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3/31/11

Women In Politics, the New Crop
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
"I am a woman in politics I would say but i think it's important for women to engage in terms of looking at political leadership which has been very different in Belize." "Did you learn anything in this? I know you have been in the past a ...

Cardona Responds, Says He Hasn't Resigned
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
He tells Faber that there is no prohibition within the laws of Belize, which stops a backbencher from speaking out on behalf of his constituents. He notes that this is the norm in other Commonwealth countries. Cardona then concludes re-iterating that ...

Another Killing On Prince Street
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
Ramos has been a cab driver for the past 4 years and works out at the Belize Taxi Association on Albert Street - right in front of the Commercial Center. Today his family is trying to understand what may have gone wrong - and why someone would want to ...

US Fugitive In Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
Nassar who holds dual Lebanese/British citizenship was in Belize conducting free art lessons at the Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk. Our sources tell us that McClain is now awaiting extradition to the United States.

A New Name In the Political Fray
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
"We are trying to stomp out this color obeah that they have on Belize because that's all it is - people fighting out here for blue and red and after it is all said and done people getting themselves in trouble - these people go behind the close doors ...

Caribbean Foreign Ministers Meet In Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
Caribbean ministers of foreign affairs and trade will convene in Belize tomorrow for the Eighteenth Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States known as CARIFORUM. Today, in advance of that ...

Cola Takes On GOB & DOB In Court
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/31/11‎
Today in the court of acting chief justice Samuel Awich, arguments were heard in the case of COLA and Belizeans For Justice against the government of Belize. COLA and the BFJ are asking to the court to make a declaration on section 7 of the Belize ...

BELIZE WORKS TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
LoveFM - ‎3/31/11‎
Belize is looking to get assistance from the United States government to improve its human trafficking legislation. Last week, a delegation, including Solicitor General Oscar Ramjeet and Belize's Ambassador to the United Sates Nestor Mendez held ...

TAXIDRIVER LATEST MURDER VICTIM
LoveFM - ‎3/31/11‎
A twenty year old Guatemalan taxi driver has become the latest victim in the ongoing gun violence in Belize City. According to family members, Luis Ramos who drives for the Belize Latino's Taxi service on Albert Street was approached by an unidentified ...

VISION INSPIRED BY THE PEOPLE PREPARES FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS
LoveFM - ‎3/31/11‎
VIP is serious about campaign financing; the people of Belize will know where our money comes from and how it is spent, no compromises there. That in itself puts us off on what we feel is the crux of the whole situation we find this country in, ...

Shyne Blames Promoter for Concert Fiasco in Belize
HipHopDX - ‎3/31/11‎
According to a Belize news station, however, Shyne failed to deliver his promise at last week's event. 7 News Belize has reported that Shyne and promotor Isodoro "DJ Richie" Alvarez learned just six hours before none of the rumored guest artists would ...

Patchakan RC school renovations complete...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
The project, which will be officially inaugurated tomorrow morning, is valued at $190000 and was financed by the Government of Belize through a combination of a loan and grant from the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 6) of the Caribbean Development Bank. ...

Human Trafficking Legislation
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
The Government of Belize is committed to introduce and pass legislation to deal with Anti-Trafficking in Persons, and to this end the Solicitor General's Chambers, the Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation and the Anti-Trafficking in ...

Western Paradise's 1st Anniversary
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
Addressing the village during the opening ceremonies was Belize Rural Central Area Representative, Hon. Michael Hutchinson who challenged villagers to do their best to make their community the best it can be. He explained that it is individual ...

PUP Legacy Widened Gap in Economic Clas...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
The majority of Belizeans believe that Said Musa is by far the most disgraceful Prime Minister of Belize ever. However, he continues to speak with saint-like tongue in the House of Representatives. During his terms in office, he managed to bring new ...

Ministry of Health embarks on the Belize...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
The Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF, is conducting The Belize National Survey on Micronutrients Biomarkers (BNSMB): Baseline Anemia, Red Blood Cell Folate, Retinol and B12 ...

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries r...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
On Tuesday March 29th the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative for Belize, Jamaica and Bahamas, Dr. Jerome Thomas handed over a set of tools and equipment to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. These tools included portable pH ...

Diaspora Sends Gifts Once Again
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
On Tuesday, March 29, representatives of the Honorary Consul of Belize in Florida visited the homeland to hand over donations to three non-profit organizations. The Center for Community Resource Development, Mount Carmel Catholic Church and Marla's ...

Governor General Hosts Investitures Cere...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

10M for Belize's climate change mitigation measures
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
During a press conference held on Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission's Philip Mikos, and Walter Kennes along with the Executive Director of the Climate Change Center in Belize, Kenrick Leslie and Belize's ambassador to the European ...

PUP Top Deputies Snub Party Leaders
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/31/11‎
The budget presented by Prime Minister Barrow this year is considered by some to be the best budget in Belize's history. Unfortunately, it was the least touched subject in the debate. Perhaps the reason for that is because the opposition would see no ...

3/30/11

No One Injured In City Shooting
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
A string of shots were fired last night at around 8:30 in front of ITVET on Freetown Road in Belize City. Best reports indicate that it was an attempted robbery - and it seems the would-be victim fired the gun to fend off his attackers. ...

Woman Smuggled Weed In Underwear
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
22 year old self employed woman, Sofia Welch who allegedly tried to smuggle 22 grammes of cannabis between her legs into the Belize Central Prison was taken to court today. She was charged with drug trafficking, pleaded not guilty and was ...

Squatters, the City-side Story
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
There are people who have just arrived here (in Belize) and own acres upon acres of land, but I serve this country. I serve in the BDF and as a police and I can't own a piece of land; I think that i am entitled to a piece of land. ...

Multiculturalism In Practice
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
It's odd but true: perhaps nowhere has Belize's multicultural identity been more amply demonstrated than in squatting communities: we've met Spanish speaking naturalized Belizeans, who emigrated from Central American countries decades ago who are ...

Plight of the Other Boom Butane Supplier
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
According to Daniel Guttierez of Belize Natural Energy, his company is working with CDS gas in that zone to develop a pilot mini-plant which meets all standards - and so that company is protected in that zone. We can't quite figure out how that squares ...

