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4/17/09

PM Dean Barrow Opens Summit of the Americas
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/17/09‎
“My country Belize is thus a microcosm of our polyglot hemisphere and a case study of how to reconcile difficulties of distance geography and heritage with ...

FIBA Boss in Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/17/09‎
We haven't heard a lot about them in Belize for the last two decades or so, but FIBA is the governing body of basketball worldwide, from the NBA in the ...

Shawn Thompson Murdered Inside his Home
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/17/09‎
The southside of Belize City witnessed another killing last night – and again it was – by all outward indications a senseless murder. ...

Phase 4 Residents Suffering in the Darkness
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/17/09‎
But that's not because of a blackout – it is because two weeks ago Belize Electricity Limited began cutting the supply of electricity to customers who were ...

Butane Price Going Up
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/17/09‎
The price of a one hundred pound cylinder of gas will increase $3, from $87 to $90 in Belize City. The prices countrywide will also increase by $3. ...

MAN STABBED TO DEATH DURING ROBBERY ATTEMPT LAST NIGHT
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
A man was stabbed to death in Belize City last night. Police reports are that Derrick Mahler along with his brother Shawn Thompson were at a house on Far ...

BTIA TAKES OVER PRESIDENCY OF FEDECATUR
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
The Belize Tourism Industry Association is this year holding the Presidency of the Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Central America or FEDECATUR. ...

FREETOWN AREA REPRESENTATIVE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST BELAMA ...
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
Following a move by Belize Electricity Limited to disconnect the illegal electricity connection from residents in Belama Phase four yesterday, ...

39TH ANNUAL BNTU CONVENTION HELD IN PUNTA GORDA
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
The 39 th Annual Belize National Teacher's Union Convention came to an end on Thursday evening in Punta Gorda. The two day convention was held under the ...

BUTANE PRICE GOES UP BY $3.00
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
The new prices areas follows; ninety dollars in Belize City and Corozal, ninety one dollars in Orange Walk, ninety two dollars in Belmopan and San Ignacio, ...

INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL FEDERATION SECRETARY GENERAL VISITS BELIZE
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
The Secretary of the International Basketball Federation, Alberto Garcia, is leaving the country today after a one day visit to Belize. ...

BELIZE HOTEL ASSOCIATION PREPARES FOR FIRST BIANNUAL MEETING FOR 2009
LoveFM - ‎4/17/09‎
In other Tourism related news, the Belize Hotel Association is preparing to host their first bi-annual general meeting and luncheon for 2009. ...

bntu's 39th Annual Convention: “Quality Teaching for Quality ...
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
The Belize National Teachers Union held its 39th Annual Convention on April 15 and 16 in Punta Gorda Town under the theme, “Quality Teaching for Quality ...

New concepts of health care coming from Taiwan workshop
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Ms. Guadalupe Longsworth, Northern Regional Hospital Administrator, returned to Belize on April 9 after completing a two-week workshop on Healthcare ...

Buttercup mom takes home lotto's $145000 jackpot
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
By Adolph Lucas Jr. - Staff Reporter Adelina Humes, a 37-year-old housewife of Buttercup Village in the Belize River Valley had a lot to be joyful about ...

Young woman 20, and boy 11 drown at Honey Camp Lagoon
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Honey Camp is a popular picnic and swimming area frequented on weekends and Easter holidays. It is arguably, the place where most drownings in Belize occur.

Over 5000 village residents to enjoy improved health services in ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
They were financed by the Government of Belize at a total cost of $636028.94 through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank. The centres were selected ...

Belize takes over presidency of Diabetes Association of the Caribbean
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
By Adolph Lucas Jr. - Staff Reporter Anthony Castillo, Belize Diabetes Association's President was elected as President of the Diabetes Association of the ...

Belize Basketball Federation presents 4 year plan and preps for ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The recently elected executive of the Belize Basketball Federation presented its four year development plan with a $700000 budget in a development symposium ...

Cross Country 2009 Post Mortem
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
By giving an invitation to so many high-caliber Mexicans without properly vetting them, the President of the Belize Cycling Association, Mr. Emil Moreno, ...
Mexican Carlos Lopez wins 81st Annual Cross Country Cycling Classic
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
He clocked six hours one minutes and 42 seconds on the 140 mile ride from Belize City to San Ignacio and back to the finish line in front of Memorial Park ...

Editorial
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Management in Canada must know that the people of Belize are not serfs or some sort of inferior race. If they will not respect us, they should not expect us ...

Summit of the Americas expects to speak up for Cuba
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The Belize delegation is headed by Prime Minister Dean Barrow. His wife, Mrs. Kim Simpliss Barrow, is accompanying her husband. Their group includes Foreign ...

GOB steps up legal defense to block LCIA $38 million award to BTL
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
The Government of Belize has initiated its defensive legal strategy to block Belize Telemedia Limited's move to enforce a hefty BZ$38.5 million judgment ...

The miraculous conversion from predator to producer: CYDP is ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The hug of all these activities is at Teakettle Village in the Cayo District and Rhaburn Ridge in the Belize District. The Belize Defence Force, ...

