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Shipyard residents speak out on violence in community

Like Vegas, what happens in Mennonite communities generally stay in Mennonite communities. But one altercation last week has prompted members of Shipyard to come forward and speak out. It’s almost [...]

Attorney says appointment of minister’s daughter unconstitutional

The Pharmacists’ Association of Belize and the Ministry of Health have been at odds for some time now. The discord came on the heels of the appointment of Danini Contreras, [...]

PSU to file essential services dispute over appoint of Drug Inspectorate

And where pharmacy-related matters are concerned, things in the Ministry of Health just got even more interesting. The Public Service Union has gotten involved, and made its presence known today [...]

‘Tux’ Vasquez, the new president of Chamber of Commerce

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in an annual general meeting held recently, has appointed a new president.  Businessman Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez succeeds immediate past President Kay Menzies, who [...]

BCCI to focus on OSH Bill and 13th Senator

While the issue of a thirteenth senator has remained all but moot, Vasquez says that the matter will be put before the executive and membership of the chamber and, depending [...]

Couple homeless after late evening fire in the city

A Belize City couple is homeless after a fire on Monday destroyed their home on Arlington Drive in the Fabers Road area. Fire Department personnel were called to the area [...]

Public Utilities Commission approves increase in water rates

The Public Utilities Commission has approved a rate increase requested by Belize Water Services Ltd.  While it is not the sixteen and a quarter percent initially sought by the company, [...]

Man charged for attacking his wife and daughter with hammer

Thirty-five-year-old William Rubio appeared this morning in the court room of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was slapped with charges for four criminal offenses. Two counts of aggravated [...]

Burrell Boom Man convicted for drug trafficking

Twenty-seven-year-old Andy Alford, a resident of Burrell Boom, was convicted of drug trafficking at the conclusion of his trial before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith.  Alford, who was unrepresented, was [...]

Hopkins fisherman found floating in sea

Dangriga police are investigating the death of a Hopkins fisherman. The body of fifty-seven-year-old Audrick Palacio was found floating in the sea in the southern village sometime around eleven on [...]

Did water surges at the Vaca Dam contribute to multiple drowning?

In early April, two students from Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico drowned near the low-lying bridge in San Ignacio. Their deaths sparked speculation that a surge of water released from the [...]

Horrible highway accident claims the life of mother and child

A mother and her baby perished this afternoon just after four o’clock in a horrible traffic accident at mile twenty-seven on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Our crew is just back [...]

San Pedro alleged drug dealer killed on the island

Crime and violence are disrupting the once peaceful island of San Pedro. Just before midnight on Saturday night, a Bomba resident was murdered as he stood outside a house on [...]

Man murdered by stepson in PG

Another life was taken over the weekend but in southern Belize. Sixty-nine year old Norman Benguche Senior, who is employed by the Belize Water and Sewerage Authority, was stabbed three [...]

Dan Silva trashes Luke Espat in Cayo Central Convention

In political news, the People’s United Party held a convention in Cayo Central on Sunday where conventional wisdom proved accurate in favor of veteran politician Dan Silva. The campaign was [...]

P.U.P. mourns the passing of Max Samuels

The People’s United Party is tonight mourning the passing of one of its longstanding and loyal member.  Former People’s United Party Minister Maxwell Samuels passed away this afternoon while undergoing [...]

Dr. Louis Zabaneh’s abrupt departure from Galen

On Thursday, we reported on Dr. Louis Zabaneh’s abrupt departure as president of Galen University.  His demission from office followed a surreptitious decision taken by majority shareholders to move the [...]

Belize City man guilty of Aggravated Assault of an Indecent Nature

The Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith today sentenced a Belize City man to three years in prison for the indecent assault of young girl. Thirty-eight Edelmiro Oliva was found guilty [...]

Foreign Ministry investigating murder of Belizean in Melchor

Twenty-two year old Benque Viejo resident Edwin Chan was murdered in Melchor on Good Friday. Chan was found in a remote locate on the outskirts of Melchor with one gunshot [...]

Conejo Alcalde removed after he secretly supported US Capital

There is another development in respect of oil drilling in Maya communities which is causing tensions between SATIIM, Government and US Capital Energy.  It has to do with the signing [...]

PUC approves increase in water rates

More details will become available on Tuesday at a press conference, but we can confirm tonight that the Public Utilities Commission has approved an increase in water rates by the [...]

14 year old drowns in San Ignacio

A teenager drowned while swimming in the Macal River on Saturday.  Fourteen-year-old Johnatan Requena, a resident of San Ignacio Town, was swimming along with a friend in an area between [...]

Prisoner attempting to escape is shot

A prisoner is tonight hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. According to the Kolbe Foundation, Trial Farm resident and inmate Marcos Gomez was attempting [...]

A fire dangerously close to a gas station

A fire dangerously close to a Belize City gas station caused a scare over the weekend. The blaze left one man homeless and caused damages to a house nearby. The [...]

Rural Belize Police Department engaging the youths

The Police Department is fighting crime by targeting those believed to be most vulnerable, the youths. Through its cadet corps, Rural Belize District police officers are making a positive impact [...]