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Cops say they find no fault in Fonseca

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police investigators associated with the investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds at the Belize City Council by its former Mayor David Fonseca, said this week there is no evidence to link Fonseca with any crime. The Belize City Council Mayor Zenaida Moya, filed a […]

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Court gives Narda Garcia thumbs down!Will not interfere with Senate Committee verdict

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Former SSB CEO, Narda Garcia Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh has turned down an application by Narda Garcia, former CEO of the Social Security Board, for Judicial Review. Garcia, who was dismissed from her job earlier this year, for failing to measure up to her […]

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U.B. apologizes, but denies allegations of cover-up!

The President of the University of Belize, Dr. Corinth Lewis, has apologized to two women students who were drugged and raped in their dormitories by two male students, but she insists that there was no attempt on the part of the administration to cover up the scandal. “The University states […]

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Sell! Sell! Big growers urge

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Controversy swirling around the proposed sale of 46% of the shares in Belize’s only citrus processing plant, took centre stage on Saturday last October 28, in the Pomona Valley of the Stann Creek District. Partial buy-out A majority of some 200 plus growers who […]

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Bert Forman, pioneering Belizean, dead at 78

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Bert Jay Forman, one of Belize’s pioneers in the fishing industry, passed away on Saturday last October 28, at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. He was 78. A number of family members and friends, including veteran fishermen, gathered for funeral services […]

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Cops busted for Free Zone offence

Two police officers have been charged for attempting to smuggle uncustomed goods into Corozal; following a search of their vehicle carried out by custom officials. The report of a theft being committed at the Corozal Free Zone led two police officers to the zone on Thursday last, October 26 shortly […]

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Diabetes in Belize Karl Heusner leads the way!

By Lisbeth Ayuso Anyone who has lost a toe or a foot because of diabetes knows how traumatic that experience can be. The impact of diabetes and its complications on the individual and the family can be staggering. Recently, Belize carried out a nationwide prevalence study of diabetes. The data […]

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Thieves raid Adventist Mission$64,000 taken in cash?

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Adventist Mission offices at #3 A Street in King’s Park. Thieves made off with more than $64,000 in cash from the Adventist Seventh Day Mission King’s Park office in Belize City over the weekend. The church treasurer, Abilio Sima, reported to police he discovered […]

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Halloween prankster robs J&B’s security guard of 2 guns

By Joseph Stamp Romero – Staff Reporter Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery, in which a security guard was strong armed and relieved of his gun by a man that was parading as a goblin on Halloween night. A security reported to Police that around 6:45 P.M. […]

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SPEAR poll says Belizeans are not happy with the P.M. – tell me something I don’t know?

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor In October 2005 the Society for the Promotion of Education and Research, SPEAR conducted their first Voice of the People Poll. On Tuesday, they revisited the idea, in the form of an anniversary poll which sampled the perceptions of the Belizean electorate for early […]