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Ministry of Energy wraps up week-long Energy Forecasting workshop
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Ministry of Energy wraps up week-long Energy Forecasting workshop

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Energy concluded a week-long workshop today in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE for its acronym in Spanish. The workshop, held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina, gathered energy sector stakeholders such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Department […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro passes
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Cuba’s Fidel Castro passes

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Former Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, has died. Castro, 90, governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, and as President from 1976 to 2008. Under Castro’s reign, Cuba became a one-party socialist state. The U.S. opposed his government, and unsuccessfully attempted to remove […]

Prince Harry visits eight Caribbean countries
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Prince Harry visits eight Caribbean countries

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Prince Harry is visiting eight Caribbean countries over the next two weeks, stopping first in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight on Monday. Harry will spend 15 days touring St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, and Guyana. […]

Sanitation will play a huge role in the fight against Zika
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Sanitation will play a huge role in the fight against Zika

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A new Zika research says that the virus is able to infect people even if it has been outside of a host for several hours, making effective cleanup an important part of the fight to stop the outbreak. A joint research team from RMC Pharmaceutical […]

Belize City resident alleges police brutality
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Belize City resident alleges police brutality

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter One day after a police officer was charged with brutality, a Belize City resident is alleging that police beat him up “for nothing.” Brian Armstrong, resident of Rocky Road, said that he was on the veranda of his apartment building on Thursday when an officer, […]

Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) presents credentials to Belize
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Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) presents credentials to Belize

Written By Michelle Sutherland The Ambassador of the republic of China and Taiwan presented his letters of credence to the Governor General Of Belize at the Belize House in Belmopan City on Wednesday. According to a press release, H.E. Mr Charles Keh-yue Liu, expressed his pleasure in representing his country […]

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Elderly woman found murdered

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Victoria Castillo, 64, a Salvadoran woman living on the Melinda Road in the 9Wagierale area of Dangriga, was found in a grave a day after she was reported missing. The elderly woman’s common-law husband, Felipe Martinez, was reportedly attending a church crusade near their home […]

Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle appeal underway
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Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle appeal underway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The annual Salvation Army Christmas Appeal for 2016 was launched on Friday in front of Scotiabank on Albert Street in Belize City. The initiative is to raise funds to assist Belize’s neediest families at Christmas time, and this year, Scotiabank teamed up with the church […]

Taxi driver shot dead on Mahogany Street
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Taxi driver shot dead on Mahogany Street

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A taxi driver was shot dead on Saturday morning in Belize City. The incident happened shortly after 12:00 a.m., while Andrew Williams was sitting inside his taxi on Mahogany Street, just a stone’s throw away from the Mahogany Street police station. Williams reportedly tried to […]

Boy, 7, shot dead in Belize City
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Boy, 7, shot dead in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A boy, aged seven, was shot dead in Belize City Friday afternoon as he was riding a bicycle to a shop. Tyler Savery was along with Porshan Pipersburg on a bicycle on their way to a shop near the Insurance Corporation of Belize (ICB) on […]