Life After Joe: Mega Bingo Rebounds
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/30/11‎
In a press release sent out today by JD Financials Belize Limited - operators of Mega Bingo - the company states they are now operating under a new management team - which it says brings with it professionalism and transparency. ...

NATIONAL WOMEN'S COMMISSION HOLDS SECOND PUBLIC FORUM
LoveFM - ‎3/30/11‎
The forum is being held in collaboration with the UWI open campus Belize. Guest speaker for the occasion is the Deputy Principal for the University of the West Indies at Saint Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Doctor Rhoda Reddock. ...

MINISTRY OF HEALTH CONDUCTS NUTRITION SURVEY
LoveFM - ‎3/30/11‎
The Ministry of Health along with its partners is conducting a survey to improve the prevention of infant and maternal mortality in Belize. Love News spoke with Dr. Natalia Beer from the Maternal and Child Health Unit of the Ministry of Health. ...

PAUL PERRIOTT HEADS BELIZE COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS UNION
LoveFM - ‎3/30/11‎
New members have been elected to the executive of the Belize Communication Workers Union. The election was held on Saturday during the Union's annual general meeting which was held on the Telemedia basketball court. Elected to serve on the executive ...

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVES EQUIPMENT FOR NATIONAL EXTENSION PARTY
LoveFM - ‎3/30/11‎
The equipment and tools were handed over by the Food and Agriculture Organization Representative for Belize Dr. Jerome Thomas as part of the Technical Cooperation Program. That program has previously handed over computers and vehicles to the Ministry ...

3/29/11

Shyne Blasted by Belizean Fans for Failed Concert
Peace FM Online - ‎3/29/11‎
Theboombox : Shyne was all set to perform a coming home concert in Belize Saturday night (March 26), after living in Israel for months, but the much-hyped event went so poorly that nearly everyone involved has been blasting each other ...

Man Killed In Hit And Run
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
Around 10, police were alerted to an accident scene between miles two and three on the Western highway - where they saw the lifeless body of 35 year old Harris Fred Flores- a construction worker of a Jane Usher Boulevard Adress in Belize City. ...

Another Plues Street Shooting
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
Shamir Medina was killed on Plues Street on Friday night - and this morning a 35 year old was shot on that same small street. Around 7:00 35 year old Charles Huesner was riding his bicycle on Plues Street when he was approached from behind by a shooter ...

Paul Perriot's Resurgence
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
Paul Perriot resigned from Telemedia near the end of February - but in an unlikely twist he's once again emerged as president of the Belize Communication Workers Union. An election was held on Saturday where Senator Perriot won easily. ...

Organic Products Get A Boost In The South
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
More and more us Belizeans don't understand that maybe some of the disease that we are suffering may be related directly to too many chemicals in our food but the visitors who come to Belize - they know and they ask for organic produce. ...

The Rights Of Disabled Persons
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
But while that those address many issues, it is not a fix all: the challenges Belize's disabled population faces are profound. Globally, an estimated five hundred million persons are disabled. More than eighty percent live in poor countries. ...

Esso Morphs Into Puma
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
Well, you'd better get used to it, because that's the company that will take over all of Esso's operations in Belize, from the Esso Storage Facility on Caesar's Ridge Road to the gas stations countrywide. A release form the company says that it will be ...

Dead Manatee Washed Up In Yabra – Community Tries to Save Calf
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/29/11‎
Belize's endangered population of Antillean manatees took another hit this morning - as another manatee washed up on the coast flailing - the product of another propeller mauling. This female adult manatee - weighing no less than 500 pounds - was found ...

BELIZE CITY MAYOR RE-ELECTED AS CHAIR OF COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM
LoveFM - ‎3/29/11‎
Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya Flowers was re-elected as Chairperson of the Board of the Commonwealth Local Government forum. Mayor Moya Flowers will serve for the period 2011/2013. The Belize City Mayor was first elected in May 2009 and has led the ...

PORT AUTHORITY CONDUCTS INVESTIGATION INTO INCIDENT INVOLVING SUNKEN SHIP
LoveFM - ‎3/29/11‎
Nine days after a cargo vessel sank in Belize's territorial waters the Belize Port Authority today announced that it will be conducting an investigation into the incident. The Panamanian flagged vessel, the Helga, went down in the early morning hours ...

EXXONMOBIL SIGN SHARE SALE AGREEMENT WITH PUMA ENERGY
LoveFM - ‎3/29/11‎
ExxonMobil announced today that it has signed a share sale agreement with Puma Energy for sale of the company's downstream businesses in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Jose Matus is the Country Manager for Esso Standard ...

FARMERS IN SOUTHERN BELIZE INVOLVED IN SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
LoveFM - ‎3/29/11‎
We try our best. We are working on cacao and honey.” Osbourne says they plan to expand the program into other communities in Toledo and across Belize with the goal of achieving a sustainable tourism destination in a few years.

MAN INJURED IN MORNING SHOOTING
LoveFM - ‎3/29/11‎
This is Belize it's very small, everybody knows everybody and we believe no crime goes unnoticed or no crime is done without a witness. We are asking the public, it might look like it is irrelevant to the case, any information that you have to call us ...

ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE DONATION
LoveFM -  - ‎3/29/11‎
As the committee members and myself from the consulate we carefully chose three deserving charities her in Belize to receive these funds. It would not have been possible without the support of our platinum and gold sponsors.” Special Envoy for Women ...

3/28/11

Shyne Concert Was a Bust
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/28/11‎
Saturday night at the MCC was supposed to be the concert of the year; it was supposed to be history; Shyne was having his album launch concert in Belize and he was bringing two r&b - slash - rap artists from the US to celebrate ...

Two Teenagers Killed
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/28/11‎
On Friday night in Belize city - three shootings happened between 8:30 and 9:30 - two of them were fatal and two of the victims were teenagers. The first to be shot was Shamir Medina. At 8:20, the 19 year old was riding his bicycle in the Plues street ...

Lawless Attack On Police Substation
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/28/11‎
"It's a real unfortunate situation and one to the extent it has angered every law abiding citizen in Belize, not only the police department. When you have a police officer who is on duty and the criminal elements of our society has absolutely no ...

