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New cookbook launched to help youths
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New cookbook launched to help youths

By Marion V. Ali Assistant Editor Belizean businesswoman, Nefretery Nancy Marin has published a new cookbook to fund a youth foundation which deals with youth issues. The Nancy Marin Youth Foundation is based in Georgeville village, Cayo, and conducts a number of activities throughout the year for youths who want […]

Be aware of Gastric Cancer
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Be aware of Gastric Cancer

By Marion V. Ali Assistant Editor Many people may have gastric cancer and don’t even know it, a new study suggests. WebMD.com reported this week that symptoms are sometimes not seen until the cancer has already spread to another part of your body. Signs and symptoms, include: tiredness, feeling bloated […]

Village men charged with murder
Crime

Village men charged with murder

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Two men have been charged with murder for stabbing a 21 year-old man in a bar brawl on Saturday night in San Felipe, Orange Walk District. Forty year-old Saul Reyes and 47 year-old Juan Orellana, are reporter to have turned on their drinking companion, 21 […]

Police suspect arson in pre-dawn blaze in Dangriga
Crime

Police suspect arson in pre-dawn blaze in Dangriga

By Marion V. Ali Assistant Editor Errol Gomez of Dangriga escaped with just the clothes on his back from his burning house just before daybreak on Monday, April 3. Based on discoveries after the fire, officials believe the blaze was intentionally set! Sometime around 4:00 on Monday, April 3, Gomez […]

Crime

Alleged Guatemalan car thief shot dead in Adjacency Zone

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A man who is accused of being a trans-border car thief operating between Melchor de Mencos in Peten, Guatemala and Belize was killed while he was socializing at a bar in the Belize/Guatemala Adjacency Zone over the weekend. On Sunday night, April 2nd, a gunman […]

Pre-dawn disturbance in San Pedro: Abusive cops lie save face!
Crime

Pre-dawn disturbance in San Pedro: Abusive cops lie save face!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Two police officers stationed in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye have been charged with wounding after they discharged their service weapons in public, wounding five persons. Twenty seven year-old police officer Norman Coye and 22-year old police officer Darnell Madrill have been interdicted and charged for […]

Business

SIB and GOB strengthen national statistical system

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) and the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce (MEDP), held a workshop this week, in an effort to strengthen the National Statistical System (NSS). The SIB and GOB facilitated the workshop at the Best Western Belize […]

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Big things on the horizon for CitCo

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter   The Belize City Council unveiled several new fundraising initiatives and services this week, including a new mobile application and customizable license plates. At a conference held at City Hall on Wednesday, Belize City Mayor, Darrell Bradley, flanked by other councillors, unveiled the Belize City […]

Government of Germany donates to Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center
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Government of Germany donates to Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week, the Federal Republic of Germany invested thousands of dollars in the lives of Belizean youths, when it donated to the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center. Mr. Harald Klein, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Guatemala and Belize, handed over the grant […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Everyone who watched that viral video of the police actions in San Pedro last Saturday night came away with the same impression : – that our policemen are poorly trained and have a morbid propensity for hurting civilians. Once the police have a prisoner in handcuffs,that prisoner is already sufficiently […]