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Man shot on Cemetery Road
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Man shot on Cemetery Road

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Reliable information reaching the Reporter indicates that a man was shot a few minutes ago in Belize City. The incident, we are told, happened near Atlantic Bank on Cemetery Road in the Collet area and the person was shot in the right side of the […]

Belmopan Mayor’s house shot up
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Belmopan Mayor’s house shot up

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belmopan police are investigating a shooting incident which occured at the residence of Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle on Monday night in the Cohune Walk area of the city. Belisle and his finace were unharmed in the incident but have been left shaken up in the […]

Haunted killer confesses to murder
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Haunted killer confesses to murder

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Hattieville resident, Albert Jones Sr., 45, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he confessed to police that he had killed missing Hattieville villager Alaine Garcia, 35, and gotten rid of the body. Jones reported to police that he confessed because he was […]

Charges upgraded against three following the death beat-down victim
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Charges upgraded against three following the death beat-down victim

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three men from Trial Farm village who were intially arrested for brutally beating an already injured accident victim, each had their charges upgraded to manslaughter after Demetrio Pott, 47, died over the weekend while receiving medical treatment. On Monday charges against Leodegario Chan, 26; Carlos […]

Ex-police officer is charged with arson!
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Ex-police officer is charged with arson!

By Anita Nembhard/Flowers Freelance Reporter An ex-police officer, previously convicted of theft, now faces arson charges. Brandon Hertular, an ex-police officer appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to face a single charge of arson on Monday, May 14th. Allegations are that on May 2, 2018, he started a fire […]

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Security guard shot while sleeping on his sofa

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Police have increased their patrols in the Jane Usher area of Belize city after a string of recent shootings there,  including an incident in which a security guard was shot to his foot while sleeping in his sofa at home on Thursday morning. According to […]

Traffic accident on George Price highway claims one life
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Traffic accident on George Price highway claims one life

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man lost his life in a traffic accident on the George Price highway in a three-vehicle crash on Monday morning. It happened shortly before 10:00 a.m., when Miguel Ayala was heading towards Belize City from the direction of Belmopan in a gold pickup truck. […]

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Father 42 is charged with incest against teen

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers A father finds himself behind bars after being accused of incest. The 42-year-old fisherman, whose name and identity cannot be revealed, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The father appeared unrepresented in Court 1 before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford. Senior Magistrate Ford explained […]

Memo claims Belizean man confessed to execution-style killing of US sheriff
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Memo claims Belizean man confessed to execution-style killing of US sheriff

by Adele Ramos, Freelance Journalist In what may the first such case involving a Belizean in the USA, Trenton Trevon Lovell, 29, who will have to stand trial for the 2016 killing of Lancaster Sheriff Steve Owen, is being accused of having perpetrated an “executive-style” killing of the law enforcement […]

Meat pie legend, Dario, to be laid to rest Friday
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Meat pie legend, Dario, to be laid to rest Friday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Rufino Dario Hernandez – the man everyone knew as Dario – was laid to rest last Friday at the Homeland Memorial burial ground at mile 8 off the George Price highway following a funeral service in his memory at the Holy Redeemer Cathedral on North […]