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Police assure safety during celebrations
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Police assure safety during celebrations

By Benjamin Flowers, Assistant Editor The Belize Police Department has assured the public that it will do all in its power to ensure that those participating in the various September celebrations will be safe while they do so. The commanders of the Police Eastern Division North, South and Rural, engaged […]

New drug discovered to fight Alzheimer’s
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New drug discovered to fight Alzheimer’s

Medical scientists have discovered an experimental Alzheimer’s drug that may have brought them one step closer to preventing the disease altogether. The new drug targets, then destroys and removes plaques, toxic proteins that form together and build up in the brain. Most aging brains have these build-ups, but not nearly […]

GOB comments on independent investigation report on Chiquibul shooting
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GOB comments on independent investigation report on Chiquibul shooting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, said this week that he is not seeking an apology from the Government of Guatemala for its erroneous statements about Belize and its security forces. Elrington explained this week that since the results of the independent investigation commissioned […]

Police drag Julius out of House of Representatives
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Police drag Julius out of House of Representatives

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter For the first time in Belizean history, a member of parliament was forcibly removed from a meeting of the House of Representatives by police. The Speaker of the House, Michael Peyrefitte, ordered that the area representative for the Cayo South constituency, Julius Espat, be removed […]

Over 1000 protest at National Assembly
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Over 1000 protest at National Assembly

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Over 1000 supporters gathered in Belmopan today as a sign of protest against the Government of Belize, on several national issues. The protest held in collaboration with the #IWantMyCountryBack group, Citizens Organized for Liberty Through Action, Alon with several unions amd other church groups, are […]

Love Foundation and DYS team up for clothing drive
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Love Foundation and DYS team up for clothing drive

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today the Love Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services, is holding a clothing drive to assist victims of Hurricane Earl. The organizations have the drive going on at two locations simultaneously: #49 Vernon Street; and the Yabra Drop-in Center. Sabreena Daly, public […]

Barrow holds press conference
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Barrow holds press conference

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize today Friday, and immediately engaged the media in a discussion on national issues. Barrow held a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel, where he spoke on the implications the ongoing case of William Mason […]

Churches pray for God’s favor in section 53 challenge
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Churches pray for God’s favor in section 53 challenge

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Senator for the Churches, Pastor Ashley Rocke is calling on all churches countrywide to hold a national day of prayer in preparation for the Supreme Court’s decision on the challenge to Belize’s sodomy laws. Rocke is calling for churches to assemble at seven venues on […]

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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 […]