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Real thieves rob businessman with fake gun

By Michelle Sutherland Police in Orange Walk are looking for two culprits, who robbed a business man of his cash and cell phone using a toy gun. Mohamed Zium Hoque Chowhury, 28, a Bangladeshi business man was robbed of $250 cash and a cell phone valued at $ 1
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Real thieves rob businessman with fake gun

By Michelle Sutherland Police in Orange Walk are looking for two culprits, who robbed a business man of his cash and cell phone using a toy gun. Mohamed Zium Hoque Chowhury, 28, a Bangladeshi business man was robbed of $250 cash and a cell phone valued at $ 1,800. Chowhury […]

Hitchhiker raped on Valley of Peace road

By Michelle Sutherland An 18-year-old Camalote student has reported to police that she was raped on Thursday night by a man she hitchhiked a ride from. According to police, the girl reported that around 8:00 p.m on April 12th, she was hitchhiking a ride home
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Hitchhiker raped on Valley of Peace road

By Michelle Sutherland An 18-year-old Camalote student has reported to police that she was raped on Thursday night by a man she hitchhiked a ride from. According to police, the girl reported that around 8:00 p.m on April 12th, she was hitchhiking a ride home from Belmopan to Camalote village […]

Dangriga business woman robbed

By Michelle Sutherland A 33-year-old Dangriga businesswoman and her two daughters were robbed inside their store on Friday. According to police, the gunman entered their establishment around 4:45 p.m. and stole a gold chain, valued at $700. The woman told pol
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Dangriga business woman robbed

By Michelle Sutherland A 33-year-old Dangriga businesswoman and her two daughters were robbed inside their store on Friday. According to police, the gunman entered their establishment around 4:45 p.m. and stole a gold chain, valued at $700. The woman told police that while she was along with her two daughters […]

Ranchito villager shot and killed in robbery attempt

By Michelle Sutherland A Ranchito villager, who was shot when he tried to foil a robbery in progress, died from his injuries last night. According to police, Ivan Emmanuel Sosa, 38, was found motionless by police on April 15th around 12:05 a.m. at a bar in th
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Ranchito villager shot and killed in robbery attempt

By Michelle Sutherland A Ranchito villager, who was shot when he tried to foil a robbery in progress, died from his injuries last night. According to police, Ivan Emmanuel Sosa, 38, was found motionless by police on April 15th around 12:05 a.m. at a bar in the village. He was […]

WCS focuses on FRER, RZ’s & SPAGs for Reef Week 2018

by Deseree Cain-Arzu, WCS Since 2013, local and international conservation organizations in Belize, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, have been collaborating to celebrate Reef Week, where, individually and collectively, we create awareness of the e
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WCS focuses on FRER, RZ’s & SPAGs for Reef Week 2018

by Deseree Cain-Arzu, WCS Since 2013, local and international conservation organizations in Belize, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, have been collaborating to celebrate Reef Week, where, individually and collectively, we create awareness of the ecological, economic and cultural significance and value of the Belize Barrier Reef to our country, as […]

SBDC to host business startup workshop

By Benjamin Flowers The Small Business Development Center, a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), is hosting a training session for entrepreneurs in the north. The workshop is scheduled for April 12, to be held at the La Im
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SBDC to host business startup workshop

By Benjamin Flowers The Small Business Development Center, a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), is hosting a training session for entrepreneurs in the north. The workshop is scheduled for April 12, to be held at the La Immaculada Credit Union Training room in Orange Walk […]

Cayo woman critical after traffic accident

By Benjamin Flowers A 33-year-old woman from Cayo is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a road traffic accident in the Orange Walk district yesterday. Police say that when they responded to the report of an RTA between mil
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Cayo woman critical after traffic accident

By Benjamin Flowers A 33-year-old woman from Cayo is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a road traffic accident in the Orange Walk district yesterday. Police say that when they responded to the report of an RTA between mile 50 and 51 on the Phillip […]

Guatemalan play gives racist depiction of Belizeans

BY BENJAMIN FLOWERS This weekend Guatemalan performers dawned the racist art from known as “black face” for a play called “Goodbye Belize.” The play, which opened on Thursday and will close on Sunday, is a proclaimed musical comedy whe
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Guatemalan play gives racist depiction of Belizeans

BY BENJAMIN FLOWERS This weekend Guatemalan performers dawned the racist art from known as “black face” for a play called “Goodbye Belize.” The play, which opened on Thursday and will close on Sunday, is a proclaimed musical comedy where the actors overly darken their skin and exaggerate the size of […]

