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Toddler girl drowns in pit at Maya Mopan home

Six months ago in January, we reported on the death of an eighteen-month-old child, Edwin Lorenzo Duarte. He drowned after falling into an uncovered well while playing behind his house [...]

Doehm couple went to bank before they went to jail

A photograph of Anke Doehm has been making the rounds on social media. The photo is taken from afar, but it shows Anke lining up inside the Belize Bank. When [...]

Still no bail for Orlando Vera; attorney wants judge off case

Forensic examiner Orlando Vera was back in court today as he continues to seek bail ahead of an appeal of his June first conviction for abetment to pervert the course [...]

G.S.U. menace Keith Yearwood, younger brother of Police Inspector

The Gang Suppression Unit is under fire once again, this time for allegedly beating up the younger brother of well-known Police Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood.  On Thursday night, G.S.U. personnel on [...]

Family left battered, bruised and in fear

The entire ordeal was witnessed by Yearwood’s son who happened to also be in the area purchasing food at a nearby restaurant. Not only has the incident left him badly [...]

Vendors say Festival of Hope will shut them out

B.T.L. Park vendors are up in arms with the City Council. They say that the City Council went over their heads and made an agreement about the use of the [...]

Vendors can’t catch ear of CitCo

You heard Reneau say that they were never consulted and now they are being asked not to conduct business. The vendors are not happy about the situation and they have [...]

Edward Usher moved major cigarettes on a bus

Fifty-three-year old Edward Usher, a resident of Louisiana, Orange Walk was nabbed by police after he exited a bus at the entrance of Belize City earlier today. Acting on information, [...]

Teacher charged for sexual assault of minor student

Eric Mazin, a twenty-four-year-old teacher, has been charged by police with unlawful sexual intercourse with one of his female students, aged sixteen. According to police the incident happened when the [...]

D.H.S.: Abuse reports must be substantiated

The tragic death of thirteen-year-old Faye Lin Cannon under the supervision of her adoptive parents last Monday in San Pedro, has raised a myriad of questions about the role of [...]

Foreign embassies assist with DHS cases

In a case where the victim is a foreigner living in Belize, the department must communicate with the respective embassy, informing them that the child, or children, is in the [...]

Can Cannons’ adoptive father reunite with children?

Of interest is that Anke Doehm’s former husband, David Cannon, is presently in Belize seeking full custody of the three children.  Cannon arrived in country shortly after receiving news of [...]

Onward, upward and together at last – the citrus industry

Citrus fruit production is Belize’s oldest agro-industry, but in profitability has long been overtaken by sugar and is barely keeping ahead of others. A combination of internal turmoil and shocks [...]

Interest high in Plant World Nursery

The Citrus Growers Association says it is finding greater than expected success in spinning off the Plant World Nursery, located off the Southern Highway in Red Bank village, into its [...]

Belize addresses itself to digital tourism market

The B.T.B. hosted its one day Digital Summit for a third consecutive year. The “digital marketing” event engages local tourism stakeholders for a day of learning through interactive and immersive [...]

The kids speak out

For this past week UNICEF has been engaging eighteen adolescents from across nine municipalities to learn more about the issues affecting their peers around the country. The adolescents, who sit [...]

‘Hard Rock’ to be honored at next Days of Healing

The forty-sixth Day of Healing, a massive community event celebrating the life of fallen disc jockey and social activist Andrew ‘Hard Rock’ Bennett takes place this weekend.  A peace walk [...]