Mother, hammered by adversity, is crying out for help!
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
By Albert Ciego - Staff Reporter A 22 years old woman of Belize City is in intensive care at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital fighting for her life after ...

Multiple traffic accidents on Northern Highway mar Easter weekend
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
On Holy Thursday afternoon around 1:00, painter Rafael Rodriguez, 43, of Ladyville was driving a red Ford Escort with license plates C-29394 toward Belize ...

Ideas and Opinions - Crime and Punishment VI
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
There is a lot of pain and anguish going around to the citizens of Belize, when that evil circle seeks them out. The people are helpless before this ...

Heartbreak again! Foreigners 1-2-3 in Cross Country
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
Indeed, while the traditional parade of participating cyclists went through the streets of Belize City on Holy Thursday afternoon, a large delegation of ...

Billionaire ordered to pay US $800,000. But did he pay before sailing off?
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The luxury yacht Azteca,owned by Mexican media tycoon Ricardo Salinas Pliego, which damaged a portion of Belize's barrier reef, is back in Mexican waters, ...

BAL ready to feed into BEL’s grid. But will it bring cheaper rates?
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Belize Electricity Limited, which for some years now has being depending heavily on power from Mexico, will soon be able to secure much needed power from ...

CLICO under judicial management
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The Supreme Court of Belize has placed the Belize branch of the insurance company CLICO under provisional judicial management The order was made on Thursday ...

BEL pulls plug on Belama residents
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
By Lisbeth Ayuso A few hours of blackout usually causes quite a stir among city residents but those of Belama Phase 4 have been living without electricity ...

SPOTLIGHT - RENAISSANCE SOUND IN BELIZE
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
Dj Pepsi from Renaissance Sound out of Jamaica is in Belize, one of his favorite countries, which he says reminds him a lot of his hometown Jamaica. ...

Nevis hosts first International Film Festival
Easier (press release) - ‎4/17/09‎
Entries are already registered from Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago ...

Eight Chinese immigrants continues to languish in jail
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Immigration authorities suspect that they had used bogus Belize visas to travel from Mainland China to Cuba and after boarding the flight to Belize they ...

Board re-instates British diplomat John Yapp. Mail newspaper ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
The London Mail newspaper has apologized to former British High Commissioner to Belize, John Yapp and agreed to pay him compensation. ...

Supreme Court injunction bars BTL from collecting on London ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/17/09‎
Ashcroft and Telemedia may never collect on the accommodation agreement award because of close monitoring under Belize's laws. Acting Chief Justice Samuel ...

Eric Swan, 23, arraigned for the January murder of John Paul Saldivar
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
... large quantity of US dollars was discovered on a group of Belize City men, who were in San Pedro around the same time that the killings were unfolding.

World financial crisis tops agenda for Fifth Summit of the Americas
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
Belize's delegation is far more modest, comprised of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and his CEO Audrey Wallace; Minister of Economic Development, ...

Friday Kickaround
Washington Post - ‎4/17/09‎
Belize! Thats the one I was looking for! See what happens when I try? What's with all the talk about Emilio and RFK? The Nats don't play at RFK anymore, ...

Amid CLICO crisis, Supreme Court puts Mark Hulse in charge
Amandala - ‎4/17/09‎
This morning, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Awich granted an order to the Supervisor of Insurance, Alma Gomez, to place CLICO in Belize under the provisional ...

4/16/09

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North Ambergris Caye: No dredging approved yet
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Mayor Moya Says She's the Boss
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
There is a new financial controller at the Belize City Council. He is Patrick Tillett who assumed office the Monday after Mayor Zenaida Moya and her new ...

Disappearing Mangroves
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
Belize is a swampland city, about half of it is reclaimed and all of it is below sea level...and where there's swamp and sea, there's mangrove, ...

Eric Swan Charged & Remanded for Murder
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
At the time Tillett, Thomspon and Goodeye who are Belize City residents were in possession of some thirty thousand dollars. They told police he money was to ...

Illegal Chinese Nationals Deported to Guatemala
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
For three weeks we've been telling you about the nine Chinese nationals who came into Belize without visas, and have been detained at the Hattieville Prison ...

PM Barrow Arrives at Summit of the Americas in Trinidad
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
“This afternoon the Belize delegation headed by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and flanked by Foreign Affairs Minister Sedi Elrington and Minister of Economic ...

City Dump Ablaze
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/16/09‎
The Belize City Council Sanitation Department, the staff that works on the trucks that deal with the hot spots, are out here complementing the Fire ...

POLICE NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
The skiff was later found at Putostock Area about nine miles north of Belize City with the engine and hydraulic steering throttle assembly missing. ...

PENTA PAINT UP DI PLACE ART COMPETITION OPEN TO PRIMARY AND ...
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
This program encourages primary school and high school students to create artwork with themes that focus on everything that is beautiful about Belize. ...

BDF VOLUNTEERS ATTENDS ANNUAL SPORTS MEET THIS WEEKEND
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
The Belize Defense Force Volunteer Battalion will this weekend be hosting their annual Sports Meet at Gwen Lizzaraga High School grounds in Belize City. ...

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCIES IN CIRCULATION IN ORANGE WALK
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
“It is evident that it seems to be normal paper that they are using and the money is of a lighter colour than the hundred dollars Belize currency. ...

