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Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly
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Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, took the world’s attention this week at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, alleging that Belize is victimizing Guatemalans. In a 19-minute speech Morales, amidst all the other issues he covered, dedicated about two minutes to speak on Belize/Guatemala relations. Morales […]

Teachers plan to demonstrate, despite meeting with PM Friday
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Teachers plan to demonstrate, despite meeting with PM Friday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Teachers plan to demonstrate on Monday, despite a meeting between their national leadership and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who offered an additional proposal to them to abort the protest. The teachers, represented by their union, the Belize National Teachers’ Union ((BNTU) refuse to agree with […]

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Churches appeal CJ’s ruling on Section 53

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Twenty-one days and on the final day open to appeal Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s ruling in favour of the LGBT community on Section 53, the Churches filed their appeal. Pastor Lance Lewis, president of the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB), explained that the application […]

Police constable reportedly attacked during carnival; fires warning shot on Princess Margaret Drive
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Police constable reportedly attacked during carnival; fires warning shot on Princess Margaret Drive

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A police constable reportedly had to fire a warning shot from his licensed handgun during the carnival parade on Saturday when he came under attack by a group of men. Police say that at around 5:20 p.m., on Saturday, they were summoned to a location […]

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Happening now: Carnival road march underway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 2016 Carnival road march got off a short while ago from Caesar Ridge Road in the Port Loyola area of Belize City. The event this year will see over 10 carnival bands, including junior and senior bands compete for prizes in various categories. The […]

Woman who was crushed when house collapsed dies
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Woman who was crushed when house collapsed dies

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Deborah Humes, who was crushed when a house fell on her Friday evening has died. Humes was one of the Carnival revelers making final preparations for the road march today. She was at Soca Moca’s base on Dolphin Street when the house the house collapsed […]

Welder crushed to death by flagpole
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Welder crushed to death by flagpole

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The preparations for this year’s September celebrations will not go without fatality as a welder lost his life while working for one of the ceremonies Thursday night. Juan Carlos Meskita, 40, of Consejo Road, Corozal was installing a metal flag pole at the Corozal Town […]

Several carnival revelers injured when house collapses
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Several carnival revelers injured when house collapses

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Several people were rushed by a number of ambulances to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after a house collapsed where they were making final preparations for tomorrow’s Carnival road march. The incident happened on Dolphin Street in Belize City where the Soca Mocha Mas Band […]

Russian hackers accuse star US Olympic athlete, Simone Biles of using banned drug
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Russian hackers accuse star US Olympic athlete, Simone Biles of using banned drug

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Russian hackers have leaked confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes, including Simone Biles, the 2016 US Olympic star gymnast who has Belizean roots. A group calling itself “Fancy Bears” has claimed responsibility for the hack of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) database. The […]

Belize observes St. George’s Caye Day
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Belize observes St. George’s Caye Day

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter As a part of the September Celebrations line up, Belizeans observed the 218 Anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye on Saturday. Keeping with the tradition, Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young, Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, and a host of other […]