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Governor of the Central Bank Ousted

Shock waves went through the Central Bank of Belize this evening when staff received an email from their Governor, Gustavo Manuel Vasquez telling them his appointment had been terminated by [...]

Medardo and Lawrence Canelo are Murdered in Peini

Forty-six-year-old Medardo Canelo and his nephew, thirty-three-year-old Lawrence Canelo were shot and killed inside their place of business in Punta Gorda last night.  The double murder took place during curfew [...]

PG Murder During Curfew

The double homicide in Punta Gorda last night occurred during curfew hours and, despite the fact that both victims were at home, police are revisiting their strategy to further enforce [...]

Robbery at Northern Fishermen Coop; Was It an Inside Job?

As we reported last night, a security guard from the Northern Fishermen Cooperative in Belize City was robbed of twenty-five thousand dollars in cash on Thursday evening. Linsberg Diaz told [...]

Billy White Man Drowns Trying to Save Girl

There’s a tragic story from the West as a young man being hailed as a hero drowned.  Witnesses say David Klassen was trying to save a child in the river [...]

Body Recovered in Billy White is Believed to be David Klassen

This afternoon, the Belize Police Department confirmed the recovery of a body from the Belize River believed to be that of twenty-eight-year-old David Klassen.  According to Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood, [...]

Attorney Audrey Matura Comments on Possible Mandatory Vaccination

The most recent Cabinet briefing indicated that the Prime Minister and his cabinet ministers are exploring the possibility of imposing mandatory COVID vaccinations or to require vaccination passes for people [...]

Matura on the Other Side of the Argument

But there are some who feel they have a legitimate argument to challenge the Government in a court of law over the measure.  Matura says their argument might not be [...]

Matura Says Decades of Corruption Have Sown Deep Distrust of Government

Matura is of the view that Belizeans have not latched onto the notion of taking the vaccine because people simply have lost trust in our political leaders over time.   [...]

Spanish Lookout Businesses Still not Adhering to Mask Mandate

On Thursday, the Commissioner of Police lamented the number of communities he has visited recently where people are flouting mask regulations and police are looking the other way. He mentioned [...]

Hotter Days, More Intense Storms, Floods; It’s Your Fault

Hot days, dry weather and even floods – these extreme changes in the weather that are being experienced and affecting all sectors are caused by you. You heard right. An [...]

Y.W.C.A. and S.S.B. Team Up for Life Skills Course

The Young Women’s Christian Association has been around for decades, improving the lives of Belizean women and children through training in courses that promise to bring about economic growth. And [...]

Belize and Guatemala Talk Trade

A meeting of the Administrative Commission under the Partial Scope Agreement between the Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala ended today. The two-day sessions at [...]

A Need for Curriculum Reform in the Education System

Time is a limited resource for teachers and students and the issue of having too much content crammed into a curriculum affects their ability to learn qualitatively.  While it is [...]

PAHO Director Appeals to Caribbean Residents to Get Vaccinated

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Doctor Carissa Etienne, has expressed concern about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Caribbean countries. Speaking at her weekly media briefing, Doctor Etienne, who [...]

Belizean Cyclists Take Podium in Caribbean Championship

Earlier this week we reported that four cyclists would not be representing Belize in the Dominican Republic after testing positive for COVID-19. But the rest of the delegation did make [...]