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P.U.P. Leader Says No Internal Political Rift

The I.C.J. Declaration was signed on January ninth by five former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, including sitting Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Barrow was joined by former P.U.P. Prime Minister Said [...]

Francis Fonseca: “Why Wasn’t Declaration Signed in 2013?”

While Briceño says there is no rift in the party, in the wake of the signing of a seven-point declaration, several P.U.P. politicians have spoken out giving various reasons for [...]

Francis Fonseca Revisits Failed Idea of a Sarstoon Protocol

Last Wednesday, former Prime Minister Said Musa agreed that a protocol should be in place between Belize and Guatemala where it concerns access to the Sarstoon River.  He also said [...]

Asian Family Held Hostage by Trio of Armed Robbers on Mahogany Street

An armed robbery turned into a dangerous hostage situation on Sunday night.  Three armed thieves broke into a store on Mahogany Street in Belize City.  Seven Days Shop is located [...]

GSU Mandate to be Expanded Following Hostage Situation on the Mahogany

The lengthy standoff between three armed bandits and officers from the Belize Police Department has prompted ComPol Chester Williams to carefully consider the leadership, as well as the role of [...]

Belize City Man Shot 5 Times in the Face

A Belize City man was brutally murdered over the weekend. The body of twenty-nine-year-old Jose Manuel Ayala was found with five gunshot wounds to the face in the wee hours [...]

Watchman Murdered on Mapp Caye; 2 Others Missing

The eighth murder for the New Year was recorded today. Police say a watchman is dead and two others are missing from Mapp Caye. While his name has not been [...]

15-Year-Old Roaring Creek Resident Survives Attack; Aaron Hyde Charged

A fifteen-year-old youth is in a coma tonight after surviving a horrible ordeal. The teenager, Jamil Reyes, was socializing with friends in Roaring Creek when he came under a vicious [...]

Former Foreign Affairs Ministers Did Not Want ‘Sedi’ in on I.C.J. Declaration Event

Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington on Wednesday sat front row and center, observing five former Foreign Affairs Ministers sign a declaration expressing their firm support to take Guatemala’s claim to [...]

The Supreme Court Rings in the 2019 Legal Year

The 2019 sitting of the Supreme Court opened this morning with the fanfare that traditionally accompanies the event.  The address on the administration of justice was delivered by Foreign Minister [...]

A Well-known Cop is Shot and Killed on La Isla Bonita

A police officer was killed on after one o’clock this morning on San Pedro. Corporal Alfonso Guy had been stationed on the island for years and had been socializing with [...]

Eamon Courtenay says Former Foreign Affairs Ministers’ I.C.J. Declaration Was a Publicity Stunt

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Courtenay has made it quite clear what he thinks about the Government’s latest move to push a ‘yes’ vote for the upcoming April tenth ICJ [...]

Former Foreign Affairs Ministers says I.C.J. Declaration in Misleading

According to Courtenay, one of the fundamental reasons why he decided not to be part of the collaborative work of the five former Foreign Affairs Ministers is because the declaration [...]

Courtenay Proposes ‘Deep Freeze’ as I.C.J. Alternative

During the discussion this morning, Courtenay proposed an alternative to holding a referendum and taking Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J.  Courtenay is proposing a ‘deep freeze’ scenario in which both [...]

Eamon Courtenay: “We Must Know Who Our Lawyers Are”

Courtenay says that if Belizeans go to the polls on April tenth, he will not attempt to convince them to vote ‘yes’ unless certain conditions are achieved by the government. [...]

Elodio Aragon Senior – Robbed, Kidnapped and then Released

There are new details tonight about the home invasion and kidnapping of former minister Elodio Aragon Senior, the father of the junior minister of police. Aragon Senior was abducted from [...]

Belize City Cabbie Stabbed Multiple Times; Woman in Custody

A Belize City man was stabbed multiple times this morning and left for dead. Forty-three-year-old taxi driver Stephen Leiva was set up by a woman he knows.  The woman went [...]

Father of Junior Minister in National Security is Kidnapped; He is Found in Good Health

The father of the Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security was abducted. A police report says that Elodio Aragon Senior, a former Minister of Government, was kidnapped [...]

Drug Kingpin “El Chapo” Spoke of Buying Cocaine in Belize

It is no secret that Belize’s location makes the country vulnerable to transnational organized criminal groups such as the drug cartels. In recent months, we have seen an alarming number [...]

Narco-Cattle Ranching: A Possibility in Belize

There is another worrisome report. A document published by Friends for Conservation and Development in March of 2017 speaks about an increase in cattle ranching along the western border. The [...]

Addressing Cattle Ranching Requires Efforts of Many Governmental Agencies

While some of the well known threats to the Chiquibul such as xaté and poaching have received attention, narco-cattle ranching has not been addressed by the government despite many reports. [...]

I.C.J. Referendum Should Be Postponed, Says Former Attorney General

Freetown Area Representative and former P.U.P. Leader Francis Fonseca took to social media on Wednesday to weigh in on G.O.B.’s move to join five former Foreign Affairs Ministers to sign [...]

How Will You Vote On April Tenth?

A national telephone poll on the I.C.J. Referendum conducted by is showing a higher number of persons who would vote ‘no’ on April tenth. The poll was conducted in [...]

Despite Change of Government in ‘08, Musa is Unwavering on I.C.J. Position

Five former foreign ministers on Wednesday, however, gave the thumbs up to take the claim before the I.C.J.   Former Prime Minister Said Musa, during his second term in office, met [...]

Declaration by Former Foreign Ministers of Belize in Favor of I.C.J.

It was a rare appearance by four People’s United Party former foreign ministers and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who has also served as foreign minister. This morning they stood united [...]