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Teacher tests positive for COVID-19

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- On Saturday, August 8, the Diocesan Education Board – Managing Authority with responsibility for All Saints’ School —...

US issues DO NOT TRAVEL advisory for Belize

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- Last Thursday, August 6, the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, issued a Level 4 -...

147 arrested for COVID-19 violations

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- Despite the fact that members of the public are urged to do all they can to combat the...

SI no. 111 of 2020 – what’s in it

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has clarified Statutory Instrument No. 111, which governs the State of Emergency now in...

Belize Coast Guard commences Operation Blue Lightning

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Aug.7, 2020-- The Belize Coast Guard has commenced an operation called Blue Lightning, which is designed to secure Belize’s territorial waters,...

Mayor of Orange Walk tests negative for COVID-19

ORANGE WALK, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- Orange Walk has been at the center of the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Belize for some weeks...

Dale Pelayo appointed Head Coach for Male Senior National “A” Team for Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

BELMOPAN, Fri. July 31, 2020-- The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) is proud to announce that Coach Dale Pelayo has been appointed as Head...

The making of a legend – piecing together the “Paama” Davis story – Part 1

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2020-- When you start talking with an old timer, a legend in Belize sports, you don’t exactly know where...

1st Annual Bernice Wade Memorial Cycling Race a resounding success

BERMUDIAN LANDING VILLAGE, Belize District, Wed. Aug. 5, 2020-- The First Annual Bernice Wade Memorial Cycling Race was held in scenic Bermudian Landing Village...

Brother Clinton, Samuel Haynes is a great hero

I think the capitalists, socialists, and communists are similarly crafty when they take snippets from a person’s life to make a story to suit...

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Belizean ownership of businesses = more foreign reserves

The state of our foreign exchange reserves is always a big concern for Belize because, primarily, it supports our dollar which, since 1976, has...

Recovery Plan: there’s hope — maybe

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, called a press conference on Friday to outline an economic recovery plan for Belize, and throughout the session...

PBL masters showing little or no respect for our country

There is only one way to interpret the proposal from the receivership at the Port of Belize Ltd. (PBL) that an international mediator be...

Belizean workers demand respect, and justice

Last Wednesday, July 22, we watched in shock as the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) fired tear gas and rubber bullets at workers of the...

From the Publisher

Elsewhere in this issue I’ve included an insert from Cedric Grant’s book on “Modern Belize.” The insert gives you an idea of the almost absolute...

From the Publisher

When I was a boy growing up in Belize, British Honduras, as I look back now, I actually thought I was something special, because...

From the Publisher

“Among the current generation, as with the Barrows, those with a university degree avoid the civil service, though some may do a short stint...

Brian Plummer quotes virologist David Marchant

Dear Editor, We must learn to live with COVID-19. On August 9, 2020, there were 20,024,263 cases of COVID-19 worldwide and 773,995 deaths. University of Alberta...

Rogelio “Rojas” “Chi-chi” Cuellar passes

Dear Editor, Just found out through Facebook that Rogelio “Rojas” “Chi-chi” Cuellar, my friend and neighbor from many years ago, has passed away. The Cuellar family...

Flag days & statesmen

Dear Editor, There are things best left for the politicians to handle. True! Also true is that the best politicians engage the public in issues...

Clinton Canul to Brother Colin

On Friday, July 24, 2020, I was honored in Brother Colin Hyde’s essay under the Title “Hart Like a Savior”. Thank you, brother Colin...
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Gaspar Vega steps down

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 16, 2020-- In a letter dated July 14, 2020, Gaspar Vega formally announced his resignation as area representative for the...
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From the Publisher en Español

En otra parte de este número he incluido un inserto del libro de Cedric Grant sobre el “Belize Moderno”.  El encarte les da una...

From The Publisher en Español

Mirando hacia atrás, cuando era un niño creciendo en Belize, Honduras Británica, en realidad pensé que era algo especial, debido a algunos éxitos académicos. ...

From the Publisher en Español

”Entre la generación actual, al igual que con los Barrows, aquellos con un título universitario evitan el servicio civil, aunque algunos pueden pasar allí...

From the Publisher en Español

En el verano de 1968, a la edad de 21 años, volví a casa a Honduras Británica con una licenciatura en letras del Colegio...

Propiedad beliceña de empresas = más reservas de divisas

El estado de nuestras reservas de divisas siempre es una gran preocupación para Belize porque, principalmente, respalda nuestro dólar que, desde 1976, ha valido...

Plan de recuperación: hay esperanza, tal vez

El Primer Ministro, el Honorable Dean Barrow, convocó a una conferencia de prensa el viernes para delinear un plan de recuperación económica para Belize,...

Maestros de PBL muestran poco o nada de respeto por nuestro país

Solo hay una forma de interpretar la propuesta de la administración judicial en el Puerto de Belize Ltd. (PBL) de que se contrate a...

Los trabajadores beliceños exigen respeto y justicia

El miércoles pasado, 22 de julio, vimos en estado de shock cómo la Unidad de Supresión de Pandillas (GSU por sus siglas en inglés)...

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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