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Popular DJ shot dead!
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Popular DJ shot dead!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A popular Belize City DJ, 42-year-old Ian “Hard Rock” Bennett, was shot as many as nine times on Wednesday night near his home on Central American Boulevard. He died  shortly after being hit. Bennett was sitting under a bus stop, which was only a stone’s […]

Killer bees sting elderly woman to death
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Killer bees sting elderly woman to death

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter   A 60-year-old woman was stung to death by Africanized killer bees on Wednesday afternoon at the Arm of Love Primary School compound in San Ignacio town, Cayo.   Around 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon, Cruz Raquel Chan, of the Trench Town area in San Ignacio […]

US Embassy taking note of Minister’s misappropriation of donations
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US Embassy taking note of Minister’s misappropriation of donations

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The US Embassy says it is aware of reports of inappropriate use of the Coast Guard boats, gifted to Belize by the US government, and that it is gathering additional information in response to the allegations. The embassy’s statement was in direct response to questions […]

Pastor Louis Wade claims bogus charge by Minister’s son
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Pastor Louis Wade claims bogus charge by Minister’s son

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Pastor Louis Wade, owner of Plus TV, was arraigned in the San Ignacio Magistrate Court last Friday, on charges stemming from an incident last November involving a Minister’s son. Wade, however, refutes the allegations against him and says the charges are bogus and politically motivated. […]

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Threats of violence disrupt Senate hearings

On Wednesday, as early as 6:00 a.m., elements of the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), weapons in hand,  set up a checkpoint on the George Price Highway. With their command center nearby, these officers were dispatched to ensure that the Senate hearing scheduled for that day would proceed peacefully. There is […]

Media assaulted and threatened by political thugs
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Media assaulted and threatened by political thugs

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The media, this week, came under assault in the National Assembly for the second time in recent months as United Democratic Party (UDP) loyalists openly threatened and assaulted members of the press in front of police, with no action taken against them. The incident has […]

Popular musician killed in bitter love triangle
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Popular musician killed in bitter love triangle

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A popular musician and son of a former minister of government, Lascelle Martinez was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon while his girlfriend was also stabbed as a result of a bitter love triangle. Authorities are currently seeking Simon Lino, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, […]

PSU President Eldred Neal under mounting pressure to step down
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PSU President Eldred Neal under mounting pressure to step down

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Members of the Board of Management for the Public Service Union (PSU) have asked PSU President Eldred Neal to resign, following the public release of two secretly recorded conversations where he made derogatory remarks about Garifuna people. Nine out of the 15 board members, some […]

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Guatemalan gold panner falls to his death in Chiquibul

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldiers have retrieved the body of  a Guatemalan civilian, Marvin Chac Pap, 18, who reportedly fell to his death in the Chiquibul National Park on Monday night. The first report that there was an incident involving Guatemalans in the Chiquibul came […]

Gas up again! Dollar-fifty vans on the way?
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Gas up again! Dollar-fifty vans on the way?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter As the price per gallon of fuel continues to rise, dollar van operators are contemplating raising the price of their service to remain in business. On Thursday, May 11, the Government of Belize, through the Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS), announced the changes to Premium […]