Mose Hyde wins by a landslide

By Benjamin Flowers Evan “Mose” Hyde is the new president of the Christian Workers Union. The CWU held elections at its annual general meeting held yesterday, at the Bishop Sylvester Stadium in Belize City. where Hyde went up against Moses Sulph a
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Mose Hyde wins by a landslide

By Benjamin Flowers Evan “Mose” Hyde is the new president of the Christian Workers Union. The CWU held elections at its annual general meeting held yesterday, at the Bishop Sylvester Stadium in Belize City. where Hyde went up against Moses Sulph and Wilmore Staine for the post. Some 439 members, […]

Missing man found murdered in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from the Corozal district who was reported missing was found murdered earlier today. Police were summoned to an area in around 2:00 p.m., today in San Pedro village, Corozal where they saw the body of Eleazar Chan, 42, o
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Missing man found murdered in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man from the Corozal district who was reported missing was found murdered earlier today. Police were summoned to an area in around 2:00 p.m., today in San Pedro village, Corozal where they saw the body of Eleazar Chan, 42, of Louisville village. Police say […]

Elderly couple robbed inside shop

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint inside their shop on Good Friday. Valentine Staine, 73, a farmer of Middlesex village and his wife, Silvia Staine, 73, year old, shop owner, reported that they were inside Silvia’
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Elderly couple robbed inside shop

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint inside their shop on Good Friday. Valentine Staine, 73, a farmer of Middlesex village and his wife, Silvia Staine, 73, year old, shop owner, reported that they were inside Silvia’s Shop at mile 25 in Middlesex village around […]

Man critical following traffic mishap

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man lies in a critical condition following a road traffic accident on Easter Sunday night. Police say that sometime after 7:00 p.m., on they responded to the scene between miles 71-72 on George Price Highway and saw a blue Li
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Man critical following traffic mishap

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man lies in a critical condition following a road traffic accident on Easter Sunday night. Police say that sometime after 7:00 p.m., on they responded to the scene between miles 71-72 on George Price Highway and saw a blue Lifan brand motorcycle on the […]

Family receives home from BEL/Hand in Hand Ministries

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A family from Burrell Boom village has received a new house from the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and Hand in Hand Ministries. The wooden structure, worth $22,000 was part of the “Building for Change” program between th
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Family receives home from BEL/Hand in Hand Ministries

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A family from Burrell Boom village has received a new house from the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and Hand in Hand Ministries. The wooden structure, worth $22,000 was part of the “Building for Change” program between the two organizations. The Reporter will have the full […]

Caribbean animator finds success with Netflix

Five years ago an 18-year-old Caribbean native left his home in south Trinidad to pursue a dream. Now 23, Joash Berkeley has become an example to the world of the excellence that Caribbean people can achieve when determination finds its home inside their hear
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Caribbean animator finds success with Netflix

Five years ago an 18-year-old Caribbean native left his home in south Trinidad to pursue a dream. Now 23, Joash Berkeley has become an example to the world of the excellence that Caribbean people can achieve when determination finds its home inside their heart. Berkeley, a freelance animator and motion […]

Man shot dead while socialising

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have another murder on their hands to solve. It occurred around 7:30 on Wednesday night at the corner of Ebony and Sibun Streets in Belize City. Police saw the victim, Emmerson Anderson, 44, of Ebony Street suffering fr
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Man shot dead while socialising

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have another murder on their hands to solve. It occurred around 7:30 on Wednesday night at the corner of Ebony and Sibun Streets in Belize City. Police saw the victim, Emmerson Anderson, 44, of Ebony Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, when […]

Construction worker stabbed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A construction worker of the Collet division in Belize City was stabbed to death on Holy Thursday night. Police say that they were summoned to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital shortly after 10:00 p.m., and saw Manuel Canalez
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Construction worker stabbed to death

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A construction worker of the Collet division in Belize City was stabbed to death on Holy Thursday night. Police say that they were summoned to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital shortly after 10:00 p.m., and saw Manuel Canalez, 40, a construction worker of Antelope Street […]

Missing man found dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who went missing in Teakettle village on Wednesday was found dead on Good Friday morning. Dristen Reyes, 21, was last seen in the village around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. His decomposed body was found during a search in t
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Missing man found dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who went missing in Teakettle village on Wednesday was found dead on Good Friday morning. Dristen Reyes, 21, was last seen in the village around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. His decomposed body was found during a search in the village about 500 yards off […]

Happening now: the 90th Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 90th running of the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic is currently underway. Belizean-American, Justin Williams is currently in the lead with close to a 2-minute lead over a seven-man chase group with some
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Happening now: the 90th Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The 90th running of the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic is currently underway. Belizean-American, Justin Williams is currently in the lead with close to a 2-minute lead over a seven-man chase group with some 15 more miles to go. The first cyclists reached […]

