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Boyfriend stabs his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend
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Boyfriend stabs his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Tonight a Salvadoran national, identified as 21-year-old Jefferson Jacobo, who has been living in Belize while processing his nationality papers, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison pending bail. Jacobo is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend and was taken to court 2 on […]

Estranged girlfriend accuses man of stealing her panty
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Estranged girlfriend accuses man of stealing her panty

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Michael Martinez, 25, remains in police custody after he was accused by his estranged girlfriend of stealing her $5.00 undergarment. Martinez was charged with theft, assault and the use of threatening words on Monday, April 30th in court 2 before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford. He was unrepresented […]

Brian Hyde convicted of murdering his relatives in Florida
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Brian Hyde convicted of murdering his relatives in Florida

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belizean national Brian Hyde, 22, was found guilty in a Florida court last Friday of murdering his aunt, Dorla Pitts, 37; his cousin, Starlette Pitts, 17; her boyfriend, Michael Kelly and their unborn child in 2015. Hyde was found guilty on four counts of second […]

Hit and run victim succumbs to injuries
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Hit and run victim succumbs to injuries

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Eight days after he was knocked down and left badly injured near the Burrell Boom bridge, Christian Charles, 27, succumbed to his injuries at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) on Monday morning. Charles reportedly died after 5:00 a.m. He had been in a coma […]

PG resident shot dead in downtown Belize City
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PG resident shot dead in downtown Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A resident of Punta Gorda town was shot dead in downtown Belize City sometime around 11:00 last Friday night. When police arrived at the scene on Rectory Lane, they discovered the body of Albert Ervin Johnson, 25, lying face up in the middle of the […]

Man falls from boat during trip and drowns
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Man falls from boat during trip and drowns

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man reportedly fell out of a boat and drowned while he and fellow work colleagues were travelling in the vessel last Wednesday. Jose Miranda, the manager of Turneffe Island Resort told police that they were heading out from Belize City to the resort when […]

Former employee is charged in connection with bank theft
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Former employee is charged in connection with bank theft

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Freelance Reporter Two men have been charged with swindling a customer of $150,000, via bank transactions. Both men are currently out on bail. The accused are former Heritage Bank employees – 27-year-old Damion Dawson and 21-year-old Jonathan Joshua Almendarez, a labourer and resident of Teakettle Village. Both […]

Antwan Rivero
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Teen charged for shooting murder of single mother

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have arrested and charged Antwan Rivero, 19, a construction worker of Belize City for last Wednesday night’s murder of Marcia Downs, who was shot dead in her yard on Handyside Street in Belize City. Police would not say if Downs’ killing was influenced by […]

Was Dangriga fire a case of arson?
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Was Dangriga fire a case of arson?

By Benjamin Flowers After more than two weeks of investigation, police are still been unable to determine the circumstances that led to an abandoned house in Dangriga being destroyed by fire. The department has been investigating the incident, which happened on April 7, around 10:30 a.m., but to date have […]

Hattieville residents granted bail on drug and gun charges
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Hattieville residents granted bail on drug and gun charges

by Anita Nembhard/Flowers Four Hattieville residents found in possession of high grade imported marijuana and 28 live rounds of ammunition at the northern border, were charged then granted bail to the tune of $25,000 plus one surety on Friday, April 12th. They have been identified as 30-year-old Maudel Blancaneaux, 31-year-old […]