Events/Ceremonies

Kareem Clarke memorial described a success
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Kareem Clarke memorial described a success

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Michelle Leiva, a student of Edward P. Yorke high school in Belize City is the first place winner of the first ever Kareem Clarke essay competition. Leiva’s prize-winning piece was featured during the Kareem Clarke’s first-ever memorial on the occasion of his birthday on Saturday. […]

House of Representatives has inaugural sitting
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House of Representatives has inaugural sitting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Nine days after the General Elections, on Friday, elected representatives gathered at the National Assembly in Belmopan for the inaugural sitting of the House of Representatives. The session gathered the 31 area representatives from both the incumbent and opposition for the ceremonial swearing in.  Governor […]

Diabetes Association holds health fair
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Diabetes Association holds health fair

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In commemoration of upcoming World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Association of Belize (DAB) held a health fair on Friday. The event at the Battlefield Park, provided an opportunity for the Association to engage the public with vital information pertaining to diabetes, health and wellness. The […]

NDACC director headed for high level UN meeting
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NDACC director headed for high level UN meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Director of the National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC), Esner Vellos, left Belize on Sunday bound for Mexico, to attend a United Nations meeting on the world drug problem. The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), to be held in Mexico City on Monday […]

Credit Union League holds financial literacy competition
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Credit Union League holds financial literacy competition

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Thirteen students from around the country gathered at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall on Friday to compete in the first ever National Fr. Marion Ganey Quiz Competition. The competition, hosted by the Belize Credit Union League in collaboration with member credit unions countrywide and the […]

Belize to host upcoming CROSQ meeting
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Belize to host upcoming CROSQ meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize will be the host country for the upcoming 27th meeting of the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Council. The meeting is scheduled for October 5-8, and will be held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. At the meeting, delegates from […]

Belizeans show their talent: Village Arts Expo comes to Belize City
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Belizeans show their talent: Village Arts Expo comes to Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Over 120 artisans and other entrepreneurs gathered at the BTL Park on Princess Margaret Drive on Saturday, for the Belize Tourism Board’s 4th annual Village Arts Expo. The expo showcased a myriad of locally made products, including: wood carvings, jewelry, bags, glass wares, baskets and […]

Credit Unions hold financial literacy competition
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Credit Unions hold financial literacy competition

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Belize Credit Unions League held its Belize district school quiz competition at the Holy Redeemer parish hall on Friday morning as part of its effort to advocate financial literacy awareness in schools to help youths understand the importance of financial wisdom. Coreen Robinson […]

Sagicor visionaries challenge prepares for another round
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Sagicor visionaries challenge prepares for another round

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter High school science teachers from around the country gathered at the Belize  Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Friday morning for a sensitization workshop on the upcoming Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. Over 30 teachers, coming from as far as Stann Creek and San Pedro, gathered to learn the […]

Belize celebrates 34th anniversary of Independence; rain alters uniform parade
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Belize celebrates 34th anniversary of Independence; rain alters uniform parade

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize celebrated the 34th anniversary of her Independence on Monday, with official speeches in Belmopan from the Mayor of Belmopan, the Leader of the Opposition and from the Prime Minister. Belmopan Mayor, Khalid Belisle, who revealed that he was born just months before Belize got […]