: ' 20jan2016'

Belize may get rice from Guyana, but not through Jack Charles

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–On Friday, January 15, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and his Chief Executive Officer, Jose Alpuche, in the Ministry of Agriculture, returned from Guyana, where they held meetings with Guyana’s Vice [...]

American TV executive, 39, murdered in Succotz

SAN JOSE SUCCOTZ, Sat. Jan. 16, 2016–The body of Elizabeth Ann McComb Swaney, 39, a television executive of ABC 7 News of Chicago, USA, who was on a 7-day vacation at the Nabitunich Stone Cottages Resort [...]

2016’s terrible start – bloody, murderous weekend

INDIAN CHURCH, Orange Walk District, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–The year 2016 has started badly, with a record 10 people being murdered so far – with four of these murders occurring just over the past weekend alone. [...]

1,443 in prison: one in three awaiting outcome of trial

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–Although the prison population at the end of 2015 was about 100 less than the number of inmates recorded at the end of 2012, 2013, and 2014, nearly a third—or one [...]

Barrow and Biden chat about Belize’s correspondent banking debacle

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–The “existential threat” to Belize’s banking sector, which could trigger dire consequences as early as next month if foreign financial institutions proceed to axe credit card settlement services for at least [...]

Costa Rica says Belize can still help Cuban migrants

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–Over the weekend, the first group of Cubans—a handful 180 out of 10,000 US-bound Cubans stranded in Central America—arrived in Florida, through a program recently arranged by three Central American countries [...]

From the Publisher

Although I am the publisher of the leading newspaper in Belize, my views are not that important. Belize is a constitutional democracy, and various elections are regularly held to poll the views of the Belizean electorate [...]

Brigadier General David Jones reports on year 2015

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 15, 2016–At a press briefing yesterday, Brigadier General David Jones reviewed the BDF’s accomplishments in 2015 and outlined what could be expected in 2016. Jones made mention of the base being built [...]

New Guatemala regime also aiming for ICJ

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2016–The installation of a new political regime in Guatemala last Thursday—a new congress, president and cabinet—marks a new era in Belize-Guatemala relations, but it remains to be seen whether the 4-year [...]

Belize chairs CARICOM Council of Ministers meeting in Guyana

GUYANA, Fri. Jan. 15, 2016–Belize Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, chaired the 37th Meeting of the CARICOM’s Council of Ministers held in Guyana on Friday, January 15. A key part of Friday’s deliberations was [...]