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Elections and Boundaries Department notifies public servants about proxy vote for upcoming municipals

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor It is less than a month before the municipal elections, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is encouraging public officers who wish to apply to vote by proxy to submit their applications in time. The department informs
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Elections and Boundaries Department notifies public servants about proxy vote for upcoming municipals

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor It is less than a month before the municipal elections, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is encouraging public officers who wish to apply to vote by proxy to submit their applications in time. The department informs, however, that in accordance with the regulations that […]

Taxi driver goes missing after leaving home on chartered job

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A taxi driver from Belize City is missing after he reportedly left his base to do a chartered job in Ladyville. Reliable reports indicate that Emilio Perez, 43, of Allan Pitts Crescent, Port Loyola area left the Public’s
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Taxi driver goes missing after leaving home on chartered job

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A taxi driver from Belize City is missing after he reportedly left his base to do a chartered job in Ladyville. Reliable reports indicate that Emilio Perez, 43, of Allan Pitts Crescent, Port Loyola area left the Public’s Supermarket on the Central American Boulevard to […]

Tourist raped in her sleep

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have detained a man pending a charge of rape upon a tourist. Police say the American tourist, a 25 year-old woman, went to the San Pedro police station om Thursday afternoon and reported that sometime around 4:30 on Wedn
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Tourist raped in her sleep

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have detained a man pending a charge of rape upon a tourist. Police say the American tourist, a 25 year-old woman, went to the San Pedro police station om Thursday afternoon and reported that sometime around 4:30 on Wednesday morning she was asleep and […]

Another earthquake rocks Mexico

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Another earthquake has rocked Mexico. The magnitude 7.2 temblor jolted southeastern Mexico this evening, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, according to the US Geological Survey. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca repo
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Another earthquake rocks Mexico

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Another earthquake has rocked Mexico. The magnitude 7.2 temblor jolted southeastern Mexico this evening, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, according to the US Geological Survey. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life”. In Mexico […]

Policeman penalized for losing firearm

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have penalized one of their own for losing the firearm assigned to him and then making up a story about how he lost it. Police have not named the policeman or given his rank, but state that he reported that the firearm w
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Policeman penalized for losing firearm

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have penalized one of their own for losing the firearm assigned to him and then making up a story about how he lost it. Police have not named the policeman or given his rank, but state that he reported that the firearm was reported […]

CDB opens $40 million credit line to DFC

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) can continue to lend money on affordable terms through a US $40 million line of credit being made available by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB stated, on Monday, that i
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CDB opens $40 million credit line to DFC

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) can continue to lend money on affordable terms through a US $40 million line of credit being made available by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The CDB stated, on Monday, that it made the line of credit available to the […]

Families affected by flash flood handed food packs; more assessments being done

While the rest of the country slept through the night last Wednesday, families in some parts of western and southern Belize had to evacuate their homes and scramble to higher terrain as flash floods swept in, tearing down their fire hearths in the process an
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Families affected by flash flood handed food packs; more assessments being done

While the rest of the country slept through the night last Wednesday, families in some parts of western and southern Belize had to evacuate their homes and scramble to higher terrain as flash floods swept in, tearing down their fire hearths in the process and leaving them with little access […]

Belizean cookbook wins third international award, reaches finals

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belizean cookbook, “Nefry’s Kitchen”, authored by San Ignacio businesswoman and philanthropist, Nefretery Marin has won its third award and has now been shortlisted in the finals since it was entered into
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Belizean cookbook wins third international award, reaches finals

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belizean cookbook, “Nefry’s Kitchen”, authored by San Ignacio businesswoman and philanthropist, Nefretery Marin has won its third award and has now been shortlisted in the finals since it was entered into an international competition last year. Nefry’s Kitchen picked up the award in the […]

Guatemala re-establishes diplomatic relations with Belize

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of Guatemala has sent a new ambassador to Belize after almost two years. Two weeks after the Guatemalan government, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sandra Jovel, sought financial and technical assista
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Guatemala re-establishes diplomatic relations with Belize

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of Guatemala has sent a new ambassador to Belize after almost two years. Two weeks after the Guatemalan government, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sandra Jovel, sought financial and technical assistance from friendly nations at the Organization of American States(OAS), the government […]

Garifuna settlement south of Sibun reinforces Belize’s claim

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Reading through information published by Guatemalan authorities, in which they claim that the 1859 Treaty between that country and Britain was “land cession” in exchange for a roadway, I could not help but ask if the auth
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Garifuna settlement south of Sibun reinforces Belize’s claim

