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An Elderly Shopkeeper’s Grisly End in August Pine Ridge

An elderly shop keeper was callously murdered on Thursday afternoon in Orange Walk. Ninety-year-old Pedro Pol was robbed inside his shop in August Pine Ridge at around two o’clock. Police [...]

Police Say Minor Detained as Investigations Continue

While Orange Walk police say one minor is in custody, the family contends that at least two persons; one from Guinea Grass and one from August Pine Ridge have been [...]

City Youth Tells Story of Shooting on Jasmine Street

In the city, shots rang out on Thursday night. A young man was shot on Jasmine Street at around seven o’clock.  Wasani Avila was along with a friend when a [...]

Shooting a Result of Robbery; One Held, One Sought

Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke briefly about the shooting incident involving twenty-four-year-old Wasani Avila.  According to the Officer Commanding Eastern Division South, the motive for the attack on [...]

Police Nabbed Accused Killer of “Hard Rock” in Belmopan

The murder of popular Belize City disc jockey Andrew ‘Hard Rock’ Bennett stunned the deejay fraternity several weeks ago, when word of the deadly shooting on Central American Boulevard spread [...]

Stann Creek Teacher, P.G. Student Die In Traffic Mishaps

Twenty-six-year-old Naomi Abigail Taylor, a primary school teacher of Dangriga, lost her life on Thursday evening while riding a bicycle on Ecumenical Drive.  Taylor was heading to her mother’s house [...]

I.M.F. Says More Must Be Done for Belize’s Economy

The International Monetary Fund has concluded its annual Article Four consultative visit to Belize, held from June sixth to fifteenth. It has issued its preliminary findings, which speak of a [...]

Protest Planned to Address Minimum Wage

A group of Belizeans who probably agree with the conclusions of the International Monetary Fund is the Belize Leaders for Social Justice. It is a grouping of social justice organizations [...]

Belize Weighs Policy on Admitting Refugees, Improving Services

The Immigration and Nationality Department has been under intense scrutiny ever since Auditor General Dorothy Bradley released a special report on findings within that government agency during 2011 and 2013.  [...]

Caleb asks Morality Commission, “What About Us?”

On Thursday, we brought you the response of the chair of the so-called “Morality Commission”, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, to the news that the Anglican and Methodist churches have [...]

Bail for Guatemalan Man Accused of Sex Assault of Minor

Sixty-five-year-old Guatemalan national, Francisco Levi Figueroa, secured bail from the Supreme Court today with the help of his attorney, Leeroy Banner. Figueroa is accused of fondling a six-year-old girl.  But [...]

Mek Mi Rich Litigants Face October Appeal

Andre Vega and Sanjay Hotchandani, co-owners of the “Mek Mi Rich” game show were back in court on Thursday. Businessman Curtis Swasey contended in 2015 that it was his original [...]

Benque Moneychanger Shot at Home

A well-known money lender of Benque Viejo del Carmen is recovering from gunshot injuries he received on Thursday, when armed assailants opened fire on his home.  Fifty-one-year-old Erwin Cocom was [...]

San Pedro Missing Man Left Rehabilitation Center

A San Pedro man is missing for over three weeks and his family is desperately looking for him. Thirty two year old Erin Linarez left his family home on the [...]

Split with Panama Angers Taiwan; Belize Will Not Be Next

Earlier this week, Panama severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and announced it was forging relations with China. The move angered Taiwan, which later announced that it was closing its embassy [...]

China Plotting Strategy, but Will Not Offer Something for Nothing

And while Ambassador Charles Liu remains positive and hopeful about the ties with Belize, we asked him if there is any concern that China, with its big coffers, will come [...]

Taiwan Offers Art Culture Exchange

The Taiwanese Government, through the Primary and Secondary Art Skills Training Centre, launched the Taiwan Cultural Exchange Program in Belize. This is the first of its kind program that aims [...]

Museum of Belize to Help Smaller Museums Associate

The Museum of Belize is spearheading a project that will see small museums enter into an association. Next week the Museum of Belize is going to officially incorporate and sign [...]

From ‘Magnificent Seven’ Who Will Be Next Miss Y?

It’s usually held closer to Mother’s Day, but this year’s Miss Y.W.C.A. pageant will be a Father’s Day affair. Seven “seenagers” will vie for the prestigious title at the Bliss [...]

Judy Boucher is Back for the Grown People

Vincentian-born R and B and reggae singer Judy Boucher says she considers Belize a second home, having come here regularly for concerts in the last few years. The author of [...]

Hypa Rush, Belizeans Kick Off Carnival Season

Soca in June? Belizeans rarely need an excuse to party, but this weekend marks the official start of the soca and carnival season. Six of Belize’s top soca performers – [...]