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Saturday, May 8, 2021

COVID-19 affecting more young people

WASHINGTON DC, USA, Wed. May 5, 2021-- COVID-19 was initially seen as a virus that primarily afflicted older members of the population. Recent studies...

Salary cut negotiations continue

Covid-19 cases detected at Kolbe

Nurses on go-slow

PSU parades in Old Capital 

Launch of Regional Mental Health Fair

BELMOPAN, Mon. May 3, 2021-- From May 3 to May 8, the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs will...

Covid-19 Update

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 6, 2021-- The Ministry of Health and Wellness is calling citizens to get immunized before the first batch of AstraZeneca...

BEWU will not strike…yet

BELIZE CITY, Tues. May 4, 2021-- A draft of a release that was to be issued from the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU) was...

Dr Gene Leon takes office as CDB President

Kingston, Jamaica. Tues. May 4 2021— Dr Gene Leon, on Wednesday, took office as President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), becoming the sixth...

Unions lay out 11 demands

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 5, 2021-- The tripartite union team has released a list of eleven demands to the Government of Belize to lay...

Sports training to resume

BELMOPAN, Mon. May 3, 2021-- Last month, athletes took to social media to vent their outrage at the Government of Belize’s decision to allow...

Cricket Corner – Games resume

BELIZE CITY , Wed. May 5, 2021-- To all you lovers of cricket, players and fans, after a year ’ s break from our...

FFB announces National Beach Soccer Selection

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 6, 2021-- On Monday of this week, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) announced that it had commenced preparation for...

Me, Belize and books

At the end of this piece I’ll begin the last two chapters of the latest draft of my unpublished book, Lord, if You wake...

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Tons of intrigue in sugar and ports

It can’t be said that the move by ASR/BSI to stop shipping bulk sugar to the Belize District, to be handled by the Port...

The nature of the beast

In these very tough financial times, when the poorest of the poor are getting more desperate, the Belizean people have for the most part...

Needed: moratorium on big agriculture and big tourism

On December 15, 2020, a little after a month in office, the new government (PUP) announced that it had constituted a task force, an...

Unions “shall not be moved” from reform demands

If the collective memory of Belizean public service employees was getting sluggish, they were all jolted into keen attention by government’s recent decision to...

From the Publisher

Remember now, beloved, I write today not as a young, macho activist who feels he has to prove or act out everything he says. I...

From the Publisher

There is a growing tension in The Jewel which features the recently elected People’s United Party (PUP) government facing off with the workers’ unions...

From the Publisher

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

We need confidence and faith in official statistics

Dear Sir, I watched 7News on Monday night, and in a piece of footage in that newscast, a simple question was posed to the representative...

Time to fix a battered Belize

Fellow citizens, to make meaningful political change, we don’t need to fly to the moon or Mars to get the right materials. For too...

Renaming Freedom Day as Emancipation Day

May 5, 2021 Greetings, Attorney and Solicitor Generals, Re: Renaming Freedom Day “Emancipation Day” UBAD Educational Foundation (UEF), a 25-year-old, community-based organization with a focus on consciousness-raising,...

Is it time to “de-friend” social media?

Dear Editor, The internet is an encyclopedia of easily accessible information. The benefits of these new technological devices and programs are obvious, but are cracks...
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PUP looking out for Cane Farmers

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 5, 2021-- Following Cabinet’s decision to allow northern cane farmers to sell their surplus cane to the Santander Sugar Company,...
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From the Publisher en Español

Recuerden ahora, queridos, que escribo hoy, no como un activista joven y machista que siente que tiene que demostrar o actuar todo lo que...

From the Publisher en Español

Hay una creciente tensión en La Joya, en la que figural el gobierno recientemente elegido del Partido Unido del Pueblo (PUP) enfrentándose a los...

From the Publisher en Español

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...

La naturaleza de la bestia

En estos tiempos financieros muy difíciles, cuando los más pobres de los pobres se están desesperando más, el pueblo beliceño se ha vuelto en...

Se necesita: moratoria sobre la gran agroindustria y el gran turismo

El 15 de diciembre de 2020, poco después de un mes en el cargo, el nuevo gobierno (PUP) anunció que había constituido un grupo...

Los sindicatos “no serán movidos” de las demandas de reforma

Si la memoria colectiva de los empleados del servicio público de Belize se estaba debilitando, fueron sacudidos a la atención con la reciente decisión...

No hay “todos ganamos” sin buena gobernanza

Belize nunca ha cumplido con las masas de sus ciudadanos, y estábamos en una profunda recesión cuando la pandemia asestó un duro golpe en...

Mexican overpass crumbles

MEXICO CITY, Tues. May 4, 2021-- A tragic incident in Mexico City claimed the life of at least 24 people and injured dozens more....

Mudslides in St. Vincent

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thurs. Apr. 29, 2021-- The aftereffects of the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano continue to wreak havoc on...
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