Tensions high as Guatemalan boy is shot by BDF Tensions high as Guatemalan boy is shot by BDF
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Regional prostitution laws challenged but sex work already legal in Belize Regional prostitution laws challenged but sex work already legal in Belize
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IDB making more financing available for climate change projects

By Benjamin Flowers The Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to increase the amount of financing available for countries to conduct climate change related projects. The IDB agreed this week to raise the amount of financing available by 30 percent over the next four years. The IDB estimates that the climate […]

Crime Escapee Shane Bennet recaptured in Placencia

Escapee Shane Bennet recaptured in Placencia

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist Shane Bennet, a murder suspect who had escaped from police custody in January, was recaptured in Placencia this week through efforts of a joint police operation. Officers from the Special Branch, Crimes Investigation Branch (CIB) and the Placencia police sub-formation found Bennet hiding at a […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The shooting of a thirteen year old boy by BDF Forces in the Cebada area of the Chiquibul National Park on the Belize side of the border has inflamed the people of Guatemala, and on Thursday, April 21 President Jimmy Morales put the Guatemalan forces in the area of the […]

General New AIDs report will help guide NAC’s future plans

New AIDs report will help guide NAC’s future plans

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National AIDS Commission this week said that the recently released National HIV surveillance Report 2015 will assist in planning future interventions in the national HIV response. Executive Director of the NAC, Enrique Romero, explained that the report, released by the Ministry of Health, has […]

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New AIDs report will help guide NAC’s future plans
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New AIDs report will help guide NAC’s future plans

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National AIDS Commission this week said that the recently released National HIV surveillance Report 2015 will assist in planning future interventions in the national HIV response. Executive Director of the NAC, Enrique Romero, explained that the report, released by the Ministry of Health, has […]

Global heat streak up to 11 months and counting
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Global heat streak up to 11 months and counting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The temperature in March 2016 brought the global record breaking heat streak up to 11 months. This is according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “Most of Earth’s land surfaces were warmer than average or much warmer than average … with record warmth […]

PUP issues statement regarding Belize/Guatemalan relations
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PUP issues statement regarding Belize/Guatemalan relations

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The People’s United Party (PUP) has issued its own statement following Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ decision to place Guatemalan troops along the Adjacency Zone with Belize. Morales, who has been receiving criticisms from his own native Guatemalans for cutting that country’s health and social budget […]

Majority of UN members sign Paris Agreement
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Majority of UN members sign Paris Agreement

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter More than 170 countries out of 196 have signed on to the Global Climate Change Treaty, known as the Paris Agreement. The United Nations held a special signing session this week, where countries, particularly from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), came to show their support […]

Public outrage over Facebook post
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Public outrage over Facebook post

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Numerous Belizeans are expressing their outrage on the social media platform FaceBook, after a Belmopan bar owner posted derogatory comments about the Belize Defence Force (BDF), and saying that she supports Guatemala. The user, Lala Chacon Menjivar, owner of La Cabana bar, posted a lengthy […]

Barrow, Morales agree to take measures to de-escalate tensions at borders
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Barrow, Morales agree to take measures to de-escalate tensions at borders

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The leaders of Belize and Guatemala have agreed to take all measures necessary to de-escalate tensions at our border areas. A press release from the Government’s Press Office late this evening states that Prime Minister Dean Barrow made the announcement during a special meeting of […]

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YWP to hold second annual diabetes run

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youth For World Peace (YWP) Wellness Ambassadors, a community organization in western Belize is holding its second annual run for diabetes awareness. YWP set the date for May 22, where participants will run 23 miles, beginning at the Belmopan market square and ending at Palacio’s […]

IDB making more financing available for climate change projects
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IDB making more financing available for climate change projects

By Benjamin Flowers The Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to increase the amount of financing available for countries to conduct climate change related projects. The IDB agreed this week to raise the amount of financing available by 30 percent over the next four years. The IDB estimates that the climate […]

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Government loses big in litigation with Unicorn

In two separate judgments in 2016 by two separate Justices of the Supreme Court, the actions of the government have been deemed unconstitutional and unlawful. In the first such ruling in January, 2016, Justice Courtney Abel ordered government to pay Titan International Securities US $4.5 million, and last Friday, Justice […]

Fundraiser to help 12-year-old with leukemia
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Fundraiser to help 12-year-old with leukemia

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist The family of 12-year-old Cleyon Marage is holding a fundraiser this weekend to pay for medical treatment for the boy who has been battling leukemia for two years. While Marage is currently receiving treatment in Merida, his family is busy organizing the fundraiser to be […]