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An Emotional Testimony from a Distraught Primary School Teacher Goes Viral

It was the shot that was heard across the education sector, an emotional teacher suffering a breakdown on social media as she shared her story of alleged victimization at St. [...]

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Belize City Council Strongly Condemns Gun Violence

Belize City Council Strongly Condemns Gun Violence

Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin was cleared of criminal charges by the police department over the weekend, following a shooting incident on Saturday morning that left twenty-year-old Tae Medina with a [...]...

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San Vicente Rural Water System Contaminated by Resident

San Vicente Rural Water System Contaminated by Resident

Six residents of San Vicente Village in Toledo are hospitalized and are being monitored in Punta Gorda after they began exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned. Today, C.E.O. in the Ministry [...]...

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Ministry of Health & Wellness and Police Department Involved

Ministry of Health & Wellness and Police Department Involved

Today, personnel from the ministry are on the ground in San Vicente Village monitoring and assessing the situation and providing clean and safe water to the residents. The Ministry of [...]...

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C.E.O. Shal Clears the Air on Trade Licensing Bill

C.E.O. Shal Clears the Air on Trade Licensing Bill

The debate on the Trade Licensing Bill 2022 continues to rage on social media and in other quarters, despite the government’s effort to clarify what it means for small businessmen [...]...

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St. Francis Xavier Credit Union Members Want Former General Manager Reinstated

St. Francis Xavier Credit Union Members Want Former General Manager Reinstated

Last Friday, a group of about twenty-five members of the St. Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal Town staged a protest in front of the lending institution, against what they [...]...

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Credit Union Member Quotes from Credit Union Act, Justifying Calling Special Meeting

Credit Union Member Quotes from Credit Union Act, Justifying Calling Special Meeting

The credit union, in one of its releases, had announced June twenty-sixth as the date for the A.G.M., complete with elections of new officers, the release of the annual audit, [...]...

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N.G.C. Wants Garifuna Communities to Vote for Garifuna Slate

N.G.C. Wants Garifuna Communities to Vote for Garifuna Slate

With village council elections being held in many communities across the country, the National Garifuna Council, the representative body for all Garifuna communities in Belize, has issued a release with [...]...

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Tubal Vocational Institute Offering Free Apprenticeship Courses

Tubal Vocational Institute Offering Free Apprenticeship Courses

Established in 2001, the Tubal Trade and Vocational Institute in Ladyville has been preparing Belize’s youths to make a living marketing a trade that they learn at the school. Now [...]...

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Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia/Transphobia

Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia/Transphobia

Did you know that today is recognized as the International Day against Homophobia, Trans-phobia and Bi-phobia? Over one hundred and thirty countries worldwide commemorate, even though more than quarter still [...]...

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A Salt Reduction/Healthy Eating Campaign to Observe World Hypertension Day

A Salt Reduction/Healthy Eating Campaign to Observe World Hypertension Day

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer” – it’s the theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day, which is observed annually on May seventeenth.  In an effort to raise [...]...

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Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

Generally, the standard for “normal” blood pressure is one-twenty over eighty. But the data shows that high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Referred to [...]...

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Soldiers from Twenty Two Nations Training Shoulder to Shoulder

Soldiers from Twenty Two Nations Training Shoulder to Shoulder

In the event of a national or regional security crisis, Belize will be able to depend on its counterparts from across twenty-two nations participating in Trade Winds 2022. The two-week [...]...

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Four Weeks of Challenging Jungle Training

Four Weeks of Challenging Jungle Training

Another aspect of the Trade Winds exercise is a first-of-its-kind certified jungle training being hosted by the Belize Defense Force.  For the past four weeks, thirteen soldiers from across the [...]...

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Belize’s Landscape Provides Ideal Training Ground For Trade Winds 2022

Belize’s Landscape Provides Ideal Training Ground For Trade Winds 2022

Trade Winds 2022 will come to an end on Thursday of this week with a joint exercise at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Plans are already in the works [...]...

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Man Sentenced to Three Years for Manslaughter of Common-law-wife

Man Sentenced to Three Years for Manslaughter of Common-law-wife

A man who was found guilty of the manslaughter of his common-law-wife was sentenced to three years in prison today. Andrew Caliz will only spend another eighteen months since he [...]...

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Belize Bureau of Standards Turns Thirty!

Belize Bureau of Standards Turns Thirty!

The Belize Bureau of Standards, the national standards body responsible for promoting efficiency and competitive production in goods and services is celebrating thirty years of existence. On Monday, a brief [...]...

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Tactical Training for Tourism Police Officers

Tactical Training for Tourism Police Officers

Today at the Mexico Sports Center in Belize City, tourism police officers were engaged in tactical training. It is organized by the Belize Tourism Board to instruct the officers on [...]...

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A Weekend Shootout Involving Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin

A Weekend Shootout Involving Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin

Multiple shots were fired in the vicinity of Newtown Barracks in the early hours of Saturday morning, leaving a twenty-year-old Belize City resident with a graze to the neck. It [...]...

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Eyewitness Comes Forward with His Account of Weekend Shooting

Eyewitness Comes Forward with His Account of Weekend Shooting

Earlier today, News Five spoke with an eyewitness who was present at the time of the incident. He was in the company of Kenyon Tillett and several others and alleges [...]...

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Were the Gun-toting Party-goers under the Influence?

Were the Gun-toting Party-goers under the Influence?

While details of the incident have been disclosed by the Belize Police Department, as well as persons who were on the scene of the shooting, an investigation is underway to [...]...

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Steve Ferrell is Shot Near Central American Boulevard

Steve Ferrell is Shot Near Central American Boulevard

There was another shooting incident in Belize City that has left one man recovering from a gunshot wound to the left leg.  Steve Ferrell was near the intersections of Central [...]...

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Woman Claims Police Slammed her to the Ground, Breaking Collarbone

Woman Claims Police Slammed her to the Ground, Breaking Collarbone

Tonight, a woman from Ladyville is breaking her silence about a case of police brutality. Denise Pitts says that she was slammed to the ground by a police officer who [...]...

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Denise Pitts Wants Justice for Police Brutality

Denise Pitts Wants Justice for Police Brutality

Pitts, a mother of four, paid over five thousand dollars for surgery, where she says that the procedure involved using a screw to join the broken bone. She wants justice [...]...

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Same Laws, Different Tolerance Now for Domestic Violence

Same Laws, Different Tolerance Now for Domestic Violence

Friday’s eloquent speeches in the House of Representatives after Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos-Garcia presented the paper recommending that the late Nora Parham be granted a posthumous pardon were [...]...

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