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Dawson draws hung jury at second murder trial

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The second murder trial of 25-year old Jamie Dawson, Of Faber’s Road in the city, charged with the shooting death of Maurice Neal ended on Friday last, February 24 with a hung jury. A 12-member jury of four women and eight men, deliberated for […]

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American tourist drowns at Hol Chan

Police do not suspect foul play in the death of 65-year-old American tourist Deanne Lois Kennedy of Portland U.S.A. Kennedy who was a guest at Captain Morgan’s Retreat on the island of San Pedro experienced difficulty when she went snorkeling with a team of tourist at the Hol Chan Marine […]

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Court orders $10,000 penalty for bad-mouth letter

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Belize City businesswoman Kay Menzies of Karl H. Menzies and Company, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $10,000.00 in damages for bad mouthing certified accountant Cedric Flowers. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Awich made the ruling earlier this month, after he was […]

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Adrian Faux wins Santino’s Over-35 National Road Championships

By William Ysaguirre – Freelance Writer San Ignacio, February 26, 2006 Adrian Faux of Team Santino’s won the men’s over-35 National Road Championships organised by the Santino’s Bike Club under the auspices of the Belize Cycling Association on Sunday, February 26. Faux completed the 75-mile ride from the starting point […]

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24 Belize athletes participate in C. American Games

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association announces it is sending a delegation of 24 Belizeans Athletes to the VIII Central American Games which will be hosted this year in five Central American capitals. While Belize is not hosting a discipline, only participating, Salvador is not taking part. To care […]

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Viola Myles, vibrant and active at age 103

Seventy-seven years ago at age 29 she came to Belize via steamer from Jamaica as a missionary sister for the Salvation Army. Today at age 103 she is Belize’s most celebrated centen-arian.Viola Myles has lost none of her missionary zeal and none of the love she bears for Belize and […]

General

Resorts for sale! Are investors abandoning Belize?

A well-known web site in Belize announces that the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City is for sale for U.S. $15 million. The Maruba Resort and Spa in Maskall is also for sale and so is Rum Point Inn in Placencia and the Yacht Club of San […]

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Boca’s golden bridge: a stunning achievement!

An impressive new bridge inaugurated on Saturday last, February 25, stands as a tribute to the enterprise and ingenuity of Area Representative Manuel Heredia and the San Pedro Town Board under the leadership of Mayor Elsa Paz. The bridge, a long-held dream of San Pedranos, ever since Hurricane Hattie widen […]

Crime

Robert Hertular convicted of threats

A cocaine trafficker who claimed ties to a Colombian terrorist group was convicted Wednesday on charges he threatened to kill federal agents stationed in Belize. A federal jury also convicted Robert James Hertular of conspiring to import large quantities of cocaine into the United States. Hertular was arrested in Belize […]

Crime

Big black gunman took away child’s bike

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A man who used a gun to rob a seven year-old boy of his bicycle is being hunted by the police. Kevin Garcia was just about to put his aunt’s bicycle on the verandah of her house at # 51 Iguana Street last Friday […]