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Central Bank Governor explains challenges with the existing Credit Union

As Central Bank Governor Kareem Michael indicated, one of the challenges that the financial system
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Embattled Punta Gorda Town Councilor Moses Cal Relinquishes Portfolio

Embattled Punta Gorda Town Councilor Moses Cal has resigned as Deputy Mayor. Cal has also
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Maya Center residents demand accountability and transparency from their water

Things got testy in the Stann Creek village of Maya Center this morning. The centre
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Central Bank Governor appoints administrator for St Francis Xavier Credit

 There’s a major development in the financial sector to report this evening. The Central Bank
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Central Bank Governor responds to concerns over phishing in the

Weeks ago, we reported on the phishing issue that was reported at Heritage Bank in
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Long-time PUP supporter and businessman, Yasin Shoman dies

Businessman, pilot, and long-time PUP supporter, Yasin Shoman has died. Shoman was born in November
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LOO Supports the Launch of a Commission of Inquiry into

 During the peaceful protest staged by the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA), the Leader
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Don’t Tax My Femininity Campaign Gains Major Success

Don’t tax my femininity!—That is the moniker given to the triumphant campaign that led to
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More infrastructure development investments in Valley of Peace, Cayo

The Resilient Rural Belize Program and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development have inked a memorandum
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PG Town Council donates to Hospital

The Punta Town Council donated much-needed items to the Punta Gorda Hospital. Senior Correspondent Paul
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GOB Announces the Launch of a Commission of Inquiry to

 The Government of Belize announced its decision to launch a Commission of Inquiry to modernize
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BSCFA Not Convinced the Ministerial Sub-Committee Will Be Much Help

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) Management Committee Chairman, Alfredo Ortega, also weighed in
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Veronica Hamze’s Mother Speaks Out

Thirty-one-year-old widow, Veronica Hamze, remains in Lebanon as she awaits the day she can finally
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Women in Belize Make Strides in Broadcasting

 Belize joins the rest of the world in celebrating Women’s History Month. This annual event
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Spanish Lookout Community Celebrates Sixty-Five Years in Belize

The Mennonite Community of Spanish Lookout in the Cayo District celebrated over six decades in
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Spanish Lookout Community Work to Maintain Open Communication with Guatemalan

The Mennonite community in Spanish Lookout, Cayo, is working in collaboration with the Organization of
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Half Moon Caye Monument gets facelift after Hurricane Lisa

The Half Moon Caye Natural Monument received significant damage thanks to Hurricane Lisa in November
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BDF Aims to Improve Mental Health of the Soldiers

 BDF Soldiers at Price Barracks in Ladyville will now have better access to mental health
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RACHEL, the teacher, changing lives of the prison’s inmates a

Inmates at the Belize Central Prison are getting a second chance at life. That’s thanks
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Public Service Minister says increments will be unfrozen in April

Public sector workers and teachers will soon see their increments unfrozen. According to the Minister
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at to Host Women’s Day Expo

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at will be hosting its second International Women’s Day celebration event. The
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Influential Women Remembered through Art in Belmopan

In commemoration of International Women’s Day yesteday, the Belmopan City Council decided to give back
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Raquel Art creates spaces for women artists

Women artists have some of their works on display at the Cayo Welcome Centre for
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Honey, the next big thing in the south: Training held

More than 40 beekeepers have participated in a training program in Toledo District. The idea
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Traveling Exhibition Launched for Let Belize Live

A ceremony to mark the launch of the traveling exhibition for “Let Belize Live” was
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A year before Municipal Elections: PUP Chairman says the party

Municipal elections are constitutionally due a year from now and as UDP Leader Shyne Barrow
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Prime Minister John Briceno says PG Town Councilor Moses Cal

Police have continued their investigations into a case of domestic violence in which a town
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Special Envoy for Women and Children Condemns Recent Acts of

The Special Envoy for the Development of Women and Children, Rossana Briceño, weighed in on
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Prime Minister Comments on Rodwell Ferguson

Last week, Transport Minister Rodwell Ferguson, in an interview, told Prime Minister John Briceno to
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Public Service Minister on Rodwell Ferguson

Also weighing in on the matter was the Minister of Public Service, Henry Charles Usher.
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Three Years After the Tragic BDF Helicopter Crash

Three years later many Belizeans still have questions surrounding the tragic helicopter crash that claimed
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BDF Continues to Investigate their Soldier’s Suicide

The case of Private Micah Miguel, the Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier, who died by
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Shyne says there’s space in his future administration for Patrick

Shifting now to politics: the United Democratic Party says that it’s creating its team of
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Are the broken fences being fixed in the UDP?

