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Actress Lynn Whitfield
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Lynn Whitfield stars at Belize’s 12th International Film Festival red carpet gala opening

Hollywood celebrity and Emmy award winning actress and producer Lynn Whitfield was undoubtedly the star of red carpet gala opening night of the 12th Belize International Film Festival at the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts in Belize City on Wednesday evening, November 9. Whitfield is judge on the film […]

Small aircraft collides into vehicle in Placencia
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Small aircraft collides into vehicle in Placencia

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Reporter Newspaper has received credible but unconfirmed reports that sometime this morning a small aircraft crashed into a vehicle at the Placencia municipal airstrip. Details of what transpired are still sketchy but we are made to understand that a minister along with some tourists […]

MACAW & FEATHERS
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FABULOUS FEATHERS!!!

Yes, the feathers which handsomely cover our birds are indeed fabulous.  They are astounding for so many reasons.  They are made of keratin, however, an especially strong keratin.  Our fingernails are made of keratin, too.  Feather keratin is stronger that the keratin of horns or hooves.   Feathers insulate a bird […]

Diabetes Association of Belize hosts health fair
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Over 50,000 Belizeans have diabetes

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Diabetes Association (BDA) said this week that it is concerned that the number of Belizeans with diabetes reportedly exceeds 50,000. BDA President, Anthony Castillo, during the World Diabetes Day health fair on Tuesday, said the new data coming out of the International Diabetes Federation shows […]

Did policemen rape women in their custody?
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Did policemen rape women in their custody?

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize Police Department has begun an investigation into a report that three of its officers allegedly raped two women who were in their custody. The allegation is that the incident took place at a police station in southern Belize on Thursday night. Reports reaching […]

Fire leaves family homeless; two injured
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Fire leaves family homeless; two injured

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A late night fire has left a family of three homeless, and two of them injured from burns. Police are investigating the circumstances of how 62-year-old Yusef Bilal’s home at 2 ½ miles on the Philip Goldson Highway caught fire around 11:15 last night. Police […]

Haven House invites you to shine a light on domestic violence
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Haven House invites you to shine a light on domestic violence

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Haven-House, a non-profit NGO that provides programs and services for domestic violence survivors, is calling on Belizeans to install a purple light bulb in their home or office during their “Shine Your Light On Domestic Violence” awareness campaign. The annual campaign is in support of […]

Fire claims house; leaves man injured
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Fire claims house; leaves man injured

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire sometime after 9:00 last night has left a family homeless and the homeowner with injuries to both hands. Preliminary reports are that the blaze occurred at a family house near Brodies parking lot on the Philip Goldson highway and left a Mr Bilal, […]

Opposition condemns GOB response to new Guatemalan map
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Opposition condemns GOB response to new Guatemalan map

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) is condemning the government of Belize for not protesting Guatemala’s intention to include Belize as a part of its territory in a new map. Guatemala announced this week that it plans to produce the map as part of its educational […]

Guatemala wants to include Belize on their map, again!
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Guatemala wants to include Belize on their map, again!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Guatemala has once again embarked on a mission to include Belize as part of its official map, despite a ruling in April of this year when the Guatemalan congress voted against the exact decision. This week, Guatemala launched an international tender for any company willing […]