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Editorial

The year just ended has been traumatic for most working class Belizeans because of the high level of violence we have endured! One hundred and forty-two murders a year is a lot of carnage for a small country like Belize, especially when you consider that 34 percent of the population […]

$5 Million paid to Barrow and Company in 2017
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$5 Million paid to Barrow and Company in 2017

Two images shared with the Reporter by a credible source, purportedly screenshots of government’s Smart Stream system, through which all government payments are made, indicate that GOB paid more than $5.3 million in 2017 alone to Barrow and Company, the law-firm of Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s brother, Denys. The images […]

PUC audit shows outrageous spending of public funds
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PUC audit shows outrageous spending of public funds

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Reporter has received copies of a letter of representation which suggests that there has been outrageous spending of public funds by the government’s utility monitoring agency, the Public Utilities Commission, some of which an auditor suggested did not appear to be PUC-related. The letter, […]

The Ahmad murder – the story behind the story
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The Ahmad murder – the story behind the story

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Shocking information surfaced this week over the Thursday, December 28th murder of barber, Fareed Ahmad, 38, when screenshots of text messages emerged, purportedly sent from one member of the Police Department’s Special Assignment Team (SAT) to another member, discussing what appears to have been a […]

Gang feud explodes, two dead one injured
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Gang feud explodes, two dead one injured

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Police say there is a possibility that the string of violence which has left two men dead and one injured may be the result of an ongoing feud between rival gangs in the Pink’s Alley and Victoria Street areas. Officer Commanding the Crimes Investigation Branch […]

Man critical following stabbing in Corozal
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Man critical following stabbing in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A stabbing incident in the Corozal district has left a man in a critical condition. According to police, sometime around 2:30 this morning, they responded to a report of a stabbing in Louisville village, where they saw Alejandro Yam in an unconscious state, suffering from […]

First murder recorded for 2018
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First murder recorded for 2018

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The year 2018 has seen its first murder, coming just hours after 2017’s last murder – that of Fredrick Smith on Antelope Street Extension. The new year’s first victim is Leon Garcia, who was stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen sometime around 3:30 […]

Murder victim identified
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Murder victim identified

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The man who was shot dead on Antelope Street Extension last night has been identified. Police say he is Fredrick Smith, 22, of Belize City. Smith was discovered around 10:40 p.m., lying face up in a drain on Antelope Street Extension in the Collet area. […]

Murder on Antelope Street Extension
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Murder on Antelope Street Extension

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Unconfirmed but reliable reports are that a man was murdered before midnight last night in Belize City. Police have acknowledged that a shooting happened on Antelope Street Extension in the Collet area, but reliable reports are that the man died at the scene and was […]

Woman police constable charged with murder of Fareed Ahmad
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Woman police constable charged with murder of Fareed Ahmad

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police, this afternoon, informed that they have arrested and charged Woman Police Constable, Michelle Brown, with the murder of popular barber, Fareed Ahmad. Brown, a member of the Department’s Special Assignment Team (SAT), formerly the Strike Team, was the prime suspect. She had been found […]