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More Tomorrow’s Jeremy Parham Charged in Murder of Omar Barahona

The murder of twenty-one-year-old Omar Barahona Junior shocked the Cotton Tree residents and surrounding communities in the Cayo District.  Last Saturday, Barahona Junior was shot and killed as he attended [...]

In Belize City, Construction Worker Arraigned for Murder of “Hard Rock” Bennett

Three weeks ago, popular DJ and radio personality Andrew “Hard Rock” Bennett was gunned down on Central American Boulevard. Hard Rock’s murder shook the community because it broke a three-week [...]

Puerto Azul Conspirators Face Jail Time and Fines; But Is It Enough?

After a year of investigation by Italian police, the courts of Italy have pronounced justice on several persons accused of defrauding investors of more than twenty million U.S. dollars in [...]

Police Minister Wants Investigation to Take Course in Chunox Shooting

An internal investigation conducted by the Professional Standards Branch into an officer-involved fatality in Chunox Village is ongoing.  On Friday evening, forty-four-year-old Richard Garcia was shot and killed when a [...]

Safety Informed Decision to Leave Body on the Ground

The deadly shooting took place on the evening of June ninth, at around five p.m.; however, the lifeless body of Richard Garcia was not removed from the scene until almost [...]

Can Morality Commission Stand after Withdrawals?

Recently two church leaders, namely the Anglican Diocese Bishop Phillip Wright and the Methodist’s Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, decided to remove themselves from the Church-State Commission, which is also referred to [...]

Corporal Punishment Still Not Tolerated

Since last week, we’ve been reporting on a case of corporal punishment in San Pablo, Orange Walk. It came to a head on Monday when Thais Cowo, the mother of [...]

Orange Walk Shopkeeper Murdered in August Pine Ridge

Police in Orange Walk are just back from the scene of a murder at a shop in August Pine Ridge village that happened around midday this afternoon. The victim has [...]

Small Fire at Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center

There was a small fire in the city this afternoon. Sometime after four this evening, a fire started in a lower flat of a building at the Dorothy Menzies Child [...]

Stevedores Want Port Negotiations Stopped

A group of stevedores have called for a stop to the negotiations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In a letter sent out earlier this week, thirty-three stevedores called on President [...]

Why Yellow Man’s Apology is Enough for Deputy Patrick Faber

Speaker of the House Laura Longsworth told News Five since Tuesday that Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett gets to keep his job as mace bearer after his deplorable behavior on May [...]

Culture Minister Says Investments Can Be Made in People and Buildings

On Wednesday, former President of NICH, Yasser Musa came out against the proposed Heritage Preservation Legislation Bill, saying it does not invest in artists. Musa said the millions of dollars [...]

No Change in Belize’s Taiwan Policy

On Monday, Panama severed diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and in the same breath it announced it was establishing ties with the People’s Republic of China. President [...]

Reward for Information to Find Robbers of T.T.C.U.

The Toledo Teachers Credit Union in Bella Vista Village was burglarized last Thursday and a significant sum of money, over one hundred and fourteen thousand dollars, was stolen from the [...]

Ex-Immigration Minister Refuses to Accept Responsibilities for Missteps

On Wednesday, you heard Cabinet Secretary and former Minister of Immigration and Nationality Carlos Perdomo essentially disclaim all responsibility for the decisions taken by officers in the public service junior [...]

At Senate Inquiry, ASP Rochelle Chan Says ‘Possibilities’ Are Endless

With an outright denial of the claims of whistleblower Alvarine Burgess two weeks ago, Police Assistant Superintendent Rochelle Chan appears to be putting the burden of proof on Burgess and [...]

Senior Officer Asks, “Where is Foundation for Accusations?”

As reported on Wednesday, Assistant Superintendent of Police Rochelle Chan has flatly denied the allegations made against him. But if what Alvarine Burgess has said of him is a lie, [...]

Police Going Ahead with Plans for Transfers

There will be a new regime at the helm of law enforcement in the Belize District jurisdiction come July first as well as in other districts.  Eastern Division South will [...]

Celebrating the Work of Law Enforcement with a Basketball Game Vs the Press

The Belize Police Department is getting ready to observe Police Week. The week of activities starts on Sunday June eighteenth and ends on the twenty-fourth. Police officers will engage in [...]

Closing Successful “Beyond the Horizon” Campaign in Ladyville

More ten million U.S. dollars has been invested in the education and health sectors through the U.S. Embassy’s Beyond the Horizon Project.  Communities in the Belize, Cayo and Stann Creek [...]

4 Paintings Added to Belize National Art collection

Robert Sydney Reyes may not be well known among Belizeans at home, but his works of art will endure in the National Art Collection for years to come.  That’s because [...]

Healthy Living: The Surprising Benefits of Yoga

As the celebration of International Day of Yoga approaches, a number of people are looking forward to taking advantage of a first time experience at the multiple gatherings planned for [...]