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New Grassroots Organization Says Vega and Pitts Need to Pay Up

There’s a new grassroots organization in town. The members call themselves “Belize Economical Freedom Fighters.” It is being led by a name that you may recognize – Raymond Rivers. He [...]

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Jaylen Young Dies

Tonight it is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Jaylen Young. We reported last week on the ten-year-old who was battling a cancerous tumor which was growing [...]

S.S.B. Donated 30K to Kidney Association of Belize

This morning, the Social Security Board handed over a cheque for thirty-thousand dollars to the Kidney Association of Belize. The monies have been earmarked to boost the association’s education awareness [...]

Speak Up!! CitCo Hosts First Domestic Violence Conference

Speak Up!  It’s the first-of-its-kind public forum to openly address the prevalent issue of domestic violence.  Organized by the Belize City Council, the conference provides a platform to break the [...]

Over 200 Students Benefit from Courts Optical Brighter View Programme

Over ninety thousand dollars in eyewear will be distributed to high school students at twelve high schools across the country. The donation is courtesy of Courts Optical Centre, which tested [...]

Culture Comes Alive at Anglican Cathedral College

Anglican Cathedral College today hosted its annual culture awareness day. The purpose is to increase the students’ knowledge about the many and different cultures in Belize through first hard experience. [...]

Menacing Cloud of Smoke Shadows Villages as B.A.L. Building Burns

There is an ongoing investigation into what caused the building at B.A.L. to go up in flames. The Belize Aquaculture Limited processing plant caught fire on Monday evening. Employees reported [...]

Residents Report Feeling Unwell After Fire at B.A.L.

According to the release issued by Bowen and Bowen Limited, the silver lining is that the hatchery and infrastructure including the shrimp farms were and will not be affected. This [...]

NEMO South Activated Following B.A.L. Fire

Fortunately for the residents, the danger posed by the fire and smoke at B.A.L. was not significant enough to require evacuation. That, however, did not stop the National Emergency Management [...]

A Machete Murder on the Outskirts of the Old Capital

A horrific chopping incident took place on Monday evening involving a current and an ex-employee. It ended with the murder of forty-three-year-old Guatemalan national, Elmer Yobany Salazar, who was a [...]

Why Was Johvanney Tablada Killed?

Police are tonight following all leads to crack the murder of Johvanney Tablada, the twenty-three-year-old was shot and killed in front of the house of his girlfriend on Saturday night [...]

Cheebos Goes Off on Police Department

Twenty-one-year-old Marcos Zelaya remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, following a brazen attempt on his life on Saturday morning.  He was reportedly riding a bicycle along Complex Avenue [...]

HRCB condemns unsanitary conditions of “piss house”

The Human Rights Commission of Belize is lashing out at the deplorable conditions of the holding cells including the toilets at police stations in Belize City. According to the H.R.C.B., [...]

HRCB to meet with Compol about deteriorating holding cells

Well, since the photos have been widely shared across social media and the H.R.C.B. fired off a press release to voice its discontent – Commissioner of Police Chester Williams reached [...]

Brothers arraigned for Aggravated Assault and Freed immediately after

Earlier you heard how interdicted cop, thirty-six-year-old Darrel Usher also known as Tutsi describe the horrible conditions at the Queen Street lock up. Well he and his younger brother, thirty-five-year-old [...]

Harpy security Guard charged for Attempted Murder

A Harpy Security Guard, Richie Mendez was today before the court for a preliminary inquiry which ended in a paper committal. It means that Mendez will stand trial for attempted [...]

ATM thieves go before the Corozal Magistrate’s Court

Three Mexican nationals are before the Corozal Magistrate’s Court for several counts of theft of the Atlantic Bank’s A.T.M.  The three are Belen Hernandez, Joscan Jaffet Hernandez and Lionel Rodriquez. [...]

An Update on Jamil Reyes’ Condition

Two weeks ago Jamil Reyes was shot in the head – and today the fifteen-year-old is still fighting for his life. His family says he needs an urgent surgery because [...]

Hilltop Headquarters of P.S.U. burglarized

The Hilltop headquarters of the Public Service Union is once again in the news tonight, not for the secret sale of the property to a Chinese businessman, but because of [...]

Over 5 Million Dollars invested in Belize’s Banana Industry

Banana is one of Belize’s primary agricultural industries, behind sugar and citrus. It brings in millions of dollars every year for the economy through export earnings. But as we’ve reported [...]

Belize exports first shipment of crude soybean oil

In other news in the agriculture sector, Belize exported its first shipment of crude soybean oil to Jamaica last week. The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce announced that this [...]

Breaking News: Chopping Murder in the City

There is breaking news tonight that a man was chopped to death. This report has just come into our newsroom and we will have more on it on Tuesday. But [...]

Belize City Businessman Murdered; Family Believes It Was a Hit

There were two murders on Saturday within four hours of each other.  Tonight, the family of Michael Alexander Williams says they know that someone wanted him dead, but they are [...]

A Partygoer is Executed in a Hail of Bullets on Faber’s Road Extension

Hours before the Williams’ murder, the weekend’s first homicide took place on Faber’s Road where Johvanney Tablada was marked for dead. The twenty-three-year-old was at a party at the house [...]

Minister of National Security Questions Some Reports of Police Involvement in Suspected Drug Planes

“Contrived stories” and “conspiratorial fantasies” are words that National Security Minister John Saldivar used to describe some reports about police’s involvement in narco-trafficking in Belize. Those remarks were specifically aimed [...]