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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 […]

Happening now: First House Meeting for 2017; New Speaker takes oath
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Happening now: First House Meeting for 2017; New Speaker takes oath

By Marion Ali, Assitant Editor Retured nurse, Laura Longsworth has been sworn in as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Longsworth was sworn in an hour ago during the first House meeting for 2017. She promised to insist that the manner in which the Members carry themselves is […]

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 […]

High-powered Carbine rifle taken off the streets
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High-powered Carbine rifle taken off the streets

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Southside Strike Team discovere a high calibre Carbine rifle, along with an extended clip containing 5 live 9mm rounds off the streets on Friday afternoon. Reports indicate that the success came after the Strike team searched an abandon lot on Iguana Street extension in the […]

Thieves hold up and rob couple, burn getaway stolen vehicle
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Thieves hold up and rob couple, burn getaway stolen vehicle

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Thieves held up and robbed a couple inside their home on Hibiscus Street in Ladyville. The culprits made off with several valuable items, along with a 2010 white Ford Escape, which was later found completely destroyed by flames. Official police reports have indicated that 28-year-old […]

Sixth murder on the sixth day of 2017
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Sixth murder on the sixth day of 2017

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A sixth murder has been recorded on the sixth day of 2017, as another person has met an unexpected end by gun violence. Reports are that 35 year-old Alexander Palacio was shot by a gunman in front of his residence on Santa Maria Street in […]

Mexico in social unrest after gas price hike
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Mexico in social unrest after gas price hike

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Massive social unrest in Mexico has sparked widespread protest, blockage of roads and looting of hundreds of stores over the past few days, spreading to the neighboring city of Chetumal. The protest was fueled by a recent sharp gasoline price hike that was introduced by […]

US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants
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US Coalition asks Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Cities for Action, a coalition of more than 100 mayors and county executives from across the United States, is asking US President Barack Obama to draft policies to assist Caribbean immigrants before he leaves office this month. The group is asking Obama to commit to further […]

78-year-old man tied up and robbed at home
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78-year-old man tied up and robbed at home

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A 78-year-old man from Hattieville village was tied up inside his home and robbed around 12 a.m., on January 5. Reports are that Clinton Belisle, an unemployed of Hattieville village was inside his bedroom when four masked men forcibly entered his home. One of the men, […]