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Rotaract and Westrac support education at Ebenezer Methodist school
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Rotaract and Westrac support education at Ebenezer Methodist school

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, the Rotaract Club of Belize City and Westrac Limited, assisted 150 students from Ebenezer Methodist School today with school bags containing school supplies. Representatives from the Rotaract and Westrac met with students, parents and the staff of EMS at 10 a.m., to hand over […]

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NEMO on alert for Tropical Storm Harvey

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) says it is on alert, given the pending Tropical Storm Harvey, but has not activated. The latest advisory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which was issued this morning, warns that Harvey is moving toward the west […]

New Bills passed during House Meeting
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New Bills passed during House Meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the House of Representatives special sitting on Friday, town councils now have more autonomy when it comes to raising funds for Capital Projects; and the Government of Belize has placed a moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize. The town councils have been empowered […]

NEAB makes statement on marijuana decriminalization
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NEAB makes statement on marijuana decriminalization

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The National Evangelical Association of Belize, on Friday, spoke out against the Government of Belize’s decision to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana. NEAB said that it is convinced the move is an incremental step towards full legalization of marijuana in Belize. The organization, which says […]

Bail for Castro and friends
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Bail for Castro and friends

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Jafari Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, is out on bail this week, after being formally charged and arraigned on a single count of harm against Kevin Brown. Police charged Castro, 21, jointly with James Young, 19, and Gilbert Franklin, 21. All three men […]

Gas prices go up again
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Gas prices go up again

By Benjamin Flowers This week, gas prices had its tenth price adjustment since the start of 2017, with both Regular and Diesel fuels seeing increases. The increase took effect at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, sending Regular fuel up by 51 cents, from $9.70 a gallon to $10.21. Diesel went up […]

Diabetes could be better control with new medical inventions
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Diabetes could be better control with new medical inventions

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The invention of artificial pancreas device system, coupled with a digital contact lens, patented by Google, that can measure blood glucose levels from tears may be two inventions that can help to better control diabetes. The world’s first artificial pancreas has been proven to monitor […]

Accident leaves three injured
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Accident leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A traffic accident on Sunday morning has left three persons injured. The incident happened at around 10:30 when Azel August, 19, of Santa Elena town was driving a Pontiac SUV on the Loma Luz Boulevard in the direction from Hon Rene Montero Bridge towards the […]

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Woman raped; suspect caught

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A woman was reportedly raped on Saturday in the Stann Creek district. Maria Teul, 19, reported to police that sometime around 4:30 p.m., she got a ride on a motorcycle with a man she did not know. She said the lift was supposed to from […]

Shooting leaves three injured
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Shooting leaves three injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Three persons are recovering from gunshot injuries they suffered in San Pedro on Saturday night. Police say that shortly after 9:00 p.m., they learned of a shooting and went to the San Pedro poly clinic where they saw Jaheem Martinez, 9, with a gunshot wound to his […]