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Vigil at Battlefield Gives Thanks for Return of Kelvin Usher

At this time, a vigil is taking place at Battlefield Park where family, friends and peers of Kelvin Usher have gathered to give thanks for his safe return.  Usher surfaced [...]

Mother Karima Williams Overwhelmed and Relieved

As we said, tonight Kelvin Usher is safe at home, reunited with his family. Missing since Sunday, the teenager surfaced this morning, according to police, not far from where he [...]

Lost Teen ‘Followed the Sun’ to Come Home

At a press conference held by Prime Minister Barrow this afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams recounted parts of Kelvin Usher’s disappearance, following a debriefing at the Raccoon Street [...]

No Police Involvement; G.S.U. Best Practices to be Reviewed

During the interrogation by ACP Williams this morning, Usher was asked several questions pertaining to the incident, particularly whether he was roughed up by the officers or had been held [...]

P.M. Absolves Kelvin – No Charges!

So, with all the drama of Kelvin’s disappearance finally over, will he face similar drug related-charges that were levied against his father on Monday?  It’s a question that was posed [...]

Junior Collegians Call Out S.J.C., Skip Classes

On Wednesday, students from SJC JC took the streets in an impromptu protest seeking answers on the disappearance of a student of the premier institution.  It was a most significant [...]

P.M. Barrow Looks for Changes in G.S.U.

The Gang Suppression Unit, with all the flak that it has received since being established, is completely off the hook in the Kelvin Usher debacle.  Prime Minister Barrow made that [...]

Special Assignment Team Accused in Latest Menace Near School

But even as Prime Minister Dean Barrow was addressing the nation and promising reformation of the Gang Suppression Unit, members of the police department were menacing residents of south side [...]

Fuel Prices Going Down “Soon, Soon”

As fuel prices skyrocket, the government is sticking to its guns that its share of taxes is not responsible for the steady increases in prices and is promising a reduction [...]

Thumbs Up for Franz Parke

Turning to judicial matters, the appointment of Franz Parke as a Justice of the Court of Appeal is going through. The Jamaican-American has legal qualification from the University of the [...]

Why No Statement, Amy Forte?

Through her attorney, she approached Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s office to clear her good name in relation to a land transaction involving the son of ex-Lands Minister Gaspar Vega. But [...]

B.T.L. Gets a Boost from G.O.B.

After an uptick in 2016, Belize Telemedia Limited is reporting less profit in 2017 of just over twenty million dollars. At the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday evening, it [...]

Disciplinary, Not Criminal Charges for Cops Who Stole Coke

Rogue officers continue to make headlines after a number of cases involving law-breaking policemen have been reported.  Three members of the Special Patrol Unit are under investigation tonight and it [...]

Criminal Charges for Corporal Who Drew Gun in New Asia Restaurant

A wild night on the town on Tuesday will result in criminal charges being brought against two police officers who were involved in an incident inside a Chinese restaurant.  During [...]

Bar Brawl Charges Coming in San Pedro

While the commander of the Professional Standards Branch is busy with internal investigations, there is one more incident that’s presently being looked into.  A pair of off-duty officers were involved [...]

Immigration to Assist Police in Criminal Investigation

The majority of the recommendations made by the Senate Special Select Committee is either accepted or in some cases has already been implemented in one form or another. But Director [...]

Who Will Bell the Immigration Cat?

It has been a particular practice of Business Community Senator Mark Lizarraga to go through the Auditor General’s recommendations across her three-volume report with all of the witnesses, where possible, [...]

Are New Belizeans Renouncing Guatemala?

Because of the relationship between Belize and Guatemala, the road to acquiring Belizean citizenship by Guatemalans is somewhat complicated. The Guatemalan national must sign a renunciation form in Belize and [...]

No Blank Cheques for Senate Inquiry

There has been widespread objection to Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s decision to disallow further allocations from the budget for the Senate Special Select Committee. The last allocation approved in August [...]

Hiccups Found after Immigration Promotions

Earlier this year, there were rumblings in the Immigration Department after twenty-nine officers were slated for promotion despite concerns about their worth. Minister of State Beverly Williams assured News Five [...]

Healthy Living: What You Should Ask Your Pharmacist

They are one of the key members of your healthcare team yet we very often simplify their role in our care. After seeing the doctor and getting your diagnosis; you’re [...]