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Elena Smith is new BNTU President
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Elena Smith is new BNTU President

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Elena Smith is the new President of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) following elections on Thursday afternoon, despite allegations that government tried to influence union voting against Smith. Smith won the election by a landslide on Thursday, April 20, beating out BNTU Corozal President, […]

Fake cops nabbed!
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Fake cops nabbed!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Two fake cops are in hot water after actual police officers noticed something unusual about the pair of impersonators, whose uniforms were oversized and  untidy. One officer sported an unusual red belt. Precinct IV police noticed the pair looking suspicious near Public’s Supermarket on the […]

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GOB denies reports of GST double standard

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Government of Belize (GOB) has denied a claim made by one of its General Sales Tax (GST) auditors that it is using different methods to manipulate the calculations for taxes on businesses. The release is in response to a leaked letter which bears the […]

Monday night’s murder brings total to 44!
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Monday night’s murder brings total to 44!

In the latest murder to be reported, a construction worker identified as Rafael Mario Guerra was shot and killed Monday night in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence by two assassins who emerged from a van. Guerra didn’t stand a chance. Seven shots fired at close range caught him in […]

Belizean Rap & Reggae band to compete in Germany
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Belizean Rap & Reggae band to compete in Germany

Verge of Umbra, a new and dynamic hybrid  Rap & Reggae band out of Dangriga will be representing all of Central America in Germany in August  at the largest metal festival in the world. Verge of Umbra won this honour by beating out five other bands –  Heresy  of Costa […]

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BCCI calls for an end to corruption

By Benjamin Flowers   “Our nation’s economy is failing because of decades of corruption, not just by high officials, but also by those in the public sector whom we entrust with our socioeconomic wellbeing,” was the message that the Belize chamber of Commerce and Industry had this week.   The […]

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Dad beats abusive son-in-law – with machete

A  protective Dad who used a machete to teach his stepson  a lesson, not to beat his wife, is now facing criminal charges of  dangerous harm. Armando Cobb of Corozal chopped his son-in-law,  38 year old Gabriel Zelaya across the neck, across his arm and across his back. Zelaya, a […]

Mark Sewell beats US extradition  after an epic six-year struggle with the law
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Mark Sewell beats US extradition after an epic six-year struggle with the law

By Anita Nembhard Free Lance Reporter Mark Sewell, one of three brothers charged by US authorities for drug trafficking, arrived at the Supreme Court shackled hand and foot, but he left the court a free man after an epic struggle to avoid deportation to the States. Sewell has been languishing […]

Fuel prices way up
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Fuel prices way up

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor At midnight on April 1, the prices of fuel went up by significant margins, and this time, it was not because of the acquisition costs, but to meet a budget gap that the government is seeking to close. *Premium gasolene went up by 35 cents. […]

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Madame X emerges; Vows to sue SP cops

The mysterious woman who was handcuffed and pummelled on the ground by San Pedro police on the night of April 1 has surfaced, vowing to sue the police for unecessary cruelty. Madame X has been in touch with the Reporter. She still does not want to give her name, but […]