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Police warns against prowling con artist
Crime / Weekend News

Police warns against prowling con artist

By Marion V. Ali Belize City police have issued a warning to residents of Belize City following an increasing number of reports that a con artist is prowling around and posing as someone with different types of professions. The police advise especially senior citizens to be wary of anyone who […]

Robber shot following robbery at Scotiabank, Belmopan
Crime / Weekend News

Robber shot following robbery at Scotiabank, Belmopan

By Marion V. Ali Belmopan police are preparing charges against an alleged robber who brazenly robbed a customer inside Scotiabank in Belmopan before being shot upon his escape this morning. The incident occurred sometime after nine this morning when the customer was about to make a deposit inside the bank. […]

Earthquake rocks Mexico
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Earthquake rocks Mexico

By Marion V.Ali An earthquake on Wednesday, measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale and centred near Tecpan de Galeana in southern Guerrero state, or 190 miles south-west of Mexico City rocked several communities but caused no damage or injuries in its wake. A map provided by the BBC World News […]

Farmers of the Year recognized
General / Weekend News

Farmers of the Year recognized

By William G. Ysaguirre The Farmers of the Year received a plethora of prizes in a ceremony at the National Agriculture and Trade show this morning. At the opening ceremony on Friday evening Minister of State for Agriculture Hugo Patt sashed the three farmers: senior farmer Felix Esquivel of the […]

CARICOM meets to discuss teenage pregnancy
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CARICOM meets to discuss teenage pregnancy

By Alexis R. Milan Representatives from CARICOM member states met in St. Lucia this past week to discuss a strategy and plan of action to address the issue of teenage pregnancy in the region. The meeting is a consultation aimed at securing broad-based multi-stakeholder engagement and support before the framework […]

Uruguay to sell marijuana legally
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Uruguay to sell marijuana legally

By Marion V. Ali Uruguay will begin to produce and sell marijuana legally but people will be restricted to how much they can access. Licensed pharmacies will sell the drug for less than $1 a gram, with consumers allowed 40g (1.4oz) a month. Under the new bill, each family will […]

Officer Commanding Independence Police Formation dies
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Officer Commanding Independence Police Formation dies

By Marion V. Ali The Belize Police Department is mourning the passing of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alton Alvarez. Alvarez, who headed the Independence Police Formation, died on Friday night, the apparent victim of a heart attack. Alvarez was for many years the Officer Commanding the Intermediate Southern Formation in […]

Crime / Weekend News

Friday night shooting leaves one dead, several injured

By Alexis R. Milan One man is dead and several more are injured after a gunman fired several shots at a group in an apartment after 10 p.m. on Friday on Antelope Street extension. Julian Willoughby, 21, was killed in the shooting and four other people were also wounded, including […]

Children murdered in Honduras for refusal to join gangs
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Children murdered in Honduras for refusal to join gangs

By Marion V. Ali At least seven children have been murdered after refusing to join criminal gangs in Honduras. In the most recent incident, police found the body of a seven-year-old boy who appeared to have been tortured. Authorities found his 13-year-old brother dead a day before. The crimes took […]

General / Weekend News

NICH raises the bar for National Song Competition

By Alexis R. Milan The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through the National Celebrations Commission (NCC) launched its annual song competition this week. NICH says that heavier emphasis will be placed on lyrical content this year. President of NICH and co-chair of the NCC, Diane Haylock explained that […]