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Thursday, December 3, 2020

2nd taxi driver murdered in Lake I in a week

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2020-- Following the Wednesday, November 25 murder of “dollar van” cabbie Lynroy Longsworth on Mahogany Street, Erwin Castillo, 37,...

Hon. Dolores tests positive for COVID-19

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 30, 2020-- Yet another member of the People’s United Party has contracted COVID-19 following the recent general elections, which many...

COVID-19 update: 5,743 confirmed cases, 147 deaths

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Nov. 29, 2020-- We continue to see an ascending COVID-19 epidemiological curve in Belize. An average of 80 new cases was...

Confirmed! Merger of Belize Bank and Scotiabank a “go.”

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 26, 2020-- In a Cabinet brief dated November 25, the Government of Belize confirmed that the merger between Belize Bank...

COVID-19 update: Each person with COVID-19 is infecting 7 others in BZ, says Health Ministry

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 26, 2020-- As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, in Belize we are seeing record numbers of new cases, deaths, and...

Routine visa services to resume in February 2021…maybe

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 26, 2020-- It has been 9 months since the US Embassy in Belize canceled routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments....

Sporting community rocked by passing of Ian Mariano

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 23, 2020-- The news was shared on WUB last week that sporting personality and basketball promoter extraordinaire Ian Mariano was...

Condolences to OWFA chairman on passing of his mom

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Sun. Nov. 22, 2020-- The Orange Walk sporting community and the Orange Walk Football Association (OWFA) extend sincere condolences to OWFA...

Steering Council ratifies Statutes of Belize Football Players Association

DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District, Wed. Nov. 4, 2020-- On Saturday, August 8, 2020, a number of elite players and club owners met in Belmopan...

Christian, not communist

When I was a young man I used to tell people I was a communist. All along, I think what I meant was that...

The irony of curfew

Stop that Amerikayn

Election Day: A COVID-19 super-spreader 

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Too big a problem to dump that mud there

Belize’s first prime minister, George Price, once advised his people that “progress brings problems”, and at some point we will have to overcome the...

Countries around us with strong state-owned banks doing better

Less than four months after the People’s United Party (PUP) came to power in 1998, they introduced the Small Farmers and Business Bank, headquartered...

If Belize Bank has acquired Scotiabank Belize

On June 22, 2020, eyebrows in Belize went up when we were informed that Caribbean Investment Holdings Ltd. (CIHL), the owner of the Belize...

4th landslide loss by ruling party since independence

For the 4th time since we got independence, in 1981, the Belizean people have been so frustrated with a sitting government that they went...

From the Publisher

I think it would serve a useful purpose to repeat some six paragraphs from my column which was published in the Tuesday, November 3,...

From the Publisher

The Garifuna people of Belize are not loyal to the Creoles. But, they have no reason to be. From the time the Garinagu came...

From the Publisher

A friend of mine from the diaspora (a septuagenarian like myself, incidentally) e-mailed me to say how much he looked forward to my post-election...

Ambergris Caye in Belize has been recognized as one of North America’s greatest fisheries by FishingBooker!

Dear Editor, FishingBooker just announced the 17 greatest fisheries in North America, and Ambergris Caye is one of them. The spots in the list were...

Before coronavirus, 50% of our people were living at, or below the poverty line

Take government house of Belmopan and convert it into the best hospital of Central America. Stop renting buildings for government departments. Neoliberal capitalists seek...

BACFA from USA endorses the Belize Football Players Association (BFPA)

The Editor, Amandala Sun. Nov. 23, 2020-- As the President of the Belizean American Caribbean Football Association (BACFA) and our affiliate arm the Belizean American...

The Nineteenth

Dear editor, “Can’t find you in the pic,” I observed wryly, liking the new FB profile of a family friend. “It’s the Garifuna flag,” he...
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BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 26, 2020-- Following the election of the People’s United Party into Central Government, there had been much speculation about those...
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From the Publisher en Español

Creo que sería útil repetir unos seis párrafos de mi columna que se publicó en la edición del martes 3 de noviembre de 2020...

From the Publisher en Español

El pueblo garífuna de Belize no es leal a los criollos. Pero no tienen ninguna razón para serlo. Desde que los garinagu llegaron a...

From the Publisher en Español

Un amigo mío de la diáspora (un septuagenario como yo, por cierto) me envió un correo electrónico para decirme cuánto esperaba con ansias mi...

From the Publisher en Español

“Al final, el presidente Ydígoras Fuentes se convenció de que su as en la manga sería el resultado de su reunión con el presidente...

Países a nuestro alrededor con sólidos bancos estatales haciendo mejor

Menos de cuatro meses después de que el Partido Unido del Pueblo (PUP) llegara al poder en 1998, introdujeron el Banco de Agricultores y...

Si el Banco Belize ha adquirido a Scotiabank Belize

El 22 de junio de 2020, causó sorpresa en Belize cuando nos informaron que Caribbean Investment Holdings Ltd. (CIHL), el propietario del Banco Belize,...

4ta pérdida aplastante por parte del partido gobernante desde la independencia

Por cuarta vez desde que obtuvimos la independencia, en 1981, el pueblo beliceño ha estado tan frustrado con un gobierno en funciones que acudieron...

“Todos ganamos”, dijo la gente

El miércoles 11 de noviembre, la gente habló con sus papeletas en la 9ª elección general desde la independencia, y su decisión es que...

Coronavirus “most severe health emergency” WHO has faced

Mon. July 27, 2020 (BBC)-- The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency...

Dr Jesus Seade presents his work plan to lead the World Trade Organization

• He highlighted his career in the WTO as negotiator for Mexico and as Founder Deputy Director-General, as well as Chief Negotiator of the...
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