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Reading through the two page newspaper spread put out this week by the Central Bank of Belize concerning the economic outlook for our country was one of the most depressing things we have done this year. The report speaks of a .5 (point five) contraction of the economy in 2016 […]

Belize named among best performing tourist destinations in the Caribbean
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Belize named among best performing tourist destinations in the Caribbean

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Despite being struck by two back-to-back catastrophic hurricanes last September, the Caribbean was able to pull through 2017 with positive growth in the tourism sector, and Belize was among the handful of countries whose double-digit growth, helped to make last year a record year for […]

Fire chars two houses Fire chars two houses
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Fire chars two houses Fire chars two houses

Victims claim poor response by authorities By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Wednesday night inferno through Fredrick Alley in Belize City ripped through two homes, completely destroying everything in its path and leaving two families homeless in the process. No one was injured during the blaze but residents say the […]

Minor killed as gang fued rages on, police say
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Minor killed as gang fued rages on, police say

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A Belize City family is torn apart by grief this week after a 12-year-old boy was shot dead at the corner of Pregnant Alley and Cemetery Road on Wednesday night. Primary school student, David Morrison, was one of three persons that got shot in the […]

Rain and supporters pour out on nomination day
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Rain and supporters pour out on nomination day

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Wednesday’s downpours in the morning and afternoon would have sent anyone running for shelter on an ordinary day, but the hundreds that stood behind their respective UDP and PUP municipal teams seeking election on March 7, marched on as if though it was a bright, […]

Mayoral candidates promise jobs and service at UB forum
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Mayoral candidates promise jobs and service at UB forum

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter Jobs, crime, financial accountability, services, personal security, and sanitation were the tough issues on which young voters and students challenged the four candidates for Belize City Mayor, when the University of Belize hosted a mayoral forum at the Bliss Center in Belize City on Wednesday […]

Fatal hit and run accident on George Price highway
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Fatal hit and run accident on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was knocked doen and killed om the George Price highway on Saturday night. Police say that around 7:00 p.m, they responded to a report of the incident between Esperanza Village and Central Farm. There they found the body of a Hispanic descent man […]

Man shot dead in Belize City
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Man shot dead in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was shot dead in Belize City on Saturday night. According to police, sometime around 11:38 Saturday night they responded to a report at #14 8th Street, Belize City, where they saw the body of Luis Dominguez, 35. Dominguez had been shot several times, […]

Man murders wife then commits suicide
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Man murders wife then commits suicide

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man reportedly murdered his wife, then committed suicide on Saturday in Belize City. Police say that sometime around 5:55 p.m., they responded to a report at # 5 Rose Lane, Lake Independence area, and that upon entering a room at the residence, they discovered […]

Elections and Boundaries Department notifies public servants about proxy vote for upcoming municipals
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Elections and Boundaries Department notifies public servants about proxy vote for upcoming municipals

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor It is less than a month before the municipal elections, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is encouraging public officers who wish to apply to vote by proxy to submit their applications in time. The department informs, however, that in accordance with the regulations that […]