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National Security Says Belize Missed Info for Drug Plane Landing

It has been thirty-six hours since the latest alleged drug plane landed in the north of Belize, on the San Estevan-Progresso Road. Late this evening, the Ministry of National Security [...]

Crime, Featured | Apr 25, 2018 | 0Comments

 

Junior Minister Elodio Aragon Says We Will Do Better

Junior Minister Elodio Aragon Says We Will Do Better

This evening, National Security top brass, from northern area representative, former senior cop and Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior to Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie issued statements on the [...]...

Landing Was Illegal, says ComPol, but Police Still Investigating

Landing Was Illegal, says ComPol, but Police Still Investigating

The Commissioner of Police was also asked this afternoon about the suspected drug plane. While Minister of State Aragon was more forthcoming, ComPol Allen Whylie would only confirm that it [...]...

Questions Remain on Plane Landing

Questions Remain on Plane Landing

The suspected drug plane left abandoned on the Progresso/San Estevan Road on Tuesday morning, remained there up until this afternoon. A team from the Belize Defence Force was on the [...]...

Friend of Murder Victim Patrick Crossdale Fears for Own Life

Friend of Murder Victim Patrick Crossdale Fears for Own Life

Investigators in Dangriga are still probing the shocking, mid-morning execution of Jamaican national Patrick Crossdale.  The fifty-five-year-old was shot and killed on Tuesday as he rode his motorcycle from his [...]...

Prime Minister, Opposition Leader Face to Face in City

Prime Minister, Opposition Leader Face to Face in City

A meeting was held this morning in Belize City between P.U.P. leader John Briceño and Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  The rare encounter was at the invitation of the P.M.  Though [...]...

Fine for Convicted Belizean Fisherman in Guatemala

Fine for Convicted Belizean Fisherman in Guatemala

Belizean fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab remains behind bars in a detention facility in Livingston, Guatemala, awaiting monies to pay his fines for illegal possessions of lobster and conch out of [...]...

Karl Heusner Still in ‘Emergency’ Mode

Karl Heusner Still in ‘Emergency’ Mode

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority remains in emergency mode according to the hospital’s board. Since mid-March, the national referral hospital had to limit services due to structural damage to [...]...

Cycling Federation Elections Postponed; Team Heads to Mexico

Cycling Federation Elections Postponed; Team Heads to Mexico

There has been an interesting turn of events within the cycling community, ahead of what would have been elections for a new executive of the Cycling Federation of Belize this [...]...

Ombudsman Sworn in for Fourth Term

Ombudsman Sworn in for Fourth Term

Lionel Arzu from Punta Gorda starts his fourth term as Ombudsman today. Having renewed his contract with the government, Arzu took the oath this morning at Belize House in Belmopan. [...]...

RESTORE Belize Discusses ‘Metamorphosis’ of City Youth

RESTORE Belize Discusses ‘Metamorphosis’ of City Youth

In the past five years, with funding from UNICEF and other U.N. agencies, the Taiwanese and U.S. Embassies and others, the RESTORE Belize program has undertaken a long-term project called [...]...

Anti-Crime Organization Plans for Citizen Security

Anti-Crime Organization Plans for Citizen Security

A key part of today’s discussion was the seeming lack of coordination between public and private sector in addressing the crime and youth issues in Belize City and elsewhere. Many [...]...

The High Cost of Crime to Children

The High Cost of Crime to Children

A primary finding of the Metamorphosis Project is that it is important to understand how childhood experiences have a long-term impact on child development, even into adulthood. The trauma of [...]...

1 Pleads Guilty for Bag of Weed

1 Pleads Guilty for Bag of Weed

Four men were charged but one, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Estell of Sittee Street, pleaded guilty to possession of half a pound of marijuana. A police search of Estell’s residence on Wednesday [...]...

Exports and Prices Take Tumble in First Quarter

Exports and Prices Take Tumble in First Quarter

External trade has contracted in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Statistical Institute of Belize. Belize sold nearly twenty-five million dollars less goods for January to March of [...]...

B.S.I. Tests Sugar Cane Quality

B.S.I. Tests Sugar Cane Quality

The third payment for sugar is looking lower than anticipated, according to industry sources. But today millers up north are finding ways to boost efficiency. American Sugar Refinery and the [...]...

Awards for Top Police Officers

Awards for Top Police Officers

Today the Belize Police Department held an award ceremony to recognize the top performing officers and civilian staff of the Eastern Police Division. The event is used to reward those [...]...

BELTRAIDE Promotes Caribbean Export Program to Businesses

BELTRAIDE Promotes Caribbean Export Program to Businesses

Between 2011 and 2016, some five point eight million Euros were given out to two hundred and eighty-two companies in the region through a programme called the Direct Assistance Grant. [...]...

Kraal Road Gets Resource Center

Kraal Road Gets Resource Center

A new facility was inaugurated this morning in the Port Loyola community in Belize City.  It was funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID whose Vienna based Director, [...]...

Business Jet Turned Drug Plane Makes Landing and Discharge in O.W.

Business Jet Turned Drug Plane Makes Landing and Discharge in O.W.

The sixth suspected drug place since the start of the year landed in a remote area off the San Estevan/Progresso Road in the Orange Walk District and like in the [...]...

Cold-Blooded Shooting in Dangriga Scares Kids, Jamaican Community

Cold-Blooded Shooting in Dangriga Scares Kids, Jamaican Community

A horrific execution occurred while some students were enjoying recess at a Dangriga school leaving both teachers and pupils traumatized.  A gunman emerged from the bushes near the Gulisi Primary [...]...

“Yankee” Goes to Court for Albert Johnson Murder

“Yankee” Goes to Court for Albert Johnson Murder

Police have quickly cracked the mysterious murder of twenty-seven-year-old Albert Johnson, originally from Punta Gorda Town. Today, West Canal resident Marlon Everett, a twenty-eight-year-old construction worker, was read a murder [...]...

Minor Read Murder Charge in Death of Jason Belencio

Minor Read Murder Charge in Death of Jason Belencio

The alleged shooter of Jason James Belencio was this evening charged with murder. The sixteen-year-old was arraigned at the Belize Family Court late in the evening under tight security. He [...]...

Gas Hike in Effect for Third Time This Year

Gas Hike in Effect for Third Time This Year

Gas is going up again! For the third time this year, there are increases to report at the pumps – and an erroneous release from the Bureau of Standards actually [...]...

Barranco Loggers Take Case to Belmopan

Barranco Loggers Take Case to Belmopan

It may be one of the most-recognized and well-known villages in Belize and particularly the Garifuna community. But the southern community of Barranco is fighting a tough battle to get [...]...