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Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say
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Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 students will be making the transition in the coming weeks and months either to the world of work or to further education, and official labour force statistics suggests that they will be better off seeking higher education – after all, […]

It’s the heart more often than HIV
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It’s the heart more often than HIV

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The world is embarking on a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to the United Nations Secretary-General, who presented his report on the global response to HIV this week, but there is something that has proven to be far deadlier, in […]

Belize city schools dominate top 10 PSE scores
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Belize city schools dominate top 10 PSE scores

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Education has officially released the results of the Primary School Examination, which was administered countrywide on March 18 and May 4, 2018, showing that Belize city based schools claimed six of the top 10 scores countrywide. A total of 7,271 candidates registered for the […]

Belize faces heavy rains, possible flash-flooding from approaching tropical wave
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Belize faces heavy rains, possible flash-flooding from approaching tropical wave

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Countries in Central America, including Belize, Nicaragua to Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and southeastern Mexico, as well as the Cayman Islands, and Jamaica are likely to experience heavy rains, isolated flash flooding and mudslides this weekend as a surge of tropical moisture around a tropical wave […]

Guatemala-born population in Belize more than 18,000
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Guatemala-born population in Belize more than 18,000

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Although there may be undocumented and undetected Guatemalans living in Belize, official estimates published over the last 5 years by the Statistical Institute of Belize put the figure at an average of about 18,000, with 58 percent living in the Cayo District (over 10,000), where […]

Kaj Expressions owner featured as entrepreneur of the month
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Kaj Expressions owner featured as entrepreneur of the month

By Michelle Sutherland Khadija Assales, a mother of two and owner of Kaj Expressions, a jewelry story which sells unique hand crafted pieces has been recognized by the US embassy in Belize as the Young Belizean Entrepreneur for the month of June. Assales was selected as an exemplery role model […]

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“Lower gas prices right around the corner,” says GOB

By Benjamin Flowers “World oil prices are reducing and Belizeans can expect to see a decrease in pump prices with the next shipment which is due by the end of next week,” the government of Belize said this week. GOB made the statement at the end of a press release […]

Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS
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Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the second time in as many years, Venezuela has successfully garnered majority vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) to hold its seat as a member state, this time against a notion by the United States to have her suspended. This came amid […]

Crime

Four persons die in fire in San Pedro

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Four persons, including a woman, her teenage son, her daughter, and niece were burnt to death inside their house in the wee hours of Tuesday in the Escalante housing sub-division of San Pedro, about four miles away from the centre of the town. The incident […]

Belizean to serve four life sentences for killing own family in Florida
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Belizean to serve four life sentences for killing own family in Florida

By Michelle Sutherland Brian Omar Hyde, 22, a Belizean man who was arrested in Florida, USA for the grizzley 2015 murders of his aunt, cousin, her unborn child and her boyfriend; was sentenced to serve four concurrent life sentences in a Florida prison. In April, a panel of judges who […]