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Belize on Alert for El Chapo

Is infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman headed to Belize? While that is the speculation on various Mexican news outlets, there is no indication at the moment that [...]

Cartel Boss is Self-Made Billionaire

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, or Shorty, as he is otherwise known, was first arrested in 1993, broke free in 2001 by reportedly taking cover inside a laundry cart and remained [...]

Guatemalans Say HOLD UP on FOB

But there is another story of national importance. Emotions were running high in Belize following an armed standoff between the Guatemalan military and the Belize National Coast Guard, on the [...]

Belize Named in Money Laundering Scheme

Today, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Eric Eusey, told News Five that his department has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the arrests of two Americans and a Panamanian [...]

Myvette Family Not Allowed to View Autopsy

On Saturday night, twenty-eight year old Hope Creek resident Leopold Myvette was gunned down by Police officers who fired at least eight shots at him. Their story is that when [...]

…Say Police Used Excessive Force

The post-mortem examination, witnessed only by the Police, concluded at around four this afternoon. The family still has gotten no answers, however, and say they are prepared to do whatever [...]

Security Guard Kills Intruder

About an hour after he was shot, a thirty-nine year old Belmopan resident succumbed at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was rushed to for urgent medical treatment. As [...]

Guatemalans Playing Malpago on Bill for Reef Damage

As we told you earlier, the Guatemalan government is yet to respond on a bill from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for damages caused to the reef when its naval [...]

Mennonite Man Killed in Tragic Accident

A tragic accident just outside August Pine Ridge in the Orange Walk District has left one man dead, and his wife and two small children injured. Preliminary investigations indicate that [...]

No Progress in Kareem Clarke Murder Investigation

Police are also nowhere close to determining who callously murdered Amandala’s star reporter, Kareem Clarke last Monday. Earlier this week at a police briefing, CIB’s Officer in Command, Superintendent Hilberto [...]

Policemen in Myvette Shooting Allegedly Under Investigation

As we have reported, twenty-eight-year-old Leopold Myvette was shot and killed by police officers in Hope Creek over the weekend, in what is being described as a case of excessive [...]

August Appeals Life Imprisonment Sentence

Gregory August, who is now twenty-seven, was convicted on November twenty-eighth 2013 by Judge Adolph Lucas and sentenced to life imprisonment. But August is appealing his conviction and sentence before [...]

Contreras Detained in Guatemala for Unlicensed Firearm

Former Benque Viejo Mayor Edgar ‘Whitey’ Contreras was detained in Guatemala on Saturday after being found in possession of an unregistered firearm in that jurisdiction.  While the handgun is licensed [...]

MoE Hosts Summer Camps

For the past three days, simultaneous summer camps hosted by the Ministry of Education have been ongoing at various schools across the city. Primary and high school students, as well [...]

More Camps Scheduled for Next Week

While activities like these strengthen the bond between the Ministry of Education and international organizations, Mace says that the experience for them is even more rewarding.   Amy Mace, Teacher, [...]

Students Participate in Arts Training Workshop

Seventy-eight students from twenty-three schools across the city are in the Primary School Art Skills Training Pilot Project taking place at the Department of Youth Services in Belize City. It’s [...]