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The great debaters: Musa Barrow and Fonseca on 2012/2013 Budget

The Prime Minister read the 2012/2013 budget on June twenty-ninth. It has been called everything including austere, spartan, slim and disciplined. Today in parliament, elected representatives from the government and [...]

Economics Minister of National Security? Saldivar forgets crime

Minister of National Security John Saldivar, addressed the House following the Leader of the Opposition’s presentation. However, he did not mention the cost of anti-crime measures and the financial resources [...]

Budget not empty on education says Faber

The budget debate continues on Thursday. And while much has been said about the re-alignment of funds within the education budget, Minister of Education Patrick Faber announced during his presentation [...]

Cops award youths who did the right thing

A research is not needed to know for sure that many of the country’s murders are being committed by young people who should be part of the productive sector. The [...]

SUV owner wakes to burnt vehicle

And though there are those who do the right thing, there are plenty who are ready to commit offences.  On Tuesday night, police were called out on Kelly Street where [...]

Restaurant owner runs in fear and foils robbery

A robbery attempt at Suly’s Restaurant located near the Belize City Fire Station, was unsuccessful. But there was still an arrest and charge for the July fifth crime. Eighteen year [...]

Scholarships given in honor of late cyclist

The Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Foundation was established in February in honor of cyclist Ariel Rosado, who died in a traffic accident on May fourteenth, 2011. It was the brainchild [...]

Senator/Minister Joy Grant at SICA Summit

Senator Joy Grant, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology and Public Utilities, accompanied by Margaret Juan, of the Embassy of Belize in Guatemala and Richard Vinelli of the Embassy of Belize [...]

World Population Day; where is Belize in the count?

On July eleventh each year, issues affecting population and development take the global spotlight as countries observe World Population Day. This year the focus is on Universal Access to Reproductive [...]

Restore Belize looks to conflict mediation training

The increase in crime and violence has spilled from the streets to many homes across the old capital as well as in Cayo. The situation has overwhelmed and exhausted most [...]

He forgot to pay fine and busted again on marijuana charges

Police made an early morning bust at an apartment building on the corner of Baymen Avenue and Saint Joseph Street. Four persons, including two minors, were arrested and charged with [...]

Legalize it; official initiative to discuss small quantities of weed

While the Police Department and the Belize Defence Force have been doing their part to collect and destroy marijuana plantations in the country, burning an entire field may not be [...]