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Petillo Family Calls Out Fire Department for Inadequate Firefighting

A candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at the Petillo’s residence in Orange Walk in memory of the four family members who perished on Sunday in an early morning [...]

Caught on Video: 2 Students Manhandled by Officers

Two young students from Santa Elena, Cayo were manhandled by the police; the images were caught on cell phone camera and posted on social media. The incident was witnessed by [...]

Accused of Shooting at Cops, Kenrick Longsworth Hendy Hands Himself Over to Police

Twenty-six-year-old Kenrick Longsworth Hendy handed himself over to police this afternoon. Longsworth was wanted for allegedly shooting at police officers on Saturday morning near the Swing Bridge in downtown Belize [...]

PM to Return to Belize on Thursday

Prime Minister Dean Barrow left Belize weeks ago for Cuba where he underwent spinal surgery on September fourth for a back condition that plagued him for years.  There is word [...]

Belizean-American Soldier Dies in South Korea

A Belizean-American soldier has died in South Korea. Twenty-two-year-old Private First Class Adrienne Barillas of Woodlands, Texas, was found unresponsive at Camp Humphreys on Sunday. There are not many details [...]

Will Security Commanders Push ‘YES’ Vote to I.C.J.?

The top brass at the Ministry of National Security has publicly come out in support of a ‘YES’ vote to take the Guatemalan claim to the International Court of Justice.  [...]

What are the Political Implications of the Ministry of National Security Saying ‘Yes’ to the I.C.J.?

Taking such a public position is unprecedented because the I.C.J. vote is a controversial and emotional issue with political implications. The position of the top brass of the security forces [...]

Some Relief for Dialysis Patients

End-stage kidney disease, or renal failure, continues to be a life-threatening affliction that many Belizeans grapple with.  Treatment of chronic disease includes hemodialysis, which uses a machine to filter blood [...]

1 Man Charged for the Rape of a Woman

A twenty-year-old young woman of Saint Margaret Village, Cayo says that she was raped by two men, known to her husband on September fifteenth. According to the victim, the men [...]

Police Search Special Constable’s Residence in PG

On Saturday, Punta Gorda police executed a search at the residence of special constable of police, Devin Trapp, a twenty-year-old resident of Orio Street in that southern municipality. The search [...]

Caribbean PM Sounds the Climate Change Call at GCAS

The Global Climate Action Summit was held in San Francisco, California on September twelfth to the fourteenth. It is an event that brought leaders and people together from around the [...]

Belize Network of N.G.O.’s Launches I.C.J. Online Survey

As the I.C.J. Referendum campaign intensifies, the Belize Network of N.G.O.’s launched an online I.C.J. survey last week Thursday. The aim of the survey according to N.G.O. Senator Osmany Salas [...]

Guat Prez Speaks at UN about Territorial Dispute with Belize

The general debate of the United Nations opened this morning at the UN headquarters in New York. The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales was among the speakers on the first day [...]

Final Call to Re-Register

As of Saturday, September twenty-second, one hundred and twenty-four thousand, four hundred and sixteen re-registration applications have been received by the Elections and Boundaries Department. Between September sixteen and twenty-second, [...]

Belizean Doctor Wins PAHO Award

The Technical Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health Unit of the Ministry of Health, Doctor Natalia Largaespada Beer, was conferred with the 2018 Pan American Health Organization Award for [...]

BNTU Says Teachers Are Being Disenfranchised by MoE

The Belize National Teachers Union issued a strong release today saying it is disgusted at the way the Ministry of Education shared a “finalized” listing of re-categorised schools to managements, [...]

An Empowerment Conference for Pastors

An empowerment conference for pastors and their spouses kicked off today in Belize City. The two-day event features international speakers and will include worship and transformational sessions. The aim is [...]

Father and 3 Children Perish in Orange Walk Fire

There has been another tragic fire which has resulted in loss of life of several family members. In June, four members of the Nunez family perished in a fire in [...]

Coping Through a Tragic Loss

The fire at the corner of Progress and Cinderella Streets in Orange Walk has caused emotional distress. Five adults and seven children survived and have been left displaced. Today, counselors [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Belize City

Here in Belize City, a fire wiped out a family home in Belize City on Jane Usher Boulevard, but fortunately there was no loss of life.  The family of four, [...]

Missing San Pedro Man Turns Up Dead!

Almost two weeks after he disappeared, the decomposing body of Miguel Arroyo was discovered on an island near San Pedro. The twenty-three-year-old San Pedro fisherman headed to a store on [...]

Toddler Drowns in Vat

There was another tragic death. Sometime after six on Saturday, police were called out to the Krooman Lagoon area at the entrance on mile one and half on the George [...]

I.C.J. and the State of Public Emergency Resonate at Independence Day Ceremony

The official ceremonies on Independence Day took place in Belmopan. Since Prime Minister Dean Barrow was not available for the event and still in recovery, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber [...]

National Security Commanders Come Out in Support of the I.C.J.

The three arms of the Ministry of National Security have taken a collective position as it relates to the International Court of Justice.  Appearing in uniforms this morning on Open [...]

Resolving Matter at the I.C.J. Will Make Protecting Belize’s Sovereignty Easier

The Belize Defence and the Belize Coastguard are charged with protecting the sovereignty of Belize and its internal security.  The B.D.F. and the Coastguard are both active in the Sarstoon [...]