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Belize gets $35 million for education

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A US$35 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), along with a US $461,000 grant, will be used for the development of education throughout the country. The loan and grant were approved by the CDB Board of Directors, after a meeting with officials […]

Crime Lijohn  Franklin  shot  dead  in  his  yard!

Lijohn Franklin shot dead in his yard!

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Investigators are following new leads into the murder of Lijohn Franklyn, 33, who was shot and killed last Friday evening in his yard at 7011 Iguana Street Extension. A surveillance camera affixed on Kim’s Shop across from Franklyn’s house picked up the gunman riding […]

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Editorial

News of the arrest of seven senior officials of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) and of four others accused of paying bribes to FIFA in return for favourable broadcast rights have not only rocked the world of sports. The news has shocked law enforcement authorities of many nations […]

General Ready for the road? Cancer Walk 2015

Ready for the road? Cancer Walk 2015

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Cancer Society is inviting all Belizeans to support cancer patients in Belize and around the world, by participating in its annual Cancer Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The walk, which leaves from Ladyville at 5:00 a.m., is held to raise funds to […]

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Ready for the road? Cancer Walk 2015
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Ready for the road? Cancer Walk 2015

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Cancer Society is inviting all Belizeans to support cancer patients in Belize and around the world, by participating in its annual Cancer Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The walk, which leaves from Ladyville at 5:00 a.m., is held to raise funds to […]

Business

Belize gets $35 million for education

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A US$35 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), along with a US $461,000 grant, will be used for the development of education throughout the country. The loan and grant were approved by the CDB Board of Directors, after a meeting with officials […]

Indian recruiter cons med students – now they will sue!
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Indian recruiter cons med students – now they will sue!

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter Several Indian students attending the Central America Health Sciences University (CAHSU) on the Burrell Boom Road are planning to sue the man who they say sold them a “barrel of goods” to come here to study, only to be duped on arrival in Belize. Information […]

Lijohn  Franklin  shot  dead  in  his  yard!
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Lijohn Franklin shot dead in his yard!

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Investigators are following new leads into the murder of Lijohn Franklyn, 33, who was shot and killed last Friday evening in his yard at 7011 Iguana Street Extension. A surveillance camera affixed on Kim’s Shop across from Franklyn’s house picked up the gunman riding […]

Traffic officer and stepson shot in front of home
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Traffic officer and stepson shot in front of home

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Traffic officer, Calvin Cumberbatch, 34, and his stepson, Mark Gentle, 27, became victims of a drive-by assault shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday. An unidentified vehicle slowed down in front of their house on Caesar Ridge Road, near the Wilton Cumberbatch Field, and two […]

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Roaring Creek residents say “No” to casino

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A bid by a businessman to open a mini casino in Roaring Creek Village, Cayo, was swiftly rejected when residents attended a community meeting on Monday in the village. At the meeting, which had a turnout of only 96 out of 3,500 residents, […]

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Children with cancer to benefit from plot of land raffle

By Dyllan Lawrence Staff Reporter The Belize Children First and Last (CFAL), in collaboration with the Belize Cancer Society, are holding a fundraising event to aid children who have been diagnosed with cancer. This event entails a raffle of a plot of land in Tropical Park. The raffle was made […]

Business

IDB funds Caribbean Climate Change projects

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Caribbean countries will have access to funding to improve their resilience to climate change, through a new grant by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) this week. The IDB on Thursday approved a US$10.39 million grant for the implementation of the Investment Plan for the Caribbean […]

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Taiwan gifts Belize US $5 million

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter On Wednesday, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Benjamin Ho, handed over a cheque worth US $5 million to Prime Minister Dean Barrow to assist in Belize’s poverty alleviation and infrastructural development projects. The money, according to the Government’s Press Office, will be used “to cover a […]

Arson leaves family of five homeless
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Arson leaves family of five homeless

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A family of five, including three little girls, is homeless after a fire, deliberately set. destroyed their home on Monday just before 9 p.m. in Lord’s Bank. Homeowner Dorian Russel, father of three girls, aged two, four and six, said he and his family […]