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2018 Copa San Pedro Champions are Ambergris Combined Girls and Vince Assassin
After several months of football action at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Combined Girls and Vince Assassins claimed the championship for the 2018 Copa San Pedro Football Tournament on Sunday, November 10th.
The third-place position matches were held on Friday November 9th. The first match was in the female category, which saw San Pedro High School (SPHS) Girls going against Island Warriors. At the end of the game time, it was a clear victory for SPHS Girls, who, with a 5-2 score took the third place.
Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye receives visit from its District Governor
Jose Interiano, the Governor of Rotary’s International District #4250, which includes Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, visited Ambergris Caye Rotary Club on Saturday, November 10th. The District is made up of 72 Rotary Clubs, 10 of which are in Belize, and Interiano visited them all during his stay in the country. On the island, he met with the local club and offered his advice on how to continue succeeding in their upcoming projects. The official one day visit concluded with a dinner/presentation at Aji Tapa Lounge/Restaurant north of San Pedro Town.
Nominations For San Pedro Person Of The Year 2018
It's almost that time of the year - To honor one admirable individual for his/her hard work and dedication in making a difference in our community. NOMINATE the individual you think is deserving of the Person of the Year 2018 Award in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. You can nominate more than one person; fill out the form and share for others to send in their nomination. Thank you!
H.E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen – New Ambassador Of Republic Of China (Taiwan) To Belize
H. E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen presented his Letters of Credence as the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to H.E. Sir Colville Young, Governor General of Belize.
The Ambassador conveyed his country’s greetings and well-wishes to the Governor General and people of Belize. He expressed on behalf of his country their gratitude for the invaluable support and friendship shown by Belize to Taiwan on international issues. The Ambassador said that it is the hope of his government to continue to enhance ties of cooperation and goodwill with Belize.
Misc Belizean Sources
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “Join Me?”.
The Ministry of Natural Resources Clarifies Statement by The PSU
The Ministry of Natural Resources hereby addresses the statement made in a press release dated Sunday, November 11, 2018, issued by The Public Service Union (The PSU), relating to a transaction between the Belmopan City Council and a third party that was “expeditiously facilitated” by the Ministry.
The transaction referred to by The PSU satisfied all procedural requirements and there were no legal impediments to its processing, which was completed in seven (7) days. The Ministry was not involved in any attempt to relieve The Public Service Union of its rights. The PSU has since exercised the option to place a caution on the Hilltop property in light of its unregistered lease. This caution was received by the Ministry on Friday, November 9, 2018, and the registration was completed on Monday, November 12, 2018.
BTEC, BELTRAIDE completes Soft Skills and Customer Service Training with Mahogany Bay Village
On Friday, November 9th 2018, The Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC), a unit of BELTRAIDE completed a 2 week training for the staff of Mahogany Bay Village in San Pedro. The training encompassed a week of soft skills which covered professionalism, work ethic, communication skills and one week of customer service which focused on handling customer complaints , telephone etiquette and more!
ICJ OpenForum at the Corozal House of Culture
You are invited to be part of a conversation that affects you personally as a Belizean at heart. Nov. 16, 6:30pm.
Metal Haven VIII Rocked
Another incredible night of metal. Ascenthium, SonicBrew, Verge of Umbra, and many others rocked the Cancha Marshelleck.
Jose Berrera got some great shots too.
Pictures on fb.
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: Weeks of Nov. 4th - Nov. 11th, 2018
Sunny days and light winds made for good sight casting. El Pescador was honored to host the 2018 Redbone Belize Superslam Tournament raising money for Cystic Fibrosis research, lots of wonderful friends, great fishing, and lots of funds raised for this terrific cause! All of us here look forward to helping again with this worthwhile cause when they return in 2019.
Water Outage in San Ignacio Thursday
Belize Water Services informs customers in parts of San Ignacio that there will be an interruption in the water supply Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 1:00pm. The areas to be affected are Kontiki area, Shawville area, and Boiton area.
