Weekend News

Contraband caught before reaching Belize City
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Contraband caught before reaching Belize City

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A joint operation by the Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT) and police officers from Precinct III proved successful in the confiscation of a variety of contraband cigarettes and whiskey before they reached Belize City. Police received a tip and they and MIT personnel apprehended Alfred Edward […]

Teacher jailed for having sex with student
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Teacher jailed for having sex with student

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A teacher was remanded to the Hattieville prison on a charge of having ‘unlawful sexual intercourse’ with a 15 year-old student. The teacher is Eric Mazin, 24, who teaches at Mopan Technical high school in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo. San Ignacio police have been […]

Toddler drowns in pit latrine
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Toddler drowns in pit latrine

By Michelle Sutherlamd, Staff Reporter A baby of the Maya Mopan area, Belmopan fell into an outdoor pit latrine and drowned. The incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, when the little girl, 17-month-old Teresa Coy went missing. Her mother, Teresa Teul, 26, told police that the baby was […]

Man shot 7 weeks ago dies
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Man shot 7 weeks ago dies

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A man who was shot in the head over seven weeks ago has died of the gunshot injury. 23-year-old Hammon Lemoth, a barber, succumed on Thursday morning. Lemoth was cutting a client’s hair inside One Love barber shop on Central American Boulevard on May 23, […]

San Pedro residents hold protest over girl’s death
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San Pedro residents hold protest over girl’s death

Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following up on their word, San Pedro residents held an official protest on the island on Saturday, calling for justice after the death 13-year-old Faye Lynn Cannon. The residents had tried to hold the protest on Friday, but because they didn’t have a permit, they had […]

CARICOM reaches consensus on next step with Venezuela
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CARICOM reaches consensus on next step with Venezuela

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Leaders from throughout the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) who attended the 38th annual summit in Grenada this weekend, have reached consensus on their next step on Venezuela, as well as ways to strengthen the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, […]

Another weekend road fatality
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Another weekend road fatality

Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Police are trying to find out the identity of a man that was involved in the weekend’s second fatal road traffic accident that took place on the Phillip Goldson highway. Police reported that at around 4:30 this morning, 37-year-old Anthony Humes was driving his Wingle pickup […]

Murder on “La Isla”
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Murder on “La Isla”

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor San Pedro police have reported the murder of an unidentified man on the island late Saturday night. Police say they responded to the scene of a shooting incident on Seagrapes Drive sometime around 11:15 p.m., where they saw the body of the man. It had […]

Young woman dies in RTA
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Young woman dies in RTA

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A young woman is dead after the vehicle in which she travelled turned over on the Hummingbird highway Saturday night. Oscar Corado, 32, of Teakettle village, Cayo, told police he was driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck in the company of Damarias Ralac, 19, a […]

Border management in Belize gets upgrade
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Border management in Belize gets upgrade

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Border management services in Belize reached an important milestone this week, following the upgrade of the Personal Identification and Registration System (PIRS) and Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) software. According to the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM), the upgrades to the PIRS/MIDAS will […]