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Study: Consuming more coffee reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
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Study: Consuming more coffee reduces risk of type 2 diabetes

By Marion V Ali A study which the Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) has published shows that increasing coffee consumption by on average one-and-half cups per day over a four-year period reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to the study, led […]

San Ignacio Market to receive upgrade
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San Ignacio Market to receive upgrade

By: Marion V. Ali After only a few years since its construction, the San Ignacio Town market is about to receive an aesthetical upgrade. San Ignacio Mayor John August told The Reporter that his municipality is in the process of receiving the gift of US $65,000, which will be invested […]

Police cadets shine during weekend disciplines
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Police cadets shine during weekend disciplines

By: Marion V. Ali A number of youths who make up the rural Police Cadet units in the Belize District won awards for excelling in sporting events on Saturday. They received medals and trophies in each of the disciplines. In football, the Ladyville Cadets won first place while the Hattieville […]

Post mortem certifies woman died of natural causes; community not convinced
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Post mortem certifies woman died of natural causes; community not convinced

By: Marion V. Ali The post mortem examination on Myra Miller, 68, certifies that she died of brain damage due to natural cause, much to the surprise of fellow residents of Boston Village, Old Northern Highway. The villagers point to several “unexplained scenarios” at Miller’s home where she was discovered […]

Youth drowns in Macal River
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Youth drowns in Macal River

By: Marion V. Ali A 14 year-old boy reportedly drowned in the Macal River on Saturday. The Reporter understands that 14 year old Jonathan Requena went swimming along with another youth around two p.m. and that while swimming, he began experiencing problems. Requena’s friend has reported that he and other […]

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, […]