This interruption is necessary for the installation of a new water main. Due to the upgrade, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discoloration when water is restored.
Residents of these or nearby areas are advised that water is expected to be fully restored by 6:00pm.
Water Outage in Ladyville Thursday
Belize Water Services informs customers in parts of Ladyville that there will be an interruption in the water supply, Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 1:00pm. The entire Vista Del Mar area will be affected.
This interruption is necessary for the installation of new water mains. Due to the upgrades, customers may experience low pressure and/or discoloration in the water supply when water is fully restored.
Motorists are being advised of the following street closures: (i) both lanes of Conch Crescent and (ii) Barracuda Drive.
Customers are being advised that water is expected to be fully restored by 6:00pm.
Outreach Education Campaign
FCD and Balam’s Environmental Educator in Peten has undertaken over 1,000 surveys in 20 communities to understand knowledge and behaviour towards river conservation. This is in preparation to an outreach education campaign.
ACES at the San Pedro Cleanup
The goal for the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) 4 day clean up was to hit multiple locations in multiple neighborhoods, but we couldn’t even finish just one road because of how bad it was. There was an army of seriously dedicated people working from 8 am to 5 pm and multiple vehicles hauling trash non-stop all day long, but the road is still covered in trash. Literally tons of trash were pulled from the environment, but many tons still remain.
The past 4 days cleaning the San Pedrito Highway, a road that is only 2 years old, was not fun, it was not easy, and it broke everyones’ hearts to see the severity of the trash problem on Ambergris Caye. How did this happen and why does it still happen? Why do so many so blatantly disrespect the island that provides us our livelihood? How can we reverse this behavior before it is too late?
Murder in San Pedro
Thirty seven year old Cyril Jones was reportedly shot to death tonight while in San Pedro Town. Jones was at home when a man on a motorcycle appeared and fired several bullets in his direction. More details to follow...
Proposed bill is a slap in the face for natural born Belizeans and citizens of Belize who live abroad
By Wellington C. Ramos.
The Bill that Kareem Musa is proposing does not go far enough for natural born Belizean citizens and other citizens who live in the United States and abroad. This is because natural born citizens and all the citizens of Belize are entitled to their constitutional rights whether they live in Belize or abroad.
The three months residency requirement that was placed in the People’s Representative Ordinance is only there to prevent voters from voting in constituencies where they do not live but, despite this provision, this is taking place in Belize now. There is also proof that many Belizeans have been allowed to register and vote in constituencies where they do not live, despite the residency requirement. Also, many of our elected representatives do not live in the constituencies that they represent. The UDP and PUP governments of Belize have and continue to grant Belizean citizenship to Guatemalans. This is unconstitutional, while denying their natural born citizens and other citizens that same right to register and vote. To grant citizens who are not natural born or citizens of Belize a right to vote is criminal.
COMISCA Meeting in Belize City
In an effort to continue to advance the position of human resources of health professionals within Central America and the Dominican Republic, the technical committee for the development of Human Resources under COMISCA is holding its 13th meeting in Belize City today and tomorrow. The agenda over the next two days will include lines of action to identify gender gaps in health careers, reviewing and approving of proposals to further improve careers in health in the region and present levels of the Human Resources for Health observatory. For more information on this meeting, contact: Andrei Chell, Health Planner, Policy Analysis Planning Unit, Ministry of Health
JOB VACANCY at Chunox St. Viator Vocational High School for and AGRICULTURE TEACHER (Full-Time)
Minimum qualification required is a Bachelor's Degree in the subject area. Renumeration will be in accordance with Salary scales approved by the Ministry of Education.
Send letter of application and resume, with two (2) recent letters of recommendation and two Certified copies of the following documents:
b. Teacher License
c. Social Security
d. Birth Paper
e. One (1) certified copy of Transcript
f. One (1) original and one (1) certified copy of police record
San Pedro: New Traffic Signs on Sea Grape not in use yet
You may have noticed some new traffic signs on Sea Grape Drive, these signs have a cross on them indicating that they are not yet in use. We will inform drivers when the new traffic flow system will begin. Thank you.
