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June Special: BOGO on Iguana Juan’s Comedy Night tickets
Iguana Juan’s Restaurant and Bar is kicking off their summer comedy line up with a sizzling special: buy a ticket to the June 9th show starring Atlanta-based comic Mark Evans and receive a free ticket to the June 13th show with Jon Champion.
Mark Evans brings his southern charm and keen wit to the stage on June 9th. Evan’s comedy is smart, to the point and cutting-edge clean, and his Southern Not Stupid show has taken audiences by storm on land and by sea. Mark began his comedy career in 1993, and since then, he has headlined comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships, casinos, corporate events, international resorts and cruise ships.
Coral Reef Ed-ventures’ summer camp is back!
Summer is here and as every year since 1999, the annual Coral Reef Ed-ventures Summer Camp is back on Ambergris Caye to continue their mission of educating children on the preservation of their surrounding marine environment. The free, fun and educational camp which commences on Monday, June 25th, is a yearly collaboration between students from Smith College in Massachusetts, United States of America and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The six Smith students volunteering in this year’s camp are Dana Vera, Emiline Koopman, Liz Nagy, Katherine Akey, Aidan Coffin Ness, and Carla Schwartz, and they are looking forward to an exciting and successful summer activity.
Re-Registration Of Electors Exercise 2018
The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby provides the public with the following information regarding the upcoming re-registration of electors exercise:
Proclamation- Appointment of Commencement Day for Re-Registration
Statutory Instrument No. 47 of 2017 is a proclamation issued by the Governor General altering the date for the commencement of the re-registration exercise to be carried out from 1st July 2017 to 1st July 2018.
PIC OF THE WEEK - Sargasso Hide and Seek
We have to laugh at the positive attitude Lisa and Ronnie Cyrier took when they saw a new batch of sargassum rolling onto shore. "New game in San Pedro: Where's Ronnie???" They asked. LOL! Leave it up to this fun couple to make light of a stressful situation. Yes it's a smelly situation and a lot of hard work to get rid of it all, but we just have to roll with the punches that Mother Nature brings. The death of some fish has been blamed on the excessive amount of sargassum washing up on shore and some areas are stinky due to its decomposition. The San Pedro Town Council, hotels and beach property owners are doing their best to keep the beaches as clean as possible.
Misc Belizean Sources
Donations for Guatemala at the Lion's Club
Thank you San Pedro Lions Club, Belize and the community for coming to the aid of our Guatemalan neighbors in need.
Public Service Week June 17th to 23rd
Public Service Week is being celebrated from the 17th- 23rd of June under the theme "Public Service- Moving towards the future with innovation, dedication and perseverance." See the attached flyer for the week's activities.
Clothing Drive for Guatemala Volcano Victims at the Cayo Rotaract Club
A clothing drive is being orchestrated by the Cayo Rotaract club to help the victims of the volcano eruption. You can drop off at Neyelli's, Carillo Puerto, and this Saturday at the market.
"The Rotoract Club of San Ignacio is asking for your kind support as we try to aid our neighboring country Guatemala. As you may know the Volcanic eruption has left many in dire need of support.
Clothing donations would be appreciated in this time of need. We are asking that you help us, help them."
Visit to the San Pedro House of Culture
Our little visit to the San Pedro House of Culture which contains some information from our struggle of the Caste War . During this period a new religion was born between the Yucatec Maya(Masewal) rebels the cult of the talking cross(Cruzoob) . While in Quintana Roo(Mex) the cult is still strong today in Belize we can still find some families and individuals who continue giving reverence to this faith .
The Maya Cross’s symbolic identity is that of supernatural entities, such as Itzamná and Chaak; as well as ancestral entities, trees, corn stalks, and other plants which abound in the Mayaab, the land of the Maya.
Movie Night at KoKo King
It's almost here - Family Friday at Koko King!! Movies showing tomorrow Friday 8th June.
- The hilarious SHERLOCK GNOMES - Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. * - Steven Spielberg's latest READY PLAYER ONE - When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. * Kids food, popcorn and marshmallows plus adult beverages - come and enjoy the family fun at KoKo King!
UB Promotes Dr. Thippichetty Thiagarajan to Professor in Biology
The Board of Trustees of the University of Belize met on Monday June 4, 2018 and agreed to a recommendation emanating from the Promotions Committee of UB, and which was supported by the President that Dr. Thippichetty Thiagarajan, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science and Technology be promoted to the rank of Professor in Biology. The Promotions Committee which convened recently and consisted of both internal as well as external reviewers all agreed that Dr Thippi, through his long and distinguished service to UB in Teaching, Research and Service had fulfilled the criteria for promotion.
