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Damar Choir spreading the good news through song
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Damar Choir spreading the good news through song

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Damar Choir, a travelling contemporary Christian choir is in Belize this week, for a number of concerts aimed at spreading the good news through song and dance. Thirst Ministries, a mission trip coordinating organizations which handles the logistics of short term mission trips from the United […]

LGBT groups hold meet and greet in Belize City
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LGBT groups hold meet and greet in Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Several LGBT groups gathered at the office of the Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), to hold a meet and greet with a representative from the Dutch organization, CoC Netherlands. Derricia Castillo-Salazar, president and co-founder of the group Our Circle, explained that the CoC representative, […]

COLA blasts GOB for having an “ICJ agenda”
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COLA blasts GOB for having an “ICJ agenda”

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The social activism group, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) criticized the Government of Belize (GOB) this week for the way it has emphasized taking the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). COLA explained that GOB has been, of recent […]

Opposition to boycott upcoming Belize/Guatemala meeting
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Opposition to boycott upcoming Belize/Guatemala meeting

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) has announced that it will boycott the upcoming negotiations between the Governments of Belize (GOB) and Guatemala because of the way GOB is approaching the situation. PUP leader John Briceno, held a press conference on Friday explaining that because GOB […]

Chaos on Queen Street- four shot in front of police station
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Chaos on Queen Street- four shot in front of police station

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A policeman is fighting for his life in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), while three more persons were injured in a mid-morning shooting in front of the Queen Street Police Station on Friday morning. At around 8:20 a.m., a 15-year-old boy rode down Queen […]

Nurses prepare questions for regional licensing exam
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Nurses prepare questions for regional licensing exam

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Nurses and Midwives Council of Belize is concluding a two-day workshop today Friday, to prepare a list of questions which will form a part of the regional licensing examination for nursing. The Council is holding the workshop at the Best Western Belie Biltmore Plaza […]

Desertification and soil degradation pose many threats, expert says
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Desertification and soil degradation pose many threats, expert says

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Today, June 17 is being observed as World Day to Combat Desertification, under the theme this year of “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People”. The purpose of the day is to alert people across the world about the dangers that desertification and soil degradation pose. […]

Two policemen, a school warden and a student shot in fr Queen Street
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Two policemen, a school warden and a student shot in fr Queen Street

Breaking news: There has been a shooting in front of the Queen Street police station. Eye witnesses say a lone shooter rode up to the police station and fired 10-15 shots. Two policemen have reportedly been injured. One of them was saved by his cell phone which he had in […]

Orange Walk and Cayo students are top PSE performers
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Orange Walk and Cayo students are top PSE performers

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Kenly Young of St. Andrew’s Anglican Primary School in San Ignacio and Angelina Urbina of La Inmaculada RC Primary in Orange Walk town tied as the top performers in the 2016 Primary School Examination (PSE). They each received 391 points of a possible total of […]

CCJ rules against gay activist
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CCJ rules against gay activist

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Maurice Tomlinson, a Jamaican homosexual who took the Belize and Trinidadian Governments to court, claiming our immigration laws prohibit homosexuals from entering our countries, has lost that argument in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Tomlinson had sought the CCJ to order the countries to […]