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Murder in San Pedro; American Man Stabbed to Death in Hotel Room

There is a murder in San Pedro that police are investigating.  The body of a young man was retrieved from a hotel room on Barrier Reef Drive around midday today.  [...]

A British National is Detained in Connection with Attempted Kidnapping of Boy in Belmopan

A sixty-three-year-old British national is in custody at the Belmopan police station. It is believed that he was the perpetrator of a foiled kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy on George [...]

Government Seeks to Settle NEWCO Debt

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to the country on Thursday, but he was unable to attend today’s House Meeting since he is still recovering from surgery.  So, Acting Prime Minister [...]

Opposition Lambastes GOB for Attempting to Settle NEWCO Debt

The Opposition hotly debated the six million U.S.-dollar settlement agreement. John Briceño led the charge questioning why government wants to settle a U.S.-based judgment when it had ignored a judgement [...]

A 3-way Dispute Over Ownership of Belize Airports Concession Company

When the NEWCO deal collapsed, the Belize Airport Concession group was granted an agreement to manage the P.G.I.A.  The Belmopan Area rep John Saldivar raised the issue of who was [...]

More than 50% of B.N.T.U. Membership Affected by M.O.E.’s Re-Categorization

The Belize National Teachers Union called a press conference today to share its position on the Ministry of Education’s finalized list which was released at the start of the new [...]

B.N.T.U. Will Meet with M.O.E.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Education made a number of claims against the B.N.T.U., including that the union didn’t respond to information made available to them nor did they raise [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Wheel and Come Again, Minister Faber

And so the B.N.T.U. says that it will be participating in the meetings scheduled for the categorization list. But in the mean time, they want to make their point loud [...]

BWSL to Purchase Consolidated Water Belize in San Pedro

A loan for roughly seventeen million Belize dollars is being guaranteed by government for Belize Water Services Limited to acquire shares in Consolidated Water Belize Limited in San Pedro.  The [...]

Clear the Land Responds to Criticism of the National Fire Service

The tragic fire that claimed the lives of four members of the Petillo family in Orange Walk Town on Sunday morning remains a talking point in light of numerous criticisms [...]

Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act Amended for the Umpteenth Time

The state of emergency for two south side neighborhoods is presumably nearing its end.  That notwithstanding, another amendment was tabled before parliament today.  The Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act [...]

Armed Robberies at Corozal Businesses

Two businesses in Corozal were hit by robbers in just over twenty-four hours. The most recent occurred on Thursday night just before nine p.m. at Gao Tai Store at the [...]

U.S. Chargé on I.C.J.

The referendum is set for April tenth. 2019. It is the day when Belizeans will go to the polls to decide if the Belize-Guatemalan territorial dispute should be taken before [...]

National AIDS Commission Launches User Friendly App to Encourage HIV Testing

The National AIDS Commission is introducing an innovative way to get more people tested. They have developed an app which they are making available for free and can be downloaded [...]

U-Report Launches in Belize

Today, the U-Report was launched at the B.T.L. Park in Belize City. It is a free SMS social monitoring tool designed to gather information to address issues that affect youth.  [...]

Which Audit at Office of Music Ambassador? Faber Says There’s None

It has been reported across the media that an audit was to be conducted on the office of the music ambassador, Shyne Barrow. It was Barrow who first spoke out [...]

Faber Sanctioned Audit at Sports Council; Results Pending

There is also an ongoing audit at the National Sports Council. While it comes on the heels of the NICH external audit ordered by cabinet, Deputy PM Patrick Faber says [...]

Where Did High-Powered Rifle Come From?

Investigators are trying to figure out where a high-powered rifle retrieved in Orange Walk originated from.  As we reported on Wednesday, Orange Walk Police discovered an AR-Fifteen, five-point five-six rifle [...]

B.E.L. Hosts Health and Safety Open Day

The Belize Electricity Limited hosted an open day to share information on health and safety tips when using electricity and working or playing near power lines. The fair included several [...]

B.T.B. Takes the Local Media on Tour

The Belize Tourism Board is hosting its annual familiarization trip. It is an opportunity for the local media to experience Belize’s tourism offerings and tell you all about the exciting [...]

PM Barrow Returns to Belize

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is back in the country. He was in Cuba for spinal surgery which he underwent on September fourth.  The PM arrived at the Philip Goldson International [...]

8-Year-Old Belmopan Student Almost Kidnapped

There is a report of the alleged kidnapping of an eight-year-old student on Monday. It happened in Belmopan while the boy was heading home from school along with his older [...]

BSAG Eight to be Rearrested Says Police Minister

A policeman and seven B.D.F. soldiers, who were jointly charged for the crime of murder but had the charge dismissed on Wednesday, will be re-arrested and the charge levied against [...]

NICH Internal Auditor Terminated for Incompetence

Since embattled President Sapna Budhrani was placed on administrative leave, Doctor John Morris, the Director of the Institute of Archaeology has been at the helm of the statutory body. It [...]

Sapna Budhrani to be Reinstated as NICH Prez

There was a parliamentary caucus and a cabinet meeting held today in Belmopan prior to Friday’s House meeting.  Cabinet agreed to the reinstatement, with immediate effect, of Sapna Budhrani. The [...]