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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 […]

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 […]