November 21, 2019

960 Kilos of cocaine found on Mexican side 2 days after jet crash lands in Belize

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From NEWS5 Belize Earlier this week, a Gulfstream jet was found damaged and abandoned near the Blue Creek community at a feeder road. It had all the seats inside so the thinking was that it transported a drug king pin but not the drugs. Well today, Mexican newspapers are reporting the find of a significant […]

Belize: 4 foreigners remanded for drug plane landing

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By Rowland A. Parks From Amandala BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 12, 2019– On Sunday night, September 8, Belize’s national security apparatus swung into high gear as police and soldiers acted upon intelligence that a drug plane had left Venezuela and that it might be landing somewhere in the country. The resulting police operations resulted in […]

Concacaf Statement re – Football Federation of Belize

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The Football Federation of Belize has informed Concacaf that they will not be able to report for the Concacaf Nations League group stage match versus the Ligue de Football de la Guyane (French Guiana). The match was scheduled to take place today, Thursday, September 5 at the Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama, in Cayenne, French […]

Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize and Guyana qualify for 2020 CUW17

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MIAMI, Florida – Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize and Guyana have all punched tickets to the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship after finishing atop their respective groups in last week’s 2019 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifying. Matched with Saint Lucia, Bonaire and Anguilla in Group A, Honduras marched to a first-place finish with a 3W-0D-0L, 17GF-0GC record at […]

Belize farmers feeling the impact of prolonged drought

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From Jamaica Gleaner BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – The Ministry of Agriculture is conducting a survey to determine the extent of the drought situation in northern Belize where reports indicate that farmers could lose millions in lost crops. “It will take a little time because we are trying to do something detail based on the farming methods, […]

The good, bad and ugly sides to Caribbean cruises: excellent island-hopping, but what about the waste?

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By Tim Pile From South China Morning Post The good Cruising is the fastest-growing sector of the tourist industry and the Caribbean is the world’s most popular cruise destination. Two dozen lines ply West Indian waters during the peak months, from December to April. Vessels range from vast floating resorts equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities […]

Stay here for free!

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You Can Be the First To Stay on This Gorgeous Caribbean Private Island—For Free! By Marisa Spyker The luxury all-inclusive vacation rental—which normally goes for nearly $4,000 per night—is giving away a weeklong stay to one lucky winner (and seven luckier friends). If, as the 80s ditty says, heaven is indeed a place on earth, […]

Caribbean to experience drier than usual wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been warned that the rainfall over the next three months may be “drier than usual” in some islands resulting in a progressively increase in wild fires. The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) in its latest Caribbean Climate Outlooks released here Monday, said with weak […]

Former Caricom leaders release joint statement on Venezuela crisis

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From Antigua Observer (OBSERVER media reproduces a statement by five former Caricom prime ministers, namely P.J. Patterson of Jamaica, Said W. Musa of Belize, Owen Arthur of Barbados, Lester Bird of Antigua and Barbuda, and Kenny Anthony of St. Lucia, which was released on Friday, 22nd February). “We, former leaders of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries of Jamaica, […]

CDB increases disbursements by 20 percent in 2018

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) disbursed a record US$280 million in project funding to its borrowing member countries (BMCs) in 2018, a 20 percent increase compared with 2017. The bank disbursed US$233 million in 2017 and US$206 million in 2016. Speaking at CDB’s annual news conference, the bank’s […]