Highlights

Friday’s fiery House debate on the ICJ referendum

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017–The Belize-Guatemala issue took center stage at Friday’s special sitting of the House of Representatives, the first for 2017, with both sides of the floor diametrically opposed to a move by [...]

BTV, NTV, BPP AND VIP all registered their discontent with Referendum Act amendment

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017–On Friday, the House of Representatives held its first meeting for the year, in which a bill was introduced to amend the threshold of the Referendum Act from sixty percent [...]

Belize born Rakeem among Kansas City Chiefs to play in Sunday’s NFL playoffs

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017–American-football fans will be focusing on the NFL playoffs this weekend, and one Belize-Dangriga born player, Rakeem Nunez-Roches will be among the Kansas City Chiefs that clash on Sunday against the [...]

Guatemala says Belize agreed to no Sarstoon occupation until ICJ

Friday, January 6, 2016 6:30 A.M. In recent years, there has been a lot of back and forth on Sarstoon Island which Belize and Belizeans have forever known as Belize’s territory. But Guatemala became aggressive in [...]

Black History Month 2017: Pen to pay tribute to Evan X Hyde and UBAD

DANGRIGA, Stann Creek, Thurs. Jan. 5, 2017–Renowned Garifuna artist, Pen Cayetano, and his family are organizing a special observance of Black History Month for 2017, and the musician and painter contacted our newspaper some weeks ago [...]

Belizeans among those nabbed in top ICE operations in 2016

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 28, 2016–In a summary of its top 2016 operations, the Unites States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provided what it described as a snapshot of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and [...]

Pussyfooting with Dean Dawson RTA death investigation

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 19, 2016–On the night of March 30, 2016, Gardenia mechanic Dean Dawson, Sr., 45, lost his life in a horrific road traffic accident when he was mowed down by an Isuzu D-Max [...]

Simone Biles, celebrated Olympic gymnast, arrives in Belize this Thursday

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 19, 2016–Simone Biles, 19, the US gymnast with Belizean citizenship who famously snagged 4 gold medals at the recent Rio Olympics, is due to arrive in Belize this Thursday, December 22, when [...]

The next Speaker of the House – Laura Tucker Longsworth

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 15, 2016–Laura Tucker Longsworth will make history as the country’s third appointed female House Speaker in the House of Representatives. Since assuming office in 2008, Prime Minister Dean Barrow had previously appointed [...]

Hon. Finnegan goes to bat for Hon. Espat

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Mon. Dec. 12, 2016–Rarely have parliamentarians of the ruling UDP-led government and the Opposition PUP shared a common position on any matter. However, during Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Senior UDP [...]