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George St. shoots Big Tom, James Young – they survive

The war on the streets between two Southside gangs continued on Saturday afternoon when a broad daylight shooting rocked the city.

Cop extorts $250 bribe in name of Chief Magistrate

Denver Stuart, a resident of Sandhill Village and father of nine, today visited Amandala to complain about a $250 bribe paid by to an officer of the Magistrate's Court #1, Police Constable #764 Tedford "Jordan" Augustine almost a month ago.

Police’s X-mas gift to Andy – Alford – 8 stitches!

Today, a West Street resident, Andy Alford, 27, is scheduled to attend an identification parade at the Queen Street Police Station Headquarters looking for an officer he claimed beat him up while he was in a detention cell over the weekend.

7 bullets for a baby boy!

A 14-year-old Standard 6 student is dead tonight, his body in the morgue at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after he was shot to death yesterday evening sometime around 6:10 while playing in a yard on Banak Street. As many as 25 shots shattered the silence, and today police collected 24 expended shells from the area. Mortally wounded at the end of the shooting was Queen’s Square Anglican student Randy Conorquie, 14, shot seven times in the body.

Three brothers to prison – one for life, and two for 15 years!

Jesus Olivarez 23rd person to be sentenced to life in prison. Three brothers - Jesus, Eliseo and Margarito Olivarez, who earlier this month were found guilty of murder, manslaughter and manslaughter, respectively, in respect of the death of Elvis Vasquez, 23, and the chopping of Elvis’ older brother, Victor, were sentenced today.

Police search for abductor of 12-year-old girl

Tonight, Orange Walk police and the family of a missing 12-year-old Orange Walk girl are glad to report that she has been found and returned safely home to her family. However, tonight the case has not closed because the police are now searching for a 23-year-old man, identified as Nicholas Garcia Keme, a resident of Orange Walk, in whose company the child was.

Trial Farm husband stabs wife, then himself Their children, ages 2 and 4, were witnesses

This morning two children - a little girl, 2, and a little boy, 4, were the only witnesses to a stabbing incident in which their father, 28, savagely stabbed their mother, 22, in the palm of her hand when she placed her hand over her stomach, which, it seemed, was the intended target for the knife. He then turned the knife on himself. The man, whose name police have not revealed because he has not been formally charged, stabbed himself in the stomach. The knife was stuck there until doctors removed it at the Northern Regional Hospital (NRH).

Bullets fly in Nisbet (FSTV) vs Williams (GOB) tourism dispute

A long-standing dispute over a high concrete fence blocking the free flow of cruise tourists on a boardwalk in the Fort Street area of Belize City erupted into contentious gunplay on Saturday morning when Ministry of Works personnel attempted to tear down the barrier. Reports to our newspaper are that around 9 o’clock on Saturday morning, November 18, Government workers started to cut a metal pipe in an attempt to begin the dismantling of a fence on the east side of the Fort Street Tourism Village (FSTV), which is the premier disembarkation point for cruise tourists in Belize.

Report to work – to death?

It was heart-wrenching today to see an only child, Shamira Chun, age 5, with tears welling in her eyes and hugging her mother after hearing that her daddy had been shot to death. What makes matters worse is that the family was preparing to celebrate Shamira’s sixth birthday this Sunday, on November 26. The plan has dramatically changed from celebrating a birthday to mourning for a funeral day.

At Iguana and Seagull, one more youth slain …

Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral Church for shooting victim, Dayan “Damion” Gordon, 22, also known as “Red Rat,” a resident of #46 Gibnut Street who was gunned down in cold blood over the weekend on the Southside of Belize City. While the funeral was being held four days after the shooting, police escorted the accused killers, Belize City residents Callum Sutherland and Alfred Conorquie, to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court and charged them with murder.

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