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Man stabbed to death

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter On Thursday evening the body of 42 year-old Carlos Pop Xol was found lying beside the Southern highway, about half a mile from the Jalacte village junction. It had several stab and cut wounds. The discovery was made by police at 5:30 p.m.,  on April […]

Guatemalan prisoner escapes
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Guatemalan prisoner escapes

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Benque Viejo police are reporting the escape of a prisoner from at around  2:40 p.m., on Wednesday April 19.  The public is advised to be vigilant and on the lookout for 23 year-old, Guatemalan National, Henry Abel Calderon Garcia. Garcia is said to have absconded […]

Gold-panning: Big problem in Chiquibul
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Gold-panning: Big problem in Chiquibul

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor     Gold-panning has become an incessant problem and the most impactful threat to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, says the Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD).  The organization’s conclusion comes after a series of arrests in the nature reserve, at riverbanks where the activity can […]

CitCo collecting tires to fight Monkey River beach erosion
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CitCo collecting tires to fight Monkey River beach erosion

By Benjamin Flowers   The Belize City Council is collecting tires to assist residents in Monkey River Village with mitigating the ongoing beach erosion plaguing the community.   City Councilor Phillip Willoughby, explained that the council is reaching out to tire shops, garages, bus owners, and the pubic at large […]

Regional sugar stakeholders ask for more protection
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Regional sugar stakeholders ask for more protection

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Concerned players in the region’s sugar industry have appealed for governments to introduce tariffs to protect it in light of a drop in production quotas and prices. At the recent sixth meeting of Caribbean Stakeholders on Sugar in Jamaica, they argued that some level of protection should […]

Guatemalan rider wins Cross Country cycling race
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Guatemalan rider wins Cross Country cycling race

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Guatemalan rider, Alejandro Padilla, is the winner of the 2017 Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic cycling race. Padilla, also the winner of the 2016 race, completed the race in a time of 5:53:05. His performance earned him $6,400 in prizes, the garland and 8 trophies. […]

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MOH celebrates World Health Day 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Students, law enforcement personnel, and even members of the public, gathered on Tuesday at the Ramada Belize City Princess to discuss depression on world Health Day. The event, hosted by the Ministry of Health,  in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization and World Health […]

Brothers suffocate in Orange Walk well
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Brothers suffocate in Orange Walk well

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Two brothers were found dead in a well in the Goat Hill area of Tower Hill, Orange Walk District. Police say they visited a farm owned by the Coyoc family of Trial Farm village, where personnel from the Fire Department removed the bodies of Isidro […]

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Child drowns in San Pedro

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter A six-year-old boy drowned to death in San Pedro, after he fell into a water tank Thursday night. Police say when they arrived at the Bay Side area after 10:30 p.m., they saw some of the residents surrounding Zaem Torres,  attempting to resuscitate him.  Torres, had […]

Woman stabbed to death in Belize City
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Woman stabbed to death in Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Indira Thompson, known to many Belize City residents as “Princess”, was stabbed to death last night. Police say that Thompson, 35, was near the Old Belview building on Southern Foreshore, when she was approached by a hispanic man who demanded sex. When she refused, he […]