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The Family of Yolanda Valencia Wins Civil Suit Against Deputy ComPol Segura

Yolanda Valencia was killed in August 2014 when an intoxicated deputy Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura, in a government vehicle, collided into a taxi just outside San Jose Succotz, Cayo. [...]

Myrtle Palacio Versus Guardian Newspaper

Former People’s United Party Secretary General Myrtle Palacio appeared before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today, after filing a civil suit against the Guardian Newspaper.  The case originates from an article [...]

A Case of Witchcraft and Defamation

In court this morning, Palacio gave a sworn statement. The article and the accompanying cartoon were also tendered as evidence.  The argument, however, brings to the fore the issue of [...]

Is it Fair Comment or was Former P.U.P. SecGen Slandered?

Newspaper editor Alfonso Noble, who is named in the suit, is being represented by Senior Counsel Michael Young.  Both Young and his client reiterated that what was published in that [...]

Citywide Curfew Officially Green-lighted

Since Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams effected a citywide curfew roughly one month ago, various sectors, including parents, government departments and non-government organizations have raised concerns about the housing [...]

More on the Guatemala Proposals

On Tuesday night, we brought you extensive coverage of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press conference in Belmopan. The issue on the table, of course, was the recent meeting with [...]

Belize’s Proposals Kept Low Key by Guatemalan Congress

As we showed you in Tuesday night’s newscast, both Minister Elrington and Opposition representative Ambassador Assad Shoman believe that the protocols were well received. They are also hopeful that a [...]

Was Belize City Resident Anwar Vernon Murdered?

Was thirty-one-year-old Anwar Vernon murdered?  It’s a baffling case that has Belize City police stumped.  Vernon had been admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital a week ago, after being [...]

FCD Says Poisoning of Only Water Source in Chiquibul Highly Unlikely

On Holy Saturday, B.D.F. Staff Sergeant Richard Lambey was shot near Valentin Camp in the Chiquibul. Days after, a report into the incident commissioned by the Ministry of National Security [...]

Murder Charges Against Alleged Supal Street Associates are Withdrawn

In October of 2015, a well-known notorious street figure, Edward Albert Robinson was targeted by gunmen but he escaped the shooting and instead a bystander, Jamil Betancourt, was fatally shot [...]

Former Death Row Inmate Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Glenford Baptist, who is serving a twenty-five-year sentence for his part in a murder, has picked up another charge that could lead to further time behind bars. Baptist, who is [...]

Progress in Slain Journalist’s Murder Case

A preliminary inquiry in the case of slain newspaper journalist Kareem Clarke was held in the magistrate’s court on Monday.  Clarke was allegedly shot and killed by a minor on [...]

Allison Major is Victorious in Challenging Draconian Gun Laws

A constitutional challenge filed by Belize City resident Allison Major in which he disputed the amended firearm act, concluded in the Supreme Court earlier this week.  The suit came on [...]

Mayor Bradley Weighs in on U.D.P. Deputy Leadership

Turning to politics…the U.D.P. Deputy Leadership convention has been set for May twenty-ninth. In the ongoing campaign, on Tuesday, Minister John Saldivar, who is running for first deputy party leader, [...]

What’s Sedi’s Explanation for SATIIM/GAF Encounter?

There’s more tonight on the eleven protocols that were presented to Guatemalan officials. On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington asserted that there is an unofficial understanding at the Sarstoon, a [...]

Funding O.A.S. Adjacency Office is Expensive but Necessary

While the discussion on the new Sarstoon protocols was no doubt the primary item on the agenda of last Friday’s meeting at the O.A.S., it wasn’t the only one. Both [...]

Bienvenido! A New Belize Sign is Inaugurated Near Animal Park

A second Belize Sign was installed today in the area of the Baron Bliss Lighthouse in the City. The first, which is erected at Buttonwood Bay, has been evoking nationalism [...]

Mayor Bradley on Municipal Projects

The Council has been working closely with the Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Culture and History on a series of programs to enhance the character of Belize [...]

B.N.T.U. to Hold Forum on Belize/Guatemala Issue

Classes on Friday for primary schools across the country have been cancelled as all teachers are expected to head west to Benque Viejo to attend a forum on the Belize/Guatemala [...]

…A Goal to Subsequently Revise Academic Curriculum

According to Palacio, it is now necessary to revise the existing curriculum to reflect a broader knowledge of the civics and history of Belize.   Luke Palacio, National President, B.N.T.U. [...]

Meet & Greet Backa Martins

The weekly meet and greet exercise conducted by Belize City police was concentrated in the Saint Martin’s area this afternoon where officers of varying ranks descended on the streets of [...]