Belize

Court rules Destra ruptured Belize man's bladder during stage performance; orders artiste to pay over TT$50,000

A court in Belize has ordered that soca artiste Destra Garcia pay around BZD$16,577 (TT$56,113) after the court found that she personally injured a man while gyrating on him at a concert September 2015.

Fernando Oliva filed a civil claim against Destra, claiming that Destra jumped on him, and ruptured his bladder as she performed at "The Carnival Overload" concert.

Oliva claimed he was called on stage to dance with Destra.

A video shows him lying ground.

The court was told that Destra then said, "If you's bad boy, I will treat you bad! Treat him bad?"

PM to attend Caricom meeting in Belize

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will attend  the 27th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government which will be held in Belize from February 16th -17th, 2016.

Minister of Communications Maxie Cuffie made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

Dr Rowley will travel to Belize on February 15th 2016 with a delegation of ten others. 

Those members are:

Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses- Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Minister in the Ministry of National Security