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B.D.F. Says IED, Aviation Official Says Fireworks

Last Tuesday, the Belize Defense Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit determined that a crude object found onboard a Maya Island Air flight from San Pedro was an improvised explosive device, [...]

2022 Findings on Worst Forms of Child Labour in Belize

The U.S. Department of Labour has issued its 2022 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, looking at children’s work and education in countries across the world. There is [...]

Yemeri Grove Versus Laguna – Again!

We’ve been reporting on the Laguna and Yemeri Grove issue over the Maya traditional land distribution system versus what the residents of Yemeri Grove say is encroachment. Based on the [...]

Girls and Women are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change in Trinidad and Tobago

Girls and women are disproportionately affected by climate change. Gender disparities have resulted in threats to the safety, health, and livelihoods of these groups, all of which are amplified during [...]

Tacos for Breakfast is Culture, But Prices Have Increased

Tacos have been a Belizean staple in every city, town, and village over the last three decades. Many vendors have raised their families by making and selling tacos. They have [...]

Opposition Leader Cans Prime Minister’s Independence Address

Prime Minister John Briceño delivered his annual Independence Day address last Thursday in Belmopan, where an official ceremony was held in commemoration of Belize’s forty second anniversary of self-rule.  His [...]

Prime Minister Doesn’t Watch TV Ads

And, Prime Minister Briceño was also asked about a recent television ad in which Gulab Sharma, one of the principal investors in Portico Enterprises Limited, is being heavily criticized. This [...]

“Legal Review” Not Investigation into Minister Andre Perez Says AG

A month has passed since Andre Perez, the Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation was granted a leave of absence from Cabinet. The investigation into allegations of predatory behavior [...]

Did Attorney, Audrey Matura Go Too Far?

Today, Minister of Education and Culture and fellow attorney, Francis Fonseca was asked to comment on the incident involving Matura and the Guatemalan flag, and he was candid in saying [...]

When will Area Rep Andre Perez Return to Cabinet?

Belize Rural South Area Representative Andre Perez remains on a leave of absence, as an investigation into a sex scandal involving the cabinet minister is being concluded.  On August twenty-first, [...]

5PB: Don’t Tax My Femininity Realized

It was a process that began earlier this year and will now see the cost of sanitary pads and other feminine products reduced in stores nationwide. The Don’t Tax My [...]

Lakeview Residents Claim Police Brutality

Four men were brought before the court today where they were slapped with charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and loitering.  Shemar Foreman, Leon Shane Vernon, Dexter Belisle [...]

CJC Hosts First Roundtable with People’s Constitution Commission

And this morning, Corozal Junior College hosted the first Round Table Discussion in collaboration with the People’s Constitution Commission. The discussion is entitled, Young Minds Conferring- The Belizean Perspective. The [...]

A Candlelight Vigil for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September tenth is the annual Commemoration of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye.  It is also World Suicide Prevention Day.  In Belize City on Thursday night, a candlelight vigil was [...]

B.D.F to Introduce New Mental Health Program

Earlier in the news we reported that World Suicide Prevention Day will be celebrated this weekend. Suicide is a sensitive issue that many families are grappling with when they realize [...]

Training for Police Officers on Intervention in Mental Health Situations

Despite having rogue cop in the department, as well as incidents of police brutality and, in extreme cases, death, police officers are sworn to protect and serve.  But they are [...]

“The Law Has To Be Just” – Magali Marin-Young

According to Schulte’s attorney, they were fruitful in having the High Court declare that portion of the Families and Children’s Act unconstitutional.   Magali Marin-Young, SC, Attorney-at-law “We were able [...]

Ruth Shoman Officially Steps Down as B.N.T.U. President

B.N.T.U. President Ruth Shoman assumed office on July third, succeeding Senator Elena Smith in the leadership of the teachers union.  Her tenure, in the first instance, was for a period [...]

Investigation into Allegations against Minister Andre Perez Continues

Prime Minister Briceño also contended that what is done in a private setting should remain private, unless of course it is an illegal act. He further revealed that Minister Perez [...]

PM Briceño Says Corrupt Employees Will Not Be Tolerated at Lands Department

The murder of Belize City businessman, Ricardo Borja continues to be investigated by police. As we recently reported, a real estate agent from southern Belize, Frik de Meyere was detained [...]

Missing Fisherman Found Dead at Sea: Family Suspects Foul Play

Today marks one week since a young man left his home in Concepcion Village, messaged his mother informing her that he was going fishing with his father-in-law, as he normally [...]

Police Minister on Andre Perez Scandal

Allegations of sexual misconduct made against Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre Perez, by attorney Wendy Auxillou, remain in the news tonight. On Monday, the embattled minister was [...]

LOO Calls Out Various Women’s Groups Amid Sex Scandal

The Leader of the Opposition, while on record, also publicized the so-called double standard at play.  Barrow challenged the NGO community, as well as the various feminist groups, to come [...]

“What we should be talking about is a criminal investigation.” – Shyne Barrow

But what about a criminal investigation being launched by the Belize Police Department?  While the Attorney General is assigned to look into the matter separately, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow is [...]

Embattled Minister of Blue Economy Takes Leave of Absence

Embattled Belize Rural South Area Representative Andre Perez has taken a leave of absence from his responsibilities as Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation.  The decision comes amid a [...]