PM Sympathizes With Cardona
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/28/11‎
And going now form the disastrous weekend -to Friday's historic political outburst by UDP Orange Walk East Area Representative Marcel Cardona. It was the political blast heard around the nation - as Cardona dropped bombs form the backbench. ...

Panamanian-flagged ship with Cuban crew sinks
Cuba Standard.com - ‎3/28/11‎
A Panama-flagged cargo vessel chartered by Cuba sank Saturday off the coast of Belize, claiming the lives of the Cuban captain, chief engineer and helmsman. The Belize Coast Guard rescued eight Cuban sailors who have since returned to Cuba. ...

POLICEMAN RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
LoveFM - ‎3/28/11‎
A Belize City policeman became a victim of the spiraling crime wave over the weekend. Twenty three year old constable Nigel White was shot while on duty early Sunday morning at the Belama police sub-station on Albert Hoy Street. ...

UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE FOCUSES ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
LoveFM - ‎3/28/11‎
The University of Belize is this week observing a series of activities as part of Early Childhood Stimulation month. According to the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts Dr. Wilma Wright, the objective of the week of activities is to provide ...

Bunker spill threat off coast of Belize
bunkerworld (subscription) - ‎3/28/11‎
The Institute for Maritime Studies, based in Dangriga, has pointed to the risk of an oil spill and has called upon the Belize Port Authority and the Department of the Environment to locate the wreck and put in place a contingency plan to contain the ...

Cuban Freighter Sinks!
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/28/11‎
The Belize Coast Guard has been called out in response to a distress call from the Cuban cargo vessel Helga, which reportedly sank off the Barrier reef sometime Saturday night, March 19.. At the time of the distress call, the vessel was somewhere east ...

Love Of Reading Campaign Targets Young Minds
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/28/11‎
The Belize National Library Service and Information System launched its Will You Read? Campaign at the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City on Wednesday morning, March 23. The Campaign promotes the joy of reading in children by asking ...

Belizean Cricketers Win ICC Americas
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/28/11‎
The undefeated Belize National Cricket Team returned triumphant to Belize on Sunday, after winning the International Cricket Confederation (ICC) Division III Championship in a tournament played at the Los Reyes Polo Club in San ...

Trio Of Belize District Villages Get Water System
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/28/11‎
Some 300 residents of Santana, Corozalito and St Ann's, three of the oldest villages in the Belize District, now enjoy quality potable water from a new water system, which was inaugurated in Santana Village on Wednesday, March 23. ...

Salvation Army Boys And Girls Win Three In Primary School Softball
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/28/11‎
The girls and boys of Salvation Army School each enjoyed their third victory when the Belize City primary schools softball competition continued at Roger's Stadium last Wednesday, March 16. Pitcher Shantell Rowland led the girls of ...

3/25/11

Written by Cyrus Langhorne
SOHH - ‎3/25/11‎
(7 News Belize) Last year, Shyne told SOHH he hoped to collaborate with artists ranging from Jay-Z to Rihanna. "I definitely want to collaborate with Baby, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane," Shyne revealed to SOHH. "I'd also want to record with Usher, ...

Shyne's Homecoming Concert
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/25/11‎
His official passport, however still says Belize on it, and he returned home yesterday in preparation for a major concert to launch his upcoming album. "It's not so much a show for me, as it is a dream come-true for me. I remember as a kid, ...

Rowan Reaches The Summit
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/25/11‎
The team summited in just two days - which is a lot quicker than expected and after a short rest at the top of Belize, they started their descent. Tonight they are camped out at the 12 k mark and are expected to be all the way back down sometime ...

Football as A Community Crime Solution
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/25/11‎
"Well as you know that everybody is aware of the crime situation all around Belize and Hattieville is not different from anywhere else." The event is sponsored by Tropigas - and there are trips for the teams every weekend at no cost to the parents….

2011/2012 BUDGET DEBATED
LoveFM - ‎3/25/11‎
“The cane farmers in northern Belize are celebrating much more because we were told this morning by the experts that the TCTS, that simply means tons of sugar cane for tons of sugar is at its lowest ever at 8 tons of sugar cane for one ton of sugar. ...

UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE AND YOUTH BUSINESS TRUST SIGN MOU
LoveFM - ‎3/25/11‎
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Youth Business Trust and the University of Belize was signed this morning with the aim to equip emerging entrepreneurs with relevant business and management skills. Vincent Palacio is the Dean of Faculty of ...

Exercise Tradewinds 2011 Comes to a Close
Marines.mil - ‎3/25/11‎
... Joint-interagency Task Force-South, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and forces from: Antigua-Barbuda (host nation), Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, ...

Maya rebut GOB in land rights appeal
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
In a hearing that may continue at the end of this week, the Court of Appeal this afternoon began to hear the response of the Maya leaders of Toledo in an appeal lodged by the Government of Belize, challenging the June 2010 ruling of former Chief ...

CCJ officials speak on resumption of capital punishment
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
In January this year, Amandala had asked Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow about the resumption of hanging in Belize—the penalty still retained on our law books for murder. The last hanging in Belize was 1985. Prime Minister Barrow told us that when ...

From The Publisher
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
We are Belizean “Baby Boomers,” in that we were born in the years right after World War II, and I would say that most of us, especially from Belize City, ended up in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, also New Orleans. In our generation, our most ...

USI students lend some helping hands
Evansville Courier & Press - ‎3/25/11‎
The group took a service learning trip to the Central American nation of Belize, where they did volunteer construction work for a local church and preschool in the community of Santa Elena. "There is something about everybody experiencing another ...

Ideas and Opinions - Essential Services
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
I am talking about essential services in a city such as Belize. Electricity, water and security are the three main ones, security being the most important. Services are of no use to you if you are not alive. You need electricity, for heating, ...

Cruise ship port project rejected by Placencia residents
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
On October 22, 2010, the Belize Tourism Board conducted a consultation in the village of Placencia to garner feedback from villagers and stakeholders on whether they would be receptive to the installation of a cruise ship port there, purportedly for ...

John B opens fire on the hill!
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
Belize, and especially Belize City, is one of the most violent places on the planet,” Briceño went on. When Belizeans look at this year's budget, what they see is the same tired laundry list recited for new consumption, said Briceño, adding that there ...

