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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 […]

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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 […]

General Hundreds take part in cancer walk, many are youths

Hundreds take part in cancer walk, many are youths

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Several hundred 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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Hundreds take part in cancer walk, many are youths
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Hundreds take part in cancer walk, many are youths

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Several hundred 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 […]

Taiwanese experts: Taiwan needs to strenghten diplomatic ties with allies, including Belize
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Taiwanese experts: Taiwan needs to strenghten diplomatic ties with allies, including Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor In her inaugural speech last week, Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen promised to keep peaceful dialogue with mainland China, which has intensified its threats over claims to the island. But members of the Taiwan Brain Trust, a panel of eight professors in areas of politics, economics, […]

Deforestation shrinks Jaguars’ habitat
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Deforestation shrinks Jaguars’ habitat

The jaguar, iconic symbol of the Belize tourism industry, is under threat from farmers shooting them to protect livestock; as agricultural land-clearing has reduced the jaguars’ hunting grounds and pushed them closer to farms raising cattle and sheep. Yamira Novelo of the University of Belize’s Environmental Research Institute (UB-ERI) sounded […]

Venezuela tells Caribbean to watch out for surge of refugees
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Venezuela tells Caribbean to watch out for surge of refugees

By Benjamin Flowers Authorities in Venezuela are asking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to be prepared for a surge of refugees as the the socioeconomic situation in the country worsens. Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of of Chacao in Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, explained that as food shortages persist, people are leaving the […]

Prevention is key to fighting chronic diseases
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Prevention is key to fighting chronic diseases

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter “A good health information system to help in the tracking and management of patients is key to the prevention of chronic diseases,” expalined Hung-Tsu “Cathy” Wang. She is Director of the Humanitarian Assistance Department of Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF). The remarks came […]