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G.O.B. Responds to Plett Allegation of Kidnapping

Six days after Guatemalan military and civilians allegedly came onto Belizean soil and abducted two men, along with a tractor and bulldozer, there is finally official comment from the Ministries [...]

Police Have Not Visited Scene of Alleged Border Incident

But there’s a problem straightaway with that response, firstly from the Ministry of National Security. The investigation is the first line of action in whatever government’s response will be. Just [...]

O.A.S. Verified Release of Belizeans

According to Colonel Lovell, they have been liaising with their counterparts and colleagues in Guatemala and at the O.A.S. since day one, verifying that no Belizean was still in Guatemalan [...]

MFA C.E.O. Says Plett and Ayala Were Elusive

So that’s where we were at that point – verification from no less than the O.A.S. that the Belizeans detained had been released. And that’s where the confusion comes in. [...]

Parallel Investigations Will Determine Way Forward

So with all the confusion and miscommunication arising out of what seems a very clear cut border incident, what happens next? Well…the Police investigation continues, of course, and then the [...]

FM Elrington Meets With Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize

There is support coming from the Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on the territorial integrity of Belize. After weeks of tension between Belize and Guatemala since the death of Julio Alvarado Ruano, [...]

Government Revisits Refugee Program

There was very significant news coming out of Cabinet on Tuesday, via a release sent to us via email three minutes before news time. It clarified that there is no [...]

OW Resident Killed in Road Traffic Accident

An Orange Walk resident was killed last night in a traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into Richard Orellana is police officer [...]

Police Investigate Human Remains Found in Blue Creek

On Tuesday evening, sometime after five p.m., Police were called out to a farm in the Blue Creek Village, Orange Walk District. There, they discovered the human remains of a [...]

Teenage Wounded in Belize City Shooting

Nineteen-year-old Chioma Williams is recovering from injuries she received during a shooting incident in Belize City on Tuesday night.  Williams reported to police that shortly after eight o’clock, she was [...]

2 Men Walk Free from Major Heroin Charge

Two men were accused last December with the possession of twelve kilos of heroin, but even though tests from the National Forensic Laboratory showed that the substance was not the [...]

Ladyville Men Charged for Shooting Spree

While a duo has been freed, two teenagers who surrendered to police on Tuesday are on remand at the Belize Central Prison for a shooting spree on Marage Road, Ladyville which [...]

Belize City Man Remanded for Sexual Assault

A twenty-six year old man who behaved inappropriately by touching a ten young girl on her rear was taken to court today. The incident took place on Sunday and Ashton [...]

Southern Communities Affected By Sarstoon Ban

The remote Garifuna community of Barranco, in the context of what is taking place at the Sarstoon, is widely seen as a mere transit point for local law enforcement officers [...]

Resolution Drafted on Concerns of Indigenous Communities

Earlier today, a group of Garifuna elders, including Doctor Joseph Palacio, issued a statement on the current conditions of Garinagu in Belize.  The Garinagu, like other ethnic groups in the [...]

B.P.P. Upset at Comments of US Ambassador

The Belize Progressive Party has taken umbrage with recent comments made U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno on the Belize/Guatemala issue.  Ambassador Moreno has expressed support in taking the territorial claim to [...]

MLA Speaks Up on Commission Decision

The Toledo Alcaldes Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance remain at loggerheads with the government-appointed Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission, following an incident on Monday in Punta Gorda Town.  As [...]

Cristina Coc Says Commission Release is Disingenuous

According to Coc, it is not the first time the Toledo Alcaldes Association had sought an audience with Alamilla.  She says that several attempts have been made verbally, as well [...]