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Two tropical systems continue to threaten the Caribbean

August 21, 2017
MIAMI, USA -- An Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday found that the system still lacks a well-defined centre of circulation, and so far there is no indication of winds to tropical storm force.

Poets Corner: Unemancipated

August 11, 2017
Poets Corner: Unemancipated Emancipation begins in the womb It there self hate is sowed allowed to bloom Having sex with gangsters thug buffoon Under the influence that clogs the tubes Creating tombs Creating a loom Creating dead souls, spirits that inflated with hate like a balloon Women need to emancipate their womb...

Tropical Storm Franklin brings heavy rain to Belize and Mexico

August 9, 2017
Tropical Storm Franklin brings heavy rain to Belize and Mexico MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Franklin moved across the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday bringing heavy rain to northern Belize and area of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Letter: Voter re-registration in Belize

August 9, 2017
Letter: Voter re-registration in Belize For several months, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) has made the principled call for the much-needed voter re-registration to commence, with the most recent being made on 6th July 2017, via press release. The government of Belize continues to abuse its powers to not only breach the law but...

Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean

August 8, 2017
Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the northwest Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Franklin formed in the northwest Caribbean late Sunday night and is expected to strengthen some more before landfall. A hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for the coast of Mexico from...

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

August 7, 2017
Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the...

Belize central bank adopts SWIFT sanctions screening

August 2, 2017
Belize central bank adopts SWIFT sanctions screening NEW YORK, USA -- The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced on Tuesday that the Central Bank of Belize has adopted its sanctions screening solution to combat financial crime. The industry utility enables banks to take a proactive approach in building...

Public and private sectors discuss ways to ensure sustainable development in Belize

July 31, 2017
Public and private sectors discuss ways to ensure sustainable development in Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Top executives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) visited Belize last week to discuss with key government officials and representatives of the private sector ways of deepening their partnership and cooperation to ensure the country’s sustainable development.

Letter: Dialogue with UN advisory mission concerning the Belize-Guatemala referendum

July 27, 2017
Letter: Dialogue with UN advisory mission concerning the Belize-Guatemala referendum The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) takes this opportunity to thank the UNDP for affording the opportunity to dialogue with its UN Advisory Mission that is currently in country, concerning the upcoming referendum with Guatemala.  We welcome the inclusion of the UN in the process and respect the purview...

WestJet announces Calgary service to Belize

July 25, 2017
WestJet announces Calgary service to Belize CALGARY, Canada -- WestJet has announced new non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Belize, effective November 3, 2017. The service is part of the airline's seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18, which includes more flights from Calgary. "WestJet will increase service from Calgary by...

Commentary: The key to Garifuna unity? Garifuna identity

July 19, 2017
Commentary: The key to Garifuna unity? Garifuna identity In response to my latest article on the Summit Meetings and Garifuna Reunification, one of the readers sent me a message stating, “This was an timely reminder of this prestigious event. My hope that the Summit Meetings would have turned into a yearly event, because our fragmentation continues to...

Belize City to host Caribbean Peering Forum in 2018

July 17, 2017
Belize City to host Caribbean Peering Forum in 2018 PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Belize will host the fourth Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, known as CarPIF, on June 6 and 7, 2018. The 2018 meeting is expected to be the largest to date, according to organiser Bevil Wooding, an Internet strategist with Packet Clearing House and...

Poets Corner: Citizen Security

July 15, 2017
Poets Corner: Citizen Security I listen to Dianne and Nuri Talking about citizen security We have haters in Belmopan Not liking gangs taking the Quakers stand Not using violence on their fellow man They don't like the murder stats Di drop cause deh can't make money off that The mayhem give them profits Peace make dem have to dig...

Sports Commentary: Belize Football League in big trouble

July 13, 2017
Sports Commentary: Belize Football League in big trouble In all the years that I played football in my country of Belize and here in the United States, I have never seen a set of people who are dysfunctional like some of the officers who have managed the Belize Football League and are aspiring to run for office. What hurts me the most is that some of these individuals...

