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Ombudsman’s vehicle stolen and crashed
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Ombudsman’s vehicle stolen and crashed

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter A white Nissan X-Trail belonging to the Office of the Ombudsman was stolen early Friday morning, Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, deputy OC Easter Division confirmed. According to Broaster, the vehicle was stolen some time in the early hours of Friday and the person who […]

Court grants cane farmers permission to seek mandamus order
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Court grants cane farmers permission to seek mandamus order

By Alexis R. Milan Cane farmer, Lucilo Teck and executives from the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) were granted permission by the Supreme Court for leave to file an application for a writ of mandamus against the Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB). Justice Shona Griffith made the decision after […]

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City Council had a good year, with more revenues and smaller deficit- audit shows

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize City Council has released the results of its annual audit conducted by PKF Accountants and Business Advisers for the period up to March 2014. The audit shows that the council’s total asset value as of March 2014 was $84,999,721 or nearly 16 […]

Police constable accused of extortion
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Police constable accused of extortion

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police Constable, John Arana faces a charge of extortion in connection with a report that the manager of a bar in San Pedro Town. The businessman told police that on Friday morning Arana went to Mamacita’s Entertainment Bar to collect monies he had previously demanded, […]

Brazilians re-elect Rousseff as President
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Brazilians re-elect Rousseff as President

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazilians have re-elected Dilma Rousseff as president with more than 51 percent of votes in the closest election race in many years. An official count showed her rival, candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48 percent of the vote. In her victory speech, Rousseff said […]

Activists hold day of healing despite inclement weather
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Activists hold day of healing despite inclement weather

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Despite Sunday’s rains, community activists followed through with the Day of Healing community fun day, planned for Kelly Street and the surrounding area. While attendance was affected by continuous showers, the event still had supporters of between 75-100 people at its peak. Activists Perry “Stix” […]

Accident claims man’s life
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Accident claims man’s life

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Marvin Tillett, an employee of Belize Sugar Industries Limited died on Saturday in a traffic accident. Tillett was reportedly driving a motorcycle on the Philip Goldson Highway and collided into a vehicle.

Public service CBA negotiations deadlocked
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Public service CBA negotiations deadlocked

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 12, 2014 The three major public service unions are to meet jointly and with their membership after failing to get the Government to agree to several key proposals that they want to form part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which has […]

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Police detain suspect in connection with cyclist’s murder

By: Marion V. Ali Police have detained one suspect in connection with the shooting murder of Ernest “Dangalang” Thurton. Thurton was shot to death sometime around 4 p.m. on Monday while checking on an aunt’s house behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building in the Lake Independence area of Belize City. […]

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Alleged con artist on the loose

By: Marion V. Ali Police have issued a warning to Belize City residents to be wary of an alleged con artist who is impersonating a money collector for a local cable company. The warning follows a reported incident today in which a man allegedly collected money from an elderly woman […]