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After Son’s Return, Cameron Usher Sr. ‘Goes Off’ on Police

It’s more than twenty-four hours since seventeen-year-old Kelvin Usher emerged from the bushes near Lucky Strike where he went missing and returned to his family in the city.  While Belizeans [...]

A Hero’s Welcome at Vigil Turned Celebration

To the cynical, the events of Thursday and indeed this entire week seem to have played out like the most sugary movie script this side of the Hallmark Channel or [...]

G.S.U. Officer’s ‘Friend’ Provided Tip on Marijuana Plantation

Another major question being posed in the aftermath of Kelvin Usher’s disappearance and return is what business did the Gang Suppression Unit have in Lucky Strike on Sunday? It’s very [...]

Marcel Samuels Shot Dead in Butcher Burns

A well known butcher and jeweler was executed this morning as he went to his farm in the area of a favorite swimming spot, Butcher Burns. Sixty-two-year-old Marcel Samuels was [...]

Luis Sierra Lured to Death Near Valley Community

There is another fatal shooting in which two suspects have reportedly been detained.  The shooting incident turned apparent murder occurred outside of Valley Community on the Hummingbird Highway. Dead is [...]

Another Chinese Shutdown on Sunday

There will be a country-wide shut down of the Chinese community on Sunday, October first so get your groceries and boledo before then. Chinese businesses will close its doors in [...]

P.M. Says No Spark for Further Protests

The Kelvin Usher story appears to be over for now. But prior to his safe recovery, tension on the streets had ratcheted up considerably. Students from Saint John’s College Junior [...]

Man Charged for Assaulting Sp. Assignment Officer

On Thursday we reported on a video that shows a man and a police officer engaged in a physical altercation. Well, that man has since been charged with a slew [...]

Cop in Court for New Asia Assault

Also in court this morning, Santa Elena resident Steven Parham, a Corporal of Police, was arraigned for discharging his firearm in a public place and for the aggravated assault upon [...]

Corozal Money Changer, Shortchanged by Burglars

A money exchanger from Ranchito, Corozal District got robbed and beaten near his home on Thursday morning. Sixty-three-year-old Everaldo Magaña was inside his vehicle in front of his residence in [...]

Big Fines for Illegal Logs in Orange Walk

Earlier this week, we reported on the interception of four men from Orange Walk who were found in possession of illegally harvested mahogany logs. The Forest Department says that on [...]

School to Stay Open Despite Pink Eye Threat

On Thursday, News Five received information that a school in Ladyville had been affected by the ongoing outbreak of conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye.” The viral or bacterial infection [...]

Progress Brings Problems with New School Curricula

Since 2007, the Ministry of Education has been rolling out revised curriculum for schools to reflect on the changing knowledge in the various subject areas, including health and science, mathematics, [...]

Scotiabank Avoided Problems with Correspondent Banking

The International Monetary Fund in its latest country report noted that Belize remains affected by issues with correspondent banking. The IMF cites the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships and low [...]

Mortgaged Houses a ‘Legacy’ of Economic Problems

A sign that the economy is sluggish can be seen by a flip of the pages of local newspapers. Weekly, there are long lists of houses and properties on the [...]

Scotiabank Donates to Ministry of Education

Scotia Bank Belize is supporting efforts to promote literacy among the population. Today, the bank handed over a set of computers as well as a cheque to the Ministry of [...]

SAGICOR Walk/Run to Benefit Healthy Lifestyles

It is not intended to be competitive but the five-kilometer walk and run organized by SAGICOR insurance in Belize City on Saturday evening is intended to be both fun and [...]

Vigil at Battlefield Gives Thanks for Return of Kelvin Usher

At this time, a vigil is taking place at Battlefield Park where family, friends and peers of Kelvin Usher have gathered to give thanks for his safe return.  Usher surfaced [...]

Mother Karima Williams Overwhelmed and Relieved

As we said, tonight Kelvin Usher is safe at home, reunited with his family. Missing since Sunday, the teenager surfaced this morning, according to police, not far from where he [...]

Lost Teen ‘Followed the Sun’ to Come Home

At a press conference held by Prime Minister Barrow this afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams recounted parts of Kelvin Usher’s disappearance, following a debriefing at the Raccoon Street [...]

No Police Involvement; G.S.U. Best Practices to be Reviewed

During the interrogation by ACP Williams this morning, Usher was asked several questions pertaining to the incident, particularly whether he was roughed up by the officers or had been held [...]

P.M. Absolves Kelvin – No Charges!

So, with all the drama of Kelvin’s disappearance finally over, will he face similar drug related-charges that were levied against his father on Monday?  It’s a question that was posed [...]

Junior Collegians Call Out S.J.C., Skip Classes

On Wednesday, students from SJC JC took the streets in an impromptu protest seeking answers on the disappearance of a student of the premier institution.  It was a most significant [...]

P.M. Barrow Looks for Changes in G.S.U.

The Gang Suppression Unit, with all the flak that it has received since being established, is completely off the hook in the Kelvin Usher debacle.  Prime Minister Barrow made that [...]

Special Assignment Team Accused in Latest Menace Near School

But even as Prime Minister Dean Barrow was addressing the nation and promising reformation of the Gang Suppression Unit, members of the police department were menacing residents of south side [...]