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Shayanne Castro Charged for Drugs; Did Police Try to Extort Her Family?

Tonight, another member of the Castro family is in the news, this time for drug trafficking. Twenty-seven-year-old Shayanne Castro nee Rosado, wife of Wasani Castro, was arraigned and pleaded not [...]

Firearms, Believed to be Linked to Castro, Taken Off Streets

Back to the story involving Shayanne Castro…Police have confirmed that it recovered four high-powered weapons off the streets, along with ammunition. However, no arrests were made and the firearms were [...]

City Man Charged over Marijuana Plantation; His Son is Missing

There were other marijuana busts over the weekend.  The largest one took place in Lucky Strike village off the Maskall Road in the Belize District on Sunday morning following the [...]

G.S.U. Makes 2 Busts for Drugs

In the other busts by the Gang Suppression Unit over the weekend, thirty-seven year old Jason Orozco was arrested and charged for drug trafficking on Saturday morning. He was captured [...]

4 Busted with Illegally Cut Mahogany Logs

An illegal logging operation in northern Belize District has resulted in the arrest of four men who were found with as many as thirty-two pieces of mahogany logs in an [...]

Pain of New Gas Prices Settling In

Fuel prices have increased as many as four times in two months; twice in August and twice in September. The surprise increase sneaked on Friday sent premium prices rocketing at [...]

Belizean Recounts Mexico Earthquake Experience

Millions have been affected by the massive seven point one earthquake that hit Mexico City on the nineteenth of September. Over the weekend, two other quakes were experienced even as [...]

Premium Fuel Hiked Again; Fourth Increase of Gas Prices in 2 Months

Independence Day in Belmopan was full of invective from both sides of the political spectrum, and there is a major announcement on Petrocaribe to report tonight. But we begin with [...]

P.U.P. Condemns ‘Historic’ Fuel Prices – Says Taxes Should Go Down

At news time, the Opposition People’s United Party has sent a release calling for Government to immediately reduce taxes on fuel, to alleviate the recent increases in fuel prices. The [...]

The 2 Belizes of Independence Day 2017

Now to Independence Day…independent now for thirty-six years, is Belize any better off?  According to the Prime Minister, the country appears to be shaking off the malaise of recent years [...]

Petrocaribe is Back – in October

“Petrocaribe will roll it once more,” Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed Thursday morning during his Independence Day address. This follows a meeting with a delegation of Venezuelan officials who arrived [...]

Support for PAC Expansion and Lands Reformation

The Government faces no end of scandal in many of its Ministries, from Immigration to Health, Education to Works to Finance. But the hot button issue of the moment is [...]

O.W.’s Kevin Bernard Refutes “Erroneous” Integrity Commissions Statement

On Wednesday, the Integrity Commission announced that it forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution the list of persons in public life who failed to submit their declaration of assets, [...]

Rare Bail for Accused Murderer at Supreme Court

It’s a rare occasion for an accused murderer to be granted bail by the Supreme Court; in fact, it has only happened three times before. But tonight, twenty-eight-year-old Nelson Henry [...]

Chamber Intervenes to Stop Freeze in Senate Allocation

On the eve of independence, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has sent a strong letter to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, asking that he retract the financial ceiling for [...]

D.P.P. Wants More from Integrity Commission on Late Declarations

Earlier this year, the Integrity Commission’s decision to require declarations filed dating back only to 2016, not to 2012 as originally asked for, raised ire from the Opposition, which questioned [...]

Foreign Minister Wants Verification of Sarstoon B.T.V. Incident

The issues of sovereignty and territorial integrity are ever present in the minds of Belizeans at this time. This morning, the Foreign Minister of Belize, Wilfred Elrington, met with visiting [...]

I.C.J. Still the Only Way

There is still no protocol on the Sarstoon, even though the Foreign Minister was told by his then counterpart, Carlos Raul Morales that one would be concluded. But Elrington believes [...]

Sedi Disparages Eamon; Says Guats Will Stay the Course

The Foreign Minister has been a lightning rod for years. Many have called for his removal for statements he has made such as “artificial borders” and most recently, his persistence [...]

What Does Opposition Want?

The Opposition withdrew from talks with Guatemala because it was not kept wholly in the loop and has said that it had no confidence in the conduct of the FM [...]

Belizeans Tell News Five What the Jewel Means to Them

Most of Central America and Mexico celebrate independence this month. The youngest of the bunch, Belize, became an independent nation back on September twenty-first, 1981. In a few hours, the [...]

Regular, Diesel Fuel Price Increases Arrive

As we go into the Independence Day holiday, fuel prices are going up at the pumps once again. On September fourth, the Government announced that there would be increases in [...]

Wilfred Elrington Says Corruption is More Worrying than Crime

Minister of Home and Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington was the featured speaker at the University of Belize’s lecture on Monday on security and threats to Belize on the eve of [...]

Current and Former Foreign Affairs Ministers Clash on Border Issue

But what really are Belize’s most important threats – as the Minister defined them, things that can cause injury, pain and harm, either from internal or external sources? Apart from [...]

Eamon: I Will Challenge Franz Parke if Appointed to Court of Appeal

Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, himself a former president of the Belize Bar Association, has raised serious objections to the proposed appointment of Franz Parke as a justice on the Court [...]