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Opal Enriquez Out as Pageant Director

Elrington and Malik take the position that the May twenty-sixth release was not authorized and nothing in it is official, and that as far as they are concerned Enriquez has [...]

New Belizeans Take the Oath

The hassle of applying for Belizean citizenship, in some cases several years in the making, has paid for a handful of immigrants who have found their home in the Jewel.  [...]

Placencia Peninsula Readies for Harvest Caye Tourists

After years of back and forth, visitors to Harvest Caye will finally be able to enjoy the natural wonders of the peninsula. Local tour operators and other stakeholders had been [...]

Man Discharged from Littering Charge

Thirty-three-year-old fudge vendor Glenford Tillett has been charged with littering after a run-in with police on Saturday. However, he was discharged of the offense by Magistrate Carlon Mendoza. Tillett was [...]

Grandmother Charged with Shoplifting

Sixty-five-year-old grandmother Martha Parchue returned to court today on a charge of theft for shoplifting in a popular supermarket. Parchue is accused of stealing Celebrity brand boneless chopped ham valued [...]

Guatemalans Illegally Cutting Mangroves to Trap Fish

In addition to illegal operation in Belizean waters, Guatemalan fishermen have been guilty of several offences, including use of gill nets and other illegal methods to capture fish. Recently they [...]

B.T.V. Accuses Foreign Minister of Not Doing His Job on Incursion Threat

Three weeks ago it was reported that the village of Otoxha has been dealing with a takeover of acres of territory by Guatemalan farmers seeking greater pastures. The farmers left [...]

S.J.C. Has New Music Degree

If you were thinking of pursuing music studies in Belize, you will now have a chance to do so. For the first time a local school is offering a degree [...]

The Gift of Mobility for Belize’s Disabled

Caribbean Motors in Belize City today hosted a special donation ceremony by the Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Fort Worth, Texas and the Central American Lutheran Mission Society, in association [...]

Kaina Tops for Kingsville, But Will She Run for Belize Again?

Thirty-one-year-old Belizean Olympian athlete Kaina Martinez has completed her track career at Texas A and M University-Kingsville. She had three top finishes in the 2017 NCAA Division Two Outdoor Athletics [...]

Thousands Take a Walk Against Cancer

Over five thousand persons put on their walking shoes and trekked the nine-mile walk from Ladyville to Belize City in the annual Cancer Walk. Saturday’s walk saw families and friends [...]

Wife Kills Husband with Single Stab in Seine Bight fight

A murder over the weekend involving a couple in Stann Creek has stunned the community.  In a case of domestic dispute, a husband was killed in Seine Bight, two days [...]

Body Found Decomposing near San Estevan Needs ID

There were two other murders over the weekend. Up north in Orange Walk, police have not been able to determine the identity of a man whose decomposing body was found [...]

Trio Village Man Slaughtered in Bella Vista

Also on Sunday, but this time in Bella Vista Village in the Toledo District, a man was shot and partially decapitated and his body left lying next to the highway. [...]

Kenworth Castro Suffers Fatal Broken Neck in Swing Accident

A mishap on Friday evening led to the unfortunate death of twenty-two-year old Kenworth Castro, who had moved to Caye Caulker just two months ago. Castro, a diver, was last [...]

Police Closing In on “Hard Rock’s” Killer

Last Wednesday, a popular DJ and activist was killed just outside his home on Central American Boulevard. Forty-year-old Andrew Bennett, known as Hard Rock, was shot multiple times to the [...]

Aragon Slates Saldivar, Says No Abuse of Police Items under His Watch

Minister of Defense John Saldivar is embroiled in another scandal.  This time he was caught using coast guard vessels donated by the U.S. government to shuttle his Belmopan Bandits, as [...]

B.T.V. Heads Back to Sarstoon

Two years ago, Guatemalan Armed Forces bullied their Belizean counterparts from the Coast Guard off Sarstoon Island, where the Coast Guard men had been seeking a platform on which to [...]

Wil Maheia Says There’s No Need for Sarstoon Protocol

Does Belize really need a Sarstoon protocol? After all, Belize considers half the river and Sarstoon Island ours. That is, until Guatemala effectively took possession of the entire river over [...]

Miss Belize Rebecca Rath Has Not Been Dethroned

On Friday night, the Queen of the Jewel organization via its National Director Opal Enriquez issued a release cutting short the reign of Rebecca Rath as Miss Belize Universe 2016.  [...]

Opal Tells Rebecca No Hard Feelings

Now, it is no secret that the Raths were not too happy with the Queen of the Jewel organization. Following her appearance in Manila, Philippines, Rebecca’s father and well-known photographer, [...]

Belize City Resident Attacked and Robbed Officer of the Pesticide Control Board

An employee of the Ministry of Agriculture is in custody tonight for attacking and robbing a registrar officer of the Pesticide Control Board in Central Farm, Cayo. Kareem Harvey is [...]

Fire Guts Carmelita House; What Caused It?

Fires have been sparking all over; the latest blaze was in Carmelita, Orange Walk where a concrete spilt level house went up in flames. The fire erupted at about eleven [...]

Speaker Takes “Yellow Man” to Nat’l Assembly Staff Committee

Brian “Yellow Man” Audinette’s fate as macebearer and sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives will be determined on June ninth, when the National Assembly Staff Committee convenes.  That [...]

National Assembly to Address “Weaknesses” in Security

With that meeting pending, we asked Longsworth if there is anything within her powers, as Speaker of the House and chair of the National Assembly Staff Committee, to prohibit Audinette [...]