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Security Guard Murdered; 2-Week Break in City Snapped

For a period of two weeks since November twenty-fourth, there were no murders recorded in the city, but shortly after midnight on Friday, the lifeless body of Baltazar Sarmeinto Ponce [...]

Crime, Featured | Dec 11, 2017 | 0Comments

 

In San Ignacio, Israel Chuc Dies Suddenly

In San Ignacio, Israel Chuc Dies Suddenly

In the case of the lifeless body of thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio, police do not suspect foul play. Chuc’s body was discovered [...]...

Inmate to be Charged with Raping Another

Inmate to be Charged with Raping Another

The sexual assault of an inmate, an alleged rape that occurred at the Belize Central Prison, is being investigated by police and it is expected that the perpetrator of that [...]...

Accused in Gas Tomza Robbery Deny Involvement in Court

Accused in Gas Tomza Robbery Deny Involvement in Court

An Ex-B.D.F. soldier, along with a night division student at Gwen Lizarraga High School, were arraigned this morning in connection with the robbery of Gas Tomza on the George Price [...]...

Fire Hits Market Stall

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]...

C.J. Needs More Time for Court Judgments

C.J. Needs More Time for Court Judgments

The overwhelming backlog of cases that have inundated Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin continues to weigh down on his ability to mete out justice in a timely manner.  When the Bar [...]...

Retired Public Officers Say: Where Are Our Increments?

Retired Public Officers Say: Where Are Our Increments?

On Thursday, representatives of the Public Sector Workers Trust, along with attorney Anthony Sylvester, came forward claiming a legal victory against a trio of former public officers who filed a [...]...

Court Restrained P.S.W.T.’s Loan Scheme, But No Challenges to Trustees

Court Restrained P.S.W.T.’s Loan Scheme, But No Challenges to Trustees

Senior Counsel Magali Marin-Young refuted the claims made by trustees at Thursday’s press conference, laying the facts of the case before the media this evening.  She says that the claims [...]...

Accounting for Hundreds of Thousands in ‘Investments’

Accounting for Hundreds of Thousands in ‘Investments’

In the lawsuit filed by the three pensioners, the question of loans amounting to four hundred and thirty-one thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars disbursed to various unions and associations [...]...

Cops Close in on Fake ‘Money Collector’

Cops Close in on Fake ‘Money Collector’

With Christmas fast approaching, Police say that business owners must be on the lookout for a fake money collector. That’s because there is a person going around targeting shops in [...]...

Has Vildo Westby Been Captured? Police Await Confirmation

Has Vildo Westby Been Captured? Police Await Confirmation

On Friday, we reported that an arrest had been made by Mexican authorities in connection with the brutal slaying of San Pedro resident Felix Ayuso back in February.  While Vildo [...]...

Fuller’s Alley Home Invaders Captured

Fuller’s Alley Home Invaders Captured

A trio of men, including thirty-three-year-old Leon Earl Weir, Luwan Flowers and Edward Saldano, has been charged for a daring aggravated burglary in Fuller’s Alley in Belize City last week.  [...]...

Coast Guard Introduces Sea Cadets

Coast Guard Introduces Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets – they are the young new faces on whom the Coast Guard hopes to make an impression. After years of planning, the Coast Guard is taking fifty [...]...

1 Year Later, UNCAC Process Up to Date; Everyone Needs to be Involved

1 Year Later, UNCAC Process Up to Date; Everyone Needs to be Involved

On December ninth, 2016, Belize took a historic step by signing its accession to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, UNCAC.  By doing so, it became the hundred and eighty-second [...]...

A Final Look Back at Senate Special Select Committee’s Wild Ride

A Final Look Back at Senate Special Select Committee’s Wild Ride

After more than three hundred thousand dollars spent in the course of twelve months and forty-plus sessions, the Senate Special Select Committee’s work, at least publicly, is done. It has [...]...

Why is Yok Balum Cave Closed?

Why is Yok Balum Cave Closed?

Friday’s final meeting of the House of Representatives for 2017 passed by with not excessive fanfare and fuss, as the parliamentarians got through a relatively light schedule around the stroke [...]...

Finally, Medals for Athletes, ‘Ballers at Central American Games

Finally, Medals for Athletes, ‘Ballers at Central American Games

Over the past two weeks, we have been showing you the teams representing Belize at the Central American Games in Nicaragua. It took Belize a few days to get on [...]...

Gimme 5 – Daughter Accepts Mom’s Grand Prize

Gimme 5 – Daughter Accepts Mom’s Grand Prize

Channel Five’s twenty-fifth anniversary as a television station came last year. But last week our longest-running program other than this newscast marked a similar anniversary too. That’s right; it has [...]...

Christmas at Stella Maris

Christmas at Stella Maris

It is the season for giving and the children at Stella Maris Primary School had a day of fun-filled activities complete with gifts from Santa Claus at the Radisson. The [...]...

PLB Champions Verdes Rules Sports Monday

PLB Champions Verdes Rules Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]...