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Accused rapists get bail

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 12, 2021-- On Friday, April 9, Justice Herbert Lord granted bail to two men accused of the rape of a...

COVID-19 update 

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 12, 2021-- The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is investigating the first death believed to be related to the...

PM’s sister reportedly owes millions in GST

BELMOPAN, Sat. Apr. 10, 2021-- During an interview after the House of Representatives meeting was adjourned on Friday, the Prime Minister, Hon. John Briceño,...

New Corozal Bay rep sworn in

BELMOPAN, Sat. Apr. 10, 2021-- Elvia Vega-Samos, who defeated the UDP’s Hilberto Campos in a by-election in Corozal Bay in early March, was sworn...

La Soufriere volcano erupts on St. Vincent

ST. VINCENT, Sun. Apr. 4, 2021-- The La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent has been dormant since 1979, but in...

Latin American countries start vaccine production

WASHINGTON D.C., USA, Wed. Apr. 7, 2021-- It has been difficult for Latin American countries to access a sufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Coupled...

Where Belize stands in World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 8, 2021-- The brief moments of football fever, the week in late March when our Belize national football team, the...

Jaguars win 5-nil over Turks and Caicos in WC Qualifier

BELIZE CITY, Tue. Mar. 30, 2021-- Belize rebounded from a 2-nil loss to powerhouse Haiti last Wednesday, to register a 5-nil victory this evening...

Venezuela to send baseball trainers to Belize

BELMOPAN, Mon. Mar. 29, 2021-- In recent exchanges between Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, and H.E. Gerardo Argote, Ambassador of the...

You’ll have to go left, PM

Well, John B, over these next five years you will be the father of a nation that even prior to Covid-19 was in desperate...

Talk About BAD FAITH…

Grow the economy

The Alexander Frankson affair of 1953

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The ninth inning for GOB vs Unions

The long-awaited budget speech by Prime Minister John Briceño on Friday, April 9, signaled the end of a month-long, tense period of negotiations between...

Elections are over— time to fix our finances

In his “Make Every Dollar Count” 2020/21 budget, then Prime Minister Dean Barrow boasted that his party, in the twelve years during which it...

Handling cheaper money (and taxes) right is key, PM

In his weekly message to the nation, Prime Minister John Briceño, whose government came to power during by far the worst financial and health...

The party should wait– just a little longer

Most public employees are sincere when they say they can’t afford a cut in salary, nor an increment freeze, and they are spot-on when...

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One problem in the United States in the middle 1960s was that white college students had a very good idea of what was going...

From the Publisher

I think a lot of Belizeans assumed that I had pushed my second son into politics here, in 1994 thereabouts, in order for me...

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to...

Unions must see the big picture

Dear Editor, I’ve been following the scenario with the unions, especially the BNTU, PSU & APSSM. The word I would use to describe them is...

IMF vs Teachers

Dear Editor, The friction between GOB and teachers and public officers because of proposed salary cuts is not surprising. It is clearly a big-picture, small-picture...

LET’S SAY NO TO SALARY CUTS

Dear Editor, I write as a former member of the National Assembly (1984–1989) and as a former Senator (1989–1993). In regard to the public officers and...

Injustice and incompetence

Dear Editor, I would like to express my concern about the future of the justice system in Belize. In light of this, I would like...
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PSU asks PM to “rein in” Chebat

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 7, 2021-- Last week, just before the start of the long Easter weekend, the Public Service Union (PSU) issued a...
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Un problema en los Estados Unidos a mediados de la década de 1960 era que los estudiantes universitarios blancos tenían una muy buena idea...

From the Publisher en Español

Creo que muchos beliceños asumieron que yo había empujado a mi segundo hijo a entrar en la política aquí, aproximadamente en 1994, para que...

From the Publisher en Español

Debo volver a bajar a los mares al mar solitario y al cielo, Y todo lo que pido es un barco alto y una estrella con cual...

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Soy hijo de un bucanero y una mujer negra Soy hijo de un hombre español y una mujer caribe Soy hijo de un hombre criollo y una mujer india Soy...

Las elecciones se acabaron, es hora de arreglar nuestras finanzas

En su presupuesto 2020/21 “Haciendo contar cada dolar”, el entonces primer ministro Dean Barrow se jactó de que su partido, en los doce años...

Manejar correctamente dinero más barato (e impuestos) es clave, PM

En su mensaje semanal a la nación, el primer ministro John Briceño, cuyo gobierno llegó al poder durante, por mucho, la peor crisis financiera...

El partido debería esperar, solo un poco más

La mayoría de los empleados públicos son sinceros cuando dicen que no pueden permitirse un recorte salarial, ni un congelamiento de incrementos, y dan...

Poniendo a prueba la entereza de nuestra democracia

No ha sido inusual en las últimas dos décadas de inestabilidad económica mundial, que nuestros gobiernos se enfrenten a grandes crisis cercanas a las...

Royal Commonwealth Society: Goodbye to the Prince

LONDON, England, Fri. Apr. 9, 2021-- The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) has extended its condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of His...

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in...
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