NCCO's second National Climate Change Youth Video Competition
Belize National Climate Change Office - Calling all Belizean Youth, especially from Corozal! Don't forget, youth from Belize, ages 18 to 30, can apply to the NCCO's second National Climate Change Youth Video Competition from now until July 13, 2018. The Video Competition highlights climate action being taken by youth through videos, giving them a platform to share their successes and inspire others. Send us a 3 minute about how you are fighting climate change for a chance to be one of two lucky winners.
Rowan Garel wins Caribbean Adventure Ambassador Award
We are pleased to accept the Caribbean Adventure Ambassador Award on behalf of Rowan Garel. His multiple endeavors such as Diving the Blue Hole, Climbing the Victoria Peak and his selfless passion to help others via his fund raising initiatives proved inspiring even beyond the shores of Belize. Our sincere gratitude to all who voted for Rowan and we wish him continued success.
Paradise Theater playing this weekend:
Sherlock Gnomes, Darkness, Midnight Sun, Tomb Raider
San Pedro Bumperball Tournament!
Sunday, June 10 at 4 PM - 6 PM, The Truck Stop. We're mixing things up this Sunday Funday with a BUMPERBALL TOURNAMENT! Players will go head to head to see who can stay in the ring without getting bumped out. It's going to be blast! Plus, it's free to play, and the winner of the tournament will win a $100 Truck Stop gift certificate.
We'll also have a smaller ring for kids!
Think you have what it takes? Come prove it this Sunday at The Truck Stop!
Cordel Hyde Comes Out For Paul T.
If you watch the news regularly enough, you've surely seen Cordel Hyde recently. The PUP Deputy Leader isn't making news, but he's in political ads seeming to endorse Senator Valerie Woods as a political candidate. Now, that's smart political messaging by the Valerie Woods campaign because they know that her opponent Paul Thompson is from Cordel Hyde's political camp and, so if the PUP's most powerful politician in the city is endorsing Thompson's opponent…well, that's a major plug for her campaign.
But, not so fast. Hyde came out swinging for Thompson today. We met them on Ebony Street which is as close to a meeting point between Lake I and Albert as you'll find. Hyde said that first off he needed to clear a few things up about that ad:
Deputy Hyde Says Party Should Have Let Dr. Pitts Challenge Usher
And on that note, should the PUP have allowed Dr. Candice Pitts - who was one of Hyde's city council candidates to challenge Gilroy Usher in a convention? Usher is a Bricenista - and it is widely accepted that his clout and calling in a few chits with the party leader - is what tipped the scales against Dr. Pitts candidacy. The vetting committee told her she couldn't run. Hyde says his party made the wrong decision on that one:...
Jules Vasquez, reporter:
"So then should Dr. Pitts have been given a fair opportunity to contest Port Loyola?"
PUP’s Ranking Political Don In The City Like Rodney, Gets No Respect
And while that is how Hyde sees it, clearly he doesn't have control or even significant influence over his party's decisions in the city - where the four term representative is the PUP's ranking political don. We asked him about that apparent disconnect:..
Jules Vasquez, reporter:
"As the deputy leader, senior deputy of the PUP. I don't know if that's the formal post, but you are responsible for the city, so you are responsible for the success of the city council slate. One would think that after that completely unexpected victory the party would say okay, your call in the city, you have proven that you are the leader of the city. While yes, the party has its structure. How you want it in the city is how it shall be, because you are running this thing right now. Why wasn't that done if it was your judgement that there should be challenges as in Port Loyola?"
Central Bank Says Choice Under “Enhanced Supervision”
Last night we told you about the concern that at least one deposit holder is having about Choice Bank. Anja Schoneveld has filed a sworn affidavit alleging that Choice Bank plans to wind down operations by the end of this month - possibly leaving depositors in the breech.
Today the Central Bank - which regulates Choice as an offshore bank - issued a statement on the volatile situation. It says, quote, "The Central Bank of Belize, having determined that Choice Bank Limited's suspension of customer withdrawals and related actions are contrary to the interests of its depositors and customers, placed Choice Bank Limited under enhanced supervision.
Relief From Punishing Pump Prices on Horizon
The pump price of Diesel will increase by midnight tonight in Belize City. It will increase by .34 cents from $10.63 to $10.97 cents per gallon.