Calling all artists and artisans to participate in Cayo Art Festival!!
Calling on all artist and artisans interested in registering to participate in the Cayo Art Festival on December 8th,registration is now opened until November 23rd.
It is TreeTuesday and we are highlighting the tree Cinnamomum bladenense!
Cinnamomum bladenense was first collected in Belize in 2012, and in 2017 the tree was determined to be a species new to science!
This tree was found growing in the Bladen Nature Reserve by plant ecologist Steven W. Brewer and Ya’axché botanist Gail Stott during the establishment of a permanent sample plot in the reserve. The name honors the location where it was found, in order to stress the importance of protecting the watershed and the unique flora and fauna of the Bladen branch of the Monkey River.
Fewer than 10 individuals are known from the steep and rocky limestone slopes of the reserve. Three other Cinnamomum species exist in Belize, but this tree differs from closely related species by its relatively small flowers and its presence on limestone slopes. The inner bark has a chemical odor like bathroom cleaner.
Itzamná represents creation of the world and universe . Also writing,science and divination . The word "Itz" seems to be a sacred liquid (like water,sap,semen and blood ) and also sorcery . Itzamna can mean "Wise wizard" .
A few images from Day 1 and Day 4 of the San Pedro Cleanup
I am sure I heard Captain Conch say Illegal Dumping Has to Stop NOW! We have a garbage transfer station. What is stopping you from using it? A few images from Day 1 and Day 4
Why Did The Belmopan Mayor Sell Out PSU HQ?
Khalid Belislie has been the mayor of Belmopan for three and half years. And in that time - the laid back mayor of our laid back capital has been able to steer clear of national controversy. But, tonight he's in the thick tangle of a dispute that definitely has legs.
Mayor Belisle is the one who signed off on the deal to sell the Public Service Union's Hilltop Headquarters to a Chinese-owned company for $400,000 dollars.
Why did he do it and what was he thinking? That's what we asked him today in Belmopan at a press briefing. He explained that the problems started in 2017 when the council reviewed its municipal landholdings and found that the PSU's hilltop was one that had long defaulted on its lease payments:
Lands Minister Says His Dept. Played No Part
The lands department under the Ministry of Natural Resources is also under scrutiny in the PSU land case. The PSU suggested that there was some collusion within the lands department to get the transfer finalized and recorded so swiftly. Well today, Natural Resources Minister Hugo Patt granted an interview to 7News where he clarifies that the lands department had nothing to do with the sale or purchase of the hilltop lot. All they did was document the transaction at the registry department. Here is that conversation with Minister Patt.
Hon. Hugo Patt, Minister of Natural Resources:
"It wasn't incumbent on us as a Ministry particularly speaking about the registry department to find out who the particular parcel of land is being sold to or transactions would be there and the onus on us is just to register a particular transaction. The lands ministry and the registry section of our ministry does not in any way get involved of who is selling or who is buying."
NTUCB Heaps Scorn on BMP City Council
And, caution is just what the National Trade Union Congress of Belize says the Belmopan Council threw to the wind when it sold the land.
A breathless release calls the sale, quote, "Unfathomable, morally repugnant, counter-productive, ill- considered, unconscionable, (and) scandalous…"
The release goes unto say, quote, "The NTUCB considers it bone-chilling that the Belmopan City Council chose to target a venerable institution such as the PSU....NTUCB stands in full solidarity with PSU in demanding that the Belmopan City Council reverse course and restore Hilltop to the PSU." End quote.
Farmer Killed Crossing Road
When we left you last night it was with the news that there had been a fatal accident in San Marcus village, not far from Punta Gorda.
We have the details tonight. At 6:05 46 year old Gregorio Choc was driving this Ford Ranger from Dump to Punta Gorda. Between miles 12 and 13, he knocked down 57 year old Francisco Sis. The San Marcos farmer was crossing the the highway when he was knocked down. He sustained facial and body injuries and died on impact. Choc was taken into police custody.
