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Man shot Friday

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two men were shot on Friday night. Police say that sometime before 8:00 p.m., Marlon Tevin Garbutt, 21, of #130 Vernon Street was shot in the right foot. Garbutt was reportedly socializing in front of Gian Nei Chinese shop at #89 Vernon Street when he […]

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Fatal shooting claims tour guide’s life; two more men shot in city

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A tour guide of the Cayo district was shot and killed at the western border on Thursday night. Police say that about 8:50 that night, Carlos Manzanero was at Larios’ when he was shot in the abdomen, left hand and right knee Manzanero was from […]

Police find body of missing Belize City taxi driver
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Police find body of missing Belize City taxi driver

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police on Sunday night confirmed that a body found on the George Price highway is that of Elbert Gillett, 66, a taxi driver of Belize City who was reported missing last Wednesday. Gillett’s badly decomposed body was discovered just past the entrance to the Belizean […]

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Burnt body of female found in Belmopan

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter There are reports that a partially burnt body of a female was discovered near a dumpsite in Belmopan late Saturday evening. Unofficial reports are that at around 2:00 p.m., a female body with its head completely burnt off was discovered near the Belmopan dumpsite. There […]

Murder in Hattieville!
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Murder in Hattieville!

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A Hattieville resident was fatally shot by an unknown gunman on Saturday night, while he was sitting on his varanda. Police say that at around 8:55 p.m., 35 year-old Michael Usher was sitting outside his house on a bucket, at a Foster Drive address when […]

Ministry of Agriculture gets new CEO
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Ministry of Agriculture gets new CEO

Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to its Ministry. Dr. Percival Cho has been appointed to the post and will work sprcifically with Minister Omar Figueroa. Cho will have […]

Belize City taxi driver missing
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Belize City taxi driver missing

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize City police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a taxi driver, after he was reported missing on Friday morning by his daughter. Twenty-nine-year-old Karen Gillett told police that on Thursday March 9, at around 11:00 p.m., her father 66-year-old Elbert Gillett, […]

Belize represented at Ministerial Council meeting in Cuba
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Belize represented at Ministerial Council meeting in Cuba

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Belize was present at the 22nd session of the Ordinary Meeting of Ministerial Council, held in Havana, Cuba on March 10, 2017. The meeting was held by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), and highlighted the works that the Secretariat has undertaken, with the aim […]

Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef
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Environmentalists present petition to Prime Minister to protect Belize Barrier Rkeef

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter Amidst a torrential downpour, key environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered at the foot of the National Assembly building in Belmopan today to present over 265,000 petitions to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, for the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef. The online petition, which was launched […]

Belize attends first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London
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Belize attends first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize had representation at the first ever Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London on March 9 and 10. Jose Alpuche, CEO in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, as well as Belize’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Perla Perdomo, and Dylan Vernon, Ambassador […]