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Alrick Smith and 2 Others Are Arraigned in Sugar City for Drug Trafficking

Three men arrested and charged by Orange Walk Police on Wednesday afternoon were today arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on charges of drug trafficking. They were found with a high grade [...]

Former Orange Walk Mayor Appears Before Appellate Court

In June 2008, then Mayor of Orange Walk Town Ravell Gonzalez knocked down and killed two persons near Rhaburn Ridge on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Manuel Coto was pushing a [...]

5 Fishermen Charged for Over One Thousand Undersized Conch

There’s another bust to report tonight and it involves conch. The Fisheries Department seized a large quantity of illegally harvested seafood, following a search conducted on a vessel south of [...]

Belizean Smugglers Busted in Chetumal

Two alleged smugglers from Belize were arrested in Chetumal after they were caught along the bank of the Rio Hondo with multiple packages of clothing, tightly compressed in black plastic [...]

What’s the Deal with Pensioners Not Receiving Monies from UK?

Imagine you’re a retired pensioner in Belize, collecting your monthly check. It’s your only income. That’s what you use to buy groceries, to pay your rent or mortgage, to pay [...]

…Heritage Bank’s Managing Director Explains

So what’s behind this crisis for pensioners early in the New Year? Well, there are only two things in banking that have changed significantly and recently – one is the [...]

Right Honorable Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow is the fourth Prime Minister of Belize to be named to the Privy Council. The announcement was made in London by Queen Elizabeth so it means that the [...]

A Cash Flow Problem Looms Over the Citrus Industry

There is brewing concern in the citrus industry tonight after growers were informed via a Citrus Growers Association release that payroll in the immediate future is uncertain. Here’s the situation [...]

Is Heritage Bank Impacted by De-risking?

The issue of the loss of correspondent banking has been affecting the way business is done in Belize and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Earlier today, Steve Duncan, the Managing Director [...]

Transition from FCIB to Heritage Bank is Relatively Smooth

One month ago, First Caribbean International Bank closed its doors for the last time in Belize. The operation and assets of that bank were taken over by Heritage Bank, previously [...]

BTV to Protest Sarstoon Incident at House Meeting

It’s been over a year since thirty-seven Belizeans on an expedition to the Sarstoon were escorted by Guatemalan military to Livingston, Guatemala. The first anniversary of that event was to [...]

A Minor is Raped by Her Brother-in-law in Toledo

Police report tonight another case of sexual assault of a minor from Bella Vista Village, Toledo. A young girl, who was allegedly violated at the age of fifteen, has only [...]

Outgoing Taiwanese President to Visit Belize in March

Taiwan’s Outgoing President Ma Ying Jeou is scheduled to visit the Jewel on March sixteenth and seventeenth, as part of a farewell tour of three countries, including the United States, [...]

Belize’s Relationship with Taiwan Discussed

Since his election as President of Taiwan in 2008, Belize has shared a cordial relationship with his administration, resulting in scholarship and economic opportunities, as well as cultural exchange programs.  [...]

Pediatric Mission Planned for Belize District

A group of twelve doctors from the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Virginia, U.S.A. is visiting Belize this weekend for a pediatric mission across Belize District. It’s the [...]

Baker to Las Vegas, Belize Prepares to Take on the Challenge

A team of law enforcement athletes from Belize will be making their first appearance at the Challenge Cup/Baker to Vegas Relay in the U.S.  They will be competing among eight [...]

Agric Show is Set for Late April

The agric show, which usually draws huge crowds to the showground in Belmopan, will be held on April twenty-ninth, thirtieth and May first this year. Preparations are in full swing [...]

Healthy Living: Sugar Tax for Healthier Living in Barbados

Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease and Cancer…these are all diseases that have become a mega priority worldwide. They’re classified as NCDs – non communicable diseases – or diseases that are not [...]