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Stepfather accused of molestation of child charged with dangerous harm amid protests

Just before news time a small protest was held in front of the Queen Street Police Station by persons to condemn the rape of an infant. Police have just now [...]

Children’s organizations lead widespread condemnation

The rape of the seventeen-month-old baby girl has sparked outrage across the country and the National Committee for Families and Children (N.C.F.C.) joined the UNICEF AND B.F.L.A. in condemning this [...]

More questionable payments authorized by “Boots” Martinez; where was oversight?

Tonight, Minister of Human Development Anthony “Boots” Martinez remains in boiling hot water as scandals continue to erupt around him. New information shows that this week he personally approved almost [...]

Montero payments “abuse” says Eamon Courtenay

Five members of Minister Rene Montero’s family, in 1998, acquired between them eighty-one acres of land in two pristine and remote locations. One was the Privassion Enclave in the Mountain [...]

Speednet defies P.U.C. on license fees

In 2016, the Caribbean Court of Justice ended months of impasse when it ruled that the Public Utilities Commission could not charge excessive spectrum fees to Speednet Communications, parent company [...]

Regulator would be “crazy” to shut off phones

With a permanent injunction now in force on the P.U.C. from collecting, might it decide to withdraw the approval and potentially cripple Speednet’s reach across Belize? The company has more [...]

Prediction for the Budget? Pain.

The office of the Prime Minister sought to reassure Belizeans that the government will be able to extricate itself from what the Financial Secretary Joseph Waight described as an impending [...]

Premium, regular fuel still short heading into weekend

The scarcity of fuel is plaguing motorists, tonight. This is despite the arrival of a sizeable shipment of oil from Guatemala overland earlier this week. Seventy-two thousand gallons were trucked [...]

Mexico breaks ground for sports center at Marion Jones during senior official’s visit

The Marion Jones Sporting Complex will boast of a training facility courtesy of our friends from Mexico. The design of the five million Mexico Sports Center was unveiled today in [...]

Half-scholarships awarded for E.S.T.M.

The visit of the Mexican Vice Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean also include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation and [...]

P.U.P. and Chamber break bread on budget

As he announced on Monday, Opposition Leader John Briceño met with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday. The Chamber has complained of being frozen out of discussions [...]

Two remanded for attempted murder

From the courts, two brothers are behind bars accused of the attempted murder of Francis Parham on Sunday evening on the George Price Highway. Twenty-two year old Shakeedi Baizar of [...]

Nelson Henry in trouble again after police altercation

He was already out on bail for a serious offence of aggravated burglary and unlawful imprisonment. But today Nelson Henry was back in court charged with aggravated assault, this time [...]

Late night outing sends Orel Leslie to jail

He was just granted bail on Thursday on a charge of murder for which he faces re-trial. But twenty-nine-year-old Orel Leslie is behind bars at the Central Prison at this [...]

A GREAT Day for 508 students

As of December of last year fifteen thousand youths have graduated from the Gang Resistance and Education Training programme of the Police Department. Today another five hundred and eight students [...]

Why mediation, asks P.U.P.?

Following a case management conference last Wednesday, the case of attorney Sharon Pitts concerning compensation of four hundred thousand dollars for land at the Haulover Bridge is headed to mediation [...]

Frederick Street houses destroyed by fire taken down

Last week, we showed you the houses that were destroyed by fire on Frederick Street in Belize City. Well, those torched structures have been taken down and the rubble cleared [...]

Decision on Gwen Liz High’s Lorna McKay coming from T.S.C.

Last year Gwen Lizarraga High School Principal Doctor Lorna McKay was reportedly pushed out of her school.  The chair of the board Roosevelt Blades put McKay on disciplinary leave and [...]

Tour guides meet to discuss Memorial move

Operators of the Fort George Tourism Zone are uniting to fight plans by the Belize City Council, Tourism Board and Belize Tourism Village to move occupants of the area to [...]

Parties face off in final pre-election meeting

On Thursday, another pre-election exercise was observed: the meeting hosted by the Election and Boundaries Department and returning officers of the nine municipalities being contested on March Seventh. For two [...]

Adopted Belizean rises above health condition

Back in 2010, we shared the story of Anicee Lamaroux who was six-years-old at the time and was living with a rare brittle bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta that left [...]