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GOB to launch cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund and Belize Social Investment Fund III Project

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, (GOB) in Collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, is preparing to launch the Ninth funding cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) and the Belize Social Investment Fund III Project. G
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GOB to launch cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund and Belize Social Investment Fund III Project

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, (GOB) in Collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, is preparing to launch the Ninth funding cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) and the Belize Social Investment Fund III Project. GOB and the CDB will hold the official launching of […]

Guatemala headed for referendum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In March 2018, the people of Guatemala will go to referendum to decide whether or not to take its territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice. Guatemalan media reported that the government announce
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Guatemala headed for referendum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In March 2018, the people of Guatemala will go to referendum to decide whether or not to take its territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice. Guatemalan media reported that the government announced the official date on Monday. On March 18, Guatemalans […]

GOB bans Offshore Oil, decriminalizes Marijuana & speeds up BTL fiberoptic Internet roll-out

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The Government of Belize has banned all offshore petroleum exploration and exploitation, decriminalized marijuana, approved a $12 Million loan from the OPEC Fund to build a new Haulover bridge, finalized the Stake Ban
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GOB bans Offshore Oil, decriminalizes Marijuana & speeds up BTL fiberoptic Internet roll-out

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The Government of Belize has banned all offshore petroleum exploration and exploitation, decriminalized marijuana, approved a $12 Million loan from the OPEC Fund to build a new Haulover bridge, finalized the Stake Bank cruise ship port agreement and facilitated the financing of Belize Telemedia’s rapid […]

Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human t
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Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human trafficking or trafficking in persons (TIPS). There has been no official […]

The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the s
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The Curious Case of BIL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow on October 18, 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road on the southside of Belize City. At the […]

Pink eye secretion lives on

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Environmental conditions, such as temperature and moisture, and other factors like contaminated surfaces that we use and touch can have a bearing on how long the pink eye epidemic lasts in Belize. Some bacteria can survive and
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Pink eye secretion lives on

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Environmental conditions, such as temperature and moisture, and other factors like contaminated surfaces that we use and touch can have a bearing on how long the pink eye epidemic lasts in Belize. Some bacteria can survive and remain contagious on things like money, keyboards and […]

Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be making an official visit to Belize next Wednesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to Mexican Embassy in Belize, Barrow invited the Mexican President to co-chair t
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Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be making an official visit to Belize next Wednesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to Mexican Embassy in Belize, Barrow invited the Mexican President to co-chair the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit to be held in Belize next Wednesday […]

No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A high school teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with one of his female students at a Seventh Day Adventist high school in western Belize can no longer be employed with the Mission, an official of the mission told th
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No work for teacher accused of sexual misconduct

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A high school teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with one of his female students at a Seventh Day Adventist high school in western Belize can no longer be employed with the Mission, an official of the mission told the Reporter on Monday. The […]

Missing teen’s body found

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The worried family of missing teenager, Erwin Rodriguez had their worst fears confirmed this weekend when his body was found on the south side of Belize City. Rodriguez’ body was found near a tree in the Port Loyola area
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Missing teen’s body found

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The worried family of missing teenager, Erwin Rodriguez had their worst fears confirmed this weekend when his body was found on the south side of Belize City. Rodriguez’ body was found near a tree in the Port Loyola area of Belize City, around 5:00 pm, […]

Man shot during fist fight

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was shot in the chest and left forearm when a security guard fired a shot to disperse two groups that were fighting. The incident happened in the Princess Ramada casino compound shortly after 3:00 am. Police say Glenford
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Man shot during fist fight

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was shot in the chest and left forearm when a security guard fired a shot to disperse two groups that were fighting. The incident happened in the Princess Ramada casino compound shortly after 3:00 am. Police say Glenford Brown, 33 years, employed with […]

