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What ails thee Belize? Is it a matter of moral poverty?

by Hilaire Bennett   Journalists have been reporting on the damaging impact, the useless violence in the streets of the “old capital” on the Belizean society. One recent editorial identified the “root cause of crime as today’s criminals being bred in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods”. It identifies poverty  and joblessness as […]

Snapshots of India
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Snapshots of India

A total of 21 journalists from six Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries had the opportunity to explore one of the most outstanding and unique countries in world—India, during a seven-day familiarization tour that began on April 14, 2012. The whirlwind tour of the world’s largest democracy—held under the auspices […]

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Another Truce?

Neri Briceno I cannot see where Aaron Levenstein’s quote ‘Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital’ would be more appropriate, than when the minister responsible for the police would say that violent crime is down. The fact that may be the […]

Belize and Taiwan anniversaries celebrates Chinese artists in Belize
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Belize and Taiwan anniversaries celebrates Chinese artists in Belize

The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) have collaborated on an impressive art exhibit that highlights the fact that both countries  are celebrating monumental milestones. Belize is celebrating 30 years of independence and Taiwan is celebrating one hundred years of the founding […]

Amanda Taylor wins 2011 Queen of the Bay
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Amanda Taylor wins 2011 Queen of the Bay

Miss Barrier Reef, Amanda Elizabeth Taylor, was chosen from among eight other contestants to be the 2011 Queen of the Bay when the Queen of the Bay committee held the 66th annual pageant at Bird’s Isle last Saturday night, September 5. Outgoing Queen Audralee Enriquez will crown Miss Taylor during […]

Southside Masqueraders win Carnival
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Southside Masqueraders win Carnival

As in the King and Queen Costume Contest the Southside Masqueraders and the Mahogany Masqueraders won top honors in this year’s Carnival Road March, with Southside winning the $10,000 first prize in the senior division and Mahogany winning the $7,000 first prize in the junior division. As in the King […]

San Pedro hosts 18th International Costa Maya Festival
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San Pedro hosts 18th International Costa Maya Festival

The island paradise of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is once again hosting the annual International Costa Maya Festival, which opened with a gala on Thursday, August 4. This 18th festival is featuring the Belize Dance Company, Mexico’s Kesekese Presurcion, a comedy presentation by Nacasia and an after- party under the Belikin […]

Belize’s 6th international Film Festival better than ever
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Belize’s 6th international Film Festival better than ever

Belize’s international film festival has grown from strength to strength and the sixth edition was a tour de force, offering 33 films, of which 17 were feature length, including one made in Belize, and 15 short films of which three were Belizean. Minister Manuel Heredia says “Good show!” Belize’s international […]

Six Belizean beauties line up for Miss Earth Contest
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Six Belizean beauties line up for Miss Earth Contest

Miss Earth Belize 2011 pageant is set to be held at The Bliss Center in Belize City  on Saturday July 23, beginning at 8 p.m The six contestants for the Miss Earth Belize 2011 Pageant Miss Earth Belize 2011 pageant is set to be held at The Bliss Center in […]

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The Red Heart

Belated greetings for a Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, those who are biological and all others who have fathered a child. Belated greetings for a Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, those who are biological and all others who have fathered a child. In recognition of Father’s month, this […]