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Taiwan further supports Belizean endeavors

Taiwan further supports Belizean endeavors

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 16, 2019– The newly appointed Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize made his public speaking debut at the Presidential Series Lecture hosted by the University of Belize on Friday, May 3. Under the theme [...]

Lindon Baldwin, 23, executed on Ebony Street

Lindon Baldwin, 23, executed on Ebony Street

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 15, 2019– Lindon Baldwin, 23, a laborer of Ebony Street, Belize City, was found lying face-up in a drain near a fence in some bushes at the corner of Ebony Street and [...]

Guatemala will spend Q100 million to settle claim at ICJ, Prensa Libre reports

Guatemala will spend Q100 million to settle claim at ICJ, Prensa Libre reports

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 15, 2019– Taking a case to the International Court of Justice is a very expensive proposition. A report in the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre says that Guatemala will spend more than Q100 [...]

Attorney Norman Rodriguez’s rape case set for mention in June Session of Southern District

Attorney Norman Rodriguez’s rape case set for mention in June Session of Southern District

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 16, 2019– Former Magistrate Norman Rodriguez, who was arraigned on a charge of rape in early May 2017, has not had his day in court since a preliminary inquiry committed him to [...]

Two detainees escape from Independence Police Detention Block

Two detainees escape from Independence Police Detention Block

INDEPENDENCE, Stann Creek District, Fri. May 10, 2019– Gregory Flowers, 26, and Clinton Coleman, 36, both of Independence who were detained at the  holding cell at the Independence Police, pending investigation, one for theft and the [...]

Juan G. Marin, Jr., receives Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

Juan G. Marin, Jr., receives Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 13, 2019– On May 11, 2019, graduation ceremonies were held at Barnhill Arena at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR. Out of 4,500 graduates for the Spring 2019 ceremony, Juan G. Marin, [...]

Brian Brown charged $200 for threatening his mother

Brian Brown charged $200 for threatening his mother

BELIZE CITY, Tues. May 7, 2019– Brian Brown, 42, a former gang leader charged with using threatening words to his mother, Rose Jacobs, 61, was found guilty of the charge today by Magistrate Emerson Banner. Brown [...]

Three inmates escape from prison; two recaptured

Three inmates escape from prison; two recaptured

HATTIEVILLE, Belize District, Wed. May 8, 2019– Three inmates of the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville made a run for freedom at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon, but the escape was brief for two of them. Virgilio [...]

Gas leakage caused deadly explosion onboard water taxi

Gas leakage caused deadly explosion onboard water taxi

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 8, 2019– An ongoing investigation into the explosion that occurred at about 3:00 Sunday afternoon onboard “Water Jets”, a water taxi that was docked at the Ocean Ferry Water Taxi near the [...]

Suspected arson destroys five houses in Krooman Lagoon Reserve

Suspected arson destroys five houses in Krooman Lagoon Reserve

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 8, 2019– A fire that is believed to have been deliberately set, completely destroyed five houses and all the contents inside them in the Krooman Lagoon Reserve area, in the Collet Division, [...]