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Taiwan’s new female President inaugurated – Belize celebrates

The government and people of Belize joined their friends of the Republic of China on Taiwan in celebrating the inauguration of their first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Friday, May 20. While Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and Foreign Minster Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington represented […]

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 late Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural address (1933) told the American people,”The only thing we have to fear – is fear itself – debilitating, unjustified terror which paralyses needed effort to convert retreat into advance.” That declaration by one of America’s greatest presidents has inspired millions of […]

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Yes to the ICJ

By:Adrian Torres Dear Editor, The Belize Progressive Party’s (BPP) fiery rhetoric provides a necessary spark to the otherwise humdrum political discourse between the two major parties. In fact, it was the specter of the party’s activism that spooked the Barrow administration into enacting the wildly unpopular (and now rescinded) statutory […]

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The International Court of Justice

The recent escalation of tensions between Belize and Guatemala, especially following the latter’s apparent sidestepping of the confidence building measures, is something for the international economic relations’ textbooks and scholarly journals. Particularly, if the recent reports by the Belizean media of declining bilateral trade in Melchor de Mencos are accurate, […]

General

Yes to the ICJ

By:Adrian Torres Dear Editor, The Belize Progressive Party’s (BPP) fiery rhetoric provides a necessary spark to the otherwise humdrum political discourse between the two major parties. In fact, it was the specter of the party’s activism that spooked the Barrow administration into enacting the wildly unpopular (and now rescinded) statutory […]

Faber wins UDP deputy leadership comfortably over Saldivar
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Faber wins UDP deputy leadership comfortably over Saldivar

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Patrick Faber, the Minister of Education has won the deputy leadership of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) comfortably over John Saldivar, the Minister of National Security and only other contender in the race. Faber won by 88 votes with a final tally of 336 […]

Taiwan to hand over first disbursement of renal failure prevention initiative to Belize
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Taiwan to hand over first disbursement of renal failure prevention initiative to Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Benjamin Ho, will hand over his government’s first disbursement to the Ministry of Health for the Renal Failure Prevention Project and the Medical Skills Cooperation Agreement on Monday. This is a three-year initiative with a budget of around […]

Thousands take part in cancer walk, many are youths
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Thousands take part in cancer walk, many are youths

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Several thousand people, many of whom were youths, took part in Saturday’s annual cancer walk, planned by the Belize Cancer Society. The event started from in front of Celina’s in Ladyville and finished in front of the Society’s compound on Mercy Lane in Belize City. […]

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Guatemalan Navy detains eight Belizeans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Government of Belize confirmed late Friday evening that the Guatemalan Navy has detained eight Belizean fishermen. The information, disseminated by the government’s Press Office, indicates the Belizeans, seven of whom possessed Belizean fishermen’s licenses, were detained “when they were found disembarking from their vessel […]

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Coconut harvester dies in road accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Ernest Garcia, 32, a coconut harvester died while driving his vehicle on the Philip Goldson highway. The incident happened sometime after 1:00 a.m. on Friday between miles 12 and 13, while Garcia was heading from the direction of Belize City towards Orange Walk. Police say […]

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Oceana holds “Hands Across the Sand”

Oceana hosted its annual “Hands Across the Sand” protest against offshor oil drilling in Belize this past Saturday and saw participation from 13 municipalities across the country. Belizeans from around the country joined hands along the shores of water bodies and public areas on Saturday to stand against offshore oil […]

A Successful Walk for A Green Belize 2016
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A Successful Walk for A Green Belize 2016

The Department of the Environment (DOE), in collaboration with the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority (BSWMA) and the Belize Audubon Society (BAS), hosted its annual “Walk For A Green Belize” cleanup campaign last Saturday. The event covered approximately 77 miles of the George Price highway. Both sides of the road […]

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Taiwan’s new female President inaugurated – Belize celebrates

The government and people of Belize joined their friends of the Republic of China on Taiwan in celebrating the inauguration of their first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Friday, May 20. While Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and Foreign Minster Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington represented […]