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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 BPP calls for proper garbage disposal in Toledo

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 […]

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BPP calls for proper garbage disposal in Toledo
General / Weekend News

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
General / Weekend News

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 […]

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Stem cells could cure type 1 diabetes scientists say

By Benjamin Flowers Scientists in the United States have used stem cells to create a treatment which could potentially cure type one diabetes. Several universities, including Harvard University, used stem cells to create insulin-producing cells which when used in animal trials shut down the effects of Type one Diabetes. The […]

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Why is it important to protect Half Moon Caye?

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist The recent detention of eight men fishing in restricted no take zones outside of protected fishing areas, brings to light why it is important to protect conserved areas such as Half Moon Caye. The Belize Audubon Society (BAS), that manages seven conservation sites in Belize […]

Regional service provider coalitions discuss way forward
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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 […]

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The BPP tells GOB to better the economy, cut your salaries by half

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) made three suggestions to the government, this week, which it feels would help to improve the conomic climate of the country. “Cutting your [ministers] salaries and benefits by 50 percent,” is the first suggestion. The party said cutting unnecessary spending, […]