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Jorge Lemus, 52, found dead in a drain in Unitedville

Jorge Lemus, 52, found dead in a drain in Unitedville

UNITEDVILLE, Cayo District, Mon. June 19, 2017–The body of Jorge Lemus, 52, was found in Unitedville, in a drain bordering the George Price Highway, at around 8 o’clock on Saturday morning. He was observed with a [...]

Amazing Taiwan – Belize: 2017 Cultural Exchange Programme launched

Amazing Taiwan – Belize: 2017 Cultural Exchange Programme launched

BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 16, 2017–The 2017 Cultural Exchange Programme by the Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan was launched this morning at the House of Culture in Belize City. Captioned “Amazing Taiwan – [...]

Fire destroys house in Lake Independence: 5 people homeless

Fire destroys house in Lake Independence: 5 people homeless

BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 16, 2017–Five people are homeless after a fire completely destroyed a house (and its contents) in Lake Independence yesterday. The owner of the house, Katherine Sinclair, and her boyfriend, told Amandala that [...]

Supreme Court rejects DPP’s application to revoke Nicholi Rhys’ bail

Supreme Court rejects DPP’s application to revoke Nicholi Rhys’ bail

BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 16, 2017–The Supreme Court usually hears bail applications on Fridays, so it is on this day that remanded persons who are seeking to be released from custody on bail are usually brought [...]

Novel consumer complaint platform to report “dangerous” goods being finalized

Novel consumer complaint platform to report “dangerous” goods being finalized

BELIZE CITY, Tues. June 13, 2017–Consumers in Belize and the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon have access to a cutting-edge online platform where they can file complaints about dangerous or potentially harmful products, [...]

Two men committed to Supreme Court trial for possession of false nationality certificates

Two men committed to Supreme Court trial for possession of false nationality certificates

BELIZE CITY, Tues. June 13, 2017–Two men, one from the Corozal District and the other from the Belize District, will be indicted in the upcoming June session of the Supreme Court for being in possession of [...]

Former Immigration minister, Carlos Perdomo, “doesn’t agree,” “doesn’t know anything”

Former Immigration minister, Carlos Perdomo, “doesn’t agree,” “doesn’t know anything”

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. June 14, 2017–When the UDP became the ruling administration in 2008, Carlos Perdomo, a one-term Cabinet Minister, was the first person inside Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s Cabinet with responsibility for the Immigration [...]

US Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Adrienne Galanek, speaks to media, but doesn’t say much

US Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Adrienne Galanek, speaks to media, but doesn’t say much

BELIZE CITY, Sat. June 10, 2017–Earlier this month, the UDP’s Belize Rural North area representative, Hon. Edmond Castro, was stripped of his personal and diplomatic visas by the US Embassy. According to Castro, his visas were [...]

Court of Appeal allows appeal of convicted rapist; sentence and conviction set aside

Court of Appeal allows appeal of convicted rapist; sentence and conviction set aside

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 12, 2017–Today, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by Alberto Ical, who was convicted of robbery and rape and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Ical’s sentence was quashed and [...]

Withdrawal from church-state commission is not sabotage, says Rev. Papouloute

Withdrawal from church-state commission is not sabotage, says Rev. Papouloute

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 12, 2017–Less than a year after the church-state commission was constituted, two of the six church entities representing some of the biggest churches in the country have withdrawn amid an impasse over [...]