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Senators Valeries Woods and Paul Thompson contest for Albert division

By Michelle Sutherland People’s United Party (PUP) senators, Valerie Woods and Paul Thompson, are contesting a convention to become the party’s standard bearer for the party in the upcoming 2020 general elections. The convention is being held toda
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Senators Valeries Woods and Paul Thompson contest for Albert division

By Michelle Sutherland People’s United Party (PUP) senators, Valerie Woods and Paul Thompson, are contesting a convention to become the party’s standard bearer for the party in the upcoming 2020 general elections. The convention is being held today at the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) compound in Belize city. Polls opened […]

PUP’s Paul Thompson new Albert division standard bearer

By Michelle Sutherland People’s United Party (PUP) senator Paul Thompson is the party’s new standard bearer for the Albert constituency, following the results of a convention held today at the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) compound in Belize ci
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PUP’s Paul Thompson new Albert division standard bearer

By Michelle Sutherland People’s United Party (PUP) senator Paul Thompson is the party’s new standard bearer for the Albert constituency, following the results of a convention held today at the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) compound in Belize city. Thompson received 576 votes and his opponent, fellow senator Valerie Woods received […]

Jeweler arrested for killing neighbor

By Michelle Sutherland Belize city jeweler, Manuel Pacheco, has been arrested for the shocking Thursday evening murder of businessman Jose Villanueva, 50, on East Collet canal near the corner of the pound yard bridge. Pacheco reportedly shot Villanueva, his n
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Jeweler arrested for killing neighbor

By Michelle Sutherland Belize city jeweler, Manuel Pacheco, has been arrested for the shocking Thursday evening murder of businessman Jose Villanueva, 50, on East Collet canal near the corner of the pound yard bridge. Pacheco reportedly shot Villanueva, his neighbor with whom he’d had an ongoing dispute with. Pacheco and […]

Belize donates $100,000 to Guatemala volcano victims

By Michelle Sutherland The government of Belize is making a $100,000 donation to the government of Guatemala to assist with ongoing relief efforts to aid victims affected by the deadly eruption of Volcan Del Fuego earlier this month, which killed and displace
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Belize donates $100,000 to Guatemala volcano victims

By Michelle Sutherland The government of Belize is making a $100,000 donation to the government of Guatemala to assist with ongoing relief efforts to aid victims affected by the deadly eruption of Volcan Del Fuego earlier this month, which killed and displaced hundreds of people. The government of Belize said […]

Farmer killed by lightning in Shipyard

By Michelle Sutherland A Mennonite farmer of Camp Nine in Shipyard village, Orange Walk was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in a freak accident on Saturday and was killed. According to police, Jacob Weibe, 22, was mending a barbed wire fence in the
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Farmer killed by lightning in Shipyard

By Michelle Sutherland A Mennonite farmer of Camp Nine in Shipyard village, Orange Walk was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in a freak accident on Saturday and was killed. According to police, Jacob Weibe, 22, was mending a barbed wire fence in the rain when he was struck by […]

It’s the heart more often than HIV

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The world is embarking on a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to the United Nations Secretary-General, who presented his report on the global response to HIV this week, but there is something tha
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It’s the heart more often than HIV

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The world is embarking on a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to the United Nations Secretary-General, who presented his report on the global response to HIV this week, but there is something that has proven to be far deadlier, in […]

Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 students will be making the transition in the coming weeks and months either to the world of work or to further education, and official labour force statistics suggests that they will be better of
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Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 students will be making the transition in the coming weeks and months either to the world of work or to further education, and official labour force statistics suggests that they will be better off seeking higher education – after all, […]

Another minister of lands resigns

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter For the second time in a span of only two years, the Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Natural Resources, which includes the Lands Department, a portfolio usually given to senior party officials, has abruptly
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Another minister of lands resigns

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter For the second time in a span of only two years, the Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Natural Resources, which includes the Lands Department, a portfolio usually given to senior party officials, has abruptly resigned. On Tuesday, the office of the Prime Minister […]

Suspected drug plane spotted over northern Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Residents in the Corozal district, as well as local and Mexican news outlets, are reporting sightings of yet another suspected drug plane over northern Belize. According to reports, a low flying jet engine aircraft was spotted flying i
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Suspected drug plane spotted over northern Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Residents in the Corozal district, as well as local and Mexican news outlets, are reporting sightings of yet another suspected drug plane over northern Belize. According to reports, a low flying jet engine aircraft was spotted flying in close proximity of villages near the Rio Hondo River […]

