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Belize City man stabbed in Roaring Creek village
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Belize City man stabbed in Roaring Creek village

By Michelle Sutherland A weekend visit to Roaring Creek village in the Cayo district has left a Belize City man recovering from multiple stab wound injuries he sustained during an altercation with two village men. The victim, identified as an attendant in the Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner […]

Toddler falls into pit and drowns
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Toddler falls into pit and drowns

By Michelle Sutherland A family from the Maya Mopan area of Belmopan City is grieving the death of a female toddler after she fell into an outside latrine pit and drowned late last Thursday evening. At around 5:00 p.m. on July 13,17-month-old Teresa Coy was playing with some of her […]

US citizen dies in weekend traffic accident
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US citizen dies in weekend traffic accident

By Michelle Sutherland An 18-year-old American national who was vacationing in Belize died over the weekend after he was involved in a traffic accident on the Southern Highway. Devin Robert Merrell died around midday on Saturday, July 15, near the junction to the Bocawena National Park in Silk Grass village. […]

Man loses life while trying to defend female friend
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Man loses life while trying to defend female friend

By Michelle Sutherland A Belize City man is dead after he was stabbed once to the left side of his chest with an 11 inch blade while trying to assist a female friend who was involved in a dispute with another man. Phillip Michael Samuels, 31, was socializing with a […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

This week Belize had the satisfaction of hearing from the Inter American Investment Corporation, which came to tell us that it wants to help us to expand the private sector. The Inter American Investment Corporation, a member of the Inter American Development Bank, is committed to the development of Latin […]

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; […]