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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 […]

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BTL launches “The DigiCell Store”

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, Belize Telemedia Limited held the official launch for its newly renovated office called “The DigiCell Store.” The event started off with a brief ceremony and ribbon-cutting at the facility, located at the corner of Bishop and Regent Street. BTL then gave invited guests a […]

Calaney Flowers walks!
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Calaney Flowers walks!

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter After five years on remand at the Belize Central Prison on a charge of ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’, Calaney Flowers is finally free. Justice Troadio Gonzalez handed down the verdict today, saying that Flowers could go free, but warned that there is a possibility she […]

Fire official says Prince Street fire started on a bed
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Fire official says Prince Street fire started on a bed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire which destroyed a house owned and occupied by Arilee Scott of Prince Street, was started on a bed on the upper flat. Operations Officer at the Fire Department, Benesford Matura told reporters on Thursday that the fire which started sometime after 7:00 a.m., […]

OAS Sec. Gen. urges Belize and Guatemala to expedite referendum process
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OAS Sec. Gen. urges Belize and Guatemala to expedite referendum process

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro visited Belize and Guatemala last week to urge our countries to expedite the process to hold national referenda about going to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The urgency in that message has to do with the fact that funds […]