David Gegg challenges BTB's revocation of his tour ops license
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
At press time tonight, David Gegg, of of Cruise Solutions Belize Limited, is fighting the revocation of his tour license by the Belize Tourism Board. Gegg has hired two attorneys, Andrew Marsheleck and Naima Barrow, who appeared today in court and won ...

Ann-Marie's NWC locked the door on Carolyn!
Amandala - ‎3/25/11‎
The events began unfolding earlier, when, in solidarity, Trench-Sandiford today called on the women of Belize to join in a walk from Independence Hall, situated on Queen Street, to the Women's Commission office, located on Hudson Street, to deliver the ...

3/24/11

Bit off a man's ear
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
40-year-old Roberto Barahona, a Honduran national and Construction Worker of an address on the Coney Drive area in Belize City appeared in Court #8 before Magistrate Emerson Banner where he was read a single charge of maim upon ...

Teenager Swift Killed While Walking Dog
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
Last night our headline was the evening murder of Phillip Swift, a teenager who was killed a few hundred feet from his home in Lindo's Alley, which is off Vernon street in Belize City. Today, police had no new information - and his family was reluctant ...

Copperbank, Corozal Child Molestor Gets US Conviction
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
For reasons unknown, Flath was never brought to justice in Belize for the molestation charge. He was arrested by the Guatemalan National Civil Police last month, and was expelled to the United States where he was arrested in the United States by ICE ...

Visiting Art Volunteer Cruelly Killed In Orange Walk
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
But the killing we're reporting on this evening is unusual - that's because the victim is a foreigner, a female passing through Belize. 54 year old art teacher Isis Nazar had travelled the world; she'd been to dozens of country as a kind of art pilgrim ...

Another Cruise Tourist With A Stalk Of Sensae
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
Nineteen year old Steven Dean Weber, an American student from San Diego who came to Belize City yesterday on a cruise ship, was charged with possession of 1.6 ( one point six) grams of cannabis when he appeared today in Magistrate's Court. ...

Rowan's Climb to The Top Of Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
If all goes as planned they should summit Victoria by tomorrow. And while he is making history with every step - for this young man - it's nothing new as he told us in tonight's I am Belize profile - he's an educator:..

Women's Groups Condemn Guardian
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
The Women's Issues Network of Belize issued its own press release today condemning what it calls the 'the tasteless, pointless, and glaring photograph of Miss Tillett published in the Guardian' which it says was used simply for cheap political gain, ...

Gegg Gets Injunction Against The Tourist Board
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
Well today owner of Cruise Solutions David Gegg told us that his company won an injunction in the Supreme Court today against the Belize Tourism Board. Gegg says he suspects the effort by the board, quote: "is driven by malice. ...

Briceno's Response
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/24/11‎
"Last year's empty moto of "Recovery today; Prosperity tomorrow" Seems more like an insult to the struggling over burden tax payers of Belize. We are in crisis, more in free fall and much less than free to fly. The Prime Minister's wings are like those ...

TEENAGER GUNNED DOWN ON BELIZE CITY STREET
LoveFM - ‎3/24/11‎
Nineteen year old Philip Swift, known as PJ lost his life to gun violence shortly after five o'clock yesterday evening. The Swift family is seeking answers to what they say is another senseless murder of a youth. It was reported Philip was gunned down ...

WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF NEWSPAPER
LoveFM - ‎3/24/11‎
The PUP women also expressed disappointment that the National Women's Commission as the lead agency in Belize actively promoting women's inclusion in political life, has been silent on the photograph's publication. Today Love News spoke with Executive ...

US FUGITIVE CAPTURED AND RETURNED HOME
LoveFM - ‎3/24/11‎
Through continued collaboration between Belize and US law enforcement personnel, an American fugitive has been captured and returned. Seventy one year old US citizen and Wisconsin resident Roland Flath was returned a one count indictment for traveling ...

MINISTRY LOOKS AT WAY FORWARD IN HARMONYVILLE
LoveFM - ‎3/24/11‎
Minister of Natural Resources, Gaspar Vega met with members of the Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association to discuss a way forward surrounding the land distribution at Harmonyville. All parties agreed on several points they hope will bring ...

Burglary charge withdrawn against Roger ...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
In late November of last year, police claimed that the home of Belize Waste Control Manager, Diana Stephens was burglarized and that the items which were stolen were found in a nearby yard. They also claimed that when they found the items they also ...

Manslaughter parolee accused of Carnal K...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
On Friday March 18th, Dennison, a resident of #157 West Street in Belize City appeared in Court #5 before Magistrate Albert Hoare where his matter was dealt with “in camera” due to the sensitivity of the matter. He was unrepresented and was charged ...

Couple charged with manslaughter in deat...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

More clean water for Rural North
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
On Wednesday March 23rd, some 300 residents of Santana, Corozalito and St. Ann's, three of the oldest villages in the Belize District, began to enjoy quality potable water supplied by a new water system. The system was officially inaugurated in Santana ...

Nazarenes in the News
NCN News - ‎3/24/11‎
(Belize Reporter, March 18) The girls of Nazarene High School won the National Softball Championships organized by the National Secondary Schools Sports Association at the Cattle Landing Field in Punta Gorda Town on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12. ...

Border Agents Receive Training from BTB
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
Belize City, Belize – March 18, 2011 –The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) awarded certificates of completion today to twenty-five (25) officers from the Customs Department, Immigration Department, Police Department, Border Management Authority and the ...

100 younr Belizeans participated in a leadership woekshop
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

World Met Day
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
Belize as a member of the world Meteorological Organization joins the wider meteorological community in celebrating World Meteorological Day under the theme “Climate for you”. It is a known and proven fact that the earth's unique but constantly ...

Cry Me A River
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
Belize City, Belize – March 15, 2011 - The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) attended the seventh annual New York Times Travel Show, presented by American Express®, which was held from February 25th to 27th, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. ...

Belize Tourism Board Represents at the New York Times Travel Show
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
Belize City, Belize – March 15, 2011 - The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) attended the seventh annual New York Times Travel Show, presented by American Express®, which was held from February 25th to 27th, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. ...

