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Friday, August 1,
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Three arrested for armed robbery
There is some good news coming out of the San Pedro Police Department as they have made an arrest in connection with the armed robbery of Dilia Terraza. The robbery occurred on July 4th, 2008 and left the 46-year-old business owner injured from a gunshot wound. After intense investigations, officers have arrested and charged three men in connection with the incident and these have been remanded to Hattievielle where they await their trial. The men have had previous run-ins with police and they are Eric Swan, 23-year-old fisherman, Frank Edwards, 20-year-old laborer both of San Mateo Area and Gabriel Salazar, 21-year-old fisherman of San Juan Area. They have all been jointly arrested and charged for the crimes of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
The story unfolded on Friday, July 4th at approximately 10:45 p.m. as Dilia Teraza, 46, owner of Topaz Jewelry in Pescador Drive was riding home alone on her scooter while her husband and an eight year old child traveled ahead of her on the couple’s golf
Eric Swan, 23
cart. Upon reaching closer to home a taxi cab intercepted Teraza and her husband. Getting closer to her stop on the corner of Angel Coral and Pelican Street, next to Sun Up Restaurant, the cab had to reverse and this made her slow down.
Once Teraza slowed down, two men jumped on her and demanded the knapsack that she was carrying. A struggle ensued between Teraza and the culprits who were described as being of brown skinned descent. During the struggle a single shot was fired which caught Teraza under her
Gabriel Salazar, 21
arm on the left chest area. The culprits ran off with her knapsack that contained approximately $70,000 worth of jewelry, cash and her licensed firearm and made their way towards the lagoon where it is alleged that a getaway boat was waiting for them and made good their escape. All three were remanded to prison until August 27th, 2008 while the investigation continues. Police believe that additional suspects are being sought at this time. From San Pedro Sun
At 1:00am on 31.07.08, Police conducted a search at the residence of Jermaine Jacobs, 23yrs, laborer of San Pedrito Area, San Pedro Town which led to the discovery of a blue plastic bag containing 250 grams of cannabis. A further search of the house led to the discovery of a red and black suite case which contained 2350 grams of cannabis. Jacobs have since been detained pending charges.
At 6:30pm on 30.07.08, Police conducted a search at the residence of Juana Sanchez, 19yrs, domestic of San Mateo Area, San Pedro Town which led to the discovery of a red Ovaltine bottle which contained 13.2 grams of crack-cocaine. Also present at the time of the search was Elena Edwards, 45yrs, domestic of said address. Both persons have since been detained pending charges. Read More
COUNTERFEIT $10 BILLS IN CIRCULATION
The public is advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit ten dollar bills. On Wednesday San Ignacio Police received information of a counterfeit currency being deposited at the Scotia Bank, San Ignacio branch. Police visited the bank where a Bank Teller reported that a business woman of West Street had made a deposit and one of the tewn dollar bills was counterfeit. The note had serial number DD276338. Police continue to investigate and warn the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit notes. Read More
FIRST CARIBBEAN BANK SAYS
IT’S NOT SELLING OUT
First Caribbean International Bank issued a release today to state that it has no plans or intentions to sell its business in Belize. The Bank says it remains committed to its Belize business, its staff and customers and continuing to provide customers with the same excellent level of service to which they are accustomer. The bank says any rumours to the contrary are simply untrue.
Regional beauties in Belize for
Miss Costa Maya
This week’s revelation of a living room Miss Belize pageant left a bitter taste in your mouth, but there is a pageant coming up that you are invited to and you will get the opportunity to meet all the contestants and enjoy the glamour and glitz of the international Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant, a highlight of the annual Costa Maya Festival. Four contestants arrived in Belize City today and were treated to a tour of the museum, and will head for la Isla Bonita tomorrow where the pageant takes place. Here is a peek at the beauties who arrived today: Miss Costa Rica, twenty-six year old Maria Elena Quesada; Miss Mexico, twenty year old Natalia Ruiz and Miss Panama, twenty-two year Emelia Solis; who were joined by Miss Belize, twenty-five year old Jessie Medina. Scheduled to arrive tomorrow are: Miss Nicaragua, eighteen year old Karina Gordon; Miss El Salvador, seventeen year old Daniella Augspurg; Miss Honduras, eighteen year old Alejandra Mendoza; and Miss Guatemala, twenty-five year old Jeniffer Chiong. Read More
Petrocaribe creates food fund to tackle world crises
In an effort to guarantee regional food security, representatives of the 18 Petrocaribe member countries created on Wednesday a food fund with an initial balance of 450 million dollars, reported Prensa Latina.
During a meeting of agriculture ministers and other top authorities from the Petrocaribe member nations held in Honduras June 30, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' initiative to create a fund to reactivate the agricultural sector in Latin America was materialized.
The Petrocaribe Food Fund, which is part of the Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas, will be fueled by Venezuelan oil exports at a rate of five cents for each barrel of crude oil sold on discount to Petrocaribe members at a price over 100 dollars.
In addition, the participants in the agriculture summit created a Council of Ministers of Agriculture that will have its headquarters in Venezuela. The council will be in charge of defining procedures, statutes and regulations relevant to the sector.
During the meeting, Hondura's President, Manuel Zelaya, announced the incorporation of his country to the Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas.
The next Petrocaribe meeting will be held in Cuba, as agreed by participants in the summit, according to AP.
Attending the gathering were delegations from Petrocaribe member nations Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam and Venezuela. Attending as observers were representatives from Bolivia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. Read More
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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