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Reading through information published by Guatemalan authorities, in which they claim that the 1859 Treaty between that country and Britain was “land cession” in exchange for a roadway, I could not help but ask if the author of that document skipped over critical parts of […]

MOE makes Literacy a National Priority

By William Ysaguirre Frreelance Reporter Nine Belize City schools are to be the first to benefit from the pilot phase of a new initiative by the Ministry of Education to encourage primary school children to read and improve their literacy, explained Chief Edu
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MOE makes Literacy a National Priority

By William Ysaguirre Frreelance Reporter Nine Belize City schools are to be the first to benefit from the pilot phase of a new initiative by the Ministry of Education to encourage primary school children to read and improve their literacy, explained Chief Education Officer Carol Babb Ph.D. in a media […]

Couple busted with almost 20 pounds of weed

By Michelle Sutherland A man and woman have been charged by Belmopan police for drug trafficking after they were busted with seven parcels of cannabis totaling just over 18 pounds. Brittany Hutchinson 22, of Teakettle village and Ernesto Almendarez, 29, of Be
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Couple busted with almost 20 pounds of weed

By Michelle Sutherland A man and woman have been charged by Belmopan police for drug trafficking after they were busted with seven parcels of cannabis totaling just over 18 pounds. Brittany Hutchinson 22, of Teakettle village and Ernesto Almendarez, 29, of Belmopan were charged yesterday in Belmopan Magistrate Court. According […]

Bandits escape with $10,000 in cash and goods

By Michelle Sutherland Corozal police are investigating a brazen armed robbery at a local Chinese store, in which the bandits took over $10,000 in cash and valuables. Businesswoman Hong Su Rong, 47, owner of Rong’s Supermarket located on 4th Avenue repo
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Bandits escape with $10,000 in cash and goods

By Michelle Sutherland Corozal police are investigating a brazen armed robbery at a local Chinese store, in which the bandits took over $10,000 in cash and valuables. Businesswoman Hong Su Rong, 47, owner of Rong’s Supermarket located on 4th Avenue reported to police that around 3:25 p.m. on February 8th, […]

PIV man shot dead on West Collet Canal

By Michelle Sutherland A man was shot dead last night in Belize city while standing at the corner of West Collet Canal and Hicatee Street. Just after 8:39 p.m. Norman Tyrone Gibson, 20, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) while undergoing treatm
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PIV man shot dead on West Collet Canal

By Michelle Sutherland A man was shot dead last night in Belize city while standing at the corner of West Collet Canal and Hicatee Street. Just after 8:39 p.m. Norman Tyrone Gibson, 20, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) while undergoing treatment. He was shot as many as […]

Police department introduces new policy on ‘special duties’

By Michelle Sutherland The Belize Police Department, this week, announced changes to its policy on officers working ‘special duties’. The policy-change was influenced, in part, by the U.S. State Department’s 2017 report on Human Trafficking
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Police department introduces new policy on ‘special duties’

By Michelle Sutherland The Belize Police Department, this week, announced changes to its policy on officers working ‘special duties’. The policy-change was influenced, in part, by the U.S. State Department’s 2017 report on Human Trafficking, which cited the department for dispatching officers to brothels that often employ human trafficking victims. […]

PUP convention sees massive turnout

By Michelle Sutherland The People’s United Party (PUP) held its much anticipated national convention in Belize city today, starting with a march through city streets, which drew a massive turnout and ended at the ITVET compound for speeches by party lea
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PUP convention sees massive turnout

By Michelle Sutherland The People’s United Party (PUP) held its much anticipated national convention in Belize city today, starting with a march through city streets, which drew a massive turnout and ended at the ITVET compound for speeches by party leaders. The parade started on Fabers Road and the crowd […]

MOH continues crackdown on pharmaceuticals

By Benjamin Flowers this week, the Ministry of Health continued its efforts to strengthen controls on pharmaceuticals in Belize by publishing its first list of over the counter medications for general use. The list contains 27 line items citing specific medic
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MOH continues crackdown on pharmaceuticals

By Benjamin Flowers this week, the Ministry of Health continued its efforts to strengthen controls on pharmaceuticals in Belize by publishing its first list of over the counter medications for general use. The list contains 27 line items citing specific medications or specific classes of medications which includes things like […]

Belize celebrates World Cancer Day 2018

By Benjamin Flowers Today marks the 12th celebration of World Cancer Day, a global event used to raise awareness about various aspects of cancer including the most common types and risk factors World Cancer Day, celebrated annually since 2006, is the brainchi
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Belize celebrates World Cancer Day 2018