Ministry of Natural Resources and The Environment relocated
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

Brazilian Ambassador presents credentials
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
The Ambassador of Brazil, His Excellency Tomas Mauricio Guggenheim today presented his Letters of Credence to the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Colville Young at Belize House in Belmopan. Mr. Guggenheim said that this step is necessary to ...

No Port Down South
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
On Monday, March 21, the Director of the Belize Tourism Board, Seleni Matus, and the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Tourism, Lindsay Garbutt, met with the press to formally publicize the recommendations of an independent consultant group ...

DPM's National Service Land Distribution to Oil Consultations
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
Over the last few weeks the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize and Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Gaspar Vega, has truly exhibited the true meaning of national service. He has traveled across the country bearing gifts and sharing his illuminating ...

World Oil Prices Shoot Pass US$100 per Barrel
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/24/11‎
In a fiscal year that projects growth and continued recovery, Belize is threatened most by one uncontrolled variable, the price of gas. At the start of the global economic recession most economic experts blamed the collapse of the financial sector and ...

3/23/11

Academic Publishes Book
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
Jane Menzies Bennett, the Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Belize and an Adult Educator has been writing poetry since her high school days at St. Catherine Academy. And now she's culled the collective wisdom of her years and ...

Guilty Of Knocking Down A Man
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
Conorquie, who was driving a green dodge Ram pickup truck, was travelling from Carmelita to Belize City. Sedassy received injuries to his body and his neck was broken. He died on the spot. One eyewitness Bridgette Moody ...

No News On Missing Cubans
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
The Belize National Coast Guard continued their search today for three missing Cuban seamen, and at news time tonight there have been no positive developments in the search effort. Coast Guard officials say there is still no trace of the men who went ...

A Fuss over A Facebook Photo? Really?
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
We suppose, that's why those papers exist and between the Belize Times and the Guardian, name calling and mudslinging is their stock in trade. But when the UDP's Guardian newspaper ran a tawdry picture of a prominent PUP female in last week's edition, ...

Grassroots and Government Meet In the Middle
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association, known as BGYEA has been having some tough times recently as they have met resistance from a group of immigrants, naturalized and first generation Belizeans of Central American ancestry who have been ...

Campaign To Encourage Reading
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/23/11‎
And that's why the Belize National Library Service has launched a national campaign to encourage reading in children at all levels. To mark the launch of the reading initiative, the Special Envoy for Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow was invited to ...

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY TO BE OBSERVED
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
On Thursday Belize will join the rest of the world in observing World Tuberculosis Day under the theme, “On the move against TB, innovate towards action”. To mark the day the national tuberculosis program will host a conference on tuberculosis at the ...

ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN'S MONTH CONTINUE
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
“The idea behind having this forum was for us as females to get together and celebrate 30 years of women involved in the arts in Belize. We know that prior to Independence for women, being involved in artistic expression maybe they were a little bit ...

NEW PROGRAM ENCOURAGES ADULTS TO READ TO CHILDREN
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
The Belize National Library Service and Information System launched its 'Will you read?' campaign this morning amongst many pre-schoolers and school children. Luciola Castillo, is the Principal Librarian. “The objective of the campaign is basically to ...

UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE PREPARES FOR ANNUAL RELATHON
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
The thirty third annual cross country relathon involving students of the University of Belize will take place on Sunday. Over eighty men and women as well as faculty and staff of the institution will take to the Western Highway on Sunday morning. ...

Albert Lopez's death – murder or accident?
Amandala - ‎3/23/11‎
La Popular bakery, located at the corner of Sarstoon and Logwood Streets, Belize City, was the site of a murder, which is suspected to have occurred sometime on Saturday, March 19. At around 1:00 this morning, the body of a La Popular employee, ...

Coast Guard saves 8 from the blue: 3 missing!
Amandala - ‎3/23/11‎
The Belize Coast Guard, in conjunction with a few other search organizations, is at press time tonight on a massive manhunt for three Cubans who went missing after their vessel, Helga, capsized just two miles east of Caye Caulker around 11:30 Saturday ...

Marlon “Figit Bird” Jones shot to death on his verandah
Amandala - ‎3/23/11‎
He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital by the Belize Emergency Response Team, but he died while undergoing treatment. Police also say that their investigations led them to believe that Jones, with whom they are familiar because ...

We Won!! Belize wins ICC Division 3 in Costa Rica, On to Division 2 in ...
Amandala - ‎3/23/11‎
Arriving triumphantly at the PSWG International Airport shortly before 10:00 am this morning was the Belize National Cricket Team, returning from Costa Rica where they had just won 5 consecutive games convincingly to claim the championship of the ICC ...

From The Publisher
Amandala - ‎3/23/11‎
Unlike Israel, Libya under Qaddafy voted for Belize's independence in 1981, and of the predominantly Arabic countries in the north of Africa, Libya has the closest ties with black Africa. The Western countries (Europe, Great Britain, the United States ...

CONTROVERSY AT HARMONYVILLE
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
Last year saw the formation of a group called The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association, BGYEA headed by Nigel Petillo. They made the news when they made public their intention to squat on a privately owned piece of land at mile 43 on the ...

PLACENCIA VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN APPLAUDS PROCESS UNDERTAKEN BY BELIZE ...
LoveFM - ‎3/23/11‎
The Belize Tourism Board is holding public meetings in the Placencia, Punta Gorda and Dangriga communities to present the findings of the Social viability assessment of cruise tourism in southern Belize. The assessment was conducted by Seatone ...

Fond du Lac man indicted in Belize sex case
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎3/23/11‎
A Fond du Lac man has been indicted on a count of having sex with a minor in Belize, according to court documents. Roland Flath, 71, is charged with having sexual contact with a minor in a foreign country, ...

3/22/11

Coast Guard Continues To Search; No Sign Of Cubans
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/22/11‎
As we reported last night three men disappeared when the boat went down beyond the reef: they are Captain Arturo Edrei Garcia, Nelson Perez Ardao and Alexis Gonzalez Cune. Eight were saved and they are housed at the Cuban embassy in . ...

Ministry Takes Its Oil Message On The Road
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/22/11‎
Well, not to be outdone, the ministry of natural resources - which sanctions oil activity in Belize held its own round of consultations last weel Wednesday at Corazon Technical High School and St. Peter Claver Parish Hall. "I just have a concern about ...

