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Drug rehab workers get OAS training

Forty seven care providers received certification from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) for six months of training in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug abuse and violence under a program named PROCCER. The 47 trainees received their UWI accreditation certificates in […]

Crime Santander field worker crushed to death at job site

Santander field worker crushed to death at job site

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An employee of Santander Sugar Company was killed by an accident in the cane field at around midday on Monday. The accident happened when the worker, 24 year-old Francisco Andres Sebastian, a Guatemalan who resided in Cotton Tree village was mowed by a harvester while […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

All of Guatemala, and it now appears that even the Organization of American States, hold the view that our BDF patrol was at fault and bears responsibility for the death of 13 year-old Julio Alvarado Ramos. The boy was shot and killed at Cebada, in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve on […]

General COLA calls for national shutdown following GOB’s ban against Belizeans in the Sarstoon

COLA calls for national shutdown following GOB’s ban against Belizeans in the Sarstoon

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The group, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) has condemned the government’s new legislation, banning Belizeans from visiting the Sarstoon. The group has called for a national shutdown, describing the new legislation “a ‘knee jerk’ law” and “a gross act of cowardice.” COLA views […]

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COLA calls for national shutdown following GOB’s ban against Belizeans in the Sarstoon
General / Weekend News

COLA calls for national shutdown following GOB’s ban against Belizeans in the Sarstoon

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The group, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) has condemned the government’s new legislation, banning Belizeans from visiting the Sarstoon. The group has called for a national shutdown, describing the new legislation “a ‘knee jerk’ law” and “a gross act of cowardice.” COLA views […]

Police identify murdered Guatemalans
General / Weekend News

Police identify murdered Guatemalans

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor Police have identified the two Guatemalans murdered on Thursday afternoon near San Ignacio, Cayo. The victims are 52-year-old Santos Ramon Gonzalez Gomez of Champerico Retalhuleu Melchor de Mencos Peten, Guatemala and 37-year-old Orlando Antonio Garcia Calletal of Barrio La Torre Melchor, Guatemala. They were shot […]

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GOB enacts temporary law banning civilian visits to the Sarstoon

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Effective Friday afternoon, the Government passed a temporary law under Section Two of the Public Safety Act, banning anyone from entering Belize’s portion of the Sarstoon River without lawful authority. The new law will remain in force for a month and “has become necessary in […]

Business

Drug rehab workers get OAS training

Forty seven care providers received certification from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) for six months of training in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug abuse and violence under a program named PROCCER. The 47 trainees received their UWI accreditation certificates in […]

Belize Internet Exchange Point speeds up service
Business

Belize Internet Exchange Point speeds up service

Nine of Belize’s internet service providers (ISPs) have partnered to establish Belize’s first internet exchange point (BIXP), which will greatly speed up local internet traffic, allowing for greater efficiency and reduced costs. The partners officially launched the new exchange point at a ceremony hosted by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]

IICA wins OAS kudos
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IICA wins OAS kudos

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) was recognized by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the importance of IICA’s technical support to farming and food production. IICA’s Director General Víctor M. Villalobos reported on the main results achieved by IICA’s technical cooperation initiatives […]

ROC Taiwan gives BDF 2 helicopters
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ROC Taiwan gives BDF 2 helicopters

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) has acquired two Bell UH-1H “Huey” helicopters, gifted from the Republic of China/Taiwan, allowing the BDF to now provide air support and to more easily transfer patrols into Belize’s more remote border areas. Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize H.E. Benjamin Ho officially handed over the two […]

Santander field worker crushed to death at job site
Crime

Santander field worker crushed to death at job site

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An employee of Santander Sugar Company was killed by an accident in the cane field at around midday on Monday. The accident happened when the worker, 24 year-old Francisco Andres Sebastian, a Guatemalan who resided in Cotton Tree village was mowed by a harvester while […]

Business

UB gets $560,435 grant to study acid seas effect on Barrier Reef

The University of Belize has been awarded a $560,435.93 grant from the International Atomic Agency’s Technical Cooperation Program (IAEA-TCP), which will be used to study how the acid seas impact the marine ecosystems of Belize’s Meso-American Barrier Reef. The funds will be used to purchase laboratory instruments and for the […]

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UN: Belize is most dangerous Caribbean country

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says Belize is the most dangerous Caribbean country and is even more dangerous than the United States. In an article name, “Ten Caribbean Nations More Dangerous Than the U.S.”, News America quotes the UN as saying that […]