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Archive for July 16th, 2017

Justice for little girls in Belize

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:55

The death of 13year old Faye Lin Cannon, a young American girl living on Ambergris Caye with her American adoptive parents, has shocked the nation.  As relayed on various news outlets, the post mortem examination has revealed the young girl was physically and sexually abused and to such extent that ...

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Fix Helen Middleton Street

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:54

By Gilroy Usher, Sr.   Helen Middleton Street (HMS) is the last street to the west of Central American Blvd. in Belize City. This street is home to many residents including well-known Pastor Melvin Davis. It’s also home to a number of small businesses such as August Auto-electrical shop and Pastor Davis’ ...

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Only a Matter of Time

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:52

By: Mike Rudon Jr. A good friend of mine, incidentally firmly entrenched in the UDP camp, sent me a clipping of a story – a Trinidadian man arrested and charged for a Facebook post in which he stated that somebody should rape the wife and daughter of the Prime Minister, Dr. ...

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Thinking Out Loud

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:52

By: Kevin Bernard I have been watching with interest the moves by the UDP to select a slate to contest here in Orange Walk for Municipal Elections. It seems they have been having some difficulty getting persons to commit, despite the best efforts of Elodio Aragon Jr. and Patrick Faber who ...

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MY PERSPECTIVE – FOCUS ON FRENCH CREOLE

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:51

I have traveled to some fifteen Caribbean islands and countries, mostly in my work for the government over the past twenty or more years. Included in these have been Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Saint Maarten, and Surinam, along with the islands/countries of the English speaking Caribbean. I have not been ...

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OC Richard Rosado – Policeman or Politician?

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:50

Dear Editor: It is amazing that a politician ended up being an Officer Commanding in the police department. Richard Anthony Rosado is the former campaign manager of disgraced Immigration minister Elvin Penner. Rosado is now the Officer in Charge in San Ignacio and it is his first time serving as OC. Under ...

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FFB Fires Michael Blease

FFB Fires Michael Blease

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:49

Thursday, 13 July 2017 The turmoil within the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) is not over. Eighteen days after the embarrassment of an aborted ordinary congress due to a boycott, the Football Federation of Belize dismissed General Secretary Michael Blease. ...

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Why the MoD & BDF Coverup?

Why the MoD & BDF Coverup?

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:47

Thursday, 13 July 2017 The Financial Secretary Joseph Waight has frowned upon it as a serious breach of procedure but the public’s suspicion that the seriousness of the case is being downplayed has been justified. On Thursday July 6th, sometime ...

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Sexual Predator Convicted

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:46

Thursday, 13 July 2017 Bert Vasquez, 33, was convicted late Monday evening on charges of Forcible Abduction and Aggravated Assault of an indecent nature, will be sentenced on Friday, July 21st. A jury of seven men and two women deliberated for two hours before returning the verdict just before 6:30pm. The ...

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Guatemalan Killed in Police Shootout

Guatemalan Killed in Police Shootout

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:45

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 The Belize Police Department is conducting parallel investigations into an incident which resulted in Guatemalans Ervin Huex and Marlon Portillo being shot by Police. Huex received a wound to the chest and died on the spot, ...

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