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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 […]

Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed
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Factors of fishing operations in the Caribbean to be discussed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will hold a validation workshop at the United Nations House in Barbados this week to review the findings of a study completed in Belize last week. The assembly will chart a necessary course of action to mitigate the rising cost […]

Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area
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Two men fined $10,000 for illegally entering protected area

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men have been fined a hefty sum of $10,000 each for ‘illegal entry into a protected area’, after they pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court this week. Carlos Palacios, 35, and Donald Wewe, 47, were charged under the National Protected […]

Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017
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Season for Sea Cucumbers remains closed for 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fisherfolk are advised that the Sea Cucumber season will remain closed for 2017; hence anyone caught fishing for or have in their possession the product is in violation of Section 11 of Statutory Instrument #67 of 2009 of the Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Department says […]

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 […]