To have any success at the general elections, the UDP would have to resolve much
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Special Envoy Says Swifter Actions Should Have Been Taken Against

 The Ministry of Education continues to investigate the allegation of sexual misconduct that was brought
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GOB to Remove Tax on Feminine Products by April

In an effort to reduce the financial burden on families as the cost of living
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BDF Celebrates the Women in Military Service

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) hosted a luncheon in honor of International Women’s Day to
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SIB releases 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index

The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) this morning released its findings of its 2021 Multidimensional
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Who’s to be the next Chief Magistrate? Minister Usher says

We reported last month that Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser is retiring from the public service
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Good governance bills are coming, says Constitutional Reform Minister

Belize is soon to finalise the implementation of several good governance-related legislations. A number of
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LOO wants budget to focus on healthcare, education, and other

Prime Minister John Briceño will be presenting his budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year on
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UDP is keeping a close eye on redistricting exercise

Another issue the UDP Leader, Moses “Shyne” Barrow talked about candidly was the ongoing redistricting
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No Trouble Reported Down in Sarstoon Says BDF Commander

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) continues to monitor the activity of the Guatemalan Armed Forces
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BDF Goes Back to the Drawing Board for a New

The Belize Defense Force (BDF) will meet with the Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD)
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House Speaker Valerie Woods represents Belize at Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians

As part of global activities marking International Women’s day, Speaker of the House of Representatives,
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Indigenous women are being celebrated on Women’s Day too

Belize is joining the rest of the international community in celebrating Women’s Day today. Activities
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PUP Wants PUP Punta Gorda Town Councilor to Resign Amid

A Punta Gorda Town councilor is being investigated for physically assaulting a woman. It is
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BSCFA Protest in Belmopan Meets Counter-Protest

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) held a peaceful demonstration outside the National Assembly
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BSCFA Chairman Says Sugar Prices Do Not Need to Increase

Members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association (BSCFA) demand an intervention by the Government
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CSPCA Express Concern about the Future of their Memberships’ Livelihoods

The Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association (CSPCA) is but one of the four cane farming
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Florencio Marin Sr. Talks About His Tenure as Special Advisor

Former Belizean politician Florencio Marin Sr. completed his one-year term as special advisor to stakeholders
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UDP Leader says he believes in fair play for the

Also weighing in on the sugar debate is the Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne”
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Man Fatally Stabbed in San Pedro Town

Police have charged 32-year-old Alvaro Luis Tun with murder. Tun stands accused of fatally stabbing
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BEWU Demands Justice for the Murder of Brian Perez

Belize City police continue to investigate the cold-blooded murder of 38-year-old BEL Technician Brian Perez.
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Two Houses Destroyed in Lake I Fire

A fire on Sunday morning consumed two houses in the Lake Independence Area. The fire
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Taylor Alley’s Industrial Zone Destroyed By Fire

The Taylor Alley’s Industrial Zone received a blow to its operations over the weekend when
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Third Fire Reported in Belize City

This morning, fire fighters from Dolphin Street quickly responded to yet another fire, this time
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Lindsford Noe Cal Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Police in the Toledo District are investigating a traffic accident involving a motorcycle and a
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One Person Dies on Motorcycle Crash

A second person died over the weekend following a motorcycle crash. Оrlаndо Аlfоnѕо Меzа lost
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Slim Trim Like Guava Limb Paddles to Victory in La

Slim Trim Like Guava Limb is this year’s winner of the twenty-sixth Annual Belikin La
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Hopkins Fisherman Reported Missing

Twenty-four-year-old Marlon Martinez has been reported missing. The Hopkin Village fisherman was reported missing yesterday
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Man Shot in San Ignacio Town

Nineteen-year-old Alfredo Rash was shot on Sunday night while at home on his verandah. Police
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Lady’s House and Car Sprayed with Bullets

A woman in Ladyville was targeted by a shooter or shooters/. Thirty-three-year-old Tiffany Anderson reported
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PLANTS Launched in Punta Gorda

A ceremony marking the official launch of PLANTS was held in Punta Gorda Town. Senior
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Norman Usher Gets UDP Nomination for Dangriga Constituency

