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Man stabbed to death

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter On Thursday evening the body of 42 year-old Carlos Pop Xol was found lying beside the Southern highway, about half a mile from the Jalacte village junction. It had several stab and cut wounds. The discovery was made by police at 5:30 p.m.,  on April […]

Guatemalan prisoner escapes
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Guatemalan prisoner escapes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Benque Viejo police are reporting the escape of a prisoner from at around  2:40 p.m., on Wednesday April 19.  The public is advised to be vigilant and on the lookout for 23 year-old, Guatemalan National, Henry Abel Calderon Garcia. Garcia is said to have absconded […]

Police woman charged for theft, caught on camera
Crime

Police woman charged for theft, caught on camera

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A woman police constable attached to the San Ignacio police division has been placed on interdiction and charged with ‘theft’ after she was allegedly caught on camera stealing money from a Chinese business establishment. Ann Marie Anthony was charged with stealing four $50 notes from […]

San Pedro man charged for rape
Crime

San Pedro man charged for rape

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 36-year-old San Pedro man, Eldon Williams, has been charged with  rape after he allegedly assaulted a sleeping 17 year-old girl early Sunday morning. The girl, accompanied by her mother, visited the San Pedro police station later that same morning. She told police that while […]

Highway bandit caught by cops
Crime

Highway bandit caught by cops

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belize City police have charged a San Ignacio man after he allegedly held up a Belize City taximan at knife point and carjacked him on Tuesday night. Police have confirmed that Shawn Rodriguez, 22, was charged for ‘robbery’ and ‘use of deadly means of harm’ […]

Guatemalan congress rejects proposal to include Belize on official map
Business

Guatemalan congress rejects proposal to include Belize on official map

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Guatemala’s congress has voted against incorporating Belize to reflect as being a part of their territory on their official map, the Prensa Libre newspaper of Guatemala has reported.   The newspaper article, posted online on Tuesday reports that the congress “rejected a resolution to […]

Ministry of Works upgrades/repairs major highways
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Ministry of Works upgrades/repairs major highways

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Motorists using the various highways might encounter “go-slow” signage as they approach certain sections, cautioning them about repairs or loose gravel on the road.  The caution signs are visible on highways across the country, as the Ministry of Works conducts major repairs and upgrades […]

Belize’s Ombudsman chairs Human Rights session in Panama
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Belize’s Ombudsman chairs Human Rights session in Panama

By Michelle Sutherland   The Ombudsman of Belize, Lionel Arzu, recently chaired a successful session of the Central America Council of Human Rights Defenders and Ombudsmen in Panama City.   The extraordinary session was hosted on April 6 and 7 2017,  in order to formulate national and regional strategies to […]

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GOB not taking budgeting seriously says NGOs

By Benjamin Flowers     The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations (BNN) is accusing the Government of Belize of making mockery of the national budget exercise through its $1 million honorarium to teachers that didn’t strike.   The BNN joined the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the […]

Gold-panning: Big problem in Chiquibul
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Gold-panning: Big problem in Chiquibul

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor     Gold-panning has become an incessant problem and the most impactful threat to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, says the Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD).  The organization’s conclusion comes after a series of arrests in the nature reserve, at riverbanks where the activity can […]