Man crushed to death on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was crushed to death on Saturday afternoon at mile 35 on the George Price highway. Police say it happened some before 2:00 pm, when Elroy Jones, who was part of a clean-up crew, slipped off a moving 18-wheeler towhead, wh
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Man crushed to death on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was crushed to death on Saturday afternoon at mile 35 on the George Price highway. Police say it happened some before 2:00 pm, when Elroy Jones, who was part of a clean-up crew, slipped off a moving 18-wheeler towhead, which had a cargo […]

Citizens walk for a Green Belize

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Public servants, community volunteers and concerned citizens gathered on the George Price Highway this weekend for the second “Walk for a Green Belize” cleanup campaign. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Env
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Citizens walk for a Green Belize

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Public servants, community volunteers and concerned citizens gathered on the George Price Highway this weekend for the second “Walk for a Green Belize” cleanup campaign. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Environment (DOE), in conjunction with the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority […]

Activists offer reward for the capture of Albert Cattouse’s killer

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the shooting death of activist Albert Cattouse, the group Belize Leaders for Social Justice has offered a $5,000 reward for information that will lead to the capture and conviction of his killer. The BLSJ condemne
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Activists offer reward for the capture of Albert Cattouse’s killer

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the shooting death of activist Albert Cattouse, the group Belize Leaders for Social Justice has offered a $5,000 reward for information that will lead to the capture and conviction of his killer. The BLSJ condemned Cattouse’s murder as emphatically as it could, calling on […]

Controversy erupts over Fabers Road reconstruction contract

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Members of civil society and the political third parties have condemned the Government of Belize’s decision to award the contract for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road to the nephew of former Deputy Prime Minister
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Controversy erupts over Fabers Road reconstruction contract

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Members of civil society and the political third parties have condemned the Government of Belize’s decision to award the contract for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road to the nephew of former Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega. The Vision Inspired by the People third party, called […]

Mental Health Association hosts speech competition

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Students from four high schools put their public speaking skills to the test on Friday at the 10th Annual Speech Competition, hosted by the Mental Health Association of Belize. The contestants gathered at the St. John’s C
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Mental Health Association hosts speech competition

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Students from four high schools put their public speaking skills to the test on Friday at the 10th Annual Speech Competition, hosted by the Mental Health Association of Belize. The contestants gathered at the St. John’s College Chapel, where they were required to give a […]

Belize participates in regional political forum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize was among the nations represented at the First Central American Integration System (SICA)-Chile Political Dialogue and Cooperation Forum in Santiago, Chile. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington led the Beli
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Belize participates in regional political forum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize was among the nations represented at the First Central American Integration System (SICA)-Chile Political Dialogue and Cooperation Forum in Santiago, Chile. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington led the Belizean delegation, accompanied by his Chief Executive Officer H.E. Pat Andrews, and Foreign Service Officer, […]

Two shot; one dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Unconfirmed but reliable reports are that two youths were shot on Monday night in Belize City, one of whom died of his wounds. The report is that the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m., in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Poli
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Two shot; one dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Unconfirmed but reliable reports are that two youths were shot on Monday night in Belize City, one of whom died of his wounds. The report is that the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m., in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Police have not yet disclosed […]

Separate fires cause damage to homes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Fires in Belize City and Burrell Boom early today have destroyed two homes. In the first incident, at around 12:55 a.m., fire personnel were called out to Burrell Boom village to the residence of 54-year-old Nathalie Hyd
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Separate fires cause damage to homes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Fires in Belize City and Burrell Boom early today have destroyed two homes. In the first incident, at around 12:55 a.m., fire personnel were called out to Burrell Boom village to the residence of 54-year-old Nathalie Hyde. Hyde told investigators that at around 12:50 a.m., […]

Hattieville man shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A shooting on Sunday night in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City has sent a man to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. 28-year-old Julian Ebanks of Hattieville was shot in his left shoul
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Hattieville man shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A shooting on Sunday night in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City has sent a man to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. 28-year-old Julian Ebanks of Hattieville was shot in his left shoulder and left cheek at around 11:00 […]

Third person dies following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A third person has died as a result of a traffic accident on Saturday evening at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway. Police have confirmed that Martha Vasquez, 23, died at 7:15 Saturday night at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospit
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Third person dies following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A third person has died as a result of a traffic accident on Saturday evening at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway. Police have confirmed that Martha Vasquez, 23, died at 7:15 Saturday night at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. About an hour after […]

Orange Walk man murdered!

