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Butane tank explodes; household appliances destroyed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A pastor and his family members are homeless after the butane gas tank at their house exploded on Tuesday morning, destroying their household appliances and completely scorching the interior of the building they once called hom
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Butane tank explodes; household appliances destroyed

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A pastor and his family members are homeless after the butane gas tank at their house exploded on Tuesday morning, destroying their household appliances and completely scorching the interior of the building they once called home. The fire happened sometime around 10:00 a.m. at #16 […]

Man found dead in San Ignacio

By Michelle Sutherland Israel Chuc, 34, was found dead at the entrance of Branch Mouth road in San Ignacio town early this morning by police in that jurisdiction. Authorities say that around 6:30 a.m., cops found Chuc lying on the right hand side of the road
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Man found dead in San Ignacio

By Michelle Sutherland Israel Chuc, 34, was found dead at the entrance of Branch Mouth road in San Ignacio town early this morning by police in that jurisdiction. Authorities say that around 6:30 a.m., cops found Chuc lying on the right hand side of the road in a face down […]

Three men charged in two sexual assault cases

By Michelle Sutherland Three men have been charged for sexual assault in separate cases involving two minors. In the first instance, Set Guity, 21, a bus driver and his conductor, 27-year-old Jarel Haylock, both residents of Lord’s Bank village, were ch
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Three men charged in two sexual assault cases

By Michelle Sutherland Three men have been charged for sexual assault in separate cases involving two minors. In the first instance, Set Guity, 21, a bus driver and his conductor, 27-year-old Jarel Haylock, both residents of Lord’s Bank village, were charged by Ladyville police for sexual assault. The men were […]

Police identify murdered watchman

By Michelle Sutherland Belize City police have identified the Buca Shell gas station watchman who was killed early Saturday morning as 61-year-old Baltazar Sarmeinto. Sarmeinto, a Honduran national, was found dead around 2:00 on Saturday morning lying in a po
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Police identify murdered watchman

By Michelle Sutherland Belize City police have identified the Buca Shell gas station watchman who was killed early Saturday morning as 61-year-old Baltazar Sarmeinto. Sarmeinto, a Honduran national, was found dead around 2:00 on Saturday morning lying in a pool of his own blood at the gas station compound located […]

Two charged for shooting Russel Hyde Jr.

By Michelle Sutherland Rasheed Hyde, 26, in the company of his attorney, turned himself in to San Ignacio police on Thursday along with his accomplice Michael Mendoza, 46, for the near fatal shooting of Russel Hyde Jr. Rasheed was charged with attempted murde
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Two charged for shooting Russel Hyde Jr.

By Michelle Sutherland Rasheed Hyde, 26, in the company of his attorney, turned himself in to San Ignacio police on Thursday along with his accomplice Michael Mendoza, 46, for the near fatal shooting of Russel Hyde Jr. Rasheed was charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm, and use of deadly means […]

Gas station watchman killed

According to reports, a Honduran watchman was found dead this morning at the Buca Shell gas station at mile 2 1/2 on the Philip Goldson Highway. The watchman was reportedly on duty around 2:15 a.m. when two men entered the compound from the river and fatally
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Gas station watchman killed

According to reports, a Honduran watchman was found dead this morning at the Buca Shell gas station at mile 2 1/2 on the Philip Goldson Highway. The watchman was reportedly on duty around 2:15 a.m. when two men entered the compound from the river and fatally shot him once to […]

Motion to pay UHS debt to be tabled in January

By Michelle Sutherland Following today’s sitting of the House of Representative in Belmopan, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that the controversial motion to pay the $90 million UHS debt was not brought up today as he is currently awaiting a c
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Motion to pay UHS debt to be tabled in January

By Michelle Sutherland Following today’s sitting of the House of Representative in Belmopan, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that the controversial motion to pay the $90 million UHS debt was not brought up today as he is currently awaiting a certificate from the court. The certificate, to be […]

Belizean murder suspect caught in Mexico

By Michelle Sutherland Vildo Westby, 28, a Belizean wanted for the murder of 44-year-old San Pedro resident Felix Ayuso earlier this year was caught in Mexico today and is in the process of being deported back to Belize to face charges. Westby evaded Belizea
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Belizean murder suspect caught in Mexico

