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Minister Gaspar Vega Won’t Run in OW North Again

It is confirmed. U.D.P. power-broker, financier and three term area representative Gaspar Vega is getting out of politics, or at least that’s what it looks like. The rumors started circulating [...]

Why Did He Resign?

There’s no smoking gun in Vega’s letter but there’s no doubt a cannon has been fired somewhere by somebody. Speculation is roaming wild and free. Did Vega resign because he [...]

2 Men Detained for Altun Ha Tourist Jacking

At around one Wednesday afternoon the majesty and mystery of the Altun Ha Archaeological site was shattered by the reality of crime in Belize. Six tourists off a cruise ship [...]

Police Say They Didn’t Shoot ‘Bounty.’ So who did?

The unintentional shooting of self-employed DVD salesman Jamal Young, presumably by officers in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle, remains a whodunit mystery; at least within the Belize Police Department.  That’s [...]

GSU Denies Involvement in Pursuit

According to Commander Mark Flowers, the Gang Suppression Unit did not engage the suspects being pursued.  In fact, they only came to the aid of the responding officers before carrying [...]

Additional Charges Brought Against Illegal Guatemalan Farmers

Fifty-one-year-old Francisco Torres Sucup and fifty-six-year-old Luis Diaz Alballeros, both Guatemalan nationals, have been charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.  Sucup, who was shot below the left [...]

Questions Still Circulating over Bartender’s Murder

Traditionally, the role of Police Officers is to protect and serve, but instead three Police Officers from San Pedro are actually accused of beating bartender Edwin Ixpatac so badly, he [...]

No Charges for Woman Who Stabbed and Killed Her Husband

On Sunday, forty-three year old Rommel Catzim was stabbed to death by his Guatemalan wife Alida Catzim in San Pedro. The couple had allegedly been socializing earlier and got into [...]

D.O.E. Analyzes Silt Situation in Southern Foreshore

For weeks now, there has been a build-up of silt in the area of Southern Foreshore in the Belize City Harbor. It’s an eyesore for an area that is traditionally [...]

Belize City Has Record Murder Low

Unofficially, there have been twenty-eight murders in 2016 – fourteen in January, ten in February and four so far for March. That’s a record-setting trend when compared to 2014 and [...]

Pastor’s Sentence for Sexual Offences Upheld by Appeal Court

A self-proclaimed pastor who was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a young girl saw his appeal dismissed and his conviction and sentence affirmed by the Justices of the Court [...]

Retiree Faces Serious Jail Time

A sixty-one year old retiree, James Parks is looking to spend a number of years behind bars for breaching a protection order to stay away from his ex-common-law wife, burglary, [...]

Y.E.S. Explores Ending Violence Against Children

Every day and in many forms, children endure acts of violence. The lack of awareness of the epidemic is a huge concern for agencies that want to build the confidence [...]

Mesoamerican Eco-Audit Launched

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People…an eco-audit is ongoing to determine how far Belize is in respect of a number of reef management measures. The launch of the audit took place [...]

Eastern Division North Cleans Up the Community

Today, key members of the Eastern Division put down their guns and batons, picked up paintbrushes and weed-whackers and got to work. It’s a cleanup timed to coincide with Women’s [...]

Aziatic Touches Down in Belize

Son of Hopkins Vince Lewis, popularly known as Belizean artist Aziatic and the man behind the punta song Chatty Chatty, touched down in Belize today. Aziatic has been working along [...]

U.S.-based Urban Management Meets with Belizean Artists

Meanwhile, Tour Manager and C.E.O. of U.S.-based Urban Management is also in Belize. He’s Belizean American Jeff Christie, whose company focuses on providing high-quality industry services and artist management services [...]

Healthy Living: Gender Equity in Health

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March eighth.  The achievements and the important role that women play in our society are underscored throughout the entire month of March.  Gender equity [...]