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FCIB Senior Executive Flies in for Meeting

According to Ella Hoyos, Managing Director for CIBC FirstCaribbean, the bank has a no discrimination policy where it concerns race and language; however, certain aspects of the policy will be [...]

Nasley Sommerville Hearing Postponed

On August fourteenth, after almost a year of so-called intense investigations, former Southern Regional Hospital Administrator Nasley Sommerville finally appeared before the Services Commission to determine her fate in the [...]

Patrick Faber Accused of Assaulting MoE Staffer…

Minister of Education Patrick Faber is neck deep in a personal and political scandal tonight. The senior government minister has been accused of assaulting a staff member and her friend [...]

Minister Doesn’t Exactly Deny Accusations…

Despite being up that proverbial creek without a paddle, Faber has both hands in the water and is churning up a storm. Interestingly, while the report speaks about the Minister [...]

Faber Says He doesn’t Expect Political Fallout…

The Minister didn’t deny the incident happened, but insisted the report was withdrawn.  As Minister of Education, Faber travels the nation speaking to students, encouraging them to reach for the [...]

Police Says Faber Report Withdrawn…So Doesn’t Exist!

At a press briefing called today, the newly formed Public Relations Unit of the Police did their best in a bad situation. When asked the question about the report made [...]

Fisherman Gunned Down in San Pedro…

One man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a San Pedro resident. Rolando Espat Junior was executed early on Saturday morning reportedly by someone he knew and [...]

Death Finds Mechanic in his Own Yard…

There was another murder, this time in the dangerous streets of the south side in the Old Capital. Thirty-eight year old mechanic, Jason Paulino, was shot to the head, abdomen [...]

Another Grenade Found Just Before September Celebrations…

The threat of a grenade attack during the September Celebrations is very real, following a bold attempt in September 2008 when a hand-thrown bomb was hurled into a crowd of [...]

Security Guard Murdered In Morning Shooting on Sibun Street

It has been rather quiet over the past few days in the Old Capital…that was until this morning when the silence on the streets of the city was shattered by [...]

Armed Robbery on Fabers Road, Quick Response Leads to Arrest of 6 Persons

There was a late-morning armed holdup in Belize City today, where thieves entered a business establishment on Fabers Road Extension and proceeded to lift several items, including cash from the [...]

Belize City Teen Allegedly Raped Inside a Hotel

Police are also reporting a disturbing incident of rape in the city. A seventeen-year-old female minor is reporting that she was raped inside a hotel on the Phillip Goldson Highway. [...]

GSU Commander Highlights the Successes of Its Operations

The Gang Suppression Unit, in recent days, has come under sustained fire from the public for its strong-arm approach to crime fighting.  Of late, there have been allegations made against [...]

P.M. Barrow Comments on Gang Suppression Unit

Following today’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Barrow was asked about the exchange between former Prime Minister Said Musa and GSU head Mark Flowers. The exchange has [...]

Stann Creek Residents Protest House Meeting Over Land Issues

While things inside the House of Representatives were relatively tame today, comparatively speaking, there was a very vocal protest outside the House. About one hundred villagers travelled a long way [...]

John Briceño Condemns Paltry Settlement from K.H.M.H.

Earlier this week, five mothers of babies who died in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in May 2013 received settlement from that institution. Investigations by the Pan American Health Organization [...]

The Accused Murderer of San Pedro, Columbia Woman Is Finally Captured

The alleged killer of an elderly woman from the southern community of San Pedro, Columbia is tonight in Police custody. And he has confessed to the brutal murder of sixty-one-year-old [...]

Residents Praised and Criticized for Their Role in Suspect’s Arrest

The villagers of San Pedro, Columbia and those from San Marcos played a crucial role in the capture of the alleged killer. They acted swiftly after the murder of a [...]

GSU Commander Mark Flowers Opens Up About the Unit’s Public Image

The Gang Suppression Unit remains the object of intense public scrutiny.  Recently, the elite task force came under fire from the People’s United Party which ultimately resulted in a tiff [...]

Flowers Says Balance Between the GSU and Public is Necessary

According to Flowers, a delicate balance needs to be struck between the GSU and the public in the manner in which it executes its function.  Hostility, he says, needs to [...]

Small Business Owners Receive Financial Aid for Startups

A series of checks in various denominations were distributed this afternoon to small business owners who will use the financial assistance as venture capital and for the expansion of their [...]

Community Public Relations, the Police and the Media

On Friday, a terse email from the Police Press Officer announced to the media that all requests for information or interviews from senior officers would have to be channelled through [...]

Douglas Hyde Outlines Police Departments New PR Strategy

Where the media is concerned, we are assured that using the new method information-gathering will be streamlined and much more efficient. All queries will be made to the new unit, [...]

Tate & Lyle Agrees to Purchase Initial Tonnage from 2014-2015 Sugar Crop

Last week, Tate and Lyle dropped a bombshell on cane farmers when it wrote to say that it will be buying a minimum of ten thousand tons of fair-trade sugar [...]

Suspect in Brutal Murder of Agripina Coc Still on the Lam

Tonight, police say that the suspect in the brutal murder of San Pedro, Columbia elder Agripina Coc, is still at large. The manhunt for the suspected killer continues, with villagers [...]