By Michelle Sutherland Vildo Westby, 28, a Belizean wanted for the murder of 44-year-old San Pedro resident Felix Ayuso earlier this year was caught in Mexico today and is in the process of being deported back to Belize to face charges. Westby evaded Belizean autorities for quite some time until […]

House burns on Allenby street

A house on Allenby Street in Belize City was destroyed by fire a short time ago. The fire and police departments have contained the blaze that ripped through the two story wooden structure. It is not known whether any one was in the house, which was seen comp
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House burns on Allenby street

A house on Allenby Street in Belize City was destroyed by fire a short time ago. The fire and police departments have contained the blaze that ripped through the two story wooden structure. It is not known whether any one was in the house, which was seen completely engulfed in […]

Citco to redo deteriorating City streets within one year

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize City Council will embark on a project to remodel the city streets that have, over the past several months, deteriorated well before the 30-year lifespan they were projected to last. The Council had received a number
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Citco to redo deteriorating City streets within one year

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize City Council will embark on a project to remodel the city streets that have, over the past several months, deteriorated well before the 30-year lifespan they were projected to last. The Council had received a number of complaints from citizens that some of […]

ACES nurses severely sick, tortured croc back to health

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Phineas – a crocodile on the brink of death who was rescued from torture and starvation in March has fully recuperated after months of treatment and rehabilitation and is now safely back in the wild and away from the peop
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ACES nurses severely sick, tortured croc back to health

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Phineas – a crocodile on the brink of death who was rescued from torture and starvation in March has fully recuperated after months of treatment and rehabilitation and is now safely back in the wild and away from the people who tried to kill him. […]

North Park Street renamed Taiwan Street

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor North Park Street, which connects Fort Street to Marine Parade near the Memorial Park, is now named Taiwan Street in recognition of the close ties that Belize shares with that Asian island across the Pacific. Last Wednesday, th
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North Park Street renamed Taiwan Street

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor North Park Street, which connects Fort Street to Marine Parade near the Memorial Park, is now named Taiwan Street in recognition of the close ties that Belize shares with that Asian island across the Pacific. Last Wednesday, the Belize City Council, and by extension the […]

What your pee says about you

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Doctors depend on scientific urine tests to determine what is wrong with a person’s urinary tract or bladder, while natural healers examine its appearance and smell to detect a problem. Urine is germ-free when it is insid
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What your pee says about you

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Doctors depend on scientific urine tests to determine what is wrong with a person’s urinary tract or bladder, while natural healers examine its appearance and smell to detect a problem. Urine is germ-free when it is inside the bladder. But on its way out of […]

A taxpayer tab beyond our wildest dreams nears $800 million

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter A series of losses by the Government of Belize in protracted litigation wars over disputes with companies primarily connected with British billionaire Michael Ashcroft (among them the former shareholders of Belize Telemedia L
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A taxpayer tab beyond our wildest dreams nears $800 million

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter A series of losses by the Government of Belize in protracted litigation wars over disputes with companies primarily connected with British billionaire Michael Ashcroft (among them the former shareholders of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) as well as the Belize Bank) could end up costing the […]

Editorial

It is easy to see why PUP Leader Mr. Johnny Briceño would want the National Assembly to agree to pay off a PUP debt of $30 million which has amassed $60 million in accumulated interest. If only Prime Minister Barrow would agree to pay up, that would be one l
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Editorial

It is easy to see why PUP Leader Mr. Johnny Briceño would want the National Assembly to agree to pay off a PUP debt of $30 million which has amassed $60 million in accumulated interest. If only Prime Minister Barrow would agree to pay up, that would be one less […]

‘Bad cop cases’ plague Police Department

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Several recent incidents, including the shooting of a Teakettle villager who died under unclear circumstances and a police beatdown caught on camera over the weekend, as well as complete dismissal by the department in reg
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‘Bad cop cases’ plague Police Department

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Several recent incidents, including the shooting of a Teakettle villager who died under unclear circumstances and a police beatdown caught on camera over the weekend, as well as complete dismissal by the department in regards to an allegation from two women that they were raped […]

Brutality victim to sue police

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor A man who police were caught beating on Sunday after he surrendered to them says he will sue the three policemen who subjected him to the abuse. Randy Chambers, 20, who was caught on a surveillance camera across from his house o
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Brutality victim to sue police

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor A man who police were caught beating on Sunday after he surrendered to them says he will sue the three policemen who subjected him to the abuse. Randy Chambers, 20, who was caught on a surveillance camera across from his house on Police Street, enduring […]