BAHA Driver Knocked Down And Killed Cabbie
And while that accident in Toledo claimed the life of a 57 year old, in the city, it was a 56 year old Cab driver that was run over and killed.
Arthur Requena, a well-known Belize City taxi man, was hit by 40 year-old Cristo Rey Villager Diovan Cesar Tzib near mile 2 on the Philip Goldson Highway yesterday, some time around 11 a.m.
Requena was crossing the road between the Matalon Building and Easy Inn when he was struck by Tzib's pickup truck - which belongs to BAHA. He died shortly after.
We are told that police have retrieved and reviewed surveillance video footage from businesses within the area to determine just how the accident took place.
Thieves Burgled Boots’ Office
Last night, thieves broke into the constituency office of UDP Port Loyola Representative Anthony "Boots" Martinez. The office is right off Faber's Road and has a watchman who stays inside the building during the night. But, the watchman claims he didn't hear anything when someone gained entry to the building and stole three computers, along with application forms for the Southside Poverty Alleviation Project. Martinez says the thieves didn't take anything else of value. He adds that he finds it very odd that the watchman didn't hear anything. As for what was stole - Martinez said the computers only contained files with political and constituency information.
Mango Creek Cops Catch Suspected Robbers
Independence Police have been quick to detain four men after a brazen robbery last night in the heart of the village. It happened at Jian store at 7:45 when four masked men dressed in black, one of them with a 38 revolver held up the couple who owns the store. They helped themselves to the cash register which had 600 dollars. Plus they stole an iPhone X, a bottle of alcohol and a chain.
It was all caught on surveillance cameras and police have four men detained tonight. The four suspects - who are from Belize City - are believed to have gone to Independence to commit the robbery and then caught a bus headed back towards Dangriga. Police got a tip and called their Dangriga counterparts who found them on the bus 6 miles from the Dangriga junction. We understand some money was recovered.
Cops Shot Troublemaker in Foot, That Didn’t Stop Him
Independence Police have also charged a man who they shot this weekend. On Sunday Police were responding to a complaint of an aggravated assault. They found Rodwel Arzu on the street resisting arrest and disrespecting the officers. Police shot him in the foot - and he continued to give them a hard time. Eventually a friend of his came on a motorbike and convinced him to go with the police. He will be charged for aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting arrest and other offences.
Guarding Against Gillnets on Turneffe
The last time that gill nets made the news, was at the end of July. That was when it became public knowledge that the Fisheries Department was favor of keeping gill nets for traditional fishermen, even though organizations like Oceana Belize and the Coast Guard are in favor of phasing out this practice.
While it appears that the Government hasn't made up its mind on how it wants to deal with this controversial issue, for the managers of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve it's simple. The law says that gill nets are not supposed to be used in any part of the Belize's territorial waters that make up the reserve. Those co-managers are the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association or TASA for short.
Wilfred’s Warning For Sarstoon Senators
As we told you last night, senators Osmany Salas and Mark Lizarraga accompanied the Belize Territorial Volunteers to the border marker known as Gracias A Dios via the Sarstoon River. Although the weekend expedition went without incident, today, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington said he didn't think it was the best decision simply because there is always the possibly for a hostile and life threatening confrontation with Guatemalan Armed forces. Elrington re-emphasized his caution on these Sarstoon trips.
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs:
"My own view is that the Belize Defense Force who absolutely have to use the Sartsoon should never stop going to the Sarstoon, those Belizeans who are intrepid, who are fearless, who are adventurous, who want to go can also go too, it is simply my thought though that given the attitude of the Guatemalans it may not be the safest thing to do, we can't say what the Guatemalan military or Guatemalan government will perceive as being provocation."
The Double Risk of Diabetes and Blindness
Diabetes leads to a host of serious health complications. One of them is blindness, and today the KHMH along with the UK led Vision 2020 Links program held an awareness training on diabetes retinopathy. The training was for physicians and doctors to be able recognize when a person with diabetes is going blind, to able to properly check, diagnose and treat or refer the patient. We found out more about the training.
