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School Fight between Machete-wielding Man and Students under Investigation

It’s not the kind of news any parent expects to hear, that their child was involved in a brawl at school that ended up with them being sent home. It’s [...]

The Illegal Drug Trade: Intervention to Curb this Transnational Crime

Narco traffickers continue to use Central America, including Belize, as a drug transhipment point. It’s a thirty-two billion-dollar industry that is affecting communities globally.  According to the United Nations Office [...]

B.D.F. Destroys Illegal Airstrips in Southern Belize

Today, in a remote area of Toledo District, a clandestine airstrip used in a recent drug plane landing was destroyed by the Belize Defense Force. At first light, this morning, [...]

Guinea Grass Resident Found Dead on Farm

There is a death investigation taking place in Orange Walk after a man was found dead on his farm in the Camp One area of Shipyard. Thirty-seven-year-old Hipolito Humes Junior [...]

Minister Dolores not Happy with 7 News over “Irresponsible” Reporting

The Ministry of Human Development and the National Women’s Commission wrote to the General Manager of Tropical Vision Limited (Channel 7) last week expressing its discontent with the reporting of [...]

Was there Twisting of Facts in the Report?

Minister Dolores Balderamos-Garcia goes on to say that there were inaccuracies in the report as it relates to the response from authorities on the matter. She describes it as a [...]

A Mother’s Fight for Custody of Her Daughter

On Tuesday night, a Belize City woman took to her social media page to shed light on an ongoing issue involving custody of her four-year-old daughter.  Ashanti Englewood has been [...]

Belmopan City Council Organize Imari Galvez Peace March and Vigil

An entire week has passed since the lifeless body of nineteen-year-old Imari Galvez was discovered in a state of decomposition off the Hummingbird Highway. The Belmopan resident is believed to [...]

C.X.C Reveals Leaked Exam Paper

The Caribbean Examinations Council, C.X.C., today revealed that an investigation into concerns that the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Math Paper two was leaked on Wednesday, before the exam was [...]

Red Cross Wheelchair Program Changing Lives

The Belize Red Cross, in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, hosted a clinic this week. It is part of a wheelchair program where hundreds of [...]

Minister of Education: Investigation Underway Into Reports of Bullying of Special Needs Student

Over recent days, reports have surfaced that a student with special needs attending Wesley Upper School has been the victim of bullying by his fellow schoolmates, and belittling comments from [...]

Stevedores Say They are Not on Strike, Despite Impasse with P.B.L.

The plight of waterfront workers at the Port of Belize continues one week after stevedores informed their employer that they were reverting to the exact terms of a collective bargaining [...]

Mose Says Labor Department is Sleeping on C.W.U. Issue

According to Hyde, aside from last Friday’s brief meeting with officials from the Ministry of Labor, government has remained dormant on the issue.  On Monday, a decision was taken to [...]

C.W.U. Reiterates Commitment and Willingness to Negotiate with P.B.L.

Going back to the ruling of the Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal, Mose Hyde says that had the decision been in favor of the employer, stevedores would have been compelled to [...]

DoE to Take Closer Look at Changes in the New River

As we reported three weeks ago, the New River in Orange Walk seems to be entering another phase of uncertainty as reports of small amounts of dead fish have been [...]

Ministry of Human Development Responds to Deadly House Fire

The deadly house fire on Tuesday morning in Belize City that claimed the life of a young mother and her two children remains under investigation by the National Fire Service.  [...]

Jervis Valencia Claims Police are Bullying Him in Hospital

Jervis Valencia, also a member of the Leadership Intervention Unit, was shot a little over a week ago, as he was reportedly returning to his neighborhood following an L.I.U. activity.  [...]

Lupus Teenager Fights for a Kidney

Her story made waves across social media when the public learned of a fourteen-year-old student battling an incurable disease that has compromised her kidneys. Vicky Samos only discovered her condition [...]

How Cannabis Edibles Upended St. Luke’s Primary School

Thirty-one primary school students and seven adults were hospitalized on Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind marijuana intoxication outbreak. The incident continues to make headlines, as investigations are being carried out by [...]

Living With a Disability in Dire Conditions

It is estimated that more than thirty-five thousand persons in Belize live with some form of disability. Over the years, efforts have been made to raise awareness about persons living [...]

Immigration Dept. Explains Increase in Fees for Passport Services

On April first, the Immigration Department introduced new fees for passport services, several months after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration announced in parliament that charges would [...]

Does an e-Passport Cost Less Than Your Driver’s License?

Data compiled by the Immigration Department indicates that as many as twenty-five thousand, fifty-eight domestic passport applications were submitted between October 2022 and C.E.O. 2023.  A majority of those applications [...]

Passport Shortage Explained; More Books on the Way

The availability of passports has also been an issue at the Immigration Department.  C.E.O. Middleton explained how the situation will be resolved in the days ahead, before clarifying what created [...]

Patient Accuses Radiologist of Sexual Assault

It is one of the worst things that can happen – a medical professional in who trust is placed to carry out a job, and that individual perverts that role [...]

Man Shot Dead Near Sand Hill; Was It Murder or Suicide?

A man was found dead inside his vehicle this morning with a gunshot wound to the head.  The discovery was made just off the Philip Goldson Highway near Sand Hill [...]