Squatters beg not to be removed from Lake I

For several weeks now a group of residents in the west Lake Independence division, in the vicinity of the Chetumal Street/Lake Independence Boulevard project, has been in battle with private landowners who claim title to tracts of property in the area. Already several families...

Belize’s reef health moves from “poor” to “fair”

Every two years, regional scientists release a “report card” reviewing the health of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which covers the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, extending down all Belize’s coast to Guatemala and Honduras. Belize has not attained the best...

Political parties: Endorsements vs conventions

The People’s United Party has been making a lot of changes recently to their ranks, the last of which was the endorsement of Major Lloyd Jones as the Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North. Just as with the UDP, there have been more endorsements within the PUP of late.,...

Millions in grants to disabled persons

On Friday March 7th , 2014, the Government presented the Estimates of Revenue and expenditure for the fiscal year 2014 2015. It is a 475 page legal size document, detailing the amounts spent and amounts projected to be spent from 2012/2013 to 2015/2016. A section of that report...

Santander working with Labour department

Santander, a Guatemalan owned sugarcane company, boasts that it employs an estimated 600 Belizeans, making up 80% of its work force. In addition to that, Santander has recently been advertising its apprenticeship program encouraging Belizeans to apply and learn firsthand from the...

Third World youth camp seeks assistance

Former semi-professional footballer Deon Flowers has been the mastermind of the Third World Youth Program based in Lake Independence for the past 16 years. But for much of that time, according to him, it has been a struggle obtaining financial assistance to keep the program...

Belize Sagicore Champions Needs Your Help

The biennial Sagicore Visionaries Challenge kicked off in Belize on December 3rd 2014, where High schools from all across the country competed for the National Sagicore title. Returning Champions Bishop Martin High School won the challenge this time around with their project...

Flying bullets injure two men and graze a woman

Two men were shot and a woman grazed by bullets in Belize City yesterday. 32-year-old Mykelt Tony Anthony of Belize City was shot to the back and right leg and 30-year-old Morrison Cardinal Felix of Belize City was shot to the left foot while Rhonda Burgess was grazed y one of...

Men charged for Ladvville assault and attempted robbery

Two men from the Ladyville area appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith on charges of attempted robbery.  28 year old Roger Hilton is accused of wounding and assault while 32 year old Steve Arnold was charged with common assault. Ian Holland reported to police that on...

British Soldier with Belizean heritage charged for rape

A British soldier with Belizean heritage has been accused of raping two women and sexually assaulting another.  28 year old Lance Corporal Lee Busano, is based at Weeton Army Barracks in Lancashire , England and is a physical training inspector . The first victim, a 29 year old...

Political wrangling; Belize Rural North

Retired Mager Lloyd Jones  was introduced last week as PUP’s standard bearer for the Belize Rural North Constituency. Well on Friday last week we received an email from an anonymous email address, claiming to be speaking on behalf of the PUP supporters of Belize Rural...