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Independence Day Drug Plane; 5 Men are Detained, including a Minor

On Independence Day, a drug plane landing just outside of Santa Martha Village in the Orange Walk District. Five persons, including the owner of the farm, a Mennonite, a farmhand [...]

Illicit Cargo Missing, but Believed to Still be in the Country

So five persons have been detained and two are expected to be charged on Wednesday morning with facilitating the landing of a plane on an unregistered aerodrome. But where is [...]

Seven Men, Including Senior Customs Officer, Busted with Contraband in PG

The borders are closed but illegal activity and contraband continue to flourish. In the south, there was a sizeable bust of contraband goods in Punta Gorda under the cover of [...]

Customs Dock in PG Remains Closed

All ports of entry, including harbours, are closed under the existing statutory instrument. And police are deployed at various hot spots along the borders to prevent the entry of contraband [...]

Customs Investigating Contraband Delivery in Peini

While the police department does not have the powers of arrest where uncustomed goods are concerned, a separate investigation is being conducted by the Customs and Excise Department and additional [...]

45 New COVID-19 Cases over the Weekend; 155 Recovered

There were forty-five new cases of the novel coronavirus identified over the extended weekend, bringing the overall number of positive cases for the country to one thousand six hundred and [...]

Quarantine Regulations Further Amended

The Quarantine Regulations have been further amended now that the number of COVID cases appears to be decelerating. The new regulations allow for a soft re-opening of the certain businesses. [...]

If You Are Travelling from Belize, Here’s Instructions for PCR Testing

If you are travelling from Belize, the following is information that you need to factor in your plans. The Office of the Director of Health Services says that there is [...]

Two More Suspected COVID-related Deaths to Report On

There is a pair of unrelated cases being investigated as possible COVID-19 deaths in Belize City and Orange Walk where two women have succumbed to respiratory complications.  On Thursday, an [...]

Elderly Woman is Believed to Have Died of COVID-19 in Orange Walk

An elderly woman from Orange Walk District is also believed to have died from complications related to COVID-19.  Notwithstanding an offer for the octogenarian to get tested, her family reportedly [...]

Twenty-three New Cases of COVID-19

There are a total of twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 to report on tonight.  That figure, nonetheless, is yet to be confirmed by the Ministry of Health.  According to Doctor [...]

Concerns over Independence Day Weekend and COVID-19 Transmission

There are concerns being raised at the level of the National Oversight Committee that notwithstanding the cancellation of activities this Independence Day weekend, there may be a spike in the [...]

Net Steps Down from Additional Posts

As we reported earlier this week, embattled former B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez has vacated other posts he has held on various statutory bodies, including Chair of the Social Security Board [...]

Kareem Musa Says Qualified Young Belizean Should Be Appointed as B.T.L. Chair

It is expected that Alan Slusher will replace Nestor Vasquez as Chair of the B.T.L. Board of Directors. He will be appointed as interim chairman. Slusher is a former advisor [...]

Kareem Musa Reacts to Wil Maheia Wanting to Run in Fort George

Belize Territorial Volunteer Wil Maheia announced on Thursday that he will run in the Fort George Division under the Belize Progressive Party.  According to Maheia, who has lost twice in [...]

A New Interim Chairman to be Appointed to B.T.L. Board

Former Central Bank Governor Alan Slusher has been selected to replace Nestor Vasquez as chairman of the Belize Telemedia Limited’s board of directors.  His appointment as presiding officer will be [...]

Will Net Vasquez Face Criminal Charges?

The Net Vasquez fiasco continues to reverberate since the start of the week and there is no telling of the length of time it will take for the inquiry to [...]

No Word on Other Resignations for Embattled B.T.L. Ex-Chairman

In the wake of the allegations made against Nestor Vasquez on Monday, the longstanding chairman of the national telephone company demitted office on Tuesday as the Board when the Directors [...]

Johnny Openly Questions B.T.L.’s Value

When the scandalous matter was raised in the House of Representatives, B.T.L.’s fiscal performance was the topic of a testy exchange between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the [...]

Not a Road Accident – Victor Pratt was Shot Dead!

Initially classified as the result of a traffic fatality, the death of Victor Pratt is now a murder.  Pratt’s body was found on the Old Northern Highway on Tuesday afternoon [...]

Is Wil Maheia the Man to Deliver Fort George for the B.P.P.?

Wil Maheia is trading in Punta Gorda for Fort George in the upcoming general elections which can happen by mid-November, as the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. Maheia has already [...]

Cross-Border Trade and Activities Happening in the South

We’ll have more from the B.P.P. later in the newscast, but Maheia also spoke on the low number of COVID-19 cases in the Toledo District, where there are nine positive [...]

What’s the Status of Illegal Fishing in Southern Waters?

From illegal cross border activities to illegal fishing – is it still happening in our waters during the pandemic?  As Leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, Wil Maheia says that [...]

8 New Cases of COVID-19; 33 More Recovered Patients

One of the lowest numbers of new COVID-19 cases was recorded on Wednesday. Despite some delays, one hundred and thirty-three samples were processed and of that batch only eight positive [...]

Are B.T.L. Profits Really Down?

The meeting of the House of Representatives proceeded in Belmopan today. A highlight of the session came on adjournment when the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, rose to speak [...]