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Business Ambassador Fred Martinez passes

Ambassador Fred Martinez passes

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belize’s chief negotiator over the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute, Ambassador Fred Martinez, has passed away. The senior diplomat, who was reportedly ill, died Tuesday night in Guatemala. Ambassador Martinez served as Belize’s ambassador to Guatemala from 2003 up to the time of his death. Martinez […]

Crime

Fire Dept. says Kimmie’s fire was arson

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The fire two Wednesdays ago that claimed a young mother’s life, destroyed three buildings, and damaged one was deliberately set, Belize National Fire Service’s Operations Officer Orin Smith explained this week. Smith told The Reporter that the blaze was an “incendiary” fire, meaning it […]

Editorial

Three disastrous fires in a period of five weeks have left at least six homes destroyed; more than 80 persons homeless, and two persons dead! Apart from the usual complaints of the Fire Department being too slow to respond, there are setbacks which keep on recurring as regularly as clockwork: […]

General Private property on Kroomans Lagoon Reserve

Private property on Kroomans Lagoon Reserve

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The office of Collet area representative, Patrick Faber informed squatters in the Kroomans Lagoon Reserve that they are on private property. Roosevelt Blades, advisor to the minister, explained to Ruben Cano and Rodney Moody this week that they are building on property belonging to Jitendra […]

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Private property on Kroomans Lagoon Reserve
General / Weekend News

Private property on Kroomans Lagoon Reserve

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The office of Collet area representative, Patrick Faber informed squatters in the Kroomans Lagoon Reserve that they are on private property. Roosevelt Blades, advisor to the minister, explained to Ruben Cano and Rodney Moody this week that they are building on property belonging to Jitendra […]

WHO urges healthy gay men to take HIV drug
Health / Weekend News

WHO urges healthy gay men to take HIV drug

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages all sexually active gay men to take antiretroviral drugs to reduce HIV transmission. According to WHO, the move may help prevent a million new HIV infections over 10 years. Officials warn that rates of HIV in this group of […]

Cocaine found in banana shipment
Weekend News / World

Cocaine found in banana shipment

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Packets of cocaine having an estimated value of around US $70 M were found in plastic bananas within the fruit. The bananas originating from Colombia, were bound for London. According to Scotland Yard, they discovered 150 kg of the drug following an “intelligence-led” operation. Officers […]

Accidents/Drownings / Weekend News

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Channon Bowers, 19, reportedly drowned while swimming with relatives in the South Stann Creek River on Wednesday. Bowers, a resident of Silk Grass Village, disappeared under the water near the Kendall Bridge around 4:15 p.m. One of his relatives found his body about half hour […]

PUC launches innovation competition
General / Weekend News

PUC launches innovation competition

Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Public Utilities Commission is offering 45 students an opportunity to create their own mobile applications through the Innovation Competition Belize 2014 initiative, launched this week. The PUC announced the launch of the competition on Friday at the Ramada Princess Hotel, where they said that each […]

Russian president tours Americas
Weekend News / World

Russian president tours Americas

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Russian President, Vladimir Putin is on an official tour to Latin America and some critics have opined that his trip is an attempt to forge ties to challenge US and Western influence. The Russian leader’s first stop was Cuba, where he met with President Raul […]

Ambassador Fred Martinez passes
Business

Ambassador Fred Martinez passes

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belize’s chief negotiator over the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute, Ambassador Fred Martinez, has passed away. The senior diplomat, who was reportedly ill, died Tuesday night in Guatemala. Ambassador Martinez served as Belize’s ambassador to Guatemala from 2003 up to the time of his death. Martinez […]

Taiwanese Ambassador Wu departs
Business

Taiwanese Ambassador Wu departs

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter BELIZE CITY, Wed. 9th, 2014 After a four-year tour of duty, Taiwanese Ambassador, David Wu, leaves Belize this Saturday for his home where he will spend one week before taking up assignment in New Zealand. During his time in Belize, Ambassador Wu saw the ties […]

Crime

Fire Dept. says Kimmie’s fire was arson

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The fire two Wednesdays ago that claimed a young mother’s life, destroyed three buildings, and damaged one was deliberately set, Belize National Fire Service’s Operations Officer Orin Smith explained this week. Smith told The Reporter that the blaze was an “incendiary” fire, meaning it […]

Crime

Police seize over $10,000 and 70 pounds of weed

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Police made several drug-related busts over the weekend resulting in over 70 pounds of marijuana, 2 grams of crack cocaine, a little less than $10,000 and eight arrests. The first bust happened last Friday just after 2:00 p.m. when police who had set up […]