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The Impact of the Delayed I.C.J. Referendum

Were it not for the stunning results of well-timed legal hurdles placed in the way of government, Belizeans across the country would have been anxiously anticipating the results of a [...]

Guatemalan President Draws Belize as Part of Guatemala

On Tuesday, a student was tasked to draw a map of Guatemala in a village school. At the request of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, the primary school boy complied in [...]

P.U.P. Demands Order Papers for Friday’s House Meeting

As the House prepares to meet on Friday and the Senate on Monday, it is still not clear what specifically government will be doing to ‘fix’ the problem that was [...]

Inside the Chiquibul: A Deeper Look at Illegal Cattle Ranching

The vast Chiquibul Forest in the south-western region of Belize stretches across more than four hundred and twenty-three acres of land. The tropical rainforest includes the largest cave system in [...]

Detained Belizeans Go Before Guatemalan Court on Firearms Charges

Thirty-three-year-old Fabian Laurie, twenty-five-year-old Pedro Colomer and two others identified as Kevin Hernandez and Jerille Laurie remain locked up in a Guatemalan prison tonight after appearing in court in Puerto [...]

Detained Coast Guard Officer is on His Own in Guatemala

The same cannot be said for Pedro Colomer, a coast guard officer from Dangriga.  His fate is entirely up to the Guatemalan justice system and his bosses here in Belize [...]

Orange Walk Businessman Busted in Silk Grass during Drug Deal

Police in Hopkins Village wasted no time on Tuesday when they promptly acted upon information that a drug deal was about to go down in neighboring Silk Grass.  At around [...]

4 Men Busted with 53 Pounds of Marijuana at Northern Border

Up north, four men are in police custody following a drug bust at the northern border. Corozal police were called out to the Corozal/Mexico border today where customs officials handed [...]

Belizean Remains Locked Up in US on $500K Bond

Thirty-six-year-old Belizean Jermaine Belgrave remains incarcerated in the U.S. Reports from Erie County in Pennsylvania suggest that Belgrave’s possible long criminal history and gang affiliation here in Belize was factored [...]

Minor Charged for Attempted Murder

Police have arrested and charged a fifteen-year-old boy with attempted murder, aggravated assault, deadly means of harm and dangerous harm. The charges are in connection with the shooting of twenty-five-year-old [...]

Family Claims Negligence at K.H.M.H. Led to Arm Amputation

The family of fifty-eight-year-old Theresita Chan is claiming that negligence at the K.H.M.H. has led to the amputation of one of her arms. Today, Chan’s son Thomas Garcia stopped by [...]

Robbers Strike at 2 Gas Depots in 1 Day

Robbers hit two gas depots on Tuesday. The first robbery happened at the BWEL gas depot just after two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called out to mile fifteen on [...]

Fuel Prices to Increase, Again

Fuel prices are taking a hike at midnight on April eleventh. This evening the government confirmed that regular gasoline will increase by thirty-nine cents from ten dollars and twenty-one cents [...]

ComPol Concludes National Tour in Belize City

Commissioner Chester Williams concluded a countrywide tour of the police department in Belize City this morning where he met with officers of all ranks to discuss their wellbeing as men [...]

A Suggestion on the Use of Police Association Funds

So what becomes of the monies that the Police Association has been collecting from its membership over the years?  Officers often fall sick and, in some cases, pass away without [...]

Land Ownership Proposed for Long-serving Police Officers

There’s a proposal on the table for long-serving police officers to be able to purchase land at a reduced cost if they are doing so for the first time.  It’s [...]

Conch Season Closes 2 Months Early

If you like conch fritters, conch soup or conch ceviche, you may want to enjoy these dishes before the end of this month. That is because the conch season is [...]

Belize Fisheries Department Weighs In on the Quality of the Queen Conch Fishery

One of the concerns that have been raised about the harvesting of the queen conch is the use of the shell size to determine maturity.  The Fisheries Department says that [...]

The Central American University Confederation Meets in Belize

The University of Belize is hosting its counterparts from Central America and the Dominican Republic this week. A two-day event is discussing the quality and standards of education offered by [...]