delegation discusses banking woes with US regulators

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 1, 2016–Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dean Barrow returned to Belize on Sunday after leading a high-level delegation to Washington, DC, USA, last week to confront what he had previously described [...]