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PUP condemns heckling during Senate Hearing; writes to House Speaker

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Last week’s heckling during the Senate proceedings by UDP operatives and Mace Bearer, Brian “Yellowman” Audinett in the National Assembly building has prompted the People’s United Party (PUP) to fire off a letter to the Speaker of the House, Laura Longsworth.   In it, […]

PSU President Eldred Neal suspended from union
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PSU President Eldred Neal suspended from union

By Michelle Sutherland     President of the Public Service Union (PSU) Eldred Neal has been suspended from his post, following the release of a recording in which Neal made derogatory remarks against the Garifuna community.   The PSU’s Council of Management met in Belmopan last Friday, where 11 out […]

Frequent liquor consumption can cause breast cancer, study suggests
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Frequent liquor consumption can cause breast cancer, study suggests

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   While some centenarians claim that small amounts of liquor may be good for longevity, a new study suggests that alcohol – even wine – consumed frequently can increase the risk of breast cancer.  The World Cancer Research Fund states that even half a glass […]

Crime

Decomposed body of Salvadorian farmer found in lagoon

By Michelle Sutherland   On Sunday, Belmopan police extracted the decomposed body of a Salvadorian farmer out of a lagoon near the Santander Sugar mill in the Cayo District.   Shortly after 5:00 p.m. that day, Belmopan police were alerted of a dead body floating in the Colorado Lagoon. Upon […]

Body of drowned woman recovered in Bermudian Landing
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Body of drowned woman recovered in Bermudian Landing

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   A woman who went swimming with her boyfriend drowned in the Belize River near the Baboon Sanctuary in Bermudian Landing on Sunday afternoon.   Denia Zelaya, 23, a Honduran who lived on Cemetery Road in Belize City, reportedly went with her boyfriend, Police Constable […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

A lot of us were astounded when the Barrow government announced it was considering an offer from the Ashcroft Group to build a deep water port for Belize using the existing Belize Port structure by extending it to deeper water. A deep water port out in the open, subject to  […]

Popular DJ shot dead!
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Popular DJ shot dead!

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A popular Belize City DJ, 42-year-old Ian “Hard Rock” Bennett, was shot as many as nine times on Wednesday night near his home on Central American Boulevard. He died  shortly after being hit. Bennett was sitting under a bus stop, which was only a stone’s […]

Killer bees sting elderly woman to death
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Killer bees sting elderly woman to death

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter   A 60-year-old woman was stung to death by Africanized killer bees on Wednesday afternoon at the Arm of Love Primary School compound in San Ignacio town, Cayo.   Around 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon, Cruz Raquel Chan, of the Trench Town area in San Ignacio […]

US Embassy taking note of Minister’s misappropriation of donations
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US Embassy taking note of Minister’s misappropriation of donations

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The US Embassy says it is aware of reports of inappropriate use of the Coast Guard boats, gifted to Belize by the US government, and that it is gathering additional information in response to the allegations. The embassy’s statement was in direct response to questions […]

Pastor Louis Wade claims bogus charge by Minister’s son
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Pastor Louis Wade claims bogus charge by Minister’s son

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Pastor Louis Wade, owner of Plus TV, was arraigned in the San Ignacio Magistrate Court last Friday, on charges stemming from an incident last November involving a Minister’s son. Wade, however, refutes the allegations against him and says the charges are bogus and politically motivated. […]