Belizean American, Justin Williams snags Cross Country race

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belizean-American, Justin Williams has won the 2018 Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic, riding into Belize City some four minutes before a seven-man chase group. Williams, whose father, Calman Williams is a form
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Belizean American, Justin Williams snags Cross Country race

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belizean-American, Justin Williams has won the 2018 Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic, riding into Belize City some four minutes before a seven-man chase group. Williams, whose father, Calman Williams is a former Cross Country champion, collected $5,000 cash as his first prize, an […]

Belize celebrates World Tuberculosis Day

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize joined with all other World Health Organization (WHO) member countries over the weekend to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day, under the global theme “WANTED: leaders for a TB-Free World”. The Ministry used the oppo
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Belize celebrates World Tuberculosis Day

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize joined with all other World Health Organization (WHO) member countries over the weekend to celebrate World Tuberculosis Day, under the global theme “WANTED: leaders for a TB-Free World”. The Ministry used the opportunity to highlight the work Belize has done in Tuberculosis prevention and […]

Belizean delegation prepares for Commonwealth Games

By Benjamin Flowers Belize is preparing to send two teams of athletes to compete in the XXI Commonwealth Games, set to take place in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4-15. The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association announced that Belize’s Chief o
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Belizean delegation prepares for Commonwealth Games

By Benjamin Flowers Belize is preparing to send two teams of athletes to compete in the XXI Commonwealth Games, set to take place in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4-15. The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association announced that Belize’s Chief of Mission, Giovanni Alamilla, left Belize on Friday, March […]

Churches discuss social breakdown and pray for healing

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The churches last week weighed in on the problems surrounding crime and the social issues affecting Belize, and their role in helping to solve those problems. Bishop Phillip Wright of the Anglican Diocese has said that represen
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Churches discuss social breakdown and pray for healing

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The churches last week weighed in on the problems surrounding crime and the social issues affecting Belize, and their role in helping to solve those problems. Bishop Phillip Wright of the Anglican Diocese has said that representatives of the church were planning to meet with […]

Body of missing mechanic, Jamal Humes found at Sunset Park off George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The body of mechanic, Jamal Humes, was discovered shortly after 9:00 a.m., today in the Mile 8 community off the George Price highway, some three months after he was reported missing. A passerby in the area about two miles off
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Body of missing mechanic, Jamal Humes found at Sunset Park off George Price highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The body of mechanic, Jamal Humes, was discovered shortly after 9:00 a.m., today in the Mile 8 community off the George Price highway, some three months after he was reported missing. A passerby in the area about two miles off the highway saw what looked […]

Police charge man for murder of businessman, Mario Guerrero

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police today arrested and charged Allen Russell Felix, 40, for the murder of Sunset Park businessman, Mario Guerrero. Felix, also a resident of Sunset Park at the Mile 8 community off the George Price highway, was taken into cu
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Police charge man for murder of businessman, Mario Guerrero

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police today arrested and charged Allen Russell Felix, 40, for the murder of Sunset Park businessman, Mario Guerrero. Felix, also a resident of Sunset Park at the Mile 8 community off the George Price highway, was taken into custody on Tuesday. Police believe that he […]

Two shot in Belize city on Saturday night

By Michelle Sutherland Two separate shootings on Saturday night in Belize city have left two people injured, one recovering and one in critical condition, according to police. The first shooting took place just after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Felicito Cho, 45, w
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Two shot in Belize city on Saturday night

By Michelle Sutherland Two separate shootings on Saturday night in Belize city have left two people injured, one recovering and one in critical condition, according to police. The first shooting took place just after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Felicito Cho, 45, was shot once to his right foot. According to […]

Farmer killed in road accident near Bladden village

By Michelle Sutherland A Saturday night traffic accident on the Southern Highway near Bladden village has claimed the life of a Guatemalan farmer. Jose Maas Cac, 49, was knocked down between miles 54 and 55 on the highway by a dark green car, which was drive
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Farmer killed in road accident near Bladden village

By Michelle Sutherland A Saturday night traffic accident on the Southern Highway near Bladden village has claimed the life of a Guatemalan farmer. Jose Maas Cac, 49, was knocked down between miles 54 and 55 on the highway by a dark green car, which was driven by Elisabelia Gilhary, 33, […]

‘Guacamole Suppression Unit’ was out of line, says Deputy ComPol Chester Williams

By Benjamin Flowers Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has condemned the actions of several police officers who appeared on a widely circulated video which purportedly showed the brutalizing of an avocado vendor. Williams said that the entire si
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‘Guacamole Suppression Unit’ was out of line, says Deputy ComPol Chester Williams