The United Democratic Party held a contested convention on Sunday in the Dangriga Constituency. Norman
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The Great Escape

Belizean writer and author, Gianni Martinez has released her newest children’s publication. The new work
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Minister Ferguson Denies Allegations of Corruption

Minister Rodwell Ferguson continues to vehemently deny allegations made against him of purchasing over two
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Minister Ferguson Says His Letter to CEO Leal Is Simply

Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, also addressed the letter he wrote to his Ministry’s CEO,
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BSI/ASR explains why they call for an increase in sugar

We’ve continued to follow the discussion on the proposal to increase the prices of brown
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How can BSI/ASR convince the public to be onboard with

 As we told you, the two cane-farming associations of Corozal District have proposed a jump
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Is the BSCFA trying to pit BSI against the Government

In 2014, BSI/ASR asked for an increase in sugar sold in the local market. Nine
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BSI/ASR’s Finance Director says a Commission of Inquiry won’t solve

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has called on the Prime Minister to empanel a
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Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign MinistersVisits Belize

Russia’s war against Ukraine continues. Exactly one year ago on February 24, at around 5
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Getting Grains out of Ukraine and into the LATAM Region

The conflict in Ukraine has had significant regional and global implications, including strained relations between
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Correcting an Injustice

The Freetown constituency will have a new park, a permanent home for its local preschool,
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Claims of Sexual Abuse at Primary School

A teacher of an Anglican school in Belmopan is speaking out against what she describes
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Park ranger loses his life in an incident in Payne’s

Tonight, the family and friends of Norman Andrew Williams are mourning his passing. Williams, a
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BEL Technician and his family attacked on Gill Street

Police are looking for the two people responsible for last night’s attack in which a
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Women’s Sanitary Products Will be Tax-Free Items Due to GOB’s

The Government of Belize has removed the General Sales Tax (GST) from women’s sanitary products
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Belize Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural,
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Mexican Sports Scholarships Will Be Available to Belizeans

The Minister of Youth, Sports, and Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, recently returned from a trip to
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Indigenous women continue to rise to the challenges of a

The roles of women everywhere are changing – and Belize’s efforts to be part of
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Police probe armed hold up in Cayo

A gas station attendant was held up at gunpoint while at work yesterday afternoon. 22-year-old
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Tribunal established to review DOE’s decision on Waterloo Project

The Ministry of Sustainable Development has announced that it has established a tribunal to review
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Minister of Transport Says Bus Runs Need to Be Properly

Challenges in Belize’s bus industry are still ongoing. The Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, has
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Lack of ADO Buses Coming to Belize Affects Tourism

Another topic of discussion in the meetings of this trip was transportation. When the Covid-19
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San Estevan, OW gets Digital Connect Centre

 San Estevan Village in the Orange Walk District will have yet another gateway to the
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DYS Empowers and Encourages Youth through Recognition

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) recently held its annual Youth Awards ceremony, celebrating the
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Cabinet addresses high cost of living and healthy eating in

 Cabinet met earlier this and examined several issues, one of which is the cost of
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GOB Meets with JUNT to Negotiate Longstanding Matters

The Joint Union Negotiating Team (JUNT) met with the Government of Belize to discuss the
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Pension Reform to Come in Phases

Another major topic of discussion in today’s meeting is the pension reform exercise that GOB
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APSSM President to change; Sharon Fraser commits to a smooth

Yesterday, we told you that President of the Association of Public Service Senior Managers (APSSM)
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Minister Ferguson responds to chilly AC allegations

The Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson has taken to social media to respond to criticisms
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CBA for the BNTU to be Formulated

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) hopes to finally sign a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
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BSI called for an increase in brown sugar in February;

In February, BSI/ASR also wrote the Prime Minister asking for an increase in the price
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One Man Left Injured After Road Traffic Incident Out West

Turning now to other news this evening: The family of a road traffic incident victim,
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An arrest is expected by the end of the week

Police say that they are soon to make an arrest in the murder of Frank
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Police Commish holding his future plans close to the chest

In previous interviews, Police Commissioner Chester Williams has indicated that he does not intend to
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Teachers and Students at Julian Cho Technical High School Want

Teachers and students at Julian Cho Technical High School in Punta Gorda staged a small
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Schools Around Belize Still In Need of Post-Lisa Repairs

Many schools in the Belize District continue to reel from the effects of Hurricane Lisa.
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