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Harvey could still threaten Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Weather forecasts indicate that the remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to track west-northwestward through the Caribbean Sea and eventually into the Bay of Campeche where a regeneration of the system could o
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Harvey could still threaten Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Weather forecasts indicate that the remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to track west-northwestward through the Caribbean Sea and eventually into the Bay of Campeche where a regeneration of the system could occur this week. Hostile winds above broke Harvey apart on Saturday, […]

Man shot by Customs officer dies

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Dwane Almendarez, 30, a resident of Union Town, Orange Walk, who was shot by Customs Department personnel on Tuesday, has died. Almendarez died early Saturday morning, after holding on for four days. A joint team of Belize
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Man shot by Customs officer dies

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Dwane Almendarez, 30, a resident of Union Town, Orange Walk, who was shot by Customs Department personnel on Tuesday, has died. Almendarez died early Saturday morning, after holding on for four days. A joint team of Belize Defense Force and Customs officers had searched a […]

Harvey dissipates; meteorologists still cautious

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Tropical Storm Harvey has lost its strength and has been downgraded to a tropical wave; however, authorities are still monitoring its remains, as meteorologists suspect it can regain strength. As of this morning, the remnan
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Harvey dissipates; meteorologists still cautious

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Tropical Storm Harvey has lost its strength and has been downgraded to a tropical wave; however, authorities are still monitoring its remains, as meteorologists suspect it can regain strength. As of this morning, the remnants of Harvey was centered near 14.3N and 71.8W or about […]

Rotaract and Westrac support education at Ebenezer Methodist school

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, the Rotaract Club of Belize City and Westrac Limited, assisted 150 students from Ebenezer Methodist School today with school bags containing school supplies. Representatives from the Rotaract and Westrac met with stu
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Rotaract and Westrac support education at Ebenezer Methodist school

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, the Rotaract Club of Belize City and Westrac Limited, assisted 150 students from Ebenezer Methodist School today with school bags containing school supplies. Representatives from the Rotaract and Westrac met with students, parents and the staff of EMS at 10 a.m., to hand over […]

NEMO on alert for Tropical Storm Harvey

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) says it is on alert, given the pending Tropical Storm Harvey, but has not activated. The latest advisory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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NEMO on alert for Tropical Storm Harvey

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) says it is on alert, given the pending Tropical Storm Harvey, but has not activated. The latest advisory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which was issued this morning, warns that Harvey is moving toward the west […]

New Bills passed during House Meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the House of Representatives special sitting on Friday, town councils now have more autonomy when it comes to raising funds for Capital Projects; and the Government of Belize has placed a moratorium on offshore oi
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New Bills passed during House Meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the House of Representatives special sitting on Friday, town councils now have more autonomy when it comes to raising funds for Capital Projects; and the Government of Belize has placed a moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize. The town councils have been empowered […]

NEAB makes statement on marijuana decriminalization

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Evangelical Association of Belize, on Friday, spoke out against the Government of Belize’s decision to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana. NEAB said that it is convinced the move is an incremental step towar
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NEAB makes statement on marijuana decriminalization

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Evangelical Association of Belize, on Friday, spoke out against the Government of Belize’s decision to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana. NEAB said that it is convinced the move is an incremental step towards full legalization of marijuana in Belize. The organization, which says […]

Bail for Castro and friends

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Jafari Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, is out on bail this week, after being formally charged and arraigned on a single count of harm against Kevin Brown. Police charged Castro, 21, jointly with James Young
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Bail for Castro and friends

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Jafari Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, is out on bail this week, after being formally charged and arraigned on a single count of harm against Kevin Brown. Police charged Castro, 21, jointly with James Young, 19, and Gilbert Franklin, 21. All three men […]

Gas prices go up again

By Benjamin Flowers This week, gas prices had its tenth price adjustment since the start of 2017, with both Regular and Diesel fuels seeing increases. The increase took effect at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, sending Regular fuel up by 51 cents, from $9.70 a gallo
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Gas prices go up again

