Weekend News

US president meets with Central American leaders
Weekend News / World

US president meets with Central American leaders

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Leaders from Central America have informed US President Barack Obama that they are working on a “comprehensive plan” that will look at why their youths are migrating to the United States. The meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala tok place at […]

Dr Alvaro Rosado clarifies
General / Weekend News

Dr Alvaro Rosado clarifies

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Since Thursday’s press conference at which Bruce Sanchez Sr., and his son, Bruce Jr., Accused Drs. Alvaro and Dorla Rosado of misappropriation, the wife and husband fired back. The conflict over the Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Foundation, formed in honor of Ariel Rosado, the couple’s […]

Powerful Colombian drug lord arrested in Spain
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Powerful Colombian drug lord arrested in Spain

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Hernan Alonso Villa, also known as “el Raton” is in Spanish police custody after he was arrested on a road in southern Spain following a month-long tracking operation. He is suspected of being head of a gang of 200 people linked to international drug trafficking […]

Crime / Weekend News

Police: Evangelist’s murder appears to be robbery

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police say they believe that the murder of Oscar John Lambey, 28, was the result of robbery. Police base their theory on the fact that Lambey’s pants pockets were turned out when they moved his corpse on Friday morning. Lambey’s body was found in an […]

Man’s body found in pond
Accidents/Drownings / Weekend News

Man’s body found in pond

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police.on Friday night retrieved the body of an elderly man in La Democracia Village. Police told The Reporter that the body of the elderly man, not yet identified, was discovered in a pond in the village. No further details are available at this time, except […]

Fire officials believe Friday night blaze was “accidental”
Fires / Weekend News

Fire officials believe Friday night blaze was “accidental”

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Fire officials say that the cause of Friday night’s fire at 225 Prince Street that left 10 persons homeless was “accidental”. A fire official who spoke to The Reporter on Saturday said that thr blaze was likely started by a child playing with a lighter […]

Weekend News / World

Bolivia has introduced a new legal working age of 10 years old, provided the children are self-employed and also attend school. The new law also permits 12-year-olds to be contracted to work with parental iauthorisation. The legislation sets harsher punishment, however, for violence against children, with a 30-year jail sentence […]

Crime / Weekend News

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Police are investigating at least two shootings over the weekend, one of which claimed the life of Julio Mendoza. Mondoza, who was socialising with friends on Raccoon Street on Friday night, was shot in the head. He reportedly died on Saturday. Meanwhile, a shooting during […]

Education curriculum to include traffic safety
Weekend News

Education curriculum to include traffic safety

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Traffic education will soon be an integral part of the school curricula in Belize. This will form a part of the newly ratified Education Sector Strategy. According to the Belize Road Safety Demonstration Corridor Project, traffic education has become a priority area because statistics indicate […]

Brazil police arrest looters before World Cup final
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Brazil police arrest looters before World Cup final

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazilian police on Sunday arrested 21 persons who they say were charged with being part of an rarmed gang involved in vandalism during demonstrations in the past. The police disclosed banners, gas masks, shin pads, and a loaded revolver which they said they seized during […]