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Spanish Lookout Scotia Bank and Belmopan Taximan Robbed

There was a brazen heist at the Scotia Bank Branch in Spanish Lookout, Cayo. The same branch, which was hit seven years ago, is located immediately next to the police [...]

Burning Tires for High Gas Prices?

Early this morning, travel by commuters on the Haulover Bridge at the northern entrance of the City, was interrupted by a predawn bonfire that filled the air with thick black [...]

Steve Moss Charged in Bismark Shooting

Police have made a significant arrest in the murder of Daniel Anderson who was killed over the weekend.   Late this afternoon, Steve Martin Moss, a twenty-three-year-old stevedore of Queen Charlotte [...]

Minor Charged for San Pedro Murder

A seventeen-year-old has been charged for the murder of eighteen-year-old Christian Contreras in San Pedro. As we reported on Tuesday night, two persons were in police custody, including a minor. [...]

Returning Police Commissioner to Look into Interview Impasse

Since the thirteenth of September, the press office of the Belize Police Department has failed to facilitate, according to media records, a single interview on any subject, including high profile [...]

The “Re-Purposing” of the G.S.U. Begins

The Gang Suppression Unit is apparently headed for a much narrower mandate within the Belize Police Department. This is after their run-in with Cameron Usher Senior and Kelvin Usher, which [...]

How Do You Solve a Problem like Police Corruption?

The Police Department is also tackling continuous egg on its face from officers breaking the law with impunity. Whether it is extorting members of the community, or stealing the proceeds [...]

At Senate, Headaches with Taximen and Queuing Continue

After four sessions, the Senate Special Select Committee finished its questioning of Director of Immigration Diana Locke this afternoon at the National Assembly. Among the first things discussed was the [...]

Look Out for Bogus Immigration Stamps

The Committee has been questioning Locke on how the department intends to implement certain recommendations of the Auditor General. While some are easier implemented than others, there are some recommendations [...]

Immigration Hooks Up with Interpol; What Happened to Nationality Committee?

Another important recommendation is the installation of background checks for persons applying for nationality. The Immigration Department, according to Director Diana Locke, is now at least partially linked to the [...]

ABC TV’s Kendis Gibson Returns to Native Belize

Emmy award winning journalist Kendis Gibson is back in Belize. The Belizean-American ABC News Anchor is here courtesy of the US Embassy. He will visiting with different students to speak [...]

High Gas Prices Subject of Latest Protest

On Thursday morning at ten, weeks of frustration surrounding the ever-increasing cost of gas will blow up in what is intended to be a peaceful protest march from Constitution to [...]

Shop Argument Leads to Wounding Charge for Student

In the court of Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser, twenty-three-year-old Adelma Maximo, a student at Gwen Lizarraga Evening School, was charged with wounding.  Maximo wanted to plead guilty with an explanation, [...]

Can ComPol Mediate Vidal-Williams Feud?

The simmering feud between Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, former head of Eastern Division South, and successor Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal reached boiling point earlier in September. Responding to [...]

Commissioner Not Ready to Step Down Yet

Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie says he is not quite fifty years old and has held his current job for nearly five years.  He politely disagreed with our position that [...]

Work Continues on Managing Shark Population

Back in 2012, a national shark working group was established to devise a national plan of action for the conservation and management of sharks. That plan now provides for a [...]

Forestry Combats Illegal Logging

Earlier this year, the Forestry Department announced the amendments for forest offences; those changes saw a significant increase in fines for forest related crimes. In light of the approaching logging [...]

T.D. Off Nicaragua Headed Belize’s Way for Holiday Weekend

All eyes are on Tropical Depression Sixteen which has maximum sustained winds of thirty-five miles per hour and recently formed off the coast of Nicaragua where it is moving at [...]

Tourism Board Plans Relief Effort for Caribbean Partners

It has been weeks since hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated parts of the Caribbean whose economies depend heavily on the tourism dollar. Today, the Belize Tourism Board, in collaboration with [...]