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Brother hacks sister to death
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Brother hacks sister to death

By Michelle Sutherland A young Belize City mother was gruesomely chopped to death on Sunday night, allegedly by her own brother Elijah Blake, who was been detained by police for the shocking murder. The incident happened outside of 29-year-old Julian Blake’s St. Peter’s street home. Police say that on March […]

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., near the Mayemal curve at mile 57. Bull reportedly tried to overtake a sugarcane truck, and crashed into a white Ford Ranger, driven by 31-year-old Hernan Cortez. Cortez was traveling in the opposite direction at the time and crashed in  a head on collision with Bull, who sustained massive injuries and died on the spot. Eyewitnesses said that Bull’s body was violently flung from his motorcycle before smashing into the pavement a few yards from the crash site. Police have not disclosed whether or not Cortez will be criminally charged for the accident.
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By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., near the Mayemal curve at mile 57. Bull reportedly tried to overtake a sugarcane truck, and crashed into a white Ford Ranger, driven by 31-year-old Hernan Cortez. Cortez was traveling in the opposite direction at the time and crashed in a head on collision with Bull, who sustained massive injuries and died on the spot. Eyewitnesses said that Bull’s body was violently flung from his motorcycle before smashing into the pavement a few yards from the crash site. Police have not disclosed whether or not Cortez will be criminally charged for the accident.

By Michelle Sutherland A Punta Gorda man is in police custody after he allegedly shot his brother by accident during a hunting trip this week. Leonardo Cus, 21, allegedly shot his brother, 31-year-old Geraldo Cus once to the chest, causing him to die, around 8:00 on Tuesday night after the […]

Orange Walk man dies in RTA
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Orange Walk man dies in RTA

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., […]

Missing fisherman found dead at sea
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Missing fisherman found dead at sea

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The body of a 51-year-old fisherman of a Sandhill Village address, who was reported missing at sea earlier this week, was discovered floating near Alligator Caye on Wednesday night. Barrington Rosales’ lifeless body was discovered in a mangrove area on the southern section of Alligator […]

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17 year old stabbed in Caye Caulker

By Michelle sutherland A San Pedro man who tried to evade Caye Caulker police is facing a charge of wounding after it is alleged that he stabbed a 17-year-old boy multiple times in Caye Caulker last Sunday. The minor, of a Belize City address, reported to police that on Sunday, […]

Two charged for girl’s murder
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Two charged for girl’s murder

Investigators in Belmopan have been successful in cracking open the murder case of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found at the Belmopan dumpsite last weekend. Shaylon Santos, 20, a resident of Teakettle village and Jaime Patnett, 22, of a Star Apple street address will be arraigned in the Belmopan […]

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Tourist drowns in Placencia

An American tourist who was vacationing with family members in Placencia, drowned unexpectedly late Tuesday evening. On Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., Steven Gail Wine, a 53 year-old American of Colorado was with his wife and other family members socializing at Barefoot Bar, when Wine left the group to go for […]

17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle
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17 year-old dies after allegedly colliding into parked vehicle

By Michelle Sutherland A seventeen year old teenager of St. Matthews village succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was involved in a collision on the Franks Eddy village road this past weekend. Police Investigations have since revealed that on Saturday March 11, at around 11:30 p.m., Eric Ibanez was […]

Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times
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Belizean executed in Guatemala, shot multiple times

By Michelle Sutherland A Belizean man was executed in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala last weekend just two weeks shy of celebrating his 24th birthday. The incident took place on Sunday March 12. Amadeoes Gaspar Teck, a Belizean resident of Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo was shot dead while in Guatemala. Reports […]

Missing person found dead in Teakettle Village, allegedly killed by friend
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Missing person found dead in Teakettle Village, allegedly killed by friend

By Michelle Sutherland An 18-year-old Teakettle resident is facing a murder charge for allegedly murdering his friend, 17-year-old Ernest Wiltshire, whose body was found in an advanced state of decomposition last Friday. Belmopan Police have confirmed that Shemar Santos has been arrested and charged for the murder. Wiltshire or “Jun […]