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Mexican Embassy takes Cayo kids on field trip
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Mexican Embassy takes Cayo kids on field trip

By Benjamin Flowers As a reward for good academic progress, His Excellency Carlos Quesnel Melendez, Mexican Ambassador to Belize, treated a group of students from the Cayo district to an education trip to Mexico. Students from both Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic High School in the City of Belmopan […]

Businessman killed in San Pedro
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Businessman killed in San Pedro

By: Benjamin Flowers Police are investigating a shooting in San Pedro last night that claimed the life of 25 year old Honduran businessman Reniery Adalid Figueroa Garcia. Initial reports are that around 8:00 p.m. Garcia was at his shop, Dickey’s Store, when two men, one armed with a gun, entered […]

Police make arrest for murder
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Police make arrest for murder

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged Marlon Everett, 28, of Belize City for the murder of Albert Johnson. The killing happened on Saturday night on Rectory Lane in Belize City. Johnson, a resident of Punta Gorda, was walking on Rectory Lane when three persons approached him […]

Will 2017 murders exceed last year?
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Will 2017 murders exceed last year?

By Benjamin Flowers With two weeks left to go, the number of murders in 2017 stands exactly where it was at the end of last year, leaving the nation wondering if this year will have more murders than 2016. Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, during his Christmas message to the […]

Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry
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Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

It’s hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one right now. And though the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone use are well-documented. “Pathological” internet use has been linked to depression in […]

Orange Walk town holds annual tacos fest
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Orange Walk town holds annual tacos fest

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Since 7:00 this morning – and running until the last taco is served – the Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk town is holding that 7th annual Tacos Festival. The event has grown over the years to include tacos of every type made in […]

BDF has four new pilots and several helicopter mechanics
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BDF has four new pilots and several helicopter mechanics

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Seventeen members of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) who have completed a Helicopter Conversion training course today graduated, two of them with honours. Four of the members are pilots and 13 are technicians who now know how to fly, repair and service the military’s helicopters. […]

Activists call for minimum wage increase
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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, […]

COLA president surprised by ban from Senate inquiry
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COLA president surprised by ban from Senate inquiry

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter   While the Senate inquiry on the immigration scandal went smoothly on Wednesday, firebrand activist Geovanni Brackett of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), is up in arms after he and Raymond Rivers were banned from entering the hearing. Brackett, on Friday, spoke to […]

Man set on fire!
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Man set on fire!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was set on fire by two others early this morning in Belize City. Police gave very sketchy details of the incident, only saying they saw the victim, Dorien Reneau, 35, at 12:35 a.m., at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Reneau had burn injuries […]