Z Gas' Low Butane Price
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/22/11‎
And tonight, one new entrant into the Belize City market is pushing prices even further down with a major promotional offer. Z Gas was just allowed to operate in the city - and the company is putting pressure on its competitors. ...

CUBANS STILL MISSING AT SEA
LoveFM - ‎3/22/11‎
According to the Belize National Coast Guard, the search restarted early this morning and concluded shortly after 5:00 PM. The search was futile since there were no visible sightings of any of the three men. The search for the trio will resume tomorrow ...

WOMEN TO HOLD FORUM IN PUNTA GORDA THIS WEEKEND
LoveFM - ‎3/22/11‎
Since the month of March is celebrated as Women's Month in Belize, as an NGO working with women, the Toledo Maya Women's Council chose this women's forum as part of our activities to celebrate with the women we work with. The focus for this forum will ...

3/21/11

Deadly Weekend Started With Friday Night Murder
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
But what I would want to say is that I would want to appeal to the government of Belize to change that rule that they have about police not picking a person that is injured unless that person is dead because most of the time it is the police ...

There'll Be No Cruise Port In Placencia
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
That was timed to coincide with a round of consultations by The Ministry of Tourism, and the Belize Tourism Board where the officials and technocrats were bombarded with the pro's and con's of the controversial proposal. But those weren't just talk ...

Unarmed, Defenceless Cayo Watchman Killed By Armed Robbers
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
... thereafter another one and as presently we are seeking for another culprit that we believe can assist us in our investigation. Two of them are natives of the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. The other on is a Belize City resident."

8 Cubans Slat Traders Rescued, 3 Missing After “Helga” Capsizes
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
At last light this evening, the Coast Guard stopped today's search for three Cuban men missing at sea after a disaster beyond the reef…. Captain Arturo Edrei Garcia, Nelson Perez Ardao and Alexis Gonzalez Cune were three of 11 men aboard the 220 foot ...

“I'll Fly Away”: The Man Called “Fidgit Bird”
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
And while that Santa Elena man was killed in San Ignacio, a resident of Georgeville in the Cayo district was killed in Belize City. He is 24 year old Marlon Jones, known in the city as "Fidgit Bird." Since 2007, he's been in the news a number of times, ...

From Belize To Japan
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
Belizeans came out to support the Japanese people on Saturday. In four hours $13000.00 dollars was raised at the Japan Day Charity Fair in support of the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The event, held at ITVET was a success and the money will ...

The Government Versus The Maya Leaders Alliance
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/21/11‎
The Government's contention is that the Chief Justice erred in his ruling that thirty-eight villages in southern Belize are entitled to customary land tenure rights. The Mayas believe that they are entitled to these rights because their ancestors were ...

BELIZE TOURISM BOARD PRESENTS REPORT ON PROPOSED CRUISE PORT IN SOUTHERN BELIZE
LoveFM - ‎3/21/11‎
However, following an independent consultancy commissioned by the Belize Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism, the recommendation is that government should not approve the proposal for cruise operation in Placencia. The proposal was made by Shabir ...

DISPUTE LEADS TO MURDER OF BELIZE CITY MAN
LoveFM - ‎3/21/11‎
Police are investigating the murder of twenty two year old Brandon Gibson who was shot to death on Black Orchid Street on Friday night. Police Press Officer Fitzroy Yearwood told us they are closing in on the incident. “On Friday sometime after nine ...

CAYO RESIDENT GUNNED DOWN IN BELIZE CITY
LoveFM - ‎3/21/11‎
Georgeville resident, Marlon Jones was gunned down in broad daylight on Saturday morning. A resident of the area Christine Baeza told Love News that Jones was at her home shortly before the incident. “He came to my yard in the morning. ...

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MEN LOST AT SEA
LoveFM - ‎3/21/11‎
Sometime around 11:10 on Saturday night, the Belize National Coast Guard received a SOS distress call from a vessel at sea namely HELGA. The vessel captain radioed via channel 16 and indicated that they were experiencing difficulty at sea at 12-20 on ...

3/19/11

Even In The Throes Of Disaster, Japan Gives
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎Mar 19, 2011‎
Even as it is recovering from one of the most devastating disasters in modern times, the government of Japan is still following through on grant commitments to Belize. Ambassador Hiroshi Yamaguchi was in Belize today to hand over a 2.7 million US ...

San Cas Donates Bus Stop
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎Mar 19, 2011‎
"Aesthetically its very pleasing to the eye but is it going to weather the type of graffiti and the type of abuse normally seen by people here in Belize." "Well that the first thing I am going to ask the Belizean people Jim. ...

3/18/11

PLACENCIA VILLAGERS SAY NO TO PROPOSED CRUISE PORT
LoveFM - ‎3/18/11‎
The Placencia Village Council, Placencia Tour Guide Association, Placencia Tour Operators Association and Placencia Chapter Belize Tourism Industry Association issued a joint statement once again rejecting the proposal for a cruise ...

JAPAN GOVERNMENT TO FUND PROJECT IN TOLEDO DISTRICT
LoveFM - ‎3/18/11‎
“This transcendental event will go down in the history of health care in Belize because from this singular platform in addressing malnutrition in children five and under, and encouraging quality health services and the pursuit of healthy lifestyle in ...

EUROPEAN UNION CONTINUES WORK IN BELIZE
LoveFM - ‎3/18/11‎
The European Union is one of the largest grant donors to Belize. The EU recently re-opened its technical office in the country. Cosimo Lamberti Fossati is the head of the EU Technical office in Belize. “Since Independence we have been working with the ...

Nazarene Girls Win National Softball Championship
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/18/11‎
The Nazarene girls triumphed 15-14 over the northern divisional champions, the girls of Belize Rural High School, in the finals. The Belize Rural girls were leading 5-0 when Shanice Banner, Kelsey Robinson, pitcher Kaylie Macfadzean, Shenice Pook, ...

Fort Street Tourism Zone Revamps And Reshuffles
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/18/11‎
“One of the first priorities is to create a high-quality Port Zone in Belize City for cruise line arrivals. “In 2010, about 800000 passengers may arrive to Belize via cruise ships, and nearly 500000 may take day excursions. ...

