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Fire-fighter ‘Baney’ Lennan is Latest Murder Victim

A firefighter was executed early on Thursday night. He was heading to his house on Welch Street, Belize City when Jiovanni Ian Lennan, was ambushed from behind by a gunman [...]

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Mahogany Street Barber Claims Police Brutality

Mahogany Street Barber Claims Police Brutality

Well-known Belize City barber and cabdriver Ursulo Mendoza, known by many as Dread or Barba, was manhandled by a pair of policemen attached to the Special Patrol Unit on Wednesday.  [...]...

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Barrio El Juda – a Guatemalan Community Inching its Way in Belize

Barrio El Juda – a Guatemalan Community Inching its Way in Belize

The encroachment into Belizean territory was as clear as daylight when we visited Barrio El Juda on the western border on Thursday. Guatemalan families have settled there and their community [...]...

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Firebrand Activist Geovanni Brackett Calls on G.O.B. to Act Now

Firebrand Activist Geovanni Brackett Calls on G.O.B. to Act Now

Joining the trip to the western border on Thursday was firebrand activist and former COLA President Geovanni Brackett. Brackett saw the developing Guatemalan community that has been inching its way [...]...

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Belize People’s Front says Belizeans Need to Put Pressure on Government

Belize People’s Front says Belizeans Need to Put Pressure on Government

Nefretery Nancy Marin is the leader of the recently formed Belize People’s Front. Marin was also present during Thursday’s trip to the Barrio el Juda along Belize’s side of the [...]...

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G.O.B. Fixes LPG Prices

G.O.B. Fixes LPG Prices

The government has moved to establish fix prices for the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas known as L.P.G. beginning this Saturday.  The fixed prices are to prevent predatory pricing by [...]...

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MOH Still Struggling with Procurement of Anti-retroviral Medication

MOH Still Struggling with Procurement of Anti-retroviral Medication

The procurement of anti-retroviral medication for persons living with HIV/AIDS continues to be an issue for the Ministry of Health. For months the Ministry has been battling with a shortage [...]...

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Grinage Brothers Freed of Murder Charge

Grinage Brothers Freed of Murder Charge

John and Sheldon Grinage were freed on Thursday for the murder of thirty-two-year-old Mariano Castillo. Crown Counsel Portia Staine-Ferguson entered a nolle prosequi since a witness could not be located. [...]...

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A Payment Plan to Compensate Candice Miller

A Payment Plan to Compensate Candice Miller

There is fresh information tonight in respect of a proposal by former City administrator Candice Miller to the Belize City Council.  Pending an appeal, Miller has proposed to stop the [...]...

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Proposal for Decrease in Security Companies’ Gun License Fees

Proposal for Decrease in Security Companies’ Gun License Fees

On Thursday, the Belize Police Department held a meeting with about twenty-five registered gun dealers in the country. That meeting, led by Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, covered a number [...]...

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Victor L. Bryant’s Gun Dealer License Still Under Review

Victor L. Bryant’s Gun Dealer License Still Under Review

One of the issues covered during the meeting was the storage of the firearms. Commissioner of Police Williams says that remains a high priority and they continue to carry out [...]...

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Independence Day Fire on Caye Caulker Caused by a Candle

Independence Day Fire on Caye Caulker Caused by a Candle

While with the Fire Chief earlier today, the media got an update on the Independence Day fire on Caye Caulker during which one person lost his life in the blaze. [...]...

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National Fire Service Under a New Fire Chief; How’s that Going?

National Fire Service Under a New Fire Chief; How’s that Going?

Fire Chief Colin Gillett was recently appointed to the position after career fire-fighter and former chief Ted Smith retired. Gillett, like Smith’s predecessors, did not move up the ranks of [...]...

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Calgary Fire Fighter’s Association Donates Truck to Corozal Fire Department

Calgary Fire Fighter’s Association Donates Truck to Corozal Fire Department

It is well documented that there is need for additional equipment and fire trucks for the National Fire Service to adequately fire fight in times of disasters. On Thursday, the [...]...

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B.E.L. Inaugurates New Branch Office in San Pedro

B.E.L. Inaugurates New Branch Office in San Pedro

In the prime tourism island of San Pedro this morning, B.E.L. opened its first permanent branch office. With record tourism numbers, the utility company recognizes the need to keep up [...]...

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Liyan Moralez is Most Outstanding Candidate in 2019 CAPE Exams

Liyan Moralez is Most Outstanding Candidate in 2019 CAPE Exams

Nineteen-year-old Liyan Moralez is majoring in chemistry and math at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad & Tobago.  He is the Most Outstanding Candidate in [...]...

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Mark King and U.D.P. – What’s His Future with the Party?

Mark King and U.D.P.  – What’s His Future with the Party?

Former Lake I U.D.P area representative Mark King on Thursday let loose  questioning the quality of candidates running for high posts in the  in the U.D.P. King was highly critical  [...]...

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Mangrove Education Onboard the Mangrove Maiden

Mangrove Education Onboard the Mangrove Maiden

Mangroves serve many important functions for coastal communities. They act as a watershed and provide storm surge protection, as well as land stabilization. They also provide habitat for fish, birds [...]...

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BECOL to BELPO – We Are Not Responsible

BECOL to BELPO – We Are Not Responsible

On November thirteenth we told you about the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy concerns about the state of the Macal River. In that story, BELPO’s Candy Gonzalez made [...]...

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Belize Beats French Guiana 2-0

Belize Beats French Guiana 2-0

The Belize Jaguars faced off with French Guiana on Thursday night in Belmopan in the CONCACAF Nation’s League. At the end of the ninety-minute game, Belize won two-nil. An early [...]...

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Belize Jaguars Heads to Grenada

Belize Jaguars Heads to Grenada

And less than twenty-four hours after that win, today the Belize Jaguars hopped on a flight to travel to Grenada. The team will spend the overnight in Miami and arrive [...]...

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F.F.B. Update on Belize’s Place in the CONCACAF Nations League

F.F.B. Update on Belize’s Place in the CONCACAF Nations League

So, Belize won a match on Thursday night and they have another game on Sunday in the CONCACAF Nation’s League. These games are to help qualify for the 2021 Gold [...]...

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Belize District Dominates the National Primary School Championships

Belize District Dominates the National Primary School Championships

Turning to the local competition in volleyball, Championship Games concluded just a few minutes ago at the Civic Centre in Belize City. Belize Elementary School of Belize City and San [...]...

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Did the Plane Land?

Did the Plane Land?

Commissioner Chester Williams confirmed today that there was a suspect low flying aircraft within Belize’s airspace late Monday. But he says that there is no information to suggest that the [...]...

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Crow-footing of CitCo’s Assets Affect Maintenance Work

Crow-footing of CitCo’s Assets Affect Maintenance Work

At the start of the week, former City Council Administrator, Candice Miller started to crowfoot the assets of the Belize City Council located at its facility on the George Price [...]...

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