Ellen Heinemann - Program Coord., Vision 2020 Links:
"Its actually initiated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and we link various hospitals from low income countries to UK links. So, to special hospitals, our hospitals predominantly, that they can support the links in each of the individual countries. So, we run these workshops in different countries, in South Africa and the Caribbean predominantly and we normally bring the relevant link..."
Moe’s Pizza By The Sea Moving For A January Opening
Construction resumed last week on Moe's Pizza on the Sandlighter's Promenade. This is after a stop order from the Department of the Environment halted work for three weeks. As we understand it, the Department of the Environment has instructed the developer Haisam Diab to do basically what any builder would do: contract with Waste Control for garbage disposal, hook up to the sewer mains, and pipe all grey water into the sewer mains. The DOE also assessed developer Hiasam Diab with a $500.00 monitoring fee.
Diab is planning for a mid - January opening.
The project generated some political scrutiny when it was thought that the City Council had sold Diab the land. It is actually a lease - where the council will own the building at the end of the lease.
Sports Council Capitulates Quickly To Battle of the Drums Demands
The alarm went out this morning that Punta Gorda's prize festivity, the Battle of the Drums might have to change venues, or districts at the last minute.
President of the Battle of the Drums Darius Avila sent out a thousand word press release this morning accusing the National Sports Council of giving it a raw deal on a high price to rent the PG Sporting Complex. Avila says the NSC was charging them $500 a day plus taking 10% of their door sales. Avila argued that was, quote, "highly prohibitive to a charitable organization that is seeking to raise funds to invest in programs, projects and activities that are beneficial to the community."
A Special Guest For Settlement Day
If you're one of the thousands of Belizeans who are southbound for this weekend Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations, the National Garifuna Council has organized a treat for music lovers.
They've invited Zamfir Adams, a calypsonian from the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to perform at several events which make up a part of this week's calendar of events which leads up to Garifuna Settlement Day.
Adams has quickly gained popularity in the Garifuna Nation after he won this year's Calypso Monarch competition in Trindad for his hit song, "Hail Garifuna".
SMART Supports BERT For CPR Trianing
Right now, the Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) is conducting a training for school children countrywide on how to administer CPR to persons having a heart attacks.
September was celebrated as CPR month in Latin America and Caribbean, as a member of the American Heart Association, BERT trained just over 3,000 students in their program called "Hands Only CPR" in the Corozal, Orange Walk, and Belize Districts. They want to continue in the other 3 districts, but they need funding. And so, they are accepting donations from members of the business community to carry on.
“Rights” Activity Book For Kids
Express yourself with rights: that is the name of NCFC's first rights based activity book and CD package. It was launched today at the Bliss Center and launch coordinator Lindburgh Smith told us why this book is very important and still relevant today.
Lindburgh Smith - Former IEC Officer, NCFC:
"We, as the group of Ambassadors decided well, since we don't have anything local. Why not produce something local for the first time that can teach rights using the Belizean contacts to... and that would be fun and so we sat at the table and we drafted this masterpiece today "Express yourself with rights" which has a multidimensional approach..."
Is the Political Playing Field Level For Both Sexes?
And while that activity book is to get children involved and engaged, what about women in politics? They make up more than 50% of the population, but women make up less than 7% of the representation in the House.
And, in terms of political candidates, the PUP will end up with one for the 2020 general election, while the UDP may only end up with two - so that is three out of a total of 62 candidates. That's a dismal 5%.
So, what is it with women and politics? Is there really a glass ceiling? OR is the game made so crooked by those male politicians that only they can thrive in it?
Hon. Wilfred Didn’t Support Nephew OJ
And the man in this case is OJ Elrington. While many big shots in the UDP did support him, his uncle Wilfred didn't.
Wilfred Elrington congratulated his nephew on his win but admitted that he didn't support OJ in any way.
