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Squatters and police clash during protest on Belcan Bridge

For the second time in five days the government has come under intense fire. On Friday, the bus owners paralyzed the northern and western highways over runs taken away from [...]

Homes destroyed and squatters removed from crown land

At the top of the news, we showed you the confrontation between the security forces and squatters who were supported by Belizeans for Justice, COLA and others. The plight of [...]

Bus Association President alleges Transport Ministry dividing members

Aside from the squatters who took the Belcan Bridge by storm this morning, the government still has the festering transport issue on its hands. The administration gave a portion of [...]

Leader of the Opposition says squatters should take government to court

Once the protestors had been forcibly removed from the bridge, they gathered in front of the Farmers Market. Not too long after, they were met by a PUP delegation led [...]

PUP’s Cordel Hyde says eviction orders were without consideration

For his part, area representative Cordel Hyde acknowledged that the issue of squatting in Lake Independence has been a perennial problem.  He believes that the sudden measures taken by the [...]

Nolle prosequi; accused freed of murder charge

A murder trial ended before it could start this morning when Prosecutor for the DPP’s office, Keisha Williams, discontinued a case against a well known criminal figure. You’re probably guessing [...]

Domestic abuse case falls apart as accuser shows up late

Special Constable, Nakisha Usher, was violently beaten in December 2010 and her ex-common-law husband, Police Constable Briceño Shal was charged with Wounding soon after the incident. That case was called [...]

Bar Association says prison may have violated rights of Saldivar’s clients

While Cano is accused of attempting to bring in an illegal substance at the northern border, a Belize City attorney is accused of all things, facilitating an illegal telephone call. [...]

Ride Across Belize raises funds for Cancer Center and BERT

The eighth annual Ride Across Belize organized by the Social Security Board entered the city this morning. A record breaking number of riders traversed the country, from Corozal to Punta [...]

Second phase of street naming project

While the city was exploding with civil unrest in the morning, elsewhere in the old capital, the Belize City Mayor was giving names to a number of streets in phase [...]

Over 100 Citrus Industry workers may lose their jobs

Though there was plenty for the authorities to deal with today involving the bus industry and the squatters, the Citrus industry as you are well aware, has its own internal [...]

National Festival of Arts kicks off at the Bliss Center

On Tuesday night the National Festival of Arts kicked off at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts with riveting presentations by students from across the country. The audience was treated [...]