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Over $600,000 for BSCAP CEO; $2,500 for BSCAP members

Over $600,000 for BSCAP CEO; $2,500 for BSCAP members

Tanya Carter said that 6 years ago, BSCAP paid her a pittance — $20 BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 17, 2017–Seven days ago, Music Ambassador and political aspirant, Shyne Barrow, son of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, dropped [...]

Crazy gunman shoots boys, 9 and 12, and man, 27

Crazy gunman shoots boys, 9 and 12, and man, 27

Reproduced from page 3 of the Tuesday, August 15, 2017, #3109 issue of Amandala  SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Sun. Aug. 13, 2017-Two minors and an adult were hit by a hail of bullets in San Pedrito, [...]

1 dead, 3 injured after  18-wheeler overturned on Hummingbird

1 dead, 3 injured after 18-wheeler overturned on Hummingbird

HUMMINGBIRD HIGHWAY, HERSHEY COMMUNITY, Cayo District, Wed. Aug. 16, 2017–At about 6:00 this morning, an 18-wheeler lowboy truck that was traveling on the Hummingbird Highway from Belize City, transporting construction material from Benny’s Home Center to [...]

Prices up for regular gas and diesel

Prices up for regular gas and diesel

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 16, 2017–At midnight last night, pump prices were increased for regular gasoline and diesel at service stations across Belize. In the case of Belize City, the price of regular gasoline increased from [...]

Inside job – over $50,000 cash stolen from Caribbean Tires

Inside job – over $50,000 cash stolen from Caribbean Tires

SPANISH LOOKOUT, Cayo District, Mon. Aug. 14, 2017-In 2005, Caribbean Tires Limited in Spanish Lookout opened its offices for business for the first time. Since then, the company has not been subject to news coverage until [...]

Marijuana decriminalization laws ready for Parliament

Marijuana decriminalization laws ready for Parliament

Belize moves for the first time to remove criminal sanctions for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. It is not the same as ‘legalization,’ as fines would be levied for offenders, as is the [...]

Marconi Matus wins PUP mayoral vote

Marconi Matus wins PUP mayoral vote

SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Mon. Aug. 14, 2017–On Sunday, members and supporters of the People’s United Party (PUP) converged at the Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town to elect a mayoral candidate for the 2018 [...]

6 Guatemalan men busted panning for Belize gold

6 Guatemalan men busted panning for Belize gold

SAN IGNACIO, Mon. Aug. 14, 2017–Over the weekend, six Guatemalan men were busted inside the Chiquibul National Park panning for gold. According to a statement issued by the Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), at around [...]

Guatemalan farmer, Cesar Monroy, murdered in Alta Vista

Guatemalan farmer, Cesar Monroy, murdered in Alta Vista

ALTA VISTA, Stann Creek District, Wed. Aug. 9, 2017–Dangriga police are investigating the murder of Guatemalan farmer, Cesar Augusto Monroy, 49, of Alta Vista, whose body was found in a state of decomposition on the Davis [...]

Murder in gacho shop

Murder in gacho shop

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 9, 2017–Ruben Esquivel Aguilar, 45, a Guatemalan, who came to Belize City to visit his sisters and relatives who own and operate a gacho shop on Mahogany Street, located just about a [...]