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Business Taiwan makes contribution to health

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. […]

Crime

Police looking for daring Dangriga Treasury bandit

By Michelle Sutherland Dangriga police are searching for a brazen gunman who walked into the Dangriga Sub Treasury last Friday afternoon and robbed the cashier at gunpoint. According to police, sometime after 12:30 p.m. on August 11, the thief escaped with approximately $1,750 in cash along with two cellphones. According […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

Sometimes in the tide of times, advice comes too late. It may be so in this case, but we feel honour bound to offer it. The Government of Belize is about to introduce legislation to decriminalize the use of small amounts of marijuana for recreational smoking. The legislation, we believe, […]

General

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 […]

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General / Weekend News

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
General / Weekend News

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Business

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
Business

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 […]

Mexico helps light Marion Jones Stadium
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Mexico helps light Marion Jones Stadium

Mexico’s Agency for International Cooperation in Development (AMEXCID) has allotted US$10 Million for the building of an indoor basketball and volleyball facility at the Marion Jones Sports Complex in Belize City, which included state of the art lighting for the football pitch at the stadium. The $500,000 lighting installation is […]

Belize to benefit from IDB investment
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Belize to benefit from IDB investment

By Benjamin Flowers Belize will be among the nations benefitting from funding that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing to Mesoamerican countries in the areas of transportation, logistics and integration. The IDB announced this week that it is planning to fund special studies, investment and action plans for regional […]