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Belize authorities have questions for John McAfee on the murder of...

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted by authorities in Belize only for questioning on how his neighbor ended up dead with a 9mm round to the back of his head in 2012. But not for murder.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

San Pedro Sun

Ozone layer protection: The mission goes on

The theme for this year's celebration highlights the fact that there have been many successes in the battle to save the Ozone Layer. Many countries have achieved their targets in the phasing out of ozone depleting substances, but there is more that needs to be done.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Bahamians indicted by US in $500 million Belize-based fraud case

By Alison Lowe Nassau Guardian Business Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Two Bahamians are among six men hit by a multi-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday in a US federal court over an alleged $500 million offshore asset protection, securities fraud and money laundering scheme based in Belize. Bahamians Kelvin Leach, 34, and Rohn Knowles, 29 both described as residents of Belize City along with Robert Bandfield, a US citizen; Andrew Godfrey, a Belize citizen; Brian De Wit and Cem Can, citizens of Canada, and six corporate defendants, were charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Central America, Bahama, NC, The Bahamas, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

San Pedro Sun

San Pedro Town observes International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day was celebrated on Monday September 8th across Belize under the theme "Literacy and Sustainable Development." In San Pedro Town, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports organized a book and storytelling day at the San Pedro Lions Den to coincide with other events countrywide.

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Bloomberg

Clues to Cynk Penny-Stock Mystery Found in Brooklyn Case

The mystery behind Cynk Technology Corp. , the penny stock whose 36,000 percent surge captivated Wall Street in July, just took a new twist. U.S. prosecutors chasing an alleged $500 million money-laundering and penny-stock manipulation scheme brought charges this week in federal court in Brooklyn , New York , against a group of men who worked on the same floor of a Belize office building that Cynk listed as its address.

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NOLA.com

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in New Orleans

Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the independence of five Central American nations as well as the independence of Mexico, Belize and Chile, is being celebrated this month in New Orleans. The acknowledgement of the Hispanic culture by the government of the United States began in September 1968, when Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week in September.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Jazz, World News, Central America, Kenner, LA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBC News

'Where is the money?' Ernie Walter's investment opportunities in Belize a bust

Ernie Walter, seen in this CBC-TV report from July 2013, had been in trouble with U.S. authorities and faced mounting court actions over condominium developments in Belize before he died in December, the I-Team has learned. You can't go far in Crescentwood without seeing the colourful and modern work of the late architect Ernie Walter.

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CNews

Suspected fraud scheme: Canadians charged

Two Canadians have been charged in the U.S. for their alleged roles in what authorities call a $500-million tax fraud and money laundering scheme. The FBI unsealed an indictment Wednesday against Brian De Wit, 45, and Cem Can, also known as Jim Can, 44, both Canadian citizens living in Belize City, Belize.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

San Pedro Sun

US Embassy hosts business industry meeting on Ambergris Caye

The United States of America Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency Carlos Moreno, met on Friday August 29th with members of the business and American communities on Ambergris Caye.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Stunning energy and climate development in Samoa

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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Related Topix: Samoa, Oceania, World News, Global Warming, Central America

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Cocoa

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cybergrass

Celebrate Valentine's with a Dailey & Vincent Cruise

Mt. Airy, GA -- Springer Mountain Farms, a Georgia-based poultry producer known for its flavorful chicken raised without antibiotics, and multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent present their first Water Fest Bluegrass Sweepstakes.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

Barefoot luxury in Placencia, Belize - Chabil Mar Villas

The driver took us a short way along this narrow peninsula that is Placencia, through the heavy, expertly carved, gigantic wooden gates and into this eye-popping lush tropical paradise.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

San Pedro Sun

PUP hosts Endorsement Convention

The Belize Rural South People's United Party town council slate and standard bearer hosted their first endorsement convention on Saturday, August 23rd in San Pedro Town.

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NewsReview.com

Notes from the Neon Babylon

How nice it is to be the only guy sitting in the exit row of this flight! Savoring the rare luxury of leg room, I cross my right gam and rest it on my left knee.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean fisheries officers off to Australia for training

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Eighteen senior fisheries officers and marine management experts from ten member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism will take part in the 2014 CARICOM fisheries law and management training workshop at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

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San Pedro Sun

Police investigating chopping incident

Police on Ambergris Caye have arrested and charged 20-year-old Simon Velasquez, a laborer of the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean fisheries agency to present arguments to law of the sea tribunal

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism will on September 5, 2014, present oral arguments to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany, in response to a request for an advisory opinion on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in African waters.

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San Pedro Sun

Cuban living in San Pedro caught in drug bust

A Belizean and a Cuban national have been remanded to prison following a large drug bust on Wednesday August 20th.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Central America, World News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Switched

Beach In France Sets Up No-Selfie Zones Patrolled By 'Spam Police'

In an effort to cut down on selfie-mania -- the phenomenon already fueled by selfie stands and selfie-sponsored vacations -- one beach in France has created official no-selfie zones .

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