Home invasion in Santa Elena

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We call them home invasions but the legal terminology is “Aggravated burglary”. Whatever the name, it is a frightening experience for those families that have had to endure one; and a Santa Elena family just had the horrific experience last night, Thursday July 18.  According to...

UB student arrested for Belize City’s last known murder

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The last murder in Belize City occurred 11 days ago when 21-year-old Jamal Anthony Neal was gunned down in the late evening of Monday, July 8, 2013.   Today, almost two weeks later, police say their trigger man has been identified as 21-year-old A UB student, Jedd Burgess.  Mr...

Post mortem examination result for Jose Mario Umana has been released

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The post mortem examination result for Belmopan taxi man 45 year old Jose Mario Umana has been released. The examiner certified the cause of death to be Traumatic shock, due to Head Trauma with a Blunt instrument. Whoever hit Umana in the head and killed him also dumped his body...

Mark Seawell continues to fight extradition to US

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44 year old Mark Seawell must wait two more weeks to hear his fate as he continues his fight against extradition to the United States. But he nearly missed his chance today as attorney Arthur Saldivar appeared one minute away from the moment Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin was...

Chiquibul Symposium identifies threats to endangered forest

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On Friday, the Chiquibul Forest and Nature Reserve is Ground Zero in the fight against deforestation, Guatemalan incursion and national pride. Every year, more of its acreage is sacrificed to sustain the demands for xate, gold and other precious natural resources. Today, there...

Mayor’s Community Awards held in Dangriga

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Dangriga Town hosted a Mayor’s Community Awards Friday. The purpose was to recognize individuals from the respective Zones within Dangriga for their work within the community. Our Dangriga Correspondent Harry Arzu Reports. [Play video]

Man on remand for alleged indecent assault upon a minor

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Another man is on remand for another alleged indecent assault upon a minor.  He is Edelmiro Oliver, a Belize City man who appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to answer to a single charge of aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon an 8-year-old girl.   The...

American boy attacked by wild cat at Belize Zoo

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          This Morning a US news article spoke of a ten year old American boy who was attacked by a wild cat while on vacation in Belize. According to the article, the young boy, along with his parents, visited the Belize Zoo, which is where the incident...

Counterfeit Belizean currency in Belize City

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Counterfeit Belizean currency has turned up at a local grocery store. Police say they are looking for a Belize City man who went to a grocery store on Jane Usher Blvd on Wednesday night. The man paid the cashier with two fifty dollar bills bearing the same serial number DG16891....

Armed robbery in San Pedro

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An armed robbery was reported on the island of Ambergris Caye. On Thursday afternoon,  a 13year old student of San Pedro Town along with three of his friends, were in front of Patio’s Pier which is located on Beach-front, when they were approached by a Hispanic male person riding...

Minister of National Security comments on Steven Buckley’s Medical Expenses

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Following an appearance on his party’s radio station WAVE on Thursday,  John Saldivar was approached by members of the press concerning two recent matters involving the Police Department: the saddling of attempted murder victim Steven Buckley with a six-thousand dollar hospital...

Belizean Michael Silva on INTERPOL’s wanted list

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Belizean Michael Silva  is  on INTERPOL’s wanted list. The International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL, is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation. In 2011,  Silva’s girlfriend was found murdered in his home in San Ignacio, having...

DNA Training at Galen University

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We got news of an exciting training being done at Galen University; so we stopped by to see. It turns out that they were just finishing a three day course never before offered in Belize; teaching students to extract DNA and to identify organisms based on their genetic make-up....

Constitutional March in Corozal

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Tomorrow the 6th in a series of Constitutional marches will be held in Corozal town. Every other district in the country has held one where Christians and non Christians alike who are opposed to the Gender Policy 2013, have taken to marches and Rallies. Hundreds and in some...