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Machete Mayhem Across Belize, ComPol Weighs In on Mounting Murders

2016 is off to a murderous start.  Since the beginning of the New Year, there have been a total of ten homicides across the country. One of the most shocking [...]

ABC7 Producer Ann Swaney Strangled Near Succotz

Now to the murders … Ann Swaney, an executive producer at ABC Chicago who was vacationing in Belize was killed in the west; that murder is being reported by ABC [...]

Indian Church Vice Chairman Hacked to Death in Weekend Chopping

There have been three other murders due to chopping since Ann Swaney was strangled to death. In Indian Church in the Orange Walk District, a Guatemalan national was likely lured [...]

Murder in San Pedrito: A Man is Mutilated and Another Clings to Life

There was a gruesome, bloody murder in San Pedro in broad daylight Saturday afternoon. It happened at a home in the San Pedrito Area of the island and involved alcohol, [...]

A Woman is Killed in Bella Vista, Common-Law Husband is on the Lam

The most recent murder occurred this morning. In the Stann Creek District, a Honduran national was hacked to death shortly before six o’clock.  Independence Police visited Bella Vista Village where [...]

2 More Arrested and Charged in Paumen Murder Conspiracy

Bradley Paumen, the American resort and tour company owner who allegedly hired a hit man to kill four persons, one of them a local attorney, is currently free, out on [...]

Will Police Provide Security for Would-be Targets?

The prosecution in the Bradley Paumen case is convinced that they have more than enough to convict the wealthy American businessman on four charges of Abetment to Murder, each which [...]

Paumen’s Firearm and Murder Plot May Not be Related – ComPol Whylie

On January eleventh, Paumen had been on remand three days already, but strangely, police made no noise about the very significant, very high-level arrest. So when the GSU found a [...]

Lincoln Bejerano Arraigned for Armenia Carjacking

On January second, a family was traumatized when they were jacked at gunpoint in Armenia Village. According to Melanie Popper Coc, she was heading to Pomona with her mother and [...]

PM Barrow Says Interim Convention for U.D.P. Set for March

The People’s United Party will elect a new leader at the end of January. Close to three thousand delegates will vote at the Belmopan convention to determine where Francis Fonseca [...]

PM Barrow Talks B.T.L. Settlement

It is expected that in the first part of this year, an arbitration tribunal will determine the value of shares arising from the nationalization of Belize Telemedia Limited. Now, government [...]

PIL Prepared to Invest in Cruise Port in Port Loyola

While we discussed the issue of the arbitration award, we also inquired whether relations between Barrow and Lord Michael Ashcroft were on the mend. The PM recently said that he [...]

Maykon Vivas Perishes in Head-on Collision with Land Cruiser on Old Northern Road

A road traffic accident on Saturday proved fatal for a nineteen-year-old cyclist when he collided head-on into a vehicle whilst rounding a curve near Altun Ha, on the Old Northern [...]

A Pickup Goes Up in Flames After Overturning on George Price Highway

There were two other accidents, which were not fatal, but left victims traumatized. Robert Logan, a motorist traveling along the George Price Highway, is lucky to have escaped grave injuries [...]

Belize City Man Survives Road Traffic Mishap in Lords Bank Village

A third mishap, this one in Lords Bank Village, involved the manager of a local business in Belize City.  Enrique Minima is lucky to have escaped unhurt when he lost [...]

Pirates Rob Tourists Near Middle Long Caye, Was Woman Sexually Assaulted?

There’s still more crime…A vessel moored near Middle Long Caye came under attack last Wednesday by pirates operating in waters southeast of Belize City.  During the incident, passengers onboard the [...]

Ladyville Police Recover Weapon Used in Armed Robbery

Last Wednesday, Chinese businessman Zu Chu Wu reported to Ladyville police that whilst at his business in Vista del Mar, he was robbed by two men of East Indian descent.  [...]

Calvin Cumberbatch to be Charged for Double Fatalities in RTA

Well-known Belize City moneylender Pamela Bennett and Burrell Boom resident Alfredo Navarette perished in a road traffic accident along the Phillip Goldson Highway over the New Year’s weekend.  During the [...]

Hattieville Police Receive Donations from Silent Santa

While police have their hands full, they did take time today to receive a small but thoughtful contribution that will be used for elderly residents in the Hattieville community.  This [...]

Sports Monday: NEBL Season Kick Off

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The NEBL basketball season got off to a roaring start over the weekend and we caught up with the Belmopan [...]