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Two men brutally murdered in the south

By Michelle Sutherland   Two men were brutally murdered in separate incidents in the Stan Creek district this past weekend.   The first murder is believed to have happened sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, when police discovered the badly beaten body of 55-year-old Roberto DeLeon at […]

Suspected drug plane lands in Belize
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Suspected drug plane lands in Belize

By Michelle Sutherland   The Anti-Narcotics Unit of the Police Department and Civil Aviation are currently investigating the circumstances of a suspected drug plane which was found on an abandoned feeder road in northern Belize.   According to police, on Monday the Anti-Narcotics Unit along with Civil Aviation officials were […]

Mr. Middleton, scared for life, but can’t recall
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Mr. Middleton, scared for life, but can’t recall

By Benjamin Flowers   Barton Middleton, the man accused of being a key player in visa fraud, testified before the Senate Select Committee this week, but claimed no recollection of anything during his testimony as well as claiming to fear for his life.   As the senators questioned him, he […]

Senate Says “No” GOB says “Yes” to departure tax increase
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Senate Says “No” GOB says “Yes” to departure tax increase

By Benjamin Flowers   The Government of Belize is still pushing the amendments to the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Amendment Act, 2017; which will raise the departure tax for tourists, despite the Senate rejecting the Bill on Monday.   The amendment will add an additional $32.50 dollar development tax, […]

Media and police reach compromise
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Media and police reach compromise

By Michelle Sutherland Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, along with Police senior command, met with members of the media on Thursday to iron out differences over media-police communications, which recently resulted in a press boycott of all police activities. The meeting took place at the Racoon Street Police Station and […]