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CEMO presents disaster plans to NEMO Minister and Coordinator

The City Emergency Management Organization, CEMO, the municipal arm of the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, is gearing up for any disaster this season. This morning, a presentation was held [...]

BCVI’s summer camp; fun and education for visually impaired kids

Special needs students from primary and high schools from all corners of the jewel have been camping in Belize City. They have been attending the annual summer camp of the [...]

Crimestoppers partners with Central Assembly of God for Summer Camp

Not far away, over two hundred children have been attending the Central Assembly of God’s summer camp. The students were engaged in the creative and performing arts for the past [...]

The medical perspective on decriminalizing marijuana possession

You will have heard by now of a proposal to decriminalize the possession of a small quantity of marijuana. The pros and cons of this proposal have been and will [...]

Police Association Leaders formally arraigned on disciplinary charges

It’s not a good day for cops; two have been arraigned before a police tribunal and the other is fighting for his life. At the Police Training School in Belmopan [...]

Police Corporal shot in the chest while responding to home invasion

A cop was shot in the line of duty on Tuesday night. Corporal Victor Lima is tonight in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Lima was injured in [...]

COLA protests at the office of the O.A.S. and calls Minister Sedi Elrington a traitor

The fiery executives of Citizens Organized for Liberty Through Action turned up the heat today on the Organization of American States and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. They headed this [...]

Oceana challenge over oil concessions pushed back to August

The case against the Ministry of Natural Resources & the Environment, in which Oceana is challenging oil concessions granted to six companies between 2005 and 2007, has been adjourned to [...]

More land grabs in the Ministry of Natural Resources

There has been an ongoing and scandalous land grab at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Last Wednesday, we reported on the huge parcels of land that had been acquired by [...]

A mother speaks out against alleged brutality at Hattieville Police Station

The following story is also about the cops, but this one is about alleged police brutality. Francelia Gillett of Hattieville says that her son, eighteen year old Richard Smith, was [...]

Feud between male/female taxi drivers escalates to court…and shooting?

An ongoing feud between a male and a female taxi driver has ended up before the courts with both of them facing charges. First, Darwin Lodge was charged on Tuesday [...]

Chain snatcher goes to jail for 6 years

Convicted prisoner, thirty-two year old Moses Conorquie, will spend at least six years behind bars for the robbery and wounding of Janice Leslie. Conorquie snatched Leslie’s chain from her neck [...]

Rescued jaguar, Lucky Boy, progressing in rehabilitation at the Zoo

Two weeks ago, the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network (BWCN) was alerted that a black jaguar was in distress at the Ballum Na Resort in Punta Gorda. The jaguar was frail [...]

The Y.W.C.A. launches a new training program for young men

The Y.W.C.A. today launched a special training programme at its headquarters on Saint Thomas Street in Belize City. It is called the Y’s Enterprise Creation and Extracurricular Development Project, which [...]

House of Representatives to convene on Friday

The House of Representatives will be convened this Friday in Belmopan. Notice of the meeting raised speculation because the House met as recent as July eleventh and twelfth for the [...]

Police Association gets support from the N.T.U.C.B.

The Police Association and the senior command of the Police Department remain at odds and pressure is mounting. But tonight, the association picked up major support from unions across the [...]

N.T.U.C.B. says legislation changes are needed to allow officers to defend their rights

The N.T.U.C.B. contends that a threat by the Ministry of National Security to disband the Police Association is tantamount to union busting.  According to Reneau, the specific piece of legislation [...]

Police Association President and Vice President interdicted

In an update to the Police Association issue, we can confirm that Corporal Eldon Arzu, the president, has been charged for being disrespectful to a superior officer while Vice President, [...]

Chris Lowe pleads guilty to wounding Bert Vasquez

Twenty-eight year old Bert Vasquez was bludgeoned to the head last Thursday by Christopher Lowe, the father of thirteen year old Jasmine Lowe from Santa Elena. Jasmine is the young [...]

Should disciplinary actions be taken against the police?

Decriminalizing the possession of up to ten grams of marijuana; that proposal by the Ministry of National Security is being hotly debated in all quarters. We got our viewers involved [...]

Guatemalans caught illegally panning for gold in Chiquibul

It has come to light that Guatemalan nationals have advanced deep inside the Chiquibul National Park, panning for gold.  Boiton Minerals is the company that has a license to conduct [...]

Public officers allowances under review by Ministry

In a memo dated July sixteen, the Ministry of the Public Service advises that a review of allowances is being undertaken and that in September all allowances will be suspended [...]

Belama paralegal charged for forging land documents

In the courts, a paralegal of Belama Phase Two is facing criminal charges for allegedly deceiving her estranged husband out of a parcel of land. Forty-three year old Anne Marie [...]

2nd drug conviction lands Dean Paulino in prison; he is also fined $20,000

While Anne Marie Morrison is out on bail, thirty-two year old Dean Paulino was fined and confined after his second drug related conviction. The charges relate to a bust on [...]

NICH parking Lot is no longer free for public use

The City Council has imposed a new fee on drivers. Parking at the NICH Parking Lot in downtown Belize City will now cost two dollars an hour. The property, which [...]