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BNE Trust Fund gives $250,000 for Health  Improvement in Stann Creek andCorozal
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BNE Trust Fund gives $250,000 for Health Improvement in Stann Creek andCorozal

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) this week signed two agreements with the Ministry of Health to construct an annex to the Independence Poly Clinic in Stann Creek and to renovate the existing structure that houses the San Narciso Health Center in the […]

CWU says SSB at fault for workers not being paid
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CWU says SSB at fault for workers not being paid

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Christian Workers Union (CWU) President, Audrey Matura-Shepherd this week blamed Social Security Board (SSB) management for what she termed as acting in bad faith, resulting in over 300 SSB employees not receiving their salaries on the 26th as they are accustomed to. According to […]

GOB teams up with UNESCO and IUCN to save barrier reef
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GOB teams up with UNESCO and IUCN to save barrier reef

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has partnered with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture to get the Belize Barrier Reef system off the endangered list. This week Government announced that it has prepared a draft […]

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BAHA seizes $600,000 worth of breeder hens to contain bird flu outbreak at Spanish Lookout

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter An outbreak of bird (Avian) flu detected in the Cayo District last weekend has sent BAHA, the Belize Agricultural Health Authorities into overdrive. Over the weekend BAHA confiscated 12,000 infected breeder hens, said to be worth $600,000. BAHA called an impromptu press conference to explain […]

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CWU appoints Labour Relations officer

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Christian Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday announced the addition of former Kolbe Foundation CEO, Earl Jones as its newly appointed Labour Relations officer. CWU President, Audrey Matura-Shepherd welcomed Jones to the CWU as a part of its negotiation team during a union progress […]

Confident prime minister predicts clean sweep at  municipal elections…and a new PUP leader!
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Confident prime minister predicts clean sweep at municipal elections…and a new PUP leader!

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, during Monday’s special Sitting of the House, predicted that at the next House Sitting in March, following municipal elections in February, the opposition would have a new party leader. Barrow made the prediction that his United Democratic Party (UDP) would […]

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Police note 56 % increase in cases of unlawful carnal knowledge

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Cases of unlawful carnal knowledge have been on the rise for the past four years according to the latest crimes statistics issued by the Belize Police Department. In 2011, the police reported incidents of carnal knowledge stood at 50. At the end of 2014, the […]

SATIIM to GOB: “What’s the rush?”
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SATIIM to GOB: “What’s the rush?”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Sarstoon Temash Institute of Indigenous Management (SATIIM) is calling for the Government of Belize to properly refine its oil exploration policy before taking any other action. SATIIM issued a release this week, responding to GOB’s request for feedback on the draft Petroleum Exploration Zones […]

GOB makes first payment to child who suffered permanent injury caused by doctor
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GOB makes first payment to child who suffered permanent injury caused by doctor

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, through the Attorney General’s Ministry, has made its first payment to Georgia Matute, the mother of Janae Matute, 14, who suffered a permanent and debilitating birth injury due to a doctor’s miscalculation of her gestational age, causing her birth one […]

Education sector signs tripartite agreement
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Education sector signs tripartite agreement

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week a first of its kind tripartite agreement was signed between the Ministry of Education, the University of Belize, and Bridgewater State University. The Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, President of the University of Belize, Allan Slusher, and Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State […]