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Traffic accident claims woman’s life in Seine Bight

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:05
SEINE BIGHT, Stann Creek District, Thurs. July 20, 2017–At about 6:30 this morning, a Silverado F 350 pickup, being driven at the time by Obed Isaac Mojano, 19, a driver of Blackman Eddy, Cayo District, on its way to Placencia, […]

Valdez refused to “call name!”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:04
The ex-Superintendent of Police refused to say who ordered him to stop investigating the immigration irregularities,  “due to legal ramifications” BELMOPAN, Wed. July 19, 2017–At the Senate Select Committee investigating the Auditor General’s report on the Immigration Department for the […]

Two cops charged with extortion

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 19, 2017–Two police officers who had been arrested and charged with extortion, were brought to court today by Crimes Investigation Branch police officers so that they could be arraigned on the charge. Corporal Marvin Salam, 37, […]

Newborn baby found in East Canal

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 20, 2017–The body of a full-term, newborn infant was recovered from the East Canal near the South Street Bridge at about 9:00 this morning. The infant was declared dead on the scene by a doctor of […]

Vista del Mar, Phase 1, needs help!

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
Dear Editor, Vista Del Mar in Phase 1, not sure if this place is a forgotten part of Belize, from what I see, the people, residents, through no fault of their own, are suffering and reaping the consequences of the […]

“In the Paint” – Interoffice Basketball round-up

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
BTL bounces back with 80-75 win over Tuff e Nuff, while Dragons embarrasses Bulldogs, 99-66 BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 19, 2017–BTL used a 25-15 fourth-quarter run against Tuff e Nuff to overcome a 60 to 55 five-point third-quarter deficit, ultimately […]

Fire destroys 3 houses; 9 people homeless on Supaul Street

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 17, 2017–At about 3:30 yesterday morning, while most people were sleeping, fire engulfed and destroyed three houses in a yard on Supaul Street, leaving 9 people homeless. All their household furnishings and other possessions were destroyed. […]

US-bound travelers face tighter security screening; terrorism cited

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 19, 2017–As of today, US-bound travelers departing from Belize via American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, the four airlines currently providing direct flights from Belize to the USA, will be subject to […]

Cecil Gill hands himself in to police

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 20, 2017–Cecil Walton Gill, 36, a computer technician of Boots Crescent, Belize City, has been arrested and charged, pending arraignment at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, for the murder of his friend and neighbor, Phillip Michael […]

Your citizenship

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 00:01
The identity of an individual and their citizenship in a given nation are probably two of the most important identifying marks any person can have. Being able to identify one’s self is part of the hallmark of who we are. […]

Three killed in separate traffic collisions; several people injured

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:05
ST. MATTHEWS, George Price Highway, Cayo District, Mon. July 17, 2017–Three people are dead and several others are injured after they were involved in five separate road traffic collisions on the highways over the weekend. Dead are Gilbert Romero, Jr., […]

Keith Yearwood alleges GSU brutality

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:04
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 17, 2017–Keith Francis Yearwood, a younger brother of Inspector of Police Fitzroy Yearwood, a Police Press Officer for Eastern Division North, told Amandala this evening that he suffered an unprovoked beating by four police Gang Suppression […]

Juan Choc, 23, remanded for murder of Bangladeshi businessman

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 17, 2017–A construction worker was arraigned and remanded to the Belize Central Prison this morning on a charge of murder in connection with the death by strangulation of a Bangladeshi businessman who was found naked and […]

New trial for Orel Leslie, Tyrone Meighan and Brandon Baptist

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 17, 2017–The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Belize’s highest court, held a hearing by teleconference this morning between its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and the Belize City Supreme Court, where attorneys Anthony Sylvestre and […]

Mexican officials not barring Belize buses into Mexico

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 17, 2017–Belize bus companies traveling to Chetumal, Mexico, will no longer be traveling into that city, but will travel only to the northern border where the passengers will disembark, and they will have to make their […]

Belizean Diaspora – No Representation without Taxation!

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
Elements within the Belizean diaspora have been agitating lately for political representation in Belize. Perhaps many of them are familiar with that old refrain, “No Taxation without Representation”. The phrase is said to have originated prior to United States independence, […]

The reef, the oil, and the politics

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
We saw a story in The Times of London from Thursday, July 13, 2017, which intrigued us. Premier Oil and its partners had told The Times of a “world class” discovery of up to two billion barrels of oil off […]

He had his friend’s gun, and they were both remanded to jail

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
COTTON TREE, Cayo District, Fri. July 14, 2017–Two more persons have run afoul of the severe gun laws of Belize. The men — two farmers of Cotton Tree: David Estrada, 50, and his friend Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez, 55 — […]

Teresa Coy, 19 months, drowns in well in her yard

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
MAYA MOPAN, Belmopan, Cayo District, Fri. July 14, 2017–A 6-foot deep hole in the yard of the Coy family in Maya Mopan, Belmopan, over which an outdoor toilet was to be built, claimed the life of a 19-month-old infant, Teresa […]

Thoughts for Ms. Lisa Shoman …

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:01
I see posts from Ms. Lisa Shoman on Facebook from time to time, when some mutual friend shares them. Some time ago she put up a story that deserved being sent back for more baking. Really, I hoped that someone […]