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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...

Letter: Belize is facing an unprecedented number of issues

May 22, 2017
Letter: Belize is facing an unprecedented number of issues Our nation is facing an unprecedented number of issues, which are the fruit of corruption and greed by those who were given the responsibility of ensuring our nation’s well-being. With the ever-increasing consciousness of the Belizean people, the powers that be shall go to virtually any length to ensure...

Caribbean courts need to be better prepared to judge cybercrimes, says Belize chief justice

May 16, 2017
Caribbean courts need to be better prepared to judge cybercrimes, says Belize chief justice BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Institutions worldwide are struggling to keep pace with the rapid development of computer-based technology. It is especially hard for courts, typically steeped in tradition and ponderously slow to change, to keep track of the sophisticated, rapidly evolving operations of modern...

Caribbean girls under cyber attack

May 15, 2017
Caribbean girls under cyber attack BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A cyberbullying victim’s parents have spoken out in Belize against the alarming practice of posting nude photos of young girls online. The couple sits facing away from the camera as they recount the episode that forever changed their daughter’s life. The father, slowly and...

Belize leads Caribbean race to cyber preparedness

May 13, 2017
Belize leads Caribbean race to cyber preparedness BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Scandalous Facebook pages carrying the name “Belizean Cheaters” sparked public uproar in the country, revealing sexually explicit details of adulterous affairs involving men, women and even children. The sleazy barrage also stoked nationwide concerns about cyber safety.

Commentary: All Garifuna must oppose the sale of Baliceaux

May 9, 2017
Commentary: All Garifuna must oppose the sale of Baliceaux Centuries before the Europeans and the British came to this part of the world our Garifuna people had their own nation by the name of “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines. We had a government that was headed by a paramount chief and other chiefs that had jurisdiction...

Caribbean banks see rise in cyber attacks

May 8, 2017
Caribbean banks see rise in cyber attacks BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Imagine doing a routine check on your bank account only to discover that an entire month’s worth of credit had been swiped from your card. The nightmare became reality for one elderly Belizean couple, who fell victim to identity theft. For Alejandro and Leandra Chulin, the story started...

Belize cyber security symposium raises awareness of region-wide problem

May 6, 2017
Belize cyber security symposium raises awareness of region-wide problem BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Large, well-funded and highly organized crime syndicates are behind many of the cybercrimes taking place in the Caribbean. And regional governments and security agencies are challenged to respond. “Today's cybercriminal is no longer just a computer geek looking to see...

United Garifuna Association tribute to Rupert Anderson

May 5, 2017
United Garifuna Association tribute to Rupert Anderson On Saturday 28th April 2017, I received a text that Rupert Anderson, better known as “Canalayte”, died in Florida. This news spoiled my whole Saturday. I knew that he was ailing for years now but did not expect my friend and former teammate with our “Ubafu” 1982 championship team to die so quickly.

Air Canada adds new routes to Belize and St Vincent

May 4, 2017
Air Canada adds new routes to Belize and St Vincent MONTREAL, Canada -- Air Canada announced on Wednesday the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of new routes for the winter season, including Toronto-Belize and Toronto-St. Vincent (subject to government approval). "Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global...

Letter: Congratulations BNTU on a successful convention

April 22, 2017
Letter: Congratulations BNTU on a successful convention The Belize Progressive Party (BPP), in keeping with its social-oriented moorings, takes this opportunity to congratulate the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) on hosting a successful convention, which saw the smooth transition of leadership. The BPP recognises the significant role embodied by...

Two Caribbean destinations in latest top 20 list of places to honeymoon

April 21, 2017
Two Caribbean destinations in latest top 20 list of places to honeymoon TORONTO, Canada -- To help newlyweds, and the engaged, better navigate the honeymoon destination market, Flight Network, the largest travel agency that is both owned and operated in Canada, has spent months researching and interviewing the best of the best to curate the ultimate list...

PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030

April 20, 2017
PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and...

Poets Corner: Strength of women in unions

April 18, 2017
Poets Corner: Strength of women in unions Everyone looks at the big elections But its small elections that builds traction One, one okra full basket Be on your mark get set Teechaz please no mek The UDP wi presidency teck Someone made a pronunciation Regarding the BNTU elections Political interference they will withdraw their participation...

Letter: Continued government of Belize mismanagement

April 13, 2017
Letter: Continued government of Belize mismanagement The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) decries the announcement by the government of Belize (GOB), which expressed the intent to provide “an honourarium” to teachers who did not take part in the October 2016 industrial action. Apart from the Barrow administration’s blatant attempt at union-busting...

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