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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 […]

Man accused of slitting Panamanian Ambassador’s throat claims self defense
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Man accused of slitting Panamanian Ambassador’s throat claims self defense

by Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter He was only 18 when he was accused of killing a Panamanian Ambassador on November of 2013. Now 23, Wilser Echeverria faced Judge Antoinette Moore in the Dangriga Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and claimed self-defense in the matter. The case was prosecuted […]

Three prisoners cut cell bars, escape from Corozal police
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Three prisoners cut cell bars, escape from Corozal police

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Police are seeking three inmates who sawed their way to freedom and escaped from the Corozal police station on Tuesday night, while they awaited transferal to the Belize Central Prison the following day. According to police, Johnito Matus, 19; Austin Sutherland, 29; and Marvin Pec, […]

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6 out of every 10 murder victims in Belize are executed by firearm

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Last week, Senior Superintendent of Police, Howell Gillett, Commander of Eastern Division South, announced the Government’s intention to serialize ammunition. Gillett said that their intelligence suggests that licensed gun holders are redistributing ammunition on the streets, the very place where gun violence has become a […]