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The area where McKay's killer accosted him
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Mentally challenged deliveryman shot dead at home

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Dedron McKay, 20, a mentally-challenged deliveryman for Smiling Meats, was shot dead in front of his sister and other relatives at his family home at #19 Haynes Street, near the corner with Kraal Road, sometime around 8:30 Saturday night. McKay’s older sister, Natasha Smith, told […]

Head on collision in Orange Walk sends four passengers to the hospital.
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Drivers escape unhurt while 4 passengers are injured in accident

By Michelle Sutherland A head on collision in Orange Walk on Monday night involving a pickup truck and a Ford Escape has resulted in various degrees of injuries to four passengers, while the drivers of both vehicles were able to escape unhurt. The accident reportedly unfolded around 9:05 p.m. on […]

Police charge suspect for Swazo’s Sunday morning attack
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Police charge suspect for Swazo’s Sunday morning attack

By Michelle Sutherland Belize City police have charged Joshua Jeremy Gillet, 20, for the Sunday morning shooting of 44-year-old James Swazo at his home on Ground Dove Street in the Jane Usher area of Belize city. Gillet was charged with ‘attempted murder’, ‘dangerous harm’ and ‘use of deadly means of […]

Four shot on Neal’s Penn Road; police look for suspect
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Four shot on Neal’s Penn Road; police look for suspect

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are seeking one suspect in connection with a shooting on Neal’s Penn Road in Belize City on Sunday which left four people injured. Police say that sometime around 3:00 that afternoon, Godwin Flowers, 28; Cameron Moreira, 18; Darren Dawson, 32; and Gerald Tillett, 67, […]

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Elderly couple held up and robbed at home in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A retired, elderly American couple was traumatized on Tuesday morning when they woke up at 1:00 a.m., to discover two unwelcome visitors in masks in their Ranchito Village home in Corozal. The burglars left them bound after stealing items worth almost $47,000 at gunpoint. Michael […]

San Pedro man charged for attempted murder of female resident
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San Pedro man charged for attempted murder of female resident

By Michelle Sutherland A construction worker and resident of San Pedro town was arrested on a number of criminal charges for allegedly attacking a woman last Wednesday and inflicting multiple cut wounds to her neck. Gilbert Anthony Palacio, 28, of the San Mateo area of the island was arrested for […]

Man shot in the head clings to life by a thread
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Man shot in the head clings to life by a thread

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A young man from Burrell Boom village is on life-support at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) suffering from severe brain injuries he sustained after he was shot once to the back of his head on Wednesday evening on Partridge Street in Belize City. Cardinal […]

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Grandmother and granddaughter shot while watching tv

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor A little girl narrowly escaped death when a bullet ripped through her house as she sat and watched the evening news with her two siblings, cousins, and her grandmother on Tuesday. One bullet struck the 7-year-old girl in the back, exiting her abdomen, damaging her […]

“Unlimited” not untouchable Police arrest deemed police brutality
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“Unlimited” not untouchable Police arrest deemed police brutality

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Bernard Cayetano, aka “Unlimited”, was arraigned this week in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested by police. Cayetano claims the charges are baseless, then accused police of brutality. A house search by police, reportedly turned south for a recording artist, when the […]

$1,000 reward offered for information about Mark Pollard
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$1,000 reward offered for information about Mark Pollard

By Michelle Sutherland A new group formed to assist in the search for missing persons in Belize has undertaken a renewed effort to locate Mark Pollard by offering a monetary reward to anyone who provides information regarding his whereabouts. The group, Missing Persons-Search and Rescue Belize issued a release last […]