Now, while the price increase to almost 11 dollars a gallon for diesel is the bad news, the good news is that those crippling pump prices should start to go down soon - reflecting the downward trend in world fuel prices. In a release, government says, quote, "it is certain that the next shipment of fuel products, which is due toward the end of next week, will result in markedly lower prices at the pump."
Assad Shoman Pens Important New Book on Bze-Guat Claim
Historian and intellectual Assad Shoman is well known for his book 13 Chapters of a History of Belize - if you haven't read it, you have certainly heard of it. It is considered foundational reading on Belize's history. Well, Shoman has published another book that should also be required reading. It's on the Belize Guatemalan dispute and today we found out what makes Shoman's publication stand out from existing works on the claim. Courtney Weatherburne has more.
The mountain of books stacked on this image factory table is the product of Assad Shoman's new project. After 3 years of intense reading, in-depth researching and compiling, it is ready for distribution.
Lawless Guat Poachers in Chiquibul Point Gun At Rangers
The Friends for Conservation and Development is reporting tonight that they caught 2 Guatemalan residents poaching rare birds from inside the Chiquibul National Park. One of them took aim at a ranger with a .22 rifle, and the rangers then had to shoot at one poacher who escaped. The poacher threw down his rifle as he ran. Fortunately no one was hurt - but the armed encounter shows the escalating level of danger in that forest.
It happened yesterday morning at around 10:30, about 4 kilometers from the Western Border. The FCD rangers were training some recruits when they encountered 5 Hispanic men.
Pedestrian Killed By Motorbike Down South
Yesterday 56-year-old Hector Ramclam lost his life in a fatal road traffic accident on the Southern Highway. Ramclam was walking when he was knocked down by a man on motorbike. Today police told us more.
Wilfredo Ferrufino, Inspector - CIB:
"Punta Gorda police responded to a mile and 1/4 on the San Antonio road to Kettle landing village. They arrived and found two men. One standing with injuries and the other lying on the ground. The one lying on the ground was identified to be Hector Ramclam a 56-year-old resident of Cattle Landing Village..."
Robbers Target Security Company’s Guns
In other police news, there are two more guns on the streets. Early this morning Brints Security Company was robbed. The supervisor was ambushed by three masked men. Police have details.
Wilfredo Ferrufino, Inspector - CIB:
"There was another report of a robbery this would be Jodi Ramdas he is the supervisor for Brints Security Company. He reported that at about 3 am on the 6th of June while retrieving employees he was accosted by three masked men. These masked men proceeded to rob him of two 9mm pistols which were the property of the security firm. The matter is under investigation and police are seeking suspects in regards to this."
No arrests have been made.
Police Presence Prominent and Pronounced In Downtown Bze City
Again, that ambush suggests some level of organized crime - which is what seems to have been at work in the city last week when there were multiple armed robberies on the city's main street in the same day.
And the criminals pounced because police patrols were concentrated in the gang hotspots. Today though we saw a pronounced and prominent police presence in the downtown area - including multiple teams from the specialized units like SPU, and MIT.
They were very visible on street corners and one team was posted directly in front of Hofius which was robbed a week ago. We also saw motorbike patrols.
CEMO Ready For Hurricane Season 2018
Hurricane season started last Friday, and the emergency management organizations have been preparing countrywide for whatever may come.
In Belize City, the municipal government's City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO), has been diligently doing its work. They are well aware that the country's biggest population center has many low-lying and coastal areas that are always in danger of being hit hard by hurricanes and storm surge.
Today, Mayor Bernard Wagner and his fellow councillors hosted a press conference to tell the residents of the city that they are ready, or as ready they can be.
City Seeking Civic As EOC, But Says GOB Not Helping
One important element of their preparations that's still up in the air is a location for the City's Emergency Operating Center.
If a hurricane should hit, CEMO personnel and other emergency officials will need a location to safely operate from. According to the mayor, he's been having difficulties in getting the Belize Civic Center, or another suitable public building to be designated as the EOC. Today, he called on the UDP Government to be more cooperative about this very serious issue:
PUP City Hall Making Progress With Manhole and Drain Covers
One other bit of unfinished business that Mayor Wagner and his administration inherited is a contract that the past Mayor made with a construction company to build manhole covers for the City's sidewalks.
If you walk around Belize City, you're sure to run into many holes in the sidewalks that either have no drain cover - a major public safety hazard for pedestrians.
