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Afternoon Murder in Twin Towns

There’s another murder to report tonight. Twenty-four-year-old Santa Elena caretaker Gian Espat was chopped to death in the west. Just before midday today, police found Espat’s body inside a wooden [...]

Co-workers Say No Warning Signs in Murder-Suicide

The families of Jason Emmanuel and Hermelinda Pinks continue to reel in the aftermath of the murder suicide of the pair on Saturday.  Pinks was found dead on her bed [...]

Toddler Drowns in Silk Grass

A three-year-old toddler from Silk Grass, Stann Creek District, lost his life by drowning in a well in the village. The boy, Keon Martinez, lived with his grandmother, fifty-one-year-old Francine [...]

Mexico’s Gain is Free Zone’s Loss

Business at the Commercial Free Zone continues to be affected by Mexican consumers purchasing goods and services in their homeland, instead of shopping in Belize.  The exclusive business location was [...]

Will Trade Agreement Help?

According to Juarez, there are instances where prices on the shelves at the free zone aren’t as eye-catching as they are across the border.  While he could not provide an [...]

Punta Gorda B.P.P. Candidate Alleges Bribery by U.D.P. Officials

On the eve of nomination day, the Belize Progressive Party is charging that one of its municipal candidates in Punta Gorda Town was approached to step down as a candidate [...]

Third Party’s Top Brass Condemn “Low” Political Tactics

Lara says she is disappointed by the incident, but her bosses at the B.P.P. are furious. Political leader Patrick Rogers told us via telephone this evening that the larger political [...]

Nomination Day is Here!

This Wednesday, both major political parties are expected to take out their supporters in numbers as they head to the various offices designated for nomination centers, countrywide. There, after a [...]

No Cell Phones in the Voting Booth

Nomination Day paves the way for Election Day. The voters list for the municipal election shows that there are one hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred and seventy-four persons eligible [...]

Rejected Vs Spoilt Ballots – What’s the Difference?

Except for Belize City where voters are casting their vote for ten councilors and a mayor, in the Capital Belmopan and the remaining municipalities, it is six councilor candidates and [...]

Fixing Government Oversight: the Case of the Contractor General

The Government has indicated that Contractor General Godwin Arzu will be replaced as a result of failing to meet requirements in legislation to submit annual reports on his work since [...]

Business Senator Says Integrity Commission Should Reverse Decision in Filing

The Integrity Commission is presently without a chairman as now-Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Williams resigned at the start of January. On Friday we heard from Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber [...]

Stabbing Reported in Caye Caulker

A Caye Caulker resident is tonight recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for stabbing injuries he received just after eleven on Monday morning on the north side of the [...]

Mario Vernon Family Alleges Cover-Up, Harassment by Police

Mario Vernon’s family says they will not let up. They believe that there is a cover-up surrounding the death of the twenty-four-year-old Punta Gorda resident and grandson of the iconic [...]

Another Award for Kendis Gibson

Belizean-American news anchor Kendis Gibson has another award to put on his shelf. He is scheduled to receive an award at the 2018 International Red Carpet Affair and Dance on [...]

Attitudes Must Change on Campaigning and Financing

What was once whispered about has now, in some quarters, been stated openly: no money, no vote! With municipal elections two weeks away, it is open season for vote-buying or [...]

Nigeria’s Representative to Belize Touts Relationship

Janet Olisa was one of three ambassadors who presented her credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young on Monday in Belmopan. She is the appointed High Commissioner of Nigeria to [...]

African Giants Extend Helping Hand

Also, part of Olisa’s duties will be to minister to the growing Nigerian community in Belize which ranges from nurses in the hospitals to sculptor Stephen Okeke. She told News [...]

Pioneering Attorney Speaks to Enforcing the Law on Domestic Abuse

As we reported earlier in the newscast, the issue of domestic abuse is once again at the center of an open discussion in which many, including lawyers and women’s rights [...]