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Twin Towns Rocked by Huge Blast Explosion at Quarry this Evening

There were two explosions today in Belize City and in the Cayo District. We go first to Santa Elena where this afternoon dynamites were set off to break a boulder [...]

In the City, Family Surprised by Early Morning Gas Tank Blowout

In the city…a fire, this morning at an apartment complex on Iguana Street gave way to an explosion that rocked the community. As a loud bang was heard and plumes [...]

Former Remanded Prisoner Tells Story of Double Sodomy to News Five

Last week we told you the story of an inmate allegedly sodomized inside a cell at the Belize Central Prison. The young man was reportedly twice raped on separate occasions [...]

As Charges Come, Accuser Seeks Justice

The alleged perpetrator is expected to be taken to court on Wednesday where he will be charged with two counts of an unnatural act. The alleged victim says that he [...]

Family Cries Foul; Accuser ‘Locked Down’ with Abuser

And as you heard, the young man was not allowed to see his family. His father also spoke with us off camera today to say that it was until after [...]

Israel Chuc Death Now a Murder; He Was Fatally Strangled

Thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio was discovered dead on Sunday morning in the vicinity of Branch Mouth Road. There was a trace of [...]

Father’s Lapse at Wheel Leads to Son’s Accident Death in Bladen

A three-year-old boy perished in a fatal road traffic accident along the Southern Highway this morning, while his father was driving a sports utility vehicle towards Hopkins Village.  The incident [...]

The Year 2017 in Crime

The following story is about the 2017 murder count. Soon after it was calculated at one hundred and thirty-three, the count went up this afternoon by one with the murder [...]

Police Snatch Contraband Beer

Just before midday today, the Special Assignment Team attached to ACT made a significant bust. The initiative, ‘Addressing Crime Together,’ seeks to tackle the spiraling urban violence related to gang [...]

Separate ACTs Lead to Coke, Weed in Old Capital

Operation ACT was in full operation on Monday in the city and turned up cocaine and weed. Around eleven in the morning, the Special Assignment Team searched an abandoned barrack [...]

B.E.L. Says No Change to Electricity Rates

Belize Electricity Limited has managed to keep electricity rates steady for the past few years, and consumers can go into 2018 expecting no changes in the base cost of electricity. [...]

Wall Crash Won’t Stop Civic Show

The new Civic Center on Central American Boulevard is scheduled to be launched this Wednesday, two years and three months after the old facility was broken down to make way [...]

E.U. Grant for Western Regional ‘Drap Da Wata’

One of the exchanges in Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives came on the adjournment between Minister of Health Pablo Marin and Cayo Northeast area representative Orlando Habet. Habet [...]

Who Will Stand Up for retired PSWT Beneficiaries?

The saga of the Public Sector Workers Trust continues, following a claim filed by retired public officers Sheila Genitty, Ruth White and Darrel Gardiner as beneficiaries and representatives of the [...]

How Unions Can Find 5,000-Plus Beneficiaries

According to Genitty, the trustees have been saying all along that they cannot ascertain the names of all the beneficiaries.  She says that one call placed in the media has [...]

Athletes Pile Up Medals at C.A. Games

Team Belize is still on the hunt for its first gold medal in the Central American Games taking place in Managua, Nicaragua. But the athletics team has been carrying the [...]

Calvary Temple Parties with CitCo

The Belize City Council was sharing the Christmas spirit in the city this morning. The holiday cheer took them over to Regent Street West at the Calvary Temple Primary School [...]

The Joy of Christmas at St. John’s Soup Kitchen

The Belize City Council’s twelve days of charity continues across the Old Capital. Today the municipal body’s workers focused on two overlooked sectors of society – children and the homeless [...]

Security Guard Murdered; 2-Week Break in City Snapped

For a period of two weeks since November twenty-fourth, there were no murders recorded in the city, but shortly after midnight on Friday, the lifeless body of Baltazar Sarmeinto Ponce [...]

In San Ignacio, Israel Chuc Dies Suddenly

In the case of the lifeless body of thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio, police do not suspect foul play. Chuc’s body was discovered [...]

Inmate to be Charged with Raping Another

The sexual assault of an inmate, an alleged rape that occurred at the Belize Central Prison, is being investigated by police and it is expected that the perpetrator of that [...]

Accused in Gas Tomza Robbery Deny Involvement in Court

An Ex-B.D.F. soldier, along with a night division student at Gwen Lizarraga High School, were arraigned this morning in connection with the robbery of Gas Tomza on the George Price [...]

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]

C.J. Needs More Time for Court Judgments

The overwhelming backlog of cases that have inundated Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin continues to weigh down on his ability to mete out justice in a timely manner.  When the Bar [...]

Retired Public Officers Say: Where Are Our Increments?

On Thursday, representatives of the Public Sector Workers Trust, along with attorney Anthony Sylvester, came forward claiming a legal victory against a trio of former public officers who filed a [...]