International

Belize Bank has yet to pay us: Evergreen

Belize Bank has yet to pay us: Evergreen

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 4, 2016–About two weeks ago, Amandala broke the story that late last year the Belize Supreme Court ruled in case 656 of 2014, that Belize Bank Ltd. (the defendant in the case) [...]

Bail application for former Bahamian offshore bankers adjourned

Bail application for former Bahamian offshore bankers adjourned

BELIZE CITY–Two Bahamian offshore bankers, Kevin Leach, 34, and Rohn Knowles, 29, who have been named in a United States federal indictment and who were remanded to the Belize Central Prison on a Financial Intelligence Unit [...]

FBI busts billion-dollar offshore “safe haven”

FBI busts billion-dollar offshore “safe haven”

BELIZE CITY–The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Belize police have launched a major operation at the Matalon and Gordon House on Coney Drive, two of the most prominent business centers in the area, in an [...]

IMF calls on Belize to take “strong measures”

IMF calls on Belize to take “strong measures”

BELIZE CITY–The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its latest assessment of Belize this evening, and its executive board’s assessment calls on the Government of Belize to trigger “a vigorous policy response” to what the IMF describes [...]

Mexican authorities say “Hezbollah terrorists”; Lebanese community says “Belizean citizens”

Mexican authorities say “Hezbollah terrorists”; Lebanese community says “Belizean citizens”

BELIZE CITY–Four Belizean-Lebanese citizens who traveled to Mexico were believed to be Hezbollah terrorists by Mexican police after they were informed that two Middle-Eastern men, believed to be terrorists, were with two women travelling in a [...]

CWU prez, Audrey Matura-Shepherd, not backing down on CIBC FirstCaribbean

CWU prez, Audrey Matura-Shepherd, not backing down on CIBC FirstCaribbean

BELIZE CITY–The president of the Christian Workers Union (CWU), Audrey Matura-Shepherd, called a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to offer, via a public appeal, a “final opportunity” to CIBC for a meeting with the union to [...]

Media denied use of electronic devices at US Embassy roundtable

Media denied use of electronic devices at US Embassy roundtable

BELMOPAN—Last Tuesday, August 5, our newspaper received an invitation from the US Embassy in Belmopan to a media roundtable convened by US Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Carlos Moreno. In that e-mail, we were advised that only [...]

Belizeans protest Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip

Belizeans protest Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip

BELIZE CITY—Modern-day Israel has occupied the territory on which it presently sits since it defeated the Egyptian army in the June 1967 war and took control of the Gaza Strip, which was once Egyptian territory. Since [...]

Muslims organize protest in Belize against Gaza killings

Muslims organize protest in Belize against Gaza killings

Imam Nuri Muhammad and other members of the Muslim community in Belize, as well as non-Muslim citizens, have organized a protest rally for Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Battlefield Park, Belize City, to decry “the killing [...]

Julius Garvey visit postponed

Julius Garvey visit postponed

Emerson Guild, spokesperson for the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Belize and the Mutual Improvement Alliance (MIA), informed our newspaper today that the Centennial Tour of Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of UNIA founder Marcus Garvey, [...]