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3 Arraigned for Beating of Kevin Brown; Court Simmers with Tension

There was high drama in the Magistrate Court today when twenty-one-year-old Jafari Castro of Maskall , the son of Minister Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro, eighteen-year-old construction worker Gilbert Franklin [...]

Experienced Trucker Loses Life in Mishap on Hummingbird Highway

There was loss of life on the Hummingbird Highway this morning. Around six a.m., a terrible accident left one person dead and three others injured. Winston Dawson along with his [...]

Police Say Shot O.W. Man Challenged Customs Officers at Yo Creek

Thirty-year-old Dwayne Almendarez, an Orange Walk resident of the Union Town area tonight remains in a critical but stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot [...]

More on the Special G.O.B. Relationship with ‘Special Effects’

An audit conducted for the period 2012-2013 by the Auditor General is exposing blatant disregard for the appropriation law and other government regulations. On Tuesday night, we reported on sweetheart [...]

Education Ministry Spent Thousands on Tertiary Assistance; Minister Says He Can Explain

From Works to Education…The Ministry of Education also came under significant scrutiny for its handling of tertiary financial assistance grants during the period April 2004 to March 2012.  Examining various [...]

Minister Elrington Says Decriminalization of Marijuana No Big Deal

An amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act is to be tabled this Friday at a special meeting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan.  For years, a committee headed [...]

Can New Guatemala Road Help Belize? Foreign Minister Looks at the Bright Side

The Guatemalan press reported that Taiwan is to grant that country six hundred fifty million U.S. dollars in assistance to construct the CA-Nine Highway to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. But the [...]

Sedi Deals with Progresso Heights Case Privately

Minister Elrington was also asked about an embarrassing case that has gone as far as the Caribbean Court of Justice, brought against him by Progresso Heights Limited.  The court had [...]

Education Minister Stands by Gwen Liz Investigation

Doctor Lorna McKay, principal of Gwen Lizarraga High School, was sent on administrative leave on August seventh during the Tropical Storm Franklin scare, when she was visited with a letter [...]

Charge for Employee Accused of Robbing Caribbean Tire

In an update to a burglary at Caribbean Tires in Spanish Lookout, Cayo, over the weekend, police have arrested a company employee. He is twenty-two-year-old Omar Gomez, a truck driver [...]

Weed Recovered in Chan Chen

Corozal police made a significant bust in a joint operation in the village of Chan Chen earlier today. In an open lot, they found nineteen point five pounds of compress [...]

The Lights are On at Marion Jones; Athletes Will Make it their Home

Wednesday night saw the launch of lighting fixtures for what is expected to be the crown jewel of Belize’s sporting facilities, the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. The Mexican Agency for [...]

Faber Says ‘Chin Up’ to Anna Banner-Guy

Incumbent Belmopan area representative John Saldivar’s slate came in together in the August thirteenth U.D.P. convention for the City Council, freezing out Anna Banner-Guy, who is left to serve out [...]

No General Elections till 2020

With municipal elections coming up in March 2018, the speculation has been that the U.D.P. will be pulling a fast one and calling general elections at the same time so [...]

Belize Rural Kids Get School Bags for New Year

The new school year starts in a couple of weeks for primary school children across the country. Today, the Rural Eastern Division of the Police Department had a back to [...]

Taiwan Helps Out with Back to School for Albert Division

Today, we also found politicians tying down loose ends in assisting residents with expenses for the new school year.  This morning, Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton received a donation from [...]

CitCo Donates for Samuel Haynes Institute’s Beautification Program

For the past three to four years, the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence has been facilitating a landscaping and beautification program for single mothers and youths from the Pickstock constituency. [...]