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“Panther” Charged for Concepcion Murder

Earlier today, Libertad villager Jermain Dion Zuniga was charged for the murder of Juan Arturo Mendez, which occurred in Concepcion Village on Sunday afternoon.  The thirty-six-year-old construction worker was detained [...]

A Second Person Detained for Elderly Man’s Murder

A post mortem examination on the body of seventy-nine-year-old Daniel Castellanos, a resident of Belmopan, certifies that he died of hypovolemic shock due to internal hemorrhage caused by multiple perforating [...]

Corruption and Lack of Justice in Belize, Documented in World Justice Report

The World Justice Report is an annual series measuring the rule of law based on the experiences and perceptions of the general public and in-country legal practitioners and experts worldwide.  [...]

Dissecting the World Justice Report 2022

As government discusses the climate justice and the 2030 agenda, the issue surrounding migrant populations, sex workers, and the L.G.B.T. community persist.  While PlanBelize speaks to the cross cutting theme [...]

Junior Farmer of the Year: Darwin Orellana

Nineteen-year-old Darwin Orellana from Maskall Village is the Junior Farmer of the Year. He joins a growing list of relatives who have also won the title. We visited Darwin at [...]

Belize Basketball Federation Launches Junior National Team Program

A call is being made for youth basketball players sixteen and younger to come out to a location near you this weekend as the Belize Basketball Federation launched its junior [...]

A Summer League for Semi Pro Basketball Athletes

Since taking over the leadership of the federation, Jacob Leslie and his team have been pushing full steam ahead with basketball programs to develop the sport.  Recently, along with the [...]

No Arrests in Belize City Bomb Threats

Arrests are yet to be made for unrelated bomb threats that were called in at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and City Hall earlier this month.  While an investigation remains [...]

The Bottle of Malathion Used to Poison San Vicente Village Was Illegally Imported

The person, who attempted to poison almost two thousand residents of San Vicente Village, Toledo District sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning last week, has still not been arrested. [...]

JiF Creamy Peanut Butter Recalled

During the course of the day public health officers have been visiting major supermarkets across the country to remove a series of Jif creamy peanut butter from shelves due to [...]

U.S. Military Brings Medical Care to Orange Walk District

As many as eight hundred and seventy-nine residents of Orange Walk District are benefiting from medical care provided by the United States Southern Command’s Joint Task Force.  At the conclusion [...]

WhatsApp Scammers Target CARICOM Leaders

WhatsApp scammers reportedly targeted CARICOM Heads of State, in an attempt to have them transfer significant sums of money to a Chinese bank account. Numerous warnings exist about the perpetuation [...]

Former General Manager of St Francis Xavier Credit Union Clarifies

Since the protest that took place in front of St Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal Town and subsequent press releases by the credit union, the former general manager of [...]

A New British High Commission Appointed to Belize

Ms. Nicole Davison has been appointed British High Commissioner to Belize in succession to Ms. Claire Evans O.B.E. who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms. Davison will take [...]

Hope Creek Village Gets Significant Amount of Rain Over Two Days

The North Stann Creek River is known for raging flood waters after incessant rainfall, like what happened in 2008 when Tropical Storm Arthur claimed eight lives when the river rose [...]

Keep the Umbrella Handy; More Rain to Come

But while the downpour has subsided for the latter part of today, Young advises us along the coast and in southern Belize to keep those raincoats and umbrellas handy because [...]

San Jose & San Pablo Villages Get New Water System

On Monday, the villages of San Jose and San Pablo were the beneficiaries of a water system. The Government of Belize officially launched the newly rehabilitated water system, which was [...]

Elderly Man Murdered at Home; One of Several Sons Detained

Many families choose to live with their elders with the notion that it is safer and more convenient for them, especially when the time comes that their parents need to [...]

Concepcion Man Chopped to Death; His Female Cousin Remains Critical

We now go to Concepcion Village where there was a deadly chopping incident.  Family and friends believe that Arturo Mendez was cheated out of his life when he was hacked [...]

Weekend Shooting on Amandala Drive Leaves Two Persons Injured

Fifty-nine-year-old Kevin Castillo and a minor were injured during a shooting incident on Friday night when they came under gunfire from an assailant who alighted a vehicle and took aim [...]

Fake Cops Pull Off Home Invasion in Hope Creek

A trio of thieves dressed in camouflage hit a home in Hope Creek pretending to be police officers carrying out a raid, before making off with a sack full of [...]

Coast Guard Rescues, Belizean, German, and American Stranded at Sea

Three men, a Belizean, a German, and an American, made a distress call off the coast of Ranguana Caye, after their vessel submerged. The S.O.S. signal was picked up by [...]

Chief Rivas Praises Coast Guard Team on Rescue Mission

According to Chief Rivas, the Belizean national is a tour guide. He informed the officers that he had experienced an engine failure, before the boat began to take on water. [...]

Policeman Perishes in Motorcycle Accident on Southern Highway

Twenty-one-year-old Kevin Ack, a police officer of Santa Theresa Village, lost his life over the weekend in a motorcycle accident. Shortly after seven p.m. on May nineteenth, police responded to [...]

Motorcycle Crash Injures Police Officer Near Naia Resort

Another police officer is recovering from injuries he received during a motorcycle collision in the vicinity of Naia Resort.  Police Constable Jose Carabantes was riding a red Lifan motorcycle when [...]