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Body parts found in bag, head missing
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Body parts found in bag, head missing

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter San Ignacio police are investigating a grizzly murder, in which a yet unidentified woman was dismembered. Police are now hoping to find the body’s missing head to identify the victim. Residents in Blackman Eddy Village made the first horrific discovery on Tuesday, when a sack […]

PUP blasts budget on day one of debate
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PUP blasts budget on day one of debate

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) started day one of the debate on the national budget, taking strong positions against the Government of Belize on several issues. PUP Leader, John Briecño indirectly accused the government of tampering with statistics, saying that the projections of growth in […]

“Bully beef” ban?
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“Bully beef” ban?

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, through the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), has placed a temporary ban on contaminated corned beef products coming from Brazil, Belize’s main supplier of the “bully beef”. Belize has taken steps to block affected imports from entering the country and has […]

Budget 2017: Spending cuts, Taxes up
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Budget 2017: Spending cuts, Taxes up

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Increased revenues from taxes, widening recurring expenditures, decreased Capital II spending, and a fulfilled promise to avoid retrenchment, are only some of the highlights of the Government of Belize’s 2017/2018 National Budget. Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the $1.18 billion budget on Monday, accompanied by […]

Superbond 3.0 is unsustainable, experts say
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Superbond 3.0 is unsustainable, experts say

By Alexis R. Milan Editor The government of Belize, this week, officially announced the success of its consent solicitation with the new terms of the revised 2034 bonds on the heels of touting the restructuring as a national and political victory. Experts, however, don’t share Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s same […]

No info, no coverage!
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No info, no coverage!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Relations between the media and the Belize Police Department’s press office deteriorated this week after a policy introduced in January governing the method of information dissemination has effectively blocked the media from important details about criminal and police related matters. The media has collectively decided […]

Fire consumes elderly woman and house
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Fire consumes elderly woman and house

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Louise Berry, an 86 year-old woman who lived alone in a 10′ by 8′ wooden structure on Iguana Street, Belize City, died Thursday morning when flames consumed her while trying to get out of the burning place. Berry’s step-sister, Gretel Lopez told the Reporter that […]

$100 million in savings!  GOB restructures Superbond
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$100 million in savings! GOB restructures Superbond

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced this week, that his government has successfully renegotiated the 2034 US dollar bond (Superbond) which will save Belize an estimated $100 million. Barrow, accompanied by Financial Secretary Joseph Waight, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, and Economic Ambassador Mark Espat, held a […]

Chang and Tillett finally take the stand
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Chang and Tillett finally take the stand

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter After over a month of declining requests by the Senate Special Select Committee to testify in the inquiry regarding corruption at the Immigration Department, Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett made their first appearance this week. Tillett, former financial controller of the Belize City Council, explained […]

Therapist dies in collision on Stann Creek Valley road
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Therapist dies in collision on Stann Creek Valley road

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A therapist of Belize City lost her life after she was flung about ten feet away from a vehicle she was traveling in, after it was involved in a collision at mile 9 on the Stann Creek Valley Road on Thursday afternoon. When police responded […]