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8 Murders in Wild Weekend; Cop Stabbed to Death at Police Headquarters in Belize City

A series of murders over the weekend has shocked a nation long since used to hearing about wanton, senseless violence. The past weekend was grim with bloodshed in the Belize, [...]

A Double Murder on Kelly Street

The senseless string of murders in the city, however, started early on Saturday morning in an area heavily-trafficked.  Just after two o’clock, an elderly resident accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old were [...]

Randy Green, Formerly Accused of Joshua Abraham Murder, is Shot Dead

Kelly Street is located off a busy intersection in the city; it was the venue of yet another murder in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon.  Randy Green, who was recently [...]

Selvin Bahadur Gunned Down on Jones Street

As the weekend came to a close, the fifth murder for the Old Capital occurred on Jones Street where a forty-year-old was gunned down in front of his gate. Selvin [...]

3 Murders in Santa Cruz, Stann Creek & Cristo Rey, Cayo

Aside from the five murders in Belize City, there were two others in Santa Cruz, Stann Creek and one in Cristo Rey, Cayo District. In the south, Guatemalan farmer Roberto [...]

Counting the Cost of “Worst” Majestic Alley Fire

On Friday evening, a fire destroyed four buildings in the congested Majestic Alley including the signature “long barracks,” which has eight units and houses as many as thirty people.  When [...]

Fire Service Has No Answers

So, what caused the fire that wiped out the Barracks and left more than fifty people without a roof over their heads?  There is plenty speculation as to what caused [...]

Opposition Charges Fire Department’s Budget Should Not Have Been Cut

Two weeks ago, the PM tabled the 2017/2018 Budget. And while debate has been fast and furious on many issues, one that perhaps was lost in the marathon debate was [...]

Opposition Leader Makes Bipartisan Call for Help

Today, Fort George Area Representative Said Musa was joined by Leader of the Opposition John Briceño in appealing for assistance for fire victims.  Briceño made a special call on Government [...]

Fire, Fire Everywhere! Zericote Street Home Targeted

There were three other fires over the weekend. On Sunday night, a fire took out a small business on Zericote Street in the city. Sometime after seven-thirty p.m., smoke and [...]

Apartment Goes Down in Flames in Caye Caulker

As Majestic Alley was ablaze, a fire also erupted on Caye Caulker. A wooden and concrete structure went up in flames just after four-thirty p.m.  The fire department was assisted [...]

Trash Fire Takes out Ladyville Home

A small wooden home in Ladyville was also wiped out after a fire spread from burning trash across the street. The embers of that small fire lit near some bushes [...]

Police Stuck on Stabbed, Dismembered Blackman Eddy Torso

The dismembered body of a woman found in a crocus sack last week near the Iguana Creek Bridge in Black Man Eddy Village remains unidentified.  The gruesome discovery of the [...]

Police Mourn Toledo Woman Officer’s Tragic Traffic Death

There were three fatal road traffic accidents reported over the weekend, including one in the Toledo District which claimed the life of a Woman Police Constable.  Thirty-two-year-old Jennifer Hibberd was [...]

At Senate, Lizarraga Questions Government Spending for Budget

Just before seven-fifteen this evening, a division was called in the Senate on the 2017-2018 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill. The Bill, also known as the Budget, passed by a [...]

Eamon Courtenay: Budget has Belize “Bouncing Backwards”

As a Senior Counsel, Eamon Courtenay has faced his share of scary situations. So what would cause the Opposition’s top Senator to “faint away,” as he claimed during this morning’s [...]

No Alternative Facts: Courtenay Says G.O.B. Raised Taxes

Close to eighty million dollars has been claimed by the Government in additional tax measures under the new Budget, affecting everything from electricity to fuel to the environment. And while [...]

Aldo Salazar Says Belize is Better Off Compared to Caribbean Neighbours

Responding for the Government, Senator Aldo Salazar made the point that Belize is in the same boat as the rest of the region, where Jamaica passed massive tax increases and [...]

Business Senator Asks Belizeans to Reflect on “Urban Terrorism”

The first matter discussed in the Senate this morning was not the Budget or even the Superbond – those came later. Business Senator Mark Lizarraga opened the sitting with a [...]

ComPol Plans Media Meeting – Standoff over Access Persists

The impasse between the media and the Belize Police Department persists, despite a press briefing being called this morning in the wake of an exceptionally bloody weekend.  While the media [...]

Prime Minister Hails Standard and Poor’s Taking Belize Out of Default

After a marathon two days of discussion and recrimination, Prime Minister Dean Barrow wrapped up the House of Representatives’ debate on the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill just before eleven [...]

P.M. Barrow Talks Record after 10 Years in Government

Belize is hardly alone regionally in economic malaise; many nations in the Caribbean region, whose governments are presently submitting budgets for consideration similar to others, have had similar sluggish economic [...]

Sports Monday Takes Stock of Sporting Weekend

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities....]