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6 Players and 4 Coaching Staff of Verdes FC Test Positive for COVID-19

Six players and four members of the coaching staff of the Verdes Football Club have tested positive for COVID-19. The team is currently in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where tonight [...]

Another COVID Wave Expected in Late November

More than two thousand eight hundred cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country. Five hundred and thirty-one are currently under investigation. More than one thousand six hundred persons [...]

Machetes Wielded, Shots Fire as Political Fanatics Clash in Red Bank

There are twenty-three more days to go before the general elections on November eleventh and emotions are reaching fever pitch among party supporters. On Sunday, in the village of Red [...]

Faber Describes Bedlam in Red Bank Village

Party Leader Patrick Faber has since weighed in on the melee in Red Bank.  According to Faber, U.D.P. Stann Creek West Standard Bearer Ivan Williams was making his rounds in [...]

Commissioner Williams Comments on Red Bank Spat

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was asked about the incident in Red Bank Village and he says that when he saw the video, he immediately gave the directive to arrest [...]

ComPol Says BPD Open to Politicians’ Requests

With less than a month to go before the General Elections, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the Belize Police Department is open to accommodating the requests of politicians [...]

Subdued Nomination Day, No Bells and Whistles

Nomination Day on October twenty-first will be a subdued affair due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 across the country.  Traditionally, Nomination Day has been one of the biggest attractions [...]

Faber Supports Cabinet Decision to Bar COVID Voters

On Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to cast their votes in the November eleventh general elections.  The [...]

Will Tony Herrera be Ready for Nomination Day?

U.D.P. Corozal Southeast Standard Bearer Tony Herrera contracted COVID-19 while on the campaign trail in his constituency over a week ago.  Since then he has been quarantined and his physical [...]

How Will Cops Police COVID-19 Patients on Election Day?

Today, the press asked Commissioner Chester Williams how authorities will ensure that those who are infected with the virus don’t go to the polls, considering that they don’t have the [...]

2 More Recaptured Prisoners are Arraigned for Escape

Two more escapees were recaptured over the weekend, leaving twelve others still on the run since last week’s jailbreak from the Hattieville prison. This morning, Guatemalan national Oswaldo Perez and [...]

ComPol Not Happy; D.P.P. to Challenge Concurrent Sentences

Fifteen escaped prisoners have been recaptured alive, arraigned and sentenced. Four of them have pleaded guilty and the others have been sentenced to one-year in prison.  Some of those sentences [...]

COVID Positive Persons Won’t be Allowed to Vote

If you are eligible to vote and have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate just before November eleventh, you will not be able to cast a [...]

No Quarantining for Travelers with Negative Test Results

At today’s press conference, the PM also said that a negative COVID-19 test result presented upon arrival or determined following a rapid test at the P.G.I.A., will now free visitors [...]

Tourists Can Now Rent Vehicles for Inland Travel

Visitors arriving in country via the P.G.I.A., with a negative COVID-19 test result and do not have plans of traveling to the cayes, will now be allowed to rent vehicles [...]

Restaurants will Now be Allowed to Host More Than Ten Guests

There is good news to report in the hospitality industry this evening.  Restaurants with floor spaces that can accommodate more than ten persons will now be allowed to increase the [...]

Churches Remain Closed Indefinitely

Unlike restaurants and other eateries that will now be able to expand their guest lists, churches remain closed to their flocks.  The fear, according to PM Barrow, is that choirs, [...]

Schools Will Also Remain Closed Until Further Notice

When will schools be reopened for in-class attendance?  While many have asked that question, the Belize National Teachers Union is seeking government’s consideration to have teachers prepare lesson plans from [...]

6 More Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned, including Alleged Mastermind Joel Sierra

Turning to the prison break; a total of fourteen escapees have been recaptured; one was killed and thirteen others, between Thursday and today, were arraigned for escape charges. While nine [...]

PM Commends the Security Forces for Response in Prison Break

Two B.D.F. soldiers were injured during exchange of gunfire between the escaped prisoners and the security forces earlier this week; prisoner Akeem Tillett was shot and killed. Two other inmates [...]

Mother Claims Her Son, Who Escaped from Prison, was Beaten

Outside the courtroom it was an emotional time for Stephanie Edwards. She the mother of recaptured prisoner Deon White, who was sentenced to a year in prison earlier today by [...]

7 Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned; 2 Plead Not Guilty to Escape, while 5 Others are Sentenced

Tonight, the police and B.D.F. have recaptured five more escaped prisoners; fourteen remain on the lam following Monday’s epic jailbreak from the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.  A total of [...]

Fourteen Prisoners on the Run!

Of the twenty-eight prisoners who broke out of the Belize Central Prison, thirteen have been recaptured so far, one is dead and fourteen are still at large. This morning, when [...]

ComPol Calls on Fugitives to Surrender!

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that he believes that many of the escapees have returned to their homes so he is warning those who are harbouring the men. Today, [...]

ComPol Condemns Leaked Video; Says Video has ‘No Credence’

On Wednesday night, the video of recaptured inmate Christopher Bradley went viral on Facebook. In the video, Bradley confessed that trustee Carlos Montejo was the mastermind behind the breakout and [...]