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs:
"I wish him all the best, politics is a tremendous amount of sacrifice, many times we do not think about it but it is a tremendous amount of sacrifice especially for people who are not independently wealthy, it is a tremendous undertaking and I wish him all the best."
Will Hubert Tow The Party Line?
And while Wilfred didn't support, OJ's father, former UDP minister, Hubert Elrington did. That should be automatic, but Hubert Elrington has been hyper critical of the UDP for about…the last two decades - and his support of any UDP is never automatic. But he did support his son:....
Jules Vasquez, reporter:
"We know that Hubert Elrington has been offside with the UDP for many years. Will he support you and will he keep his famous and mouth in check, because you know Hubert his mouth doesn't have any boss."
Belmopan City Council Defends Sale of Hilltop to Chinese Businessman
The Hilltop headquarters of the Public Service Union in Belmopan was sold off a month ago unknown to them. The new owner is a Chinese businessman from the north who [...]
Mayor Says P.S.U. Never Returned to Negotiating Table
According to Mayor Belisle, were the P.S.U. to have honored the agreement, a significant portion of what is outstanding would have been cleared. The property, which was valued at no [...]
CitCo Open to Help Identify New Land for PSU Headquarters
Mayor Belisle did not confirm if the land was paid for in cash and neither could he provide details as to how Xin Ni was aware of that the land [...]
Atlantic International Bank Limited Denies Any Wrongdoing
Atlantic International Bank Limited denies any wrongdoing. The bank was named in a civil complained lodge in the U.S. courts after the Federal Trade Commission shut down the multimillion-dollar ‘Sanctuary [...]
Emerson Eaghan Freed of Murder Charge
He was charged with murder in 2009, but tonight, twenty-seven-year-old Emerson Eaghan is a free man. He walked free on Monday following a decision by Supreme Court Justice, Colin Williams. [...]
Battle over Battle of the Drums Venue in PG
The annual Battle of the Drums Competition, aside from Garifuna Settlement Day, is one of the most anticipated events on the November calendar. Every year, hundreds of spectators travel down [...]
Cooler Heads Prevail Over Battle of the Drums Controversy
Late this evening, Minister of Culture Patrick Faber intervened in the matter, giving verbal assurance to the secretariat that the fees being charged by the National Sports Council will be [...]
RTA Claims a Life in Toledo
A man was knocked down and killed on Monday evening in the Toledo District. Police say Francisco Sis, a resident of San Marcos Village, was crossing the southern highway between [...]
A Game of Political Chess between Patrick Faber and John Saldivar
Both John Saldivar and Patrick Faber want to assume leadership of the United Democratic Party when Prime Minister Dean Barrow vacates the post. Saldivar and Faber have been running a [...]
Dealing with Diabetes and Blindness
Known as one of the most deadly non-communicable diseases, diabetes can cause an array of life complications. One of those complications is diabetic retinopathy, or simply, blindness. Today, the Ministry [...]
‘Express Yuh Self with Rights’
For the past two years we’ve been reporting on a volunteer group called the Convention on the Rights of the Child Ambassadors. They represent an arm of the National Committee [...]
Establishing Rugby in Belize
Football, basketball and track and field are sports that are well known in Belize among athletes and aficionados. Now there is rugby, a discipline that is physically and mentally challenging [...]
Belize Versus Guatemala in Rugby International Friendly
The Belize national rugby team is currently preparing to face off against the national team from Guatemala on November twenty-fifth at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City. After [...]
Entrepreneurship Road Show Kicks Off
Thinking of a business idea, creating a business plan and transforming that plan into a real and viable business can be difficult to successfully accomplish. With the aim to create [...]
CitCo Hosts a Women’s Empowerment & Leadership Session
The Belize City Council partnered with the Global Entrepreneurship Network to host a Women’s Empowerment and Leadership session to help build the capacity of female entrepreneurs. It is part of [...]
The Secret Behind Being A Successful Business Owner
The Global Entrepreneurship Network works along with men, women and children and fosters entrepreneurial skills. The session also featured several successful career women such as Attorney Margaret McKenzie and Carpe [...]
