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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 […]

GREAT Program – Worst Behavior Cops skip tab and hold security at gunpoint
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GREAT Program – Worst Behavior Cops skip tab and hold security at gunpoint

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three police officers working with the Gang Resistance and Training Program (GREAT) are under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch (PSB) after they allegedly pulled a gun on a security guard at New Asia restaurant in Belize City because they refused to pay for a […]

Guatemalans harass Belizeans again!
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Guatemalans harass Belizeans again!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Civil society partners, political third parties, and the opposition People’s United Party (PUP) have condemned the recent harassment of Belizeans on the Sarstoon river by Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF). The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), Belize Network of NGO’s, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), and the […]

Regular gas now a whopping $11.13 per gallon
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Regular gas now a whopping $11.13 per gallon

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, drivers were dealt another blow this week, as Belize’s already high gas prices got another increase, sending regular fuel to over $11. The latest adjustment, effected at 12:00 a.m., on September 20, raised Regular fuel by a […]

Remembering the father of Independence
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Remembering the father of Independence

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The sixth wreath-laying ceremony, remembering the accomplishments, life and work of the late George Price – father of the nation – this year carried with it an extra bit of fervor. It came when former Prime Minister, Said Musa, reflected on Price’s vision for a […]

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IMF says Belize economy in bad shape

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recently completed Article IV Consultation, shows that Belize’s economy has a weak outlook, marred by high public debt and insufficient measures to address it. In the Executive Board’s conclusions, the IMF pointed out that Belize’s macroeconomic outlook is weak, and […]