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Hugo Patt for U.D.P. Leader and P.M.?

He served as Acting Prime Minister twice in the first half of April while Prime Minister Dean Barrow was out on medical leave. But could Minister of Labour, Local Government [...]

Change of Heart over Border Fence in the West

The start of construction of a perimeter fence by the Belize Defence Force at the western border triggered an uproar by taxi drivers from Guatemala who claimed they were being [...]

Otoxha Villagers Ask Alcaldes to Ask B.D.F. to Help Clear Border

There have been increasing reports of incursions into Belizean territory by Guatemalan farmers, loggers and poachers along both the western and southern borders. In the case of the west, Friends [...]

Chairman of Otoxha Says Why Wait to Clear Border?

The villagers say they are concerned about not being able to defend themselves from possible attacks, although they have made it clear that the Guatemalans are not welcome to farm [...]

Belizean Caught in Drug Trafficking Scheme by D.E.A.

Forty-eight-year-old Fiorman Erick Gillett, a Belizean based in Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. Gillett, also known [...]

Santander Faces Fine for EPZ Violations

Santander will be fined – that’s what Minister Tracy Panton said today. For the past two weeks and the last time we spoke with Panton, it wasn’t clear if the [...]

Trade Minister Responds to CARICOM Sugar Call

And on the topic of sugar, Panton responded to statements made by Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño. On Tuesday, Briceño said G.O.B. should be doing more to export all [...]

Tracey Panton Says She Will Win in Albert

The P.U.P. convention for the Albert Division is heating up, but the U.D.P. Area Rep Tracy Panton says she is not fazed and will deliver the Albert for the U.D.P. [...]

Cops, Parents of Accused Minor Spar over Found Gun

Was thirteen-year-old Elwin Pitter armed with a handgun as police say he was when they fired at him on Saturday evening?  Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the [...]

Police Digging Deep into Downtown Robberies

Over the past few weeks, we’ve reported on several armed robberies on businesses in the downtown area. In less than a week, two businesses on Albert Street, including Hofius, were [...]

Albert Rep Plans Meeting with Constituents on Crime Issue

As we showed you earlier, Area Representative for Albert Division Tracy Panton was out and about today in the downtown area, accompanied by the Belize Police Department. Panton says that [...]

“The Alberts” Will Be Safe Zone

So, what are Police doing about the growing number of robberies on businesses in the downtown area? Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that they will enact “Operation Safe [...]

Edward Bowen is Charged for Teen’s Rape at Mango Fest

A Hopkins’ resident is tonight out on a five thousand-dollar bail having been accused of raping a seventeen-year-old student at the Mango Fest held over the weekend in that southern [...]

Judgment Reserved in San Pedro Beating Murder Trial

San Pedro resident Jermaine Moody awaits his fate after Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas reserved his judgment in a judge-only trial on a murder charge. The twenty-nine-year-old from San Pedrito [...]

UNICEF Empowers Local Partners on Child Abuse

Child abuse comes in many forms; it can be limited to one incident or it can be a series of events that occur many times. In Belize, many organizations have [...]

TIDE is National Winner for Energy Globe Awards

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) was awarded the National Energy Globe Award for its Community Researchers’ Programme and has qualified to compete in World Energy Globe Award. [...]

At O.A.S., Tide of Sympathy for Guatemala

They may be occasionally irascible neighbors, but they are neighbors nonetheless. And in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the volcano “El Fuego” in the municipality of Antigua, Guatemala, [...]

Belizeans Spared Wrath of Volcano Disaster

Ambassador Alexis Rosado, Belize’s diplomatic representative in Guatemala, also extended sympathies to families who have suffered losses in the wake of the volcanic disaster in the central highlands of Guatemala.  [...]

O.A.S. Vote Defeated to Suspend Venezuela, Elrington Calls for Compromise

A topic of intense discussion at the general assembly of the Organization of American States was the U.S. government’s call to suspend Venezuela. The Americans are supported by Argentina, Brazil, [...]

P.U.P. Meets with S.S.B. over Contributions Plan

The Social Security Board continues to seek support for an increase in voluntary contributions by employees, which may potentially allow for an increase in benefits as well. Thirty-seven years after [...]