NEW SATELLITE CLINICS TO BE OPENED IN THE SOUTH
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
Both projects were implemented by the Social Investment Fund and financed by the Government of Belize through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank.

INDEPENDENCE RESIDENTS CONCERN ABOUT VALIDITY OF PRE ELECTION LAND ...
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
Thirdly, we were told that the price of 250 dollars that was paid by those who received lands was not paid to the Government of Belize but was more than ...

PREPARATIONS FOR NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND TRADE SHOW CONTINUES
LoveFM - ‎4/16/09‎
The theme for this year is “Agriculture; Growing, Feeding, securing Belize.” Chair of the Agriculture and Trade Show, Eugene Waight tells us more. ...

4/15/09

Fmr. British High Commissioner Exonerated
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/15/09‎
Former British High Commissioner to Belize John Yapp left Belize under the suggestion of scandal, but now he has been exonerated. ...

Downtown Streets Dug Up Again
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/15/09‎
Traffic was a mess in downtown Belize City today and that is because king street between Albert and Regent Streets was closed for construction. ...

Eden 7th Day Adventist Wins Environmental Postal Competition
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/15/09‎
The winners were honoured today at the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City and though the acting Prime Minister Gaspar Vega presided, no independent media ...

Car Slams into Murder Victim's Sister
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/15/09‎
A woman was knocked down in Belize City last night. It happened on Vernon Street when she was riding her bicycle and a car slammed into her. ...

Rollicking Garifuna Settlement Celebration in La Ceiba
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/15/09‎
While you were frolicking in the cayes, chilling at home, or worshipping in church, resident of the Garifuna-Honduran community of La Ceiba were dancing in ...

BELIZE ATTENDS 4TH CENTRAL AMERICAN MALE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
LoveFM - ‎4/15/09‎
The National Male Junior Softball Team left Belize today to participate in the Fourth Central American Junior Male Softball Championship. ...

WESTERN UNION INTRODUCES A NEW CAMPAIGN
LoveFM - ‎4/15/09‎
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Western Union are today launched their 2009 Loyalty Program and a new campaign. ...

4/14/09

81st Cross Country: Move By Move
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
... of hours in road practices, hundreds of bottles of vitamins, energy drinks...all that in preparation for the single biggest sporting event in Belize. ...

81st Cross Country: A Mexican Claims the Garland
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
“Well I am the first Belizean and I feel very good and I win two Tour de Belize and I am the best Belizean for the last tour and I am happy with that. ...

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
But when we met the Travel Channel star behind the scenes last week in the lush jungle of Arenal in western Belize he wasn’t eating anything exotic. ...

Froggie Questions Jose Choto's Nationality
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
And as we mentioned the story – Jose Choto’s ranking as the first Belizean to cross the finish line is being challenged by the runner up – Jeovanni Froggie ...

Felix Cocom Found Murdered in Cayo
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
Just like their counterparts in Belize City, San Ignacio Police are also at a loss as to who killed fifty three year old Red Creek Village resident Felix ...

Nigerian Taxi Driver Murdered Inside His Car
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/14/09‎
There was a double drowning in Orange walk, murders in Belize City and Cayo, and the Cross Country Garland belongs to a Mexican. So while the news isn’t all ...

SUPREME COURT ORDERS THAT CHINESE NATIONALS BE EXPELLED
LoveFM - ‎4/14/09‎
The group, comprising seven men and one woman arrived in Belize two weeks ago without a travel visa. And because of the Supreme Court's ruling, ...

NIGERIAN NATIONAL STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES IN BELIZE CITY
LoveFM - ‎4/14/09‎
In the second murder of the day, a Nigerian National was stabbed multiple times near Jane Usher Boulevard. Shortly after ten last night police were called ...

COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT AND MINISTRY OF EDUCATION DISCUSS MULTI ...
LoveFM - ‎4/14/09‎
In the case of Belize where the situation is prevailing in districts like Toledo and Cayo we need to ensure that teachers working under those conditions are ...

PRIME MINISTER DEAN BARROW PREPARES TO ATTEND SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
LoveFM - ‎4/14/09‎
Other members of the Belize delegation to the Summit of the Americas include the Attorney General Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Economic Development Erwin ...

BURNING AT WESTERN HIGHWAY DUMP SITE CONTINUES TONIGHT
LoveFM - ‎4/14/09‎
The Belize City Council, the Ministry of Works and the Fire Department have had their hands full trying to keep the burning of both dump sites on the ...

4/9/09

Belize Police Officers in Trinidad for Obama's Visit
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
The buzz has yet to pick up in Belize but the Fifth Summit of the Americas is being hailed as one of the biggest regional news events of the decade. ...

Fish Finders & Cyclists
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
We leave this evening with scenes from the bustling Belize City Fish Market at Conch Shell Bay where the Good Friday Fish Finders were out in force this ...

The City Dump Still Burning
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
Last night we told you the fire at the Belize City dump had been suppressed and that city dwellers wouldn’t have to worry about it over the weekend. ...

Bishop OP Martin's 50th Year in the Church
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
And for Belize’s first home-grown Bishop, the Right Reverend OP Martin, now in the autumn of his years, this Easter is a time for particular celebration, ...

