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Guatemalan Navy detains eight Belizeans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Government of Belize confirmed late Friday evening that the Guatemalan Navy has detained eight Belizean fishermen. The information, disseminated by the government’s Press Office, indicates the Belizeans, seven of whom possessed Belizean fishermen’s licenses, were detained “when they were found disembarking from their vessel […]

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Coconut harvester dies in road accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Ernest Garcia, 32, a coconut harvester died while driving his vehicle on the Philip Goldson highway. The incident happened sometime after 1:00 a.m. on Friday between miles 12 and 13, while Garcia was heading from the direction of Belize City towards Orange Walk. Police say […]

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YWP to hold second annual diabetes run

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Youth For World Peace (YWP) Wellness Ambassadors, a community organization in western Belize is holding its second annual run for diabetes awareness. YWP set the date for May 22, where participants will run 23 miles, beginning at the Belmopan market square and ending at Palacio’s […]

PAHO introduces database accessible worldwide on Zika virus
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PAHO introduces database accessible worldwide on Zika virus

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries throughout the world now have access to a new Zika Research Projects List – a database that lists and categorizes all scientific studies on the Zika virus. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launched the database this week. The organization has systematically […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at offers skills-building and training courses
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at offers skills-building and training courses

By Ingrid Fernandez, Staff Reporter  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (AMJ) in Belize is offering five days of training courses at their center in Belize City.  The purpose is to train local people in skills of Cellphone repairs, basics of  Microsoft Office, urban farming and resume writing. Four Canadian instructors will be […]

Six American riders knocked down while training for Cross Country race
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Six American riders knocked down while training for Cross Country race

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Six American cyclists who were training for the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic were knocked down this morning on the George Price Highway. Former Cross Country champions, Chris Harkey and Scottie Weiss were training along with John Delong and David Flynn, Flynn’s wife […]

Happening now: Taiwanese President visits Belize
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Happening now: Taiwanese President visits Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Taiwanese President, Ma Ying-Jeou arrived in Belize at 10:50 this morning on an official visit. President Ma is visiting Belize as part of a farewell tour to three countries. The first country he visited was Guatemala, and now Belize. In delivering a speech upon his […]

Annual Baron Bliss harbour regatta underway in Belize City
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Annual Baron Bliss harbour regatta underway in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 88th Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta is currently taking place in the Belize City Harbour in front of the BTL Park on New Town Barracks. The event is open to all sail boat classes on a traditional triangular course. The history of the “harbour regatta” […]

Woman chopped to death during domestic dispute
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Woman chopped to death during domestic dispute

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A woman was beaten and chopped to death during a domestic dispute early Friday morning in Belmopan. Maria Candelaria Reymundo, 45, was at home on Panama Street with her common-law husband, Jairo when sometime around 5:00 a.m. neighbours heard a commotion coming from the house […]

Another tourist mishap  
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Another tourist mishap  

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter   Belize has recorded another unfortunate incident involving a tourist suffering harm, this time at the Altun Ha archaeological site.   Reports are that a cruise passenger, American national Bryan Goeders, had to be flown out of the country for further treatment on Saturday, after […]