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Maya draw battle lines at Battlefield Park

“…there is a hand of the State behind this opposition…” alleges Cristina Coc, on the volatile issue of land ownership... The rumblings of dissent among the Maya people of Toledo over a movement to have their lands formally acknowledged by the government as inherited property, but blocked off as communal parcels rather than individual lease lands, swelled on the grounds of the Battlefield Park today.

Whodunit?

MoneyGram and stolen drivers license database used to fraudulently wire millions of dollars into Belize? Five members of the Coye family, of Johnson Street, Belize City, are due to stand trial next Tuesday, June 16, for money laundering charges in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court after the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) made a $1.5 million bust on New Year’s Eve at their home.

US shuts down “rogue” Belize-registered internet provider

Two Belize-based shell companies, Sun Limited and Mirarnay Systems Limited, both registered at 35 Barrack Road, Belize City, have been linked to what US authorities describe as a “rogue” internet service provider that the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to shut down today, disconnecting them from the Internet.

Another baby’s death blamed on PG medics!

Protest at PG Hospital’s doors planned for Wednesday... A flood of complaints and concerns over the services rendered at the Punta Gorda Hospital — and Friday’s death of a 6-month-old baby — has sparked an ad hoc group of Toledo residents to organize a protest to be held in front of the hospital’s door on Wednesday, in a demonstration slated to begin at 8:00 a.m.

7.1 quake rocks Honduras and Belize

Around 2:25 this morning, Belize City was rocked by major earthquake tremors, but by far, the greatest impact of the unexpected disaster was felt down south, where some homes on stilts sank into the ground, others keeled aside, and one concrete community water tank collapsed.

“This is not nice!!!”

Brokenhearted mother grieves for dead infant son, victim of hospital negligence.... “I carried my baby for nine months, thinking that I would carry my baby back home in my hands, but I will go with my hands empty, just because they don’t care,” said the grieving teen mother of Toledo, Cenaida Reymundo, today, as she and her mother-in-law, Laura, were making arrangements to take the baby back home for burial.

Mother delivers baby herself in PG hospital

Baby born with umbilical cord strangling him – investigation underway... A Punta Gorda father, Andy E. Jones, emailed us a letter today, detailing the terrible experience his wife, Cenaida, had when she went to the Punta Gorda Hospital to deliver her baby, who almost died.

The return of YaYa Marin-Coleman!

YaYa returns home, tells of prison ordeals! Kremandala radio and TV personality and journalist, Carolyn “YaYa” Marin Coleman, 42, returned to Belize on Tuesday on a 10:00 a.m. American Airlines flight out of Miami, after having passed through 7 prison facilities – oftentimes bound with waist, leg and arm shackles – within a span of less than 6 months.

CONCACAF axes Belize

Belize kicked out of CONCACAF Champions League.... The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) sent out a press release today cancelling a press conference it had previously scheduled for today at 4:00 p.m. at its headquarters in Belmopan.

Double trouble brews at BEL

As we go to press tonight, tensions between the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU) and the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) have flared up, even as the company faces a challenging four months ahead in maintaining the supply of power to the national grid, due to uncertainties over its supply from Mexico.

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