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Ministry of Health vs. Pharmacists
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Ministry of Health vs. Pharmacists

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Local pharmacists and the Ministry of Health are at odds this week over new import regulations for pharmaceuticals, leaving stakeholders concerned about the quality of drugs which will now be available to the public. At the start of November the MOH implemented an amendment to […]

Another “hotbed” of corruption at SSB?
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Another “hotbed” of corruption at SSB?

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Two separate investigations are ongoing – one by the police and the other by the Belize Social Security Board (SSB) – to determine whether a fake nationality certificate discovered last week could have more disturbing roots, involving personnel from the SSB. The forged nationality document […]

Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park
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Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Visitors of the Constitution Park in Belize City were in for a surprise when an 11-foot boa constrictor was found in the park, causing a bit of commotion and piquing the interest of many who recorded the discovery on their phones. The massive snake was […]

GOB loses $18 million arbitration appeal in US Courts
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Another multi-million dollar court loss for GOB

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Adding to its numerous consecutive losses in United States courts, the government of Belize lost another case this week at the US Supreme Court level, which will cost Belize some US $18.5 million. The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it will not review […]

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Three policemen under investigation for rape of detainees

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Police Department’s Professional Standards Branch is collecting statements in connection with an allegation by two women that three policemen raped them while in their custody last Thursday night at the Independence police station compound. Two of the policemen, whose ranks vary, allegedly committed the […]

Fishermen catch depicts Tiger Shark (possibly pregnant), an illegal Nurse Shark in the background (fully protected under the Belize Fisheries Act), and two endangered Hammerhead Sharks.
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Shark fishing causes outrage on social media

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Pictures showing two men posing with dead sharks caught in Southern Belize this week caused outrage and condemnation by citizens as well as several non-governmental organizations, who called on the relevant authorities to step in and address the issue. Mar Alliance was the first to […]

PARK AND WALK
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PARK AND WALK

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Only two weeks after the price per gallon of Regular fuel went down by 16 cents, the price has shot back up by 27 cents at midnight on Thursday for the 14th adjustment of fuel prices for 2017. The news comes on the heels of […]

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Chinese men busted with fake nationality documents

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Police Department is teaming up with the Social Security Board and the Immigration Department in a joint investigation of how a Chinese national ended up with a fraudulent nationality certificate this week. Officer Commanding the Police Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), Alejandro Cowo, explained […]

Indian fugitives accuse former boss of human trafficking
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Indian fugitives accuse former boss of human trafficking

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Police and Social Services departments are carrying out an investigation after two fugitive Indian nationals accused a prominent businessman of human trafficking, after they allegedly stole his SUV and $60,000 in cash and fled to Mexico, where they were busted and returned to Belize. […]

More BEL linemen dispatched to British  Virgin Islands for hurricane relief
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More BEL linemen dispatched to British Virgin Islands for hurricane relief

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize Electricity Limited dispatched a second team of linemen to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) this week to assist with restoring power after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The team of five linemen, Wayne Lewis, Gregory Kerr, Manuel Lopez, Paul McCalla and George Neal, left Belize […]