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Man gave 11-year-old grandson his stash of weed to hold

Man gave 11-year-old grandson his stash of weed to hold

Magistrate charged him $750 for the 21.5 grams of weed BELIZE CITY, Tues. May 16, 2017–Despite the fact that marijuana is still an illegal substance in Belize, some magistrates use their discretion to prevent young, first-time [...]

Vega misses 7 House meetings, but holds on to his seat and benefits

Vega misses 7 House meetings, but holds on to his seat and benefits

BELMOPAN, Cayo, Fri. May 12, 2017–Former Deputy Prime Minister and United Democratic Party area representative for Orange Walk North, Gaspar Vega, missed his seventh consecutive House of Representatives meeting today, perhaps the longest running absence of [...]

Belize denied petition for rehearing of appeal over Glenn Godfrey’s claim for US$22 mil plus interest

Belize denied petition for rehearing of appeal over Glenn Godfrey’s claim for US$22 mil plus interest

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 11, 2017–The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit yesterday flatly denied a petition from the Government of Belize to reconsider its recent decision in the case being pursued by former [...]

In keeping pace with technology, SJC History Department launches digital Caste War project

In keeping pace with technology, SJC History Department launches digital Caste War project

BELIZE CITY, Fri. May 5, 2017–St. John’s College (SJC) made a bold step today into the digital world, which has for a while now been the domain of at least a generation of Belizean youth, who [...]

Next batter up – former Immigration Minister, Elvin Penner!

Next batter up – former Immigration Minister, Elvin Penner!

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 4, 2017–The Senate Select Committee continued its hearing into the Auditor General’s Special Audit with a focus on Won Hong Kim, the South Korean criminal who received a Belizean nationality certificate and [...]

Muslim Daughter, Christian Mother: Alana Raybon and her mom, Patricia Raybon to be hosted on Sunday’s Moments of Inspiration

Muslim Daughter, Christian Mother: Alana Raybon and her mom, Patricia Raybon to be hosted on Sunday’s Moments of Inspiration

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 27, 2017–KREM’s Virginia Echols will feature on her show, Moments of Inspiration, from 6:00 am – 8:00 am this Sunday, April 30, Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author, and her daughter, American Islamic [...]

International Festival of Culture will hold regional writers’ conference on May 6

International Festival of Culture will hold regional writers’ conference on May 6

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 24, 2017–The Community of Artists for Cultural and Historical Endeavors are celebrating their seventh International Festival of Culture with a regional writers’ conference that will be held at the Mount Carmel High [...]

David Jenkins, former Amandala photographer, passes at 83

David Jenkins, former Amandala photographer, passes at 83

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 20, 2017–Amandala was saddened to receive news this week of the passing of David Emmanuel Alexander Jenkins, Sr., 83, who worked for several years as the newspaper’s photographer. Jenkins, Sr., passed away [...]

Beyond the Horizon 2017

Beyond the Horizon 2017

Provides healthcare for Ladyville residents and surrounding areas LADYVILLE, Belize District, Sun. Apr. 9, 2017–A throng of people went out early on Sunday morning, April 9, to seek the medical attention that is being provided by [...]

Belize Police Department shakeup in the works

Belize Police Department shakeup in the works

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Mon. Apr. 3, 2017–In July 2015, the Belize Police Department conducted its last major shakeup of the department’s senior command. At that time, the Eastern Division was broken down into three divisions which [...]