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Business Carmelita School expands with $204,368 Japan grant

Carmelita School expands with $204,368 Japan grant

The students of Carmelita Government School in Carmelita Village now have more space conducive to learning, with the addition of three new classrooms built with a $204,368 grant from the Government of Japan. Japan’s non-resident Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Masanori Nakano, and Japan’s Honorary Consul General in Belize, Monty Sadarangani […]

Crime Police officer jailed for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

Police officer jailed for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

A 21-year-old Police Constable, Darren Martinez, has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned in Magistrates Court on Wednesday for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl. Martinez was arriagned in front of Magistrate Deborah Rogers on Wednesday evening. He was charged with a single count of “sexual assault […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The Government of Belize has suffered an unexpected setback with the higher-than-expected valuation of BTL shares by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Belize is legally bound to accept this valuation. The court has said it estimates the shares taken from the Ashcroft companies to have a value of some $253 […]

General UN holds humanitarian summit

UN holds humanitarian summit

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Representatives of 175 countries, including around 65 heads of states gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit. The two-day summit is aimed at restructuring the world’s response to wars, disasters and the need for humanitarian aid that arises from them; including […]

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UN holds humanitarian summit
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UN holds humanitarian summit

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Representatives of 175 countries, including around 65 heads of states gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit. The two-day summit is aimed at restructuring the world’s response to wars, disasters and the need for humanitarian aid that arises from them; including […]

CEDA moves to strengthen Caribbean-US export efforts
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CEDA moves to strengthen Caribbean-US export efforts

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Caribbean Export Development Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States, to strengthen trade and investment promotion with the region. The MOU will serve to strengthen investment and trade to develop reciprocal cooperation between […]

Ministry of Education to teach Belize/Guatemala claim in schools
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Ministry of Education to teach Belize/Guatemala claim in schools

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, and Culture has announced that it will incorporate learning material on the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute in the primary and high school curricula. For the primary schools, the Ministry said that as a part of the process, it is reviewing […]

DOE hold second “Walk for a Green Belize”
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DOE hold second “Walk for a Green Belize”

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter To spread awareness about the importance of not littering, the Department of the Environment held its second “Walk for a Green Belize” clean-up activity on Saturday. The clean-up campaign started around 7 a.m. in Benque Viejo and del Carmen and spanned some 77 miles along […]

Council of Churches weighs in on Belize/Guatemala dispute
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Council of Churches weighs in on Belize/Guatemala dispute

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Council of Churches, has given its full support to the Government of Belize in finding a diplomatic resolution to the territorial dispute with Guatemala. The Council held a press conference at the ITVET compound in Belize City over the weekend, explaining that in […]

PUP cancel their Sarstoon trip
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PUP cancel their Sarstoon trip

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) announced Saturday morning that it will not be making it’s  scheduled trip to the Sarstoon River. There were conflicting reports on the reason for the cancelation. One report said it was because PUP leader John Briceño’s father was ill, and […]

Former PUP Minister Briceno dies
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Former PUP Minister Briceno dies

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Former People’s United Party (PUP) Minister of Energy and Communications, Elijio “Joe” Briceno has died. Briceno, who was the father of the PUP’s current leader John Briceno, passed away at a private hospital in Belize City. On his Facebook page, PUP Leader John Briceno posted […]

Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China
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Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Taiwan’s new President, Tsai Ing-wen, has said she will try to maintain peace with mainland China as she takes over reign amidst a cloud of economic and social challenges on the island. Tsai, who was sworn into office Friday, faces different of expectations. Her supporters […]

Police officer jailed for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl
Crime

Police officer jailed for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

A 21-year-old Police Constable, Darren Martinez, has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned in Magistrates Court on Wednesday for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl. Martinez was arriagned in front of Magistrate Deborah Rogers on Wednesday evening. He was charged with a single count of “sexual assault […]

Three men charged for Belize City shooting
Crime

Three men charged for Belize City shooting

By Benjamin Flowers Three out of four men connected to a Belize City shooting involving Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, appeared in court this week, answering to charges of use of deadly means of harm. On Monday, 23-year-old Devon Sankey, 21-year-old Justin Hyde, and 44-year-old Larry Wright were remanded […]