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American National Sues over “Sanctuary Belize” Multimillion-Dollar Scam

On November eighth, the Federal Trade Commission revealed that a multimillion-dollar real estate scam had been operating in Belize for fifteen years. The scam was swiftly shutdown by the F.T.C., [...]

Scammed Investors Won Case against Sittee River Wildlife Reserve

The case brought against Sittee River Wildlife Reserve by Colleen Strom over the Sanctuary Bay scam was not the first and might certainly not be the last. Previous to Strom’s [...]

Central Bank of Belize Looking Into the Scam

The U.S. indictment named several persons and companies as it relates to a civil complaint lodged against Sanctuary Belize, Andris Pukke and other associates including Atlantic International Bank Limited.  It’s [...]

Samuel August Sr. is Arraigned and Remanded for Murder

The last time he was seen publicly was a week ago on Friday when Samuel August Senior escaped from a police guard at the hospital, stole a vehicle and then [...]

Accused Murdered Granted $25K Bail

Accused murderer, thirty-seven-year-old Jorge Vidal, was granted bail today by Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams.  Justice Williams offered bail to the tune of twenty-five thousand dollars.  He was represented by [...]

Corozal Police Make Drug Busts

Fifty-three-year-old Theodore Augustine is in custody pending drug-related charges. Police say that Augustine was busted with five parcels of marijuana amounting to over twelve point four pounds.  The bust was [...]

FTC Says Sanctuary Belize Development Was Not Viable

On Thursday, Belize suffered another black eye in the international media.  The Federal Trade Commission shut down a multimillion-dollar real estate investment scam in southern Belize.  It’s cause for great [...]

Belize City Fire Guts 2 Houses, Leaving 9 Persons Homeless

In October, we reported on the attempted arson at the home of Belize City resident Andre Diaz. But tonight, the news is dire for Diaz, since this time, her house [...]

The U.D.P. Battle for Freetown: Carla, OJ or Fredy

The U.D.P. Convention for standard bearer in Freetown takes place in two days. Three candidates have thrown their hat into the ring: the incumbent caretaker, Doctor Carla Barnett, attorney Orson [...]

Elrington Has U.D.P. Endorsements for Standard Bearer

In the 2015 elections, Chang stepped aside to make way for Barnett to run against the P.U.P.’s Francis Fonseca; he was subsequently named President of the Senate.  This time around, [...]

Sam August Sr. Faces Murder Charges Following Deadly Halloween Rampage

After being hospitalized for a week, Samuel August Senior will face the full force of the law.  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has determined that he is [...]

Remains of Oswald Arnold Found; Family Receives Closure

The remains of twenty-two year old Roaring Creek resident Oswald Arnold were found on Wednesday morning. Arnold, who had been missing for six months, was feared dead.  His family had [...]

Police Seek a Second in Murder of Lamont Lipka in San Pedro

American national Lamont ‘Monty’ Lipka was shot and killed inside his restaurant in San Pedro on May thirteenth.  Since then, investigators have been working carefully to unravel the whodunit mystery.  [...]

The Body of a Newborn is Found Buried in Trio

The body of a seven-month baby was unearthed from a shallow grave in southern Belize. The remains were found at Trio Village in the backyard of Dominga Maku, the Guatemalan [...]

3 Belizean Minors Repatriated After They Were Found Working in Guatemala

We can report tonight that three Belizean siblings are being transported back to Belize from Guatemala via the western border. The siblings were found to be working in Livingston, Guatemala [...]

Federal Trade Commission Shuts Down Multimillion-Dollar Scam Linked to Belize

A multimillion dollars scam linked to Belize was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission in the US. The Federal Trade Commission reported today that Sanctuary Belize is an alleged [...]

Guatemalans Get Stiff Fines for Illegal Firearms Found in their Hotel Room

Two of five Guatemalan nationals re-appeared before the Magistrate Court today in respect of a slew of prohibited and illegal firearm and ammo charges. The duo: forty-six-year-old Bernardo De los [...]

B.N.T.U. Descends on Belmopan, Sending Strike Warning to M.O.E.

Starting at about nine o’clock this morning, hundreds of teachers from all branches of the Belize National Teachers Union descended on Belmopan, making good on a plan to fight for [...]

B.N.T.U. Garners Support from Unions, Political Parties

The B.N.T.U. was not alone today; they were joined by several other labour groups, including the Christian Workers Union and the Public Service Union.  The leaderships of the People’s United [...]

Education Minister Weighs in on Teachers’ Demonstration

The man at the centre of the storm is the Minister of Education Patrick Faber whose relations with the Belize National Teachers Union have been testy at best.  As teachers [...]

Human Remains Found; Are They of Oswald Arnold?

Human remains were found today and it is believed that the remains are that of twenty-year-old Oswald Arnold. Arnold, a Roaring Creek resident, went missing six months ago. He was [...]

Bert Vasquez Faces Additional Time After Being Found Guilty of Attempted Rape

Guilty of attempted rape – that was the unanimous verdict returned by a jury of nine this evening in a case against Bert Vasquez.  The thirty-four-year-old appeared unrepresented before the [...]

Belize City Welder Remanded for Armed Robbery

A Belize City welder, who uses as many as eight names, appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for a charge of robbery with a firearm. Twenty-one-year-old Edward Henry Alexander [...]

Jamaican Businessman Arraigned for Trafficking over 4 Pounds of Weed

A Seine Bight businessman, Daniel Vera, was granted bail after he was busted on board a Richie’s bus with a knapsack containing over four pounds of marijuana wrapped in three [...]

B.N.T.U. Ready to Demonstrate

On the eve of a planned demonstration, the Belize National Teachers’ Union is finalizing preparations to bus teachers from its ten branches countrywide to Belmopan on Wednesday. The announcement was [...]