: ' 9feb2016'

John Briceño sworn in as Leader of the Opposition

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The newly elected leader of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP), Hon. John Briceño, was sworn in this morning at a ceremony at Belize House by His Excellency Sir Colville Young, [...]

Owner of 69 Bar stabbed to death

TEAKETTLE, Cayo District, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Zhi Jiang Zhang, 52, the owner of 69 Bar, located on the George Price Highway in Teakettle, Cayo District, was killed in his business establishment on Saturday morning. Inspector Octavio [...]

Vacationing Canadians victims of armed robbery

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Stephen Hemple, 75, and Cynthia Fredrick, 65, both Canadian retirees, came to Belize on vacation and had checked into the Tropical Education Center, located at Mile 28 at the George Price [...]

Korean businesswoman, charged with perversion of justice, released on $75,000 bail

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 5, 2016–A Korean businesswoman with investments worth millions of dollars in New York City and Belize, and who was charged for perversion of justice along with Bradley Paumen and others, was released [...]

SSB approves $12 mil loan; SSB and Belize banks financing bulk of Santander investment

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The Belize Social Security Board (SSB) has approved a BZ$12 million loan to Santander Farms, which operates, among its subsidiaries, Green Tropics in Belize. Since the SSB proposes to release the [...]

Calamity at Altun Ha

ALTUN HA, Rockstone Pond, Belize District, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The cruise tour of an American tourist who came to Belize on the cruise ship Caribbean Dreams on Thursday was aborted after he fell off the Altun [...]

CSSSA football finale: SCA vs Gwen Liz, Wesley vs ACC

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The semifinals: The best-of-2 games semifinals series in the Central Secondary Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) high school football playoffs came to a dramatic end on Friday at the MCC, where both the [...]

From the Publisher

“The Minister has stoutly denied doing such a thing of course, but the evidence is overwhelming! The Commissioner of Lands, Wilbert Vallejos, has testified that he received his instructions directly from the Minister of Lands, and [...]

Raising the bar of excellence in education

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 5, 2016–There are presently far more trained teachers than there were eight years ago and those numbers are expected to increase since the Ministry of Education is making it mandatory that teachers [...]

Heart disease is #1 killer among Belizeans

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–Last week, we reported that roughly 1,500 Belizeans have lost their lives to violent crimes since 2000. Homicides remain among the leading causes of death in Belize, ranking 3rd in 2012 [...]