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Sharon Fraser appointed Chief Magistrate

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter The Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed Ms. Sharon Frazer to be the new Chief Magistrate to succeed retiring Chief Magistrate, Ann Marie Smith. The appointment takes place with effect from September 1. Chief Magistrate Fraser is a veteran public Officer who entered the […]

Crime Huge bust by Fisheries Department

Huge bust by Fisheries Department

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Over the weekend a joint raid between the Belize Fisheries Department and the Belize Audubon Society at various fishing camps on the Lighthouse Reef Cayes yielded a sizeable amount of conch. More than 1,500 pounds of out-of-season conch, found hidden in several containers. Hampton Gamboa, […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

The call from the Belize Bar Association for the resignation of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin comes as shocking news. The Bar Association wants to see him gone because, it says, he is too slow in dealing with the ever increasing backlog of cases in the Supreme Court. During the last […]

General Fire destroys house in Burrell Boom

Fire destroys house in Burrell Boom

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A house was destroyed by fire this morning in Burrell Boom village. Police say they were alerted of the blaze sometime before 6:00 a.m., and saw a wooden house measuring 20′ by 20′ engulfed in flames. Another smaller structure a few feet away was also […]

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Fire destroys house in Burrell Boom
General / Weekend News

Fire destroys house in Burrell Boom

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A house was destroyed by fire this morning in Burrell Boom village. Police say they were alerted of the blaze sometime before 6:00 a.m., and saw a wooden house measuring 20′ by 20′ engulfed in flames. Another smaller structure a few feet away was also […]

Police charge man for rape of a child
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Police charge man for rape of a child

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from Belize City faces a charge of rape of a girl. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at the victim’s home. She told police that she was at home in the company of her aunt, a special needs person, when a man from […]

Powerful aftershocks scare Mexicans
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Powerful aftershocks scare Mexicans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Mexicans in the south of their country endured two temblors on Saturday, causing more fright to those grappling with the impacts of two strong earthquakes earlier this month. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred Saturday morning near Oaxaca, 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. The epicenter […]

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Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage rejects minister’s comments

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage has rejected comments which Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington made this past week to university students. Elrington was addressing University of Belize students on the issue of security threats to Belize. Elrington, a proponent of offshore […]

Belize’s economy looks promising, Prime Minister indicates
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Belize’s economy looks promising, Prime Minister indicates

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Dean Barrow said the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) is moving along, with multiple stakeholders participating in the process. This should discourage politicians from engaging in corruption or from avoiding transparency and accountability. “The […]

Family feud results in stabbing
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Family feud results in stabbing

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A dispute between two brothers-in-law ened up with one being stabbed and the other being detained. The incident happened some after 4:00 p.m., this evening in Orange Walk Town. It happened when Ajit Ramclam, 34, visited his girlfriend’s house on Marcelino Tun Street, and became […]

Girl, 12, dies in traffic accident
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Girl, 12, dies in traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 12 year-old girl died in a traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway on Thursday night. Police say the incident happened between miles 26 and 27 sometime around 9:00 p.m., and involved a blue Mazda pick-up and a gray Toyota Corolla. Travelling in the […]

Cases of “Pink Eye” on the rise
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Cases of “Pink Eye” on the rise

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Cases of Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as “pink eye” are on the rise, the Ministry of Health has warned. The Ministry reports that the eye infection is prevalent in the northern and central portions of the country. Conjunctivitis causes irritation and reddening of the eyes, which […]

Integrity Commission reminds politicians to declare assets
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Integrity Commission reminds politicians to declare assets

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Integrity Commission of Belize has reminded people in public life, primarily politicians, of their duty to declare their financial assets for the year 2016. This is in accordance with the Prevention of Corruption Act. In a press release issued Wednesday, the Commission also reminded […]

Belize celebrates 36 years of Independence
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Belize celebrates 36 years of Independence

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Today Belizeans celebrate our 36th anniversary of Independence from Great Britain. The road to Independence started from the first meeting in 1950, among a group of men, including Leigh Richardson and former Prime Minister, George Price, who felt that the time had come for Belize […]