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Two female cops fined for talk show appearance

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 7, 2021-- In late January, we reported of a groundbreaking legal victory in favor of two female police officers who...

Two officer cadets graduate from Mexican Naval Academy

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 7, 2021-- Two officers in the Belize Coast Guard recently graduated from the Mexican Naval Academy with Bachelor’s degrees. Officer...

COVID-19 update 

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 8, 2021-- Last Wednesday, on March 31, the country received its first batch of allocated vaccines from the COVAX facility....

Young Belizean to moderate session at United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum 2021 – Caribbean Session

CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA: A young Belizean is slated to moderate at this year’s United Nations’ ECOSOC Youth Forum. Dominique Noralez, an executive member of...

Taiwan to help Belize fully digitize

BELMOPAN, Belize, Tues. Apr. 6, 2021-- To strengthen the close and cordial relations between Belize and Taiwan, the ambassadors of both nations met with...

Belize receives 33,600 vaccine doses from COVAX

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 1, 2021-- At around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received 33,600 doses of...

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...

WHO – approved vaccine is no threat when compared to bat virus

There are studies that claim that the animal we know as modern man appeared on the earth about one and a quarter million years...

A Beguiling Lull

Beware the Traffic Hit Man!

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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...

Testing the mettle of our democracy

It has not been unusual in the past couple decades of global economic instability, for our governments to face major crises nearing national elections...

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...

From the Publisher

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...

From the Publisher

I’m the son of a buccaneer and a black woman I’m the son of a Spanish man and a Carib woman I’m the son of a Creole man and...

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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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...

From the Publisher en Español

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...

From the Publisher en Español

Lake Garden, una comunidad que es una creación del finado topógrafo Henry Flowers, un contemporáneo de topógrafos como el finado James V. Hyde, se...

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...

Plan Belize en espera; hoy es Plan Supervivencia

El Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) acaba de concluir su revisión de nuestra economía y, como de costumbre, recibimos un informe deprimente. Cada año, el...

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...

Head of PAHO warns about recent COVID-19 surge

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, Tues. Mar. 23, 2021-- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, announced that PAHO has delivered over 2.2 million...
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