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Business BTIA: “Cuban tourism market no threat to Belize – at least not yet”

BTIA: “Cuban tourism market no threat to Belize – at least not yet”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) this week, said that the opening of the Cuban market as a destination for United States tourists poses no short-term threat for Belize’s tourism industry. BTIA President, Osmani Salas, told the Reporter this week that since Cuba is still […]

Crime Russell Hyde and woman killed in ambush

Russell Hyde and woman killed in ambush

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Well-known Roaring Creek resident, Russell Hyde Sr., whose common-law wife was shot and killed in a vehicle he was driving on the George Price Highway in May, was shot and killed on Friday night. Hyde was reportedly heading to his farm in Camalote Village, Cayo […]

Editorial

Editorial

The year 2015 is shaping up to be an election year, and all of us know that during an election year people become high-strung and emotional. The insistence of the Belize Territorial Volunteers on their right to visit certain parts of the Belize Border which are under dispute with Guatemala […]

General Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program

Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A four-hour effort on Saturday to assist the Saint Joseph’s primary school feeding program garnered over $2000 in donations. The fundraising campaign in the name of slain journalist Kareem Clarke earlier this year, included a number of media representatives who assembled in front of Brodie’s […]

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Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program
Fundraisers / General / Social / Weekend News

Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A four-hour effort on Saturday to assist the Saint Joseph’s primary school feeding program garnered over $2000 in donations. The fundraising campaign in the name of slain journalist Kareem Clarke earlier this year, included a number of media representatives who assembled in front of Brodie’s […]

General / Weekend News / World

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The number of deaths in Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika id expected to rise to more than 20 by the time the count is over. The tally so far is 20, but dozens of people are still reported missing, particularly in the […]

Chikungunya-like symptoms surface in Corozal
General / Health / Weekend News

Chikungunya-like symptoms surface in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health is investigating four suspected cases of Chikungunya (Chik-V) In the Corozal district. On Friday the Corozal Town Hospital revealed that it was treating several persons with symptoms of the virus. All the cases originated in the Altamira area, Corozal Town. The […]

General / Politics / Weekend News

PUP holds meetings with concerned 11

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) is holding meetings with the 11 of its standard bearers who have raised concerns over the party’s leadership and who have requested for a national convention that would challenge Francis Fonseca as leader. On Thursday, representations from both sides were […]

Russell Hyde and woman killed in ambush
Crime / General / Weekend News

Russell Hyde and woman killed in ambush

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Well-known Roaring Creek resident, Russell Hyde Sr., whose common-law wife was shot and killed in a vehicle he was driving on the George Price Highway in May, was shot and killed on Friday night. Hyde was reportedly heading to his farm in Camalote Village, Cayo […]

Hit-and-run victim needs public assistance
Crime

Hit-and-run victim needs public assistance

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Hit-and-run victim, Hilton Conorquie, who was knocked down and left on the road almost two-weeks ago, is still in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hopsital. His family is appealing to the public to help by donating blood. Therese Leiva, Conorquie’s sister, said […]

Mark Phillips disputes police version of shooting incident
Crime

Mark Phillips disputes police version of shooting incident

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The family of Mark Phillips, the minor who was shot last Thursday, has disputed the police version of events, which indicate that Phillips was shot by a friend during an attempted murder. Phillips, in the company of his mother, told the media that the […]

General

The Battle of September 10, 1798 – a first person’s account by Steven Forbes

The only detailed first-person account we have of the Battle of St. George’s Caye is the account given by Steven Forbes. It was edited by E.W. Williams and printed by The Sheldon Press in London. Belizean novelist Stephen Fairweather, has done exhaustive research on this subject, and in his book […]

General

Lions Club gets equipment for rapid eye screening for children

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A group of doctors from abroad has completed familiarization sessions with the organizers of the Belize Lions Club’s Eye Care Program for needy children, showing them how to use special eye screening equipment. Through a grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation along with […]

Tourism police get new cycles and radios
General

Tourism police get new cycles and radios

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) with assistance from the Ministry of Tourism, presented the Tourism Police Unit (TPU) with some new equipment, including cycles and radios to assist the unit with their day-to-day activities. Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia presented the new fleet of […]