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Activists hold day of healing despite inclement weather
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Activists hold day of healing despite inclement weather

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Despite Sunday’s rains, community activists followed through with the Day of Healing community fun day, planned for Kelly Street and the surrounding area. While attendance was affected by continuous showers, the event still had supporters of between 75-100 people at its peak. Activists Perry “Stix” […]

Accident claims man’s life
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Accident claims man’s life

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Marvin Tillett, an employee of Belize Sugar Industries Limited died on Saturday in a traffic accident. Tillett was reportedly driving a motorcycle on the Philip Goldson Highway and collided into a vehicle.

Public service CBA negotiations deadlocked
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Public service CBA negotiations deadlocked

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 12, 2014 The three major public service unions are to meet jointly and with their membership after failing to get the Government to agree to several key proposals that they want to form part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which has […]

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Police detain suspect in connection with cyclist’s murder

By: Marion V. Ali Police have detained one suspect in connection with the shooting murder of Ernest “Dangalang” Thurton. Thurton was shot to death sometime around 4 p.m. on Monday while checking on an aunt’s house behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building in the Lake Independence area of Belize City. […]

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Alleged con artist on the loose

By: Marion V. Ali Police have issued a warning to Belize City residents to be wary of an alleged con artist who is impersonating a money collector for a local cable company. The warning follows a reported incident today in which a man allegedly collected money from an elderly woman […]

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Report explains why higher fuel prices are better for business

Higher oil prices have been good for business, according to a report by an arilines writer. In the past six years, the report says, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality by exercising more discipline with things like offering fewer seats. This, he says, […]

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Exam grades more nature than nurture

Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest. Scientists studied academic performance in more than 11,000 identical and non-identical 16-year-old twins in the UK. The team from King’s College London found that on average, genes explained 58% of differences between GCSE scores in […]

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Customs said to be investigating police officers with Free Zone contraband

By Rowland A. Parks Staff Reporter Belize Customs are investigating a police vehicle which evaded the Customs Checkpoint at the Corozal border and entered the country with a large quantity of contraband goods, including several cases of beers. A reliable source has confirmed that on Wednesday, a police vehicle belonging […]

Despite protests from the opposition and social partners, 
Immigration amendments were passed in the Senate.
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Sen. Lisa Shoman walks out!

By Shadel Young Senator Lisa Shoman, in an act of protest walked out of Wednesday’s meeting of the Committee of the whole Senate. After the second reading of Bills brought from the House of Representatives, the Senators and President of the Senate Marco Pech met in private to review the […]

Roaring Creek, Camalote United & Ontario Rebels win in Cayo softball
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Roaring Creek, Camalote United & Ontario Rebels win in Cayo softball

Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy, undefeated Camalote United and the Ontario Rebels enjoyed victories when the Miley Garcia softball competition continued under the auspices of the Cayo Softball Association in Las Flores on Sunday, July 14.