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Villager turns himself in after stabbing woman multiple times

Also in Placencia, twenty-four year old Lizet Cocom was stabbed multiple times on November fifteenth on her neck, back and hands, allegedly by her estranged common-law husband. The incident was [...]

Guatemalan caught smuggling Salvadoran into Belize

Forty-eight year-old Rolando Velasquez Darbon pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting when he appeared before Magistrate Adolph Lucas Jr. in court today. He was busted on Wednesday slipping a Salvadoran [...]

Minister of National Security says crime is down

There were six murders over the past weekend alone and the continuous spate of violent crimes has residents on edge countrywide. But in his address at the B.T.I.A. AGM today, [...]

Caribbean Shores Drop in Center for youths

Proper communication with communities has always been essential for cops to maintain peace in neighborhoods. The Zone Beat Liaison Officers are focused on community engagement but Drop-in centers are becoming [...]

GSU cleaning up the streets of drugs, ammunition and stolen goods

On Tuesday, the Gang Suppression Unit found an outboard engine at an apartment complex on Mopan Street where members of the PIV gang are known to be living.  One person [...]

Bottle recycler found fetus at dump site

There are further details on the body of a baby found on Wednesday morning at the George Price Highway Dumpsite. The police report that the partially decomposed body was found, [...]

Vote taken at UN to recognize Palestine as non-member observer state

The United Nations recorded a historic vote today; member states voted to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state. One hundred and thirty eight members voted in favor while nine, [...]

Healthy Living explores living with HIV in Belize Pt 1

Each year on December first, people all over the globe commemorate World Aids Day. From 2011 to 2015 the central theme for the activities has been “Getting to Zero: zero [...]

The remains of an era; skeletons unearthed in the city

There was a major discovery of historical value in downtown Belize City this morning. Police cordoned off the area on North Front Street in front of the former Paslow building [...]

Fetus found in dump site

Over at the George Price Highway, another discovery was made late this morning at the dump site. While scavengers were digging through the bags of trash, one of them stumbled [...]

European Union offers $5 Million for referendum

A referendum on whether or not to elevate to the International Court of Justice, Guatemala’s claim to fifty percent of Belize’s territory has been set for October 2013 when Belizeans [...]

Sex education and health revealed in report

A number of eye-opening facts were released today following a behavioral study on HIV. The National HIV Programme of the Ministry of Health and the Center for Disease Control and [...]

GDP grows but so does inflation

The Central Bank has released latest figures on the economy. According to the economic brief, GDP grew by seven point four percent in the first half of the year. That [...]

Not in the closet, but in the attic; contractor fined for illegal workers

Jobs are scarce and it seems some hard-to-find manual labor posts are occupied by illegal workers. A building contractor had to face a Magistrate today because two of his workers [...]

Junior on marijuana charge twice this week

The old adage says ‘Where there is smoke there is fire.’ and where there is Daniel Joseph James Junior, the smoke may have a wisp of marijuana. On Monday James [...]

Police comb empty lot for gun and drugs

On Tuesday, the Gang Suppression Unit found a cache of weapons at an apartment on Mopan Street. That search was followed by another this morning by the police who report [...]

Visa waiver for Taiwan is not reciprocal

We reported earlier this week on an announcement from the government of Taiwan that bearers of Taiwanese passports no longer need a visa to enter Belize. What wasn’t clear was [...]

Minister returns felled wood to Crooked Tree resident

Two weeks ago, the residents of Crooked Tree were up in arms threatening to put the Belize Audubon Society out of the village. BAS co-manages the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary [...]

How cool is it to be a friend of Taiwan?

Taiwan is not yet waiving visas to Belizeans but this morning it stepped up with a donation that will make events at the House of Culture and group visits to [...]

Herman Longsworth gives a facelift to Berger Field

Vernon Street’s Berger Field, which is known as the home of many sterling football players, is about to be upgraded with funding from various sources after years of neglect.  The [...]

20 Youths head to San Salvador for anti violence conference

Twenty youths left for San Salvador before dawn this morning. The twenty delegates who left at five a.m. were not heading to a sporting event but to represent Belize in [...]

Belize U-15 football team brings the gold from the Dominican Republic

With an abundance of negative news in our daily newscasts, we lead tonight with an uplifting story involving our youths. The Under Fifteen National Football team returned to Belize today [...]

Jared Ranguy formally charged for the murder of his family

A family of three was cold bloodedly murdered execution style at their Ladyville early on Sunday morning.  Robert Vellos Senior, his wife Karen Skeen, and her daughter Teena Skeen were [...]

What do you think is best to reduce crime?

Tonight’s question is: What do you think is best to reduce crime; Draconian Legislation, Social Programs or the Death Penalty? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to [...]

Leader of the Islam Nation prepares for 3rd visit to Belize

Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, has begun a tour of five countries within the Caribbean.  The journey, which began last Wednesday in Grenada, will see the [...]