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Federal jury convicts Herbert Could face life in jail

George Enrique Herbert, a Belizean gang leader who worked with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, has been convicted of four counts of cocaine importation charges and could be facing a life time in jail come March 5, 2005 when he According to a United States Embassy press release, Herbert was […]

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Web of intrigue!Senate hearings on SSB unravels

The public hearing of the Senate Select Committee, tasked with probing into reports of irregularities in the Social Security Board, is revealing a government-backed securitisation programme replete with conspiracy, abuse of authority and corruption. Seven people, including two employees of S.S.B., Maria Elena Contreras and Rolando Zetina, as well as […]

Ex-lover stabs partner dead
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Ex-lover stabs partner dead

A 35-year-old Honduran woman is being sought by police after she allegedly stabbed her former common-law-husband Lu?s Foreman, 40, to death in a jealous rage. Reports say Miriam Filomina Lopez found him with another woman at his house in Lord

Man,78 burnt to death in sleep
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Man,78 burnt to death in sleep

A Belize City man, 78-year-old Herbert Pratt was burnt to death while he lay sleeping, from the flames which gutted the upper flat of his two-storey Berkeley Street home in Belize City. around 1:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 9. An autopsy determined Pratt died of smoke inhalation. He led an […]

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CITCO pays cronies handsomely for garbage collection

When the Belize City Council announced that it was privatising its garbage collection in August, the then Sanitation Manager, Lawrence Ellis told Reporter the Council found it necessary to do so because it had become cheaper for it to give the contract to private individuals. A Reporter investigation seems to […]

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Barrier Reef park proposal revisited

Reliable reports reaching Reporter out of Tuesday Cabinet has asked Fisheries Minister Michael

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Marine Reserve in Toledo gets $800,000 dev. grant

The Caribbean Environment Programme’s (CREP) has allocated some $800,000 for a project in Belize in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve and Payne’s Creek National Park. The work will include land and sea based improvements. The Caribbean Environment Programme’s (CREP) has allocated some $800,000 for a project in Belize in the […]

BEL Powersockets win three in a row
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BEL Powersockets win three in a row

The defending champions of Belize City interoffice softball competition, the BEL/Belitur Power-sockets have qualified for the play-offs with three consecutive victories in their last three outings to close out their regular season on Monday night. It was sweet revenge when they held the School Teachers Association And Remotely Related Staff […]

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GOB bruk – No Income Tax refunds until 2005

The financially strapped Musa government, has been having problems since April to pay thousands of Belizean taxpayers the income tax refund owed to them, as a result of their having paid more than their share of taxes. Several employees of the Income Tax Department were reluctant to go on record […]

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Telephone shutdown due to damaged submarine cable

Belize Telecommunications Limited (B.T.L.), says that damage to underwater fibreoptic cables in Mexico and South America is to blame for the abrupt interruption of international direct telephone and Internet services on Friday last until Tuesday evening, November 30. Thousands of Belizeans and especially the business community, which relies so heavily […]