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Immigration Department cracks down on bar workers
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Immigration Department cracks down on bar workers

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Immigration officials have detained more than 30 illegal and undocumented women following a weekend raid on small bars located in southern Belize. The raid, conducted last Sunday, targetted bars located in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts. It was a joint operation between the Immigration […]

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Gas prices up again; regular over $10 a gallon

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week, the cost of a gallon of fuel received its sixth price change in four months, sending regular fuel to over $10 a gallon. The price change became effective on Thursday, sending regular gasoline up by 31 cents from $9.87 to $10.18 a gallon. […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

It may seem like excessive attention being lavished on a single bird, the Scarlet Macaw named Big Red, and much ado about nothing, but the concerns of this newspaper go much beyond this singular and now famous parrot. . The Forest Department, which has legal responsibility for the care and […]

Murder in Cayo
General / Weekend News

Murder in Cayo

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor San Ignacio police are investigating a murder which occurred in the municpality on Friday night. On Saturday police found the body of Maynor Portillo, a resident of Santa Elena town, at the Novelo’s Convention Centre in San Ignacio town. Police have said they will releaae […]

Ministry of Agriculture on the lookout for small hive beetles
General / Weekend News

Ministry of Agriculture on the lookout for small hive beetles

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development and Immigration is launching a special survey of apiaries (bee farms) in the country, looking for diseases and pests, particularly among Small Hive Beetles (SHB). The apiculture survey, is a diagnostic assessment which will run […]

Crime Stoppers to host special training sessions
General / Weekend News

Crime Stoppers to host special training sessions

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Crime Stoppers Belize will be working with Crime Stoppers International (CSI) in the coming week, to host special training sessions for law enforcement agents, to combat organized crime. The training, to be held from June 19-23, is a part of a Caribbean/Central American Initiative, aimed […]

The following is a press release from NEMO on the flood situation in southern Belize
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The following is a press release from NEMO on the flood situation in southern Belize

NEMO and the National Met Service hereby informs the public that due to a broad low pressure area which is slowly developing in our region, heavy rainfall is expected to continue along the coast and over the southern part of the country today. The concern is for localized flooding in […]

General / Weekend News

Santa Elena man shot dead

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The weekend violence continues, as police discovered the body of a man, shot to death, in the west. San Ignacio Police say they responded to a report of shots fired Friday night, when they found the lifeless body of Santa Elena resident, Maynor Portillo. Police […]

Activists call for minimum wage increase
General / Uncategorized / Weekend News

Activists call for minimum wage increase

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Leaders for Social Justice, a community activist group, is holding a peaceful demonstration in Belize City, calling for the Government of Belize to increase the minimum wage.  The demonstration started at the on Cemetery Road at the Constitution Park, went up Orange Street, […]

PUP takes aim at UDP party chairman
General / Weekend News

PUP takes aim at UDP party chairman

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) is calling on the Government of Belize to remove United Democratic Party (UDP) Chairman, Alberto August, from his post as Chairman of the Board of Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL). The PUP condemned August for his role in disrupting the […]