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Media personalities plan series of initiatives in memory of fallen colleague
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Media personalities plan series of initiatives in memory of fallen colleague

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Thirteen media personalities met on Friday morning in Belize City to plan a series of initiatives in memory of their fallen colleague, Kareem Clarke, who was shot dead early Monday morning. The press members, who work at five different media houses, discussed establishing a Kareem […]

Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest
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Caribbean youths need jobs – females hit the hardest

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youths in the Caribbean, particularly females, have among the highest rate of unemployment in the world, according to a new study released by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). In their report, “Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development”, presented at […]

Analyzing child labour in Belize
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Analyzing child labour in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Statistical Institute of Belize SIB), this week, released the results of its National Child Activity Survey 2013. The launch, done jointly by the SIB, Labour Department and the International Labour Organization (ILO), was held at the Jaguar Auditorium, University of Belize, Belmopan Campus. The […]

Ground breaking for new rudimentary water system takes place in Santa Anna Village
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Ground breaking for new rudimentary water system takes place in Santa Anna Village

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The  government has pledged to expand  and  upgrade  the  Santa  Anna Village  rudimentary  water  system in the Toledo  District. A ground-breaking ceremony will take place on Friday afternoon to mark the initial phase of the project, which is said to cost $762,110. through  a  loan  from  […]

Inflation remains in negative for first quarter 2015
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Inflation remains in negative for first quarter 2015

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The cost of living has been incrementally decreasing since the first quarter of 2015, according to the statistical Institute of Belize. The SIB’s latest instalment of the consumer price index, which measures the price change of various goods, services and amenities, shows that for the […]

Volunteers line highway for Green Belize
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Volunteers line highway for Green Belize

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Volunteers from various organizations joined the Department of the Environment (DOE) on Saturday morning for the second annual Green Belize clean-up activity. Seli Cho, environmental officer at the DOE and organizer of the clean-up said the DOE was pleased with the turnout of volunteers […]

Surveys reveal homophobia is down; domestic abuse, teenage sex are up
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Surveys reveal homophobia is down; domestic abuse, teenage sex are up

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Two surveys which the UNAIDS conducted over the past 16 months on issues related to attitudes toward sexuality, sexual education and people’s behavioural practices revealed on Friday that more Belizeans are accepting/tolerant towards homosexuality compared to the wider Caribbean, with the exception of Suriname. The […]

Wrong attitudes keep Belizean youths from employment
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Wrong attitudes keep Belizean youths from employment

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Cultivating negative work attitudes and ethics have kept many of Belize’s youths from maintain employment, says Dianne Finnegan, coordinator of the Belize National Youth Apprenticeship Program (BNYAP) “A major factor is the lack of respect, loyalty and value for the workplace”, Finnegan explained. “People, especially […]

BEL proposes to lower electricity rates
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BEL proposes to lower electricity rates

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) has proposed to lower electricity rates by 10 percent. In a submission this week to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) BEL offers, effective July, 2015, to lower the average electricity rate from 41.29 cents to 37 cents per kilowatt hour. […]

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Police officers and civilians march for peace

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter About 1,000 persons, including police officers from precincts across Belize City and representatives from the private and public sector, the Belize City Council and primary and high schools took to the streets on Friday to participate in the BLACK March – Be Loving and Cease […]