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Francis Fonseca: Is He Back in the P.U.P.’s Leadership Race?

Last Friday in the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister bid farewell to Francis Fonseca as the Leader of the Opposition in the House. Well tonight, the outgoing P.U.P. Leader [...]

Female U.S. Coast Guard Brutally Attacked in San Pedro

A US Coast Guard Officer is reportedly in critical condition after she was stabbed three times on the beach in San Pedro. Twenty-six year old Jennifer Smith, reportedly on vacation [...]

Military Liaison Office of U.S. Embassy Investigates Stabbing Incident

The United States Embassy in Belize is reaching out to the injured naval officer.  While details of the near-fatal attack were sparse this morning, Ambassador Carlos Moreno told the media [...]

An Expecting Mother is Raped in Dangriga

Dangriga police, meanwhile, are reporting tonight a disturbing case of the alleged rape of a pregnant woman. The victim is a nineteen year old resident of Stann Creek District. She [...]

3 More Arrested and Charged in Burrell Boom Home Invasion Saga

There have been more arrests and charges laid in the high-profile and very brutal home invasion on December third in Burrell Boom. At around seven that night, eight men stormed [...]

Bail is Granted for 2 Women Connected to Home Invasion

Jeffery Buller was arraigned this afternoon for abetment to commit aggravated burglary and was denied bail. Mark Pitts and Paul Jex were arraigned for handling stolen good and both pleaded [...]

U.S. Ambassador Says Humanitarian Aid Necessary to Assist Cuban Migrants

The fate of approximately four thousand Cuban migrants marooned in Costa Rica continues to hang in the balance as countries along their intended route to the United States decide on [...]

What Involvement Did Uncle Sam Have in Capturing Fugitive Mexican Businessman?

David Nanes Schnitzer, the Houdini of international fugitives, remains at large since absconding from Belize after receiving bail on November twentieth.  But the story won’t go away and in fact [...]

Former California Supreme Court Judge Would Have Done Things Differently in Nanes Case

Ambassador Moreno acknowledges the personal interpretation of Justice Hanomansingh while presiding over the Nanes matter.  His disappointment however, is twofold.  Firstly, the former judge says that a court order to [...]

3 Containers of Rice Awaiting Importation into Belize, Farmers Lash Out

At news time tonight, we can confirm that a total of three shipping containers en route to Belize from Guyana are presently in port at San Tomas, Guatemala.  The consignment [...]

B.E.L. Wants to Increase Electricity Rates

Five months after a rate decrease, it is likely that electricity rates will go up. The last decrease in July, afforded consumers a thirty-five cents cut per kilo watt hour. [...]

Normalcy is Finally Resumed at Port of Belize

The Pagola cargo ship from Jamaica has been offloaded and operations are back in full swing at the Port of Belize where days of industrial action taken by the stevedores [...]

Port C.E.O. Says Stevedores’ Pension Can’t be Retroactive

The point of contention that led to the strike by the stevedores was a pension plan. The stevedores want an increase to six percent retroactive to 2004. While the Port [...]

Stevedores Agree to Return to Work Amid Negotiations with Port Management

Now, there are three options that were being explored as solutions to the strike at the Port of Belize. The first option for cargo vessels to call to port at [...]

Why Was U.S. Ambassador Absent from F.O.B. Groundbreaking?

On Wednesday, ground was ceremoniously broken for the construction of a joint forward operating base near the mouth of the Sarstoon River.  Present for the brief formality were a number [...]

Multimillion Dollar Projects Launched at U.S. Embassy

But the ambassador was present for a groundbreaking ceremony to commence a pair of multimillion dollar projects on the U.S. Embassy compound held this morning in Belmopan.  Over the next [...]

Flood Victim Kayla Stevens Receives New Home from Good Samaritans

In October when Belize City was inundated by floodwaters impoverished zones in the south-side took the hardest hit. In some cases homes held together by little more than faith collapsed. [...]

Fire Destroys Kings Park Residence

Tonight, at least three persons are left homeless and three others are staying with relatives after the two storey house they were living in was gutted by flames. Just before [...]

Broaster in Witness Protection

Notorious street figure Tyrone Meighan was charged for rape in that home invasion, following an identification parade. That brings up an issue which has plagued the prosecution in serious crimes [...]

GST Department to Raffle 2016 Rav-4

On Tuesday, the General Sales Tax Department will be drawing the first of a series of winning tickets in a raffle. Shoppers will have the opportunity to win five thousand [...]

Christmas Tips from Ladyville Top Cop

The home invasion in Rural Belize has also brought into stark focus the reality of vulnerability in rural areas. Christmas is a time for celebration and giving, but it is [...]