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Diesel and kerosene prices rise again!
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Diesel and kerosene prices rise again!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter During the last gas price adjustment, the cost of Kerosene was spared any increase while the cost of Diesel went up by only three cents per gallon; however, this week both types of fuel saw substantial increases. In the eighth gas price adjustment for 2018, […]

No movement on Chetumal Street repairs
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No movement on Chetumal Street repairs

By Benjamin Flowers Eight months after Prime Minister Dean Barrow declared the Lake Independence Boulevard a failure, the stretch of road has sunk further into disrepair, with no sign of meaningful remedial works. As the road continues to deteriorate, cracks, sinkholes and general distortions are becoming an even more common […]

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September theme competition open to public

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporteer The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) this week announced the opening of the 2018 September Celebrations theme competition. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and be invited to the official September ceremonies as a distinguished. NICH says all Belizeans living at […]

Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing more than 60 people
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Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing more than 60 people

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A volcano erupted in Guatemala without warning on Sunday, killing more than 60 people who were attending to market day activities below the volcano. Plumes of hot, molten rock, gas and ash bolted thousands of feet into the air, covering entire villages. Due to the […]

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Diaspora group challenging Immigration Department over voter re-registration

By Benjamin Flowers A group of Belizeans in the Diaspora called Belizean Citizens Abroad, are petitioning the Minister and Department of Immigration and Nationality over the fact that Guatemalan citizens will be allowed to participate in the upcoming voter re-registration exercise. The group is calling for the Immigration Department to: […]

Banning single-use plastics and Styrofoam may prove ineffective without planning and enforcement
Business

Banning single-use plastics and Styrofoam may prove ineffective without planning and enforcement

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Belize has joined a global wave by committing to curtail the use of single-use plastics, styrofoam and plastic cutlery by 22 April 2019, but a report just released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) captioned Single-use plastics: A Roadmap for sustainability, points to challenges […]

Is GOB using BTL to punish Kremandala?   BTL stops advertising with media entity; defends position
Business

Is GOB using BTL to punish Kremandala? BTL stops advertising with media entity; defends position

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor On May 11, Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), one of the two major telecommunications company and one of Belize’s biggest advertisers, wrote to Krem Radio, Krem TV and the Amandala newspaper informing that it would no longer advertise with the three companies, with immediate effect. From […]

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What are you spending on? SIB conducts Household Budget Survey

By Benjamin Flowers The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) is carrying out a countrywide survey with the major goal of tracking spending patterns in Belize as a means to update the list of items in the Consumer Price Index (the report that tracks inflation). The Household Budget Survey consists of […]

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An Object Lesson

The Barbados Labor Party (BLP)’s complete win at the polls and parliament certainly signifies the will of the Barbadian people for Prime Minister Mia Mottley to lead them to better days. However, less than a month into office, the new head of government announced that they had no choice but […]

Boy, 13, shot twice by police; cops say they had to shoot
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Boy, 13, shot twice by police; cops say they had to shoot

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Elwin Pitter, 13, is in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) with two bullet wounds in his lower legs and a fractured right foot after police shot him during what they believe was an unavoidable incident. It happened around 4:30 on Saturday afternoon when the […]