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Hilmar Alamilla Charged for Murder of Daniel Sosa – But Was It Murder?

Four men lost their lives in the past four days, although only two are counted as murder victims and police continue to investigate the two others. Twenty-four year old Daniel [...]

Attorney Dickie Bradley Calls Death “Unbelievable”

Hilmar Alamilla, also known as David, has retained Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley as legal counsel. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Albert Hoare in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court and was remanded [...]

Dickie Bradley Says His Client is Not Guilty of Murder

According to Bradley, Alamilla, on advice has not spoken to police, but Bradley seemed fairly confident that he could show reasonable doubt that he had nothing to do with the [...]

In Belmopan, Young Security Guard Shot Dead over Dispute

Early this morning, a resident of the Riviera Area in Belmopan was murdered as he chopped a yard. Twenty-year-old Samuel Mendez was shot several times to the body by a [...]

P.G. Police Charged Accused in April Murder

Guatemalan businessman, Carlos Pop Xol, was stabbed to death back in April near the remote village of Jalacte in the south. Pop’s lifeless body was found by a relative not [...]

Was Cayo Shooting/Chopping Confrontation Murder or Self-Defense?

Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting in the west that occurred last Thursday in Santa Elena. Jose Castellanos, also known as “El Chele” was at a restaurant when he [...]

Security Guard Shoots Dead Would-Be Intruder

A twenty-five-year-old man lost his life on Sunday morning when he was shot and killed by a security guard on a shrimp farm in southern Belize.  The incident happened sometime [...]

City Resident Charged with Double Burglary in Santa Elena

A Belize City man was nabbed in Santa Elena in the west in possession of a cash pan and safe. Nineteen-year-old Selvin Linarez of Ebony Street was busted by police [...]

MIT Bust Suspected Drug Trafficker in Old Capital

Dangriga resident Keenan Anthony Flores pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply to another person or persons for the purpose of drug [...]

Heroic Cops Hailed for Rescuing Drowning Teens

Police Constables Daniel Choc and Derwin Garcia are being hailed as heroes tonight. The officers rescued three teenage boys who almost drowned in the Macal River in Cristo Rey Village [...]

Gold Panners Hit with Slew of Charges

Two Guatemalan nationals are in custody following their arrest over the weekend. Forty-year-old Thomas Gomez and thirty-seven-year-old Domingo Pana from Naranjon, Dolores Peten were detained on Saturday morning in the [...]

Changing Strategy to Stop Gold Panners in Chiquibul

According to Manzanero, the Ceibo Chico conservation post was installed three years ago and despite presence of joint B.D.F. and FCD patrols in the southernmost area of the Chiquibul, Guatemalan [...]

Auditor General Scolds Would-Be Witness for Senate Hearing

This past Wednesday, the final public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration before a one-month hiatus was abruptly canceled over lack of consensus as to the necessity [...]

BERT Takes to Skies with New Air Ambulance

There’s a new emergency airlift that will be flying across the country in the days ahead, assisting the Belize Emergency Response Team with aerial capacity.  Wings of Hope has provided [...]

Police Ride the Roads with New Motorbikes

The Police Department has received six motorcycles to bolster its fight against crime, primarily in the Belize District. The generous donation came from Offshore Solutions at the request of the [...]

Record Haul of Scholarships from Ariel Rosado Foundation

The Ariel Rosado Foundation, established in the memory of the fallen cyclist turned legal practitioner, has increased the number of scholarships it awards to students for the fifth year in [...]

All Kinds of Football on Sports Monday

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

10 Years for Bert Vasquez on Abduction, Sex Charges

Last Friday, Bert Vasquez, convicted by a jury on July tenth of forcible abduction, sexual assault, and harm against a sixteen-year-old minor, which occurred back in May of 2011, continued [...]

Fatal Altercation in Santa Elena: Man Shot to Death, Victim in Hospital with Chop Wounds

There was a fatal shooting overnight in Santa Elena Town that claimed the life of a Honduran construction worker. Thirty-seven-year-old Jose Leonardo Nunez Castellanos was found lying face down under [...]

Dangriga’s Nisani Garcia Acquitted of 2014 Murder Charges

Also from the Supreme Court, on Wednesday Dangriga resident Nisani Garcia was acquitted of a murder charge following trial before Justice Denis Hanomansingh. He was accused of the shooting death [...]

Recreational Marijuana User Takes Additional Jail Time

He says he uses marijuana to relax his mind. But Aaron Flowers was sentenced to further jail time on a charge of possession of controlled substances after changing his plea [...]

Northern Fishermen Co-Op Workers Up in Arms Over Minimum Wage

Last week you heard Opposition member and Lake I Representative Cordel Hyde say that living on the minimum wage is killing the poor people in Belize. He spoke of the [...]

Taiwanese Foreign Minister in Belize; Decries Relations with People’s Republic

Taiwanese Foreign Minister David Lee concluded a three-day working visit to Belize this morning, his final stop being a tour of the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence on Mahogany Street.  [...]

Taiwan Hopes for Peace between Belize and Guatemala

Foreign Minister Lee also shared his thoughts on the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute, stating only that it is Taiwan’s wish that both countries eventually arrive at a peaceful solution to the [...]

Taiwanese Hail Agricultural Partnership

On Thursday, Doctor Lee headed west to Central Farm where he toured the agriculture and tilapia hatchery facilities headed by the Taiwanese Mission.  He shared his reaction to what he [...]