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Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!
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Jane Usher area red hot; three murders in 2 weeks!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the third time in only two weeks, the Jane Usher area has blown up like a wild west scene, with the murders of three youths, all of which are suspected to be linked. This speculation, we hasten to say, however, is based on street […]

Uno gas station robbed again!
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Uno gas station robbed again!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor For the second time this year, the UNO gas station off Vernon Street on Youth for the Future Drive has been the target of an armed robbery, and on both occasions, the incidents occurred in broad daylight. The latest incident occurred around 2:00 on Wednesday […]

Fist fight at nightclub leads to accidental shooting, traffic accident
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Fist fight at nightclub leads to accidental shooting, traffic accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A group of men who were embroiled in a fistfight inside a nightclub never imagined their fracas could have led to an accidental shooting when a security guard tried to restore order among them, and then end up in a traffic accident while heading to […]

Missing Norwegian man found dead
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Missing Norwegian man found dead

By Michelle Sutherland A five-day search for a Norwegian-Belizean businessman who was reported missing came to a close on Friday afternoon after his badly decomposed body was recovered from the dense forest off the Humming Bird Highway in St. Margarets village. Christoffer Roggema, 69, was found laying in a grassy […]

Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch
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Brazen heist at Scotia Bank Spanish lookout branch

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three brazen gunmen are on the run from San Ignacio police with an undisclosed amount of cash after they successfully breached security protocols at the Scotia Bank branch in Spanish Lookout, Cayo on Wednesday morning. But even before the brazen heist was committed, the thieves […]

Canadian man killed in front of wife and kids
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Canadian man killed in front of wife and kids

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Canadian national living in Chula Vista, Corozal was viciously murdered in front of his wife and three children on Wednesday night. Just after 10:30 p.m., that day, Canadian contractor, Gabriel Buchina, 38, and his wife, 27-year-old Jeshanah Zetina, along with their children, were returning […]

One dead, one wounded in broad-day San Pedro shooting
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One dead, one wounded in broad-day San Pedro shooting

By Michelle Sutherland San Pedro police are investigating a mid-afternoon shooting which claimed the life of a teenager and caused injuries to another man. Police have two people, including a minor, detained in connection with the murder/shooting. Around 11:30 a.m. on October 3rd, multiple shots rang out in the Boca […]

Belize City man shot to the face at close range
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Belize City man shot to the face at close range

By Michelle Sutherland A father of two children is dead after he was fatally shot once to his face on Monday evening following a confrontation with another man in the La Croix Boulevard area of Belize City. Just after 5:00 p.m., on October 1st, Dorian “Sonny” Sutherland, 31, was socializing […]

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Woman stabbed, robbed and tied up during home invasion

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Last Friday a woman was attacked inside her home by two masked men who stabbed her multiple times to her neck, tied her up and made off with her flat screen television. Around 4:45 a.m on September 22nd, 45-year-old Romie Anthony of a La Croix […]

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Sudden death case re-opened, foul play now suspected

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter New evidence based on the postmortem results done on the body of Karl Leslie, 78, who was found dead inside his home, has prompted police to re-open the investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. According to police, on September 14th, around 9:10 p.m. Hattieville […]