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  • TACO VENDOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT There are reliable reports indicating that at around 10:30 this morning a Belizean taco vendor located on the Phillip Goldson Highway near its junction with Buttonwood Bay Boulevard was robbed....
  • POLICE CONFIRM SHOOTING. Saint Joseph St. Friday Night Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have confirmed that a man was shot Friday evening on St Joseph Street in Belize City. Initially, it was not clear if Nyerere Parchue, 23,...
  • POLICE FIND STASH OF WEED & GUN Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two police searches, one in the north and the other in the west, have resulted in the discovery of a stash of weed and a gun;...
  • Cops Seize $100K in Illegal Painkillers Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter A significant shipment of Oxicodone pills, an opioid-based medication that can be converted into heroine, was intercepted by authorities in Spanish Lookout on Tuesday of this...

New book revisits rocky road to passage of Belize’s Domestic Violence Act

By Adele RamosFreelance Reporter At one point in Belize’s history, marital rape was not deemed to be a crime and there were no laws to specifically protect domestic violence victims from vicious attacks perpetrated against them in the home. Today, though, thanks to lobbying efforts of groups like the Belize

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3 arrested for near-fatal home invasion in San Pedro

Reporter: M. Sutherland Police have arrested three people – two men and a minor – for the near fatal home invasion last Thursday which left San Pedro resident, Cliff Kirk, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police have charged San Pedro residents, Christian Espat, 22; Nigel Williams, 25, and

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    Father and son charged for drug trafficking

Father and son charged for drug trafficking

Reporter: Michelle Sutherland A man and his son from the Finca Solano area of Corozal town were both arrested and charged for drug trafficking after a police raid on their home on July 5 yielded two parcels of cannabis. On July 5th, around 1:00 p.m. Corozal police executed a search

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    Belize city restaurant robbed

Belize city restaurant robbed

  Reporter: Michelle Sutherland. New Fortune Restaurant located at the corner of West Collet Canal and King street in Belize city was targetted by three thieves on Thursday night. While no one was injured in the hold-up, the men escaped with $700 in cash, proceeds from the day’s sale. Xinhui

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    Akeem Vargas shot dead on Wagner’s Lane

Akeem Vargas shot dead on Wagner’s Lane

A shooting on Wagner’s Lane in Belize city on Thursday night has claimed the life of Akeem Tiron Vargas, 25. Vargas was shot to the right side of his neck and under the right ear around 7:00 p.m on July 5. According to police, Vargas was walking towards his home

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    Two men arrested for stabbing and assault cases in St. Mathew’s village

Two men arrested for stabbing and assault cases in St. Mathew’s village

Two men, Germaine Joseph and Santos Eduardo Lopez, have been arrested for separate stabbing incidents, both of which happened in St. Mathew’s village recently. Joseph, 30, a construction worker of Roaring Creek village was charged with ‘attempted murder’ and ‘use of deadly means of harm’, which he allegedly committed against

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    UNCAC inspection team to finally arrive this weekend

UNCAC inspection team to finally arrive this weekend

A team of government experts from the nations of Haiti and Tuvalu, whose February visit to Belize was reportedly postponed due to logistical challenges with arranging their travel plans, is now set to arrive in Belize this weekend for the first country inspection visit since Belize acceded to the United

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    Guatemalan prisoners on the loose

Guatemalan prisoners on the loose

Three Guatemalan prisoners are on the loose after escaping from the Belize Central Prison this morning. Details are still forthcoming but reports are that 31-year-old  Ronnie Lopez, 23-year-old Abraham De Paz, and 41-year-old Encarnaracion De Paz escaped around 6 a.m. The men had been in prison for illegal entry into Belize

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