Highlights

12 Belizean students depart for Cuba to study medicine

12 Belizean students depart for Cuba to study medicine

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 28, 2017–Since the late 1990’s, a number of Belizeans have been awarded scholarships to study medicine and become qualified doctors, courtesy of a scholarship program launched by the Cuban Government and its [...]

Why HARM?

Why HARM?

We have been informed of the charge read against the accused on the matter of the vicious beating of 22-year-old Galen student, Kevin Brown. The three accused were brought to court to face a single charge [...]

Understanding Belize’s decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana

Understanding Belize’s decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana

-A Rowland Parks exclusive to Amandala- On Friday, at the House of Representatives meeting, Home Affairs Minister Hon. Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington introduced a bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act to make provision for the [...]

Male inmates at the Belize Central Prison are mostly Creole; female inmates are mostly Hispanic

Male inmates at the Belize Central Prison are mostly Creole; female inmates are mostly Hispanic

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 16, 2017–The Kolbe Foundation has released January to June statistics for the Belize Central Prison, which as of the end of June, had a population of 1,297 inmates. The data is very [...]

PG cops charged with extortion of school principal

PG cops charged with extortion of school principal

PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Mon. Aug. 14, 2017–On Friday, two police officers were dragged into the Punta Gorda Magistrate’s court, where they were arraigned on charges of extortion. They both pleaded not guilty and were offered [...]

“In the Paint” – HISTORY REVISITED

“In the Paint” – HISTORY REVISITED

Penta Lakers still dominant in 46-38 win over Bulls in celebration game marking championship 30th anniversary. BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 10, 2017–To us who grew up in the late 1980’s, the name Penta Lakers still stands [...]

BTV and partners exploring legal challenge to extended re-registration date

BTV and partners exploring legal challenge to extended re-registration date

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 3, 2017–Wil Maheia, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), met this afternoon with representatives of the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), and the Northern [...]

UEF observance of Emancipation Day ends with         Dr. Patricia Rodney speaking on Afro-Belizean health

UEF observance of Emancipation Day ends with Dr. Patricia Rodney speaking on Afro-Belizean health

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Aug. 1, 2017–About 75 persons turned up at the Gateway Youth Center this evening for a presentation on the health of Afro-Belizeans by Dr. Patricia Rodney — the key event marking the UBAD [...]

Transport Department considers taking action against J&J Bus Company and driver

Transport Department considers taking action against J&J Bus Company and driver

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 28, 2017–The National Department of Transport is considering suspending the Road Service Permit for the J&J Bus Company that travels from Benque Viejo Del Carmen to Belize City, to Chetumal, and charging [...]

From SJC Valedictorian to physicist: The odyssey of Sydney Taegar (Part 3)

From SJC Valedictorian to physicist: The odyssey of Sydney Taegar (Part 3)

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 27, 2017–The late morning sun was beating down, making Kremandala chairman Evan X Hyde’s office uncomfortably hot, but when he offered to turn on the air conditioning, Dr. Taegar told him, “I [...]