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Popes John Paul II and John XXIII declared saints
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Popes John Paul II and John XXIII declared saints

By: Marion V. Ali Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are now saints. Pope Francis declared the deceased pontiffs saints today at Saint Peter’s Square in Rome in front of hundreds of thousands watching worldwide. He praised his two predecessors as “men of courage” during the historic canonisation. This […]

Chikungunya virus confirmed in Antigua
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Chikungunya virus confirmed in Antigua

By: Marion V. Ali Antigua has reported its first case of Chikungunya, an Aedes aegypti mosquito-borne disease that causes a dengue-like sickness. On Friday Antigua and Barbuda health officials revealed that the first patient is a man in his mid 60’s. Dr. Orita Zachariah, the Antiguan Medical Officer of Health, […]

Belize looks to Trinidad for technical advice with oil find
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Belize looks to Trinidad for technical advice with oil find

The Government of Belize has issued a formal request to the Trinidadian prime minister for assistance in extracting the hard-to-reach oil discovered a month ago in northern Belize, Prime Minister Dean Barrow said Friday. Barrow told reporters that he has reached out to prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to ask her […]

Cadets take part in sports day
Sports / Weekend News

Cadets take part in sports day

By:Marion V. Ali Police Cadets from rural Belize are today taking part in a day of sporting events. The event is taking place at the Elton Gillett Park in Burrell Boom Village and has the participation of 125 youths from Hattieville, Ladyville, Bermudian Landing and Burrell Boom. Winning teams will […]

New Petrocaribe office opens; Venezuela commits to expand relations
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New Petrocaribe office opens; Venezuela commits to expand relations

By Aaron Humes, Freelance Reporter The opening on Friday of a local office of Petrocaribe on Coney Drive, Belize City is, according to the Venezuelan Government, an indication of plans to expand relations between Belize and Venezuela. This will come in the form of the building of linkages in education, […]

Transportation Master Plan targets priorities
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Transportation Master Plan targets priorities

By Aaron Humes, Freelance Reporter The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Public Utilities, along with other Ministries, has engaged researchers of the Korea Development Institute, a division of the Korean Government, to investigate Belize’s transportation deficiencies and how best to fix them. The National Transportation Master Plan, introduced on […]

Weekend News / World

US cuts down on embassy deployment in Ecuador

By: Marion V.Ali About 20 of the US government’s officials will leave Ecuador by the end of this month in compliance with an order from the Ecuadorean government. President Rafael Correa told the US Department of Defense earlier this month to leave the country because of concerns that the US […]

Gang leaders agree to keep the peace
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Gang leaders agree to keep the peace

By: Marion V. Ali Leaders from a number of Belize City’s major gangs have agreed to stop the gun violence that has risen in some areas of Belize City. The agreement took place during a discussion on Friday afternoon at Old Belize to resolve the conflict among them. That conflict […]

Crime / Weekend News

Sales manager charged with rape of minor

By: Marion V. Ali Police have arrested a Belize City Sales Marketing Manager and charged him with the rape of a minor. The accused is Garth Longsworth, 31, a resident of Cran Street. The charge against Longsworth is in connection with a police report that a 16 year-old girl of […]