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Minister of Labour on CIBC FirstCaribbean Issue

There was a firestorm against the CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank weeks ago when a Dangriga employee was prevented from speaking in her native tongue. Minister Godwin Hulse today provided his own [...]

Hulse speaks on the Penner Fiasco

The private prosecution lead by COLA of the former minister of state, Elvin Penner was thrown out earlier this year following the lack of evidence to convict the ousted Cayo [...]

Court Ruling on Bahamians Set For Next Week

Bahamian nationals Rohn Knowles and Kelvin Leach remain in pretrial detention at the Belize Central Prison tonight.  The pair of stockbrokers, both employees of Titan International Securities, was expected in [...]

Belize City Mayor Says Flooding is a Perennial Problem

The downpour across the country, especially in the city, has left several areas in downtown Belize City inundated and impassable for pedestrians. According to Mayor Darrell Bradley, the council has [...]

Child-Friendly Municipalities Launched Today

UNCEF and partners launched today a Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative with a live broadcast in Belize City and simultaneous activities in all other municipalities. The idea is to provide infrastructure, [...]

Tourism Police Officer Killed at Caracol

A nineteen year old Tourism Police Officer has been gunned down near the Mayan site of Caracol, located in the Cayo District. Danny Conorquie was assigned to the San Ignacio [...]

Belmopan Police Say Rape of Minor Not Suspected

The story of an alleged rape of a five year old Infant One student in Belmopan has aroused public sentiment. The incident allegedly happened last week, and the child’s mother [...]

Alexander Tillett is OW’s Most Wanted

Orange Police have issued a bulletin for assistance in locating twenty-seven year old Alexander Tillett. Tillett, as seen in this photograph, is wanted for two robberies which occurred earlier this [...]

Hattieville Youth Alleges Police Brutality

There is a report coming out of Hattieville tonight on a case of alleged police brutality against a resident of the village. Lloyd Usher Junior was alleged taken by police [...]

Brutality Allegedly Results from Search for Missing Chairman

Usher Junior worked with Hattieville Chairman, Kevin Carcamo, who went missing just over two months ago on July twentieth following a routine day’s work in Freetown Sibun, in the village. [...]

SIB Releases Latest Statistics for 2014

Food prices, often one of the primary drivers of economic inflation, saw a marginal decline in the month of August, with average costs decreasing in all areas save for fish [...]

Case of Accused Killer Adjourned

Mexican national, Anabel Kumul, who is accused with the murder of her common-law-husband, twenty six year old Felix Alamilla, appeared for the third time in the courtroom of Magistrate Dale [...]

Placencia Residents Concerned About Dredging

There are growing concerns tonight from residents of Placencia who complain that illegal dredging activities and sand mining in the South Stann Creek River is destroying their properties.  As seen [...]

Belizean Entrepreneur Making News in Trinidad

Belizean entrepreneur Tiffany Simpson has been making the news in Trinidad and Tobago since Monday. The president of Belizean Artwork Publishing, a company out of Belize City that has been [...]

Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative Set to Launch

On Friday morning at nine o’clock, the Municipal Seal will be launched simultaneously across the country.  The initiative succeeds a meeting of mayors in May, during which it was agreed [...]

Municipal Bodies Embrace Children’s Rights

Social Policy Specialist Ilija Talev explains how the idea was introduced in Belize a few weeks ago.   Ilija Talev, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF “In August of this year, 2014, [...]

10 Year Old With Leukaemia Needs Your Help

Imagine your young child – happy, healthy, smiling…getting ready for a new year of school. You sit and dream about what he will be when he grows up. And then [...]

Belizean Journalist Bestows Precious Gift to South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the father of democracy in that nation, was buried in Qunu, Eastern Cape in December 2013.  Following his death, a tribute was held for [...]

Global Call to Action Conference on Women’s and Girls’ Financial Health

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington will be addressing the General Assembly of the United Nation as in the coming days. A top heavy delegation is already in New York but today [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Detoxing

Detox programs have been growing by leaps and bounds in some parts, that’s because many people are taking healthy lifestyles seriously.  In Belize, it has been a gradual process, but [...]

Bail Hearings for Bahamian Nationals Adjourned

Incarcerated stockbrokers, Kelvin Leach and Rohn Knowles, were scheduled to appear in Supreme Court this morning where bail applications were to have been made before Justice Denis Hanomansingh. But there [...]

AG Says U.S. Made Extradition Request…Attorneys Say No

But last week, contrary to what Smith says, in an exclusive interview with News Five, Attorney General Wilfred Elrington acknowledged that there is indeed a request being made by U.S. [...]

Attorney Andrew Marshalleck Speaks On Legal Profession Amendments

It has long been spoken of by Attorney-General Wilfred Elrington, but on September fifth, government finally moved to amend the Legal Profession Act. The proposed amendment would have two significant [...]

Bar Association President Says Amendments Are Scandalous…

Current Bar Association President Eamon Courtenay was far less subtle in his reference to the proposed amendments, in particular the change in composition of the General Legal Council. According to [...]

B.T.L. Reports Profit Performance – Figures Dismal

The Annual General Meeting of B.T.L. takes place on Thursday evening at seven o’clock to review the performance of the company over the twelve months to March 2014. As you [...]