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Crime

17 year old stabbed in Caye Caulker

By Michelle sutherland A San Pedro man who tried to evade Caye Caulker police is facing a charge of wounding after it is alleged that he stabbed a 17-year-old boy multiple times in Caye Caulker last Sunday. The minor, of a Belize City address, reported to police that on Sunday, […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

If Belize is looking to create new start-up businesses from among native Belizeans it would be wise to amend the General Sales Tax Law so that start-up businesses can have some breathing room to grow. The General Sales Tax, effective as it has been, is not friendly to start-ups because […]

Body parts found in bag, head missing
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Body parts found in bag, head missing

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter San Ignacio police are investigating a grizzly murder, in which a yet unidentified woman was dismembered. Police are now hoping to find the body’s missing head to identify the victim. Residents in Blackman Eddy Village made the first horrific discovery on Tuesday, when a sack […]

PUP blasts budget on day one of debate
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PUP blasts budget on day one of debate

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) started day one of the debate on the national budget, taking strong positions against the Government of Belize on several issues. PUP Leader, John Briecño indirectly accused the government of tampering with statistics, saying that the projections of growth in […]

“Bully beef” ban?
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“Bully beef” ban?

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, through the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), has placed a temporary ban on contaminated corned beef products coming from Brazil, Belize’s main supplier of the “bully beef”. Belize has taken steps to block affected imports from entering the country and has […]

Two charged for girl’s murder
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Two charged for girl’s murder

Investigators in Belmopan have been successful in cracking open the murder case of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found at the Belmopan dumpsite last weekend. Shaylon Santos, 20, a resident of Teakettle village and Jaime Patnett, 22, of a Star Apple street address will be arraigned in the Belmopan […]

Crime

Tourist drowns in Placencia

An American tourist who was vacationing with family members in Placencia, drowned unexpectedly late Tuesday evening. On Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., Steven Gail Wine, a 53 year-old American of Colorado was with his wife and other family members socializing at Barefoot Bar, when Wine left the group to go for […]

17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle
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17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle

By Michelle Sutherland A seventeen year old teenager of St. Matthews village succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was involved in a collision on the Franks Eddy village road this past weekend. Police Investigations have since revealed that on Saturday March 11, at around 11:30 p.m., Eric Ibanez was […]

Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times
Crime

Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland A Belizean man was executed in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala last weekend just two weeks shy of celebrating his 24th birthday. The incident took place on Sunday March 12. Amadeoes Gaspar Teck, a Belizean resident of Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo was shot dead while in Guatemala. Reports […]

Business

GOB’s new departure tax cut be bad for business says BTIA

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), said this week, that the new changes in the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Act, could raise departure taxes detrimentally high for the tourism industry. Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the proposed changes to the PACT Act during his reading of […]