By Benjamin Flowers Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has condemned the actions of several police officers who appeared on a widely circulated video which purportedly showed the brutalizing of an avocado vendor. Williams said that the entire situation was regrettable and should have been handled differently for various reasons. […]

Southside cops and new commander busy at work

By Michelle Sutherland Since taking command of the Police Eastern Division South on Monday, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett has hit the ground running, trying to curb the crime situation which recently peaked with several murders over the last week. Yesterday, Gille
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Southside cops and new commander busy at work

By Michelle Sutherland Since taking command of the Police Eastern Division South on Monday, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett has hit the ground running, trying to curb the crime situation which recently peaked with several murders over the last week. Yesterday, Gillett reported that Precinct One officers patrolling on Vernon street […]

100 employees fired from southern shrimp farm

By Michelle Sutherland Approximately 100 employees who were employed at the Belize Aqua Culture Limited (BAL) shrimp farm, located at mile 4 on the Placencia road, Stann Creek district were laid off on Friday. The company says it is downsizing due to the incu
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100 employees fired from southern shrimp farm

By Michelle Sutherland Approximately 100 employees who were employed at the Belize Aqua Culture Limited (BAL) shrimp farm, located at mile 4 on the Placencia road, Stann Creek district were laid off on Friday. The company says it is downsizing due to the incursion of significant cost in the fight […]

Agriculture, foreign exchange, and health debated on Budget day 2

By Michelle Sutherland Day two of the budget debate for the fiscal year 2018/2019 raged on in the House of Representatives in Belmopan on Wednesday and pushed way until 10:30 p.m. while several members from both political parties addressed various national is
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Agriculture, foreign exchange, and health debated on Budget day 2

By Michelle Sutherland Day two of the budget debate for the fiscal year 2018/2019 raged on in the House of Representatives in Belmopan on Wednesday and pushed way until 10:30 p.m. while several members from both political parties addressed various national issues. After news broke on Friday that Belize Aqua […]

Elderly Biscayne retiree reported missing

By Michelle Sutherland A retired, elderly Biscayne resident’s family are desperately searching for him after he left home on Thursday evening to an undisclosed location. Relatives told the Reporter that on Thursday, Alfredo Segura, 65, who suffers from
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Elderly Biscayne retiree reported missing

By Michelle Sutherland A retired, elderly Biscayne resident’s family are desperately searching for him after he left home on Thursday evening to an undisclosed location. Relatives told the Reporter that on Thursday, Alfredo Segura, 65, who suffers from memory loss and seizures, left his home without informing anyone where he […]

Officers investigated after avocado incident

By Benjamin Flowers The Professional Standards Branch of the Belize Police Department are investigating a group of officers after a video of them brutalizing a man at the Michael Finnegan Market yesterday went viral on social media. Head of the PSB, Chester W
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Officers investigated after avocado incident

By Benjamin Flowers The Professional Standards Branch of the Belize Police Department are investigating a group of officers after a video of them brutalizing a man at the Michael Finnegan Market yesterday went viral on social media. Head of the PSB, Chester Williams, said this morning that the investigation is […]

Night of violence for Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department are investigating two murders and a non-fatal shooting that took place only hours apart last night. Just before 6:30 p.m. police found 30-year-old Victor Mason Gibbs, dead behind the wheel of his SUV, which wa
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Night of violence for Belize City

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Police Department are investigating two murders and a non-fatal shooting that took place only hours apart last night. Just before 6:30 p.m. police found 30-year-old Victor Mason Gibbs, dead behind the wheel of his SUV, which was parked in the middle of the Street at […]

Cabinet holds emergency meeting as violence in Belize City skyrockets

By Benjamin Flowers Cabinet is holding an emergency meeting today, while Belize Defense Force soldiers have been deployed to Belize City, after a night of violence left four people dead and two more injured from gunshots. There were shootings on Gibnut Street
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Cabinet holds emergency meeting as violence in Belize City skyrockets

By Benjamin Flowers Cabinet is holding an emergency meeting today, while Belize Defense Force soldiers have been deployed to Belize City, after a night of violence left four people dead and two more injured from gunshots. There were shootings on Gibnut Street, Tibruce Street and Naragusta Street. Two women died […]

Cabinet meets to address crime

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, along with the commanders of the Belize Police Department, Belize Defense Force, and the Defense ministers, is hosting a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza to discuss the recent spike in violent crime in Bel
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Cabinet meets to address crime

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, along with the commanders of the Belize Police Department, Belize Defense Force, and the Defense ministers, is hosting a press conference at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza to discuss the recent spike in violent crime in Belize City.

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