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BDF has four new pilots and several helicopter mechanics
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BDF has four new pilots and several helicopter mechanics

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Seventeen members of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) who have completed a Helicopter Conversion training course today graduated, two of them with honours. Four of the members are pilots and 13 are technicians who now know how to fly, repair and service the military’s helicopters. […]

Activists call for minimum wage increase
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Activists call for minimum wage increase

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Leaders for Social Justice, a community activist group, is holding a peaceful demonstration in Belize City, calling for the Government of Belize to increase the minimum wage.  The demonstration started at the on Cemetery Road at the Constitution Park, went up Orange Street, […]

COLA president surprised by ban from Senate inquiry
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COLA president surprised by ban from Senate inquiry

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter   While the Senate inquiry on the immigration scandal went smoothly on Wednesday, firebrand activist Geovanni Brackett of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), is up in arms after he and Raymond Rivers were banned from entering the hearing. Brackett, on Friday, spoke to […]

Man set on fire!
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Man set on fire!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was set on fire by two others early this morning in Belize City. Police gave very sketchy details of the incident, only saying they saw the victim, Dorien Reneau, 35, at 12:35 a.m., at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Reneau had burn injuries […]

New study shows rising sea levels put Caribbean coastal cities and towns in peril
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New study shows rising sea levels put Caribbean coastal cities and towns in peril

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Rising sea levels have placed some 4.2 million people in small islands in the Caribbean and Pacific states in flood-prone areas, according to the findings of a new study. The research called: “A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and […]

Minister Saldivar completes tour of northern Coast Guard facility…
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Minister Saldivar completes tour of northern Coast Guard facility…

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Minister of Defense, John Saldivar recently completed a two-day tour of Coast Guard facilities in the Northern caucus of Belize. The tour which commenced on May 10, is part of the Minister’s plan to inspect and assess security facilities in Belize.  The tour officially […]

Maud Williams honored
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Maud Williams honored

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The family and friends of Maud Williams gathered at the Old Belize Jungle Pavilion to honor her at the annual senior citizens recogition gala, hosted by HelpAge Belize. The event featured testimonials from those who have known Williams throughout her extensive career in education and […]

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Man stabbed to death

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter On Thursday evening the body of 42 year-old Carlos Pop Xol was found lying beside the Southern highway, about half a mile from the Jalacte village junction. It had several stab and cut wounds. The discovery was made by police at 5:30 p.m.,  on April […]

Traffic accident leaves man critically injured
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Traffic accident leaves man critically injured

By Marion Ali,  Assistant Editor An elderly man is in a critical condition after he was knocked off a bicycle at the mile 8 community on the George Price highway on Wednesday night. Nory Novelo told police she was driving a black Toyota 4 Runner SUV from Belmopan to Belize […]

Mark Sewell beats US extradition  after an epic six-year struggle with the law
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Mark Sewell beats US extradition after an epic six-year struggle with the law

By Anita Nembhard Free Lance Reporter Mark Sewell, one of three brothers charged by US authorities for drug trafficking, arrived at the Supreme Court shackled hand and foot, but he left the court a free man after an epic struggle to avoid deportation to the States. Sewell has been languishing […]