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Late evening shooting at Fabers Road – police aim at burglars

There was a shooting a few minutes ago on Fabers Road and Whistling Duck Street. According to an unconfirmed report, police were in hot pursuit of two burglars who had [...]

Elvin Penner appears in court for private prosecution

Since last September, it came to light that there was gross corruption in the issuance of Belizean passports to person who clearly did not qualify. In the case of South [...]

More damning information in the Auditor General Report on immigration scandal

The interim report of the Auditor-General Dorothy Bradley was leaked to COLA two weeks ago and handed over to the media this week. It has now made its way before [...]

Still no charges against Southern Regional’s Administrator Nasley Sommerville

As much as three hundred and seventy thousand dollars was siphoned off from the Southern Regional’s Maternal and Child Health account over two years. Administrator Nasley Sommerville has been fingered [...]

US Ambassador Carlos Moreno on Human Trafficking report

US Ambassador Carlos Moreno has hit the ground running. The US head of mission arrived on Saturday and on Tuesday; he was greeted with an anti-homosexual protest as he presented [...]

An update from the Rod of Correction

COLA stood against Penner today but the organization didn’t stand alone. Representatives from the recently formed Rod of Correction were on hand. R.O.C. has come under fire from Prime Minister [...]

Belize clear of CHIKV, but remains on full alert

Since chikungunya fever became an emerging threat within Latin America and the Caribbean in April, the spread of the mosquito-transmitted infection has been closely monitored regionally.  The number of CHIKV [...]

Vector Control Unit outlines MOH strategy

According to Chief Operations Officer Kim Bautista, of the Vector Control Unit, the combination of two particular species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes is responsible for the rapid spread of chikungunya across [...]

Belizeans growing older and living longer

A recent study indicates that Belizeans are living longer if they survive the first year after birth. That’s what surveys by the Statistical Institute of Belize are concluding. In the [...]

Egbert Ferguson is arraigned for handling stolen good, but claims police brutality

Twenty-two year old Egbert Ferguson was charged today with handling stolen goods. The charge came following allegations that Ferguson was in possession of a Dell Laptop stolen, along with other [...]

F.F.B. field gets a two-million dollar facelift

The Football Federation of Belize facilities in Belmopan are getting a much needed facelift, to the tune of two million dollars. The upgrade includes a FIFA certified field with certified [...]

Basketball Champions to compete against Mexican ballers

Hard on the heels of the National Elite Basketball League championship, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks are preparing to take on a Mexican delegation of athletes this weekend in Corozal [...]

New Horizon Belize 2014 comes to an end

A closing ceremony was held today for New Horizons Belize 2014 after the completion of two projects in education and health. Personnel from the U.S. Southern Command were here for [...]

Joint Operation and Intelligence Center active and successful

The New Horizons initiative is a collaborative effort between both the US military and the B.D.F.  One of their projects is the joint operating center, better known as JOC, which [...]

PASMO debunks the myths of HIV testing on Healthy Living

The Caribbean Regional Testing Day was established in 2008 as a designated day in June to promote HIV testing. Throughout the Caribbean, Ministries of Health, Scotiabanks, and other local agencies [...]