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Highway engineers “hambug” Belama/Buttonwood Bay residents

Highway engineers “hambug” Belama/Buttonwood Bay residents

No roundabout on 1-kilometer stretch of road between Westrac/Brodies and vegetable stall/Shell Depot in Belize City BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 9, 2018– There have been many complaints on the morning talk shows that the construction taking [...]

Senators tackle the 2018-2019 budget in debate

Senators tackle the 2018-2019 budget in debate

BELMOPAN, Tues. Mar. 27, 2018– The debate in the lower chamber on the government appropriation bill and a number of other bills, continued in the upper house of parliament today, where senators from across the political [...]

2018-2019 budget debate ends Friday night

2018-2019 budget debate ends Friday night

BELMOPAN, Fri. Mar. 23, 2018– On the other side of the House, some Opposition PUP members tried to keep the debate focused on the analysis of the figures and what they mean. The Opposition members lambasted [...]

“You can’t put di rat fi mind the cheese,” says BNTU prez

“You can’t put di rat fi mind the cheese,” says BNTU prez

BNTU disappointed with appointment of John Saldivar as National Security Minister BELIZE CITY, Tues. Mar. 20, 2018– Following their 11-day strike in October 2016, the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) made a list of demands to [...]

My life as a sickle cell patient

My life as a sickle cell patient

 March 16, 2018– My story began at the age of three. One day I woke up with my entire body badly swollen, and my eyes were bright yellow. It was something very strange to my family, [...]

2X Belize Olympian, Jayson Jones visits the Jewel for family reunion

2X Belize Olympian, Jayson Jones visits the Jewel for family reunion

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Mar. 11, 2018– Jayson Jones, 2X Olympian, is coming to Belize. He represented Belize in Track & Field from 1997 to 2011. During [...]

At AGM, the NTUCB puts its house in order

At AGM, the NTUCB puts its house in order

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Mar. 6, 2018– Delegates from the ten trade unions which make up the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) held their 51st Annual General Meeting in Dangriga last Saturday and Sunday, during [...]

NTUCB holds 51st AGM in the cultural capital, Dangriga

NTUCB holds 51st AGM in the cultural capital, Dangriga

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 5, 2018– Delegates from the 10 unions which make up the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) traveled to Dangriga for the umbrella group’s 51st Annual General Meeting over the weekend. [...]

Bernard Wagner – a man with a slow hand

Bernard Wagner – a man with a slow hand

In September 1978 I took the Calypsonian Lord Laro to meet Joseph Wagner, a Belizean carpenter/cabinet maker, who had his shop on Freetown Road. It was Lord Laro’s first visit to Belize and it was a [...]

DPP Cheryl-Lynn is the new President of the Bar Association

DPP Cheryl-Lynn is the new President of the Bar Association

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 26, 2018– The Belize Bar Association held elections of officers last Wednesday night, February 21, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, S.C., emerged in the top post as president. This [...]