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Busted with a revolver Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

A Belize City man busted in the city in possession of an empty firearm is on remand at the Belize Central Prison. 20-year-old Rodwell Geban, a resident of Belize City, appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Emmerson Banner on Monday, February 11, 2019. There, he was read a single charge of kept unlicensed firearm.

The allegations are that on Friday, February 8, 2019, he was found in possession of a .38 revolver. Police say that at around 4:50 p.m., PC Kent Aranda was conducting operations on Freetown Road in Belize City when his attention was drawn to a group of four men in an alleyway. One of them caught his attention and PC Aranda instructed the men to all go down on the ground. The young man began to shuffle before pulling out a rusty .38 revolver from his right pants pocket and threw it 2 feet away from him. PC Aranda secure the scene, approached the young man, and asked if he had a license for a firearm to which he said no. He was escorted into custody at the Queen Street police and later charged criminally with the offense of kept unlicensed firearm.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge but due to the nature of the offense, he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until April 15, 2019.

 
Victor Martinez shot in yard Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Victor Martinez was attacked by a lone gunman over the weekend as he entered his yard. The 24-year-old resident of West Canal was lucky to be spared of grave injuries and was discharged as early as the following morning from the hospital. According to ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City, Martinez was seen suffering from the gunshot injury to the palm of his hand.

Martinez was entering his yard when the gunman attacked him. The two became involved in a struggle resulting in the discharge of the firearm. There was no element of robbery in the attack against Martinez and no other motive has yet been established.

 
Bandits Sport and Verdes FC play to a draw in Premier League competition Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2019 Closing Season competition continued over the last weekend with four games on the schedule.

On Saturday 9th February, in the biggest game of the week played out at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the City of Belmopan, the two times defending champions Bandits Sport and former champion Verdes FC played to a 1-1 draw.

The defence for the two teams did not conceded any goals in the first half of the game, which resulted in a 0-0 score at the end of the first half.

The second half of the game resumed where it ended in a 0-0 score and it was not until well into the second half of the game that the visiting Verdes FC was able to penetrate the Bandits Sport defence which allowed Jonard Castillo to score the 1st goal of the game in the 62nd minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, that lead was short-lived as an own goal by Verdes’ Elroy Smith in the 72nd minute of play tie the score at 1-1.

Both teams played defence the rest of the way while none of them conceded any more goals for the duration. At the sound of the long blast, it was indeed a 1-1 draw. With the draw, Verdes FC remains at the top of the standings in the Closing Season.

Out at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the host team San Pedro Pirates won handily over the visiting Wagiya Sporting Club by the score of 4-1.

The San Pedro Pirates FC was the first to make it onto the scoreboard when Louis Valdes scored the 1st goal of the game in the 8th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. However, that lead was short-lived when Highking Roberts scored his team’s only goal of the game in the 16th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1. The San Pedro Pirates regained the lead when Louis Valdes scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 24th minute of play to give his team a 2-1 lead. A lead that the team took into the intermission.

In the second half of the game, the San Pedro Pirates FC continued its dominance over Wagiya Sporting Club when Ian Pou scored his team’s 3rd goal of the game in the 56th minute of play to extend the lead by the score of 3-1. The San Pedro Pirates FC then made it a 4-1 score when Jesse Smith scored the final goal of the game in the 90th minute of play to give his team the 4-1 victory.

Meanwhile, at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium in Independence Village, the host team Assassins Altitude edged out the visiting Police United FC by the score of 2-1.

The Assassins Altitude was the first to make it onto the scoreboard when Andres Orozsco scored the 1st goal of the game in the 15th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. That lead was short-lived as Amin August Jr. scored the equalising goal for the Police United team in the 16th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1.

In the 56th minute of play, Rene Leslie scored the 2nd and final goal of the game for the Assassins Altitude that secured the 2-1 victory for it.

And then on Sunday 10th February, at the Victor Sanchez Union Field in Punta Gorda Town, the host team Freedom Fighters FC and the visiting BDF FC played to a 0-0 draw.

The competition will continue this coming weekend with four more games on the schedule.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 10:26
 
Verdes put brakes on Mirage Smart Belize Hurricanes Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) competition continued over the weekend with three games on the schedule.

On Friday 8th February, 2019, at the Civic Centre in Belize City, the young and talented Verdes put the brakes on the run-away defending champions Mirage Smart Belize Hurricanes by the score of 76-65 to hand it they first defeat of the 2019 campaign.

The Verdes team was led by Tyrone Hall who top scored with 18 points to go-along with his 2 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. Hall was supported by Kris Frazier who scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds while dishing out 2 assists and Richard Troyer who contributed 12 points to go-along with his 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.

For the defending champions Mirage Smart Belize Hurricanes, the top scorers were Glency Lopez who scored 16 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal and Akeem Watters who scored 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Meanwhile, at the University of Belize Gymnasium in Belmopan, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks defeated the Belmopan Bandits by the score of 81-69.

The top scorers for the San Pedro Tiger Sharks were Martevuius Adams with 22 points, 8 rebounds and a steal and Douglas Valley with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.

For the Belmopan Bandits the top scorers were Daniel Nolberto who scored 20 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and had 2 steals and Jevonte Hughes with 18 points to go-along with his 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

The competition then continued on Saturday 9th February at the Orange Walk Multi-Purpose Building in Orange Walk Town, the visiting Griga Dream Ballers won handily over the Orange Walk Running Rebels by the score of 79-69.

The top scorers for the Griga Dream Ballers were Jamal Kelly who scored 25 points, 3 assists and 1 steal; Delvon Henderson who scored 14 points to go along with his 2 rebounds and Nayb Casmirio who contributed 12 points and 2 rebounds towards the win.

Meanwhile, the top scorers for the Orange Walk Running Rebels were Roger Reneau with 16 points to go along with his 6 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas who scored 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists in a losing effort.

The competition will continue this coming weekend with three more games on the schedule.

 
Canoe Association held Down River Canoe Challenge Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The Belize Canoe Association is proud to announce the results of the RF&G Up and Down River Challenge.  The race started at Mahogany Hall in Bullett Tree at 10:00 am and finished at the Wooden Bridge in San Ignacio.

Team Crunch Time with paddlers Amado and Daniel Cruz won the race in 0:50:56.

Guava Limb came in 2nd overall and 1st in Junior.

Team Up Side Down came in 3rd overall and 1st in Mixed

Remix 4th overall and 2nd Male.

Print Belize 5th overall and 1st Masters.

Belize Coast Guard Tritons 6th overall 3rd Male.

Team Lucas 7th overall 2nd Mixed.

Wateva / Pact 8th overall

Vanilla Hill Lodge 9th overall.

Koop Sheet Metal 10th overall 1st Female.

Koop Sheet Metal 11th overall 2nd Juniors.

Kong Motors 12th overall.

Tag Team 13th overall 2nd Female.

A great thanks to our corporate sponsor RF&G Insurance and Hode’s Place.

Our next race will be the Boom to The City from Grace Bank to Manatee Lookout on the 23rd February 2019. The corporate sponsor being Bowen and Bowen Ltd.

Quality Poultry Products and Happy Cow are also proud corporate sponsors of the Belize Canoe Association.

 


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