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Belama man doesn’t return from early morning walk
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Belama man doesn’t return from early morning walk

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The family of a Belama man, Daniel Leal, 24, continues their search for him after he left home for an early morning walk last week and has not returned since. Leal, of a Belama Phase One address was reported missing by his mother, 52-year-old Martha […]

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Chinese grocer murdered in the City during armed robbery

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Chinese business community in Belize is on edge following the Monday night assassination of one of their own, who was killed during an armed robbery at his shop located at the corner of Vernon and Santa Barbara streets in Belize City. Around 7:30 p.m, […]

Huge bust by Fisheries Department
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Huge bust by Fisheries Department

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Over the weekend a joint raid between the Belize Fisheries Department and the Belize Audubon Society at various fishing camps on the Lighthouse Reef Cayes yielded a sizeable amount of conch. More than 1,500 pounds of out-of-season conch, found hidden in several containers. Hampton Gamboa, […]

Belize City hit and run victim in critical condition
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Belize City hit and run victim in critical condition

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A cyclist remains in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after he was the victim of a hit and run accident in Belize City over the weekend. Around 5:15 p.m on September 16th, Belama resident, 47-year-old Noel Reyes was rushed to […]

Two detained for San Pedro grenade explosion
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Two detained for San Pedro grenade explosion

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Two persons, including a minor, have been detained for questioning by San Pedro Police in connection with the detonation of a grenade in a residential area of the island over the weekend. The detonation of the grenade is a serious safety concern as the incident […]

Dangriga man reported missing
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Dangriga man reported missing

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A woman from Dangriga Town is seeking the public’s assistance in trying to locate her common-law husband who has been reported missing for over a week. Reports confirm that on September 6th, 35-year-old Shaun Bennett of a Wagierale area , left his home en route […]

Key witness in high profile murder trial executed
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Key witness in high profile murder trial executed

By Benjamin Flowers Satff Reporter Gustavo Hernandez, a key witness in the July murder of Daniel Sosa, was gunned down over the September celebrations weekend. Hernandez, one of two people who were in the vehicle along with Sosa on the night he was killed, got shot around 5:15 a.m. on […]

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Belmopan police investigate traffic fatality

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belmopan police are currently awaiting directives from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on whether to lay charges against a Camalote woman who allegedly knocked down and killed a cyclist in that city on Tuesday afternoon. The accused Katherine Penner, told police that […]

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Authorities foil suspected human trafficking attempt

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the Belize Immigration Department were called into action last Wednesday after Orange Walk police stopped a cab, that was ferrying three undocumented Guatemalan nationals and a load of unaccounted US currency. On September 6th, the FIU confiscated approximately US […]

Sophisticated remote explosive device discovered in Corozal
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Sophisticated remote explosive device discovered in Corozal

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A sophisticated remote explosive device which surfaced over the weekend in Corozal Town, has raised serious safety concerns, as officials have confirmed that the deadly contraption is the first of its kind to surfaced in the country. While details of the discovery were not made […]