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COMPOL assesses policing during pandemic

BELMOPAN, Mon. Feb. 22, 2021-- In an interview with local media on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, was asked to comment on...

Retired expat shot by burglars in Placencia

PLACENCIA PENINSULA, Stann Creek District, Fri. Feb. 19, 2021-- A 46-year-old retired Austrian expat, Christian Gusenbauer, is currently hospitalized in a stable condition after...

BDMA endorses Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2021.-- On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Michel Chebat, received a letter from...

US State Department advises citizens to reconsider travel to Belize

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 22, 2021-- Due to an increase in violent crimes, including robberies and home invasions, in Belize since the start of...

Caribbean Ministers of Education to discuss school safety

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wed. Feb.17, 2021-- Starting Monday, March 15, 2021, multiple Ministers of Education from around the Caribbean are set to meet virtually for...

Barbados tightens COVID restrictions after finding UK variant on island

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wed. Feb. 17, 2021-- As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Caribbean continues to rise, several countries have reinforced measures...

Belize National “A” Team prepares for World Cup Qualifiers

BELMOPAN, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2021-- The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) is pleased to call the following National “A” Team players to camp on...

What’s next in Belize football? Belize to play first WCQ “home” game in Dominican Republic

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2021-- It’s been almost a year since Belizean fans watched football action in the various stadiums across the country....

Impeccable Osaka; flashes of Serena

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 18, 2021-- Sports/tennis fans world over were treated to an epic television spectacle last night in the semifinals of the...

UNCAC sí, UNCAC no

I yer, I have heard, that my area rep, Julius Espat, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing, isn’t eager to see the implementation of...

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More inquiry commissions needed— starting with Santander

The new PUP government has launched a Commission of Inquiry into the fire sale of a fleet of government vehicles in the weeks leading...

The priority is food

Since the pandemic began we have been waiting for the tourists to return in large numbers to our shores, and the recent development of...

Politics and the people: a matter of trust

It is said that sports often mirrors life. There are popular sayings that some consider to be “Bible” truths in sports, and these tend...

Rep. of Conservation organization overstepped

The Maya Leaders Alliance, the Julian Cho Society, and the Toledo Alcaldes Association, via a press release issued on February 8, alerted the nation...

From the Publisher

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Feb. 21, 2021-- Today marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X by three gunmen in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom....

From the Publisher

When I was a child growing up in British Honduras in the 1950s, our people did not rate members of our community by how...

From the Publisher

When the “black talking” began in Belize City in late 1968, leading into early 1969, the apologists for white supremacy in Belize soon countered...

Fair is fair

Dear Editor, I would like to remind both GOB and the BCCI that reduced salaries means reduced purchasing power, which will in no small way...

WHO IS IN IT FOR THE MONEY?

Dear Editor, I was extremely impressed by Roy Cayetano’s history lesson on Garifuna heritage last year at a meeting to reclaim Garifuna land. Proud to be...

Homesick

It’s 5:30 in the morning. It’s 16 below zero with the windchill factor — the bleak midwinter. Last night’s snow has hardened into ice....

A RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE IN AMANDALA, TITLED “THE RISE OF BREDAA BY NURI AKBAR”

In reading the article, “The Rise of BREDAA,” written by one of its founders Nuri Akbar, I must say that I commend the author...
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GOB holds budget consultations with agro-sector

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 19, 2021-- Last Friday, another round of budget consultations were held between Government and domestic stakeholders, this time the agro-productive...
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From the Publisher en Español

CIUDAD DE BELIZE, dom. 21 de febrero-- Hoy marca el 56 aniversario del asesinato de Malcolm X por tres hombres armados en el Audubon...

From the Publisher en Español

Cuando era un niño creciendo en Honduras Británica en la década de 1950, nuestra gente no calificaba a los miembros de nuestra comunidad por...

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Cuando comenzó la “charla negra” en la Ciudad de Belize a fines de 1968, continuando a principios de 1969, los apologistas de la supremacía...

From the Publisher en Español

En mi columna el fin de semana pasado, olvidé incluir el hecho de que los republicanos que mencioné también estaban preocupados a fines de...

La prioridad es la comida

Desde que comenzó la pandemia hemos estado esperando que los turistas regresen en gran número a nuestras costas, y el reciente desarrollo de vacunas...

Política y el pueblo: una cuestión de confianza

Se dice que los deportes a menudo reflejan la vida. Hay dichos populares que algunos consideran verdades “bíblicas” en los deportes, y estos tienden...

Rep. de Organización de conservación se sobrepasó

La Alianza de Líderes Mayas, la Sociedad Julian Cho y la Asociación de Alcaldes de Toledo, a través de un comunicado de prensa emitido...

Decisiones difíciles para el nuevo gobierno

En pocas palabras, nuestro país vende productos agrícolas y marinos - azúcar, cítricos, bananos y langosta - para pagar alimentos manufacturados y combustible; y...

70% vaccine coverage needed to control COVID-19 transmission

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, Wed. Feb. 17, 2021-- In the latest PAHO press briefing, the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne, expressed optimism that the...

PAHO asst. director addresses vaccine doubts

WASHINGTON, DC. Wed. Feb. 10, 2021-- In a recent conference held by PAHO, media personnel continued to put forward their countries’ concerns as it...
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