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Man crushed to death on George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was crushed to death on Saturday afternoon at mile 35 on the George Price highway. Police say it happened some before 2:00 pm, when Elroy Jones, who was part of a clean-up crew, slipped off a moving 18-wheeler towhead, which had a cargo […]

Citizens walk for a Green Belize
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Citizens walk for a Green Belize

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Public servants, community volunteers and concerned citizens gathered on the George Price Highway this weekend for the second “Walk for a Green Belize” cleanup campaign. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Environment (DOE), in conjunction with the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority […]

Activists offer reward for the capture of Albert Cattouse’s killer
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Activists offer reward for the capture of Albert Cattouse’s killer

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following the shooting death of activist Albert Cattouse, the group Belize Leaders for Social Justice has offered a $5,000 reward for information that will lead to the capture and conviction of his killer. The BLSJ condemned Cattouse’s murder as emphatically as it could, calling on […]

Controversy erupts over Fabers Road reconstruction contract
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Controversy erupts over Fabers Road reconstruction contract

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Members of civil society and the political third parties have condemned the Government of Belize’s decision to award the contract for the reconstruction of Faber’s Road to the nephew of former Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega. The Vision Inspired by the People third party, called […]

Mental Health Association hosts speech competition
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Mental Health Association hosts speech competition

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Students from four high schools put their public speaking skills to the test on Friday at the 10th Annual Speech Competition, hosted by the Mental Health Association of Belize. The contestants gathered at the St. John’s College Chapel, where they were required to give a […]

Belize participates in regional political forum
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Belize participates in regional political forum

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize was among the nations represented at the First Central American Integration System (SICA)-Chile Political Dialogue and Cooperation Forum in Santiago, Chile. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington led the Belizean delegation, accompanied by his Chief Executive Officer H.E. Pat Andrews, and Foreign Service Officer, […]

Two shot; one dead
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Two shot; one dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Unconfirmed but reliable reports are that two youths were shot on Monday night in Belize City, one of whom died of his wounds. The report is that the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m., in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Police have not yet disclosed […]

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Separate fires cause damage to homes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Fires in Belize City and Burrell Boom early today have destroyed two homes. In the first incident, at around 12:55 a.m., fire personnel were called out to Burrell Boom village to the residence of 54-year-old Nathalie Hyde. Hyde told investigators that at around 12:50 a.m., […]

Hattieville man shot multiple times
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Hattieville man shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A shooting on Sunday night in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City has sent a man to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. 28-year-old Julian Ebanks of Hattieville was shot in his left shoulder and left cheek at around 11:00 […]

Third person dies following traffic accident
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Third person dies following traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A third person has died as a result of a traffic accident on Saturday evening at Mile 4 on the George Price Highway. Police have confirmed that Martha Vasquez, 23, died at 7:15 Saturday night at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. About an hour after […]