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Caye Caulker Village Council Has Many Concerns

There is trouble brewing on La Isla Carinosa. A few weeks ago, the Chairlady of the Caye Caulker Village Council released an extensive letter publicly disclosing a number of thorny [...]

Area Rep Manuel Heredia Jr. Intervenes in Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Village falls under the Belize Rural South constituency which is represented by Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior. Heredia told News Five that he is aware of the concerns [...]

Little Junior Miss Belize Returns with a Bang

Little Junior Miss Belize is returning to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts with a bang. After taking a two-year hiatus, the children’s pageant show is set to light [...]

Annual Children’s Rally Returns to Belize City Civic Centre

The annual children’s rally returned to the Civic Centre this morning. Primary school children from schools in the Belize District converged there to show their love and respect for the [...]

2 Mexicans & 3 Belizeans, including Senior Officer, Arraigned for Blue Creek Drug Bust

Three Belizeans and two Mexican nationals were arraigned in court this morning on charges relating to a drug plane that landed on September eleventh in Tres Leguas, near Blue Creek, [...]

Chester Defends Month-long Incarceration of Gang Members

Forty persons including adults and minors who police have determined are gang members have been transferred to the Hattieville Central prison where they will be locked up until the end [...]

Law and Order to be Maintained Upon and After Release of Gang Bangers

Amid the ongoing public discourse on the state of emergency in parts of Belize City is a fear that upon release, there is potential for aggrieved gang members to retaliate [...]

Top Cop Says Paperwork Has Been Drafted for Entire South Side

With a state of emergency in effect for two south side neighborhoods, are other Belize City gangs laying low or is there potential for a flare up elsewhere?  When asked [...]

Placencia Villagers Battle Sargassum Invasion

Tonight we have part two of our report on Sargassum.  Aside from San Pedro, residents of the Placencia Peninsula are battling with the awful stench of decaying Sargassum that has [...]

Anke Doehm Wants to Travel to the U.S. to Visit Doctors

Anke Doehm returned to court today seeking a variation to her bail conditions so that she can travel to the U.S. to visit with her doctors. But even as that [...]

Ernest Thurton Jr. Found Guilty of Double Homicide

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas found twenty-five-year-old Ernest Thurton Junior guilty of a double homicide, but has reserved sentencing until October eighth.  Thurton was charged with the murder [...]

Shane Vellos Wants Justice after Police Officer Broke His Arm

Two months ago, Placencia resident Shane Vellos stopped by our office to share his experience of police brutality. Vellos was locked up after he was accused of theft, but later [...]

Mexican Federal Police Orchestra Arrives to Perform in Belize

The landing of a Mexican police plane at the Philip Goldson International Airport caused a stir earlier today.   The plane is a Boeing 727 which brought the Mexican Federal Police [...]

Asian Businessman Robbed on September Tenth in Armenia

An Asian businessman was robbed at gunpoint on Monday morning in Armenia Village.  According to the owner of Yung Xing Store, a duo of men entered his place of business [...]

Seized Cache of Weapons in San Ignacio Traces Back to Salvadoran Army

A cache of firearms and ammunition was seized in an area of San Ignacio Town last Thursday.  The hidden supply of weapons and marijuana was discovered in an overgrown property [...]

Belize City Council Says CWU’s Allegation of Union Busting is Inaccurate

The Belize City Council says that allegations of union busting made by the Christian Workers Union are inaccurate. Earlier in the week, CWU President Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde made the allegation [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Says Staff Members Will Be Paid Subsistence

The dispute between the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers’ Union is based on complaints made by staff members who said that the council refused to pay them subsistence [...]

Will CitCo’s Sanitation Manager be Fired?

In a few weeks, Traffic Manager for Belize City, Kevaughn Jenkins will be transferred to the Sanitation Department. He will be the new manager of that department, taking over the [...]

Medical Tourism Consultant Makes Allegations Against Southern Emergency Services

Last week we reported on the donation of a fully equipped ambulance by the Rotary Club of Edmonton, Canada in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Dangriga. The medical van [...]

Joy Smith Seeking Legal Advice to Recover $16,000

Joy Smith says that based on the agreement, she is asking for sixteen thousand dollars owed to her for the work she put into the development of the EMT service [...]

Healthy Living: Get Your Child’s Eyes Checked

School children are now settling back in the classrooms so if you didn’t, it is still a good time to check their eyes for any emerging vision problems.  There are [...]

Gang Members Trooped to Hattieville Ramada Under Emergency Powers Detention Order

Seven days ago in the dead of the night more than one hundred purported gang members from the Mayflower/Banak and George Streets were detained and placed in c ells at [...]

Will Gang Bangers Be Allowed Visitation at the Central Prison

The state of public emergency which has been effected in the George Street and Mayflower neighborhoods waives certain constitutional rights enjoyed by the citizenry of those respective communities.  With the [...]

Human Rights Commission Continues to Monitor Legal Process of State of Emergency

The Human Rights Commission of Belize late this evening issued a letter to the Commissioner of Police, seeking a report and status of prisoners held as a result of the [...]

Where Does Kolbe C.E.O. Stand on State of Emergency?

As you’ve heard, the legal fraternity, including the Bar Association and the Human Rights Commission of Belize, has weighed in on the state of emergency that has been declared in [...]