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Belize’s borders not recognized, Foreign Minister says
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Belize’s borders not recognized, Foreign Minister says

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize’s borders are not recognized, not by Guatemala or the international community, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington said last week. Elrington was speaking to reporters following the visit to Belize by Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro. “We have got to complete […]

NEMO provides homes for Albert fire victims
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NEMO provides homes for Albert fire victims

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Fire victims in the Albert constituency this week received new homes provided by the Ministry responsible for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). On Monday, Minister responsible for NEMO, Edmond Castro handed out the homes to three families who lost their homes in the Conch […]

Introducing Barton Middleton
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Introducing Barton Middleton

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Senate Select Committee learned this week, that the mysterious “Mr. Middleton,” who has been named in several testimonies as a key player in a visa fraud scheme being investigated at the Immigration and Nationality Department, is Barton Lee Middleton of Orange Walk. Immigration Officer, […]

A billion more in debt! Legacy forecasts
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A billion more in debt! Legacy forecasts

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize needs structural reforms to avoid racking up another $1 billion in debt, according to projections made by financial advisory firm, Legacy Fund Ltd. On Thursday, Legacy, in collaboration with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), held its quarterly meeting with the private […]

NTUCB gets new president
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NTUCB gets new president

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Christian Workers Union (CWO) General Secretary, Floyd Neal, is the new president of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB). Neal took up the position at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the NTUCB, held on Saturday, March 18. Neal had only one opponent for […]

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GOB gets 10 million US poverty alleviation cash

By Michelle Sutherland The Government of Belize, this week, got a US $10 million loan through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to provide services to poor and vulnerable communities across Belize. The loan, which was recently approved, is to support the strengthening of the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF), which […]

Brother hacks sister to death
Crime

Brother hacks sister to death

By Michelle Sutherland A young Belize City mother was gruesomely chopped to death on Sunday night, allegedly by her own brother Elijah Blake, who was been detained by police for the shocking murder. The incident happened outside of 29-year-old Julian Blake’s St. Peter’s street home. Police say that on March […]

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., near the Mayemal curve at mile 57. Bull reportedly tried to overtake a sugarcane truck, and crashed into a white Ford Ranger, driven by 31-year-old Hernan Cortez. Cortez was traveling in the opposite direction at the time and crashed in  a head on collision with Bull, who sustained massive injuries and died on the spot. Eyewitnesses said that Bull’s body was violently flung from his motorcycle before smashing into the pavement a few yards from the crash site. Police have not disclosed whether or not Cortez will be criminally charged for the accident.
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By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., near the Mayemal curve at mile 57. Bull reportedly tried to overtake a sugarcane truck, and crashed into a white Ford Ranger, driven by 31-year-old Hernan Cortez. Cortez was traveling in the opposite direction at the time and crashed in a head on collision with Bull, who sustained massive injuries and died on the spot. Eyewitnesses said that Bull’s body was violently flung from his motorcycle before smashing into the pavement a few yards from the crash site. Police have not disclosed whether or not Cortez will be criminally charged for the accident.

By Michelle Sutherland A Punta Gorda man is in police custody after he allegedly shot his brother by accident during a hunting trip this week. Leonardo Cus, 21, allegedly shot his brother, 31-year-old Geraldo Cus once to the chest, causing him to die, around 8:00 on Tuesday night after the […]

Orange Walk man dies in RTA
Crime

Orange Walk man dies in RTA

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter A 23-year-old man from Orange Walk died in a road traffic accident this week, after his motorcycle collided into a white pickup truck. Matthew Bull, a resident of Yo Creek Village, was travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway towards Orange Walk Town, around 8:00 a.m., […]

Missing fisherman found dead at sea
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Missing fisherman found dead at sea

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The body of a 51-year-old fisherman of a Sandhill Village address, who was reported missing at sea earlier this week, was discovered floating near Alligator Caye on Wednesday night. Barrington Rosales’ lifeless body was discovered in a mangrove area on the southern section of Alligator […]