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Caneros give ultimatum
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Caneros give ultimatum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The General Assembly of the Belize sugarcane Farmers resolved on Saturday that they will take industrial action in five days counting from Monday if Central Government and the Sugar Industry Control Board do not intervene to end the ongoing impasse with the American Sugar Refineries […]

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Happening now…

By Ben Flowers, Staff Reporter Hundreds of cane farmers gathered at Escuela Mexico in Corozal to discuss a way forward after Belize Sugar Industries’ latest offer to deal directly with cane farmers and circumvent the Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association. More as the meeting develops.

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Mexican official says Mexico faces crisis since disappearance of 43 students

Mexico is facing a “big political crisis,” following the disappearance of 43 students, according to the country’s Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora. “It is a big political crisis for Mexico. We are all outraged by these brutal events and the only feeling that we can have […]

Police charge teacher/scout leader with sexual assault
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Police charge teacher/scout leader with sexual assault

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police have arrested and charged Martin Palma, 34, a teacher of Forest Home Village, Toledo with one count of sexual assault following a report by a 16 year-old farmer of San Jose Village, Toledo. The youth told police that at sometime in October he went […]

Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day
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Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize joined other nations on Friday in observing World Diabetes Day. The day, observed annually on Friday November 14, was celebrated under the theme “Healthy Living.” The Diabetes Association of Belize held a health fair at the Battlefield Park to raise awareness about the day […]

Brazilian police arrest 18 in Petrobras corruption raids
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Brazilian police arrest 18 in Petrobras corruption raids

Brazilian police have carried out a series of raids and arrested 18 people as part of a corruption investigation into the state-run oil firm Petrobras. More than 300 police and 50 tax officials were involved in the operation across five states, as well as in the capital Brasilia. Police said […]

Cave tubing rivals quash beef
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Cave tubing rivals quash beef

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Well known cave tubing rivals, Yohnny Rosado and Vitalino Reyes put their differences aside and ended their well-documented public feud with a handshake and a hug during a FECTAB press conference. Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) President, Geovannie Brackett led the call […]

Former US Navy SEAL talks about bin Ladin’s capture
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Former US Navy SEAL talks about bin Ladin’s capture

The former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says he doesn’t care if people do not believe him. “The most important thing that I’ve learned in the last two years is to me it doesn’t matter anymore if I am ‘The Shooter.’ The […]

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Protests in Mexico after claims of Guerrero student deaths

Hundreds of protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have attacked government buildings in the capital, Chilpancingo, burning cars. They accused the government of involvement in the murder of 43 students in the town of Iguala in September. The protest came after the attorney general said gang members had confessed […]

Man murdered in Belize City
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Man murdered in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A man was reportedly shot and killed on Saturday morming. The imcident happened sometime before 11 a.m. on Mahogany Street. The victim, whose name we have not cofirmed with police, was shot in the forehead. He reportedly walked with a cane.