By Benjamin Flowers This week, gas prices had its tenth price adjustment since the start of 2017, with both Regular and Diesel fuels seeing increases. The increase took effect at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, sending Regular fuel up by 51 cents, from $9.70 a gallon to $10.21. Diesel went up […]

Diabetes could be better control with new medical inventions

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The invention of artificial pancreas device system, coupled with a digital contact lens, patented by Google, that can measure blood glucose levels from tears may be two inventions that can help to better control diabetes. The w
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Diabetes could be better control with new medical inventions

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The invention of artificial pancreas device system, coupled with a digital contact lens, patented by Google, that can measure blood glucose levels from tears may be two inventions that can help to better control diabetes. The world’s first artificial pancreas has been proven to monitor […]

Taiwan makes contribution to health

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Republic of China (Taiwan) this week gave the Ministry of Health US$ 221,850 for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure project. The donation on Monday at the Corozal Community Hospital is the first disbursemen
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Taiwan makes contribution to health

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Republic of China (Taiwan) this week gave the Ministry of Health US$ 221,850 for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure project. The donation on Monday at the Corozal Community Hospital is the first disbursement for the project. Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, H.E. […]

The BSCAP back and forth

By Benjamin Flowers The ongoing conflict between the Belizean Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (BSCAP) and former Chief Executive Officer Moses Shyne Barrow, continued this week, with both parties taking their side of the story to the media. Barro
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The BSCAP back and forth

By Benjamin Flowers The ongoing conflict between the Belizean Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (BSCAP) and former Chief Executive Officer Moses Shyne Barrow, continued this week, with both parties taking their side of the story to the media. Barrow had resigned from BSCAP last week, claiming that the former […]

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill going to House

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter After five years of consideration, the Government of Belize is preparing to take the first step in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Authorities have confirmed that the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2017, which wi
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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill going to House

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter After five years of consideration, the Government of Belize is preparing to take the first step in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Authorities have confirmed that the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2017, which will decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana among […]

Belizean makes groundbreaking scientific discovery on hair loss

A hometown girl is making great strides in the global scientific community, having been featured in the journal Nature Cell Biology for groundbreaking new research with the potential for developing new treatment for hair loss and baldness. Aimee Flores, the a
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Belizean makes groundbreaking scientific discovery on hair loss

A hometown girl is making great strides in the global scientific community, having been featured in the journal Nature Cell Biology for groundbreaking new research with the potential for developing new treatment for hair loss and baldness. Aimee Flores, the author of the benchmark study is a Belizean student completing […]

Tropical Storm Harvey treks towards Belize

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belizeans may be in for a real threat from Tropical Storm Harvey, which formed over the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday afternoon. The projected path of the storm puts it directly over Belize by Tuesday of next week, if it continu
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Tropical Storm Harvey treks towards Belize

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belizeans may be in for a real threat from Tropical Storm Harvey, which formed over the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday afternoon. The projected path of the storm puts it directly over Belize by Tuesday of next week, if it continues on the westward track that […]

San Pedro tour guide shot and killed

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter San Pedro police are investigating a case of murder after tour guide Scott Charles was shot on the island on Wednesday night and died on Thursday afternoon. Charles, 24, was at his home in the Bayside area of San Pedro o
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San Pedro tour guide shot and killed

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter San Pedro police are investigating a case of murder after tour guide Scott Charles was shot on the island on Wednesday night and died on Thursday afternoon. Charles, 24, was at his home in the Bayside area of San Pedro on Wednesday night when someone […]

Accident leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A traffic accident on Sunday morning has left three persons injured. The incident happened at around 10:30 when Azel August, 19, of Santa Elena town was driving a Pontiac SUV on the Loma Luz Boulevard in the direction from Hon
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Accident leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A traffic accident on Sunday morning has left three persons injured. The incident happened at around 10:30 when Azel August, 19, of Santa Elena town was driving a Pontiac SUV on the Loma Luz Boulevard in the direction from Hon Rene Montero Bridge towards the […]