C.C.J. Declares Guyana ‘Cross Dressing’ Law Unconstitutional
Today, the Caribbean Court of Justice handed down a landmark decision that may have effects in countries who have subscribed to the C.C.J. The C.C.J. ruled that the law in [...]
A Donation for BERT to Teach Students CPR Techniques
BERT received a much needed donation of six thousand dollars courtesy of Smart at its offices off Coney Drive today. But the donation was not for ambulatory services or to [...]
Farmer killed in Tragic RTA
A man from the Toledo district was killed in a tragic road traffic accident. The victim was identified as a San Marcos Villager, Francisco Sis. Toledo correspondent Paul Mahung spoke to the officer commanding the Toledo Police Formation who says they have their suspect. Paul Mahung: “A fatal traffic incident yesterday evening claimed the life …
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in Belize
In Belize, diabetes is one of the top five causes of death. In this regard, the Ministry of Health is focusing on improving its primary health services in an effort to help persons overcome this disease. A workshop was held today where healthcare providers were equipped with the tools to improve lives. Dr. Baxter McLendon …
Murderer walks because death could not be confirmed
A man who was previously convicted of murder is now free following in what is certainly one of the strangest moments in court. 27-year-old, Emerson Eagan (EMERSON EAGAN VO) was charged with murdering Dennis Nembhard in 2012. He was sentenced to life in prison. Eagan appealed and on the first of November, 2013, the Belize …
“Express yuhself with Rights”
The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of a Child, CRC in 1989. A year later, Belize became the fifth country to ratify the CRC since then we have made several strides to ensure that children’s rights are protected. It is essential not only to have children’s rights protected, but also that children …
Not all may be lost for PSU
Today Belmopan City Mayor Khalid Belisle said the Council has collected on the sale of Hilltop to Simplex Design Company Limited. But it’s a sale that has come with much trouble. The Public Service Union has stated categorically that they will “not be moved” from that property and has lodged a caution on the sale. …
BERT gets funding to Teach CPR to students
BERT is an American Heart Association (AHA) authorized training center. AHA’s mandate is to raise awareness about heart attacks and cardiac arrests. This year BERT participated in the association’s CPR month. BERT’s goal to raise awareness comes from international research that shows 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrests outside a hospital, receive care …
“National Entrepreneurship Road Show” stopped in at ACC
Last week, BELTRAIDE launched its National Entrepreneurship Road Show in commemoration of the National Entrepreneurship month. The road show was in the north last week, where it made stops at several high schools including Corozal Junior College and Escuela Mexico. Thereafter, it headed to the West stopping at Sacred Heart College. Love news caught up …
TASA working to keep gill-nets out of marine reserve
In Belize, there are many who depend on the sea to provide work and food. As with everything, there are regulations and policies in place in order to preserve the industry and to ensure that it is maintained for future generations. While fishers are allowed to use gill-nets, it is not to be used in …
Choice Bank case goes to Case Management
Choice Bank’s license was revoked by the Central Bank of Belize. Choice Bank is suing the Central Bank. Choice Bank’s claim against the Government of Belize and Central Bank went to case management today. Eamon Courtenay who represented Choice Bank explained what happened during the case management session that went before Justice Courtenay Abel. Eamon …
Atlantic International Bank says it has done nothing wrong
Yesterday, Atlantic International Bank spoke up regarding the major Sanctuary Belize scam, saying that they have done nothing wrong. The Federal Trade Commission in the United States has fingered Atlantic International Bank in a civil complaint. The FTC had only just shut down the real estate scam via a Federal District Court in Maryland, USA …
PSU places a caution on Hilltop property
The press conference held yesterday in Belmopan by the Public Service Union has spurred a response from the Belmopan City Council late in the evening and a clarification from the Lands Department this morning. The Ministry of Natural Resources disputes the report by the PSU that the land sale done to a Chinese businessman was expeditiously facilitated …