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Does the region need imported sugar?
Business

Does the region need imported sugar?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Sugar Association of the Caribbean is questioning whether or not the region needs to import sugar from outside of CARICOM. The association, made up of the four countries still producing sugar in the Caribbean, has begun discussions with the CARICOM Council for Trade and […]

Police seek mystery woman connected to gang murder
Crime

Police seek mystery woman connected to gang murder

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belize city police are seeking an unknown woman who is believed to have lured Tyrone Gibson, 20, to his death last Friday. Gibson, a resident of the St. Martin area, was standing at the corner of West Collet Canal and Hicate Street waiting for the […]

Visiting Mexico? Have fun but take heed
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Visiting Mexico? Have fun but take heed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For decades Belizeans have been traveling to Mexico to shop and for medical purposes, but sometimes they become the targets of criminals looking for money and valuables by any means. This was the case last week when three people were robbed at gunpoint in the […]

Senior citizen gagged and losses $8,000 vehicle to theft
Crime

Senior citizen gagged and losses $8,000 vehicle to theft

By Anita Nembhard/Flowers Freelance Writer Floyd Escarpeta, a Construction Worker of Mahogany Heights is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for burglary and theft. Escarpeta, 23, is no stranger to the system and finds himself in trouble again after […]

Crime

Father accused of incest is jailed

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers A 47-year-old father finds himself on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being accused of having sex with his daughter aged 12. The incident was recently reported and on Wednesday, February 14th, the father whose face and name cannot be disclosed due to the fact that […]

Minister Faber invites Media support for Literacy campaign
Business

MOE makes Literacy a National Priority

By William Ysaguirre Frreelance Reporter Nine Belize City schools are to be the first to benefit from the pilot phase of a new initiative by the Ministry of Education to encourage primary school children to read and improve their literacy, explained Chief Education Officer Carol Babb Ph.D. in a media […]

Editorial

Editorial

Belize City Council elections are to be held next month on Wednesday, March 7, but we still have not seen anything like a written Manifesto, setting out what the two opposing parties plan to do for the City if elected. There has been a lot of street activity and a […]

Police violating human rights? Legal experts say yes!
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Police violating human rights? Legal experts say yes!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Police Department, as part of its new crime fighting strategy, has started allowing on-duty police officers to use private cell phones to take pictures of civilians that are stopped and searched. Legal experts, however, claim the practice is a violation of human rights […]

Swingers and nudists set to bask in Belizean sun and waters
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Swingers and nudists set to bask in Belizean sun and waters

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter In the midst of glowing reviews of several Belizean resorts recently awarded by renowned travel site, Trip Advisor, the country is also receiving international exposure for two week-long swingers’ parties set to be hosted on a private island off the coast of Dangriga. The UK’s […]

Another case of alleged police brutality
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Another case of alleged police brutality

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor For the second consecutive week since the start of 2018, members of the Belize Police Department have been accused of abusing their authority and using excessive and unwarranted force upon civilians in the line of duty; this time they are accused of shooting a man […]