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Shaken San Pedranos Mourn Faye Lin Cannon

The community of San Pedro is still reeling and outraged at the death of a thirteen-year-old girl, one of four girls adopted by American parents. Faye Lin Cannon was found [...]

John Briceño Asks: Could Background Checks Have Saved Faye Lin?

Today in Belize City, People’s United Party Leader John Briceño weighed in on the tragic case. In addition to expressing a hope for justice against the perpetrators, he noted the [...]

Trio Found with Old B.D.F. Uniforms and Boat Engines in O.W.

We’re following the heartbreaking story in San Pedro where a young girl was found dead with physical and sexual injuries, but we’ll start with a developing story of Orange Walk [...]

Coast Guard Rescue Boaters, Catch Illegal Fishermen Off P.G.

A team of coastguard officers was busy at sea on Thursday evening off the shores of Punta Gorda Town.  An operation led by coastguard personnel and TIDE rangers responded to [...]

Pair Had Banned Gill Nets in their Possession

According to Lieutenant Soberanis, the occupants of the fleeing vessel had managed to toss their catch into the sea before being found with gill nets onboard the boat.   Lt. [...]

5 Years on Gun Charge for Erwin Santos, Suspect in Murders

Erwin Santos, briefly the most wanted man in the West after police linked him to two murders in Unitedville and Teakettle villages, was captured earlier this week in Unitedville, Cayo. [...]

No Bail for Orlando Vera Pending Perversion Conviction Appeal

Today, another bail application was heard on behalf of convicted prisoner, Orlando Vera, who was convicted and sent to prison on June first, 2017 on a single count of abetment [...]

Ministers’ Behavior at Inquiry Could See Criminal Charges

On Wednesday afternoon, the People’s United Party in a statement strongly condemned what it called the contemptuous and disrespectful behavior displayed by Ministers Anthony “Boots’ Martinez and Edmond Castro during [...]

Will P.M. Step in to Curb Ministers?

Ministers Rene Montero and Manuel Heredia Jr. are headed to the inquiry next Wednesday. But will they follow the example set by their fellows this week, and is it possible [...]

On Recommendations, Civil Servants are More Believable

As to the testimony of the worth of a Minister’s recommendation for a visa application, which is not strictly required, it seems to be a case of taking the word [...]

Briceño Commends Chebat, Lizarraga

Senior Counsel Michel Chebat, attorney-at-law, is standing in for the incumbent P.U.P. representative on the Senate Special Select Committee, Eamon Courtenay. Wednesday’s attacks on Chebat and Senator for the Business [...]

Coast Guard’s Lieutenant Soberanis Tops U.S. Course

Lieutenant Greg Soberanis, an upstanding officer of the Belize Coast Guard, recently completed a one-year program at the United States Naval War College.  Soberanis graduated in June, after successfully completing [...]

To Solve Crime Problem, Address Economy

This week, Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal has taken over the post of Regional Commander for Eastern Division South, replacing Assistant Commissioner Chester Williams. Vidal has publicly committed to continuing the [...]

Court Rejects Reduced Prison Time for Murder Convict Trio

Late on Thursday afternoon, Chief Justice, Kenneth A. Benjamin, dismissed a constitutional motion filed by three prisoners convicted of different murders but later saw the charge reduced to manslaughter. The [...]

Former B.D.F. Soldier Faces Robbery Charges in Mexico

Por esto, a Mexican news outlet reports that a Belizean has been arrested and remains behind bars in Isla Mujeres, for robbery. Police detained the individual after he forced himself [...]

The Search Continues for Mark Pollard

Forty-nine year old Mark Pollard remains missing tonight. He has not been seen since he left home to go on a morning run to the Haulover Bridge on Monday. Family [...]

P.U.P. Wants to Turn Port Loyola Blue

We caught up with leader of the People’s United Party John Briceño this afternoon on a walking tour of the Port Loyola constituency, flanked by the party’s standard bearer Gilroy [...]

Queen of the Bay, Belize District Pageant Saturday Night

The Belize District Queen of the Bay Pageant takes place at the Bliss on Saturday, with three contestants vying for the regional title.  Organizer Joan Arnold says the pageant aims [...]