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Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Austin Williams, charged for rape of woman.
Crime

Roaring Creek man remanded for rape

By Michelle Sutherland A Roaring Creek resident was remanded to the Hattieville prison last Friday after it is alleged that he was caught in the act of raping a pregnant woman in the wee hours of Friday morning. Justin Austin Williams, 29, was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate Court on […]

Business

UNDP offers anti-corruption training for secondary and tertiary students

By Benjamin Flowers High school and tertiary level students country wide will be getting lessons on anti-corruption measures during the months of November and December, through a new project hosted by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP). UNDP, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) […]

Oceana's field representative Celeshia Guy(Middle) honored with Environmental Youth Award.
Business

Oceana representative honored at World Youth Conference

By Michelle Sutherland An Oceana field representative was recognized and honored with the Environmental Youth Award during the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Youth Conference, which was hosted in Belize last Thursday. Celeshia Guy, the award’s recipient, was recognized for her tremendous contributions to increasing awareness of Belize’s natural […]

Stakeholders discuss energy efficiency in the Caribbean
Business

Bureau of Standards hosts energy efficiency consultancy

By Benjamin Flowers To assist with the development of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), the Belize Bureau of Standards hosted a stakeholder consultation to gain feedback from those in the relevant fields of expertise. The BBS hosted the consultation, done in collaboration with the Ministry […]

Business

Belize Renewable Energy Potential

There are several global indices that rank Belize in less-than-favorable positions. For crime, we rank a little too high for comfort, and a rank of 121 on the Doing Business Index (DBI) places us a little too low. However, there are those areas that the statistics and measures indicate that […]

Portals to Culture and History Pt. 2
General

Portals to Culture and History Pt. 2

November 19 is one of the biggest events on Belize’s calendar every year for the Garinagu people and for those who are either curious or have fallen in love with their culture. The story of a people who have persevered throughout the years despite incredible opposition, seems to resonate with […]

Actress Lynn Whitfield
General

Lynn Whitfield stars at Belize’s 12th International Film Festival red carpet gala opening

Hollywood celebrity and Emmy award winning actress and producer Lynn Whitfield was undoubtedly the star of red carpet gala opening night of the 12th Belize International Film Festival at the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts in Belize City on Wednesday evening, November 9. Whitfield is judge on the film […]

Small aircraft collides into vehicle in Placencia
General / Weekend News

Small aircraft collides into vehicle in Placencia

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Reporter Newspaper has received credible but unconfirmed reports that sometime this morning a small aircraft crashed into a vehicle at the Placencia municipal airstrip. Details of what transpired are still sketchy but we are made to understand that a minister along with some tourists […]

MACAW & FEATHERS
General

FABULOUS FEATHERS!!!

Yes, the feathers which handsomely cover our birds are indeed fabulous.  They are astounding for so many reasons.  They are made of keratin, however, an especially strong keratin.  Our fingernails are made of keratin, too.  Feather keratin is stronger that the keratin of horns or hooves.   Feathers insulate a bird […]

Diabetes Association of Belize hosts health fair
General

Over 50,000 Belizeans have diabetes

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Diabetes Association (BDA) said this week that it is concerned that the number of Belizeans with diabetes reportedly exceeds 50,000. BDA President, Anthony Castillo, during the World Diabetes Day health fair on Tuesday, said the new data coming out of the International Diabetes Federation shows […]