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Gastroenteritis cases on the rise, says MOH
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Gastroenteritis cases on the rise, says MOH

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Health issued an advisory this week, warning Belizeans that there have been increased cases of gastroenteritis reported during the month of December. The MOH noted that a number of people have been observed with symptoms ranging from diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever; noting […]

Biological father of children adopted by Doehms win custody of them
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Biological father of children adopted by Doehms win custody of them

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor David Canon, the biological father of the surviving sisters of Faye Lin Canon, 13, who died in the custody of Anke Doehm and her now deceased husband, David Doehm, now has full custody of the other three girls. Canon won custody of the minors during […]

Let there be light in Cayo – 4 villages being connected
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Let there be light in Cayo – 4 villages being connected

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor More than 300 families in four communities in the Cayo district will soon have electricity after the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) connected those areas to the national grid last week. The power lines being installed in San Marcos, Los Tambos, Selena, and Santa Teresita replace […]

BELIZE’S HIGH MURDER RATE SHOULD NOT REMAIN STATUS QUO
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BELIZE’S HIGH MURDER RATE SHOULD NOT REMAIN STATUS QUO

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter ⦁ Jules Vasquez, 7 News Director told Police Minister Elodio Aragon, Jr.: “Is it a disappointment to end the year [with] 139 by my humble count, 138 by yours…” ⦁ Aragon replied: “I am not disappointed… this is the reality of things, but I am […]

Editorial

Happy New Year

All over the world at this time people are making plans to welcome the new year. It is a practice of universal appeal. We have no trouble at all letting go of the old year, and we wait up beyond midnight, counting down the inexorable seconds to greet the new […]

Intrigue surrounds barber’s death Family questions police involvement
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Intrigue surrounds barber’s death Family questions police involvement

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Well-known barber, Fareed Ahmad, 38, was shot dead on Thursday inside his BMW SUV in Hattieville in the company of a female police officer who also sustained injuries. News of Ahmad’s death was followed by an outpouring of friends and family mourning his death on […]

Teacher found with his throat  slashed inside apartment
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Teacher found with his throat slashed inside apartment

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Desmond Lewis, a 35-year-old teacher from Dangriga, was found dead early Thursday morning inside an apartment on Antelope Street Extension in Belize City with his throat slashed. According to police, cops arrived at the apartment before 3:00 a.m., and found Lewis in a kneeling position […]

Is Chief Justice saying goodbye?
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Is Chief Justice saying goodbye?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Amidst Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s push to deliver numerous overdue judgments, there are reports that he may possibly leave Belize to take up a senior post in Guyana’s judiciary. Several Guyanese media houses have reported that Benjamin is the top pick to become the next […]

Strangled to death! Murder or suicide?
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Strangled to death! Murder or suicide?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Police are still trying to determine whether 55-year-old American tourist, Kimberly Lin Stephens, committed suicide or was murdered following the discovery of her body on the Placencia road over the Christmas weekend. Police found Stephens’ body inside a rented Mitsubishi SUV in a vacant property […]

Treasury clerk charged for  stealing from a Magistrate Court
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Treasury clerk charged for stealing from a Magistrate Court

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A secondary class clerk attached to the Treasury Department in Belize City was charged this week for theft in connection with funds that went missing from the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court late last month. After a month of investigating, police charged David Lord, 29, for […]