A Bridge In The Wilderness - Crique Sarco Out In The Cold!
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/18/11‎
Forty Mayan families in the “forgotten” village of Crique Sarco in the Toledo District, remain without a proper road link to the rest of Belize. That's because a steel bridge erected across the mighty Temash River by former PUP Minister of Works Mike ...

March 18 Is D-Day For All Butane Vendors
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/18/11‎
The Belize Bureau of Standards has indicated its intention to rigorously enforce the new regulations covering the sale of butane and propane. These come into effect this Friday, March 18. Under these new regulations, butane is to be sold by the pound, ...

Two Charged For Market Vendor's Murder
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/18/11‎
Ronlee Petillo, 23 and Matthew Smith, 18, were remanded to the Hattieville Prison after they were charged for Miguel Rivera's murder in the Belize City Magistrate's Court on March 15. Miguel Rivera, 57, a Honduran fruit vendor originally from Boston ...

Two Charged For Maya Island Air Burglary
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/18/11‎
Lindon Young, 31, of Milpa Area in Ladyville and Ervin Franklin, 21, of Sirosi Street, Lord's Bank, accused of stealing $131400 worth of equipment from Maya Island Air, were remanded to the Hattieville Prison when they appeared in the Belize City ...

Supreme Court Rules Against BEL
The Reporter Belize - ‎3/18/11‎
The Public Utilities Commission won a major victory over Belize Electricity Limited in the Belize Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 15, when Madam Justice Minnet Hafiz denied BEL's appeal. The PUC had told BEL that it could not charge $36 million for the ...

Next Chief Magistrate To Be St. Lucian? Belizean magistrates object!
The Reporter Belize (blog) - ‎3/18/11‎
The news that the Government of Belize has appointed a sitting magistrate from St. Lucia to become the next Chief Magistrate of Belize has sparked a hot debate in legal circles this week. The word is that St Lucian Magistrate Ann Marie Smith was ...

3/17/11

Political Aspirant Mark King Tries To Bring BEL To The Table
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/17/11‎
We are asking for a meeting with the Belize City Council in conjunction with BEL and the PUC also and we are trying to come to an amicable solution in terms of how we deal with the situation so that everybody can walk away happy and knowing that ...

The Mayas VS. GOB, Round Two
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/17/11‎
Very early this morning - at around 2:00 - villagers from the remote southwestern Toledo District started loading up into busses to make the long journey to Belize City. They arrived around 8:30 to show the solidarity of their communities in the case ...

Butane: Regulate!
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/17/11‎
All those scales must be registered with, approved by, meet the standards of, and be stamped by the Belize Bureau of Standards with a verification sticker before it is used for trade. The scales will also be sealed at the point of verification. ...

Tourist Injured Doing Watersports
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/17/11‎
An American Tourist named Cara Bray is in the Belize Medical Associates Hospital tonight suffering serious injury after a jet skiing accident near San Pedro this morning. She was flown to Belize City this afternoon around 2:30 and taken into a waiting ...

Cops Accused Of Drug Trafficking Denied Bail
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/17/11‎
Heavily armed police personnel from the special operations and the Belize Special Assignment Group took up a strong presence in front of the magistrate's court today. They were there to secure the area because Sergeant Jacinto Roches, Sergeant Lawrence ...

Read about the 2011 Women of Influence
San Jose Business Journal (blog) - ‎3/17/11‎
One honoree, when not in the valley, lives in a rural village in Belize; another leads trips to the back country of the Sierra Norte and Sierra Madre. One honoree formed a nonprofit organization for the Muslim community to help give them a voice after ...

OFFICERS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG PLANE BACK IN COURT
LoveFM - ‎3/17/11‎
The four policemen and one Customs boatman charged in connection with the biggest drug bust in southern Belize mid November last year, appeared in court again today. The men, Sergeants Lawrence Humes and Jacinto Roches, corporals Renel Grant and Nelson ...

WOMAN RESCUED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT SEA
LoveFM - ‎3/17/11‎
They immediately assisted the injured woman later learnt to be Cara Bray who is in Belize on vacation. In speaking to Love News Jack Bray said that his wife was seated on the back seat of the jet ski when they hit another jet ski travelling in front of ...

NEW LPG REGULATIONS TO TAKE EFFECT
LoveFM - ‎3/17/11‎
According to the Bureau of Standard the application form is to accommodate an initial verification of the scale, the prescribed mark of verification or the Belize Bureau of Standards Verification Sticker and pattern approval in accordance with the Act. ...

Mark Conorquie pleads guilty- judge enters not guilty plea
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

Belize Bank puts depositors' money at ...
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
The Guardian has been attempting for the past couple of weeks to secure affidavits that have been lodged at the Supreme Court registry by the Belize Bank against the Central Bank of Belize; however, a court injunction filed by the Belize Bank is ...

Women charged for fabricating a crime
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
The women are identified as 46-year-old Donatilda Najera, of Lord's Bank village in the Ladyville area and her friend, Sixta Consuelo Medina a businesswoman and Guatemalan national who lives at #19 North Front Street in Belize City. ...

Father and Son remanded for ammunition possession
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

A New deputy Mayor for Belize City
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
On March 1 Councilor Dean Samuels was elected as the new Deputy Mayor for Belize City. The Guardian Newspaper took time out this week to speak to the newly elected deputy on his plans for the city. Samuels began first by explaining that he is a two ...

Prime Minister meets UN Secretary General
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

Comfortable Lunch Spaces for over 2000 Belmopan Students
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

HE Hiroshi Yamaguchi to Visit Belize for Japan Day
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

Restore Belize revives Yabra feeding program
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

Butane consultations begin
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. The company has a long history of basically 'over performing'. It is likely that the fascination that. ...

PUC defeats BEL in court - customers to benefit?
The Guardian, Belize - ‎3/17/11‎
In the Annual Tariff Review Proceedings for the Belize Electricity Limited in 2008 the Public Utilities Commission approved rates that they believe was fairer to the Belizean people. Review proceedings are usually highlighted by proposals and ...

3/16/11

Cocaine Carrying Cruise Visitor
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/16/11‎
Timothy Brian Haag, a 32 year old American salesman who came to Belize City today on a cruise ship, pleaded guilty to possession of .08 grams of cocaine when he appeared in the #4 Magistrate's court. Magistrate Roberto Ordonez fined him Five Hundred ...

