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Death toll climbs to over 200 in Mexico quake
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Death toll climbs to over 200 in Mexico quake

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The death toll in the earthquake near Mexico City on Tuesday has climbed to 230, with people still reported missing. At least 38 buildings collapsed in the capital alone, including a 4-storey school building, where 21 children and four adults died. The students and teachers […]

Briceno talks PetroCaribe
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Briceno talks PetroCaribe

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the foreseeable months, Belize’s fuel supply will not be coming from Venezuela and this change has already seen the price of fuel increase over the past few weeks. The change came when ALBA Petrocaribe Belize Energy Limited (APBEL) announced last week that it was […]

Taiwan gives to September celebrations
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Taiwan gives to September celebrations

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize’s September celebrations usually receives a boost every year from our Taiwanese friends and 2017 is not different. On Friday, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Charles Liu, handed over a cheque for $100,000 to Minister of Education, Patrick Faber as Chairperson of the September Celebrations Commission. […]

Fire destroys house at Mahogany Heights
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Fire destroys house at Mahogany Heights

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire destroyed a house at Mahogany Heights on Tuesday Police sah they responded to a report of the fire on Back Street shortly after midday on Tuesday and saw an unoccupied bungalow plycem house measuring 30′ by 30′ engulfed in flames. Fire fighters extinguished […]

Huge bust by Fisheries Department
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Huge bust by Fisheries Department

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Over the weekend a joint raid between the Belize Fisheries Department and the Belize Audubon Society at various fishing camps on the Lighthouse Reef Cayes yielded a sizeable amount of conch. More than 1,500 pounds of out-of-season conch, found hidden in several containers. Hampton Gamboa, […]

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Sharon Fraser appointed Chief Magistrate

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter The Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed Ms. Sharon Frazer to be the new Chief Magistrate to succeed retiring Chief Magistrate, Ann Marie Smith. The appointment takes place with effect from September 1. Chief Magistrate Fraser is a veteran public Officer who entered the […]

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Landowner barred from his land holdings hopes Court will award him right of way

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Michael Modiri, 58 is a Persian/American businessman who owns land in Frank’s Eddy on the Sibun River. But for years he has not been able to gain access to his land because American landowner, Bradley Paumen, who controls the only road leading to Modiri’s land, […]

Emil Gillett to visit NASA Space Center
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Emil Gillett to visit NASA Space Center

Belizean student Emil Gillett, a Chemistry and Biology major at Lone Star College at the University Park campus in Spring,will have the singular honor this autumn of visiting the Johnson Space Center operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) as part of NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars project […]

Hurricane Maria hammers Leeward Islands already ravaged by Irma
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Hurricane Maria hammers Leeward Islands already ravaged by Irma

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Maria, a Category 3 strength hurricane, followed closely in Irma’s path and hammered the Leeward Islands on Monday evening, leaving even more widespread damage to the islands only two weeks after Irma’s wrath. Maria dumped heavy rains on Barbados as it churned pass the northern […]

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Concept of climate change global warming summer heat.
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2017 among hottest years on record

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The summer months in this hemisphere went on record as the third warmest ever, with August being the second hottest to date, according to scientists from the US-based NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. August 2017 was 1.49 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of […]