Woman raped; suspect caught

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A woman was reportedly raped on Saturday in the Stann Creek district. Maria Teul, 19, reported to police that sometime around 4:30 p.m., she got a ride on a motorcycle with a man she did not know. She said the lift was suppose
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Woman raped; suspect caught

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A woman was reportedly raped on Saturday in the Stann Creek district. Maria Teul, 19, reported to police that sometime around 4:30 p.m., she got a ride on a motorcycle with a man she did not know. She said the lift was supposed to from […]

Shooting leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Three persons are recovering from gunshot injuries they suffered in San Pedro on Saturday night. Police say that shortly after 9:00 p.m., they learned of a shooting and went to the San Pedro poly clinic where they saw Jaheem 
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Shooting leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Three persons are recovering from gunshot injuries they suffered in San Pedro on Saturday night. Police say that shortly after 9:00 p.m., they learned of a shooting and went to the San Pedro poly clinic where they saw Jaheem Martinez, 9, with a gunshot wound to his […]

Man critical following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Juan Chavin, 57, a resident of St Matthew’s village is in a critical condition following a traffic accident on the George Price highway. Chavin was ridimg a bicycle between miles 37 and 38 on Thursday night when he was st
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Man critical following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Juan Chavin, 57, a resident of St Matthew’s village is in a critical condition following a traffic accident on the George Price highway. Chavin was ridimg a bicycle between miles 37 and 38 on Thursday night when he was struck from behind, leaving him with […]

Two police officers charged with ‘extortion’

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two police officers assigned to the Punta Gorda police station have been arrested and charged with ‘extortion’ against a high school principal. The charge against WPC Jenny Tanner and PC Arden Jones follows an incid
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Two police officers charged with ‘extortion’

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two police officers assigned to the Punta Gorda police station have been arrested and charged with ‘extortion’ against a high school principal. The charge against WPC Jenny Tanner and PC Arden Jones follows an incident on Tuesday when a vehicle was intercepted at a checkpoint […]

Fatal hit and run on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant A man was knocked down and killed on the George Price Highway early Saturday morning. The incident happened at around 1:00 a.m., near Cotton Tree village and claimed the life of Oscar Cermenio. Police say Cermenio was still alive whe
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Fatal hit and run on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant A man was knocked down and killed on the George Price Highway early Saturday morning. The incident happened at around 1:00 a.m., near Cotton Tree village and claimed the life of Oscar Cermenio. Police say Cermenio was still alive when they found him with broken legs, […]

Toddler perishes in fire

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 21-month-old baby boy burnt to death in a fire on Sunday night in Belize City. The tragedy unfolded shortly after 9:00 when a wooden house at #32 Santa Barbara Street caught on fire, burning the toddler, Tyreik Roberts, who w
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Toddler perishes in fire

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 21-month-old baby boy burnt to death in a fire on Sunday night in Belize City. The tragedy unfolded shortly after 9:00 when a wooden house at #32 Santa Barbara Street caught on fire, burning the toddler, Tyreik Roberts, who was locked inside while his […]

Police constable, minor and associates busted smuggling stolen Guatemalan gun

By Michelle Sutherland A Police Constable attached to Precinct Two in Belize City is facing criminal and disciplinary charges after he and three other people including a minor, were busted smuggling a stolen Guatemalan firearm with three magazines on Monday n
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Police constable, minor and associates busted smuggling stolen Guatemalan gun

By Michelle Sutherland A Police Constable attached to Precinct Two in Belize City is facing criminal and disciplinary charges after he and three other people including a minor, were busted smuggling a stolen Guatemalan firearm with three magazines on Monday night in Ontario village, Cayo. On August 7, the Mobile […]

Galen student knocked down and killed after alighting bus

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Alma Flowers, 21, a student of Galen University lost her life on Sunday night when a vehicle knocked her down just after she had alighted a bus and was crossing the Philip Goldson highway en route to her house. The incident hap
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Galen student knocked down and killed after alighting bus

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Alma Flowers, 21, a student of Galen University lost her life on Sunday night when a vehicle knocked her down just after she had alighted a bus and was crossing the Philip Goldson highway en route to her house. The incident happened just after 7:30 […]

