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Western Avenue shooting leaves one critical
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Western Avenue shooting leaves one critical

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 23-year-old Belize City man is listed in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after he was shot on Western Avenue on Wednesday night. Alrick August was shot multiple times to the chest, neck and left arm as he walked along Western […]

UNO gestation robbed in broad daylight
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UNO gestation robbed in broad daylight

By Benjamin Flowers Two men robbed the UNO gas station on Youth for the Future Drive this week, making off with more than $15,000. Just before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the robbers, armed with a black 9mm pistol, ambushed the station manager, who was on his way to make a […]

Man remanded for sex with minor, while police search for Ladyville rapist
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Man remanded for sex with minor, while police search for Ladyville rapist

Written by, Michelle Sutherland A Belmopan man was remanded to prison after it is alleged that he had sexual intercourse with a minor, meanwhile Ladyville police are looking for a rapist who attacked a female while she was walking home on the Philip Goldson Highway on Friday night. A 43 […]

Elderly man robbed and murdered on Philip Goldson Highway
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Elderly man robbed and murdered on Philip Goldson Highway

Written by Michelle Sutherland On Monday morning at around 4:00 a.m., the body of a man was discovered between miles 19 and 20 on the Philip Goldson Highway. Police investigations indicate that the victim was robbed and murdered. The body was later identified as 44-year-old John Ortiz, a father of […]

Chinese businessmen face Belizean authorities
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Chinese businessmen face Belizean authorities

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Two Chinese businessmen are in police detention this week pending drug and gun charges in two separate incidents. Zhubin Deng, 25, a Belmopan businessman, was found in possession of one pound of high grade marijuana after police busted him around 1:45 p.m., at his home […]

One-year-old drowns in well
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One-year-old drowns in well

Written By Michelle Sutherland A one-year-old toddler of the Maya Mopan area in Belmopan City drowned after he fell into a well located at the back of his home on Saturday. Around midday on January 28, Edwin Lorenzo Duartes of a La Mux Street, was playing outside his home in […]

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Minor arrested for Monday night shooting in Conch Shell Bay

Written By Michelle Sutherland A minor was formally arrested and charged for a shooting incident that happened in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City on Monday night. The 16-year-old is accused of firing several shots and wounding 21-year-old Jaheel Goodger. The minor has been charged for attempted murder, […]

Cops find guns on Belize City’s southside
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Cops find guns on Belize City’s southside

Written By Michelle Sutherland Police recovered two illegal firearms from the streets of southside Belize City this past weekend. On Friday January 27, the South Side Strike Team conducted a search on an abandoned lot on Santa Barbara Street in the St. Martins area where officers found a .9 mm […]

GSU raid uncover 54 parcels of suspected cannabis
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GSU raid uncover 54 parcels of suspected cannabis

Written By Michelle Sutherland Eight persons were charged for drug offenses after the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) conducted a search on a home on Lavender Street that yielded a sizable weed bust. Reports are that around 5:10 p.m on Monday January 13, 2017 members of the GSU executed a search […]

Motorist dead after colliding into lamp post
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Motorist dead after colliding into lamp post

Written by Michelle Sutherland Around midnight on Friday, January 20, a nineteen year-old motorist lost his life after colliding into a lamppost on the Otro Benque Road in Orange Walk. Reports are that around 11: 59 p.m, Jerry Hernison Martinez was driving his motorbike heading in the direction of Corozal […]