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Business GOB and Ashcroft Alliance headed to CCJ

GOB and Ashcroft Alliance headed to CCJ

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize and the Ashcroft Alliance are preparing for another round in their extensive legal battle, this time, at the Caribbean Court of Justice. The alliance applied to the CCJ this month for an interpretation of the arbitration award granted by the Permanent Court of […]

Crime Lake-I fire leaves six persons homeless

Lake-I fire leaves six persons homeless

By Julia Arzu A family of six, two adults and four children, is left homeless after thier home on Olivera Street was completely destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. Around 10:31 a.m. the Fire Department received a call from the police informing them of a fire in front Western Dairies […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The cane farmers of Corozal and Orange Walk are fully justified in expecting the Belize Sugar Industries to bear the full loss, amounting to some $432,000, for molasses which became degraded due to super hot conditions inside a storage tank. The molasses became frothy on top and then began to […]

General Barrow holds press conference

Barrow holds press conference

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize today Friday, and immediately engaged the media in a discussion on national issues. Barrow held a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel, where he spoke on the implications the ongoing case of William Mason […]

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Barrow holds press conference
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Barrow holds press conference

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize today Friday, and immediately engaged the media in a discussion on national issues. Barrow held a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel, where he spoke on the implications the ongoing case of William Mason […]

Former GSU boss out on bail
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Former GSU boss out on bail

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Mark Flowers, former commander of the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) of the Belize Police Department, is out on bail having been charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. Flowers appeared before Justice Adolf Lucas today Friday, who granted bail in the sum of $7,500 […]

CitCo and CWU sign CBA
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CitCo and CWU sign CBA

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today Friday, the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers Union (CWU) signed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), marking the end of some 23 years of negotiations and attempts. The parties gathered at the office of the Labour Department for the formal signing activity. Under […]

Growing a Bright Future Program wraps up summer classes
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Growing a Bright Future Program wraps up summer classes

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today Friday, the Growing a Bright Future summer program, held its closing exercise for its Belize City cohort. Director of the program, Peter Lacey, explained that the closing, held at the Radisson fort George Hotel and Marina, was one of several being conducted at various […]

A trap holds mosquitos at the Dallas County Mosquito Lab, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. Although there has been no reported cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitos in Texas, health officials are closely monitoring and testing mosquitos in areas where infections have been confirmed. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Zika expected to get worse before it subsides

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Zika virus is expected to spread aggressively and get worse before it begins to subside, a new research suggests. While a recent study has predicted that Zika will be around for about three more years, the new research suggests that the situation could get […]

Largest Mayan tomb discovered at Xunantunich
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Largest Mayan tomb discovered at Xunantunich

By Julia Arzu Archaeologists came a step closer to unravelling the secrets of the ancient Mayas as one of the largest tomb to ever be discovered in Belize was found at the Xunantunich Maya site last Tuesday. History was made as archaeologist, Dr. Jaime Awe, excavated the first tomb to […]

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CDB launches poverty assessment program

By Benjamin Flowers To assist borrowing member countries (BMC)s in assessing the non-economic factors associated with poverty, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched a new poverty assessment programme this week. The CDB launched the programme on Tuesday in Castries, St. Lucia. The initiative, valued at US $4.1 million, will run […]

Oceana and WWF fights against climate change
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Oceana and WWF fights against climate change

By Julia Arzu. Oceana, in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), presented part two of “The Energy of Nature vs. the Nature of Energy” workshop on Wednesday morning at the Radison Fort George Hotel and Marina. Belizean environmental experts, members of the Oceana school clubs and several other stakeholders congregated […]

Calypso Rose to receive WOMEX Artist Award
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Calypso Rose to receive WOMEX Artist Award

By Julia Arzu Calypso Rose, Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Calypso Monarch, will receive the 2016 WOMEX Artist Award in recognition for her outstanding contribution to the music and calypso industry. The award ceremony will be hosted in Spain on October 23. Rose first performed at WOMEX in 2006, where […]

GOB and Ashcroft Alliance headed to CCJ
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GOB and Ashcroft Alliance headed to CCJ

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize and the Ashcroft Alliance are preparing for another round in their extensive legal battle, this time, at the Caribbean Court of Justice. The alliance applied to the CCJ this month for an interpretation of the arbitration award granted by the Permanent Court of […]