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Quintuple Murder at Sea; was it Drug Related?

Going into the weekend, police and the coastguard were on high alert at sea searching for two Belize City youths who could not be located. They were the youngest of [...]

Crime, Featured | Jun 24, 2019 | 0Comments

 

A Belizean and a Tourist are Shot Dead in San Pedro

A Belizean and a Tourist are Shot Dead in San Pedro

San Pedro residents were stunned on Sunday when word of a double murder spread across the island. Police on Ambergris Caye are investigating the deaths of Mario Graniel, a well-known [...]...

Police Say Graniel Had Beef with Notorious Gang Figure

Police Say Graniel Had Beef with Notorious Gang Figure

Investigators are working on establishing a motive. This was not the first time that Graniel came under gunfire. A day before the double murder, shots were fired at Graniel’s apartment [...]...

Separate Teams Deployed to Investigate Cases of Multiple Murders at Sea

Separate Teams Deployed to Investigate Cases of Multiple Murders at Sea

A total of seven persons have been murdered at sea in less than five days, including the quintuple murder in the Mapp Caye/Swallow Caye area and the double murder in [...]...

Man Killed in Corozal but was He the Intended Target?

Man Killed in Corozal but was He the Intended Target?

A construction worker was killed in Corozal Town on Friday night. Police say they don’t know why David Martinez was gunned down and if the bullets were meant for him [...]...

A Deadly Love Triangle Claims the Life of a Mother of Four

A Deadly Love Triangle Claims the Life of a Mother of Four

Residents of Bullet Tree Falls Village were shocked to find out that a murder had taken place in their neck of the woods on Sunday evening, more so that the [...]...

P.U.P. on Weekend Bloodbath

P.U.P. on Weekend Bloodbath

The bloodbath over the weekend has triggered a statement from Leader of the Opposition. John Briceño notes that ten persons lost their lives this past week in a crime spree.  In [...]...

Tensions Spike in Caye Caulker for Village Council Elections

Tensions Spike in Caye Caulker for Village Council Elections

The first phase of village council elections was held on Sunday. A total of thirty-five villages in Corozal, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo participated in the first round. The [...]...

Are the Burnt Remnants of an Aircraft and Aviation Fuel Found Tied to Illicit Activities?

Are the Burnt Remnants of an Aircraft and Aviation Fuel Found Tied to Illicit Activities?

Today, police shared details of the suspected drug plane which was found already burnt in northern Belize.  According to the authorities, they were alerted about the remnants of the aircraft [...]...

5 Kilos of Weed Seized on Passenger Buses

5 Kilos of Weed Seized on Passenger Buses

Police seized over five thousand grams of weed between Friday and Saturday. The seizures all happened on passenger buses traveling in the north heading in a south bound direction. Police [...]...

Trio Supermarket Robbed by 4 Thieves on Friday Night

Trio Supermarket Robbed by 4 Thieves on Friday Night

A supermarket in the southern community of Trio was hit by armed thieves on Friday night.  According to police, four men stormed the business and proceeded to rob the propriety [...]...

George Street Fire Leaves Elderly Man Homeless

George Street Fire Leaves Elderly Man Homeless

A fire on Saturday night in Belize City has left an elderly man homeless. The property on George Street contained three wooden structures, two of which were gutted by the [...]...

Jamie Cayetano Drowns in Red Bank

Jamie Cayetano Drowns in Red Bank

A young man lost his life over the weekend in Red Bank Village where he had gone swimming with a group of friends in the nearby river.  Jamie Cayetano reportedly [...]...

A New Tax Administration and Procedure Bill

A New Tax Administration and Procedure Bill

On Friday, the House of Representatives read through the Tax Administration and Procedure Bill 2019 which essentially sees a merger of the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments.  The [...]...

PM Says Income Tax/GST Merger Concerns are Baseless

PM Says Income Tax/GST Merger Concerns are Baseless

Prime Minister Barrow responded to those claims as baseless and unsubstantiated, notwithstanding the fact that the opposition supports the idea of streamlining the tax system.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow [...]...

A Fair to Commemorate Bilateral Relations between Belize and Taiwan

A Fair to Commemorate Bilateral Relations between Belize and Taiwan

On Saturday, the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of established diplomatic ties between Belize and Taiwan. Both countries have cooperation in areas such as education, agriculture, climate [...]...

Belize Hosts Taiwanese Trade Mission

Belize Hosts Taiwanese Trade Mission

The Ministry of Investment and Trade has partnered with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to facilitate two investment missions to Belize. These missions are to help increase foreign direct [...]...

Summer Coding Camp for Girls Launched

Summer Coding Camp for Girls Launched

The first Society of Women Coders Camp for Girls was launched this morning and the aim is to engage the intellectual curiosity of Belize’s young women and provide an atmosphere [...]...

Veteran Sportscaster James Adderley and with Weekend Stats

Veteran Sportscaster James Adderley and with Weekend Stats

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]...

Triple Murder at Sea; Bodies of 3 Fishermen Recovered

Triple Murder at Sea; Bodies of 3 Fishermen Recovered

There is yet another triple murder in less than three weeks, this time at sea. Three of five fishermen have been murdered, shot to death and their bodies dumped in [...]...

Vessel Found, but Still No Signs of 2 Fishermen

Vessel Found, but Still No Signs of 2 Fishermen

The police have been working closely with the Belize Coast Guard as investigations continue into this triple homicide at sea. Now there are a number of fishing camps at and [...]...

Belizean Man Killed in USA; Police Charge Son with Murder

Belizean Man Killed in USA; Police Charge Son with Murder

A Belizean man was shot multiple times and killed on Wednesday in Barberton, Ohio, U.S.A.  He has been identified as forty-one-year-old Shannon Callahan. According to online reports, Barberton Police responded [...]...

PM Barrow and Julius Espat Go at it over S.S.B. Contributions

PM Barrow and Julius Espat Go at it over S.S.B. Contributions

The House of Representatives met today in ordinary session, one month after a special meeting was called to amend the Maritime Areas Act, following the May eighth I.C.J. referendum.  But [...]...

Opposition Leader Calls for Order, to No Avail

Opposition Leader Calls for Order, to No Avail

While things got testy between the PM and Espat, Opposition Leader John Briceño attempted to have order returned to House and despite the Speaker’s intervention, the cutting remarks kept coming. [...]...

Sanctuary Bay – A Cadaver Investigated by FTC

Sanctuary Bay – A Cadaver Investigated by FTC

A thorough investigation into the real estate swindle that was Sanctuary Bay is being undertaken by the Federal Trade Commission, an independent arm of the U.S. government tasked with providing [...]...