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Kidnappers Now Want Bitcoins for Safe Return of Abducted San Narciso Businessman

Despite an ongoing hunt, San Narciso businessman Omero Campos remains missing. Campos was abducted on June sixteenth when he headed to his farm in the nearby village San Victor, well [...]

Police Brief on Trial Farm Shooting in which 4 Persons were Injured

Within twenty-four hours, there were three shootings in the north, west and south of the country that have left six persons hospitalized. On Tuesday, shortly after eight p.m., Orange Walk [...]

‘Old Beef’ Cause of Shooting in Bella Vista Village

Also on Tuesday night, there was a shooting shortly after nine p.m. in Bella Vista Village on the Southern Highway. Nineteen-year-old Valerio Bak was shot multiple times to the body [...]

Russell Hyde Junior Charged for Shooting Farmhand Jose Gonzalez

Russell Hyde Junior has been charged for the aggravated assault and wounding of Jose Gonzalez, who was shot on Sunday in Camalote Village. Gonzalez was shot to the chest as [...]

Internal & Criminal Investigations Continue Following Camalote Shooting

The spate of shooting started on Monday night in Camalote Village, in the Cayo District when Truman Parham was shot to the abdomen and arm by off-duty Police Corporal Luis [...]

A Forward Operating Base is Inaugurated at Hunting Caye

A forward operating base was launched on Wednesday at Hunting Caye in southern Belize. The base was long in coming; work started in 2014, but was abruptly halted after it [...]

FinSec Joseph Waight Says G.O.B. Will Not Reduce Fuel Tax

The price of fuel has been fluctuating in the last few weeks with the latest adjustment to diesel, a decreased of twenty-two cents and is now retailing for ten dollars [...]

Government to Meet with Chambers over Fuel Tax Regime

G.O.B. has refused to reduce fuel tax. Entities such the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry have called on the government to re-strategize and review its fuel tax regime. Last [...]

$400 Million Owed for Petrocaribe

Petrocaribe is rolling no more. Belize is among eight countries affected by Venezuela’s PDVSA which has said that it is suspending its petroleum deliveries. Reports emerging from Venezuela suggest that [...]

New Developments on Embattled Choice Bank Limited

There are new developments in respect of the embattled Choice Bank Limited.  In a first statement issued today, the financial institution informed its depositors that as of July second, they [...]

FCD Rangers Bust Guatemalans in Cebada

Two Guatemalan farmers from Peten were detained inside the Chiquibul National Park on Wednesday. Friends for Conservation and Development and Belize Defense Force personnel were on a patrol to document [...]

Man Charged for Saint Matthew’s Home Invasion

On Monday we reported a home invasion in Saint Matthew’s Village. Bibiana Kus and her family were accosted by a pair of armed men, who stormed her property sometime after [...]

Government Signs Off to Guarantee a Loan from Taiwan for B.T.L.

Belize Telemedia Limited has spent forty million Belize dollars rolling out its National Broadband Plan.  The project commenced in San Pedro in July 2017 and now the company wants to [...]

Will Independent Tour Operators be Relocated to the Marion Jones?

A public consultation involving stakeholders within the Fort George Tourism Zone is underway at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex, the proposed staging ground for the relocation of tour buses in [...]

NSC Director Says Parking of Buses a Business Opportunity

According to Ian Jones, the National Sports Council is simply taking advantage of a business opportunity which it can parlay into the improvement of existing programs at the department.   [...]

Conch Season Coming to a Close

The conch season is closing from July first through to September thirtieth. During this period, anyone found in possession of the conch will be fined.  The Belize Fisheries Department says [...]

Sugar Cane Crop Season Officially Closed

Up north, the sugar cane crop at A.S.R./B.S.I. is officially closed. In a release issued today, the millers say that the final sugar cane fields have been cut and the [...]

Healthy Living: National Testing Day

Do you know your HIV status? The Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Commission have been working to ensure that you do. For some time now, there have been [...]

Pregnant Woman Critical & 3 Others Injured After Wild Shooting in Trial Farm

A pregnant woman is critical after a wild shooting at her home in Trial Farm Village on Tuesday night. Diana Ack was shot several times as she was with her [...]

Camalote Villager Shot by Off-duty Police Corporal

An officer-involved shooting in Camalote Village on Monday flew below the radar for over thirty-six hours, despite several inquiries to ascertain what transpired that evening.  Forty-four-year-old Truman Parham was shot [...]

Autopsy Confirms: Lindberg Anthony Died by Hanging

A post mortem examination, following the death of fifty-six-year-old Lindberg Anthony inside a holding cell in Crooked Tree Village, indicates that the well-known mechanic died as a result of asphyxia [...]

Israeli Training Not About Military Self-Defense

The controversy surrounding the Israel training of officers and civilians, in both the public and private sectors, easily eclipsed a government-led initiative to bolster the capacity of the police department [...]

Israeli Training to Build Trust through Community Outreach

The idea of strengthening the substance of the department through community outreach, says Aragon, is a necessary means of fortifying those with shared interests within the society.  That, according to [...]

The Cost of Living – SIB Presents Latest Report

Latest statistics show a mixed bag in the cost of living. Prices for goods and services went up slightly in May of this year when compared to the same period [...]

Unemployment Rate Goes Up

Preliminary findings from the April 2018 labour force survey carried out by S.I.B. shows that the country’s unemployment rate increased  by a marginal zero point four percent, so when compared [...]