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Dangriga mayor’s driver commits suicide in front of teens accusing him of sexual assault
Crime

Dangriga mayor’s driver commits suicide in front of teens accusing him of sexual assault

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Maurice Serrano, 61, the driver for Mayor Francis Humphreys of Dangriga, ended his life suddenly just outside his house on Monday afternoon, in the presence of two young girls who had accused him of unlawful carnal knowledge. Just moments before that, Serrano was reportedly at […]

Hopkins man accused of rape at Mango Fest
Crime

Hopkins man accused of rape at Mango Fest

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Hopkins man, Edward Bowen, 22, is out on $5,000 bail after being accused of raping a minor at last weekend’s annual Mango Fest. Bowen was arraigned in Dangriga’s Magistrate COurt on Tuesday. Bowen was arrested on June 4 after a minor, 17, reported to […]

Editorial

Editorial

The Government of Prime Minister Barrow will do irreparable damage to its reputation if it decides to grant voting rights to nationalized Guatemalans without first amending the Constitution which prohibits precisely such a thing. There is general agreement among the Opposition and the government that in justice and equity something […]

Price hike expected due to trade tariffs
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Price hike expected due to trade tariffs

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The cost of living in Belize could be taking another hit, as the price of various imported goods are in danger of going up due to an ongoing trade war among the United States, Mexico and Canada. Mexico imposed taxes of between 20 and 25 […]

Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS
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Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the second time in as many years, Venezuela has successfully garnered majority vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) to hold its seat as a member state, this time against a notion by the United States to have her suspended. This came amid […]

Home insurance premium to rise
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Home insurance premium to rise

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The cost of home insurance in Belize is expected to increase before the end of the year as several insurance agencies have already started informing customers of the coming increase. The insurance premiums are set to increase following a series of natural disasters that ravaged […]

US Capital applies for new oil concession
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US Capital applies for new oil concession

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter While the oil industry in Belize is facing a major decline, with only one company producing and several relinquishing their concessions, US Capital Energy Limited is preparing to start over, in a revised concession area. According to Director of the Petroleum and Geology Department, Andre […]

Fabers Road incomplete and already cracking
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Fabers Road incomplete and already cracking

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The controversial Fabers Road rehabilitation project still has months to go before completion; however cracks are already beginning to show on the portions of the street that have been finished. Eight months into the project, visible cracks are popping up along the route, in various […]

Hugo for UDP Leader?
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Hugo for UDP Leader?

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Word spread this week that there may be a third man who wants to throw in his hat for the leadership of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and potentially for Prime Minister of Belize, if the UDP is successful at the polls at the next […]

Police constable and three others charged with drug trafficking
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Police constable and three others charged with drug trafficking

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A police constable is one of several persons who faces drug trafficking charges following an incident between Santa Cruz and San Antonio villages, Orange Walk. Police intercepted a rented vehicle during a joint customs/police/BDF operation on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle had three occupants inside and […]