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Business Stakeholders prepare for World AIDS Day

Stakeholders prepare for World AIDS Day

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Government departments as well as nongovernmental organizations are preparing activities for World AIDS Day, to be celebrated on December 1. According to the Ministry of Health the day, which is being observed worldwide under the theme “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation,” is also […]

Crime Man killed early Friday morning

Man killed early Friday morning

By Alexis R. Milan Emerson Arnold, 35, was shot and killed as he rode his bicycle along Gibnut Street just before 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Reports are that another man on a bicycle approached Arnold, who lived on Lakeview Street in the Ghost Town area, and opened fire in his […]

Editorial

The United States Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency, Carlos Moreno, has written to the Government of Belize to urge the following: 1) Conduct a legal assessment of the state’s constitutional responsibility to its LGBT citizens to guide the development of a formal policy consideration. 2) Repeal the anti-sodomy laws, provisions […]

General George Price Highway claims two lives

George Price Highway claims two lives

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Two men are dead and a third is critically wounded in the KHMH following a road traffic accident near mile 46 on the George Price Highway just before 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The deceased are Ismael Hoare, 35, and Orlando Pascacio, 20, two Ministry […]

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George Price Highway claims two lives
Accidents/Drownings / General / Weekend News

George Price Highway claims two lives

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Two men are dead and a third is critically wounded in the KHMH following a road traffic accident near mile 46 on the George Price Highway just before 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The deceased are Ismael Hoare, 35, and Orlando Pascacio, 20, two Ministry […]

Man killed early Friday morning
Crime / General / Weekend News

Man killed early Friday morning

By Alexis R. Milan Emerson Arnold, 35, was shot and killed as he rode his bicycle along Gibnut Street just before 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Reports are that another man on a bicycle approached Arnold, who lived on Lakeview Street in the Ghost Town area, and opened fire in his […]

Panamanian diplomat murdered! Police charge 18 year old with theft of  his vehicle and cell phone
Crime

Panamanian diplomat murdered! Police charge 18 year old with theft of his vehicle and cell phone

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2014th Wilser Escheverria, 18, accused of the brutal Sunday afternoon murder of Panama’s Chargé de Affaires to Belize, Jose Rodrigo de la Rosa Stanford, 64, has instead been charged with theft of the victim’s SUV and cell phone. That is because initially, the police had charged him […]

Cops  hold  Ghost Town  soldier  for shooting  West Street  Gang  member
Crime

Cops hold Ghost Town soldier for shooting West Street Gang member

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Street figure, Ellis Meighan Jr. along with an under-age boy have been arrested and charged for the attempted murder of Carlos “Zimbab” Abraham, a member of the George Street gang. Meighan, a resident of the Ghost Town community where Abraham was shot, appeared on […]

Stakeholders prepare for World AIDS Day
Business

Stakeholders prepare for World AIDS Day

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Government departments as well as nongovernmental organizations are preparing activities for World AIDS Day, to be celebrated on December 1. According to the Ministry of Health the day, which is being observed worldwide under the theme “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation,” is also […]

Churches condemn US Embassy release on sodomy laws
Business

Churches condemn US Embassy release on sodomy laws

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches condemned a statement issued by the Embassy of the United States in Belize, which called for the repealing of Belize’s anti-sodomy laws. In a release issued on Wednesday, the association, which represents 250 churches, emphasized that dealing […]

Business

UN report names Belize 3rd most homicidal country in the world

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) titled “A Global Study on Homicide 2013” has named Belize as the third most homicidal country in the world. According to the report, Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Swaziland, St. […]

IMF warns Caribbean nations of PetroCaribe program
Business

IMF warns Caribbean nations of PetroCaribe program

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is monitoring the impact that changes to the PetroCaribe initiative may have on Caribbean nations amid worsening economic conditions in Venezuela. Despite the warning, the Venezuelan government has committed to continuing the program. According to the IMF, the program […]

Chetumal Street bridge  almost complete
General

Chetumal Street bridge almost complete

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Chetumal Street Bridge is expected to be completed in December and works on roundabouts on the two highways, which the bridge will connect are expected to be completed by March, if the weather permits. Minister of State and Lake Independence Representative, Mark King […]

Crime

Boys 17 and 14 were among rapists who mauled 11 year old girl

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Three other young persons, Keron Willoughby, 19, a 17 year old and a 14 year old boy will spend their Christmas behind bars along with 22 year old Wilfred Ramirez, accused of gang-raping an eleven year old girl. . The child told police that […]