By Benjamin Flowers Today marks the 12th celebration of World Cancer Day, a global event used to raise awareness about various aspects of cancer including the most common types and risk factors World Cancer Day, celebrated annually since 2006, is the brainchild of the Union for International Cancer Control and […]

Belize Bank tries to speed up UHS payment

By Benjamin Flowers Following deliberate delays by the Government of Belize in paying the $90 million arbitration award for the Universal Health Services debt guarantee, the Belize Bank has filed applications in the Supreme Court of Belize to try and expedit
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Belize Bank tries to speed up UHS payment

By Benjamin Flowers Following deliberate delays by the Government of Belize in paying the $90 million arbitration award for the Universal Health Services debt guarantee, the Belize Bank has filed applications in the Supreme Court of Belize to try and expedite the process. Prime Minister Dean Barrow explained this week […]

Are Dogs More Likely To Bite You If You’re Anxious?

If you regularly feel anxious, you might be the perfect candidate for a dog bite. According to a new study published today (Feb. 1) in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, dog bites in the United Kingdom may be three times more common than offici
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Are Dogs More Likely To Bite You If You’re Anxious?

If you regularly feel anxious, you might be the perfect candidate for a dog bite. According to a new study published today (Feb. 1) in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, dog bites in the United Kingdom may be three times more common than official records indicate. One surprising […]

Southern Villagers prepare to walk for justice

By Benjamin Flowers Residents of San Roman and San Jose Village are preparing to hold a peaceful demonstration tomorrow, calling for justice to be served in light of the gruesome double murder of Crisencia and Josephine Oh. The Walk for Justice is Scheduled t
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Southern Villagers prepare to walk for justice

By Benjamin Flowers Residents of San Roman and San Jose Village are preparing to hold a peaceful demonstration tomorrow, calling for justice to be served in light of the gruesome double murder of Crisencia and Josephine Oh. The Walk for Justice is Scheduled to begin with a ceremony on the […]

GOB to host oil spill disaster consultations

By Benjamin Flowers In the upcoming week, the Government of Belize will gather with with non-governmental organizations and private sector partners for a consultation aimed at improving the country’s capability to respond to an oil spill. GOB, through the D
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GOB to host oil spill disaster consultations

By Benjamin Flowers In the upcoming week, the Government of Belize will gather with with non-governmental organizations and private sector partners for a consultation aimed at improving the country’s capability to respond to an oil spill. GOB, through the Department of the Environment in the ministry of Ministry of Agriculture, […]

Police make weekend drug seizures

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department has destroyed a marijuana plantation and arrested four persons for drug trafficking in separate incidents this weekend. During routine operations, Police searched an area about four miles into Blue Creek in th
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Police make weekend drug seizures

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department has destroyed a marijuana plantation and arrested four persons for drug trafficking in separate incidents this weekend. During routine operations, Police searched an area about four miles into Blue Creek in the Orange Walk District, where they fund the plantation, which contained about […]

Toddler reportedly crushed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 2 year-old toddler was reportedly crushed to death on Saturday afternoon in the Cayo district. Police say that sometime around 4:00 p.m., Elba Cruz, 30, was reversing her SUV in a yard in Teakettle village when she accidental
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Toddler reportedly crushed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 2 year-old toddler was reportedly crushed to death on Saturday afternoon in the Cayo district. Police say that sometime around 4:00 p.m., Elba Cruz, 30, was reversing her SUV in a yard in Teakettle village when she accidentally ran over 2 year-old Sophy Reyes. The […]

Police charge man for Friday night stabbing murder

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Less than 24 hours after the stabbing murder of Gavin Palmerson, in Vista del Mar, police have arrested and charged the suspect in custody. This evening police charged Robert Brown, 37, a laborer of Ladyville village with ̶
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Police charge man for Friday night stabbing murder

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Less than 24 hours after the stabbing murder of Gavin Palmerson, in Vista del Mar, police have arrested and charged the suspect in custody. This evening police charged Robert Brown, 37, a laborer of Ladyville village with “murder”. Palmerson was attacked and stabbed several times […]

Man stabbed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was attacked and stabbed to death as he spoke to a woman at an apartment building in the Vista del Mar area, Belize district on Friday night. Police were summoned to the scene, located on the outskirts of Belize City an
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Man stabbed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was attacked and stabbed to death as he spoke to a woman at an apartment building in the Vista del Mar area, Belize district on Friday night. Police were summoned to the scene, located on the outskirts of Belize City and there they saw […]

