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Belizean youth gunned down in LA
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Belizean youth gunned down in LA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Eddie Lino, 22, a man of Belizean parentage, was gunned down in Los Angeles, California on Sunday evening. The incident occurred at the corner of Denver and 58th Street. It is reported that Lino was walking when a car approached him and someone from inside […]

Why was Maynor Portillo shot?
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Why was Maynor Portillo shot?

By Benjamin Flowers Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of 20-year-old Santa Elena resident, Maynor Portillo. Police found Portillo dead after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 on the eastern side of the Novell’s Convention Center, with a gunshot wound to the head. Portillo’s family […]

Three remanded for murder of 16-year-old girl
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Three remanded for murder of 16-year-old girl

By Michelle Sutherland. The close-knit community of Santa Familia village, Cayo is reeling after last Friday’s barbaric attack on a young couple left 16-year-old Emy Guerra dead and boyfriend Eliseo Bacab recovering from serious injuries sustained during the vicious attack. On June 16, sometime after 10:00 p.m., Bacab, 22, was […]

Police confirms drug bust at Harvest Caye port
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Police confirms drug bust at Harvest Caye port

By Michelle Sutherland After a week, police have issued official confirmation that there was a drug bust on board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship which was docked at the Harvest Caye Port in the Stann Creek District. Although the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 13, police were tight lipped and […]

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Elderly Toledo man drowns while taking bath at river

By Michelle Sutherland On Monday evening an elderly man from Santa Elena village in the Toledo district drowned after he went to swim at a river located a short distance away from his home. On Monday at about 1:20 p.m., police were called out to the village where officers observed […]

Ninety-year-old man chopped to death by thieves
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Ninety-year-old man chopped to death by thieves

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 90-year-old shop keeper is dead after he was chopped multiple times and then tied up by two machete-wielding thieves. The thieves struck his place of business in August Pine Ridge village, Orange Walk at around 2:30 p.m., on Thursday. The deceased, Pedro Pol, was […]

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Elderly man fights off armed attacker in Orange Walk

By Michelle Sutherland An elderly Orange Walk resident and well-known businessman is lucky to be alive after he was attacked and stabbed multiple times by an assailant who police claims to be a mental patient. The incident, which occurred around 12:25 on Saturday, June 10 left 84-year-old Pablo Zenon Reyes […]

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One detained for Cotton Tree shooting

By Benjamin Flowers Police have detained one man, in an ongoing investigation into the shooting death of 21-year-old Cotton Tree Resident, Omar Barahona Jr. Senior Superintendent of Police Howell Gillett, explained that since police have not charged the individual, they did not disclose his name. Gillett said that the detainee […]

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Police shoots and kills Chunox man outside his home

By Michelle Sutherland A Chunox resident is dead after he was shot multiple times by a group of four police officers attached to the Corozal Police Station. Officers claim they were forced to shoot him down after he attacked them with a machete last Friday. Richard Allen Garcia, 44, died […]

Toledo Teachers Credit Union loses over $100,000 to burglars
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Toledo Teachers Credit Union loses over $100,000 to burglars

By Michelle Sutherland The Toledo Teachers Credit Union in Bella Vista village, Toledo District was burglarized by two bandits who stole over $100,000 in cash between last Thursday night and Friday morning. Police were called to the credit union at 8:45 a.m, on Friday June 9 where cops observed a […]