FCIB workers return to picket line

Time is winding down on the settlement of assets between CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and Heritage Bank of Belize Limited, and the workers of the former are yet to negotiate their exit packages as they will not be retained by the new owners. First Caribbean and the...

UBFSA, The Way Forward on 14 Percent Increase

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Association after being formally re-registered as a legally recognized body continue negotiations on a 14% salary increase. Earlier this month, executive of the UBFSA wrote to the President of the University requesting that he make...

COLA comments on national issues

The organization COLA also commented on a number of national issues during the course of their time on the street today. First are the Prime Minister’s statements concerning Jimmy Morales’ election as president of Guatemala and his stance on reclaiming Belize as...

BPP presents “Progressive Plan” for Belize

Don’t call it a manifesto. That word, especially around election time, is distrusted and often despised. Instead, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) has presented a series of progressive plans for Belize, addressing the gamut of key issues. The centerpiece of the social...

Our Lady of Guadalupe is Drug Free

As a part of the red ribbon week, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Highschool hosted its second annual anti drug campaign to sensitize students about the hazards of drugs. Evita Palma, head of the business department, is the coordinator of the drug awareness week for the students of...

Taxi man stabbed by co-worker

A man is today recovering from multiple stab wounds after he was attacked by an assailant wielding a knife like object. According to authorities, police responded to a scene on Krooman Road in Belize City yesterday sometime around 9:29 pm where they saw a dark complexion male...

Interdicted cop freed on assault charges

Police Constable Linsdale Blease, assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit but presently interdicted on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public, was set free after it was determined he did not have a case to answer. Court prosecutors had to...

Court sentences battered woman turned killer to eight years

Less possible time served and other factors, 57 year old Viola Pook, ho pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter of her common-law husband Orlando Vasquez on New Year’s Eve, 2007, will serve eight years’ imprisonment as ordered by Supreme Court Justice Adolph...

COROZAL RTA

A 52 year old man lost his life on the Phillip Goldson Highway when he was run over by an oncoming pickup truck. According to police reports, sometime around 5:45 pm yesterday, 36 year old Juanito Cowo of Corozal town was driving his ford pickup on the Phillip Goldson highway...

PUP accuses Chief Elections officer of election “rigging”

A letter from the PUP’s office, dated yesterday the 28 day of October and addressed to the Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai, was released to the media today. In that letter the PUP makes some very serious accusations. According to the letter, the PUP allege that they have...

Christians plan Intercessory Prayer march for Belize City

And in more Church related news, dancers and prayer warriors dressed in white are planning to march through the streets of Belize City tomorrow Saturday October 31. According to the organizers of the event, despite economic and social programmes, Belize is still a troubled nation...

Leader of Opposition Meets with Church Leaders

Leader of the Opposition People’s United Party, Francis Fonseca, met with Church leaders earlier this week.  The purpose of the meeting before next Wednesday’s general elections, was to discuss  various issues of concern including the state of the educational system and the moral...

Accused in stabbing of Jerome Locke charged

  22 year old Jerome Locke remains in a critical but stable condition after being stabbed in the chest last week, but police say they have caught the man alleged to have done it.  21 year old Ignatius Williams of Belize City appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon...

Caribbean Network Operators Group returns to Belize

Two years ago, the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CARIBNOG) made its first appearance in Belize at a time when Belize was just starting to break free from the shackles of slow Internet and a lack of awareness of the positives of technology. This week, they have returned, and...

Viola Pook on verge of freedom after most of sentence deducted

Having served nearly seven years in the Central Prison on a conviction of murder that was overturned by the Court of Appeal, Rancho Dolores housewife Viola Pook is expected to be out of jail within the next year. She was sentenced to eight years in prison after taking a plea of...
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