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Fire official says Prince Street fire started on a bed
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Fire official says Prince Street fire started on a bed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A fire which destroyed a house owned and occupied by Arilee Scott of Prince Street, was started on a bed on the upper flat. Operations Officer at the Fire Department, Benesford Matura told reporters on Thursday that the fire which started sometime after 7:00 a.m., […]

OAS Sec. Gen. urges Belize and Guatemala to expedite referendum process
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OAS Sec. Gen. urges Belize and Guatemala to expedite referendum process

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro visited Belize and Guatemala last week to urge our countries to expedite the process to hold national referenda about going to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The urgency in that message has to do with the fact that funds […]

Ladyville resident drowns
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Ladyville resident drowns

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from Ladyville reportedly drowned on Saturday. Unofficial reports are that Hipolito Mai, 22, a resident of Lake Gardens, Ladyville, drowned sometime Saturday afternoon in the Biscayne Village, about 13 miles further north. Police have not released any details of the incident as yet.

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Belize and Guatemala officials resume talks to solve border dispute

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor While the relations between Belize and Guatemala are still not back to where we were before a 13 year-old Guatemalan boy was shot and killed in a cross fire by Belizean soldirrs on patrol in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve one April night in 2016, talks […]

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Man shot Friday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men were shot on Friday night. Police say that sometime before 8:00 p.m., Marlon Tevin Garbutt, 21, of #130 Vernon Street was shot in the right foot. Garbutt was reportedly socializing in front of Gian Nei Chinese shop at #89 Vernon Street when he […]

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Fatal shooting claims tour guide’s life; two more men shot in city

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tour guide of the Cayo district was shot and killed at the western border on Thursday night. Police say that about 8:50 that night, Carlos Manzanero was at Larios’ when he was shot in the abdomen, left hand and right knee Manzanero was from […]

Police find body of missing Belize City taxi driver
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Police find body of missing Belize City taxi driver

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police on Sunday night confirmed that a body found on the George Price highway is that of Elbert Gillett, 66, a taxi driver of Belize City who was reported missing last Wednesday. Gillett’s badly decomposed body was discovered just past the entrance to the Belizean […]

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Burnt body of female found in Belmopan

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter There are reports that a partially burnt body of a female was discovered near a dumpsite in Belmopan late Saturday evening. Unofficial reports are that at around 2:00 p.m., a female body with its head completely burnt off was discovered near the Belmopan dumpsite. There […]

Murder in Hattieville!
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Murder in Hattieville!

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A Hattieville resident was fatally shot by an unknown gunman on Saturday night, while he was sitting on his varanda. Police say that at around 8:55 p.m., 35 year-old Michael Usher was sitting outside his house on a bucket, at a Foster Drive address when […]

Ministry of Agriculture gets new CEO
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Ministry of Agriculture gets new CEO

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to its Ministry. Dr. Percival Cho has been appointed to the post and will work sprcifically with Minister Omar Figueroa. Cho will have […]