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PUP cancel their Sarstoon trip
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PUP cancel their Sarstoon trip

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) announced Saturday morning that it will not be making it’s  scheduled trip to the Sarstoon River. There were conflicting reports on the reason for the cancelation. One report said it was because PUP leader John Briceño’s father was ill, and […]

Former PUP Minister Briceno dies
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Former PUP Minister Briceno dies

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Former People’s United Party (PUP) Minister of Energy and Communications, Elijio “Joe” Briceno has died. Briceno, who was the father of the PUP’s current leader John Briceno, passed away at a private hospital in Belize City. On his Facebook page, PUP Leader John Briceno posted […]

Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China
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Taiwan’s new president says she will try to keep the peace with mainland China

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Taiwan’s new President, Tsai Ing-wen, has said she will try to maintain peace with mainland China as she takes over reign amidst a cloud of economic and social challenges on the island. Tsai, who was sworn into office Friday, faces different of expectations. Her supporters […]

BNTU to GOB: “Rescind the Sarstoon SI!”
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BNTU to GOB: “Rescind the Sarstoon SI!”

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Marching to songs like Tanya Carter’s “I Am Belize”, Lord Laro’s “Tell Guatemala Leave Belize Alone” and the Public Officers’ Song “Solidarity Forever”, and chanting to their slogan, “Teachers Gat Yoh Back”, more than 1,000 teachers moved from the Constitution to BTL Parks in Belize […]

Taiwan makes first disbursement of funds toward sheep and goat project
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Taiwan makes first disbursement of funds toward sheep and goat project

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat project has received its first disbursement of US $155,628.80 from the Taiwanese government. This past week, Taiwanese Ambassador Benjamin Ho presented Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega with the cheque, in his capacity as Minister of Agriculture. The money […]

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Several shot in Ladyville; one dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A shooting in Ladyville at around 3:00 a.m., Saturday morning has resulted in several persons receiving gunshot injuries, one of them fatally. Police say Leonel Rhamdas died of his wounds while Lyndon Gillet, 44, of Marage Road Extension was shot in the right arm. Casey […]

Dara gets another award for his “mission”
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Dara gets another award for his “mission”

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Joel “Dara” Robinson, known in most sectors for his tireless effort to keep hungry schoolchildren fed, has earned another award for his “mission”, and a donation towards his effort. The philanthropist was recognized at the recent international forum, Leadercast, which congregates leaders in various communities […]

Happening now: Teachers rally against GOB’s Sarstoon SI
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Happening now: Teachers rally against GOB’s Sarstoon SI

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor More than a thousand teachers from throughout the country are at the BTL Park in Belize City, protestìng the Government’s Statutory Instrument (SI), banning Belizeans from entering the Sarstoon river. The teachers decided to stand up against the SI on Friday, designated as Teachers’ Day. […]

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CARICOM signs energy MOU

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is making steps towards cleaner, more sustainable energy within the region, through a new Memorandum of Understanding signed with three partner organizations. CARICOM signed the MOU this past week with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the United […]

HelpAge fundraiser honors Dr. Jane Usher
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HelpAge fundraiser honors Dr. Jane Usher

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter HelpAge Belize, in collaboration with the Belize Social Security Board and Holy Redeemer Credit Union, held a fundraiser dinner honoring outstanding Belizean, Dr. Jane Usher. Funds raised at the event, held at the Old Belize Jungle Pavilion on Saturday night, will be used to sustain […]