Following the Lord as Your Guide and Teacher

The verse of this week is taken from Psalm 143: 10 “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”  

Shooting and Robbery in Belmopan

Shortly after 10:00 am today the Belmopan quick response team was alerted to a robbery on Oriole Street in front of the Belmopan Comprehensive High School. According to police, the individual was apprehended within minutes.  Reports had it that police fired a several warning...

Puerto Azul Project Has No Official Government Backing as Yet

Last week, environmentalists raised alarm with regard to a proposal by Italian investors to completely transform the Northern Two Caye in the Lighthouse Reef range of cayes into an exclusive resort complete with airport runway and massive marina. These types of mega-projects are...

CEO in the Ministry of Trade Denies NCL Involvement

The Norwegian Cruise Lines project at Harvest Caye can be forgiven for looking like a sort of political grab-tub. Only a few days ago Minister of State Mark King ruthlessly juxtaposed the Government’s need to represent all Belizeans while taking care of their political...

Ministry of Agriculture Says it Supports Harmonyville

The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association (BGYEA) has been given a torrid time by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the buffer zone lining the George Price Highway in a corn-growing project.  In fact, it is under an injunction barring its trespass in the zone. But...

Leon Gentle Charged for Attack Against Vitalino Reyes Jr.

30 year old Leon Gentle, an employee of Cavetubing.com (Butts Up) and resident of Banak Street in Belize City, has been charged with dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm for the attack on fellow tour guide Vitalino Reyes, Jr. , 23 year old Vitalino Reyes, Jr. was beaten...

Green Tropics and Valley of Peace Farmers Working Out Solution

Two weeks ago results of tests conducted in Florida, U.S.A., on vegetable crops planted by farmers in Valley of Peace, Cayo District, said to be affected by herbicide spraying confirmed that indeed there was evidence of two herbicides, gyphsphate and metsulphuron-methyl, the...

Walkway Robberies on the Increase in Belmopan

Robberies on the walkways within the City of Belmopan are not unheard of. In fact, it is growing into a serious issue. Officer Commanding Belmopan Police Station Supt. Howell Gillette told us that he is aware of the growing concern and explains how he intends to deal with the...

KHMH Apologizes for Fetus Under Hospital Bed for Three Days

Over the past year, Belize’s Flagship Medical Institution, The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, has never quite left the public spotlight. Managing… or at least trying to cover “crisis after crisis”,  the Administration today issued another release,  an...

Seniority and Qualifications; Necessary for Promotion in the Ministry of Health?

There is still no resolution between the Pharmacy Association and the Ministry of Health over the creation of a post for a Minister’s daughter; that post being the Director of Drug Inspectorate. According to the Pharmacist Association, Danini Contreras superseded senior officials...

Still no definitive answer from Ministry of Health over transferred nurses

For more controversy in the Ministry of Health, we turn our attention to the Nurses Association. On the 22nd of May the Nurses Association of Belize sent a letter to the Ministry of Health in which they vented their frustration at the proposed country wide transfer of senior...

Working together to build Belizean exports

Recently it was reported that Belize’s exports are down about 6% across the board in comparison with this time last year. Especially affected are mainstays of the agriculture industry such as sugar, citrus and bananas, but other sectors were not spared. Small and micro...

Flowers Bank Hosts Creole Festival

On June 1, 1797, a vote that changed the course of Belizean history took place. An assembly of settlers was asked to vote on whether to evacuate the settlement against the advancing Spanish fleet sailing from Mexico, or stay and fight to preserve it.  The vote was 65 to 51 in...