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Fundraiser planned to gift Ms Belize Universe
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Fundraiser planned to gift Ms Belize Universe

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An all-day fundraiser will be held on Monday in Dangriga to collect monies to gift to Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath for having represented Belize so well in the recent Miss Universe pageant. The telethon is the result of an idea by Emil Torres, a […]

Resident of Iguana Street Extension slain in his yard
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Resident of Iguana Street Extension slain in his yard

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are trying to solve the murder of Mark Jones, 29, a resident of Iguana Street Extension, Belize City, who was gunned down sometime after 8:00 Thursday night. Jones had just returned to his house with his girlfriend, and was walking in his yard when […]

San Pedro community activist murdered at home
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San Pedro community activist murdered at home

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have detained two suspects and continue to follow two leads into the stabbing murder of Jose Felix Ayuso, 44, a popular hairstylist, community activist and AIDS advocate in San Pedro. Ayuso was discovered on his bed on the upper flat of a house in […]

Man still missing after almost a year
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Man still missing after almost a year

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter There has been no word on a Belizean national of Silk Grass village who was reported missing over eight months ago. Forty-one year-old Saul Castillo was last seen alive in May of 2016 in Silk Grass village. His wife Ulana Dican, reported to police that […]

High school students protest gun violence 
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High school students protest gun violence 

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The students of Maude Williams High School took to the streets today, protesting the recent spike in the gun violence plaguing the country. Third form English students lined Cemetery Road, in the blistering heat with signs and posters encouraging positive conflict resolution, and asking Belizeans […]

Trump sworn in as 45th US President
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Trump sworn in as 45th US President

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Today, Donald John Trump, swore in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump and his president Michael Pence, swore in at the US Capital City, Washington DC. In his inaugural speech, Trump maintained the positions on trade that he had campaigned […]

PM Barrow explains why he won’t pay arbitration awards to Ashcroft Alliance
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PM Barrow explains why he won’t pay arbitration awards to Ashcroft Alliance

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Prime Minister Dean Barrow has explained that his government will not honor a US Court’s decision to pay the Ashcroft Alliance US $50 Million for several reasons. At Friday’s House meeting, Barrow said the ruling was in favour of the People’s United Party’s illegal Accommodation […]

Man shot on north side
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Man shot on north side

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Deon “Buzu” Brackett, a resident of Mayflower Street in Belize City, lies critically wounded after he was shot this morning. Brackett was riding a bicycle shortly after 8:00 a.m., under a heavy downpour in the West Landivar area of Belize City when he was shot […]

Police look for clues in murder of elderly man
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Police look for clues in murder of elderly man

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize City police are searching for clues in the vicious murder of Salvador Marquez, 62, whose corpse was found with huge chop wounds across the face, head and left arm on Friday evening. The Salvadoran man left his house in the Gungulung area of Lake […]

Elderly man chopped to death while fishing off George Price Highway
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Elderly man chopped to death while fishing off George Price Highway

By Marion Ali, Asssistant Editor The decomposing body of an elderly man was found at the seaside off the George Price Highway on Thursday evening. He had apparently been chopped to death while fishing there. The discovery was made in a remote area, forcing police Scenes of Crimes personnel and […]