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Mennonite Farmer Detained, Kidnapped and Held by the Guatemalan Military

There is an incredible story coming out of the borderland between Belize and Guatemala behind Spanish Lookout. It involves allegations of kidnapping, assault and damage to property. Last Thursday, Mennonite [...]

A Fire on George Plett’s Farm Triggered Kidnapping of Mennonite Farmer

We break from Plett’s mesmerizing account of his kidnapping to take you on the ground for some real time perspective. As we told you, the Plett farm lies on the [...]

Why Didn’t Police Believe Plett’s Story?

There’s plenty more to this story, including how Plett managed to make his way back, and also the matter of his bulldozer operator who was also detained by Guatemalans and [...]

O.A.S. says No Guatemalan Military was in the Area

Over the weekend News Five was able to reach a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via phone. He told us that they had been able to verify with [...]

3 Guatemalan Gold Panners are Caught in the Chiquibul by the B.D.F.

There’s another incident that happened late last week. A trio of Guatemalans panning for gold inside the Ceibo Chico area of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve has been arrested and charged [...]

Belize and Guatemala Foreign Ministers to Meet in Istanbul, Turkey

Finally, talks between Belize and Guatemala are to take place all the way in Istanbul, Turkey. Government announced today that protocols for the Sarstoon will be discussed at the Istanbul [...]

O.A.S. and Guatemala Foreign Minister on Tour over the Weekend

Over the weekend, several photos of at least three events were posted on the official Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Guatemalan military.  The [...]

Lionel Rhamdas Killed During Shootout in Ladyville

In the past two months, four persons have been killed in Ladyville, Belize District in gun violence that is attributed to ongoing gang rivalry.  On Saturday night, Lionel Rhamdas was [...]

Several Resident Girls Escape from the Youth Hostel

In other news…the Princess Royal Youth Hostel is once again making headlines, following a daring breakout by eleven young ladies from the facility on Sunday evening.  The institution is still [...]

Zika is Finally Confirmed in Belize

The first case of Zika has been confirmed in Belize and health officials are tonight trying to locate its origin.  The results of samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health [...]

Man Stabbed to the Chest in Lord’s Bank

But there was also a stabbing in the Lord’s Bank community also in Ladyville, where thirty-year-old Brandon Stevens was stabbed to the chest following an altercation at a bar in [...]

Cop Remanded for Sexual Assault of an 8 Year-Old Girl

A police officer is in trouble with the law tonight, facing a minimum of twelve years to life imprisonment if found guilty of the act of a sexual assault upon [...]

3 Arraigned for Shooting in the City

Three of four persons are in custody tonight for a shoot-out last Thursday night in the City. The intended target was Mark Vernon, a city resident. But it led to [...]

Nurturing 21st Century Teachers Moving Forward

On the heels of a successful march last Friday as part of their campaign “Stand Up for Belize,” primary school teachers returned to Belize City today and were joined by [...]

An Update on Teachers Without Pedagogical Training

In early February, the Ministry of Education announced that upwards of a thousand teachers stand to lose their jobs in the coming academic year should they not obtain the requisite [...]

A Foiled Meeting of Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission

There’s friction tonight between the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission, led by Chairlady Lisel Alamilla and the Toledo Alcalde Association. For perspective we start with a meeting on Saturday between [...]

The Leigh Richardson Knowledge Center is Officially Opened

“Breaking the Cycle of Poverty”—that’s the mission of a project funded through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank under the Social Investment Fund Program and a grant from the [...]

The Official Launch of Belize Music Week

At the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts this morning, Belize Music Week was officially launched. Musicians from throughout the country are taking part in a series of activities to [...]

Sports: Smart Belize Hurricanes Win 2016 NEBL Championship

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   it was money time Friday night inside the BES Gym as the 2-time defending champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks [...]