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Supreme Court names new Registrar General
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Supreme Court names new Registrar General

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Trienia Marie Young, the former Head of the Police Prosecution Branch has been sworn in as the new Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Registrar General of Belize. Young reported in on Thursday, November 17th, for her first day on the job. She succeeds […]

How an eye looks when glaucoma is present in an adult
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What is glaucoma and how can it affect vision?

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Glaucoma is often associated with increased eye pressure. It is a collection of diseases that have irreversible damage to delicate nerve fibers and the optic nerve which sends information to the brain. Often referred to as “the silent thief of sight,” it causes major, irreversible […]

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Safety First

On the way to Stann Creek there is a narrow bridge that links the Hummingbird Highway across St. Margaret’s Creek. The bridge, if we can call it that, is just a slab of reinforced concrete connecting the separated portions of the highway. It has no protective rails, and while it […]

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Losing streak continues $360 Million lost in litigation

The Government of Belize, this week, sustained its latest in a series of court battle losses, totaling over $360 Million. On Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) overturned the Belize Court of Appeal’s ruling in the case of GOB vs. the Belize Bank on the controversial Universal Health Services […]

KHMH 2-slice CT Scanner cou;d be replaced for arund $3 million
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KHMH CT-Scanner busted

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital confirmed on Thursday that its Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner, an essential imaging machine used for X-Rays and internal scans, has broken down. Credible reports to the Reporter indicate that the malfunctioning machine has left hundreds of patients without access to […]

Guatemalans enter Belize illegally
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Guatemalans enter Belize illegally

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Five days after a team of Guatemalan soldiers and camera crew illegally crossed the border into Benque, Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release with brief details about the incident. On Wednesday, the Ministry’s press release stated that Benque police had notified them […]

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Medical reports confirm women were “carnally known” during police detention

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Belize Police Department is “still investigating” a report from two women who say they were raped by police while they were held in custody at the Independence police station more than two weeks ago. The only new information police did reveal this week is […]

Bridge gets upgrade after 4  fatalities
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Bridge gets upgrade after 4 fatalities

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Following a Garifuna Settlement Day weekend which recorded three tragic accidents resulting in four fatalities at the same one-laned bridge in Saint Margaret’s village, new signs, markers and rails are being put in place to prevent any further accidents there. The signs and markers were […]

Three more dead after vehicle plunges from off bridge
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Three more dead after vehicle plunges from off bridge

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Three more persons lost their lives in a traffic accident on Sunday when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged off a one-lane bridge in St. Margaret’s village. Police report that around 2:05 p.m., on Sunday, Harold Albert Smith, 37, was driving a gold-colored Toyota Camry […]

One dead, two injured in traffic mishap near St. Margaret’s village
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One dead, two injured in traffic mishap near St. Margaret’s village

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A tragic traffic mishap near St. Margaret’s village between miles 31 and 32 on the Hummingbird Highway on Saturday night has claimed the life of a Belize City man and left two of his passengers injured. Police say that sometime after 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Glen […]