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Lake-I Blvd ‘failure’ to cost tax-payers $5.5 Million MORE
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Lake-I Blvd ‘failure’ to cost tax-payers $5.5 Million MORE

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Little more than a year after being built, Lake Independence Boulevard is in deplorable condition and by the Prime Minister’s own admission, a “failure” but taxpayers will have to shell out more than $5 Million to have it reconstructed properly, according to Belize Infrastructure Limited […]

$8M contract is the cheapest option
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$8M contract is the cheapest option

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the sum of almost $8 Million for the Faber’s Road contract was actually the cheapest option, given the standard at which the road will be built. Barrow held a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel […]

PM promises fuel price reduction
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PM promises fuel price reduction

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow assured drivers this week that it would only be a matter of days before the high cost of fuel goes down. Barrow, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, explained that the fuel importer PUMA is expecting a shipment coming in […]

Kareem Musa changes his mind
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Kareem Musa changes his mind

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Kareem Musa, the People’s United Party’s (PUP) Caribbean Shores Area Representatives who, two weeks ago announced that he was considering challenging John Briceno’s leadership of the party at its November 26 convention, has decided that he will not run for leadership at this time. In […]

Doehm discovered dead! Police suspect Suicide
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Doehm discovered dead! Police suspect Suicide

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Thursday morning was not business as usual for a Princess Hotel housekeeping employee who entered a room on the fifth floor sometime after 11:00 a.m., to do her normal chores and stumbled upon the occupant – a man – dead. The news quickly spread, after […]

Villager and homeless man murdered
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Villager and homeless man murdered

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Police have launched two separate murder investigations after two bodies were found in different municipalities on Thursday morning, starting with a body found floating in the Belize River near the Banana Bank Lodge in Cayo and another in the San Cas plaza in Belize City. […]

Pink eye infections almost double in one week!
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Pink eye infections almost double in one week!

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The number of pink eye cases in Belize has almost doubled in a matter of only one week, and now stands at well over 5,000 cases, with the Belize district accounting for more than half that figure! A check with the Ministry of Health on […]

100 strong protest ‘Gas Pain’
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100 strong protest ‘Gas Pain’

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The “gas pain” issue which motorists have been complaining about for the past several months became centre stage on Wednesday morning, when about 100 spirited protesters, bearing placards and Belizean flags, joined the Belize Leaders for Social Justice and social activist, Raymond Rivers, for a […]

Kelvin found! But questions linger
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Kelvin found! But questions linger

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Kelvin Usher, the teen whose disappearance on Sunday sparked intense public outrage and conspiracy theories, was found alive and well on Thursday morning. Despite being found, members of the public remain unsatisfied with the official account of events surrounding his whereabouts. Five days of tireless […]

Youths take to the streets
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Youths take to the streets

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Youths from various schools, community organizations, and concerned citizens took to the streets this week, protesting a myriad of social issues affecting Belize. What started as a planned protest for the safe return of Kelvin Usher, transformed into a social justice demonstration after Usher was […]