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Kevin Thomas Succumbs to Gunshot Injuries, Shadron Gillett to be Charged with His Murder

Shooting victim, Kevin Thomas, clung to life for less than two days. But tonight the raffle man, as he is known, is dead. Thomas was shot multiple times on Monday [...]

STEP-FATHER RAPES FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL

There is an alarming report coming out of San Pedro Town, today. A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped at the hands of her step-father who is in custody and has [...]

21 Day Strike Notice Still In Effect for Stevedores

A notice of intended industrial action to come into effect on Friday remains intact, despite a lengthy meeting between the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited. The [...]

Tux Says Despite Progress, Port of Belize has Backup Plans in Place

Chief Executive Officer Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez has been at the helm of the company since the Port of Belize went into receivership in 2012. Despite the hostilities between P.B.L. and [...]

Stevedores to Receive Four Years Back Pay

Progress was reached by both parties in the matter of outstanding salary increases which have been due to stevedores since 2015. According to Hyde, the agreement is important since it [...]

Japhet Bennett’s Murder Conviction Squashed

The Caribbean Court of Justice handed down two significant rulings today. As a result of the first, twenty-four-year-old Japhet Bennett is a free man tonight after spending close to a [...]

CCJ Rules Against Titan International Securities

The Caribbean Court of Justice today also delivered a judgment partly against Titan International Securities which launched a lawsuit against the Government of Belize after its offices on Coney Drive [...]

Erlin Archiaga Found Not Guilty of Murder

In the local courts, Honduran National, Elrin Archiaga has been found not guilty of murder by Belmopan’s Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore.  Archiaga, who stood trial for the murder of [...]

Corozal Free Zone to be Affected by Mexico’s Free Zone Program

Last week, Mexico’s President-Elect, Lopez Obrador announced plans to transform Chetumal into a free zone where VAT, the value-added tax, will decrease from sixteen percent to eight percent on goods [...]

GOB to Make Corozal Free Zone More Viable

According to President-Elect, Lopez Obrador, the free zone initiative is set to launch in January 2019; that is in two and a half months. The Mexican government will first focus [...]

Cabinet Minister Says Economic Progress Made, But Not Enough

In other economic news, the International Monetary released its preliminary report on its findings on Belize’s economy last month. The IMF noted that the economy is strengthening but the I.M.F. [...]

Opposition Leader Says Debt, Unemployment and Business Climate need to be addressed

The I.M.F. report also sighted areas of weaknesses and recommended drastic measures such as an increase in the G.S.T. and a reduction in the number of government employees. P.U.P. Leader [...]

BNTU and MOE Meet Over Hardship Allowance and Time Off

On Friday the B.N.T.U. fired off a heavily worded statement to the Ministry of Education saying that the ‘continued and blatant disrespect’ against teachers will not be tolerated. The latest [...]

Fatal Shootings on the Rise In Orange Walk Town

Over the past months, fear has been building among Orange Walk Town residents as gun violence in that municipality is in an upward trend. Five persons have been fatally shot [...]

Credit Union Quiz Competition Takes Place in Dangriga

Saint John’s Credit Union held its annual Father Marion Ganey Quiz Competition in Dangriga on Friday. It’s a competition to raise awareness of financial literacy and the credit union movement [...]

Albert Area Rep. to Hold ICJ Educational Forum

As April tenth draws nearer, the discussion on whether to take Guatemala’s claim on Belize to the I.C.J. is intensifying. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been tasked to [...]

Temporary moratorium on all off-shore dredging near Placencia?

Conservationists are calling for a temporary moratorium on all off-shore dredging permits near Placencia in the south. They say that the cease and desist will help scientists to conduct important [...]

Ministry of Health Issuing Free Flu Vaccines at Health Centres Across the Country

The annual flu season is upon us once again and the Ministry of Health has issued a reminder that vaccines are presently available free of cost at health centres across [...]

38 Cops learn how to conduct GREAT programme

Since Monday, thirty-eight law enforcement officers, including fifteen cops from outside of the country, started an intense two-week course in Gang Resistance Education Training. GREAT is a widely implemented gang [...]