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US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants
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US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Cities for Action, a coalition of more than 100 mayors and county executives from across the United States, is asking US President Barack Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants before he leaves office this month. The group is asking Obama to commit to further […]

War of the press releases: Ministry and BNTU still can’t agree 
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War of the press releases: Ministry and BNTU still can’t agree 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), have sent out conflicting press releases regarding the resumption of classes in 2017. The MOE issued a release this week, “reminding” parents, guardians, and students that classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3. […]

Traffic accident claims life
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Traffic accident claims life

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor A man is dead following a traffic accident earlier tonight on the George Price Highway. The accident occurred in St. Matthew’s Village sometime after 8:00 p.m., and the victim was a man, who has not yet been identified. The Reporter will have the full details […]

Salvation Army distributes Christmas hampers to needy
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Salvation Army distributes Christmas hampers to needy

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor More than 800 needy families will have a meal to eat over the Christmas holidays, through the decades-old effort by the Salvation Army, to distribute food hampers at Christmastime. The Christian movement started to distribute the hampers on Thursday to communities all over the Belize […]

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 […]