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Newborn thrown away in canal!
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Newborn thrown away in canal!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A newborn infant boy, wrapped in plastic with his umbilical cord still attached, was thrown into the canal and discovered floating in the dirty water on Thursday morning near the corner of South and West Canal streets. A City Council worker, Julian Jimenez, who was […]

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Blood bank drying up, No blood for patients

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The supply of blood at the Belize National Blood Transfusion Service, (BNBTS) otherwise known as the blood bank, is critically low, and health authorities say it will potentially affect patients in need of a blood transfusion if the situation gets any worse. In a memo […]

Increased security measures for US-bound travellers
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Increased security measures for US-bound travellers

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Travellers flying from Belize to the United States via the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will have to undergo increased security checks, following a new policy being implemented by the United States. The increased security measures, put in place in the US government’s continued push […]

ComPol answers to Senate Committee
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ComPol answers to Senate Committee

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie was one of two senior officers who appeared before the Senate Special Select Committee this week. While Whylie’s name did not appear in the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report of the Immigration and Nationality Department for any wrong doing, the […]

Seine Bight woman killed in early  morning accident
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Seine Bight woman killed in early morning accident

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A woman was killed in an early morning accident near Seine Bight village on Thursday, while two others were injured and a teenage boy has been served with a Notice of Intended Prosecution for causing the accident. Around 6:00 a.m., on Thursday, 39-year-old Dorla Flores; […]

Suspected child killers charged with ‘cruelty’
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Suspected child killers charged with ‘cruelty’

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Anke and David Doehm, the Americans accused of killing their adopted daughter in San Pedro, were charged with ‘cruelty to a child’ in relation to the death of 13-year-old Faye Lin Cannon on Thursday and were remanded to the Belize Central Prison, while the murder […]

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Defense Ministry not bothered by BDF equipment in civilian hands

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Neither the Belize Defense Force nor the Ministry of Defense is conducting any investigation into how a Mexican national and an Orange Walk resident came into possession of almost 100 BDF uniforms and other BDF equipment. Both the BDF and the Ministry have said that […]

Cops bust 25 lbs of weed in BPMS van
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Cops bust 25 lbs of weed in BPMS van

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Orange Walk police, based on intelligence gathered by the department, made a bust of 25 pounds of marijuana being transported by a Belize Package and Mail Service (BPMS) driver in one of the popular courier service’s company vans this week. Thirty-one-year-old Jose Garcia, the driver […]

Two more ministers before Senate Committee
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Two more ministers before Senate Committee

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Two more seated Cabinet ministers testified before the Senate Special Select Committee this week: Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Manuel Heredia Jr., and Minister of Works, Rene Montero. The ministers took the witness stand on Wednesday to answer for recommendations they made for nationality, […]

Murders, major crime down, says ComPol; but so are arrests
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Murders, major crime down, says ComPol; but so are arrests

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The crime statistics for 2017, at least up to the end of June, show that major crimes are down, compared to the end of June, 2016. The Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, shared the numbers with the media on Tuesday, and his boss, Minister of […]