Feeding Program Restarts; Many Hungry Mouths Fed
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/16/11‎
Indeed, many of Belize's students go hungry every day - but now in Port Loyola they won't at least not for this semester. The feeding programme which had been closed for the last six months re-opened today with a new rush of hope, and many hungry ...

Saum Wanted? Attorney Goes To Police
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/16/11‎
American Oilman Allen Saum - he's been kicking up dust in Belize since 2007 - but on February 25th. - the owners of Paradise Energy, Kimano Barrow and Freddy Acosta accused him of fraud - specifically inserting his company as a supermajority ...

Tried To Smuggle Marijuana Into Prison
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/16/11‎
Twenty two year old Lyle Lambey, an employee of the Ministry of Works who allegedly tried to smuggle 360 grams of cannabis concealed in 5 foam plates into the Belize Central Prison, was charged with drug trafficking when he appeared today in the # 2 ...

MAYA LEADERS PREPARE TO FACE GOVERNMENT IN COURT
LoveFM - ‎3/16/2011‎
The Maya Leaders Alliance and Toledo Alcaldes Association will be back in court tomorrow to face the government of Belize which has appealed the ruling passed in the Supreme Court on June 28, 2010. That ruling was in favor of the thirty-eight ...

PARTIAL SCOPE AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO DISCUSSED
LoveFM - ‎3/16/2011‎
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is conducting general consultations for a possible partial scope agreement between Belize and Mexico. The main objectives of the consultations are to inform and update the private sector and the general ...

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO HOLD NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
LoveFM - ‎3/16/2011‎
On Friday the University of Belize, the Environmental Research Institute at UB and the Belize Chapter of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation will hold the 5th Annual Natural Resources Management Symposium at the Jaguar Auditorium in ...

WORD AT WORK MINISTRIES MAKES DONATION TO KARL HEUSNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
LoveFM - ‎3/16/2011‎
“Through the collaborative effort of the people in Belize and out friend back in the US we were able to come up with the donation. I understand that part of the arrangement is to have experts come in and train the staff and for further donations in ...

3/15/11

Boom Road BNE Butane, 30% Cheaper Than City
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/15/11‎
I would say that one of the reasons why our prices is so much lower is because this product is being manufactured right here in Belize. It's a natural Belizean product." So we gave it a try. We took our empty hundred pound cylinder where it ...

No New Taxes In Budget For Belize
Tax-news.com (subscription) - ‎3/15/11‎
Tax revenue for 2011-12 sits at BZD650.4m, which is down from the approved figure of BZD703.4m. The figure for 2011-12 is BZD687.2m. In 2010, Belize saw a GDP growth of 2.4%, which Barrow argues "must be seen as stellar." He forecast a rate of 3% for ...

Three New Fleets For Tenth Anniversary Of Optimist '6 for 5' Programme
International Sailing Federation - ‎3/15/11‎
The fleets are on three continents: Armenia in Europe, Belize in Central America and Mozambique in Africa. A common factor is that sailing which existed in "colonial" days is being revived - perhaps just in time - by re-establishing the grassroots of ...

POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING
LoveFM - ‎3/15/11‎
The course was specifically designed to support Belize's gang related crime suppression efforts in targeted communities. It was structured so that participants not only learnt about best practice in intelligence-led policing from around the world, ...

HURRICANE VICTIMS STILL AWAITING HELP
LoveFM - ‎3/15/11‎
Hurricane Richard hit Belize almost six months ago and was followed by a number of relief efforts in aid of those who were severely affected. In Belize City, the work is being headed by the Ministry of Works. Many families have received repairs to ...

Supreme Court of Belize Releases Its Decision on the 2008 Annual Tariff Review ...
Marketwire (press release) - ‎3/15/11‎
The Court dismissed Belize Electricity Limited's appeal. The Supreme Court Judge found that, among other things, "Good Utility Practice as defined by [the Independent Expert appointed by the Court] in his Report is not applicable to Belize. ...

Indigenous and African peoples need united front to face government resistance ...
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
Lottie Cunningham, a Moskito Maya of Nicaragua who visited Belize to speak at the recent oil summit held by the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) in Punta Gorda, Toledo, told Amandala that there is the need for a united ...

Whose country?
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
It is clear that there are laws in place in Belize, and things which are going on at official levels, which are not in line with the thinking of the majority of Belizean citizens. For example, the marijuana law is a relic and a travesty. ...

Because I think you see, you die!
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
Honduran national, Miguel Rivera, 59, a fruit and vegetable vendor of Boston Village, Belize District, was shot and killed on Friday night sometime after 8:00 near the Dean Street Bridge that crosses West Canal. Street sources told Amandala that the ...

Barrow's budget - $953 million
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
It is providing Belize with US$20 million in grants for the 2011/2012 budget, according to Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dean Barrow, who introduced the budget of the National Assembly. “I have been invited, and plan to travel to Moscow in ...

Party-goers crash – Robert Burgess dies
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
Police say that the vehicle was being driven by Rudel “Bash” Castro, 31, a taxi driver of Belize City. Travelling with him, Burgess and Sosa, were Sebastian Nunez, 37, a fruit vendor of Belize City, and Nicole Middleton, who left the accident before ...

Major spike in fuel prices – GOB absorbs until the end of March
Amandala - ‎3/15/11‎
Pump prices fell in Belize at midnight on Friday night, March 11, after the Government brought into force a new statutory instrument that suspended the collection of general sales tax (GST) at the pumps. In Belize City, the price of premium gasoline ...

Belize Emerging as Top Honeymoon Destination
Holiday hypermarket - ‎3/15/11‎
The popular Brides Magazine from Conde Nast has revealed that Belize has become the world's fastest-growing honeymoon destination. The magazine, which has a readership of over 6.5 million, surveyed more than 60000 travel agents to find the most popular ...

Belize off to a flying start at ICC Americas Division 3
IEWY News - ‎Mar 15, 2011‎
Brilliant sunny skies greeted the six nations competing in the ICC Americas Division 3 T20 Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica, as Belize got its campaign off to a flying start. The host country provided excellent facilities at the Los Reyes Polo Club ...


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