A stevedore is dead while another was injured. According to a release from the Port of Belize, the incident occurred sometime around three o’clock this morning while a container ship was being unloaded. The incident resulted in the death of Ian Madrill and left Deon Pitter injured. The management of the Port says it is deeply saddened by Madrill’s death and offers sincere condolences to his family. They also wish Pitters a speedy recovery from his injuries. The release ends by saying a full investigation is already underway into the incident and the Port is providing support and assistance to both families.
After a three week trial, two brothers who were charged for a 2008 murder in the Corozal District were freed of the charge today. Valencio and Finesio Rash were charged with the murder of 18-year-old San Antonio villager Erlin Matura on April 9, 2008. A no case submission was entered by attorneys for the brothers which was upheld by Justice Denis Hanomansingh. Justice Hanomansingh directed the jury of 11 men and one woman to return a verdict of not guilty. Matura was shot and killed as a result of a dispute over a stolen bicycle. Valencio Rash was defended by attorney Leo Bradley while Finesio Rash was represented by attorney Kevin Arthurs. Crown Counsel Tashia Grant represented the prosecution.
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