Trading Agri-Culture for the Gang Culture
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
Everyday this newscast is loaded with stories about the violence on the streets of Belize City – but those are just symptoms of a sickness for which strict ...

81st Cross Country Prelude
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
“This is one of Belize’s biggest race in the history so everyone will try to do good in this Cross Country.” Given again that a lot of people are looking at ...

Raphael Rodriquez Crashes Into Concrete Column
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/9/09‎
Apparently he said he was coming from Ladyville heading towards Belize City. Apparently as he reached the airport he lost control and was trying to avoid ...

NORTHERN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT LEFT ONE PERSON INJURED
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
According to police, the Ladyville resident was heading towards Belize City when his car ran off the road and crashed into a cement fence. ...

CYDP LAUNCHES TWO AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS TO ASSIST AT RISK YOUTHS
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
Belize City’s rapid ascension in becoming the crime capital of the country has seen many young men and women fall victim to senseless shootings, ...

COURT NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
Ex Belize Defense Force Soldier, Antonio Teul, a Security Guard at Fort Point Security Firm was charged with aggravated assault when he appeared in ...

81ST ANNUAL CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING CLASSIC COMES UP ON HOLY SATURDAY
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
Twenty two teams and over one hundred riders including five unattached riders have registered for the 140 miles race from Belize City to San Ignacio and ...

MISS AMERICA BELIZE ORGANIZERS GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
The organizers of the Miss America Belize Pageant are back in Belize handing out supplies to the less fortunate. The pageant was held in early January and ...

POLICE NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
Belize City Police have detained several suspects for questioning following a report by businesswoman Song Yu Rong. The businesswoman told Police she was as ...

BELIZE NATIONAL COAST GUARD ISSUES EASTER WEEKEND SAFETY TIPS
LoveFM - ‎4/9/09‎
Yesterday we heard some safety tips from the Department of Transport and today the Belize National Coast Guard had some tips for those who will be ...

4/8/09

Coye's Allowed to Leave Country Despite Bail Condition
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/8/09‎
The Guardian Newspaper broke the story today that on February 15th Melonie Coye left Belize enroute to Costa Rica and returned on the 26th. ...

Illegal Chinese Nationals from Cuba Still Here
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/8/09‎
The nine Chinese who came into Belize without a visa are still here! Yup, they weren’t flown out again today. The explanation this time around is that Cuba ...

A Sweet Deal: New lesbian travel company offers Caribbean cruise
Examiner.com - ‎4/8/09‎
Once on board the cruise, guests will visit several exotic Caribbean ports such as Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize City, ...

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SUPREME COURT FILES INTERIM INJUNCTION ON TELEMEDIA’S ARBITRATION ...
LoveFM - ‎4/8/09‎
An interim injunction has been granted against Belize Telemedia Limited and its subsidiary, Belize Social Development Limited barring them from enforcing ...

BNE PREPARES TO PRODUCE BUTANE AND PROPANE
LoveFM - ‎4/8/09‎
Belize Natural Energy recently completed the construction of its liquid petroleum gas plant located at its Iguana Creek facility on the Spanish Lookout Road ...

BELIZE CITY COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST PUBLIC MEETING
LoveFM - ‎4/8/09‎
The Belize City Council held its first public meeting last night at City Hall. Love News spoke with Mayor Zenaida Moya who told us she is satisfied with the ...

SEVEN VILLAGES TO BENEFIT FRO RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT
LoveFM - ‎4/8/09‎
Belize Electricity Limited was awarded a grant under the EU Banana Support Programme for an electrification project in seven villages in the banana belt. ...

COURT NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/8/09‎
The Police’s investigation of an armed robbery and shooting has resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Leon Pinks. Pinks was charged with robbery and damage ...

Editorial
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
In Belize Easter is a big thing because it means a long four-day week-end. People make plans for holiday trips, and spring break. In their rush to enjoy the ...

Jail threat causes woman to faint in court
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
An entire Belize City family, the Canto family, ran afoul of the strict amendment to the Firearms Act, and a father and his son are behind bars, ...

Of this and that
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
For many years now, I have pondered the demise of boxing in Belize. It’sa crying shame, but after the glory days of Sixteen Thompson, David Dakers, ...

Father of three shot dead
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
By Albert Ciego - Staff Reporter A 21-year-old Belize City man was gunned down while sitting on a parked car near his brother’s house on Neal’s Pen Road ...

Fuller gets $50000 bail
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
Courteney will have to wait until June when the Belize Court of Appeal resumes in order to seek a leave to apply to the Privy Council. ...

Black Cross Nurses Association making strides. 89 years in existence
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
By Albert Ciego - Staff Reporter The Black Cross Nurses Association (BCNA), Belize’s longest serving non-government organization for the elderly, ...

Bishop Osmond Peter Martin 50 years a priest in Belize
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
He attended Sacred Heart Primary School in Dangriga, and St. John’s College in Belize City before taking off to the Seminary at Cardinal Glennon College and ...

Punta rock legend Pen Cayetano returns to his roots
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
His art exhibition entitled “Roots Life” was officially launched last Thursday night April 2 at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts in Belize City. ...

