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2020-2021 Sugar Cane Crop Season Commences…

The 2020-2021 sugar cane crop season commenced on Monday, December twenty-eighth, but, unlike previous years, it was without festivities and fanfare. There was, however, growing tension between cane farmers and [...]

…But Cane Delivery Drastically Decreased This Year

The cane supply for milling has been very slow, with farmers citing a range of reasons, including the poor state of feeder roads and some uncertainty over the start date. [...]

How to Predict Cane Price Estimates Accurately?

According to McLachlan, the fuss over cane price estimates would become a thing of the past if the Sugar Industry Management Information System, SIMIS, is implemented and used accordingly. He [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Remains Globally Competitive

A.S.R./B.S.I. is also monitoring the global market and the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. McLachlan says that B.S.I. has made continuous investments to ensure that the industry remains competitive [...]

Exploring Cannabis as a New Growth Industry

The great cannabis debate is once again at the forefront of public discourse, particularly following an announcement that the Ministry of New Growth Industries is partnering with a well-known American [...]

42 Cannabis Licenses Issued, Still No Manufacturing of Hemp Products

In speaking about Lavin’s background and expertise in the cannabis industry, Minister Musa points out that there is no specialist in the area of cannabis farming locally.  He says that [...]

Dangriga Man killed on Christmas Day

A Dangriga resident was shot and killed inside his home on Christmas Day. Police say they don’t know why Errol Gomez was gunned down nor do they know who did [...]

Kenyon Flores is Charged for Boxing Day Shooting of Shemar Kelly

A bold attempt was made on the life of twenty-year-old Shemar Kelly on Friday morning as he walked along Lakeview Street, in the direction of Vernon Street.  It is the [...]

Are the Four Missing Fishermen from Dangriga Still Alive?

Did a quartet of missing fishermen sink into a watery grave off the coast of Dangriga earlier this month when they went on a trip to Southern Long Caye?  Police [...]

Family of murdered man denies connection to missing fishermen

When we spoke with the family of Errol Gomez today, we asked them if they believed that his murder is connected to the disappearance of the four fishermen from Dangriga. [...]

Another Fisherman is Believed to be Lost at Sea

And another fisherman is reportedly missing, presumably out at sea.  Thirty-five-year-old Eric Swan, a resident of Orange Town, was last seen two Fridays ago, on December eighteenth here in Belize [...]

Garden City Cop Busted with Ganja Supply Near Sugar City

A thirty-five-year-old Police Constable has been charged for a drug-related offence after being busted on Christmas Eve with a quantity of marijuana stowed inside a suitcase.  P.C. Dion Bellini was [...]

13 COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported Since Friday

Thirteen persons were recorded among the growing list of casualties of COVID-19 since Friday and over the extended Christmas weekend. Five deaths were reported between Christmas Day and Sunday, along [...]

Seven New Commissioners for the P.U.C.

Attorney-at-law Dean Molina is the new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission. Today, the P.U.C. announced Molina’s appointment through a press release that cites his accomplishments as being a sole [...]

A Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Sarteneja

A fatal crash between two motorcycles in Sarteneja has claimed the life of Braulio Villamil.  According to police, he was riding a Meilun motorcycle when he collided into a Lifan [...]

Mother of Two Perishes in Christmas Day RTA

A mother of two is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Christmas night, as she walked with her kids along the Patchakan/Xaibe Road in the Corozal District.  Cecilia [...]

176 Persons Arrested for Quarantine Regulations Violations over Xmas Holiday

Over the long Christmas weekend, one hundred and seventy-six persons were arrested and charged for violating the quarantine regulations. Of that number, eighty-nine persons were arrested after they were caught [...]

Caye Caulker Businessman Says S.I. Needs Adjustment

Arceo says that the current Statutory Instrument is choking the businesses which rely on the tourism industry. He says that there is an urgent need for adjustment.   Eduardo Arceo, [...]