SECOND CHANCES

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Late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, famous for having served nearly 3 decades in jail before becoming president of his nation, was quoted today as saying, “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by...

National Garifuna Council  demands justice for Llewelyn Lucas

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The National Garifuna Council has also spoken on the issue saying that it extends condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas in this time of bereavement. NGC says it is saddened by “..this gruesome act, not just to one of our very own, but to one of...

San Pedro Columbia Village council demands works done in community

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Oscar Requena, the Area Representative of Toledo West, along with the San Pedro Colombia village council, held a small protest at the Ministry of Works compound in Punta Gorda.  He says the community feels that it is being neglected while Government equipment is being used for...

St. Martin de Porres to have parish hall in next year

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Belize City and particularly Southside has few places where youths or indeed anyone can safely congregate to have fun and enjoy themselves. The Roman Catholic parish of St. Martin de Porres aims to change that with a brand new Parish Hall now under construction at its corner...

Belizean and Guatemalan conservation groups team up

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Friends for Conservation and Development, F.C.D,  has teamed up with Guatemalan conservation group BALAM to fight for the conservation of the  Chiquibul Forest against encroachers and poachers.  The Chiquibul reserve landscape goes beyond the Belize border into Guatemala and is...

Church fixes swings at Belmopan park

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Life Net Church located in the Capital City of Belmopan is well known for its community outreach initiatives.  A team of missionaries from Grace Community Church in North Carolina has partnered with Life Net  for  many years now and is currently in Belize. This year, the team,...

Belmopan Police Aid San Pedro Fire Victims

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The Belmopan police are sending nonperishable goods to the people who fell victim to the San Pedro fire that happened over the weekend. Several businesses were destroyed and over 20 families were left homeless due to the fire. The Belmopan Police decided to lend a helping hand to...

Fire aftermath; Picking up the pieces

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San Pedranos are picking up the pieces after a massive fire wiped out 8 businesses and 3 family homes after midnight on Monday, June 27th. A total of 88 people have been affected by the devastating blaze and now the relief efforts are on the way on the island. San Pedro residents...

Fuel price at the pump increases significantly

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We have told you about the IMF report that suggests that Government of Belize will most likely need to increase taxes and execute retrenchment programs to try and alleviate the financial difficulties it is facing. We don’t know if it was a tax increase that caused a steep...

Corozal experienced flooding over weekend

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Over the weekend due to the heavy rains, parts of the Corozal district received flash flooding. The continuous rains caused significant damages to families in different areas of Corozal. The villages that were mostly affected by the heavy rains were Libertad, San Narciso, San...

Catholic Church to conduct mass at Belize Guatemala border

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The Catholic Church in Belize held a mass at the borders of Belize and Guatemala over the weekend.  The mass was held under the theme “Neighbors seeking the way of peace.” The objective of the mass was for both churches to pray together for a peaceful resolution of...

PUP withdraws from Washington talks on Sarstoon

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Leader of the Opposition People’s United Party John Briceno today said that the country has made no progress in the international front in stopping Guatemala from advancing its territorial claim.The PUP is also irked that their political rivals appear to have frozen them out of...

COLA seeks clarity from GOB over ICJ

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Accusing the Government of Belize of pushing “an ICJ agenda” at such events as the 46th OAS General Assembly through the draft resolution of support, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) wants to know whether the groundwork has been laid for the needed referenda...

GREAT graduation at St. Michaels RC School

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A GREAT graduation was held this morning at the St. Michael’s RC School where 27 students were promoted. The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT) of the Belize Police Department has held graduation ceremonies throughout the country and has graduated over...

Belizean vessel carrying members of the media denied access to sarstoon

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The Sarstoon River apparently remains under the control of Guatemalan Army Forces.  This  would be a logical conclusion following another incident which occurred  Thursday June 16 when a Belizean vessel carrying members of the media and BTV Leader Wil Mehia tried to enter the...