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San Felipe Woman Found Dead Inside Pit Latrine in Pomona

An elderly vendor from the village of San Felipe, Orange Walk, has been found murdered in the Stann Creek District. She had been missing since last Friday; today the body [...]

Belizean Man Fatally Stabbed in U.S. by Girlfriend

Twenty-one-year-old Belizean Rakeem Francis was murdered on Thanksgiving Day in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Francis was reportedly stabbed to death by his seventeen-year-old girlfriend following a heat’s argument in an alley [...]

PM Barrow Cancels Early Retirement, A Monkey Wrench in U.D.P. Leadership Succession?

There is a major shift in the power play in the United Democratic Party in regards to the retirement of Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  The PM has decided to stay [...]

Choice Bank Pension Holders Demand Money From Sagicor

Twenty-five former employees of Choice Bank Limited are demanding that Sagicor Life Insurance return their money. Choice Bank went belly up after it announced liquidity issues in April of this [...]

Pension Holders Say They Willing to Sue, Protest

The disgruntled and frustrated former Choice Bank employees say that if Sagicor continues to give them the round-a-around they will resort to legal action.     Adrian Arana, Former Chief Compliance [...]

Fire Guts Plues Street House; 12 Persons Left Homeless

Christmas is less than a month away, but for two families in Belize City, there is not much to celebrate this season. The Williams and Neal families were displaced today [...]

Inside the International Court of Justice

A pool of local media personalities continues with a tour of the seat of the International Court of Justice at The Hague.  Marleni Cuellar is among the journalists on assignment [...]

Orel Leslie Takes Belize Central Prison and Kolbe to Court

Orel Leslie has beaten a murder rap twice and since then he has been released from the Belize Central Prison.  But today, he was back at the Supreme Court for [...]

Barrow & Williams LLP Pulls Out of ‘Sanctuary Bay’ Lawsuit

U.S. citizen Coleen Strom launched a lawsuit against Sittee River Wildlife Reserve in relation to the multimillion dollars Sanctuary Bay real estate scam.  The architect of the scam, Andris Pukke, [...]

Health Minister Marin Says NHI Being Rolled Out

On Friday, during the Sitting of the House of Representatives, Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat took on Health Minister Pablo Marin. Espat challenged Marin over the lack of medical [...]

Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme

For the past five weeks, a group of environmentalists have been participating in the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. The team from the National Oceanography Centre is in Belize taking samples [...]

HelpAge International Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Regional Conference

For the first time, the HelpAge International Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Regional conference is being hosted in Belize. The meeting brought together experts from across both regions to discuss the [...]

A Call for Stiffer Penalties for Perpetrators Who Attack Older Persons

But while Belize was lauded for its work in safeguarding older persons, Patroness Maria Elena Sylvestre says that there is a lot to be done. In the past, we have [...]

CARICOM Unified on COP24 Expectations

The twenty-fourth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate, known as COP24, will take place in Poland from December second to the fourteenth. The key [...]

IPCC Report Front and Center of CARICOM’s Approach to COP24

And so if you’re wondering what exactly the IPCC Report means for the small island developing states; the news is grim.  For coral reefs and other vulnerable ecosystems it may [...]

The First International Friendly Rugby Match Between Belize and Guatemala

Rugby may not be as popular a sport in Belize as soccer or basketball, but it is picking up traction among certain pockets of sports enthusiasts.  Over the weekend, the [...]