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Hit-and- run accident leaves girl, 16, in a coma

Hit-and- run accident leaves girl, 16, in a coma

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Thurs. Aug. 3, 2017–Monique Morey, 16, a student of Belize City, is presently in a coma in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after she was knocked down by an unknown driver in Orange [...]

Girl, 16, from Billy White, reported missing

Girl, 16, from Billy White, reported missing

BILLY WHITE, Cayo District, Thurs. Aug. 3, 2017–Melissa Jeanette Hernandez, 16, of Billy White, Cayo District, has been reported missing from home since last Friday, July 28, when she left that morning to get a Humes Bus [...]

Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith demits office

Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith demits office

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 2, 2017–Ann Marie Smith, a Jamaican national, was appointed Chief Magistrate of Belize, and took up her appointment on September 1, 2011. After being on the bench for six years, however, Chief [...]

Tropic Air drops flights to Chetumal, Merida and San Pedro Sula

Tropic Air drops flights to Chetumal, Merida and San Pedro Sula

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Thurs. Aug. 3, 2017-Earlier this year, the administration of Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced new taxes to meet the 80-plus million-dollar deficit it had in its proposed budget for 2016/17. One such [...]

Cops rescue teenagers from strong currents of Macal River

Cops rescue teenagers from strong currents of Macal River

CRISTO REY, Cayo District, Mon. July 31, 2017–Five police officers of the Belmopan Police Formation have been hailed as heroes after they saved three young men – Kevin Requeña, 17; Leigh Alvarado, 17; and Byron Oliva, [...]

Jose Castellanos, 37, shot and killed in Santa Elena

Jose Castellanos, 37, shot and killed in Santa Elena

SANTA ELENA, Cayo District, Fri. July 28, 2017–Police are investigating the death of Jose Leonardo Nuñez Castellanos, 37, a Honduran construction worker of Santa Cruz, Cayo District, who was found lying face-down with multiple gunshot wounds [...]

Two would-be church burglars denied bail

Two would-be church burglars denied bail

BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 26, 2017–Two residents of Wagner’s Lane were remanded to the Belize Central Prison this morning after they were arraigned on a charge of attempted burglary. Shaquille Martinez, 23, a self-employed yard cleaner, [...]

Mario Galvez tries to protect ex-girlfriend, but DPP says case will proceed to trial

Mario Galvez tries to protect ex-girlfriend, but DPP says case will proceed to trial

BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 25, 2017–Three adults and a minor (who is still remanded), who are facing charges in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary that occurred at the home of businessman Mario Galvez on Wednesday, [...]

UEF celebration of Emancipation Day August 1

UEF celebration of Emancipation Day August 1

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 27, 2017–The UBAD Educational Foundation has put together a series of activities to commemorate the 179th anniversary of Emancipation Day on August 1. Amandala spoke to UEF Chairperson YaYa Marin Coleman and [...]

Relocation of Belize buses to ADO Terminal is putting a hurt on the vendors at Lazaro Cardinez Market

Relocation of Belize buses to ADO Terminal is putting a hurt on the vendors at Lazaro Cardinez Market

CHETUMAL, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Thurs. July 27, 2017– After agreeing to abide by new regulations and traffic laws in Chetumal, Belizean bus operators have now been informed that they must relocate their buses while in Chetumal [...]