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Mother of the murdered Balona brothers fears entire family will be killed

Valley of Peace resident, Martita Requeña, has lost two of her sons in less than a month, both of them murdered. The two brothers, Marlon Flores and Raul Balona, were [...]

…Investigation launched by Ombudsman Office

The family is running scared and, obviously afraid to go to the Police Department, have turned to the Ombudsman for help. When they first went to the office in Belize [...]

Paul Jex freed of murder; Mayor Simeon Lopez reflects on the trial

A jury deliberated for about five hours and when the panel emerged just before nine o’clock on Wednesday night, they found that the suspect in the murder of the popular [...]

CWU reaches agreement for security officers fired from City Hall

After weeks of tension between Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley and Christian Workers Union President Audrey Matura-Shepherd, an agreement has been reached on behalf of security officers deemed redundant.  The [...]

Union to speak with new security company, Ranger Security

The CWU will be meeting with Hiram Longsworth of Ranger Security on Friday to discuss terms and conditions under which they will be employed. They will be looking at overtime, [...]

Bagasse negotiation begin in earnest

Today, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmer Association and Belize Sugar Industries met in Orange Walk Town for the first round of intensive discussions on the new sugar-cane purchasing agreement, of [...]

20 years of the Coca Cola Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is perhaps one of the most anticipated competitions on the primary school calendar. In the yearly event, schools from across the country compete round after round until [...]

Martita Requeña says they are being forced out of Valley of Peace

Earlier we showed you the grief-stricken family of two murdered men. They have sought assistance and protection from the Office of the Ombudsman because they feel threatened. That’s bad enough, [...]

Gun stolen from safe in San Pedro apartment

A resident of San Pedro is reporting that his licensed firearm was stolen from his home on Barrier Reef Drive. Thirty-five year old tour operator Eric Andrews reported to police [...]

Amputee sentenced to 1 year in prison for weed

An amputee of La Democracia Village will be spending the first of a one year jail term tonight behind bars for a drug possession conviction. Sixty-six year old John Ramos [...]

Abbas Khan acquitted of escape charge

Abbas Khan, a Pakistani national with Belizean citizenship appeared in the Belmopan Magistrate Court this past Wednesday. Khan was on trial for a charge of Escape from the Orange Walk [...]

Merida harpist solo debut at the Mexican Institute

Just at about this time at the Mexican Institute in Belize City, Harpist Ada Tzab from Merida is presenting a solo recital. The twenty-three year old musician has been studying [...]

Duane Stephenson arrives for opening concert of B.T.L. Park

A huge concert to mark the official opening of the B.T.L. Park is set for Valentine’s Day, this Friday. City Hall is planning a grand opening that will see a [...]

Dental visits; Healthy Living tells you why they are necessary

Very few people enjoy going to the dentist but good oral hygiene is one way of ensuring good overall health. The mouth, including teeth and gums, is an organ in [...]