Former Mayor Darrell Bradley entered a contract to fix or replace those manholes, and when he was in office, we challenged him many times for failing to finish it.
Mayor On Managing Waste Control
One issue that is an even bigger headache for Mayor Wagner and his council is the City's contract with Belize Waste Control.
Last week, some residential garbage on the southside wasn't picked up. That's after Waste Control went on go-slow because the council owed about half a million dollars in arrears, which means the Council was about 9 weeks behind on payments.
Now, this has been a chronic problem at the Belize City Council. In fact, former Mayor Darrell Bradley and the company had many legal battles over it, going as far as to try and press in the Supreme Court for the Mayor's committal to prison.
Today, the current Mayor and Deputy Mayor discussed what happened most recently, and how they resolved it:
STREAMING As An Educational Tool
Today high school teachers became students in a cutting-edge workshop. It was all about helping teachers to develop new pedagogical practices for an area of study called "STREAMING". Sounds strange right? When we hear streaming we think of youtube or Netflix, but this time is all about education. We found out more from the presenter.
Dr Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Associate Dean- George Mason University:
"Stem stands for Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and it is a way to present education in a holistic and meaningful way but by just having the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics..."
Taiwan Helps Howell
Southside Commander Howell Gillett has been on what seems like an unstoppable roll when it comes to helping young people on the southside of Belize City. He has started an urban farming project at the schools so kids can stay away from trouble and eat a healthy meal. Today the Taiwan Embassy donated over $5,000 to help him sustain the projects in more schools. We stopped by and heard more from the happy donor and recipient.
Sr. Supt Howell Gillett, Southside Commander:
"It will reach out to. Three different schools. I believe it is St. Johns Vianney, St Martins, and St Luke all one region one side of Belize City. Why we are doing this is because we believe if we help young people from a very early age and how can you be a productive student if you are not able to have a meal especially a breakfast in the morning or lunch so what we are doing is to create farming in these schools and then whatever is reaped is augmented and helped in the feeding program for the school. We want to help young people."
Southern Region Gets New Lab
The Southern Regional Hospital got a new Lab. The construction and equipping of the lab was done through a partnership between the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and a company from Spain called Probitas. Here is more from the official opening.
There are plans to build labs in remote areas.
The Truth Set Him Free: Rudon Resigns From The Times
On Monday was asked PUP Leader John Briceño about reports that Mike Rudon, the editor of the Party's Newspaper, the Belize Times, had resigned. He said that he knew nothing of this, but tonight, we can confirm that at the end of this month, Rudon will no longer be working at the Times.
We spoke with him via telephone this evening, and he confirmed that he handed in his resignation letter yesterday. He said that he and the Newspaper, and the Party, for that matter, are parting ways on amicable terms, and that he simply got a better job offer.
Will Former UDP Mayor Run For PUP?
Keeping it on the PUP, there have been persistent reports that former UDP Mayor Zenaida Moya wants to run for the PUP in the Mesopotamia division. Moya was once being groomed to take over from the UDP's Michael Finnegan in that same area. So, the idea of her now as a possible PUP challenger is kind of unexpected - but, in politics, anything is possible. We asked Deputy Leader Cordel Hyde how he feels about the prospect of his former schoolmate being a PUP candidate:...
Hon. Cordel Hyde, PUP Deputy Leader:
"That's not for me to decide. Ultimately there is a process you have to go through to run for the party and I don't know that that has even been initiated. It's just a talking, but I have not heard for sure whether Miss Moya has interest at all. I've heard it from second and third hand persons. So that would be pure speculation on my part."
How to Keep The New Voters’ List Clean
Re-Register- "Your Right to Vote Depends on it," - that's the slogan being used for the re-registration of electors exercise which starts on July 2nd.
It's a huge 8 million dollar undertaking - but how can the elections and boundaries office make sure the news list is clean? After all, the same political parties who got the list dirty and full of phantom voters are driving the re-registration. We asked the Chief Elections officer about it a month ago:...
Josephine Tamai - Chief Elections Officer:
"Like I mentioned for us at elections at boundaries department we will do our best to ensure that only persons who qualify get on those lists. If we want a clean list as citizens, we all have to do our part because in the end, yes, as election and boundaries staff..."
Re-registration in Remote Areas
We also had questions about access to registration for those in remote areas. If you live in a town or city, it's easy enough to re-register, but if you live in Crique Jute, Toledo it can get very complicated.