Guatemalan farmer found dead in southern Belize

By Michelle Sutherland The badly decomposed body of a Guatemalan farmer was discovered with multiple cut wounds laying beside the Davids Falls road in Alta Vista village, Stann Creek early Tuesday morning. Dangriga police confirmed that 49-year-old Cesar Augu
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Guatemalan farmer found dead in southern Belize

By Michelle Sutherland The badly decomposed body of a Guatemalan farmer was discovered with multiple cut wounds laying beside the Davids Falls road in Alta Vista village, Stann Creek early Tuesday morning. Dangriga police confirmed that 49-year-old Cesar August Monroy was discovered laying on the left hand side of the […]

BTIA calls for repeal of departure tax amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Following Tropic Air’s cancellation of three flight schedules due to departure tax increases, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is calling on the Government of Belize to repeal the amendment which gave rise t
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BTIA calls for repeal of departure tax amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Following Tropic Air’s cancellation of three flight schedules due to departure tax increases, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is calling on the Government of Belize to repeal the amendment which gave rise to that increase. The BTIA said on Thursday that the government must […]

Belize dodges an economic bullet

By Benjamin Flowers Belize was spared a huge economic disaster this week, when Tropical Storm Franklin passed the country without causing any damage. While Franklin was a relatively weak storm, Belize is counting on an incident free hurricane season for the s
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Belize dodges an economic bullet

By Benjamin Flowers Belize was spared a huge economic disaster this week, when Tropical Storm Franklin passed the country without causing any damage. While Franklin was a relatively weak storm, Belize is counting on an incident free hurricane season for the sake of the recovering agricultural industry and for the […]

SATIIM launches Maya Lands Registry

By Benjamin Flowers To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) launched a Maya Lands Registry. SATIIM, in collaboration with the
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SATIIM launches Maya Lands Registry

By Benjamin Flowers To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) launched a Maya Lands Registry. SATIIM, in collaboration with the villagers of Crique Sarco developed a Mayan model that identified traditional territorial […]

Franklin moves northeast of Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin has taken a slight shift north of the track it had kept since Sunday, threatening to directly hit just north of Chetumal, Mexico in the next few hours. The storm is likely to strengthen to a hurricane b
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Franklin moves northeast of Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin has taken a slight shift north of the track it had kept since Sunday, threatening to directly hit just north of Chetumal, Mexico in the next few hours. The storm is likely to strengthen to a hurricane by the time it makes […]

Franklin packing winds of 60mph

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has informed that Tropical Storm Franklin is now packing maximum sustained winds of 60mph, and is located near 17.7 North Latitude and 85.1W West Longitude or about 205 mile
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Franklin packing winds of 60mph

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has informed that Tropical Storm Franklin is now packing maximum sustained winds of 60mph, and is located near 17.7 North Latitude and 85.1W West Longitude or about 205 miles East of Belize City, and 165 miles north east of […]

Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become a hurricane before landfall tonight

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane before it makes landfall tonight anywhere between northern Belize and the Quintana Roo area of Mexico. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEM
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Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become a hurricane before landfall tonight

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane before it makes landfall tonight anywhere between northern Belize and the Quintana Roo area of Mexico. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has issued a Tropical Storm warning from Belize City to the Corozal […]

Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as it inches closer towards the Yucatan peninsula, threatening northern Belize. Franklin is located about 100 miles north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua
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Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as it inches closer towards the Yucatan peninsula, threatening northern Belize. Franklin is located about 100 miles north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border. It packs winds of up to 40mph and is […]

NEMO activates operation centres in light of approaching storm

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The National Emergency Management Organizations says its operations centers (EOC’s) have been convening countrywide since this morning, in light of the threat from the tropical system approaching our area. NEMO says that Emer
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NEMO activates operation centres in light of approaching storm

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The National Emergency Management Organizations says its operations centers (EOC’s) have been convening countrywide since this morning, in light of the threat from the tropical system approaching our area. NEMO says that Emergency Operations Centers have met in every region of the country to assess […]

Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday. The National Emergency Management Organiza
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Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in its latest advisory this evening, said people should […]

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