San Ignacio teen raped

By Michelle Sutherland San Ignacio police have detained one man pending charges after he was found in a house alone with the minor, who reported that she was raped. According to police, on Wednesday cops visited a home in the Santa Cruz area of town on Mount
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San Ignacio teen raped

By Michelle Sutherland San Ignacio police have detained one man pending charges after he was found in a house alone with the minor, who reported that she was raped. According to police, on Wednesday cops visited a home in the Santa Cruz area of town on Mount Ebeneezer street after […]

Serious traffic accident reported on Philip Goldson highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A serious traffic accident occurred this evening on the George Price highway and it has reportedly left one person serious injured. The accident occurred near mile 39 and information reaching the Reporter is that the vehicle, r
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Serious traffic accident reported on Philip Goldson highway

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A serious traffic accident occurred this evening on the George Price highway and it has reportedly left one person serious injured. The accident occurred near mile 39 and information reaching the Reporter is that the vehicle, reportedly a blue Chevy Tracker, careened off the highway […]

Fatal fire in San Pedro

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An early morning fire in San Pedro has reportedly claimed four lives. The blaze was reported in the Escalante area of San Pedro town. The Reporter will have the details in our printed edition.
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Fatal fire in San Pedro

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor An early morning fire in San Pedro has reportedly claimed four lives. The blaze was reported in the Escalante area of San Pedro town. The Reporter will have the details in our printed edition.

Was police sergeant hit by a stray bullet?

By Benjamin Flowers A Belize City-based police sergeant is being treated for a gunshot wound that might have been caused by a stray bullets. Police say that around 10:33 last night, 43-year-old sergeant Shawn Walford was inside his vehicle on Victoria Steet w
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Was police sergeant hit by a stray bullet?

By Benjamin Flowers A Belize City-based police sergeant is being treated for a gunshot wound that might have been caused by a stray bullets. Police say that around 10:33 last night, 43-year-old sergeant Shawn Walford was inside his vehicle on Victoria Steet when he heard four gunshots. Shortly after he […]

Man shot in head while sleeping

A man was shot in the head while sleeping at home in Roaring Creek on Saturday, June 8th. It is reported that a lone gunman entered the home of Eugene Henderson, 23, around 10:00 p.m. and shot him in the face with a shotgun. Henderson was asleep on a sofa [&#
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Man shot in head while sleeping

A man was shot in the head while sleeping at home in Roaring Creek on Saturday, June 8th. It is reported that a lone gunman entered the home of Eugene Henderson, 23, around 10:00 p.m. and shot him in the face with a shotgun. Henderson was asleep on a sofa […]

Father accidentally shoots baby

A four month old baby was accidentally shot by the father with a pellet gun after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th in Gales Point Village. Tyreeka Welch, 18, reported that her common-law husband and father of her baby, entered their bedroom to get his pellet g
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Father accidentally shoots baby

A four month old baby was accidentally shot by the father with a pellet gun after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th in Gales Point Village. Tyreeka Welch, 18, reported that her common-law husband and father of her baby, entered their bedroom to get his pellet gun. Not realizing that […]

Armed robbery at Creole Wagans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Reliable information reaching the Reporter is that an armed robbery occurred this afternoon at D Creole Wagans on E Street, King’s Park area, Belize City. The information is that four persons entered the compound, at leas
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Armed robbery at Creole Wagans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Reliable information reaching the Reporter is that an armed robbery occurred this afternoon at D Creole Wagans on E Street, King’s Park area, Belize City. The information is that four persons entered the compound, at least one of whom carried a gun, and they got […]

Man killed in Ladyville

Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of a man in Ladyville between last night and this morning. Police say that they responded to a call that led them to a house on Peter Lewis Street around 7:45 this morning to find 29-y
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Man killed in Ladyville

Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of a man in Ladyville between last night and this morning. Police say that they responded to a call that led them to a house on Peter Lewis Street around 7:45 this morning to find 29-year-old Phylmore King lying […]

Narco plane lands in Guatemala

Guatemalan miltary spotted a suspicious plane circling the area north of Peten on its radar this Saturday, June 9th, which resulted in a forced landing in the Nacional Siera de Lancandon Park. Inicial reports say that 800 kilos of cocaine, all terrain vehicle
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Narco plane lands in Guatemala

