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A murder-suicide no one can explain

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:04
Police say Bobby Godfrey shot Delsie Smith in the AAA Security company office, and then shot himself BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–The management and officers of the AAA Security Company, located at Mile 2 1/2 on the Philip Goldson […]

Chester and Marco told by police brass to “cool off”

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:04
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–In our previous edition of the Amandala, we indicated that a legal battle between two senior officers was looming over the Belize Police Department. In an interview with the press on Monday, Deputy Commissioner of […]

After 3 years, still no justice for Danny Conorquie

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–It has been said time and again that Danny Conorquie, the 20-year-old Special Constable of the Tourism Police Unit who was gunned down in cold blood at the Caracol temple in western Belize on September […]

Regular gas jumps 92 cents

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–The Government of Belize, via the Belize Bureau of Standards, has announced that pump prices will increase for regular gasoline and diesel as of midnight tonight. Roughly two weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance had […]

A chat with Cador – Belize City football star of the 1960s

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Sun. Sept. 17, 2017–(My former Diamond-A teammate Solomon Usher informed me of his presence in the old capital, and I met Cador at his family home, corner Collet Canal and Cemetery Road, on Wednesday evening, September 13. Unfortunately, […]

Belize suspends PetroCaribe fuel imports

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Fri. Sept. 15, 2017–In an announcement made earlier this week, the Alba PetroCaribe office, a joint venture arrangement between the Government of Belize and the Government of Venezuela, announced that they had decided to suspend imports from Venezuela, […]

Los verdaderos jefes de Barrow

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
“Sus vidas fueron un estudio de contrastes. Robert Sidney Turton era un ultra-capitalista, mujeriego e iconoclasta irreverente. George Cadle Price era un bachiller ascético, citador de la Biblia que se había desprendido de las posesiones materiales y que nunca había […]

Lennox Samuels, conflict reporter, pursued news even into war zones

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
“I want to keep carrying on and die with my boots on…” Samuels says BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Lennox Samuels, a veteran Belizean journalist who led a very successful career in the USA, has traveled widely to pursue his […]

Donald Trump’s first presidential listing of major drug transit countries includes Belize

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Fri. Sept. 15, 2017–US president Donald Trump, in a memo released two days ago, has listed Belize as one of 22 major drug transit or major illicit drug-producing countries for fiscal year 2018. This is the first list […]

Week 6 in the books for PLB 2017-2018 Opening Season

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:01
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017–Already, six weeks have been completed in the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2017-2018 Opening Season, and defending champions Belmopan Bandits SC (yes, the league says that’s their name again) extended their lead in the […]

Dead man found in river identified as Dean Bennett of San Ignacio

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:05
SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Yesterday, an unidentified corpse was recovered from the Macal River not far from the new bridge (which is unnamed) in Santa Elena. Police said that when the corpse was recovered, it was in […]

Marco takes on Chester!

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:04
Sr. Supt. Marco Vidal said that he agreed with the “widely-held” perception that “certain groups were allowed to thrive in the marijuana trade while others were not allowed to thrive on that trade under the previous commander [ACP Chester Williams].” […]

Belizean-American, Georgia Barnett, survived the World Trade Center terrorist attack on 9/11

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:03
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Sept. 11, 2017–In the United States, today marked the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack in which 17 terrorists, whose affiliations were traced to the extremist terror network of al-Qaeda, used four commercial airliners to crash […]

Lake draws, 1-1, with Kulture in Over-40 back match; semifinals begin this weekend

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 13, 2017–Kulture Yabra Veterans were almost upset on Sunday at the MCC in their back match against Pickstock Lake-I, who held a 1-nil lead until late in Sunday’s match to draw the curtain on regular season. […]

“In the Paint” Kobe to Jarrell – “Keep shooting that thing, young fella; you putting Belize on the map.”

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Those are the words of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, ordinarily known in basketball circles as the “Black Mamba,” to Jarrell Velasquez, 25, one of Belize’s brightest and rising basketball star, following a friendly basketball game […]

Witness to Daniel Sosa’s shooting death in Hilmar Alamilla’s vehicle executed on San Antonio road

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:02
ORANGE WALK TOWN, Orange Walk District, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–UDP henchman Hilmar “David” Alamilla, 42, was charged for the July 29 murder of Daniel “Danny Boy” Sosa, 24, who was shot once in the head inside Alamilla’s vehicle. The shooting […]

Virginia Garnett has triplets: Marlon, Malrick and Miracle

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:02
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Triplets are very rarely born in Belize, and a young single mother, Virginia Garnett, 20, considers herself blessed to have given birth to two boys and a girl: Marlon, Malrick and then Miracle. The babies […]

Franz Parke – What it is, is what it is!

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:02
The Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon Dean Barrow, has advised the Governor General to appoint Franz Parke to be a judge on the Court of Appeal of Belize. As I write this, he has not yet been appointed. There […]

A tale of three strikers – Amandala FLASHBACK!!!

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:01
(Reproduced from Amandala No. 979 of Friday, June 24, 1988, page 2 Editorial) In the year 1973, the St. Martin de Porres Primary School football team won the Belize City competition sponsored for primary schools by the Belize City Football […]

A different world; Belize’s “Greek” returns from USA

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:01
Wed. Aug. 30, 2017, updated Tue. Sept. 12–We had received reports that former Belize City 1st Division football star of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Christopher Luben, known to fans as “the Greek,” was back in his old home […]