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Man shot dead; child knocked down and killed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was stabbed to death in Orange Walk town on Saturday night. Police say at around 8:30 that night, Marcelino Chan, 54, was socializing with a friend and the two got embroiled in an argument. Chan suffered three stab woumds – one to the […]

Bishop Martin to be laid to rest today
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Bishop Martin to be laid to rest today

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Most Reverend Bishop Osmond Peter Martin, who died last week Thursday, will be laid to rest today following an official Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Belmopan. The service starts at 3:00 p.m., and the body will be received for viewing […]

Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed
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Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will hold a validation workshop at the United Nations House in Barbados this week to review the findings of a study completed in Belize last week. The assembly will chart a necessary course of action to mitigate the rising cost […]

More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017
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More severe storms expected to hit Caribbean in 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries that make up the eastern Caribbean have been advised to to prepare for harsher weather conditions and hurricanes this year, due to climate change. During a regional discussion in Dominica, Crispin d’Auvergne, St. Lucia’s chief sustainable development officer said a 2008 environmental study showed […]

Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area
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Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men have been fined a hefty sum of $10,000 each for ‘illegal entry into a protected area’, after they pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court this week. Carlos Palacios, 35, and Donald Wewe, 47, were charged under the National Protected […]

Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017
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Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fisherfolk are advised that the Sea Cucumber season will remain closed for 2017; hence anyone caught fishing for or have in their possession the product is in violation of Section 11 of Statutory Instrument #67 of 2009 of the Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Department says […]

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Teenager dies of stab wounds

By Marion Ali/Michelle Surherland A teenager is dead after he suffered stab wounds Saturday night in Belize City. Eaton Lamb, 17, a construction worker of #2070 Pelican Street, Collet area, died on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Police say Lamb was stabbed by […]

Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away
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Great Belizean Icon Leela Vernon passes away

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize’s Bruk Down queen and cultural icon, Leela Vernon has passed away. Leela died sometime after 9:00 a.m., today at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit since February 10th. She was ailing for quite some time from […]

Belize confirms death of great international law expert
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Belize confirms death of great international law expert

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has sent out an officially press release, confirming the death of a great legal practitioner who provided invaluable counsel in international law for over 30 years to the Belizean government.  The release confirmed that Sir Elihu Lauterpacht passed away on February […]

University of Belize elects 7th president
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University of Belize elects 7th president

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The University of Belize has recently elected it’s 7th president, which was announced during its February commencement exercise on February 11. Professor Clement K. Sankat has been appointed as the new president of the University. His appointment took effect on February 15th, and was officially […]