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Guat Foreign Minister is Fired; He Refused Order to Expel Anti-Corruption Official

Across the western border, Guatemala has been thrown into a political crisis following an attempt by President Jimmy Morales to expel United Nations anti-corruption commissioner Ivan Velasquez.  It succeeds an [...]

Sedi Elrington Pays Tribute; Warns Belize Cannot Be ‘Scapegoat’

The unrest is particularly worrisome for Elrington who says that Belize must now be extremely conscientious of its relationship with its neighbor since the territorial dispute can be used as [...]

Belize Must Show Caution in Uncertain Time

So, with Carlos Raul gone, should Belize step up its security presence along the western border?  According to Elrington, that has been his intonation all along; however, it doesn’t mean [...]

Dion Leslie is U.D.P. Mayoral Candidate for Belize City; 1 Incumbent Councilor Dropped

2008 was the last time the United Democratic Party staged a contested convention for the mayoral nomination for Belize City; the U.D.P. has been in control of the City Council [...]

Like Father, Like Daughter? Pickstock Rep Proud of City Councilor

Earlier today, we asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs about dubious campaign financing. Elrington says it’s not a charge that can be made against him since his political campaigns and [...]

Gang War Flares Up; Latest Murder Rocks Curl Thompson Street

Has the gang truce in the city fallen apart? This month alone, there have been as many as eight murders in the Old Capital where August has turned out to [...]

2 Belize City Men Arraigned for Murder of Windell Gibson

Following Friday evening’s news, police announced the arrest of two men in connection with the murder of Windell Gibson and attempted murder of Karon Santos. The men were shot by [...]

Teenager Raped in San Pedro; Suspect Charged

Lyndon Dean Flowers is accused of the rape of a fourteen-year-old girl on Ambergris Caye in July. Today, he was read charges alongside his attorney Oscar Selgado in the court [...]

Gangs’ Warfare Blamed for Surge in Murders

There have been as eight murders in the city this month and all indications are that the killings have broken the fragile truce.  Today, Eastern Division South’s Senior Superintendent Marco [...]

Belizean Arrested in Guatemala for Credit Card Fraud

Guatemalan authorities have arrested a Belizean man they believe is behind a criminal structure dedicated to cloning credit cards for the purpose of fraud. Guatemalan news sources say fifty-seven-year-old Harold [...]

Man Killed in Accident on Philip Goldson Highway

Twenty-year-old Raymond Dominguez of Otro Benque Road, Orange Walk Town has been served with a notice of intended prosecution in respect of a fatal traffic mishap on the Philip Goldson [...]

Foreign Minister Bristles at Suggestion of Taiwanese Influence behind Visa Waiver Denial

The Chinese Disabled People Performing Arts Troupe arrived in Belize over the weekend and took to the stage free of cost at the Bliss on Sunday, as part of a [...]

PAC Will Not Meet in Public; Chairman Disappointed

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives met in session this morning in Belmopan to plot a course for investigation into the 2012-2013 Auditor General’s Report tabled in [...]

Why the PAC Must Be Non-Partisan

Espat is hardly deterred, saying he will continue to fight for publication of the Committee’s work before the final report is laid on the House’s table at some point in [...]

Belizeans Staying Safe as Harvey Wrecks Houston, Texas

Belize was spared a direct hit from what was then Tropical Depression Harvey a week ago tonight, but residents of the Gulf Coast of Texas have not been so lucky. [...]

Getting to Know Hopkins and Southern Belize

San Pedro Ambergris Caye is considered a tourist’s paradise; but a visit to southern Belize shows that in the jewel you can do the sea, enjoy eco-tourism and learn so [...]

Regional Officials Tour Belize to Address Citizen Security

Across the region, the economic and social well-being of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean have been plagued by high levels of violent crimes.  Formally known as CariSECURE, short for Strengthening [...]

The Winners of the National Song Competition

The song competition is an anticipated event in the calendar of national celebrations for budding as well as established artists. The judges look for originality, presentation and performance by the [...]

Jiu-jitsu Athletes Return with Many Medals from Mexico

A group of Belizeans returned from a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition with a trove of medals over the weekend. Nine competitors travelled to Cancun to participate in the South Eastern Regional [...]

Softball and Cycling Top Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of weekend sporting activities...]