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Now that the Supreme Court has decided not to entertain a motion of censure against the Speaker of the House for his suspension of the Member for Cayo South, Mr. Julius Espat, it is time to put an end to this stand-off. Mr. Espat was expelled and physically removed from […]

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Since November this year we at the Reporter have counted ten criminal cases which have been nolli-prossed, that is to say, cases which were dismissed because material witnesses have chosen not to work with prosecuting authorities. Four of these cases were for murder. The other six were for various other […]

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It was inspiring to see so many of our young people engrossed in a serious discussion about what is wrong with Belizean society and what we ought to do to improve it during these 16 Days of Activism. When one has worked many years with a newspaper, one gets to […]

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There has been push back against a proposal by the Ministry of Health in Belmopan to vaccinate some 4,400 pre-teen and teenage schoolgirls across Belize with a drug called Gardasil to protect them from the papiloma virus which causes cervical cancer. Health officials say the vaccination programme is necessary because […]

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Mr. Donald Trump’s stunning election victory Tuesday night, like the Brexit Referendum in the United Kingdom four and a half months ago, caught the world by surprise. In both cases voters were so frustrated with the status quo that they decided to dump it instead of trying to fix it. […]

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The November rains have arrived and with them, the seasonal high tide. When this happens water from the sea pushes up in the river and into our canals, shutting down the drainage system. When the tide goes down the drainage system kicks in once more and surface water from the […]

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Now that we have a new Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries we hope he will find time for some serious thought to a new law which would end the use of gill nets in Belizean coastal waters. Ideally it would be great for Belize to take the initiative in persuading […]

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This has been a dark and ominous week for our Prime Minister Dean Barrow. The disclosure that his Minister, Mr. Gaspar Vega has had a hand in a rigged plan to stiff the government of Belize for some $800,000 has cut voters to the quick and taken a heavy toll […]

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It has been decided! The teachers of the Public School System will go on strike starting Monday, August 3rd involving every primary school up and down the country. They have unprecedented support from the Catholic Church which has offered a ringing endorsement, from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

Happy Birthday Belize
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Happy Birthday Belize

Thirty five years ago Belize stepped gingerly into independence. We weren’t quite ready because the Guatemalan claim was still hanging over us, and the state of the economy was still wobbly. But we took a leap of faith, just as we did in 1798 when a flotilla of Spanish vessels […]