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Taiwan sets record straight on US $650M for Guatemala
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Taiwan sets record straight on US $650M for Guatemala

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Reports in the Guatemalan press last week – that Taiwan has provided US $650 million to Guatemala to build a road that some say is the same one that sparked Guatemala’s claim over Belize , are false, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Charles Liu told the […]

One killed, two others shot in 24-hour span on Antelope Street Extension
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One killed, two others shot in 24-hour span on Antelope Street Extension

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Three people were shot within a 24-hour span on the Antelope street extension in Belize City, with one person being killed and two others recovering from gunshot wounds. The first incident – the murder of Belize City mechanic, Christian Velasquez – happened around 11:00 on […]

Conflicting police reports over Castro brothers’ involvement in assault
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Conflicting police reports over Castro brothers’ involvement in assault

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Police Department released conflicting information this week, regarding the possible involvement of Transport Minister Edmond Castro’s sons Wasani and Jafari in a brutal case of aggravated assault. On Wednesday, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, who at the time was attached to the Police Public Relations […]

Canadian woman  arrested in Belize for kidnapping her son
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Canadian woman arrested in Belize for kidnapping her son

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Canadian woman living in Belize for the last four years, was arrested and sent back to her home country on Wednesday for kidnapping her son after Canadian authorities issued a warrant for her arrest for violating a court custody order. Robin Leanne Greenway Trockstad, […]

Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales, right, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen shake hands before a press conference at the National Palace in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The Taiwanese leader is in Guatemala as part of a weeklong state tour to reinforce Taiwanese relations in Central America. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Taiwan gives Guatemala big money for freeway!

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Taiwanese government has given Guatemala a whopping US $650 million to construct a freeway that some media houses say is the same road that Britain had promised to build for Guatemala, but failed to do, and which has led to the territorial dispute that […]

Tourism industry  suffers under  departure tax increase
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Tourism industry suffers under departure tax increase

Tropic Air has suspended three of its international flights as a direct result of the departure tax increases implemented by the government of Belize in May, which at the time caused tourism stakeholders to voice concern over the negative effects it could have. Tropic Air announced on Thursday that as […]

Wild night between drinking buddies ends with one shot, one accused of sexual assault
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Wild night between drinking buddies ends with one shot, one accused of sexual assault

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter An Orange Walk man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a wild Tuesday night with a friend, which included liquor, allegations of sexual assault and robbery, a car accident and a shooting incident. The gunshot victim, 22-year-old Abdi Aban and the other man involved […]

Sugar industry facing another crisis
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Sugar industry facing another crisis

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), owned by the American Sugar Refineries Group, are again in conflict, one which could jeopardize the entire sugar industry. ASR/BSI said that the two organizations have a cane purchase agreement that is valid […]

Newborn thrown away in canal!
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Newborn thrown away in canal!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A newborn infant boy, wrapped in plastic with his umbilical cord still attached, was thrown into the canal and discovered floating in the dirty water on Thursday morning near the corner of South and West Canal streets. A City Council worker, Julian Jimenez, who was […]

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Blood bank drying up, No blood for patients

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The supply of blood at the Belize National Blood Transfusion Service, (BNBTS) otherwise known as the blood bank, is critically low, and health authorities say it will potentially affect patients in need of a blood transfusion if the situation gets any worse. In a memo […]