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Police arrest man for weed discovery in OW; take rifle off city streets
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Police arrest man for weed discovery in OW; take rifle off city streets

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Drug and firearm raid in Belize City and Orange Walk late last week led to the discovery of parcels of marijuana, a rifle, and several rounds of ammunition. On Friday morning, Orange Walk police searched a farm in Fire Burn village, which led to the […]

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Ministers say they will vote against motion for GOB to pay Belize Bank $90 Million

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Several ministers of government have gone on record to say they will vote against a motion, whenever it is brought up in the House by Prime Minister Dean Barrow, to have the government pay the Belize Bank some $90 Million, as ordered by the Caribbean […]

Orange Walk town holds annual tacos fest
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Orange Walk town holds annual tacos fest

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Since 7:00 this morning – and running until the last taco is served – the Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk town is holding that 7th annual Tacos Festival. The event has grown over the years to include tacos of every type made in […]

Indian student missing for weeks
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Indian student missing for weeks

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Maninder Singh, 21, an Indian student who attends Belize Medical College and lives at #80 Los Lagos, reportedly went missing after attending classes earlier this month. Talins Lima, a student service officer at the medical college on the Burrell Boom road told police that Singh […]

Man’s body found near home off highway
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Man’s body found near home off highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are investigating the death of a man whose decomposing body was discovered near his house several days after he was last seen alive. Police were alerted of the decomposing body about 150 yards off the George Price Highway near mile 5 1/2 on Friday. […]

Sixth US airline to stop flying to Cuba in a year
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Sixth US airline to stop flying to Cuba in a year

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Alaska Airlines has become the sixth United States carrier in a year to cut its flights to Cuba. The airline, based in Seattle Washington, confirmed this week that that its last flight to Cuba will be on January 22, 2018. The decision came after a […]

New pre-school building for Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. School
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GOB inaugurates expansion of Corozal pre-school

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Hundreds of children in the Corozal district now have greater access to early childhood education through the expansion of the Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLOG) Primary R.C. School Extension and new pre-school building, courtesy of the Government of Belize. GOB held the official inauguration ceremony […]

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter “Leave No one Behind – End Violence against Women and Girls is the theme of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence, which the National Women’s Commission launched at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City on Thursday afternoon, November 23. The NWC […]

Supreme Court names new Registrar General
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Supreme Court names new Registrar General

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Trienia Marie Young, the former Head of the Police Prosecution Branch has been sworn in as the new Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Registrar General of Belize. Young reported in on Thursday, November 17th, for her first day on the job. She succeeds […]

How an eye looks when glaucoma is present in an adult
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What is glaucoma and how can it affect vision?

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Glaucoma is often associated with increased eye pressure. It is a collection of diseases that have irreversible damage to delicate nerve fibers and the optic nerve which sends information to the brain. Often referred to as “the silent thief of sight,” it causes major, irreversible […]