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Media assaulted and threatened by political thugs
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Media assaulted and threatened by political thugs

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The media, this week, came under assault in the National Assembly for the second time in recent months as United Democratic Party (UDP) loyalists openly threatened and assaulted members of the press in front of police, with no action taken against them. The incident has […]

Popular musician killed in bitter love triangle
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Popular musician killed in bitter love triangle

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A popular musician and son of a former minister of government, Lascelle Martinez was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon while his girlfriend was also stabbed as a result of a bitter love triangle. Authorities are currently seeking Simon Lino, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, […]

PSU President Eldred Neal under mounting pressure to step down
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PSU President Eldred Neal under mounting pressure to step down

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Members of the Board of Management for the Public Service Union (PSU) have asked PSU President Eldred Neal to resign, following the public release of two secretly recorded conversations where he made derogatory remarks about Garifuna people. Nine out of the 15 board members, some […]

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Guatemalan gold panner falls to his death in Chiquibul

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldiers have retrieved the body of  a Guatemalan civilian, Marvin Chac Pap, 18, who reportedly fell to his death in the Chiquibul National Park on Monday night. The first report that there was an incident involving Guatemalans in the Chiquibul came […]

Gas up again! Dollar-fifty vans on the way?
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Gas up again! Dollar-fifty vans on the way?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter As the price per gallon of fuel continues to rise, dollar van operators are contemplating raising the price of their service to remain in business. On Thursday, May 11, the Government of Belize, through the Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS), announced the changes to Premium […]

Penner: “Don’t ask me about Kim”
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Penner: “Don’t ask me about Kim”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Former Minister of State in the Immigration Department, Elvin Penner testified before the Senate Select Committee this week and refused to answer any questions regarding South Korean national, Wong Hong Kim. Penner told the Committee that he would only answer the questions he felt were […]

Magistrate Norman Rodriguez charged with rape; dodges media
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Magistrate Norman Rodriguez charged with rape; dodges media

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor After weeks of  rumours that a sitting magistrate was accused of rape,  the police Wednesday formally laid the charge against city magistrate , Norman Rodriguez, 47, for an incident that allegedly occurred at his home on Alejo Beni Street in Dangriga on April 11. But […]

Calm in Belize City streets shattered
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Calm in Belize City streets shattered

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The sense of calm that has eased upon Belize City for the past few weeks has been shattered following the latest murder on  the south side Thursday night. Shortly after 9:00 p.m on Thursday, a young man, identified as Michael Bonilla, was riding a bicycle […]

PM hinting early retirement?
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PM hinting early retirement?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s address at the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual General Meeting has many speculating that he may be going into early retirement. “Since this will be my last opportunity to address your annual gathering, I close by saying how thankful […]

Missing Belmopan teacher feared dead
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Missing Belmopan teacher feared dead

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Concern is mounting for Pamela Lino as friends and family seek answers after her Kia Sportage was involved in a highspeed chase on the George Price Highway early Tuesday morning. The car  was later found burnt with a charred human body in the back seat, […]