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High school students protest gun violence 
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High school students protest gun violence 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The students of Maude Williams High School took to the streets today, protesting the recent spike in the gun violence plaguing the country. Third form English students lined Cemetery Road, in the blistering heat with signs and posters encouraging positive conflict resolution, and asking Belizeans […]

Trump sworn in as 45th US President
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Trump sworn in as 45th US President

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, Donald John Trump, swore in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump and his president Michael Pence, swore in at the US Capital City, Washington DC. In his inaugural speech, Trump maintained the positions on trade that he had campaigned […]

PM Barrow explains why he won’t pay arbitration awards to Ashcroft Alliance
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PM Barrow explains why he won’t pay arbitration awards to Ashcroft Alliance

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Prime Minister Dean Barrow has explained that his government will not honor a US Court’s decision to pay the Ashcroft Alliance US $50 Million for several reasons. At Friday’s House meeting, Barrow said the ruling was in favour of the People’s United Party’s illegal Accommodation […]

Man shot on north side
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Man shot on north side

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Deon “Buzu” Brackett, a resident of Mayflower Street in Belize City, lies critically wounded after he was shot this morning. Brackett was riding a bicycle shortly after 8:00 a.m., under a heavy downpour in the West Landivar area of Belize City when he was shot […]

Police look for clues in murder of elderly man
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Police look for clues in murder of elderly man

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize City police are searching for clues in the vicious murder of Salvador Marquez, 62, whose corpse was found with huge chop wounds across the face, head and left arm on Friday evening. The Salvadoran man left his house in the Gungulung area of Lake […]

Elderly man chopped to death while fishing off George Price Highway
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Elderly man chopped to death while fishing off George Price Highway

By Marion Ali, Asssistant Editor The decomposing body of an elderly man was found at the seaside off the George Price Highway on Thursday evening. He had apparently been chopped to death while fishing there. The discovery was made in a remote area, forcing police Scenes of Crimes personnel and […]

US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants
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US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Cities for Action, a coalition of more than 100 mayors and county executives from across the United States, is asking US President Barack Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants before he leaves office this month. The group is asking Obama to commit to further […]

War of the press releases: Ministry and BNTU still can’t agree 
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War of the press releases: Ministry and BNTU still can’t agree 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), have sent out conflicting press releases regarding the resumption of classes in 2017. The MOE issued a release this week, “reminding” parents, guardians, and students that classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3. […]

Traffic accident claims life
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Traffic accident claims life

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor A man is dead following a traffic accident earlier tonight on the George Price Highway. The accident occurred in St. Matthew’s Village sometime after 8:00 p.m., and the victim was a man, who has not yet been identified. The Reporter will have the full details […]

Salvation Army distributes Christmas hampers to needy
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Salvation Army distributes Christmas hampers to needy

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor More than 800 needy families will have a meal to eat over the Christmas holidays, through the decades-old effort by the Salvation Army, to distribute food hampers at Christmastime. The Christian movement started to distribute the hampers on Thursday to communities all over the Belize […]