Six Belizean agencies receive Dutch funding support
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
The funds will be disbursed between 2009 and 2011 as part of a joint project entitled Promoting Social Change in Belize through Concerted Civil Society ...

“Popular Fat Boy” dead at forty-six
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
In Belize City there are many social icons, and Glenford Spain was one of them. But most people did not know him by his real name. ...

Deputy Fire Chief in hot water as $15800 cash goes mising
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
Ted Smith, who had acted as Belize’s Fire Chief for some time after his former boss, Henry Baizar was placed on retirement a year ago, is the subject of a ...

Major shake up at Police Department - Jeffries to replace Westby
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
Superintendent Julio Valdez, who is the current head of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) in Belize City, said a government official close to the ...

City woman collapses after learning she, husband and son were off ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4/8/09‎
By Anita Nembhard - Freelance Writer A Belize City woman had to be rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning after she collapsed upon learning that she, ...

Busted Guat xatéros were working for Belizean!
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
Belizean authorities have busted a band of 16 Guatemalan xatéros who were suspected to have harvested over 70000 leaves in late March from areas in Belize ...

Azteca damages Barrier Reef; captain detained
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
... once the report is completed and filed with the relevant authorities, including police, the boat will be towed to the Port in Belize City. ...

46 years ago – the Crown against Nora Parham
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
Williams said that he felt sad when he heard the news about Nora, and he recalls a Belize Billboard article with Nora’s 8 children (including Nora’s two ...

Austin Armstrong, Jr. wins Indeco 10th Junior Cross Country ...
Amandala - ‎4/8/09‎
(The Holy Saturday Cross Country, of course, makes the return journey from Belize City to San Ignacio and back.) The 27 riders who lined up for the start in ...

4/7/09


World Heritage Site Facing Development Pressures
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/7/09‎
Two weeks ago we told you about the visit of UNESCO’s Marc Patry who was here because of trouble at one of Belize’s world heritage sites – the South Water ...
The State of the Safety of Belize's Hospitals
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/7/09‎
It focused on the safety of health facilities and the Director of Health Services discussed the states of safety for Belize’s medical facilities. ...

Fire at the City Dump
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/7/09‎
The Belize City dump at mile three on the Western Highway was burning this morning, and while it does happen at this time of year, the concern is that going ...

Internal Flame at the Fire Department
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/7/09‎
Assistant Fire Chief Ted Smith reported to Belize City police that sometime between March twenty third and April fifth a person or persons entered the ...

Two Belizeans Murdered 48 Hours Apart in Melchor
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/7/09‎
I don’t think it is fair because a lot of people Melchor come and work in Belize.” You and your brother worked together. When you last him, did he say where ...
OVER $15000.00 REPORTEDLY STOLEN FROM THE FIRE SERVICE
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
Almost 16 thousand dollars was allegedly stolen from the National Fire Service Headquarters on Cleghorn Street in Belize City. Assistant Fire Chief Ted ...

SOLDIERS RECEIVES TECHNICAL TRAINING AT IT-VET
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
Twenty five members of the Belize Defense Force Light Engineering Company today graduated from the IT-VET. The men received certificates in Carpentry, ...

ROBERT LORD’S FAMILY PLEA FOR ASSISTANCE
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
I have an account number at Belize Bank 6-9-5-1-1-5-2-1-1-1 so I am just asking the public to please help me this is an emergency. ...

BELIZE CELEBRATES WORLD HEALTH DAY
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
We also spoke with Dr. Guillermo Troya, representative of PAHO and the World Health Organization to Belize about the ongoing process of bringing the ...

HIVOS DONATES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
Six civil society organizations in Belize will be receiving over one million dollars in funding from the Dutch Funding Agency HIVOS. ...

SCOUTS ASSOCIATION RECEIVES MUCH NEEDED WATER TANKS FROM SIF
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
The Social Investment Fund has made a significant contribution to the Belize Scouts Association. Valued at fifteen thousand dollars, the donation includes ...

MISSION MIRACLE PROJECTS CONTINUES TO RECRUIT INTERESTED PATIENTS ...
LoveFM - ‎4/7/09‎
Emerson Guild, Social Coordinator with the Venezuelan Government in Belize tells us more about the project. “Some of the benefits of any patient being a ...
4/6/09

Belmopan Airport Dangerous says FAA certified pilot
Belizean - Only in Belize! - ‎4/6/09‎
By The Founder on April 7, 2009 5:51 AM | Permalink Belmopan, Belize 7 April (Belizean.com) An FAA certified pilot has called for the closure of the ...

Belmopan Airport rated as dangerous by FAA certified pilot
Belizean - Only in Belize! - ‎4/6/09‎
By The Founder on April 7, 2009 5:51 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) Belmopan, Belize 7 April (Belizean.com) An FAA certified pilot has called for the closure ...

Aaron Brooks Victim of Revenge Killing
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/6/09‎
22 year old Aaron Brooks was killed in Belize City on Friday night. Yes, it’s another killing on the city’s south side – and another family is grieving for ...

