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Police Sooth Ahmad Family but Who Are Giving ‘Special’ Units Orders?

It has been two weeks since well-known barber Fareed Ahmad was shot and killed near his home in Hattieville.  Despite the arrest and subsequent arraignment of a woman police constable [...]

Video Places Accused WPC in Fareed Ahmad Vehicle; Louis Farrakhan Suggested as Mediator

Lead investigator ACP Chester Williams, who is probing the case from within the Professional Standards Branch, says that he is content that there was no collusion on the part of [...]

Ahmads Still Seek Answers on Hattieville House Raid; Police Silent

Another sore spot for the Ahmad family, aside from the murder of their loved one, is the rounding up of its members back in 2016 by the Special Branch of [...]

Minister Undertakes to Lift Veil of Secrecy on Raid

It is a position that Elrington, himself a former defense counsel, agrees with.  The family should have been given the opportunity to contact its lawyers and should have been provided [...]

Foreign Affairs Signs Off on Andrew Bennett Extradition Request but Will He Go?

The ball is in motion for a provisional warrant to be sought for attorney Andrew Bennett’s arrest.  That is because Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has signed documents that [...]

Roy “Bullet” Craig Accuser Not Mentally Challenged

The allegation of a sexual assault on a sixteen-year-old-boy made headlines this week. The alleged perpetrator is well-known taxi-man Roy “Bullet” Craig, who police say was found nude along with [...]

More Persons of Interest Brought in for Leon Garcia, Frederick Smith Killings

There have been three murders in the first eleven days of the year. Today, police said they are still questioning persons in the killings of Leon Garcia and Frederick Smith [...]

Heat for George Street over Video Threats

On Monday we reported on a video posted on Facebook where claims were made from certain gang quarters claiming responsibility for Garcia’s death. When we spoke with Police earlier this [...]

Unlicensed Minor Driver Charged in Pregnant Woman’s RTA Death

Police have arrested and charged a minor for killing twenty-eight-year-old Shakira Villanueva in a road traffic accident. The sixteen-year-old was driving a vehicle without a license when he knocked down [...]

Forest Department Begins Investigation into Jaguar Beheading

The cruel slaying of a young jaguar and its dumping in the Belize River has raised the ire of conservationists and the public alike. The cat, which is protected by [...]

Stabbing by Knitting Needle in Domestic Quarrel

An argument in downtown Belize City ending in an apparent stabbing on Sunday morning landed sixty-four-year-old businesswoman Jennifer Garcia in court. Garcia is accused of stabbing Ingrid McKay with a [...]

Fine for Late-to-Court Accused in Drug Case

Fifty-two-year-old Roger Kenrick Jones, a refrigerator technician of Belize City, must pay three hundred dollars in fines after being busted with cocaine in December. Jones was caught when a police [...]

U.B. Student Wants Pomp and Circumstance in February, not June

There is a degree of disquiet among some students at the national university over a change in the date of graduation from February to June. Some students have complained that [...]

How to Prepare For and Survive a Tsunami

Still a little shaky from Tuesday night’s earthquake and tsunami scare? You’re not alone. Nearly forty-eight hours later, emergency preparedness responders are still marveling at Belize’s close call and formulating [...]

NEMO, CEMO, Red Cross Assess on-the-Ground Response, Find Good and Bad

Vulnerable populations, such as the stevedores who were out on the sugar boat on Tuesday night, should be covered in terms of planning by their employers as well as their [...]

Assessment Coming for Shelters and Bridges

For the most part, none of the countries in the region reported any damage to buildings and other infrastructure. But here in Belize the Ministry of Works, supported by the [...]

Reef Still Fighting Coral Bleaching

The reef report card was released on Wednesday in Belize City. We reported on Belize’s two point eight grade average, which conservationists gave the country after extensive research conducted on [...]

After Success Down South, Managed Access to Fisheries Coming Countrywide

Over the past few years, we have reported on the managed access program in Belize being implemented by the Fisheries Department, Environmental Defense Fund and other local conservation partners. It [...]

CitCo Leads Clean-Up near Cinderella Plaza

In news from the Belize City Council, residents of the area north of Cinderella Plaza up to the Barracks, including Kelly Street, Baymen Avenue, Wilson Street, Hunter’s Alley, Matron Roberts [...]

Healthy Living: How Effective are Multivitamins?

Many of us grew up with parents forcing us to take our vitamins. Whether it was cod-liver oil or Flinstones vitamins, our parents all believed that it would make us [...]