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Vanessa Champagne Paris Dead at Twenty-one

Twenty-one-year-old transgender woman, Vanessa Champagne Paris, died over the weekend at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga. Born Porfelio Rodriguez, he would assume the name and personality of a woman, [...]

Was it Food Poisoning or Suicide?

For LGBT activist Caleb Orozco, only the results of a post-mortem examination will provide some reasonable clarity, but the death in itself highlights what was Vanessa Champagne Paris’ very difficult [...]

LGBT Activist Remembers Champagne Paris

Vanessa Champagne Paris, a member of the transgender community, first came to Orozco’s attention in April 2014 after she was badly beaten by an angry mob in Belize City. It’s [...]

Ervin Reneau Gets Life in Prison for Double Murder

A decision was handed down in the case of forty-five year old Ervin Reneau, accused of the double murder of Edgar Ayala and David Longsworth, the son of well-known businessman, [...]

Well-known Belizean Artist John Jay is Killed in Dangriga

There was another death in the south. A sixteen year old minor is currently detained by Dangriga police for Friday night’s murder of a well known artist in the culture [...]

Gapi Turns Up the Heat on Guatemala at ACS Summit

This weekend, Cuba was the venue for the Association of Caribbean States’ seventh Summit of Heads of State and Government. Belize was represented by Gaspar Vega in his last official [...]

President Jimmy Morales Responds

Guatemala was also represented at the seventh Summit in Cuba, by President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales. Not surprisingly, the president didn’t take kindly to the address [...]

Salvadoran National Remanded for Sexual Assault of Minor

Earlier we told you about the sentencing of Ervin Reneau for the double murder of David Longworth and Edgar Ayala. But in the lower court, a forty-year-old Salvadoran national, who [...]

Cops Acquitted of Theft of Wallet Four Years Later

The Chief Magistrate also heard the case against two cops: Phillip Swift and John Galvez were charged for theft of a wallet with five hundred dollars and personal items belonging [...]

Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Dismal IMF Report

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, issued its Article Four Consultation Report last week and the economy outlook is dismal.  The report speaks to a decelerating economy amid increasing external vulnerabilities [...]

Police Ramp Up Security at Village Council Elections

Village Council elections are presently being held across the country and both political parties are fielding slates in the respective rural communities.  While the Village Council Elections are not supposed [...]

Belizean and Guatemalan Athletes Run for Peace

While diplomats and high-level representatives from both Belize and Guatemala try to forge some sort of acceptable accord between countries, there are other initiatives to do the same on other [...]

World’s Greatest Boxer Mohammad Ali Dead at 74

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali – died over the weekend. Ali was at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where he died on Friday. Considered one of the world’s greatest sporting figures, [...]

Sports Monday: Interoffice Basketball Competition Kicks Off

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The 2016 Interoffice Basketball Competition presented under the Belize District Basketball Association roared into action Friday night with 2 [...]