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Business Regional service provider coalitions discuss way forward

Regional service provider coalitions discuss way forward

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP), this week, shared some of the results emerging from the strategic meeting of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (CNSC). Belize’s representative at the meeting, Orson Elrington, explained on Wednesday that the two-day meeting was to finalize the CNSC’s upcoming […]

Crime Mennonite baby drowns in tub of water

Mennonite baby drowns in tub of water

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist A one-year-old Mennonite baby drowned in a tub of laundry water in the Indian Creek village in Orange Walk on Wednesday morning. Around 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, baby Aganetha Blatz was found by her brother, lifeless in a tub of water and clothes. The family […]

Editorial

Editorial

Elections to determine new leadership, and a new direction for the People’s United Party were held last Sunday in Belmopan with far-reaching results. Mr. Johnny Briceño, emerged the winner by a modest margin over Mr. Francis Fonseca and Mr. Cordel Hyde. But he not only won as Party Leader. His […]

General Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross

Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross

Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter Tropic Air and its partners donated $500 to the Dangriga Red Cross this week as part of the airline’s ‘#TropicGivesBack’ charitable campaign. The Red Cross donation is just the first of Tropic Air’s 2016 initiative. “Every year, our staff and customers, come together to raise much […]

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Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross
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Tropic Air gives donation to Dangriga Red Cross

Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter Tropic Air and its partners donated $500 to the Dangriga Red Cross this week as part of the airline’s ‘#TropicGivesBack’ charitable campaign. The Red Cross donation is just the first of Tropic Air’s 2016 initiative. “Every year, our staff and customers, come together to raise much […]

CTO says Zika shouldn’t ruin travel plans
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CTO says Zika shouldn’t ruin travel plans

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Despite the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) maintains that the virus is no reason for visitors to avoid the regions. The CTO this week released a list of ten reasons why you shouldn’t […]

Mother and son arrested for unlicensed firearm
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Mother and son arrested for unlicensed firearm

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Police have arrested a seamstress from Orange Walk, and her son for having an unlicensed firearm and accompanying ammunition. The Orange Walk police’s Quick Response Team reported that they searched the home of Mavis Wade at #25 Saint Peter Street Orange Walk Town on Saturday, […]

Another tourist mishap  
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Another tourist mishap  

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter   Belize has recorded another unfortunate incident involving a tourist suffering harm, this time at the Altun Ha archaeological site.   Reports are that a cruise passenger, American national Bryan Goeders, had to be flown out of the country for further treatment on Saturday, after […]

BPP calls for proper garbage disposal in Toledo
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BPP calls for proper garbage disposal in Toledo

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Progressive Part (BPP) is calling on the Government of Belize and the residents of the Toledo district to address an ongoing problem with garbage disposal, which mars the beauty of the jungle. Robert Lopez, campaign manager for the BPP, in a report compiled […]

FECTAB takes issue with NICH
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FECTAB takes issue with NICH

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize (FECTAB), held a press conference on Saturday morning to publicly voice its discontent with the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). FECTAB representatives met at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, to address several concerns, including: seemingly […]

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Quake shakes Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan early Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. At least 126 people were rescued from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, the media office of the Tainan municipal disaster response center told CNN. A total of 26 people were hospitalized. Seven people […]

Drunken drug trafficker crashes into tree
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Drunken drug trafficker crashes into tree

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A Belize City man crashed into a tree on Friday morning, in a failed attempt to avoid police capture. Responding to reports of an accident, police picked up Ronald Reyes, of 7017 Antelope Street Belize City, at around 12:15 a. m., having crashed his burgundy Ford […]

Baby Brenae Clings to Life after Tragic Accident
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Baby Brenae Clings to Life after Tragic Accident

The worst nightmare of any parent is unfolding at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), and has been since last Friday. Brenae Timmons, 3, lies in an induced coma while doctors wait for the swelling in her brain to subside. She yawns and moves her arms and legs, but following […]

Zika goes global
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Zika goes global

By Benjamin Flowers The World Health Organization (WHO), this week, declared the Zika virus outbreak a global health emergency. The WHO decided to sound the alarm on Monday, after experts met to examine the patters observed in the way the virus has been spreading. Countries such as Brazil, have already […]