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Maya march for justice in South

A Bella Vista man has been arrested and charged with the heinous murders of two sisters: Cricencia and Jospehine Oh from the village of San Antonio in southern Belize. The [...]

Magistrate’s vehicle stolen, set ablaze

The theft and arson of a vehicle belonging to a member of the judiciary is not an everyday occurrence. But over the weekend Magistrate Shanti Morrison reported that her sixty-five-thousand [...]

Fugitive Jordan Bacchus caught; when will he face justice here?

There is a major arrest of a Canadian national with a long rap sheet who is wanted in Belize for murder. But it may be a while before twenty-eight year [...]

City woman sees charges dropped in attempted murder case

A domestic of Belize City no longer faces attempted murder charges after the prosecution decided not to continue the case against her in the Supreme Court. Forty-two year old Hilda [...]

G.O.B. hires another pricey lawyer for U.H.S. case

Government is reportedly acquiring the services of another lawyer; he is Ben Juratowich, Queen’s Counsel from a British Law Firm Freshfield Brauckhaus Deringer. He will be representing the Government of [...]

Guatemala to send new envoy to Belize

On the diplomatic front…Belize has been without a resident ambassador from Guatemala since Manuel Estuardo Roldan was recalled to his Ministry for consultations. Relations were strained following the shooting death [...]

O.A.S. names Uruguayan lawyer/politico to guard adjacency zone

Uruguayan lawyer and politician Manuel Washington Abdala has been personally selected by O.A.S. Secretary General Luis Almagro to succeed Magdalena Talamas at the organization’s office at the Adjacency Zone.  Abdala [...]

Still no date for referendum; GOB wants money

While Guatemala is holding a referendum in April, a date for when Belizeans will go to the polls to decide on whether or not the matter of the age-old territorial [...]

Fire Service avoids catastrophe on Kelly Street

There was a fire today in Belize City but quick action by the Fire Department contained the blaze and prevented it from spreading to nearby buildings. The fire started in [...]

Minor charged for shooting taxi driver

There weren’t any murders in the city over the weekend but there was an attempt on the life of a taxi man. Karl Lamb was shot around four on Saturday [...]

Cayo man missing since weekend

Twenty-seven-year old Israel Perez left his home in Saint Matthews Village, Cayo District over a week ago and he has not been seen or heard from since. Perez’s family has [...]

P.U.P.’s women demand equal representation in Belmopan

While women have been making greater appearances on the political ballot, Belize still has some way to go toward true gender equality. The Opposition People’s United Party has made greater [...]

Bishops condemn U.S. immigration stance

On Friday, a conference of Bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Churches of Central America and Mexico issued a statement on the planned cancellations of several U.S. programs for immigrants. These [...]

Welcome Assad? Prominent diplomat seeks return for referendum duty

For some time there has been talk that the country’s former chief negotiator Assad Shoman would be returning to work for the Government on the process taking the Guatemalan claim [...]

Funding still needed for Adjacency Zone

Funding for the OAS’ office at the Adjacency Zone remains an area of concern for Belize and Guatemala, as efforts are continuous in finding monies to keep its doors open.  [...]

National Collection on display as museum turns 16

The Museum of Belize commemorates its sixteenth anniversary with a special exhibit of pieces from the national collection of Belize. To mark the occasion, the Museum invited students for free [...]

Planning for potential oil spill disaster

In September, the Department of the Environment convened the first consultations with stakeholders on forming a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. Today, those consultations continued at the Biltmore Plaza, focusing [...]

Moratorium removes major worry

In the time period between the first and second consultations on the plan, the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Act, 2017, was passed by the House of Representatives on December [...]

Top sports stories of the weekend

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]