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Murder on Southside Devastates Family of Teenager

An eighteen-year-old Belize City resident was shot and killed on Monday evening, shattering a period a relative calm in urban gun violence.  It is not known whether the murder of [...]

Charges for Magistrate as Rape Victim Reveals Struggle with Incident

Magistrate Norman Rodriguez, accused by a twenty-seven-year-old woman of rape, is expected to be charged and arraigned in the lower courts on Wednesday.  Despite the crime having allegedly been committed [...]

Victim Says She Was Forced Repeatedly and Abused

In describing her ex-boyfriend, the alleged victim says that Rodriguez has managed to turn her family against her, reportedly through unfulfilled promises.  During their brief relationship, the woman alleges that [...]

Rape Accusation Will Change Lives of Accused and Accuser

From a legal perspective, Magistrate Rodriguez has retained the services of attorney Herbert Panton who will represent the accused when he is brought before the Chief Magistrate on Wednesday.  According [...]

Corozal Double Murder Person of Interest, John DeShaies, Still Being Questioned by Police

The murders of fifty-two-year-old Francesca Matus and Drew Thomas DeVoursney remain under investigation by Corozal Police, with the assistance of the F.B.I.  A suspect has been in custody for one [...]

Maskall Grapples with Water Problem; Will New System Help?

Maskall Village on the old northern highway is without running water and the Water Board says it is because most of the residents have not paid their monthly water bill.  [...]

Airbnb Wants to Grow Market in Belize

Airbnb, an online marketplace which allows travelers to lease or rent short-term accommodations, is budding in Belize.  The hospitality service includes vacation rentals, apartments, homestays and hotel rooms.  While it [...]

B.T.B. Says Airbnb Must Play by Local Rules

Director of Tourism at the B.T.B., Karen Bevans, says that the collaborative consumption and sharing that Airbnb enable are the future of the travel industry.  It is, however, being met [...]

2 Charged for Corozal Robbery/Kidnapping

Two of the four men alleged to be involved in the kidnapping and robbery of three young men in Corozal last week were arraigned on Monday in the Corozal Magistrate’s [...]

Teenager Charged for Shooting of Telswin Lara

Police have made an arrest in a shooting in the city of Telswin Lara on Sunday on Arlington Drive. This morning, eighteen-year-old Dane Khalil Gillett, a resident of Pinks Alley, [...]

Wife Spares Husband Over Threatening Words Charge

A Turkish national employed with the Princess Hotel and Casino was today arraigned on a single charge of using threatening words against his common-law wife, a Guyanese cosmetologist. She reported [...]

Elvin Penner to Break Silence at Senate on Wednesday But What Will He Say?

On Wednesday, former Minister of State for Immigration and Nationality, Elvin Penner, is to be questioned by the six members of the Senate Special Select Committee. It makes for high [...]

A Third Term for Darrell Bradley? City Mayor Not Ruling Out National Involvement

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley enjoyed significant majorities in his two elections to the post in 2012 and 2015, continuing a dominant run by the United Democratic Party at City [...]

Proposed Fees Eased for Memorial Park Vendors as Better Service Promised

The last we heard, vendors in the Fort George Tourism Zone were resistant to the efforts of the Belize City Council to collect a three-hundred dollar trade license for service [...]

CEMO Symposium Addresses Fire Safety

The annual symposium organized by the Central Emergency Management Organization, arm of the Belize City Council, begins on Wednesday at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. In addition to discussions about preparation [...]