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Cop disciplinary Charged for Botes Contraband; Special Constable Suspended

Moments ago, the Police Department issued notice that a cop from Orange Walk and a volunteer special constable will face disciplinary measures from the department in relation to a video [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Amends Comments on “Squatters”

The latest pronouncement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington on the definition of Belize’s territory and borders is predictably causing uproar. A few weeks ago he surprised reporters during [...]

Why Joel Nagel Was Tossed Out of Austria by Government

Joel Nagel continues tonight as Ambassador of Belize to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The U.S. attorney was accredited to Austria and several [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Shrugs Off Action as “Arrogance”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs contended that business continues as usual for Nagel, and he has already brought results, including a closer relationship with the I.A.E.A., who has sent teams [...]

Victim of San Pedro Police Brutality Retells Horrible Encounter

The San Pedro, Ambergris Caye woman at the center of the brutality that led to police confronting civilians on the island early on Saturday morning has come forward to the [...]

Woman Says She Was Not Hiding from Police, Wants 1 Other Officer Charged

In the immediate aftermath of the gunfire, the woman says she was forgotten for the moment. But after things cleared up, she was taken home by other cops and did [...]

Trade Union Congress Slams Bonus for Non-Striking Teachers

“Not now…not ever!”….the civil society has come out strong against the Government after the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber announced on Monday that non-striking teachers will [...]

Minister Elrington Says Teachers Should Be Respected; Not Sure About Payment

There can be no dispute that teachers have a thankless job, and under most circumstances, the work that they do is appreciated and lauded. That is perhaps why it rankled [...]

Public Education Campaign Ramps Up; Guatemala Steps Back

Guatemala and the resolution of the unfounded claim to Belizean territory, as well as ascendant issues, have been at the top of the agenda of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [...]

Investigation Concludes Into Incident Involving B.D.F. recruit

In early March, News Five aired the disturbing video of a training program involving a Belize Defense Force recruit.  The video that went viral may have captured multiple breaches in [...]

Home Affairs Minister Will Not Second-Guess Transfers of Chester, Broaster, Vidal

While Elodio Aragon Junior, a former senior cop, is in charge of the day to day aspects of the Police Department headed by Commissioner Allen Whylie, the substantive Minister of [...]

Arson Attack at Farm in Cowpen

An elderly farmer is lucky to have escaped what had to have been a traumatic experience on Thursday, during which a trio of armed men visited his place of employment [...]

Gold Panners Caught Again in Chiquibul

Gold panning within the depths of the Chiquibul Forest remains an illicit activity, one that is continuously being carried out by Guatemalan extractors who cross over into Belizean territory in [...]

Teen Couple Expelled from Catholic School over Pregnancy

A pair of classmates has been expelled from Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk, following the discovery that the fourteen-year-old female student is several weeks pregnant.  It is believed [...]

Donations Continue to Pour in for Majestic Alley Fire Victims

It has been two weeks since a fire tore through four homes in the Majestic Alley and displaced fifty-one persons.  The families have been living in temporary housing and have [...]

Official Opening of U.S. Army South’s “Beyond the Horizon”

Last week the U.S. Army South held a meeting with local partners to conclude their final plans for Beyond the Horizon 2017.  The project will see investments of over ten [...]

Talking Depression on World Health Day

Across the world today, a growing health concern took center stage to drum up action against it. Depression affects a staggering number of persons and while it is an illness [...]

Artist Debuts “Panic Poems”

As you heard earlier, depression comes in many forms and affects persons in many ways. To bring further awareness to the topic, artist Katie Usher, expressed the condition through Panic. [...]