Guatemalan miltary spotted a suspicious plane circling the area north of Peten on its radar this Saturday, June 9th, which resulted in a forced landing in the Nacional Siera de Lancandon Park. Inicial reports say that 800 kilos of cocaine, all terrain vehicles and high caliber weapons were found on […]

No movement on Chetumal Street repairs

By Benjamin Flowers Eight months after Prime Minister Dean Barrow declared the Lake Independence Boulevard a failure, the stretch of road has sunk further into disrepair, with no sign of meaningful remedial works. As the road continues to deteriorate, cracks
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No movement on Chetumal Street repairs

By Benjamin Flowers Eight months after Prime Minister Dean Barrow declared the Lake Independence Boulevard a failure, the stretch of road has sunk further into disrepair, with no sign of meaningful remedial works. As the road continues to deteriorate, cracks, sinkholes and general distortions are becoming an even more common […]

Diesel and kerosene prices rise again!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter During the last gas price adjustment, the cost of Kerosene was spared any increase while the cost of Diesel went up by only three cents per gallon; however, this week both types of fuel saw substantial increases. In the eigh
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Diesel and kerosene prices rise again!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter During the last gas price adjustment, the cost of Kerosene was spared any increase while the cost of Diesel went up by only three cents per gallon; however, this week both types of fuel saw substantial increases. In the eighth gas price adjustment for 2018, […]

Poachers found in Chiquibul

By Benjamin Fowers Friends of Conservation and Development, the NGO that co-manages the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, managed to detain two of a group of five Guatemalan poachers found in the Chiquibul this week. FCD reported that its rangers were on a training e
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Poachers found in Chiquibul

By Benjamin Fowers Friends of Conservation and Development, the NGO that co-manages the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, managed to detain two of a group of five Guatemalan poachers found in the Chiquibul this week. FCD reported that its rangers were on a training exercise some 4 kilometres from the western border […]

NCFC condemns police charging injured youth in absence of his parents

By Benjamin Flowers The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) issued a statement today condemning the Belize Police Department for criminally charging a 13-year-old minor for alleged illegal firearm possession of a firearm in the absence of his
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NCFC condemns police charging injured youth in absence of his parents

By Benjamin Flowers The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) issued a statement today condemning the Belize Police Department for criminally charging a 13-year-old minor for alleged illegal firearm possession of a firearm in the absence of his parent(s)r any relevant agents of the state. The NCFC noted that […]

Motorcyclist injured in road accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A motorcycle driver is seriously injured following a road traffic accident in Independence village, Stann Creek this evening. The driver was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital for treatment. The Reporter will have more inf
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Motorcyclist injured in road accident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A motorcycle driver is seriously injured following a road traffic accident in Independence village, Stann Creek this evening. The driver was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital for treatment. The Reporter will have more information on this incident as soon as it is available.

Police constable and three others charged with drug trafficking

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A police constable is one of several persons who faces drug trafficking charges following an incident between Santa Cruz and San Antonio villages, Orange Walk. Police intercepted a rented vehicle during a joint customs/police/B
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Police constable and three others charged with drug trafficking

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A police constable is one of several persons who faces drug trafficking charges following an incident between Santa Cruz and San Antonio villages, Orange Walk. Police intercepted a rented vehicle during a joint customs/police/BDF operation on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle had three occupants inside and […]

City Council reports stolen receipt books

By Marion Ali. Assistant Editor The Belize City Council reported today that several receipt books were stolen on Thursday. The receipt books bear serial numbers from 82601 to 82800. The last legitimate receipt that was issued bore the serial number 82685, so
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City Council reports stolen receipt books

By Marion Ali. Assistant Editor The Belize City Council reported today that several receipt books were stolen on Thursday. The receipt books bear serial numbers from 82601 to 82800. The last legitimate receipt that was issued bore the serial number 82685, so the Council advises everyone to refuse any receipt […]

Man reportedly stabbed near Civic

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was reportedly stabbed near the Belize City Centre last night. Unofficial reports are that the stabbing occurred during a robbery. The victim was stabbed in the left side of the chest. The Reporter will release his name a
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Man reportedly stabbed near Civic

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man was reportedly stabbed near the Belize City Centre last night. Unofficial reports are that the stabbing occurred during a robbery. The victim was stabbed in the left side of the chest. The Reporter will release his name and condition after his family has […]

