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A Life Cut Short, Promising Young Journalist Killed In Early Morning Assault

All day, today there has been an outpouring of both love and sympathy for media colleague, Kareem Clarke.  The tragic news spread quickly this morning that the young and gifted [...]

Media Colleagues Pay Homage to the Literary Talent that was Kareem Clarke

The Amandala Newspaper has issued a statement on the senseless murder of Kareem Clarke saying, “We are still in disbelief over the tragic loss of this very promising and ambitious [...]

Was Foiled Gang Recruitment Motive for Weekend Murder?

There were three other murders over the weekend. The violence started on Friday night with the homicide of a Belize City welder. David Rivas was shot and died just hours [...]

Elderly Watchman Murdered and Tossed Into Haulover Creek

The third murder occurred before dawn on Sunday also in the city. Sixty-five year old Emmerson Cain was assaulted by at least three persons behind Village Kitchen Restaurant on North [...]

A Pair of Belize City Men Acquitted of Double Homicide Charges

While the murder rate continues to increase, two men went to court this morning and even before their trial started, they were freed. Twenty-four year old Charles Young Junior along [...]

Church Senator Breaks Silence on Endorsing Petrocaribe Amendment Act

The Roman Catholic Church has broken ranks with the Council of Churches. Reverend Noel Leslie, who represents the Council in the Senate, was one of seven parliamentarians to vote in [...]

Roman Catholic Bishop Objects to Controversial Legislation

According to Father Leslie, he is equally obligated to support the position of his bishop, despite having voted in favor of the majority in the council.   Rev. Father Noel [...]

Minister Castro Drops Bombshell & Lawsuit

There is monumental news coming out of the Supreme Court – a legal and political bombshell which burst all over Minister of State Edmond Castro. In late 2013, Castro had [...]

Channel 5 & Alvarene Burgess Vindicated

Alvarene Burgess made two appearances on Channel Five – an interview played in the news and an appearance on the Dickie Bradley talk-show. During those appearances she described in explicit [...]

Release Claims Victory for Whistleblowers

Following the withdrawal of the case by the Minister of State, Great Belizeans Productions/Channel Five issued a statement saying that it has been vindicated in this high profile case because [...]

Maya Leaders Converge in Toledo

Maya leaders converged today in Golden Stream, Toledo, in solidarity with the Santa Cruz Thirteen. The gathering is their first since the arrest of Cristina Coc and twelve other Maya [...]

Bus-Owner is Prime Suspect in PG Murder

After being reported missing by her boyfriend to police earlier this week, the motionless body of twenty-nine-year-old Juana Cardinez, a public officer working out of the Labor Department in Punta [...]

Guatemalan Fugitive Detained in Yo Creek

The long arms of the law finally caught up with a Guatemalan fugitive wanted by Interpol. Uefrin Aldana Cassasola was found living in Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk when police [...]

6 Fishermen Remanded for Drugs, Guns & Ammo

This afternoon, six fishermen accused of being in possession of a firearm, ammunitions and Illegal drugs while on Turneffe Atolls were back in court. On Wednesday, July first, 2015, while [...]

58 year old Naturalized Belizean Murdered in San Ignacio

There has only been one murder in San Ignacio since the start of the year, but the body of a man was found on Wednesday afternoon in the area of [...]

Mother Killed in Peculiar Accident While Saving Children

A peculiar accident claimed the life of a mother and left two of her children and two others injured on Wednesday night in Santa Elena, Cayo. It happened at a [...]

Arrests of Maya Leaders Goes Before the O.A.S. Human Rights Commission

The arrest on June twenty third, 2015 of Maya Leaders Alliance spokesperson Cristina Coc and twelve other residents of Santa Cruz Village has become an international issue. The Inter-American Commission [...]

Jury Deliberates in Murder Trial of Dionicio Salazar

The trial for murder against thirty year old Dionicio Salazar started on June twenty-second before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. And at noon today, a jury of six men and six [...]

Protest in Orange Walk

The La Inmaculada Credit Union, headquartered in Orange Walk, is one of the largest in the country. It has assets around fifty million and about twenty-one thousand members, but it [...]

Nolle Pros – Brian Welch Freed of Attempted Murder Charge

In the Supreme Court before Justice Troadio Gonzalez, the office of the D.P.P. entered a nolle prosequi in the case against twenty-eight year old Brian Welch of Belize City. He [...]

Coastguard Detain 6 Men on Turneffe Caye for Unlicensed Firearm

Six men are in custody tonight in respect of an unlicensed firearm found on Turneffe Caye. The men were detained by the Belize Coast Guard on the caye and handed [...]

Senators Rumble over Supplemental Appropriations

On Friday, the House meeting was abbreviated when the Opposition walked out of the House in protest, so the first actual debate on Petrocaribe occurred today in the Senate. The [...]

Church Senator Votes YES to Appropriation

Opposition Leader in the Senate Lisa Shoman asked for a division in votes for the approval of the supplementary appropriations for 2014/2015. That led to the bill being passed with [...]

Debate on Petrocaribe Loan Amendment Bill Opens

The debate on the amended Petrocaribe Bill started after two this afternoon. Right off the top it was classified by Senator Lisa Shoman as nothing more than a pig wearing [...]

House Speaker Explains Ejection of P.U.P. Senator

Senator Patrick Andrews was removed from the House at the instructions of the Speaker, Michael Peyrefitte during last Friday’s House meeting. That measure prompted the opposition representatives to walk out [...]