Fmr. PM Esquivel in Surgery at Jackson Memorial
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/6/09‎
According to family members, he went in at about 8:30 Belize-time and the surgery continues at this hour. It was originally projected to take about 6 hours ...

Burnt Teen Flown to US for Emergency Treatment
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/6/09‎
I have an account number at Belize Bank 695-1152111.” If you would like to assist anis lord you can make your financial donations at the Belize Bank where ...

Another of Therese Felix's Son Shot
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎4/6/09‎
And now to the shooting in Belize City on Saturday night....Since his two brothers Faron and Tyrone were gunned down and killed and the passing of his ...

BELIZE DIABETES ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT HEADS REGIONAL ASSOCIATION
LoveFM - ‎4/6/09‎
President of the Belize Diabetes Association, Anthony Castillo, has been elected as the president of the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean. ...

YOUNG FIRE VICTIM RECEIVING TREATMENT ABROAD
LoveFM - ‎4/6/09‎
Last week we reported an early morning fire which completely destroyed a house on Elston Kerr Street in Belize City. A 13-year-old boy identified as Robert ...

ACCIDENT ON NORTHERN HIGHWAY CLAIMS FOUR LIVES
LoveFM - ‎4/6/09‎
Our reports indicate that this vehicle was traveling from Orange Walk en route to Belize City and at that said location the vehicle, according to eyewitness ...

POLICE NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/6/09‎
Belize City Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old minor following a shooting that was reported on Friday. Police say they visited the Karl Heusner ...

COURT NEWS
LoveFM - ‎4/6/09‎
21-year-old Sylvin Bodden, a Belize City resident, who allegedly cashed two cheques that were not genuine, was charged with six offenses when he appeared ...

3/13/09

NEW LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD COMMISIONED
LoveFM - ‎3/13/09‎
Those of us who comprise Belize’s labor force are not necessarily the most knowledgeable where it concerns laws and statutes dealing with the rights of ...

BELIZE DEFENSE FORCE RECEIVES DONATION FROM BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
LoveFM - ‎3/13/09‎
The Belize Defense Force is reaping the benefits of the relationship it shares with allies in both the United States and the United Kingdom. ...

POLICE NEWS
LoveFM - ‎3/13/09‎
The car in which the drugs were found was confiscated to the Government of Belize on the request of the prosecution. Police are investigating a case of ...

KARL HUESNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES NEW TELE-MED FACILITY
LoveFM - ‎3/13/09‎
Particularly in Belize, Southern Regional Hospital is now connected to Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital so a physician in Dangriga who wants to discuss a ...

YWCA HOST ANNUAL YOUTH FORUM
LoveFM - ‎3/13/09‎
We need to let them know that this thing is prevalent in Belize so we as individuals have some kind of responsibility; weather it be respecting those with ...

Chinese hotelier tortured and killed. Wife Nancy calls for death ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
Police have arrested and charged three men from south side Belize City for robbing and killing Chinese businessman Tsong Ming Liou, at his Bachelor’s Inn ...

Belize Bank canoe wins 12th Ruta Maya River Challenge.
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By William Ysaguirre - Freelance Writer Armin Lopez, Amado and Daniel Cruz of the Belize Bank team recaptured the 2009 Ruta Maya championship, winning every ...

RC Church takes tough line on abortion
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
In Belize the Catholic church has become increasingly outspoken in the face of a rising tide of abortions being performed in Belize in private clinics and ...

Belize Christian Academy wins 2009 Math Olympiad
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By William Ysaguirre - Freelance Writer The Belize Christian Academy High School of Belmopan City won the 3rd annual National Math Olympiad sponsored by the ...

Giovanni Leslie, Alicia Thompson & Kyle Gentle win Belmopan ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By William Ysaguirre - Freelance Writer Giovanni “Fergie” Leslie of the Santino’s Cycling team won the Belmopan Cycling Classic held by Belize Cycling ...

Radio wins 80th Baron Bliss Harbor Regatta
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By William Ysaguirre - Freelance Writer Belize was born of sea-faring men in the age of sail and a host of their descendants gathered to keep the sailing ...

Editorial
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
Belize would have invoked the death penalty a long time ago if it were not for the influence of the European Union (EU), a community Belize has had to ...

Judicial Review for Said Musa! Does court have authority to try him?
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
The charge arises out of allegations that Musa, as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance took US $10 million from the people of Belize and paid it to the ...

Is he, or ain’t he? Court of Appeal will determine status of ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
Attorney-at-law Hubert Elrington, the brother of Belize’s Attorney General Wilfred Elrington, has opened up a can of worms for the Belize’s judiciary. ...

Moya returned as Mayor of Belize City
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Albert Ciego - Staff Reporter Zenaida Moya, Mayor elect of Belize City, along with her ten councillors all of the United Democratic Party have been sworn ...

EPA, world financial woes, CCJ... Burning issues for CARICOM leaders
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Angel Novelo Belize this week played host to the Twentieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community ...

Re-shuffle dooms Cardona to back bench. Elvin Penner emerges as ...
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Monday created a new Minister of Government by elevating Junior Minister Elvin Penner to full Ministerial rank and stripping ...

