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Jacqueline Willoughby resigns from the PSU

Jacqueline Willoughby resigns from the PSU

Willoughby, a trustee, cited a “toxic … anti-union atmosphere” in the Public Service Union BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 15, 2018– Longtime trade unionist and former Public Service Union (PSU) president Jacqueline “Jackie” Willoughby, who is a [...]

Minister Elrington signs papers for US extradition request for attorney Andrew Bennett

Minister Elrington signs papers for US extradition request for attorney Andrew Bennett

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Jan. 10, 2018– The United States extradition request to the Belize Government for attorney Andrew Bennett, who has been named in a 2015 federal indictment on the US territory of Puerto Rico, has [...]

Butane “pain” coming soon to consumers

Butane “pain” coming soon to consumers

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 8, 2018– Exactly one year ago, the Belize Bureau of Standards issued a statement announcing an 18% increase in the cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), or butane. That increase put the [...]

September 2017 unemployment down 1.4% over last year

September 2017 unemployment down 1.4% over last year

Amandala note: Latest SIB (Statistics Institute of Belize) statistics reveal that the unemployment rate for Belize in September 2017 stands at 9.7%, an improvement over September 2016, when the unemployment rate was 11.1%. In September 2015 [...]

Teacher Desmond Lewis murdered in the city

Teacher Desmond Lewis murdered in the city

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 28, 2017– Desmond Lewis, 35, a well-known school teacher of Dangriga, Stann Creek District, was brutally killed at about 2:30 this morning in Belize City. Police said that they were called to [...]

Mark Anthony Vasquez stabbed to death on Marine Parade

Mark Anthony Vasquez stabbed to death on Marine Parade

BELIZE CITY, Belize District, Sun. Dec. 17, 2017– Police are investigating the death of Mark Anthony Vasquez, 53, a car dealer of Kings Park, Belize City, who was stabbed to death during a fight at about [...]

Labor Commissioner of 9 years, Ivan Williams, appears before the Senate

Labor Commissioner of 9 years, Ivan Williams, appears before the Senate

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. Oct. 18, 2017–The special audit of the Immigration Department has extensively documented cases of foreign nationals who were issued permits to work in Belize for the period 2011-2013. The issuance of those [...]

BNTU challenges appointment of Franz Parke to Court of Appeal

BNTU challenges appointment of Franz Parke to Court of Appeal

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–Amid controversy over his appointment—with the latest public objection coming from the militant Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU)—Franz Parke was today appointed as Justice of Appeal for the Belize Court of [...]

The Senate’s 35th sitting; Director of Immigration, Diana Locke, appears again

The Senate’s 35th sitting; Director of Immigration, Diana Locke, appears again

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 5, 2017–On Wednesday the Senate Select Committee held its 35th sitting to investigate the findings of the special audit on the Immigration Department. The Director of Immigration, Diana Locke, who was called [...]

Aunt afraid of nephew; pulls charges in court

Aunt afraid of nephew; pulls charges in court

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Sept. 29, 2017–Edwin Perdomo, who was charged with three offences that were of a violent nature, was freed of them when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, and was bonded [...]