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OW Youth Gunned Down

A mid-morning murder in Sugar City has left family and friends stunned and Orange Walk police none the wiser as to a motive for the fatal shooting.  Shortly before eleven [...]

Romy Badillo Passes Away in Guatemala

At about three o’clock today veteran seaman and well-known Belizean Romaldo “Romy” Badillo passed away in Guatemala. It is tragic news for his family and many friends who have been [...]

Attorney Says Police Beat Up San Pedro Murder Suspect

The murder of a cab driver in San Pedro last week has brought the police department under intense public scrutiny yet again for alleged use of excessive force.  Twenty-three-year-old Luis [...]

Claims Statement Was Obtained Under Duress

According to Selgado, information included in the statement taken from Campos was tendered while his client was under extreme duress.  The statement, Selgado further adds, will be dismissed in court [...]

Francis Fonseca Takes PM to Court

P.U.P. leader, Francis Fonseca is taking Prime Minister Dean Barrow to court. He says the Prime Minister is acting illegally by not allowing the thirteenth Senator to be appointed. Five [...]

P.U.P. Says U.D.P. Lied About 13th Senator

The thirteenth senator was actually a campaign promise of the Barrow administration, and the legislation contrived and passed by this government. So why hasn’t it happened yet? The Prime Minister [...]

13th Senator Would Have Allowed Senate Investigations

Those sections, seventy-eight and eighty of the Constitution, state that even if the Senate does not pass a Money Bill, or non-Money Bill, respectively, the House can still within thirty [...]

Social Partners Invited to Join Lawsuit

So the claim is filed and the P.U.P. seems ready to take it all the way. But where are the social partners? The thirteenth Senator is an issue which was [...]

P.U.P. Releases Official Position on ICJ

As we told you on Tuesday’s newscast, the P.U.P. has come to a consensus where the ICJ is concerned, and is currently preparing a policy paper which it will present [...]

Did PM Barrow Lie About Churches’ Vote on Petrocaribe Bill?

The Churches voted NO in the Senate when the Petrocaribe Bill was presented at the end of March. But at a press conference recently, the Prime Minister claimed that Senator [...]

Alleged Child Predator Cannot Teach In Belize Again

A Mopan Technical high school teacher, who was accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a male student, has been dismissed from his job. Today, Minister of Education, Patrick Faber [...]

MoE Says Sexual Misconduct Will Not Be Tolerated

The minister of education drove home the point that the ministry will not tolerate predators within the system and that the action taken again Puc will serve as an example [...]

American Facebook Predator Jailed

In the U.S., former middle school teacher, forty-nine-year-old David Wendel Thompson has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to lure Belizean teens for [...]

Ocean Academy Wins Innovation Challenge

High school students from throughout the Belize District were challenged to come up with innovative concepts to address youth and employment issues. It came down to the wire among fifteen [...]

A Look at Murder Statistics 2015

The first four months of 2015 have been particularly violent with the number of murders exceeding the 2014 homicides. So far, there are fifteen more murders than last year according [...]

Albert Vaughan Acquitted

In August of 2014 then workers of Belize Maintenance Limited (BML) caused great disturbance outside of City Hall on North Front Street. They were protesting against Mayor Darrell Bradley and [...]