Once again phoenix “free to fly” PM Barrow says of 2009 budget
The Reporter Belize - ‎4 hours ago‎
Belize will need to find $106 million this year to service the interest on existing loans. Belize lost a lot of oil revenue last year when the price of ...

Belize gets ready for world premiere of Evolution
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
Berne tells our newspaper that his main target for the documentary is Belize’s troubled youth, whose lives he hopes he can touch with an empowering message ...

AND THEN THERE WERE 6
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
Today saw the conclusion of Round 1 of the competition, held at the campus of Edward P. Yorke High School in Belize City. Written entries were prescreened ...

BEL rebuts PUC – dispute continues over money matters!
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) has responded via a press release to charges made earlier this week by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that the ...

PUC’s Avery says BEL gives false financial impression
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
The fight between the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) over the PUC’s decision on electricity tariffs, is still tied ...

From The Publisher
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
Over the years I have been writing this column, every now and then I take issue with the educated classes of Belize. Remember now, I was considered a member ...

Save the nice talk: protect our bread
Amandala - ‎4 hours ago‎
When will gill nets be outlawed in Belize? When it is too late! It may be unfair, we don’t have all the facts, but it must be noted that we lost the grouper ...

BELIZE - Judicial review on former PM's theft trial ruling
Jamaica Gleaner - ‎12 hours ago‎
The matter has ended up before the law courts even though the monies have since been transferred back to the Government's coffers by the Belize Bank which ...

THE ARTISTIC NOTE - Women in Art exhibition highlights creativity ...
Amandala - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Mexican Institute in Belize City plays host to an impressive exhibit of the works of Belizean women artists whose creations are being showcased in the ...

Monkey River crisis!
Amandala - ‎5 hours ago‎
As we go to press, one of Belize’s oldest villages, Monkey River, Toledo, is in the midst of monumental crisis. Massive erosion is threatening to wash away ...

2009/2010 budget: PM claims, “… we are now … home free.”
Amandala - ‎5 hours ago‎
$4.0 million for repair of Belize City Streets; $6.0 million for rehabilitation of the feeder roads, streets, and drains; $9.9 million for the new Solid ...

Belize hosts CARICOM bosses
Amandala - ‎5 hours ago‎
For the next two days Belize plays host to 154 delegates from 11 sister Caribbean states attending the 20th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of ...

3/12/09

Police Destroy Confiscated Guns
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
Belize City Police recovered the weapons during separate operations and all of them were destroyed by fire. The public incineration took place this morning ...

Belize Christian Academy Wins 3rd Math Olympiad
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
... from Corozal Community College - in the end it was the team from the west more specifically the students of Belize Christian Academy who won it all. ...

Tree on Transmission Line Plunges City into Long Blackout
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
Belize City was plunged into an afternoon-long blackout all because of a tree that fell unto a transmission line in the Lake Independence area. ...

PM Dean Barrow Commits to Aligning with the CCJ
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
I can hardly say this just to be a scold since Belize in this matter, one of the guiltiest of parties. I introduce the subject rather in order to employ ...

20th CARICOM Intercessional Meeting Convened in Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
He said it is affecting Belize, primarily in the tourism sector. “Our major industry tourism has been severely affected, even within its most lucrative ...

Free Diagnostic Review for Small and Medium Businesses
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
The Inter-American Investment Corporation and BELTRAIDE today launched the FINPYME program for small and medium enterprises. They aren’t handing out free ...

Drive by Shooting on Nurse Findley Crescent
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/12/09‎
There was drive by shooting in the city last night. No one was seriously injured but 19 year old Calvin Palma almost lost his fingers. ...

PM Presents Budget Report ‘09-’10
San Pedro Sun - ‎3/12/09‎
Last Friday, the Prime Minster of Belize, Honorable Dean Barrow made his second budget presentation since taking office in 2008. Before tabling his budget ...

UDP celebrates victory
San Pedro Sun - ‎3/12/09‎
... and Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize, Honorable Gaspar Vega. ...

Honorable Manuel Heredia appointed Minister of Culture
San Pedro Sun - ‎3/12/09‎
Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., Area Representative for Belize Rural South, was assigned the additional responsibility of Minister of Culture. ...

BDF AND COAST GUARD RECEIVES DONATION OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT FROM ...
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
And with that in mind Belize’s national security outfit, the BDF and the coastguard are better prepared to take on the perilous task of safeguarding ...

CARICOM HEADS OF GOVERNMENT ATTENDS 20TH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING ...
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
The twentieth inter-sessional meeting of Heads of Government of he Caribbean Community is underway in Belize City. "The economic and financial woes of the ...

BELIZE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IS THE 2009 NATIONAL MATH OLYMPIAD CHAMPIONS
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
Belize Christian Academy from Belmopan is the 2009 National Math Olympiad Champions. This is the first time BCA took part in the competition and they came ...

POLICE DESTROYS CONFISCATED FIREARMS
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
... of finding firearms and interdicting people with firearms, we still have a major problem because of the fact that forearms keep coming into Belize. ...

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO ELECTRICITY ...
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
Interested parties are asked to submit their comments to the PUC’s office on Gabourel Lane, PO Box 300 Belize City or by email to [email protected] ...

