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Man crushed to death in tragic accident, wife survives
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Man crushed to death in tragic accident, wife survives

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A 37-year-old Carmelita village reisdent, Julissa Villamil, is recovering from injuries to her leg while mourning her husband, Joaquin Villamil, 38, who was crushed to death in an accident between miles 14 and 15 of the Philip Goldson highway on Wednesday night. According to police, […]

Police find 2 explosives in less than four days!
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Police find 2 explosives in less than four days!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police searches conducted in two abandoned lots between Saturday and Wednesday morning have unearthed two explosive devices capable of causing mass casualties if they were to be detonated in a public setting. The most recent device at around 1:15 Wednesday morning is a hand grenade […]

Family fear mounts for missing Belize City teenager
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Family fear mounts for missing Belize City teenager

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The family of 17-year-old Erwin Paulino Rodriguez are becoming increasingly worried after the teen went missing last week and has not been heard from since. The family carried out a weekend search in the area know as Dyke off Fabers Road in Belize City and […]

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US citizen issued with NIP for traffic fatality on the Buena Vista Road

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter San Ignacio police have issued a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to a US citizen after she allegedly knocked down and killed an elderly man on the Buena Vista road early Tuesday morning. The woman, identified as 20-year-old Jessica Miller, was detained at the police […]

Man arraigned and charged for Orange Walk fatality
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Man arraigned and charged for Orange Walk fatality

By Michelle Sutherland Orange Walk police have issued a number of charges against a 20-year-old driver, after the vehicle he was driving crashed headfirst into a lamp post resulting in the death of his passenger over the weekend. Ramon Dominguez was arraigned in the Orange Walk magistrate court on Tuesday […]

anted poster issued for San Jose Village resident
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anted poster issued for San Jose Village resident

By Michelle Sutherland Orange Walk police have issued a wanted poster for an 18-year-old, whom it is alleged inflicted multiple chop wounds to a 15-year-old over the weekend during a gang altercation. Police say that they are looking into the whereabouts of Ronaldo Reyes also known as “ Pito”, a […]

Teenager reported missing after a visit to the Jane Usher neighborhood
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Teenager reported missing after a visit to the Jane Usher neighborhood

By Michelle Sutherland A Belize city family is on edge and hoping for the best, after one of their loved ones went missing last Thursday and has not been heard from or seen since. The family of 17-year-old Erwin Paulino Rodriguez says that around 1:00 p.m on August 24, he […]

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Monday morning murder was gang related, confirmed cops

By Michelle Sutherland The old capital is once again reporting an uptick in murders and shootings. On Monday police added one more murder investigation to their list, after a man was gunned down in cold blooded fashion on Curl Thompson Street in Belize City. While the investigation is still in […]

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Seven-year-old knocked down and killed in Stann Creek

By Michelle Sutherland A seven-year-old Dangriga girl was knocked down and killed by a motorist on Tuesday afternoon between miles three and four of the Stann Creek Valley Road. According to police reports, Janey Bailey, who was in the company of her grandmother, had just exited a passenger bus at […]

Ganja farmer gets 7 years in jail
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Ganja farmer gets 7 years in jail

By Michelle Sutherland A Cotton Tree farmer will be spending seven years in prison after being caught near a marijuana plantation with an unlicensed gun and ammunition last Wednesday. At around 5:05 p.m. on August 16, Belmopan police were on patrol approximately 4 miles west of Cotton Tree village and […]