Bus terminal employee found shot dead in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police found a bus terminal employee shot to death early this morning in Belize City. Police say their discovery was made sometime after 4:00 a.m., on Thurton Lane. They found Jermaine Curtis Hyde, 38, of Hattieville village wi
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Bus terminal employee found shot dead in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police found a bus terminal employee shot to death early this morning in Belize City. Police say their discovery was made sometime after 4:00 a.m., on Thurton Lane. They found Jermaine Curtis Hyde, 38, of Hattieville village with a gunshot wound to the back of […]

Joint police operation yields contraband cigarettes

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor Police have found a significant amount of contraband cigarettes during a joint operation conducted by members of its Special Branch and the Quick Response units this morning. The operation took place in San Jose Village, Orange
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Joint police operation yields contraband cigarettes

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor Police have found a significant amount of contraband cigarettes during a joint operation conducted by members of its Special Branch and the Quick Response units this morning. The operation took place in San Jose Village, Orange Walk and led to the discovery of 10 boxes […]

Police make arrest for Ladyville double murder

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged a man for the Tuesday night double murder of Casey Lozano and Marlon Spain and for wounding two other people. Darwin Prado, a construction worker also of Ladyville, has been arrested and charge
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Police make arrest for Ladyville double murder

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged a man for the Tuesday night double murder of Casey Lozano and Marlon Spain and for wounding two other people. Darwin Prado, a construction worker also of Ladyville, has been arrested and charged with two counts of ‘murder’, two counts […]

Man killed in traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from San Narciso village, Corozal was knocked down and killed on Thursday evening while riding a bicycle. Police say that sometime around 6:30 p.m., Gerardo Silvevestre Chable, 35, was driving a white Isuzu Rodeo on the S
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Man killed in traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from San Narciso village, Corozal was knocked down and killed on Thursday evening while riding a bicycle. Police say that sometime around 6:30 p.m., Gerardo Silvevestre Chable, 35, was driving a white Isuzu Rodeo on the San Narciso main road from the direction […]

Surviving the flu season

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Almost everyone has been plagued by the flu (influenza) at one point or another in life. It is one of the most common forms of illness, yet it can prove to be deadly if the particular strain is so debilitating that our immune s
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Surviving the flu season

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Almost everyone has been plagued by the flu (influenza) at one point or another in life. It is one of the most common forms of illness, yet it can prove to be deadly if the particular strain is so debilitating that our immune system is […]

Ras Indio signals coming album with new single

By Benjamin Flowers Renowned Belizean reggae artist Ras Indio has announced that he will be releasing a new studio album in 2018, teasing the release with the launch of his new single entitled Unity. Indio launched the new single, which features fellow Belize
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Ras Indio signals coming album with new single

By Benjamin Flowers Renowned Belizean reggae artist Ras Indio has announced that he will be releasing a new studio album in 2018, teasing the release with the launch of his new single entitled Unity. Indio launched the new single, which features fellow Belizean artists Boss Lady, on Friday, January 19. […]

Upgrades coming to George Price Highway

By Benjamin Flowers Drivers who use the George Price Highway between Belmopan and Santa Elena can expect better road conditions in the near future, following the government of Belize’s announcement of upgrades coming to that section of the highway. On Wedne
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Upgrades coming to George Price Highway

By Benjamin Flowers Drivers who use the George Price Highway between Belmopan and Santa Elena can expect better road conditions in the near future, following the government of Belize’s announcement of upgrades coming to that section of the highway. On Wednesday, GOB through the Ministry of works, signed a contract […]

16th Annual Bob Marley fundraising concert coming soon…

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 16th annual Bob Marley Tribute and Food Drive, is just two weekends away and organizer, Joel “Dara” Robinson appeals to Belizeans to support the initiative so he can have enough supplies to sustain his feeding p
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16th Annual Bob Marley fundraising concert coming soon…

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 16th annual Bob Marley Tribute and Food Drive, is just two weekends away and organizer, Joel “Dara” Robinson appeals to Belizeans to support the initiative so he can have enough supplies to sustain his feeding program for at least a few months. Robinson told […]

Driver charged for causing Leonte Ampie’s death

By Michelle Sutherland Almost a month after Leonte Ampie, 39, was killed in an accident on the George Price highway in Camalote village on December 16, 2017, the driver of the pick-up truck which hit him was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate court. On Thur
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Driver charged for causing Leonte Ampie’s death

By Michelle Sutherland Almost a month after Leonte Ampie, 39, was killed in an accident on the George Price highway in Camalote village on December 16, 2017, the driver of the pick-up truck which hit him was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate court. On Thursday, January 18th, Winston Gordon, 45, […]

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