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SUV crushes woman’s leg near Michael Finnegan market
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SUV crushes woman’s leg near Michael Finnegan market

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A woman has lost a leg after a vehicle careened onto the sidewalk where she was walking, crushing the leg. The incident happened at around 6:30 Saturday morning on East Canal near its junction with King Street, during the peak of the busiest day in […]

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Belmopan Day fair 2016 underway

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belmopan City Council teamed up with several public and private sector entities today Saturday, to host the Belmopan Day Festival 2016. To accommodate the increasing size of the attendees, the Council held the fair at the Mae Gordon Park. The event is held annually, […]

Barrow holds press conference
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Barrow holds press conference

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize today Friday, and immediately engaged the media in a discussion on national issues. Barrow held a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel, where he spoke on the implications the ongoing case of William Mason […]

Former GSU boss out on bail
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Former GSU boss out on bail

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Mark Flowers, former commander of the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) of the Belize Police Department, is out on bail having been charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. Flowers appeared before Justice Adolf Lucas today Friday, who granted bail in the sum of $7,500 […]

CitCo and CWU sign CBA
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CitCo and CWU sign CBA

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today Friday, the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers Union (CWU) signed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), marking the end of some 23 years of negotiations and attempts. The parties gathered at the office of the Labour Department for the formal signing activity. Under […]

Growing a Bright Future Program wraps up summer classes
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Growing a Bright Future Program wraps up summer classes

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today Friday, the Growing a Bright Future summer program, held its closing exercise for its Belize City cohort. Director of the program, Peter Lacey, explained that the closing, held at the Radisson fort George Hotel and Marina, was one of several being conducted at various […]

A trap holds mosquitos at the Dallas County Mosquito Lab, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. Although there has been no reported cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitos in Texas, health officials are closely monitoring and testing mosquitos in areas where infections have been confirmed. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Zika expected to get worse before it subsides

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Zika virus is expected to spread aggressively and get worse before it begins to subside, a new research suggests. While a recent study has predicted that Zika will be around for about three more years, the new research suggests that the situation could get […]

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Businessman shot dead at his bar

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A businessman was shot dead at his bar on Friday night. The incident haopened at mile 21 on the Philip Goldson highway. Police have released preliminary information stating that Nathan Underwood was shot at Nate’s Cool Spot. In a separate incident, Rosaline Milligan was also […]

Macro of mosquito sucking blood close up on the human skin. Mosquito is carrier of Malaria Encephalitis Dengue and Zika virus
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Medical experts predict Zika virus will be around for a few more years

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Experts from the Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College in London say the Zika virus isn’t going to subside for a few years. The scientists say the epidemic is likely to spread for two to three more years, and […]

Meteorologist says dust clouds in Sahara preventing storm formation
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Meteorologist says dust clouds in Sahara preventing storm formation

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A meteorologist with AccuWeather says dust from the Sahara is the reason why there has been inactivity in the Atlantic since Hurricane Danielle formed on June 20. Dust from the Sahara are being spun up in huge clouds by an unusually strong high-pressure system in […]