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Santander Issued with Stop Order for Environmental Breaches

There is big news tonight coming out of the largest new industry in the west of the country. Santander, located in Valley of Peace in the Cayo District, recently started [...]

Ministry of the Environment Assessing Fines for Company

The stop order was not to close the factory down, but rather to give the company strict notice that it must act immediately to remedy what in some cases were [...]

G.O.B. Comes Up With First Payment to Ashcroft Group

Has the Government of Belize made the huge first payment in the approximately four-hundred-million-dollar bill outstanding in the Arbitration Award for the B.T.L. nationalization? Today was the deadline as set [...]

San Pedro Resident Critical After Shooting

Turning to crime…A shooting just after midnight on Tuesday on La Isla Bonita San Pedro has left two persons hospitalized; one who is fighting for his life at the Karl [...]

Guzman Arraigned for City Shooting

The violence in the streets of the Old Capital continues.  There was a shooting incident on Tuesday evening and fortunately no one was injured during the spray of bullets.  Sometime [...]

Police Await Forensics Results to Lay Charges in Lopez Murder

Last Wednesday, twenty-two-year-old Michael Lopez was slain in front of his home on Jones Street, a few hours after a pair of unrelated murders in the Old Capital.  Immediately following [...]

Anderson Still Hospitalized after Shooting

Also in the crime blotter…On Monday, we reported on the shooting of Clifford Anderson in an alley off Neal Pen Road Extension in Belize City. The twenty-six year old was [...]

San Pedro Police Seize Drugs on the Island

At around four o’clock this evening, a joint operation conducted by officers attached to the Special Branch and Quick Response Team in the Escalante area of San Pedro Town yielded [...]

Woman Detained in Curious Circumstances in Ladyville

A victim of an alleged burglary has had the tables turned on her and ended up in lockdown.  On Tuesday night, Ana Villacorte, an employee of B.T.L., arrived at her [...]

Villacorte Claims that Detention Is Related to Domestic Situation with Arthur Saldivar

Villacorte says she believes that what has transpired is related to an ongoing custody battle with her common-law husband over the couple’s two children.  They too are in the United [...]

Baptist Arraigned for Stabbing ‘Fatback’

Last Thursday we reported on the attempted murder of Eugene “Fat Back” Webster at his Los Lagos home off the Phillip Goldson Highway. Webster had been stabbed multiple times to [...]

Haulover Creek Dredged to Alleviate Siltation Situation

Since the start of the year, silt and filth accumulated in the Belize City Habour between the Fort Street Tourism Village and Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. But today, [...]

B.S.I. Release: Maillard Reaction Affects Molasses Tanks

Earlier we told you about the fines being imposed against Santander for the breach of environmental compliance. The other sugar factory in the north is also facing its own challenges. [...]

CDB Approved Funding for Crooked Tree Causeway

The Crooked Tree causeway has been a source of constant consternation for residents of the community – just about every rainy season. Prior to recent seasons there has been some [...]

North Side Cops Meet Residents of Pickstock

The Belize Police Department continues to ramp up its community policing efforts, primarily by going out and meeting people – finding out their concerns and just generally showing them a [...]

Yearwood Says Effective Policing Is Responsible for Northside Peace

There is always a clear differentiation between the north side of the city and the south side – sort of an assertion that bad things happen in the latter, while [...]

Southside Cops Visit Residents in CET Site

Community policing initiatives were also ongoing in the south side of Belize City. Today, a team of officers from Eastern Division South visited the CET Site, a neighborhood within the [...]

Sr. Supt. Dawson Explains Checkpoint on La Croix Blvd.

According to Senior Superintendent Dawson, the need for a checkpoint on La Croix Boulevard arises out of its distance from the nearest police substation, as well as the crime situation [...]

Deputy Postmaster General Provides Update on Financial Misappropriations

The training workshop for regional Postal service personnel continued in Belize City today. We’ve reported comprehensively on it, but tonight there’s another angle. The Belize Postal Service has come under [...]

Applications Invited for NSC Summer Camp

Softball, volleyball, football and basketball are the four disciplines that will be featured in the National Sports Council’s 2016 Summer Sports Camp. The annual activity will commence on Monday, July [...]