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Monstrosity on Foreshore Pena at it again!

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor A huge ferro-concrete offshore development on the Southern Foreshore in front of the Bellevue Hotel has been taking shape without the approval of the Department of the Environment, the legal agency set up to approve and regulate this kind of development. PUP confidence man […]

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Cabinet reshuffle in the works New blood, old wounds!

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Prime Minister Said Musa has publicly confirmed he’s about to announce his 6th Cabinet reshuffle – three years into his five-year term. The unprecedented move comes in the wake of a massive municipal election defeat on March 1, 2006 and strident criticisms of his […]

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Oil in Belize! Better than anything expected

By Ann-Marie Willimas – News Editor The biggest development story of the year, the discovery of oil in Belize, took nearly eight months of trickle-down information under the Musa administration to come to light. But on Tuesday Natural Resources Minister, John Brice?o lifted the lid of official secrecy and outlined […]

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Zetina: “I want to know where the missing Chinese are!”

By Ann-Marie Willimas – News Editor Immigration Director Jose Carmen Zetina has finally responded to Reporter’s question -where are the 30 Chinese students who registered at the University of Belize as part of a cultural Exchange Programme? “We issued proper visas and student permits to these people. We didn’t monitor […]

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4 charged for attempted murder

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter our Belize City youngsters have been remanded to prison to face charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated burglary and use of deadly means of harm. They are 18-year-old Jovan Tillett and his 22-year-old neighbour Kevin Graham both of Neal’s Pen Road, […]

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Pappy Pena wins libel battle,but may lose the war!

The Reporter Management has agreed to a court-brokered settlement of a libel action brought by city businessman Arnaldo “Pappy” Pe?a, to pay the plaintiff $3,000 in compensation and to publish a full apology. The Reporter Management has agreed to a court-brokered settlement of a libel action brought by city businessman […]

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U.B. shuts down language prog reports of Chinese smuggling

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Thirty young men and women from Mainland China who arrived in Belize earlier this year as cultural exchange language students at the University of Belize have all gone into hiding. Thirty young men and women from Mainland China who arrived in Belize earlier this […]

Chinese visa scandal at Immigration Department
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Chinese visa scandal at Immigration Department

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Belize’s Immigration Department headed by Director Jose Carmen Zetina is once again embroiled in an immigration scandal, not with passports this time but with Single Entry Visas using the University of Belize as a cover. Several documents leaked to the Reporter show that 52 […]

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Chinese grocer shot dead in robbery

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Corozal Police have detained three suspects for the cold blooded murder of a Chinese grocer in the quiet community of San Joaquin village in the Corozal District. Thirty-four-year-old Ligi San of Sammy Store along the Northern Highway in that village was just about to […]

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Automatic weapons found on rooftop

By Ann-Marie Williams & Lisbeth Ayuso Three sub machine guns, 5 magazines and 80 rounds of ammunition were confiscated by police on Thursday, March 16. The cache of weapons was found around 4:30 A.M. on the rooftop of a house located at the corner of George and Berkeley Streets in […]