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Minor Killed; Adult Male Severely Hurt in “Drive-by” Shooting

A minor is dead following a shooting incident on Daly Street this evening. The minor was accompanied by an adult who remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Sometime [...]

B.N.T.U. Offers Last Chance to Government to Stop Deductions Before Court Action

Belize National Teachers Union has been silent in the past few days. That is because we have learned that the union has decided to challenge the government in respect of [...]

Crooked Tree Mom Dies Suddenly in Hospital; Family Demands Answers

A family from Crooked Tree, Belize District is mourning the unexplained death of one of their own. Thirty year old Deonnie Robinson, a mother of three children, was admitted to [...]

Family Asks for Closure with Delayed Post-Mortem Examination

It’s been almost two weeks since Robinson died and a postmortem is yet to be performed to determine the cause of death. Her body remains in the morgue and Crawford [...]

Tourism Minister Says Prime Minister Will Get “Best Deal” for Belize

Belize awaits the return of Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Saturday from New York City, where he urged bondholders tied to the 2038 Bond or “Superbond Three point O” to [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Expresses Support for Superbond Renegotiation

Both Heredia and Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington concede that the issue of the Super Bond restructuring did not come up during the last meeting of the Cabinet.  While Elrington admits [...]

Harvest Caye Opens Next Week; Will Opponents Relent?

After extensive debate and more than a few hurt feelings, Norwegian Cruise Line is finally ready to get its cruise port at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District off [...]

Tourism Minister Issues Fresh Apology for Seismic Testing Debacle

The Government has completely backtracked, for now at least, on the issue of seismic testing, cancelling the visit of one ship scheduled to do testing but allowing another that will [...]

Sexual Assault Under the Microscope; Courts Consult on Regional Guidelines

Sexual assault is a continuing terror to our societies. Unlike murder which is final for the victim if not for those left behind, and robbery, burglary and theft which assault [...]

Chief Justice Laments Delay in Tackling Sexual Assault Cases

During today’s Jurist Project meeting in Belize City, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin acknowledged a severe backlog in criminal cases and especially sexual assault cases in certain parts of the country. [...]

What Will It Take to Implement Sex Offenders’ Registry?

Another aspect of criminal justice as it relates to sexual assault cases is the continued care to ensure that not only victims, but all of society are aware of the [...]

“Sedi” Elrington Still Waiting for Guatemala to Agree on Sarstoon Protocol

The Sarstoon Protocol; it’s been several months since the governments of Belize and Guatemala discussed formalizing a proposed set of guidelines that would govern access to the southernmost reach of [...]

Sir Barry Bowen’s Name Now on Belize City Municipal Airport

He was lost in a plane crash above the San Pedro Airport in February of 2010. But Sir Barry Bowen probably wouldn’t have minded, considering that he regularly made flights [...]

The Green Tech Boot Camp Begins

Green Tech Belize a fifty-four hour intense boot camp geared at fostering entrepreneurship through the use of green technology was officially launched today. Belize Training and Employment Center and the [...]

The World’s Population and Gender Equality Discussed in Report

According to the UNFPA, what the world looks like in fifteen years will depend on what we do today to help a ten-year-old girl realize her potential. In its 2016 [...]

CitCo Addresses Development of Fort George Tourism Zone

On Thursday evening, a consultation was held at the Memorial Park in Belize City on the proposed development of the Fort George Tourism Zone. The master plan looks at specific [...]

Christmas Bells Are Ringing for Salvation Army Kettle Appeal

The Kettle Appeal by the Salvation Army is a given at this time of the year. Every year the Salvation Army pulls out the red pot indicating that generosity is [...]