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4 Murders on the Weekend; Were Policemen Responsible for Death of Gion Peebles?

The murder statistics went up by four between Friday night and this morning. Aside from a slew of other acts of violence, four persons were killed at different locations: three [...]

In Belize City, George Young Shot Dead in Barbershop

In another murder in the Belize District, thirty-seven year old George Young was shot multiple times to his chest, back and leg on Saturday evening.  The father of three was [...]

San Pedro’s Third Murder in Less Than a Week; Was Antonio Paguada Targeted?

On Friday night, San Pedro recorded its fourth murder for the month of October. Antonio Paguada, a forty-four year old father of two, was killed a short while after he [...]

In Orange Walk, Youth Survives a Fight But Succumbs After Beatdown and Stabbing

So far this year, there are a hundred and twenty murders recorded by the police. In Orange Walk on Saturday night, a man acquitted of murder was found dead. Police [...]

Political Nightmare on Fort Street: P.U.P.’s “Chicken Dread” Vs. U.D.P.’s Douglas Grant

A Nightmare on Fort Street.  It’s the name of a Halloween weekend event that took place at the popular nightclub Sit and Sip.  An incident which occurred outside of the [...]

Video Evidence Uncovered; Who is to Blame?

Grant has since issued a release refuting the claims made by Ferguson.  In the statement issued by Grant this afternoon, he says, “luckily, a police patrol arrived on the scene [...]

Nightmare Ends for Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez; He Sees All 7 Sex Charges Dropped

He was charged with six counts of aggravated assault of an indecent nature in February of 2015, a few months after deciding not to seek re-election in his Orange Walk [...]

B.N.T.U. on the Streets; Demand Education Minister Stop Playing Games

The Belize National Teacher’s Union held another protest on Saturday, several days after its members resumed classes and ending an eleven-day strike.  The demonstration this time around did not enjoy [...]

House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte Maintains Lawsuit Against Attorney and Auditor General

The Speaker of the House appeared in court today—both as a claimant and a defendant. In the first case, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is presiding over a matter before the [...]

Matter May Be Resolved Outside Court; Speaker Says Suit Will Not Affect Senate’s Inquiry

The civil suit coincides with the launch of a senate inquiry into the Immigration and Nationality Department for the period 2011 to 2013.  There is a general belief however, that [...]

Julius Sues Mike Over Ugly Ending to House Meeting of August 26th

But shortly that case, Peyrefitte was back in court for a case brought against him by Cayo South area representative, Julius Espat. In late August, Espat was removed by force [...]

Espat Calls on Judiciary to “Referee” Quarrel with Speaker

Since the incident, Espat confirmed that his four-thousand-dollar monthly salary has been withdrawn. There has not been any House meeting since August, but Espat believes the ugly incident constitutes an [...]

Father’s Sentence on Rape Charges Significantly Reduced on Appeal

On Friday, the Court of Appeal drastically reduced the prison sentence given to a Dangriga father in his forties who was convicted of raping his own daughter no less than [...]

Women Shot in Carmelita, Orange Walk; a Resident is Charged

There is more on the crime blotter. Orange Walk police had a very busy weekend in addition to the murder in Trial Farm. In Carmelita, the village immediately south of [...]

Co-workers Come to Blows; One Left in Hospital with Cracked Skull

In further violence up north, a pair of co-workers got into a confrontation in Orange Walk’s Louisiana neighbourhood over the weekend. It resulted in one of them landing in hospital [...]

Drugs and a Gun Come Off Rural Eastern Division Streets

The Eastern Division Rural formation removed a firearm and drugs off the streets. Their latest find took place on Thursday night in a remote section of the Philip Goldson Highway. [...]

Ban on Offshore Drilling for Protected Marine Sites; Minister Still Supportive of Petro-Exploration

Last Tuesday, cabinet officially suspended seismic testing that was being conducted offshore by an international company, TGS. Reeling from scandal to scandal and following a remarkable manifestation of people’s power, [...]

Harvest Caye Di Come!

The Minister of Tourism also provided an update on Harvest Caye in southern Belize. After hiccups along the way, the Norwegian Cruise Line cruise tourism Project is about to come [...]

Minor Who Left Youth Hostel found, Shot by Police

A criminal and an internal investigation are ongoing at the Eastern Division South of the Police Department after officers shot a minor on Saturday. Around six p.m., police observed a [...]

Hit and Run Claims Life on Police Street

Eastern Division South Police are also asking the assistance from the public in locating the a blue Toyota Rav Four and its driver following a fatal hit and run on [...]

Another Family Loses Home to fire in Sandhill

Investigators are currently trying to ascertain if a fire that consumed a house at mile nineteen and three-quarters on the Philip Goldson Highway on Friday afternoon was deliberately set and [...]

The Belize International Film Festival Begins

The eleventh edition of the Belize International Film Festival will be held from November tenth to the thirteenth. The international festival brings in international judges to select the winners of [...]

Premier League Football and Weekend Warriors Cycling on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   We take you out to the MCC Grounds for week 12 in the PLB Opening Season and it brought [...]

B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. At Impasse After Council of Management Rejects Sending Smaller Delegation

Across the country today, teachers formed long lines in various banks and credit unions and collected a full month’s wage, despite an eleven-day strike a few weeks ago.  That’s because [...]

Teachers Accuse M.O.E. of Dictating to and Intimidating Teachers

So, why can’t the union give in to Faber’s request and reduce its attendance to five executives?  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, government does not have a bearing on [...]