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Bloody accident: 2 dead, 2 injured & 2 escaped unhurt

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Two men, George Lewis Sr., 35, and Bernard Sutherland Sr., 50, were flung to their deaths shortly after 4:00 P.M. on Saturday last, February 19, when the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned on the approach to Bert Lewis and Sutherland were travelling […]

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Red Cross raises $49,000 for Tsunami relief

The Belize Red Cross has submitted $49,317 to the Asian Tsunami Relief Appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. On February 18 the Red Cross decided that although donations are still coming in, due to the enormity of the disaster, to send what had […]

Crime

Court of Appeal frees C

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Albino Garc?a, 22, a Corozal man walked scot free from a five-year conviction of carnal knowledge, he started serving three months ago. The three judges of the Court of Appeal ruled he was not guilty of the charges brought against him by a 15-year-old […]

Crime / Social

Privy Council upsets Caribbean Court of Justice legislation

The Privy Council in England has struck down the legal framework in Jamaica which paves the way for the Caribbean Court of Justice to become the Court of final appeal and successor to the Privy Council. The ruling caused consternation in Jamaica, where the Jamaica Court of Appeal had already […]

General / Social

Fallout from BTL fiasco: P.M. Musa take a double whammy!

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize This week Musa got some more bad news when the Supreme Court of Belize issued a declaration to prevent the Government of Belize from disposing of any of the Ashcroft shares. Two weeks ago the Government of Belize moved to oust the Prosser Board […]

Rotary International celebrates 100 years
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Rotary International celebrates 100 years

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Rotary International, the world Founder Paul Harris formed the first Rotary Club in Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. on February 23, 1905. To commemorate the event, the Rotary Clubs of Belize inaugurated a Rotary Four-Way Test monument at the second roundabout into the city on the […]

General / Social

Toledo has a good development plan…So why doesn

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher The most recent report on poverty in Belize, provided by U.N.D.P. the United Nations Development Programme, notes that 35% of the people of Belize are living in poverty. The poverty epidemic is especially hard on women, single mothers and children. The Toledo district is the […]

Crime / Social

Gunman shot by cops now fit to stand trial

An armed robbery suspect shot in both legs by police while trying to capture him, was charged with attempted murder and keeping an unlicenced firearm in the San Ignacio Magistrate Twenty-three year old Guillermo Tun, of Branch Mouth Village in the Cayo District, has spent the past two months in […]

General / Social

The race is on to 2006 & 2008

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The horse race has been announced. The first of two races gets underway officially on March 1, 2006, that On Sunday, February 20, the ruling People

Toddler, 4, found dead in refigerator
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Toddler, 4, found dead in refigerator

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Thurs. 24, Feb.A motherThe body was discovered after 4:00 P.M. today, February 24, in an old refrigerator that was lying horizontally on the floor in an abandoned house belonging to Lydia Polanco. He was found face down and in a kneeling position. The house […]