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Migration Policy, in 2 Years’ Time, Gives Greater Direction

Since the Auditor General’s Report 2011-2013 was completed, many questions remain unanswered as to aspects of the country’s migration plans and efforts. Belize does not at present have a comprehensive [...]

Convicted burglar admits to escape from police

Convicted prisoner, thirty-nine year old , was in court today for another offence. Already facing time behind bars for burglary and kept firearm offenses, Bailey today changed his not guilty [...]

Teenager deemed flight risk denied bail over pointed firearm

Bail applications for several other persons were dealt with in the court of Justice Herbert Lord. In the case of nineteen-year-old Marvin Dominguez, a Salvadoran national who was remanded into [...]

Edwin Castillo Convicted for Yo Creek Murder

In the Orange Walk Supreme Court before Justice Herbert Lord, Edwin Castillo was convicted for the murder of his friend Javier Ack. The incident occurred back in mid-June 2012 in [...]

Jail Catches Accused Over Old Drug Fine

Forty-two-year-old Ruben “Bird’’ Heredia is in trouble with the law for a fine of ten thousand dollars which he neglected to pay by July thirty-first for a conviction of drug [...]

Steve Moss Charged in Bismark Shooting

Police have made a significant arrest in the murder of Daniel Anderson who was killed over the weekend.   Late this afternoon, Steve Martin Moss, a twenty-three-year-old stevedore of Queen Charlotte [...]

At Senate, Headaches with Taximen and Queuing Continue

After four sessions, the Senate Special Select Committee finished its questioning of Director of Immigration Diana Locke this afternoon at the National Assembly. Among the first things discussed was the [...]

Look Out for Bogus Immigration Stamps

The Committee has been questioning Locke on how the department intends to implement certain recommendations of the Auditor General. While some are easier implemented than others, there are some recommendations [...]

Immigration Hooks Up with Interpol; What Happened to Nationality Committee?

Another important recommendation is the installation of background checks for persons applying for nationality. The Immigration Department, according to Director Diana Locke, is now at least partially linked to the [...]

Shop Argument Leads to Wounding Charge for Student

In the court of Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser, twenty-three-year-old Adelma Maximo, a student at Gwen Lizarraga Evening School, was charged with wounding.  Maximo wanted to plead guilty with an explanation, [...]

Hattieville Teen in Court for Marcel Samuels Murder

There’s a break in Friday’s murder of Marcel Samuels. Eighteen-year-old Blake Norman Lewis, a construction worker of Myvette Street in Hattieville Village, was arrested and charged for the murder of [...]

Man Charged for Assaulting Sp. Assignment Officer

On Thursday we reported on a video that shows a man and a police officer engaged in a physical altercation. Well, that man has since been charged with a slew [...]

Cop in Court for New Asia Assault

Also in court this morning, Santa Elena resident Steven Parham, a Corporal of Police, was arraigned for discharging his firearm in a public place and for the aggravated assault upon [...]

Big Fines for Illegal Logs in Orange Walk

Earlier this week, we reported on the interception of four men from Orange Walk who were found in possession of illegally harvested mahogany logs. The Forest Department says that on [...]

Immigration to Assist Police in Criminal Investigation

The majority of the recommendations made by the Senate Special Select Committee is either accepted or in some cases has already been implemented in one form or another. But Director [...]

Who Will Bell the Immigration Cat?

It has been a particular practice of Business Community Senator Mark Lizarraga to go through the Auditor General’s recommendations across her three-volume report with all of the witnesses, where possible, [...]

Are New Belizeans Renouncing Guatemala?

Because of the relationship between Belize and Guatemala, the road to acquiring Belizean citizenship by Guatemalans is somewhat complicated. The Guatemalan national must sign a renunciation form in Belize and [...]

Hiccups Found after Immigration Promotions

Earlier this year, there were rumblings in the Immigration Department after twenty-nine officers were slated for promotion despite concerns about their worth. Minister of State Beverly Williams assured News Five [...]

Senate Inquiry Returns; New Home Brings New Procedures for Immigration

The Senate Special Select Committee resumed after a one-week holiday break with Director of Immigration, Diana Locke, continuing her testimony. For the past two sessions she has been extensively reviewing [...]

Was Immigration Involved in Border Entry Scam in West?

Another example of supposed hustling extends beyond Immigration to the Border Management Agency under the Ministry of Tourism. There have been reports that officers of that agency have assessed extra [...]

Ex-ministers Called Out for Immigration “Agency”

Several current Ministers of Government have been faulted for offering and signing recommendations to facilitate persons getting passports, visas and other services.  Some have gone even further, from couriering to, [...]

Immigration Director Careful About Canceling Passports, Nationalities from A.G. Report

Among the recommendations by the Auditor General in her report is the complete revocation, pending investigation, of all nationality certificates and passports issued to the persons named in the report [...]

Mark Lizarraga Condemns ex-Ministers Turned Immigration Agents

Business Community Senator Mark Lizarraga acted as chair of the Senate Hearings today in place of Aldo Salazar, whom he said had a prior commitment. On the matter of the [...]

Reformation of Personal Behaviour Important to Clean-Up of Immigration

Are ordinary Belizeans somewhat partly to blame for the state of affairs at the Immigration Department? Is our thirst for accelerated service contributing to the “culture of corruption” so extensively [...]

Illegal Mahogany Loggers Out on Bail

Earlier today, a group of four illegal loggers appeared in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court where each man was formally charged for unlawfully harvesting as many as thirty-two pieces of [...]