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BNTU Orange Walk branch calls emergency meeting for Monday
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BNTU Orange Walk branch calls emergency meeting for Monday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) Orange Walk branch has called an emergency meeting with all its members for Monday, August 22nd. The purpose of the assembly is to discuss the Government’s decision to delay the salary adjustment it had promised and had delivered on […]

Man and woman injured in motorcycle RTA
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Man and woman injured in motorcycle RTA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man and a woman were injured in a motorcycle accident on Princess Margaret Drive Sunday morning. The incident occurred before 6:00 a.m., and involved a Ninja bike that crashed into the cement fence near the Princess Hotel and Casino. While both persons were injured, […]

Investigation underway to determine how mechanic was crushed to death at Tower Hill
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Investigation underway to determine how mechanic was crushed to death at Tower Hill

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An internal investigation will commence at BELCOGEN cogeneration plant at Tower Hill to determine how Ismael Jimenez Jr., 41, a mechanic at the facility was crushed to death Friday afternoon. Jimenez was trapped between two vehicles and suffered serious internal injuries. The mechanic’s co-workers freed […]

St. Vincent de Paul Society donates thousands of schoolbags to selected children
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St. Vincent de Paul Society donates thousands of schoolbags to selected children

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Thousands of schoolchildren will for the next few days benefit from donations of knapsacks with school supplies through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society’s 10th “Back to School” initiative. The Society’s more than 50 volunteers spent Saturday packing the schoolbags with exercise books, pencils, pens […]

Man loses life on Philip Goldson highway
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Man loses life on Philip Goldson highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man lost his life on the Philip Goldson highway early Saturday morning. The incident happened when Lionel Villanueva was heading towards Belize City at around 3:30 in his vehicle, which began experiencing mechanical problems. The vehicle came to a complete stop in the road […]

US military and local firefighters simulate life-threatening training
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US military and local firefighters simulate life-threatening training

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A team of US military soldiers this week completed a five-day intense rescue training with close to 80 local firefighters. The purpose of the exercise was to hone the skills of the firefighters in life-threatening situations. To do this, the chief instructors simulated extreme scenarios […]

Police investigate how DPM’s vehicle ended up in Caribbean Sea
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Police investigate how DPM’s vehicle ended up in Caribbean Sea

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are investigating how the vehicle assigned to Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber ended up in the Caribbean Sea off Marine Parade on Sunday night. Faber posted on his Facebook page shortly after 7 p.m., that he had become aware that his vehicle was stolen […]

UNAIDS says Belize did the right thing with Section 53 ruling
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UNAIDS says Belize did the right thing with Section 53 ruling

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), applauded Belize this week for striking down its sodomy laws which criminalized homosexual relationships. UNAIDS said that by striking down Section 53 of the Criminal Code, which made gay sex punishable by imprisonment for a […]

‘Cocono Bwai’  wins National Song competition
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‘Cocono Bwai’  wins National Song competition

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Cecil Jenkins, known on stage as “Cocono Bwai”, is the first place winner of the National Song competition 2016. The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), held the competition at the Fort George Memorial Park on Saturday night, gathering 19 competitors in two categories: […]

Inspirational Promotions preparing for 6th annual back to school trimming drive
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Inspirational Promotions preparing for 6th annual back to school trimming drive

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Inspirational Promotions, a Belize City-based community organization, is calling on Belizeans to support its sixth annual Back-to-School Haircut Drive. Through the initiative, which will be held at #40 Faber’s Road on September 3 and 4, the organization will provide free haircuts for boys and hair […]