: ' 27jan2016'

Another San Ignacio teen girl commits suicide

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Mon. Jan. 25, 2016–The family of a female student, 15, of San Ignacio Town, is struggling to understand why she committed suicide behind their house this morning. Reports to Amandala are that at [...]

Battered mother of 4 fears for her life

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 25, 2016–A former Belize Defensc Force soldier was released on a $1,000 bail this afternoon after he was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser on a charge of wounding against his ex-common-law [...]

Opposition objects to reappointment of Ombudsman

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 22, 2016–Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca objected this morning to the reappointment of Lionel Arzu as Ombudsman, citing reports of “inactivity and ineffectiveness” in recent years. Fonseca spoke after Prime Minister Dean Barrow, [...]

David Gibson discusses “… to Old Sarstoon”

Dear Editor, We take note of the concerns expressed in your 23rd January 2016 weekend editorial entitled “… to Old Sarstoon…” on Guatemala’ s current and future posture with respect to its bi-lateral relations with Belize. [...]

Belize Coast Guard talks about 2015 and about plans for 2016

BELIZE CITY, Tues., Jan. 19, 2016–The Belize Coast Guard is shaping up to be “a force to be reckoned with” in the effort to combat “transnational organized crime and to extend its support to Central America [...]

Too big to fail

Because of United Democratic Party (UDP) Leader Dean Barrow’s dominance in the visible politics of the UDP, a lot of attention has not been paid to the operations and ambitions of the aspirants for his position, [...]

Banking crisis sends Barrow to Washington

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Jan. 24, 2016–As February approaches, the intense nervousness over deteriorating relations between Belize banks and US banks which have been facilitating money transfers and international transactions, such as credit card payments, has forced [...]

Police destroy weed worth over a million dollars

BELMOPAN, Fri. Jan. 22, 2016–Police confiscated 22 pounds of marijuana in the Toledo and Cayo Districts during anti-drug operations on Wednesday and Friday. The high-grade weed they found in Cayo reportedly has an estimated street value [...]

88th Baron Bliss Regatta

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 25, 2016–Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta Committee hereby confirms Sunday, March 6, 2016 for the 88th Baron Bliss Regatta. The regatta will be staged in the Belize City Harbour in front of the [...]

Uprising Stars are CYDP Peace Cup Championship

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 25, 2016–It was a real football extravaganza yesterday afternoon at the MCC Grounds, where football fans turned out in huge numbers, no doubt comforted by the heavy security provided by the Belize [...]