Land Department audit underway

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor It will be a while longer before the information is in on those highly irregular land compensations that took place while the disgraced Gaspar Vega was Minister of Natural Resources. At the end of her testimony on Wednesday at t
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Land Department audit underway

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor It will be a while longer before the information is in on those highly irregular land compensations that took place while the disgraced Gaspar Vega was Minister of Natural Resources. At the end of her testimony on Wednesday at the Special Senate Select Committee hearing […]

Belize sends protest note to Guatemala over offensive map

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belize has sent a strongly-worded protest note to Guatemala over that country’s intent to include Belize as a part of Guatemala on its official map, with only a dotted line separating the two countries. It is part of Guate
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Belize sends protest note to Guatemala over offensive map

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Belize has sent a strongly-worded protest note to Guatemala over that country’s intent to include Belize as a part of Guatemala on its official map, with only a dotted line separating the two countries. It is part of Guatemala’s strategy to convince its people to […]

Accident kills 12-year-old-girl, police detain driver

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department have a man detained pending investigation into an accident that killed one child and left several more injured this weekend. Police say that they detained 28-year-old construction worker Didier Novelo of San Ma
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Accident kills 12-year-old-girl, police detain driver

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department have a man detained pending investigation into an accident that killed one child and left several more injured this weekend. Police say that they detained 28-year-old construction worker Didier Novelo of San Mateo San Pedro, following an accident between miles 59 and 60 […]

Chamber of Commerce hosts Christmas expo 2017

Around 50 local businesses gathered in the St. Catherine’s Academy Auditorium for the 6th Annual Christmas Expo, hosted by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The two-day event began yesterday and runs until 6 p.m today. Local businesses of al
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Chamber of Commerce hosts Christmas expo 2017

Around 50 local businesses gathered in the St. Catherine’s Academy Auditorium for the 6th Annual Christmas Expo, hosted by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The two-day event began yesterday and runs until 6 p.m today. Local businesses of all sizes and from all over the country are offering […]

Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?

By Alan Mozes (HealthDay) Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. The finding, which applies to so-called “moderate” coffee drin
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Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?

By Alan Mozes (HealthDay) Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. The finding, which applies to so-called “moderate” coffee drinking, stems from a review of more than […]

National Garifuna Council honours Andy Palacio’s birthday

The National Garifuna Council held masses all over the country today, to honour the birthday of the late Belizean icon Andy Palacio. A total of 11 branches held church services celebrating Palacio’s life and legacy, while some held receptions after the
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National Garifuna Council honours Andy Palacio’s birthday

The National Garifuna Council held masses all over the country today, to honour the birthday of the late Belizean icon Andy Palacio. A total of 11 branches held church services celebrating Palacio’s life and legacy, while some held receptions after the mass to keep the festivities alive. The Belmopan branch […]

Four shallow graves found in Caye Chapel

By Benjamin Flowers On Saturday, December 2nd, four shallow graves were found in Caye Cahapel. Human bones were discovered and police continue their investigation into the matter. Details will be posted as soon as information becomes available.
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Four shallow graves found in Caye Chapel

By Benjamin Flowers On Saturday, December 2nd, four shallow graves were found in Caye Cahapel. Human bones were discovered and police continue their investigation into the matter. Details will be posted as soon as information becomes available.

BNTU weighs in on UHS debt

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize National Teachers Union is the latest group to say that the Government of Belize should pay the $90 million arbitration award with respect to the Universal Health Services debt guarantee. BNTU president Elena Smith told the medi
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BNTU weighs in on UHS debt

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize National Teachers Union is the latest group to say that the Government of Belize should pay the $90 million arbitration award with respect to the Universal Health Services debt guarantee. BNTU president Elena Smith told the media that the matter has gone beyond whether or […]

Cost of living still on the rise

By Benjamin Flowers For ten straight months the cost of living in Belize has been higher than it was last year, according to the latest Consumer Price Index from the Statistical Institute of Belize. The SIB released the data on Wednesday showing that that fro
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Cost of living still on the rise

By Benjamin Flowers For ten straight months the cost of living in Belize has been higher than it was last year, according to the latest Consumer Price Index from the Statistical Institute of Belize. The SIB released the data on Wednesday showing that that from January to October, Belizeans have […]