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A man from Orange Walk was shot dead early this morning in that municipality. Preliminary police reports are that at around 1:00 a.m., this morning, 42-year-old Daniel Carillo was walking on Mopan Street in Orange Walk t
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Orange Walk man murdered!

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A man from Orange Walk was shot dead early this morning in that municipality. Preliminary police reports are that at around 1:00 a.m., this morning, 42-year-old Daniel Carillo was walking on Mopan Street in Orange Walk town when someone approached him from behind and shot […]

Taiwan gives Belize agencies 40 ASUS laptops

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter In celebration of the Republic of China on Taiwan’s 106th anniversary National Day, the Taiwan Embassy in Belize donated 40 ASUS 15” laptops to Belize organizations, educational institutions, primary and secondary
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Taiwan gives Belize agencies 40 ASUS laptops

By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter In celebration of the Republic of China on Taiwan’s 106th anniversary National Day, the Taiwan Embassy in Belize donated 40 ASUS 15” laptops to Belize organizations, educational institutions, primary and secondary schools and news agencies. Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Charles Liu presented the computers […]

Two persons confirmed dead in accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police, a few minutes ago, confirmed that two persons have died as a result of a traffic accident at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway an hour ago. The deceased are Samantha Castillo, 30, of 81 Bella Vista area, Belize City an
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Two persons confirmed dead in accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police, a few minutes ago, confirmed that two persons have died as a result of a traffic accident at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway an hour ago. The deceased are Samantha Castillo, 30, of 81 Bella Vista area, Belize City and one year-old […]

Fatal traffic accident reported on George Price highway

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Weekend Reporter Online has received unconfirmed reports of a fatal traffic accident sometime after 5:00 p.m., near mile four on the George Price highway. Preliminary reports are that two children were involved, one
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Fatal traffic accident reported on George Price highway

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Weekend Reporter Online has received unconfirmed reports of a fatal traffic accident sometime after 5:00 p.m., near mile four on the George Price highway. Preliminary reports are that two children were involved, one of whom may have succumbed to injuries. Unconfirmed reports suggest that […]

Doehm’s suicide note speaks of “witch hunt”

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter On Thursday evening the news that the body of 59-year-old David Doehm was discovered in room 523 of the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino spread like wildfire across the nation, shocking the Belizean public after prelimin
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Doehm’s suicide note speaks of “witch hunt”

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter On Thursday evening the news that the body of 59-year-old David Doehm was discovered in room 523 of the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino spread like wildfire across the nation, shocking the Belizean public after preliminary information suggested that he had committed suicide. Official information […]

Search party uncovers missing teen’s bicycle from swamp

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Family members of missing 17-year-old Erwin Rodriguez have confirmed to the Reporter newspaper that his bicycle was recovered from inside Dykes canal in the Jane Usher area of Belize City on Friday. The bicycle was report
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Search party uncovers missing teen’s bicycle from swamp

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Family members of missing 17-year-old Erwin Rodriguez have confirmed to the Reporter newspaper that his bicycle was recovered from inside Dykes canal in the Jane Usher area of Belize City on Friday. The bicycle was reportedly fished from out of the murky waters by search […]

GOB announces decrease in Regular gasoline prices

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, via a press release issued earlier today, has announced that the price of regular gasoline will decrease, effective tonight as a result of a new shipment today. The release states that the pric
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GOB announces decrease in Regular gasoline prices

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, via a press release issued earlier today, has announced that the price of regular gasoline will decrease, effective tonight as a result of a new shipment today. The release states that the price of Regular fuel will decrease by 84 cents, […]

Belize’s drug treatment court still in pilot phase?