Youth reportedly shot

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are investigating a report that a youth was shot about a half hour ago in Belize City. The report is that the incident happened on Raccoon Street in the Collet area and that the youth allegedly had a gun. Rhe youth repor
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Youth reportedly shot

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police are investigating a report that a youth was shot about a half hour ago in Belize City. The report is that the incident happened on Raccoon Street in the Collet area and that the youth allegedly had a gun. Rhe youth reportedly got shot […]

Man chopped during argument

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man reportedly suffered chop wounds on the left side of his neck earlier today in Belize City. Thw incident happened on Mapp Street and left Zagreus Ford, 37, of Cleghorn Street wounded but in a stable condition. Ford claims
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Man chopped during argument

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man reportedly suffered chop wounds on the left side of his neck earlier today in Belize City. Thw incident happened on Mapp Street and left Zagreus Ford, 37, of Cleghorn Street wounded but in a stable condition. Ford claims he was standing on Mapp […]

Police say youth who was shot pointed gun at them

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say the minor who was shot this evening on Raccoon Street pointed a gun at them and they shot him in his feet to disarm and restrain him. Police say the incident unfolded around 5:15 p.m., when they responded to a reoor
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Police say youth who was shot pointed gun at them

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police say the minor who was shot this evening on Raccoon Street pointed a gun at them and they shot him in his feet to disarm and restrain him. Police say the incident unfolded around 5:15 p.m., when they responded to a reoort that a […]

San Pedro bartender shot to the head, two suspects detained

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A San Pedro bartender, Osner Campos, 26, who was shot to the head during a robbery at the bar he is employed, is lucky to be alive because his injury was not life threatening. Campos was working at Wayo’s bar in th
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San Pedro bartender shot to the head, two suspects detained

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A San Pedro bartender, Osner Campos, 26, who was shot to the head during a robbery at the bar he is employed, is lucky to be alive because his injury was not life threatening. Campos was working at Wayo’s bar in the Boca Del Rio […]

Construction worker shot dead inside his house

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Trouble went looking for Orbin Garrido all the way at his house sometime after 8:00 on Wednesday night, when he was shot dead as he sat in a chair inside his small plywood structure in the Holy Emanuel Extension area of the Lak
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Construction worker shot dead inside his house

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Trouble went looking for Orbin Garrido all the way at his house sometime after 8:00 on Wednesday night, when he was shot dead as he sat in a chair inside his small plywood structure in the Holy Emanuel Extension area of the Lake Independence area […]

Punta Gorda store robbed of over $30,000

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Punta Gorda store was robbed of over $30,000 in cash and items over the weekend during an armed burglary. The owner of James Store in Punta Gorda town, Huigiang Chen, and his wife were both tied up during the robbery. C
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Punta Gorda store robbed of over $30,000

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A Punta Gorda store was robbed of over $30,000 in cash and items over the weekend during an armed burglary. The owner of James Store in Punta Gorda town, Huigiang Chen, and his wife were both tied up during the robbery. Chen told police that […]

Esperanza shooting leaves man bullet-riddled, but alive

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who walked free of a murder charge recently became the target for a murder on Wednesday night; and while he was shot five times, he survived the attack. Joseph August, 28, was alone in a yard in Esperanza village, Cayo so
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Esperanza shooting leaves man bullet-riddled, but alive

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man who walked free of a murder charge recently became the target for a murder on Wednesday night; and while he was shot five times, he survived the attack. Joseph August, 28, was alone in a yard in Esperanza village, Cayo sometime around 9:00 […]

Man killed in hit and run incident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man is dead after a vehicle knocked him down on Thursday night on the San Estevan road, Orange Walk. The Reporter understands that sometime before 7:00 p.m., Melito Medina, 51, was walking to his house in the Petville area wh
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Man killed in hit and run incident

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A man is dead after a vehicle knocked him down on Thursday night on the San Estevan road, Orange Walk. The Reporter understands that sometime before 7:00 p.m., Melito Medina, 51, was walking to his house in the Petville area when a vehicle struck him […]

Man reportedly shot in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Reliable reports indicate that a man was shot a few minutes ago in Belize City. Preliminary information is that the shooting occurred in the vicinity of Holy Emmanuel Street. The Reporter will have on this breaking story later.
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Man reportedly shot in Belize City

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Reliable reports indicate that a man was shot a few minutes ago in Belize City. Preliminary information is that the shooting occurred in the vicinity of Holy Emmanuel Street. The Reporter will have on this breaking story later.

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