The Chief Elections Officer said they will make all efforts to reach those people:
Josephine Tamai - Chief Elections Officer:
"Again, like I mentioned if persons are out there and they know that they want to get registered as long as that information comes to us we will facilitate. I know sometimes people complain and say it's costly to get your birth certificate to get your documentation. Again, in those exceptional circumstances the law provides for us to have a form for those persons to fill in and then we do the verification. So those people will not be disfranchised. We have identified 100 as of today..."
Spoonaz Not Solved
No arrests have been made in the robbery of Spoonaz cafe in Belize City which was robbed on Monday night. Today, the police shared where they are with the investigation.
Wilfredo Ferrufino, Inspector- CIB:
"Police responded to a robbery at Spoonaz Cafe. This is on North Front Street. Upon speaking with the owner of that business he reported that night upon closing his business he was accosted by a single male person in a security guard uniform and he was forced into the establishment. While he was in there he was tied up robbed of cash and his license 9mm gun."
Wilser Echevarria Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Diplomat
A Belmopan resident has been convicted of the sensational death of sixty-four-year-old Panamanian diplomat Jose Rodrigo de la Rosa Stanford. But the verdict issued this afternoon by Supreme Court Justice [...]
Diesel Price Hiked, but G.O.B. Says Decreases Are on the Way
An eighth price hike since the start of the year is coming, but only for diesel oil as confirmed by the Government of Belize this evening. As of midnight, diesel [...]
Assad Shoman Delivers Definitive History of Guatemalan Claim to Belize
If there is one person whom most Belizeans believe could write the definitive history of Guatemala’s claim to Belize, Assad Shoman would be a safe bet. The former politician and [...]
Ex-Diplomat Encourages Belizeans to Stand Up for Sovereignty
Shoman says the new book discusses as well how the claim is affecting life on the ground at the border lines in the west and south. Taking off from the [...]
Shoman Stays Out of Referendum Campaign
According to Shoman, he hopes his book will be widely disseminated through traditional and modern means. But as to his personal involvement in the public education campaign, which had been [...]
Hurricane Season is Here; CEMO is Ready
The hurricane season began last Friday and today, the City Emergency Management Organisation (CEMO) hosted a press briefing to share what it has done and continues to do in preparation [...]
CitCo Wants Civic for Emergency Operations Base
While logistical preparations are ongoing, if the Emergency Operations Center needs to be activated, at present moment it has no base. In recent years, the City Council has used a [...]
Working to Fix Sanitation Woes
Mayor Bernard Wagner admitted today that City Hall is facing some financial challenges and is in arrears with the Belize Waste Control. Now, if you’ve been following the news for [...]
Policeman Arrested in Dispute in Cayo
Twenty-seven-year-old Police Constable Leonard Benjamin, a resident of Santa Elena Town, was arrested and charged for aggravated assault earlier today. PC Benjamin is accused of pointing a service weapon at [...]
Pedestrian Struck Fatally in Cattle Landing, Toledo
A pedestrian lost his life while walking along the highway near Cattle Landing Village in Toledo District. The fatal road traffic accident happened on Wednesday night as fifty-six-year-old Hector Ramclam [...]
Investigation into Spoonaz Robbery Continues
Proprietor Jeremy Spooners was robbed under the threat of being shot on Monday night while in the process of locking up his business on North Front Street. During the holdup [...]
Guns Stolen from Brints Security Supervisor
Belize City police have been working diligently in ridding the streets of illegal firearms. Those efforts are often countered by criminal elements who persist in the stealing of weapons during [...]
Central Bank Explains Choice Bank ‘Supervision’
Offshore bank Choice Bank located on Marine Parade in Belize City will be closing its operations shortly, but there is concern by some clients. The Central Bank of Belize has [...]
Channel Five Will Broadcast Miss Universe Belize in August
Tonight, we can report that Great Belize Productions/Channel Five and the Miss Universe Belize organization have reached agreement on the live broadcast of the Miss Universe Belize in August. National [...]
Region One O.C. Hooks Up with Taiwan for School Farming Project
Three schools from the south side of the city will have the opportunity to farm vegetables for their consumption. The Farming for Schools Project was spearheaded by Senior Superintendent Howell [...]
Rabies Strikes Cattle in Agriculture Belt
The Belize Agricultural Health Authority says that paralytic rabies continues to affect cattle in the Cayo, Orange Walk and Belize Districts. The disease, which is transmitted by the vampire bat, [...]
