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Business Bureau of Standards explores transition to statutory body

Bureau of Standards explores transition to statutory body

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Bureau of Standards, through a Caribbean Development Bank funded project, is looking at transitioning from a government department to a statutory body. Director of the BBS, Jose Trejo, explained this week that the project is valued at US$280,000 and has three major components: developing a […]

Crime Suspect charged for murder of 15 year-old

Suspect charged for murder of 15 year-old

15 year-old By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 28-year-old man has been charged for the murder of 15-year-old Jaheem Mahler, which happened on Tuesday night. The accused killer, Carl Reneau, was charged on Thursday afternoon. The murder happened around 8:30 p.m on January 17. Mahler was riding his bicycle on […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The laws of Belize make it difficult for married couples to get a divorce. They require applicants to first get a provisional divorce before going on a final decree. The courts insist on having serious reasons for a divorce. It is not enough for one of the parties to claim […]

General High school students protest gun violence 

High school students protest gun violence 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The students of Maude Williams High School took to the streets today, protesting the recent spike in the gun violence plaguing the country. Third form English students lined Cemetery Road, in the blistering heat with signs and posters encouraging positive conflict resolution, and asking Belizeans […]

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High school students protest gun violence 
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High school students protest gun violence 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The students of Maude Williams High School took to the streets today, protesting the recent spike in the gun violence plaguing the country. Third form English students lined Cemetery Road, in the blistering heat with signs and posters encouraging positive conflict resolution, and asking Belizeans […]

Trump sworn in as 45th US President
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Trump sworn in as 45th US President

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, Donald John Trump, swore in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump and his president Michael Pence, swore in at the US Capital City, Washington DC. In his inaugural speech, Trump maintained the positions on trade that he had campaigned […]

Suspect charged for murder of 15 year-old
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Suspect charged for murder of 15 year-old

15 year-old By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 28-year-old man has been charged for the murder of 15-year-old Jaheem Mahler, which happened on Tuesday night. The accused killer, Carl Reneau, was charged on Thursday afternoon. The murder happened around 8:30 p.m on January 17. Mahler was riding his bicycle on […]

Crime

Daniel Caine held for New Year murder

Police may have cracked the case of the first murder of 2017 with the arrest of Daniel Caine, a 29 year-old resident of Pinks Alley. The victim, 22 year-old Collin Sutherland, was shot and killed near his home on New Year’s Day. Sutherland was on his way home in Conch […]

“Wasn’t me,” says former Immigration Director, Ruth Meighan
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“Wasn’t me,” says former Immigration Director, Ruth Meighan

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Former Director of the Immigration and Nationality Department, Ruth Meighan, said this week that there was no internal process of any kind to oversee passport and visa approvals during her time at the Department. On Wednesday, Meighan testified before the Senate Special Select Committee which […]

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New Speaker hopes to change unprincipled culture of parliamentary proceedings

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor New House Speak-er, Mrs. Laura Longsworth has said she will attempt to restore and uphold the standard of parliamentary proceedings that are conducted in the House. Longsworth, who is appointed and was sworn in at last Friday’s first House sitting for 2017, said that she […]

25 parcels of cocaine washed ashore in San Pedro Town
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25 parcels of cocaine washed ashore in San Pedro Town

Written By Michelle Sutherland San Pedro Police confiscated 25 parcels of cocaine from the northern part of the island over the weekend before the shipment could reach its targeted destination or dealers. According to police, on Saturday around 7:45 a.m. police was tipped off about a crocos sack which appeared […]

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Female raped in the Bainsville area of Hattieville

Written By Michelle Sutherland A Hattieville woman was attacked and raped by a machete wielding man on Saturday night. Official reports indicate that around 7.00 p.m, a 31-year-old woman was walking in the Bainsville area when she was approached by an unknown man. He was armed with a machete and […]

New A.G. Peyrefite – new broom sweeps clean!
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New A.G. Peyrefite – new broom sweeps clean!

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The new Attorney General Michael Peyrefittehas brought a fresh wind of change to his office, as he indicated when he addressed his colleagues at the ceremonial opening of the January session of the Supreme Court on Monday. Peyrefittequoted scripture from Ecclesiastes as he encouraged his […]

Ministry of Health wants bigger fine for burying dead on private property
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Ministry of Health wants bigger fine for burying dead on private property

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Health is preparing a proposal to submit to government, to increase the fine levied against people who bury their dead loved ones in their yard. Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, explained that the ministry is proposing to have the fine increased from […]