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Calaney Flowers walks!
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Calaney Flowers walks!

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter After five years on remand at the Belize Central Prison on a charge of ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’, Calaney Flowers is finally free. Justice Troadio Gonzalez handed down the verdict today, saying that Flowers could go free, but warned that there is a possibility she […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef
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Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Amidst a torrential downpour, key environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered at the foot of the National Assembly building in Belmopan today to present over 265,000 petitions to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, for the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef. The online petition, which was launched […]

Belize attends first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London
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Belize attends first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize had representation at the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London on March 9 and 10. Jose Alpuche, CEO in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, as well as Belize’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Perla Perdomo, and Dylan Vernon, Ambassador […]

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Police investigate three murders

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are investigating three murders that occurred over the holiday weekend. Police were summoned to an area between miles 12 and 13 on the George Price highway on Saturday where they discovered the bodies of two men, one dressed in red T-shirt and blue shorts […]

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Man stabbed to death; child knocked down and killed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was stabbed to death in Orange Walk town on Saturday night. Police say at around 8:30 that night, Marcelino Chan, 54, was socializing with a friend and the two got embroiled in an argument. Chan suffered three stab woumds – one to the […]