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Breaking News: 3 Belizeans including Cyclist Darnell Barrow Robbed, Kidnapped in Northern Mexico

Breaking News: There is a late evening report of the robbery of three Belizeans—well-known cyclist Darnel Barrow, Albert Leslie and another known only as Mark. Leslie daughter, Elisa, phoned in [...]

Customs Sets Contraband Ablaze in Yo Creek

The flow of contraband items from across the northern border is brisk. It’s big business, though risky, for contrabandistas to illegally bring in tons of items via various transshipment points. [...]

The Liquidation of the Civil Service Credit Union

In April of 2016, the Central Bank of Belize announced plans to liquidate four credit unions across the country. These were the Citrus Growers and Workers’ Credit Union; Mount Carmel [...]

Corozal Chinese Shopkeepers Robbed, Pistol-Whipped in Front of Customers

There was a brazen armed robbery on Thursday afternoon in Corozal Town. The mid-afternoon crime was carried out by a trio of thieves, two of whom were armed with guns. [...]

On Return, P.M. Too Busy for Media Questions

Earlier this week Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country with his family on personal business in the United States. As has become common practice, the local media camped out [...]

CitCo Struggles with Overnight Flooding

Overnight, heavy rains came down on Belize City and other parts of the country. The downpour immediately caused flooding across the city and water levels are rising in the Belize [...]

West, South Inundated By Rains

But even before the heavy rains in Belize City, torrential rains across western and southern Belize caused flooding of bridges and farms. NEMO is reporting that no homes have been [...]

B.D.F. Driver to be Sentenced for Knocking Down Boy

Civilian driver for the Belize Defence Force, forty-year-old Hubert Martinez, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of manslaughter by negligence. He admits causing the death of three-year-old Jahston [...]

Banker Fined for Friend’s Accidental Death

A banker made a decision while intoxicated to put a licensed firearm in a friend’s mouth, which cost that friend his life. Forty-five-year-old Edwardo Torres has avoided jail time after [...]

Weed Busts in Teakettle, San Lazaro

A drug bust in the village of Teakettle in the west, yielded police eight thousand five hundred and three grams of cannabis, the equivalent of eight pounds of the drug.  [...]

Guyana to Go Ahead with Nomination of Kenneth Benjamin Despite Opposition

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte has said that Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has not indicated any plans of leaving Belize and his post. But Guyanese President David Granger still wants him [...]

Argument Continues over Responsibility for Sunshine Loans

The case of Sunshine Holdings and the B.T.L. Employees’ Trust was finally before a judge in the Supreme Court, albeit briefly on Thursday. The crux of the case is whether [...]

Belize Rides the Wave of Regional Push for Direct Consumption Sugar

The proposed move to transition to direct consumption sugar continues to be discussed among millers across the region, Jamaica being the latest country to endorse the idea of producing plantation [...]

Can Imports be Reduced?

The issue of Common External Tariffs not being applied to imported white sugar continues to affect millers.  The Sugar Association of the Caribbean, according to McLachlan, is looking at the [...]

After Sub-Par Year, C.D.B. Turns the Page

This week, the Caribbean Development Bank held its annual press conference at its headquarters in Barbados. The headline is that the performance of its nineteen member countries economically in 2017 [...]

Bankers Tout Sponsored Infrastructure Improvements, Advise Belize on Controlling Debt

Belize recorded just a half a percentage point increase in GDP in 2017, and projects about one point five percent, hampered by increases in debt. But still, the C.D.B. remains [...]

B.T.L. Park Star-Studded Saturday Concert Features Cham, Cecile, Ernestine, Supa G…

The City Council is celebrating the fourth anniversary of the B.T.L. Park with a free grand fireworks showcase and concert on Saturday night. The event kicks off with celebrations for [...]

Mellow Out on Sunday with Bob Marley and Dara Robinson at Birds Isle

There is another concert taking place this weekend. Dara Robinson wants you to come out and support the sixteenth annual Bob Marley Tribute and Food Drive on Sunday. The annual [...]