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Census reveals population grew over 312,000

Exactly how many men, women and children are living in Belize? And is there a particular ethnic group that occupies most of the country? Which religion dominates? It’s not just [...]

American fugitive preferred suicide to jail

On Tuesday we reported about the suicide of Michael Virgin, the American firefighter had made previous attempts on his life. The cops in the U.S. were looking for him because [...]

American charged with sexual assault of a child living free in Belize

While Scott James Heinke escaped facing the courts in the United States by committing suicide, there is another U.S. national running from the law who has a different method of [...]

Poll shows viewers support Gang Suppression Unit

The current question on our online poll is asking viewers and readers if they feel that the Gang Suppression Unit is using excessive force on civilians. And the answer from [...]

Foreign doctors offer free heath care at Health Expo

A team of medical professionals is in Belize for one week to provide medical, health and wellness services to at least one thousand residents.  In the Belize District, the group [...]

One alleged bank robbery associate gets bail

On April sixth of this month, five persons were charged in connection with a bank robbery at Heritage Bank in Orange Walk. The heist was suspected to be an inside [...]

Guilty plea for man charged with uncustomed goods

Meanwhile, in the Orange Walk Court, thirty-eight year old Rangel Canul and thirty year old Felipe Correa had to answer to charges for Uncustommed Goods. They were busted in July [...]

B.D.F. brother of convicted murderer threatens jurors

An ex-B.D.F. soldier, Glenford “Bucket” Bermudez” was convicted of the murder of his wife on Wednesday and today his brother was in court for threatening jurors. Thirty-seven year old Glenston [...]

Hit & run victim killed on spot

There was an accident on the Northern Highway in the Corozal District on Thursday night. When police arrived on the scene they found the body of man which appeared mangled [...]

Man complains about abusive cops during raid

Twenty-one year old Michael Bruhier, a student of ITVET, was awoken out of his slumber in the early hours of this morning by a police raid being conducted on his [...]

Citizens Group raising funds to buy handcuffs for cops

If you ever saw police detain several individuals on a street corner, you would notice that at times instead of handcuffs, officers would use plastic tie wraps to restrain their [...]

Rose Classic Basketball Camp bounces to a successful 4th quarter

Two-weeks ago more than two hundred and seventy children and youth from across the city flocked the Bird’s Isle for the Rose Classic basketball camp. This year saw largest turn-out [...]

Royal Wedding: Prince William ties the knot with his bride

An event that took tremendous planning and execution was the royal wedding.  It was seen around the world with an estimated two billion television viewers and many others tuned in [...]

Entertainment News: Arielle knows What’s Happening

I see everyone’s back from a long, well spent Easter vacation…eager to find out what’s up for the weekend? Well you’re in the right place….this is “what’s happening Belize!” and [...]

A freak hailstorm in Cayo

It’s a rare occurrence in Belize, especially since we’re in the hottest months of the year, but this afternoon residents in the Cayo District experienced a brief hailstorm. If you’re [...]

2 murders; 16 year old bystander and mechanic executed

The gang war that is being fought in quiet and productive communities is racking up unapologetic collateral damage.  Innocent bystanders are no longer being spared but targeted by gunmen who [...]

“Don’t kill the Messenger,” says Human Rights Commission to G.O.B.

The Human Rights Commission of Belize has been in existence for over two decades. Its service to the citizens of the country has been well noted over the years, particularly [...]

Oil leak at fuel depot near Fort Street Tourism Village

Today was another bustling cruise ship day in the tourism zone on North Front Street. While tourists were soaking up the street culture, the Belize Port Authority, the Department of [...]

600 pound man! Thyroid problem has him dying for help

Weighing close to six hundred pounds, Alberto Neal may very well be the heaviest man in Belize but it isn’t a title that the Santa Elena resident is celebrating; in [...]

Bryant Gentle Junior multiple charges for robbery

In court today, it was a bittersweet case ending for twenty-six year old Bryant Gentle Junior, who was facing five charges that are linked to two separate incidents. Charges of [...]

Former cop’s new career as chain snatcher

Former police officer, Michael Diaz, appears to have taken up a new career as a chain snatcher. He was dismissed from the Police Department in December, 2010 following a Theft [...]

Haitian national claims police intimidated him

While that former cop is accused of stealing chains from ordinary citizens, two Haitian nationals are claiming that the cops are stealing their peace of mind. Earlier today Veronique Stile [...]

Cayo Police say there was no brutality during arrest

Unfortunately, the complaints about the cops are still coming in.  On Friday, April fifteenth, we showed you the Clarke Family of Red Creek in Cayo who said that they were [...]

Belize Sugar Industries going full steam ahead

It took six weeks of repairs, testing and more repairs but the Belize Sugar Industries factory at Tower Hill is once again operating at full capacity. The cane farmers in [...]

Belize Red Cross gets a handsome cheque from USAID

Today the Belize Red Cross signed a sixty thousand dollars Small Grant Agreement with United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The grant is to fund [...]