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Another condition linked to Zika virus
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Another condition linked to Zika virus

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter As research on the Zika virus epidemic continues, scientists have discovered that the virus can also cause another serious condition, glaucoma, in infants. Glaucoma is a condition that affects the nerves in the eyes, which deteriorates vision and may even result in blindness. Brazil, in […]

City Council brings in Christmas with tree lighting ceremony
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City Council brings in Christmas with tree lighting ceremony

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize City Council, marked the opening of the Christmas Season with its annual City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held at the Mule Park in Downtown Belize City on Friday night. More than 300 people gathered at the event, which was done in collaboration with […]

Ministry of Energy wraps up week-long Energy Forecasting workshop
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Ministry of Energy wraps up week-long Energy Forecasting workshop

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Energy concluded a week-long workshop today in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE for its acronym in Spanish. The workshop, held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina, gathered energy sector stakeholders such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Department […]

Chateau Caribbean destroyed by fire
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Chateau Caribbean destroyed by fire

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire has destroyed the Chateau Caribbean in Belize City. The blaze started at around 8:30 this morning on the second floor and quickly spread to the first floor. No one was hurt and fire fighters are still on the scene fighting the blaze. Reports […]

Senate to decide on Belize/Guatemala Special Agreement
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Senate to decide on Belize/Guatemala Special Agreement

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Senate, at its next meeting on November 30th, in Belmopan, will decide whether it will ratify the Special Agreement, which Belize and Guatemala signed 18 months ago in Guatemala in May of 2015. The Guatemalan Congress approved the amendment to the document last week.  […]

Dangriga receives solar panels from Taiwan
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Dangriga receives solar panels from Taiwan

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Dangriga, including the Alejo Beni Park and a number of other areas in that municipality have received new solar panels, through a donation from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). During a ceremony on Saturday in Dangriga on the occasion of Garifuna Settlement […]

Cuba’s Fidel Castro passes
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Cuba’s Fidel Castro passes

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Former Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, has died. Castro, 90, governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, and as President from 1976 to 2008. Under Castro’s reign, Cuba became a one-party socialist state. The U.S. opposed his government, and unsuccessfully attempted to remove […]

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BNTU accuses MOE of malice over late salaries

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor BNTU President, Luke Palacio has accused the Ministry of Education of another vindictive attempt against teachers, following the Ministry’s announcement late this week that teachers’ salaries would not be ready in time for the November payment. The payment would have been in keeping with a […]

Belize National Coast Guard celebrates 11 years
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Belize National Coast Guard celebrates 11 years

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A ceremony commemorating the Belize National Coast Guard’s 11th anniversary was held on Friday at the Coast Guard headquarters on the George Price Highway near Belize City. Governor-General, Sir Colville Young inspected a guard of honour at a ceremony, attended by a host of goverment […]

BCSP to host third annual Services Week
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BCSP to host third annual Services Week

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter This week, the Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP) will celebrate its third Annual Services Week, and will host several activities in commemoration of the anniversary.  The BCSP is celebrating the week under the theme, “Standardization Focus, Export Driven, Opportunities for Diverse Services!” Apart from appearances on […]