Belize Progressive Party says GOB should pay up

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) is demanding that the Government of Belize pay its outstanding debt to the Belize Bank to keep the country from going into further disrepute in the eyes of the international community. The BPP issued a st
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Belize Progressive Party says GOB should pay up

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) is demanding that the Government of Belize pay its outstanding debt to the Belize Bank to keep the country from going into further disrepute in the eyes of the international community. The BPP issued a statement today challenging the Prime Minister’s statement […]

Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

It’s hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one right now. And though the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone use are well-documented. “Pathol
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Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

It’s hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one right now. And though the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone use are well-documented. “Pathological” internet use has been linked to depression in […]

American tourist accidentally falls off Mayan pyramid

By Michelle Sutherland An American nurse who was visiting the Xunantunich Maya ruin in Western Belize is lucky to have escape with superficial injuries after she accidentally fell from off the highest Mayan pyramid at the site. Police report says that the wom
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American tourist accidentally falls off Mayan pyramid

By Michelle Sutherland An American nurse who was visiting the Xunantunich Maya ruin in Western Belize is lucky to have escape with superficial injuries after she accidentally fell from off the highest Mayan pyramid at the site. Police report says that the woman identified as 37-year-old Courtney Howard was in […]

Hacker crashes Sunday lottery countrywide

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor On Sunday, lottery buyers throughout the country, except for only two locations in Belize City, were unable to contract their favourite numbers for that morning’s draw because someone hacked into the computer system whic
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Hacker crashes Sunday lottery countrywide

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor On Sunday, lottery buyers throughout the country, except for only two locations in Belize City, were unable to contract their favourite numbers for that morning’s draw because someone hacked into the computer system which controls the printing of lottery tickets, shutting down the entire system. […]

Drug plane found burnt in corn field

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The police and the Belize Defense Force (BDF) are working together to determine the circumstances of a small aircraft that landed in a cornfield in rural Orange Walk on Sunday and then was mysteriously destroyed by fire before
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Drug plane found burnt in corn field

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The police and the Belize Defense Force (BDF) are working together to determine the circumstances of a small aircraft that landed in a cornfield in rural Orange Walk on Sunday and then was mysteriously destroyed by fire before investigators could reach the scene. The plane […]

Police detain several persons for murder of real estate agent

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say that Clinton Arthur Davis, 53, who was found dead not far from his house off the George Price Highway near mile 5 1/2, was murdered and that they have detained three persons pending investigations, the most recent o
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Police detain several persons for murder of real estate agent

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say that Clinton Arthur Davis, 53, who was found dead not far from his house off the George Price Highway near mile 5 1/2, was murdered and that they have detained three persons pending investigations, the most recent of whom was in custody on […]

Police say Indian medical student not missing but running

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say that an Indian medical student who was initially reported missing is not really missing but running and they are trying to confirm the reason behind it. Maninder Singh, 21, who resides at #80 Los Lagos, and who atten
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Police say Indian medical student not missing but running

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say that an Indian medical student who was initially reported missing is not really missing but running and they are trying to confirm the reason behind it. Maninder Singh, 21, who resides at #80 Los Lagos, and who attends the Belize Medical College on […]

Japanese Government donates over US$87,000.00 to Belmopan City Council

By Michelle Sutherland The Belmopan City Council, on Monday, received grant funding worth US $87,539 from the government of Japan to assist in their purchase of a new garbage compactor truck. The Council says that in recognizing their role in the collection o
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Japanese Government donates over US$87,000.00 to Belmopan City Council

By Michelle Sutherland The Belmopan City Council, on Monday, received grant funding worth US $87,539 from the government of Japan to assist in their purchase of a new garbage compactor truck. The Council says that in recognizing their role in the collection of garbage within the city and surrounding communities […]

Rowan Garel competes for title of 2017 Caribbean Adventure Ambassador

By Michelle Sutherland Belize’s very own, Rowan Garel, 19, the fearless and inspiring visually impaired boy who climbed Victoria’s Peak is competing against four Caribbean nominees for the title of 2017 Caribbean Adventure Ambassador. Rowan recent
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Rowan Garel competes for title of 2017 Caribbean Adventure Ambassador

By Michelle Sutherland Belize’s very own, Rowan Garel, 19, the fearless and inspiring visually impaired boy who climbed Victoria’s Peak is competing against four Caribbean nominees for the title of 2017 Caribbean Adventure Ambassador. Rowan recently emerged among the top five contestants in the first round of voting, leading the […]

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