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Views from the Ground on Upcoming Guatemala Referendum: Some Voters Confused, Others in Opposition

Seven point five million Guatemalans are eligible to vote in this Sunday’s historic referendum to be held in Guatemala. On the last leg of the campaign, President Jimmy Morales has [...]

P.G. Town Council Tells 10 Employees, “Your Services Will No Longer Be Needed”

Firings have been reported at the Punta Gorda Town Council as well as at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. In the south, News Five has learned that ten persons have [...]

K.H.M.H. Dismisses Some Employees – but They Want Bosses Gone

Meanwhile, an employment crisis is unfolding at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, amid other serious issues that the national referral hospital is presently facing to do with the crumbling roof.  [...]

7 “Bar Workers” Face Immigration Offenses

The Immigration Department has recently been conducting raids on establishments believed to employ persons who are suspected victims of trafficking in persons.  Over the weekend, seven women employed in four [...]

Hail Storm Overruns Crique Jute, Toledo

On Tuesday, a freak storm hit Crique Jute (hoo-te) Village in southern Belize around three-thirty in the afternoon. It was approximately thirty minutes of hail and what residents say were [...]

Senior Citizen Thought to Have Killed Self in Maskall

A senior citizen was found dead this morning inside his house in Saint Ann Village on the Maskall Road. Neighbours visited Augustine Smith’s house and found him with his face [...]

Last Chance for Japheth Bennett, Convicted of Ellis Meighan’s Murder

Twenty-four year old Japheth Bennett has been behind bars since 2009. In 2013, as a minor, he was convicted of the murder of Ellis “Pepper Gacho” Meighan, who was ambushed [...]

Court Spares Ibrahim Smith Additional Time for Accidental Gunfire Death

While he remains behind bars for other offenses, twenty-six-year-old Ibrahim Smith has been determined to have already served his time of thirty months or two and a half years’ imprisonment [...]

Despite Charge, Victim Appears to Forgive Ladyville Attacker

Stabbing victim Douglas Bowen of Ladyville has insisted he does not wish to press charges for an attack against him last Thursday. But police have nonetheless brought the accused, twenty-year-old [...]

Cops Have All the Laws on the Books

Equipping the Belize Police Department with current law books is equally as important as providing officers with handcuffs and service weapons.  In fact, the fight against crime requires that all [...]

Donation Will Lead to Proper Charges

The set of books, says Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, should aid officers in apprising themselves with the relevant laws in order to lay proper charges on suspected criminals.   Sr. [...]

Inmates Return to Old Capital to Clear Abandoned Lots

Community policing is at the heart of the fight against crime in the south side of the city where a number of initiatives have sprung up through collaboration between the [...]

B.N.T.U. Meets Ministry of National Security

The Ministry of National Security hosted the first of its national consultation series on citizenry security and crime prevention. The Belize National Teachers Union was the first of the Trade [...]

Coast Guard Recruits Young Seagoers

Another initiative was launched today in the fight against the violence and crime affecting the high crime zones in the City. A youth cadet corps has been established as an [...]

Pride of the Garinagu Unites Belize and Guatemala

Earlier this week, a delegation of Garifuna presenters attended a two-day cultural exchange event in Guatemala City.  The purpose was to highlight the historical coexistence of Garifuna communities in Belize [...]

Omar Chuc Takes Home Brand New Wingle

A Belize City resident originally from San Ignacio is the proud owner tonight of a brand new Great Wall Wingle pick-up truck courtesy of Courts Belize Limited and Wingle distributors [...]

Red Cross Rallies Blood Donation Drive

Blood is a gift everyone can accept, and most can freely give – fear of sharp needles aside. It’s also a very important aspect of work at our nation’s hospitals, [...]

Princess Cinema Promotes The Rock’s “Rampage”

The Princess Ramada wants you to take out the family this weekend to the cinema. A brand new movie called Rampage premieres on Friday night. Starring in the action adventure [...]