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Losing streak continues $360 Million lost in litigation

The Government of Belize, this week, sustained its latest in a series of court battle losses, totaling over $360 Million. On Wednesday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) overturned the Belize Court of Appeal’s ruling in the case of GOB vs. the Belize Bank on the controversial Universal Health Services […]

KHMH 2-slice CT Scanner cou;d be replaced for arund $3 million
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KHMH CT-Scanner busted

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital confirmed on Thursday that its Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner, an essential imaging machine used for X-Rays and internal scans, has broken down. Credible reports to the Reporter indicate that the malfunctioning machine has left hundreds of patients without access to […]

Guatemalans enter Belize illegally
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Guatemalans enter Belize illegally

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Five days after a team of Guatemalan soldiers and camera crew illegally crossed the border into Benque, Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release with brief details about the incident. On Wednesday, the Ministry’s press release stated that Benque police had notified them […]

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Medical reports confirm women were “carnally known” during police detention

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Belize Police Department is “still investigating” a report from two women who say they were raped by police while they were held in custody at the Independence police station more than two weeks ago. The only new information police did reveal this week is […]

Bridge gets upgrade after 4  fatalities
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Bridge gets upgrade after 4 fatalities

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Following a Garifuna Settlement Day weekend which recorded three tragic accidents resulting in four fatalities at the same one-laned bridge in Saint Margaret’s village, new signs, markers and rails are being put in place to prevent any further accidents there. The signs and markers were […]

Ministry of Health vs. Pharmacists
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Ministry of Health vs. Pharmacists

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Local pharmacists and the Ministry of Health are at odds this week over new import regulations for pharmaceuticals, leaving stakeholders concerned about the quality of drugs which will now be available to the public. At the start of November the MOH implemented an amendment to […]

Another “hotbed” of corruption at SSB?
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Another “hotbed” of corruption at SSB?

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Two separate investigations are ongoing – one by the police and the other by the Belize Social Security Board (SSB) – to determine whether a fake nationality certificate discovered last week could have more disturbing roots, involving personnel from the SSB. The forged nationality document […]

Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park
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Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Visitors of the Constitution Park in Belize City were in for a surprise when an 11-foot boa constrictor was found in the park, causing a bit of commotion and piquing the interest of many who recorded the discovery on their phones. The massive snake was […]

GOB loses $18 million arbitration appeal in US Courts
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Another multi-million dollar court loss for GOB

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Adding to its numerous consecutive losses in United States courts, the government of Belize lost another case this week at the US Supreme Court level, which will cost Belize some US $18.5 million. The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it will not review […]

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Three policemen under investigation for rape of detainees

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Police Department’s Professional Standards Branch is collecting statements in connection with an allegation by two women that three policemen raped them while in their custody last Thursday night at the Independence police station compound. Two of the policemen, whose ranks vary, allegedly committed the […]