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Emmanuel Ampomah, 52, taxi driver, fatally stabbed on Seashore drive

Emmanuel Ampomah, 52, taxi driver, fatally stabbed on Seashore drive

BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 17, 2019– Emmanuel Ampomah, 52, a taxi driver originally from Ghana, Africa, was stabbed to death in his car at about 8:00 last night on Seashore Drive in Buttonwood Bay by one [...]

Roderick Elijio, 57, ITVET instructor, dies in traffic accident

Roderick Elijio, 57, ITVET instructor, dies in traffic accident

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 18. 2019– At about 2:30 this morning, Roderick Elijio, 57, was driving towards Belize City from Orange Walk when he lost control of his pickup, ran off the road and slammed into [...]

Jose Hilario Diaz, 53, shot to death in his clothing store

Jose Hilario Diaz, 53, shot to death in his clothing store

BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 17, 2019– Jose Hilario Diaz, 53, the owner of the “Me To You” clothing stand on Cemetery Road, Belize City, was shot to death in his store at about 5:00 Tuesday evening. [...]

Anke Doehm, 48, to stand trial for death of adopted daughter, Faye Lin Cannon, 13

Anke Doehm, 48, to stand trial for death of adopted daughter, Faye Lin Cannon, 13

The child had been beaten to death; she also had been physically and sexually abused SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Wed. July 17, 2019– Anke Doehm, 48, an American who had been living in San Pedro and [...]

$2,000 reward for the arrest of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa’s killer

$2,000 reward for the arrest of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa’s killer

SAN JOSE PALMAR, Orange Walk District, Mon. July 15, 2019– A reward of $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of Yanira Novelo De La Rosa, 26, a [...]

Joseph Budna free, but for how long?

Joseph Budna free, but for how long?

To get Budna back in Guat jail, Guats must go to BZ Foreign Affairs ministry, says Compol BELMOPAN, Mon. July 15, 2019– Joseph Budna, 38, a Belizean who has been serving a 30-year jail sentence in [...]

Patrick Reyes, Teakettle villager convicted of double murder, to be eligible for parole after serving 40 years

Patrick Reyes, Teakettle villager convicted of double murder, to be eligible for parole after serving 40 years

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 12, 2019– Patrick Reyes, a resident of Teakettle who was convicted of a double murder and was given two life sentences, was told today by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin that he would [...]

Jealous ex-husband’s life sentence for murder commuted to 25 years

Jealous ex-husband’s life sentence for murder commuted to 25 years

Alwin Gabb stabbed Nolan Arana to death on July 1, 2007 BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 12, 2019– Alwin Gabb, 46, who was convicted of the murder of Nolan Arana, an employee of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, [...]

Mason’s beheading murder trial resumes in voir dire

Mason’s beheading murder trial resumes in voir dire

Reporters weren’t allowed in the courtroom, and police obstructed media cameras BELMOPAN, Tues. July 9, 2019– The most sensational murder trial in recent times is taking place in the April Session of the Belmopan Supreme Court. [...]

Five alleged human traffickers charged

Five alleged human traffickers charged

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 11, 2019– Five persons, 3 men and 2 women, all of them Belizean nationals, were charged with facilitating the commission of a crime by assisting in the transportation of four Honduran nationals [...]