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Woman shot in San Pedro
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Woman shot in San Pedro

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   A woman was shot in the San Mateo area of San Pedro on Saturday. Police say they were summoned to the residence of Amancia Martinez, 39, a hair braider who reported that around midnight on Saturday,  Martinez reported to police that she went home […]

Man accidentally jumps to his death
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Man accidentally jumps to his death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   A man accidentally jumped off a pier to his death in Caye Caulker on Friday, after he disregarded warning from bystanders. Police say that sometime before 5:00 p.m., Friday, Kenworth Castro, 22, of Bahia area, Caye Caulker, was swinging under a palapa at KoKoKing. The bystanders […]

GOB’s Press Director walks free of manslaughter charge
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GOB’s Press Director walks free of manslaughter charge

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Dorian Pakeman, 35, the Government’s Press Director walked free of a manslaughter charge last Friday, after the case fell apart in court. The victim’s common-law wife, Sherla Adolphus wrote a letter to the prosecution, expressing her wish to not continue with the case, and […]

Police detain wife for stabbing death of husband
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Police detain wife for stabbing death of husband

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   A fight between a husband and a wife has ended in death, and police have detained the wife for the killing of her husband. The incident happened on Friday in front of a restaurant in Seine Bight village, Stann Creek where Glenn Ramirez, 32, was […]

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Taiwan’s Participation is Vital to Global Influenza Pandemic

The following letter was written by Taiwan’s Minister of Health, Dr. Chen Shih-chu Taiwan’s Participation is Vital to Global Influenza Pandemic   Disease knows no borders. Only by working together, leaving no one out, can we adequately address the challenges of emerging infectious diseases, which have been made all the more […]

Police investigate two fires
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Police investigate two fires

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Police are investigating two fires that took place just an hour apart – one in Ladyville and the other in Orange Walk. The first blaze occurred just before midnight on Wednesday at the second entrance to Burrell Boom village, where police say they saw two […]

Man set on fire!
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Man set on fire!

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was set on fire by two others early this morning in Belize City. Police gave very sketchy details of the incident, only saying they saw the victim, Dorien Reneau, 35, at 12:35 a.m., at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Reneau had burn injuries […]

Police charge man for setting father’s house on fire
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Police charge man for setting father’s house on fire

  By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have charged Roy Bennett Mangar, 45, of Santa Maria Street, Orange Walk with “arson”following a fire that destroyed his father’s house. Lincoln Pratt, 58, a security guard of Chips Alley, Louisiana area, Orange Walk town told police that he was on duty at around […]

Traffic accident on Placencia road claims one life
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Traffic accident on Placencia road claims one life

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who resided in Maya Beach, Stann Creek is dead after the motorcycle he was driving reportedly slammed into a vehicle on the Placencia road on Saturday. The incident happened between miles 20 and 21 on the Placencia road and involved a grey four-door […]

Your blood type may determine how you die
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Your blood type may determine how you die

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, a recent study suggests. The research conducted in The Netherlands shows that the reason for this could be because lower levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people […]