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Business G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity

G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has released a report titled, G20 Leaders or Laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on ending anonymous companies, in which it mentions Belize as one of the countries linked to a recent scandal in which billions of dollars were moved by a […]

Crime Antwan Rivero

Teen charged for shooting murder of single mother

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged Antwan Rivero, 19, a construction worker of Belize City for last Wednesday night’s murder of Marcia Downs, who was shot dead in her yard on Handyside Street in Belize City. Police would not say if Downs’ killing was influenced by […]

Editorial

Editorial

Several media houses covered the Guatemalan referendum while it was in progress, giving Belizeans a better understanding about what Guatemalans want to achieve. Some 26 percent of the voting population or some 1,985,982 men and women participated in the referendum and voted overwhelmingly in favor of taking the Belize-Guatemala land […]

General Police charge man for rape of teen

Police charge man for rape of teen

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged a man with the rape of a teenage girl last week Thursday off the George Price highway. The man charged is William Daniel Carabantes, 24. The victim told police that on that night she was waiting for a ride from […]

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Police charge man for rape of teen
FrontPage / General / Weekend News

Police charge man for rape of teen

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged a man with the rape of a teenage girl last week Thursday off the George Price highway. The man charged is William Daniel Carabantes, 24. The victim told police that on that night she was waiting for a ride from […]

Ministry of Health on the lookout for whooping cough
General

Ministry of Health on the lookout for whooping cough

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Health is actively monitoring Belize for cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) sent an alert that a person who was infected traveled to Belize. Dr. Ethan Goff, head of the Epidemiology Unit at the MOH, said that the […]

Diesel down, Regular up; cost of fuel adjusted again
General

Diesel down, Regular up; cost of fuel adjusted again

By Benjamin Flowers In the fifth gas price adjustment for 218, drivers of diesel powered vehicles got some reprieve from the escalating prices, while consumers of regular gasoline saw their fuel cost inch ever-closer to $12 a gallon. The latest change, which took place on Saturday, April 14, saw Diesel […]

The fight against time to save the Antillean manatee
General

The fight against time to save the Antillean manatee

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Positive strides made over the past two decades to protect and increase the threatened Antillean manatee population in Belize may have once again been undermined over more recent years by human interference. Estimates are that there are fewer than 2,500 adult Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus […]

OUTSTANDING OCELOTS!
General

OUTSTANDING OCELOTS!

Linda and Rhaburn our two gorgeous ocelots, have been living side by side for many months. It was always the intention of our Animal Management Department to allow an introduction to happen. And the objectives of the exercise would be to allow both beautiful cats to have a larger area […]

Antwan Rivero
Crime

Teen charged for shooting murder of single mother

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged Antwan Rivero, 19, a construction worker of Belize City for last Wednesday night’s murder of Marcia Downs, who was shot dead in her yard on Handyside Street in Belize City. Police would not say if Downs’ killing was influenced by […]

Was Dangriga fire a case of arson?
Crime

Was Dangriga fire a case of arson?

By Benjamin Flowers After more than two weeks of investigation, police are still been unable to determine the circumstances that led to an abandoned house in Dangriga being destroyed by fire. The department has been investigating the incident, which happened on April 7, around 10:30 a.m., but to date have […]

Hattieville residents granted bail on drug and gun charges
Crime

Hattieville residents granted bail on drug and gun charges

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Four Hattieville residents found in possession of high grade imported marijuana and 28 live rounds of ammunition at the northern border, were charged then granted bail to the tune of $25,000 plus one surety on Friday, April 12th. They have been identified as 30-year-old Maudel Blancaneaux, 31-year-old […]

Man accused of slitting Panamanian Ambassador’s throat claims self defense
Crime

Man accused of slitting Panamanian Ambassador’s throat claims self defense

by Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter He was only 18 when he was accused of killing a Panamanian Ambassador on November of 2013. Now 23, Wilser Echeverria faced Judge Antoinette Moore in the Dangriga Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and claimed self-defense in the matter. The case was prosecuted […]

G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity
Business

G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has released a report titled, G20 Leaders or Laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on ending anonymous companies, in which it mentions Belize as one of the countries linked to a recent scandal in which billions of dollars were moved by a […]