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The disproportionate number of inmates on remand awaiting trial at the Kolbe Foundation Prison at Hattieville prompted Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to join with the national Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) to explo
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Belize’s drug treatment court still in pilot phase?

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The disproportionate number of inmates on remand awaiting trial at the Kolbe Foundation Prison at Hattieville prompted Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to join with the national Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) to explore and recommend the establishment of a Drug Treatment Court for Belize. The […]

Belize wins 2nd Mundo Maya Pok-Ta-Pok World Cup

Belize may not have qualified to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Belize “Ek Balam” team of young men from Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk have won the second Munda Maya World Cup championship, for Pok-ta-pok, the traditional Maya ball game. Didier N
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Belize wins 2nd Mundo Maya Pok-Ta-Pok World Cup

Belize may not have qualified to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, but the Belize “Ek Balam” team of young men from Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk have won the second Munda Maya World Cup championship, for Pok-ta-pok, the traditional Maya ball game. Didier Novelo, Franz Novelo, Eric Cal, Josue […]

Belize Up Front

After a five week break from writing, it’s great to be back. The reason for the partial break is because of my mini vacation in Belize, which ended up being an extended one. Eight days into my arrival at home, I had the unfortunate experience of getting my
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Belize Up Front

After a five week break from writing, it’s great to be back. The reason for the partial break is because of my mini vacation in Belize, which ended up being an extended one. Eight days into my arrival at home, I had the unfortunate experience of getting my backpack stolen. […]

Get rid of the GSU, Briceno promises if PUP wins

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), known for its rigid, no-nonsense stance on gang activity and street crime, will cease to exist if the People’s United Party (PUP) becomes the next government. PUP Leader, John Briceno, tol
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Get rid of the GSU, Briceno promises if PUP wins

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), known for its rigid, no-nonsense stance on gang activity and street crime, will cease to exist if the People’s United Party (PUP) becomes the next government. PUP Leader, John Briceno, told the media on Saturday that the GSU, whose functions […]

Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three brazen gunmen are on the run from San Ignacio police with an undisclosed amount of cash after they successfully breached security protocols at the Scotia Bank branch in Spanish Lookout, Cayo on Wednesday morning. Bu
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Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three brazen gunmen are on the run from San Ignacio police with an undisclosed amount of cash after they successfully breached security protocols at the Scotia Bank branch in Spanish Lookout, Cayo on Wednesday morning. But even before the brazen heist was committed, the thieves […]

Pink eye infections almost double in one week!

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The number of pink eye cases in Belize has almost doubled in a matter of only one week, and now stands at well over 5,000 cases, with the Belize district accounting for more than half that figure! A check with the Ministry of He
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Pink eye infections almost double in one week!

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The number of pink eye cases in Belize has almost doubled in a matter of only one week, and now stands at well over 5,000 cases, with the Belize district accounting for more than half that figure! A check with the Ministry of Health on […]

100 strong protest ‘Gas Pain’

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The “gas pain” issue which motorists have been complaining about for the past several months became centre stage on Wednesday morning, when about 100 spirited protesters, bearing placards and Belizean flags, joined
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100 strong protest ‘Gas Pain’

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The “gas pain” issue which motorists have been complaining about for the past several months became centre stage on Wednesday morning, when about 100 spirited protesters, bearing placards and Belizean flags, joined the Belize Leaders for Social Justice and social activist, Raymond Rivers, for a […]

LOOKING FOR A NEWSPAPER?

The Reporter is a good choice. Full of sports and local news! If you are living in the District Towns, or Belmopan City pick up a copy at any of the following business places: Corozal Town – Marina Gomez Cor. 4th Ave & 2nd Street North Orange Walk
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LOOKING FOR A NEWSPAPER?

The Reporter is a good choice. Full of sports and local news! If you are living in the District Towns, or Belmopan City pick up a copy at any of the following business places: Corozal Town – Marina Gomez Cor. 4th Ave & 2nd Street North Orange Walk Town – […]

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