WOMEN’S DEPARTMENT HOSTS ANNUAL BIKE RALLY
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
The Belize City Bike Rally will be held on Saturday morning. Icilda Humes tells us more. “We start at the corner of Western Avenue and the Western Highway ...

STAKEHOLDERS LAUNCHES FINPYME IN BELIZE
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
A program to increase company competitiveness known as FINPYME was introduced in Belize this morning at the Biltmore. A forum comprised of technical ...

POLICE NEWS
LoveFM - ‎3/12/09‎
A shooting in Belize City on Wednesday Night has left 19 year old Calvin Palma with multiple injuries to the hand. According to police reports, ...

3/11/2009

UWI Professors Make the Case for the CCJ
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/11/09‎
But the fact is that Belize is paying for them, Jamaica is paying for this, Trinidad and Tobago – all the other countries in the region – we are paying for ...

Full Calendar for Court of Appeal
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/11/09‎
Not surprisingly, a number of other appeals lodged before the Court of Appeal are cases brought by the Belize Bank and Telemedia respectively over the ...

Million Dollar Upgrade for Crooked Tree Causeway
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/11/09‎
Edmund Castro, Belize Rural North Area Rep. “During the past flood many of us have seen the devastation that the people of Crooked Tree could not reach to ...

25 CARICOM Leaders Meeting in Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/11/09‎
At least twenty five CARICOM Heads of Governments will be meeting in Belize City tomorrow for the twentieth intercessional meeting of CARICOM heads. ...

New City Council Sworn in for Belize City
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎3/11/09‎
A week ago they were voted into office with a convincing majority at the polls and today the new Belize City Council was inaugurated. ...

PUNTA GORDA TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS SWORN IN
LoveFM - ‎3/11/09‎
Minister Martinez expressed the need for all members of the Punta Gorda Town Council to work closely with the Government of Belize and the Area ...

TEENAGERS INJURED IN BELIZE CITY SHOOTING
LoveFM - ‎3/11/09‎
Another shooting reported in Belize City last night has left two teenagers injured. The 16 and 17 year olds were shot multiple times shortly after 9 on ...

NEW MINISTER AND MINISTER OF STATE SWORN IN TODAY
LoveFM - ‎3/11/09‎
Both ministers expressed their gratitude to the prime Minister and to the people of Belize for allowing them the opportunity to serve in the respective ...

MARCEL CARDONA REACTS TO HIS REMOVAL FROM CABINET
LoveFM - ‎3/11/09‎
But Cardona maintains that he have always and will continue to work tirelessly for the people of Orange Walk East and Belize on a whole.

UWI LAW PROFESSORS PROMOTES THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE IN BELIZE
LoveFM - ‎3/11/09‎
Two professors from the Caribbean Law Institute Center at the University of the West Indies are in Belize to promote the Caribbean Court of Justice as the ...

3/10/2009

PM Dean Barrow Shuffles Marcel Cardona Out of Cabinet
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
In other political news of note, the Belize City Council will be sworn in tomorrow, and because of the series of scandals that plagues the last council, ...

PM Dean Barrow Shuffles Marcel Cardona Out of Cabinet
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
In other political news of note, the Belize City Council will be sworn in tomorrow, and because of the series of scandals that plagues the last council, ...

Disastrous Three Way Collision on Northern Highway
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police preliminary investigation is that the Toyota vehicle driven at the time by fifty one year old Dr. Julio Diaz, a radiologist at Belize Healthcare ...

PM Dean Barrow Comments on Grenade Attack on Customs Comptroller's ...
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
And while it is a police matter, the unprecedented attack is also a societal matter. The attack on the home of a senior public official is completely on ...

Belize Bank Team Reclaims La Ruta Maya Title
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
For the four days from March sixth to ninth, Belize’s best paddlers participated in the Ruta Maya River Challenge. The event is about history and nature but ...

Grenade Used in Attack on Comptroller's House was More Lethal
Channel 7 Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Peter Germain confirmed to us last week that the grenade was from a batch issued to British forces in Belize, what he didn’t tell us was the major ...

2009 SESSION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL OFFICIALLY OPEN
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
The court is also scheduled to hear appeals lodged by the Belize Bank and Telemedia respectively over the decisions of trial judges involving business tax ...

POLICE MAKES A NUMBER OF ARREST AND CHARGES FOLLOWING A WEEKEND OF ...
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
The spate of crimes in Belize City over the past week has prompted Eastern Division to once again call a press conference updating the media on several ...

BELIZE COALITION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
Two weeks ago representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat were in Belize conducting training on the development of a Belize Coalition of Service Providers. ...

PUBLIC SERVICE UNION DENOUNCES GRENADE ATTACK ON COMPTROLLER’S HOME
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
The PSU says the level of criminal activity demands a strong, deliberate and decisive response from the people of Belize, government and its many ...

EDUCATION TRUANCY UNIT RECEIVES NEW MOTORCYCLES
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
A handing ceremony over was held in at the Truancy Unit’s office at the University of Belize Education Campus in West Landivar. Manager of the Truancy Unit ...

PATIENTS SEEKS PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION
LoveFM - ‎3/10/09‎
Universal Healthcare Partners Limited has been providing the service to those in need through an agreement with the Government of Belize and the Belize ...


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