Letter: Response to Belizean Citizens Abroad

June 22, 2017
Letter: Response to Belizean Citizens Abroad I am pleased to announce that younger Belizeans in the United States are taking up the struggle to seek the rights for Belizean citizens abroad. However, I'm concerned about the ways and methods that are being used to get the two major political parties, namely, UDP and PUP to act on our behalf.

Poets Corner: Parallel System

June 13, 2017
Poets Corner: Parallel System This is not the matrix You are not Neo, it’s a trick Hollywood made up that shit You don’t have join the oracle To join the system to win the battle Like Shoman and Musa were sucked in and abandoned the struggle The system is fixed Puppeteered by the grand puppet master, some who do even know...

Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad

June 10, 2017
Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 set to begin in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Phase II of the international military exercise entitled Exercise Tradewinds 2017 will be conducted in Trinidad from June 13 – 17, 2017. Phase I is being held in Barbados from June 6 – 12, 2017. Tradewinds is a multi-national maritime security and disaster response...

Open letter to the prime minister of Belize

June 10, 2017
I invite you to consider leaving as a part of your legacy the pardoning of Nora Parham. It has been 54 years now and many articles have been published on the subject. All Prime Ministers before you have been asked for a pardon for Nora Parham and none of them have...

Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding

June 8, 2017
Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding GOSIER, Guadeloupe -- The second selection committee for the Interreg Caribbean Program 2014-2020 has made public the list of the 11 regional projects eligible for European funding. Many countries in the Caribbean will benefit from these projects, as follows: 1. TEECA: Set up a trade facilitation team and...

Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant

June 8, 2017
Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centres in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters, under the framework of the Smart Health Care Facilities Project, an initiative...

Commentary: A Garifuna from Dangriga becomes the new Catholic bishop for Belize

June 8, 2017
Commentary: A Garifuna from Dangriga becomes the new Catholic bishop for Belize I remember when I was a little boy growing up in Dangriga in the 60s my late mother Josephine Sampson used to take me to go and visit her cousin, the mother of our new Bishop Lawrence Nicasio, “Auntie Jane Lewis-Nicasio”, the daughter of “Granny C”. During those days we were all attending...

Belize national sworn in as CCJ judge

June 5, 2017
Belize national sworn in as CCJ judge BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Mr Justice Denys Arthur Barrow was sworn in as judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday at a ceremony in Belize City in his home country of Belize. Barrow, who was sworn in by Governor General Sir Colville Young, is the first citizen of Belize to be appointed to...

Letter: Belize PM called on to carry out full investigation into visa revocation

June 5, 2017
Letter: Belize PM called on to carry out full investigation into visa revocation Amid the ever-increasing scandals that continue to rock the government of Belize, the recent revocation of Minister Edmund Castro’s US visas, both diplomatic and otherwise, is yet another manifestation of the unbridled corruption that is par for the course in our nation’s governance. In keeping with our...

Poets Corner: Religious Politics

June 1, 2017
Poets Corner: Religious Politics PUP dah di Vatican Back then Holy Redeemer starred in education Catholicism is a country unto themselves not a religion When UDP deh een Anglicans All Saints will be the new alma mater For the elite’s sons and daughters Rebuilding the caste system all over 35 years of Catholic and Anglican...

CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries

May 31, 2017
CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Monday, May 22, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. It approved the following projects in The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis...

New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop

May 23, 2017
New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- An innovative trade initiative that is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The hub and spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union...

Poets Corner: Censorship!

May 23, 2017
Poets Corner: Censorship! They aim to silence the voices of hope Anyone who's vociferous and says nope To the raping and pillaging our the countries resource They’ve dragged Moses name through the courts They arrested Jihad for a roach Arrested Geovannie and Fitz on false report They labeled Audrey persona non grata...

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