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Man reportedly stabbed near Civic
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Man reportedly stabbed near Civic

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was reportedly stabbed near the Belize City Centre last night. Unofficial reports are that the stabbing occurred during a robbery. The victim was stabbed in the left side of the chest. The Reporter will release his name and condition after his family has […]

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Esperanza shooting leaves man bullet-riddled, but alive

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who walked free of a murder charge recently became the target for a murder on Wednesday night; and while he was shot five times, he survived the attack. Joseph August, 28, was alone in a yard in Esperanza village, Cayo sometime around 9:00 […]

Punta Gorda store robbed of over $30,000
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Punta Gorda store robbed of over $30,000

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Punta Gorda store was robbed of over $30,000 in cash and items over the weekend during an armed burglary. The owner of James Store in Punta Gorda town, Huigiang Chen, and his wife were both tied up during the robbery. Chen told police that […]

Construction worker shot dead inside his house
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Construction worker shot dead inside his house

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Trouble went looking for Orbin Garrido all the way at his house sometime after 8:00 on Wednesday night, when he was shot dead as he sat in a chair inside his small plywood structure in the Holy Emanuel Extension area of the Lake Independence area […]

San Pedro bartender shot to the head, two suspects detained
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San Pedro bartender shot to the head, two suspects detained

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A San Pedro bartender, Osner Campos, 26, who was shot to the head during a robbery at the bar he is employed, is lucky to be alive because his injury was not life threatening. Campos was working at Wayo’s bar in the Boca Del Rio […]

Three robberies in one day!
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Three robberies in one day!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two business establishments were reportedly held up and robbed earlier today, and a third robbery was reported a short while ago. Earlier police confirmed that two men entered Hofius store on Albert Street around 12:48 p.m., and stole more than $1,000 in cash and cheques. […]

Wounded man crashes and dies on the way to hospital; police look for suspects
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Wounded man crashes and dies on the way to hospital; police look for suspects

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Central American Boulevard at its junction with Mahogany Street became a deadly crime scene on Wednesday night when a critically wounded man tried to drive himself to the hospital and ended up crashing at the roundabout and dying shortly after. Police say they were summoned […]

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Hopkins police investigating arson, possible murder

By Benjamin Flowers Police are investigating the possibility that an arson was used to cover up a murder in Hopkins over the weekend. Head of the Police National Crimes Investigation Branch, George Myvett, said authorities recovered a charred human body out of the remains of the Flomon’s Guesthouse and Hopkins […]

American charged for Placencia Airport scam
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American charged for Placencia Airport scam

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter American citizen and owner of a New York based investment firm, Brent Borland, 48, was arrested and charged last week in federal court for scamming investors of over $21 million dollars for a supposed international airport in Placencia, Belize. According to court documents, Borland, via […]

Belize City man missing in Corozal, feared dead
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Belize City man missing in Corozal, feared dead

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Family and friends of Jose “Muskett” Zelaya, 22, or Belize city have sought assistance from police and Belize Defense Force (BDF) personnnel after he reportedly went missing from a beach party in Corozal on Monday. Zelaya reportedly left his Mahogany street extension address to attend […]