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$23,000 for life taken in traffic accident

After a week-long trial, an Orange Walk man was sentenced today for Causing Death by Negligence. Sixty-three year old Orlando Ramirez appeared before Justice Herbert Lord in the Orange Walk [...]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Guats have not backed out yet

The government is writing to Jose Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, formally rejecting two proposals by Guatemala.  Firstly, Guatemala proposed that Belize amend the [...]

Cops reach out to communities

With the Easter holidays upon us, the Police Department embarked today on a community outreach program in the City’s hot spots to keep criminals at bay. The department hopes that [...]

Government rejects Guatemala’s 2 referendum proposals

On Monday, the Opposition rejected two Guatemalan proposals and tonight there is official word from Belmopan that Cabinet has looked at the proposals and is also discarding them in their [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister questions Opposition Leader’s moral standing

And while Belize plays the waiting game and Foreign Minister Elrington is not predicting Guatemala’s next move, he is absolutely clear in his view of Leader of the Opposition, Francis [...]

Minister tells Opposition that G.O.B. knows what it’s doing

Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca issued a statement on Monday, rejecting the proposals from Guatemala but also calling on government to ensure and maintain local and international support for Belize during [...]

News of a kidnapping: toddler rescued from captors

A case of kidnapping has been reported in the Corozal District.  It happened since Sunday but the media did not report it in order to reduce risks in endangering the [...]

Do you agree that BIL will be used to hustle?

Another hot button issue is the establishment of a company called the Belize Infrastructure Limited which was recently established by the government and then by and large assumed works previously [...]

Minister not interested in theatrics of Territorial Volunteers

With the rejection of the Guatemalan referendum proposals there is still one initiative that keeps popping up. Caught somewhere on the periphery of the continuing back and forth between Belize [...]

P.U.P. Toledo says no to ICJ

Both the government and opposition have now firmly rejected the Guatemalan proposals in respect of the October sixth referendum which would have determined whether the population had any desire to [...]

P.U.P. Toledo concerned about Belize border security

The area representatives of the Toledo District did not hike to Santa Cruz to join the Clear the Border Project by Belize Territorial Volunteers. According to Oscar Requeña and Mike [...]

Forestry officer collapses and dies

  Last Sunday afternoon, personnel from the Special Patrol Unit, the Belize Defense Force and Forestry Department were on an operation at Maya Mountains Forest Reserve when a member of [...]

Dramatic government cost increase for Lois Young’s New York Mission

The debate on the 2013-2014 budget lasted a full two days, closing late on Friday. There was a noticeable lessening of the venom and vitriol which has become characteristic of [...]

53 year old charged for fondling teen

  There is another case of abuse against a minor. A Belize City man is accused of fondling a teenager on her chest. Fifty-three year old, Dwight Flowers was arraigned this [...]

Cops acquitted of stealing from a purse

A pair of officers, accused of stealing a handbag belonging to the wife of councilor Dean Samuels, was acquitted of the charge of theft during a police tribunal on Monday.  [...]

Price of fish for the Easter holiday goes up

It is a busy time of the year for fish vendors and at fish markets as Belizeans prepare to end the Lenten season. It is also a time when the [...]

Rehabilitated manatee released into wild

Throughout the year, manatees are injured or killed at sea by water traffic. The rehabilitation of injured manatee falls largely on the shoulders of a conservation group that treats them [...]

Child dies in hot locked vehicle

The parents of an infant from Dangriga are grappling with his death tonight. The four-year-old child tragically perished on Saturday morning in the most unusual circumstances. In fact, it is [...]

P.U.P. rejects Guatemala’s proposals

A Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting the government is expected to take a position in respect of Guatemala’s latest proposal on the referendum. But the People’s United Party has jumped out in [...]

P.U.P. says no position on ICJ is acting in good faith

The P.U.P. leader, Francis Fonseca also took the opportunity to criticize Guatemala for what he calls ‘scuttling’ the process, saying that Guatemala has been acting in bad faith.   Francis [...]

Fonseca asks for Elrington’s removal as Foreign Minister

And even as the People’s United Party claims that it has been acting in good faith, and Guatemala has been acting in bad faith, Fonseca also reserved some special time [...]

Naked watchman was robbed and murdered?

The naked and lifeless body of a watchman was found in a cane field over the weekend.  Israel Matu left his house for work last Friday and hours later he [...]

Dead cop and vehicle retrieved from river

The police department up north has lost one of their own in what is called a case of sudden death. Around eight-thirty on Saturday morning, Orange Walk Police visited the [...]

Unions and P.M. go back to negotiating table

With the budget now approved by the House, the issue of salary adjustment for the unions is back on the table. There is a meeting scheduled for April fifth between [...]

N.T.U.C.B. prepares for hard talk with Prime Minister

The union team has been busy building its case for a salary adjustment for teachers and public officers. And that means not only asserting why that it is justified, but [...]