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San Pedro Gang Rivalry Spreads to City as Simon Velasquez is Murdered

There is another murder to report tonight and many believe that the brazen execution of Simon Velasquez on Plues Street this afternoon may be related to the ongoing spate of [...]

3 Charged for Murder of Thomas Henry

Belmopan Police say they’ve got a two-for-one murder case solved. This evening, police charged Tyler Herrera Cruz and Joseph Cadle for the killing of Thomas Henry, but they say the [...]

Arrest Announced in Ladyville Double Murder

As you heard, three persons were charged in connection with the murder of Thomas Henry in Roaring Creek, who is one of four persons killed by gun violence on Tuesday. [...]

Major Crimes Down for 2017

Police are reporting a significant decrease in the number of major crimes reported across Belize in 2017. Some one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-two major crimes – defined as murder; [...]

How G.O.B. May Have Violated Finance and Audit Act on Appropriations

Is the Barrow Administration guilty of breaking the Finance and Audit Reform Act?  It’s an admission that Financial Secretary Joseph Waight reportedly made before the Senate on Wednesday, in respect [...]

Gov’t Admits “Slippage;” Criminal Complaint?

With the FinSec’s purported confession that the Finance and Audit Reform Act has not been complied with, is there a course of action that can be taken against government by [...]

It’s Not Politics; Says P.U.P., but Accountability and Transparency

Many of the opposition’s detractors will perhaps say that the People’s United Party is simply looking to capitalize on political mileage ahead of the March seventh municipal elections, given the [...]

Can We Believe B.I.L. Figures?

Nearly every municipality in Belize now has its own multi-purpose center or sporting complex upgraded or built from the ground up by the special purpose vehicle Belize Infrastructure Limited. The [...]

We Will Do Our Best on Trafficking in Persons, Says A.G. after Ban

For the next year, Belize has been placed on a list of nations whose nationals are not eligible to obtain temporary U.S. work visas of the H-Two-A and H-Two-B non-immigrant [...]

Jackie Willoughby Got Explanation on Slander from P.S.U.

Ten days ago, former president and long-serving executive of the Public Service Union, Jacqueline Willoughby, severed ties with the union, although she continues to complete her remaining duties as a [...]

Jaguar Killer Still on Loose; Minister Says Trafficking Being Considered

The public outcry on two beheaded jaguars was sounded across the city and a ten thousand dollar reward was set up to catch the poachers. But so far, there hasn’t [...]

PACT Restructuring ‘by the Book’

On Wednesday, we reported on the exchange between the Protected Areas Conservation Trust and the Public Service Union over the fate of six PACT employees who are also members of [...]

Sugar Roads Coming

Last week, we showed you the poor condition of the Indian Church-San Carlos Road, one of the sugar roads used by farmers of sugar cane and other agricultural products to [...]

‘Tsunami of Infrastructure’ Washing over Belize

There’s a tsunami sweeping the country – but not the kind from the sea. According to the Ministry of Works, it will be very busy in 2018 with road construction [...]

The Municipal Campaign in O.W.

Our series on the campaign trail today took us to the northern municipality of Orange Walk where a split council headed by a P.U.P. mayor controls the everyday operations of [...]

Getting SMART About Sustainable Management

Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is a new tool being used by marine and terrestrial conservationists in Belize. The software was introduced locally a little over five years ago [...]

Hand in Hand Opens New Office

Hand in Hand Ministries is known for building houses in three days, but their own headquarters took them a lot longer – three years and counting. And today they proudly [...]

Fisherman Jailed for Repeat Offenses

A fisherman from Trial Farm in Orange Walk is serving a jail sentence for failing to pay old fines related to fishing offenses, and more time was added on Wednesday [...]

Guatemalan Teens Wanted Jobs, Forgot Passports

A trio of Guatemalan teenagers can expect a longer stay in Belize after illegally crossing the border on Monday morning. They were detained at the Novelos’ Bus Terminal in Belize [...]

Why You Need Health Insurance

Should you or shouldn’t you invest in health insurance? We have all heard stories of families who after one major medical trauma have incurred major debt. Right here in our [...]