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Several persons injured in traffic accident in Toledo
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Several persons injured in traffic accident in Toledo

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Unofficial reports are that a traffic accident this evening on the Southern highway, Toledo has left several persons injured. The accident happened at Deep river community when Maria Jackson lost control of a Ford Ranger pickup truck which she was driving. Among the injured passengers […]

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Pump attendants robbed at knifepoint

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Last night, two men armed with a knife robbed two pump attendants at Caribena Fuels Gas Station, located at the corner of Blake Street and Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro town. Police say that around 7:15 p.m., two men approached Adolfo Victor Gongora and Jonathan […]

Hotdog vendor robbed, murdered
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Hotdog vendor robbed, murdered

Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A Belize City hotdog vendor is dead following an armed robbery between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m., today on Tigris Street. Police report that 44-year-old Juan Angel Vargas had just come home from his night’s sales when the incident occurred. Vargas was in front of his house […]

Woman dies from hit-and-run
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Woman dies from hit-and-run

A Belmopan woman is dead after a hit and run collision with a taxi on the George Price Highway last night. Police say that they found 30-year old Sylvia Zavala dead on the road side around 7:30 p.m. between miles 45 and 46 on the George Price Highway. Zavala had […]

House of Shotokan hosts martial arts summit
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House of Shotokan hosts martial arts summit

By Benjamin Flowers Today the House of Shotokan (HOS) Karate Academy in Belize City gathered martial arts experts from Mexico and the United States for the first in what is hoped to be a series of martial arts summits. Shihan Raymond Kelly, Grand Master at the HOS hosted the event […]

Foreigner charged for Placencia Airport scam
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Foreigner charged for Placencia Airport scam

By Michelle Sutherland The owner of a New York Investment Firm who has ties to Belize was arrested in New York on Wednesday of this week by federal prosecutors for allegedly scamming over 21 million dollars in funds from private investors for the construction of an international airport in Placencia. […]

Happening now: Guests arrive for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding
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Happening now: Guests arrive for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Guests are arriving to witness Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. Among the 600 invited guests are American icon, Oprah Winfrey, tennis stae, Sabrina Williams, and other stars and actors. The couple will wed at noon before travelling through […]

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Falling tree kills girl

A 10-year-old girl died this morning after the tree her grandfather was cutting, fell on her. Valentino Teul, 58, of San Antonio, Toledo was cutting a tree in his yard on Friday, May 18th, and did not notice his grandaughter was nearby. As the the trunk fell, it hit her […]

GOB speaks out on violence against Palestinians
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GOB speaks out on violence against Palestinians

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize today condemned the violence against Palestinians occurring in the Gaza Strip and called for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing crisis. GOB said that it had been monitoring “with deep concern, the violence at the Israel-Gaza border, which has claimed the lives of […]

Simplifying the Domestic Violence Act
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Simplifying the Domestic Violence Act

The humanitarian organization, RET International, hosted a youth consultation this morning with a goal to simplify the Domestic Violence Act, Chapter 178 of the Laws of Belize, and make its content easier to understand for the average citizen. RET held the consultation in collaboration with the National Women’s Commission, and […]