Getting Ready for Re-Registration
During a session with the media on May ninth, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai discussed the requirements for eligibility in the upcoming re-registration exercise. The head of the Elections and [...]
Teachers and Critical Thinking
Three countries in the region, including Belize, are participating in an O.A.S.-ITEN programme. For two days, teachers will be honing their skills to support the development of critical thinking skills [...]
Belizeans to Russia for Football and Friendship
Two young ballers are on their way to Russia tonight to participate in an international programme organized by FIFA. It is called Football for Friendship and brings children from all [...]
Healthy Living Prepares for International Day of Yoga
The number of people that practice yoga is growing. For some it relieves stress, others used it for mediation purposes and many more use it as a way to stay [...]
No arrest in Spoonaz robbery case
Three days ago, businessman Jeremy Spooner was robbed of over five thousand dollars. The thief reportedly pounced on Spooner as he was closing his business. Today Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, shared what investigators have discovered so far Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino C.I.B Belize City: “On Monday June 4th Police responded to a robbery at Spoonaz Café, this …
Security Supervisor robbed
Belize City police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred early yesterday morning on Magazine Road in Belize City. The latest victim is Jodi Ramdas, a security Supervisor for Brints Security. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino shared what investigators have found out. Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino C.I.B Belize City: “He reported that about 3 am on the 6th of …
Belize cyclist to compete in 2018 Healthy Newton Omnium Road Race
Belizean cyclist, Oscar Quiroz, has been selected to compete in the 2018 Healthy Newton Omnium Road Race in the USA. The two-day event starts on Saturday and Quiroz will compete in the professional category. Today, Quiroz expressed his confidence about performing to the best of his abilities. Oscar Quiroz Professional Cyclist: “I am hoping that I can …
CitCo working to fix manholes
The open manholes around Belize City have been an issue for some time now and even though the previous council had signed a contract to remedy the situation, the manholes remain a problem. Mayor Bernard Wagner shared with the media how his administration is addressing this problem. Bernard Wagner Mayor of Belize: “When we came what …
Assad Shoman on the ICJ
Assad Shoman’s Guatemala’s claim to Belize, The Definitive History will be available across the country but at the moment there is a limited supply. Shoman hopes that whoever reads the book is enlightened and becomes more knowledgeable about the dispute with our neighbors to the west. He does not believe his book should be used …
PUP Leader says party will consider SSB’s proposal
Last year the Social Security Board began a series of consultations across the country with several groups and organizations to discuss an adjustment to the scheme. In September of last year, it was explained that SSB’s expenditure have surpassed contributions and with its deficit growing, if the proposal is not implemented, 2021 the fund will …
A tale of George Cadle Price…
During today’s press meeting with Assad Shoman, several historical events relating to Guatemala’s claim on Belize was brought up. Shoman, who remains an essential individual with deep knowledge and experience on the topic, spoke of the late Right Honourable George Cadle Price. Shoman recollected when Price had to resist British influence while keeping them on …
Cordel Hyde endorses Paul Thompson
This evening PUP Deputy Leader Cordel Hyde set the record straight. He is one hundred percent supporting Senator Paul Thompson in his bid to represent the PUP in the Albert Division for the next general elections. Currently, there is an advertisement running on TV which many have interpreted as Hyde expressing support for Senator Valerie …
Guatemala’s Claim to Belize The Definitive History
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Assad Shoman, one of Belize’s foremost historians has written his latest book: Guatemala’s Claim to Belize: The Definitive History. Shoman has proven to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Belize as it relates to the Belize/Guatemala dispute. His latest publication has been described as comprehensive and revealing, an …
Elections & Boundaries encourages eligible persons to participate in re-registration
The re-registration exercise is set to begin on Monday, July 2. A release from the Elections and Boundaries Department states that the traditional buildings used as polling stations will be used as registration centers. Efforts are being made not to use high schools since, in most cases; these buildings are used for summer classes and …
Police take drugs off the street
Yesterday, police conducted an anti-drug operation Oleander and Flamboyant Streets in Belize City which led to the discovery of a pink knapsack containing six pounds of cannabis in an abandoned house. At the time of the search, no one was in the immediate area and the drugs were labeled and deposited as found property …
Beltraide & BCCI sign MOC
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Kim Aikman signed the memorandum on behalf of BCCI and Lejia Melanie Gideon signed on behalf of BELTRAIDE …