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Lennox Samuels, conflict reporter, pursued news even into war zones

Lennox Samuels, conflict reporter, pursued news even into war zones

“I want to keep carrying on and die with my boots on…” Samuels says BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Lennox Samuels, a veteran Belizean journalist who led a very successful career in the USA, has traveled [...]

Virginia Garnett has triplets: Marlon, Malrick and Miracle

Virginia Garnett has triplets: Marlon, Malrick and Miracle

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017–Triplets are very rarely born in Belize, and a young single mother, Virginia Garnett, 20, considers herself blessed to have given birth to two boys and a girl: Marlon, Malrick and [...]

Warriors on Wheels founder, Mary Alisa Franklin, brings campaign to Belize

Warriors on Wheels founder, Mary Alisa Franklin, brings campaign to Belize

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 6, 2017–Unless you’ve spent a day in a wheelchair, you very likely cannot begin to fathom the everyday challenges with which a paraplegic has to contend on a regular basis. Imagine having [...]

In Income Tax heist, a case against Ischelle Tablada crashes due to blotched caution statement procedure

In Income Tax heist, a case against Ischelle Tablada crashes due to blotched caution statement procedure

BELMOPAN, Fri. Sept. 1, 2017–Former government employee, Ischelle Tablada, who was charged with abetment to commit robbery in connection with a robbery last July at the Income Tax Department in Belmopan that netted the robbers almost [...]

Marcus Canul to be honored at Yucatec Maya celebration

Marcus Canul to be honored at Yucatec Maya celebration

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 31, 2017–Maya hero, Marcus Canul, will be the celebrated icon at a milestone event to honor and highlight the Yucatec Maya culture this weekend in Orange Walk Town. Arturo Cantun, chairperson of [...]

12 Belizean students depart for Cuba to study medicine

12 Belizean students depart for Cuba to study medicine

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 28, 2017–Since the late 1990’s, a number of Belizeans have been awarded scholarships to study medicine and become qualified doctors, courtesy of a scholarship program launched by the Cuban Government and its [...]

Why HARM?

Why HARM?

We have been informed of the charge read against the accused on the matter of the vicious beating of 22-year-old Galen student, Kevin Brown. The three accused were brought to court to face a single charge [...]

Understanding Belize’s decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana

Understanding Belize’s decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana

-A Rowland Parks exclusive to Amandala- On Friday, at the House of Representatives meeting, Home Affairs Minister Hon. Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington introduced a bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act to make provision for the [...]

Male inmates at the Belize Central Prison are mostly Creole; female inmates are mostly Hispanic

Male inmates at the Belize Central Prison are mostly Creole; female inmates are mostly Hispanic

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 16, 2017–The Kolbe Foundation has released January to June statistics for the Belize Central Prison, which as of the end of June, had a population of 1,297 inmates. The data is very [...]

PG cops charged with extortion of school principal

PG cops charged with extortion of school principal

PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Mon. Aug. 14, 2017–On Friday, two police officers were dragged into the Punta Gorda Magistrate’s court, where they were arraigned on charges of extortion. They both pleaded not guilty and were offered [...]