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Guatemalans harass Belizeans again!
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Guatemalans harass Belizeans again!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Civil society partners, political third parties, and the opposition People’s United Party (PUP) have condemned the recent harassment of Belizeans on the Sarstoon river by Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF). The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), Belize Network of NGO’s, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), and the […]

Regular gas now a whopping $11.13 per gallon
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Regular gas now a whopping $11.13 per gallon

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, drivers were dealt another blow this week, as Belize’s already high gas prices got another increase, sending regular fuel to over $11. The latest adjustment, effected at 12:00 a.m., on September 20, raised Regular fuel by a […]

Remembering the father of Independence
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Remembering the father of Independence

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The sixth wreath-laying ceremony, remembering the accomplishments, life and work of the late George Price – father of the nation – this year carried with it an extra bit of fervor. It came when former Prime Minister, Said Musa, reflected on Price’s vision for a […]

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IMF says Belize economy in bad shape

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recently completed Article IV Consultation, shows that Belize’s economy has a weak outlook, marred by high public debt and insufficient measures to address it. In the Executive Board’s conclusions, the IMF pointed out that Belize’s macroeconomic outlook is weak, and […]

Belize City bloodbath: Five shootings, three dead, three critical
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Belize City bloodbath: Five shootings, three dead, three critical

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belize City recorded one of its most violent weekends with five shooting incidents, resulting in the death of three individuals, while three others are listed in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). In the first and perhaps most shocking murder, last […]

BNTU threatens strike if Senate investigation ends
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BNTU threatens strike if Senate investigation ends

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) warned Prime Minister Dean Barrow this week that it may resume strike action if more funds are not allocated to the Senate Special Select Committee to continue its investigation. BNTU President/Senator Elena Smith, explained that the strike action instituted […]

Murder victim dumped in river identified
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Murder victim dumped in river identified

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A man who was fished out of the Macal river in an advanced state of decomposition on Tuesday has been identified as Dean Emmanuel Bennett, 20. Police say he was stabbed multiple times and likely thrown in the river. The news has left his family […]

Elderly man perishes in fire
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Elderly man perishes in fire

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter An elderly man died inside his Gordon Street home in Belize City on Thursday morning as a deadly blaze swept through his wooden house, even as showers drenched the city. Santiago Gonzalez, 68, was pulled lifeless from the remains of the burnt building sometime after […]

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PetroCaribe all dried up?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize has suspended buying fuel from Venezuela with immediate effect, leaving the often controversial and politically polarizing PetroCaribe treasure trove, all but dried up and far from its glory days of “rolling”. Alba PetroCaribe Belize Energy Limited (APBEL), the company in Belize that buys fuel […]

PUP Protesters teargassed!
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PUP Protesters teargassed!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Party supporters of both the United Democratic Party (PUP) and the People’s United Party (PUP) made political statements on Wednesday when they staged rallies in support of the two political figures in Orange Walk North, Gaspar Vega for the UDP and Ramon Cervantes for the […]