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Police hold another family day on city’s south side
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Police hold another family day on city’s south side

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police have successfully held another in a series of family/social days in the troubled areas of Belize City to quell the level of bloodshed that has been plaguing our streets. Since 9 a.m. on Sunday, youths from the Caesar Ridge, Yarborough, Kraal Road and Faber’s […]

Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program
Fundraisers / General / Social / Weekend News

Fundraising effort garners over $2000 for feeding program

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A four-hour effort on Saturday to assist the Saint Joseph’s primary school feeding program garnered over $2000 in donations. The fundraising campaign in the name of slain journalist Kareem Clarke earlier this year, included a number of media representatives who assembled in front of Brodie’s […]

Economy / General / Social / Weekend News

SIB to present latest data

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Statistical Institute of Belize is preparing to release its latest economic performance and estimate data. On Wednesday August 29, the SIB will launch the Second Quarter 2015 Gross Domestic Product estimates, July 2015 External Trade statistics (ETB), July 2015 Consumer Price Index/Inflation Rate statistics. […]

UNICEF releases last video in “Time Out” series
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UNICEF releases last video in “Time Out” series

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter This week the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released the final video in its “Time Out” series, which focuses on ending violence against children in Belize. The final video is the culmination of the first four in the series, highlighting the different forms of violence […]

Every little bit helps: community organizations hold
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Every little bit helps: community organizations hold

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter To assist needy families as well as the homeless with meals, the organization Together We Can Solve Hunger, and the Belize Volunteer’s Club are holding a dollar drive and food drive on Saturday at the Battlefield Park. The drive, held with the theme “Give what […]

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Every little bit helps: community organizations hold food and dollar drive in Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter To assist needy families as well as the homeless with meals, the organization Together We Can Solve Hunger, and the Belize Volunteer’s Club are holding a dollar drive and food drive on Saturday at the Battlefield Park. The drive, held with the theme “Give what […]

Give what you can: Belize volunteer club holds food drive
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Give what you can: Belize volunteer club holds food drive

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Volunteer’s Club and the organization Together We Can Solve Hunger, are teaming up for a food drive in Belize City. The drive, which started in late July at participating stores in Belize City, will culminate for its biggest event at the Battle Field […]

Fine jewellery from lionfish?
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Fine jewellery from lionfish?

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Fourteen women from coastal communities completed a workshop this week on making jewellery using lionfish parts. The three-day workshop, sponsored by the conservation NGO, Blue Ventures, concluded with a ceremony at the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at mile 31 ½ on the George Price highway. […]

BTL commits to better advertising
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BTL commits to better advertising

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) has sworn to be more diligent with the type of advertising is carries out, after receiving complaints that their content is offensive to women. Following a complaint from Senator Lisa Shoman, BTL committed to having a more stringent screening process when […]

Belize holds 11th CABO Youth Summit
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Belize holds 11th CABO Youth Summit

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youth representatives from five neighbouring countries were in Belize this past week for the 11th youth leader’s summit of the Central American Black Organization (CABO). The three-day summit began on Thursday, gathering participants from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The delegates engaged in […]