A weekly summary of last week’s news in Belize brought to you every Monday at belizedragonfly.com
March 21st: Fuel Prices Increasing
Despite an announcement by Prime Minister Dean Barrow during the 2011 – 2012 budget presentation that taxes would be waived on a single shipment of fuel, prices at the pump are now close to $12.
March 21st: Proposed Placencia Port
Belize Tourism Board continues to hold consultations about a proposed port in Placencia. A consulting company concluded that the government of Belize should not proceed with cruise tourism in the south.
March 22nd: Belize Coast Guard continues search for Cubans
Three Cubans went missing at sea Sunday morning while transporting a cargo of salt, and the Belize Coast Guard is still searching for them. According to the Coast Guard debris from the ship has been found but nothing else.
March 22nd: Oil Summit in Punta Gorda Town
SATIIM invited villagers, and NGO activists to an Oil summit in Punta Gorda town on March 8th and 9th. Debate about the potential negatives and positives ensue.
March 23rd: Facebook Pics make Front Page
Debate about scandalous Facebook pictures posted of the President of the Women’s Group of the People’s United Party.
March 23rd: Campaign to Encourage Reading Launched
Belize National Library Service has launched a national campaign to encourage reading in children at all levels.
March 24th: Debate on 2011 – 2012 Budget Starts
As the budget debate starts things quickly get dramatic.
March 24th: Copperbank, Corozal Child Molester Gets US Conviction
The man was never brought to justice in Belize for the molestation charge but was expelled to the United States by Guatemalan National Civil Police last month.
March 25th: Allegations of theft, arson, sexual assault and just pure malice at Mega Bingo
Finger pointing is in full force between former Mega Bingo employees and owner.