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Belize City taxi driver missing
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Belize City taxi driver missing

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize City police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a taxi driver, after he was reported missing on Friday morning by his daughter. Twenty-nine-year-old Karen Gillett told police that on Thursday March 9, at around 11:00 p.m., her father 66-year-old Elbert Gillett, […]

Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef
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Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Amidst a torrential downpour, key environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered at the foot of the National Assembly building in Belmopan today to present over 265,000 petitions to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, for the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef. The online petition, which was launched […]

Birthday bash for Queen Elizabeth ll
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Birthday bash for Queen Elizabeth ll

A birthday party honouring her Majesty the Queen brought out the fair and the famous last Friday night, June 17 to mark her 90th birthday at the Best Western Hotel. Amid a festive party mood and glowing tributes to Her Majesty, guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal and later had a […]

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Rotary installs park number 15

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Rotary Club of Belize District 4250, this week inaugurated its 15 play ground, this time in Lords Bank village. The park, inaugurated on Tuesday, was built through a cooperation between the Rotary Club of Belize, Rotary Interact Club of Vegreville Alberta Canada, Emmanuel Foundation […]

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Latin America and Caribbean need to do more about road traffic accident fatalities says ECLAC

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in a recent report, indicated that the region is not reducing the rate of fatalities due to road traffic accidents, according to its original targets. According to the Commission’s FAL report issue 342, released on […]

NDACC director headed for high level UN meeting
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NDACC director headed for high level UN meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Director of the National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC), Esner Vellos, left Belize on Sunday bound for Mexico, to attend a United Nations meeting on the world drug problem. The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), to be held in Mexico City on Monday […]

Financial security for older persons a big deal for NCA
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Financial security for older persons a big deal for NCA

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Ensuring financial security for Belize’s elderly is an area of immediate priority for the National Council on Aging’s National Strategic Plan for Older Persons 2015-2019. The strategy, launched on International Day of Older Persons-October 1, identifies short, medium and long term targets geared towards improving […]

First ever Belizean nominated for Commonwealth Youth Council
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First ever Belizean nominated for Commonwealth Youth Council

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Andrew Munnings made history this week by becoming the first Belizean to ever be nominated to the post of Caribbean and Regional Representative on the Commonwealth Youth Council. Munnings, a Youth Advocate Officer with the Department of Youth Services in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and […]

Help Age Belize salutes “Golden” citizens
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Help Age Belize salutes “Golden” citizens

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter HelpAge Belize is encouraging Belizeans to honor the elderly during the upcoming celebration of Senior’s Week. The week will be celebrated from September 26 to October 3 with the theme “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.” HelpAge branches countrywide will hold events throughout […]

Belize Volunteer’s Club teaching g youths about food security
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Belize Volunteer’s Club teaching g youths about food security

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Volunteer’s Club,  a community based organization, is partnering with other groups to teach the youth about food security through it’s Urband Gardens Project. Under the project, the group will transform lots around the city into community gardens, which will be tended to by […]