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Belize-flagged ship hauled in for fishing violations in Somalia

A shipping vessel tonight remains in the custody of the government of the African country of Somalia for illegal fishing activities. But what does the detention have to do with [...]

 

Brian Brown escapes G.S.U.’s reach in 2012 house raid case

Brian Brown escapes G.S.U.’s reach in 2012 house raid case

It made headlines in 2012 when alleged George Street gang figure, Brian Brown, was the target of a raid by the Gang Suppression Unit at a residence identified as his [...]...

Pregnant woman charged with drug trafficking

Pregnant woman charged with drug trafficking

Also in court, a pregnant woman, who is due to give birth soon, was charged for drug trafficking. She is twenty-one year old Carolee Orosco, who appeared before Magistrate, Carlon [...]...

Legal advice needed on what to do with green ham

Legal advice needed on what to do with green ham

A consignment of fifty thousand pounds of green hams remains in quarantine at the western border after being detained sometime last week by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority. The origin [...]...

Edmond Castro says BSCFA at fault for Fairtrade suspension

Edmond Castro says BSCFA at fault for Fairtrade suspension

During the annual general meeting of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association over the weekend, farmers were informed of the recent suspension of the association from Fair-trade. The Association claims [...]...

Export slump highlights Belize’s economic woes

Export slump highlights Belize’s economic woes

Earlier this week we reported on the significant drop in employment and thousands are now jobless even as prices go up as the economy remains in recession. Figures released recently [...]...

Chartered accountants confirm Net Vasquez is not one of their own

Chartered accountants confirm Net Vasquez is not one of their own

This evening, the Institute of Chartered Accountants convened its scheduled meeting and discussed the revelations surrounding the nomination of Net Vasquez to the Integrity Commission. I.C.A. had written to the [...]...

Arson, electrical causes out in Chateau Caribbean fire as B.T.I.A. sympathizes

Arson, electrical causes out in Chateau Caribbean fire as B.T.I.A. sympathizes

While National Fire Service officials promised full details on Monday of its ongoing investigation, News Five has been told that arson and electrical causes have been ruled out in the [...]...

Two Guatemalans picked up for illegal gold panning

Two Guatemalans picked up for illegal gold panning

Two Guatemalan men are serving eight months in jail for illegally entering Belize, specifically the Chiquibul National Park, to mine for gold. The joint work of Police, Belize Defence Force [...]...

F.C.D. gets ready for Chiquibul Forest Initiative and Commonwealth Canopy/Maya 2020

F.C.D. gets ready for Chiquibul Forest Initiative and Commonwealth Canopy/Maya 2020

A few months ago the Government announced plans to fund four institutions, including the Belize Defence Force and Friends for Conservation and Development, to the tune of sixteen million dollars [...]...

Coast Guard continues search for best warrior

Coast Guard continues search for best warrior

The Coastguard Best Warrior Competition continued today; the third and final day turned out to be the most grueling. Coastguard officers were up bright and early to test their endurance [...]...

Chamber’s Christmas Expo has all the best deals

Chamber’s Christmas Expo has all the best deals

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if you want to get the jump on early holiday deals, the best place to start is the Belize Chamber of [...]...

Police gear up for busy Christmas season

Police gear up for busy Christmas season

The Christmas season is now upon us, it means that the police will be working overtime to keep up with criminals. The Police Department is embarking on an anti-crime campaign [...]...

Dancing in the streets for 16 Days of Activism

Dancing in the streets for 16 Days of Activism

A flash mob –or the semblance of one – cut off traffic on Albert Street today for a couple of minutes. Drivers and pedestrian were treated to a group dancing [...]...

L.A. boy with leukemia bravely helps other cancer victims

L.A. boy with leukemia bravely helps other cancer victims

A thirteen-year-old Belizean has been making a name for himself through a difficult time in his life. Jayhann Escalante who now lives in the US with his parents was diagnosed [...]...

Remembering the great Andy Palacio on 56th birthday

Remembering the great Andy Palacio on 56th birthday

Today would have been his fifty-sixth birthday, but although he has passed his legend lives on. Andy Palacio was not only an ambassador for the Garifuna culture, but also Belize. [...]...