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State of Public Emergency Declared in Southside Belize City

Two gang infested areas in the south side of Belize City are under state of emergency following a murderous weekend in which six persons were killed mostly due to gang [...]

100 Persons Have Already Been Detained

As we said, over a hundred persons from both areas have since been detained and are in holding cells across the city. About seventy-five, including adults and minors, are expected [...]

Amendment to Gang Legislation Makes it Difficult for suspects to get bail

In recent times, there has been an increase in persons accused of murder, who go before the court, secure bail and get their release.  Minister of National Security John Saldivar [...]

Powers Will Not be Abused, Says Chester Williams

There have been mounting reports of police brutality and the abuse of power at the hands of the Gang Suppression Unit. There is concern that the declaration of a state [...]

“This is not the Answer’- PUP Leader

Three hours after the announcement of a state of public emergency for south side Belize City, the Opposition, People’s United Party reacted. Leader John Briceño hosted a press conference this [...]

Opposition Leader Says GOB’s ‘heavy-handedness’ is Not Working

Earlier this year in March, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called a rare weekend press conference after a bloodbath and ensued in south side Belize City. A number of steps were [...]

PUP Leader Wants ComPol Whylie Fired

The People’s United Party says it is ready to work with the government to effectively and efficiently address the gun violence in the Old Capital, but G.O.B. has repeatedly refused [...]

State of Emergency Sanctioned Months Ago says Minister Saldivar

One more issue covered in the morning’s press conference. Prime Minister Dean Barrow is convalescing in Cuba from a spinal surgery so it was left to the Acting Prime Minister [...]

Post-Mortem of Daniel Lopez and Francis Pollard concluded today

Six persons were murdered over the weekend in Belize City. The results of post-mortems conducted on two victims were released today.  Daniel Lopez, a delivery man, died from internal and external [...]

122 new complaints filed at the Ombudsman Office in 2017

The Ombudsman’s Office has issued its seventeenth annual report. The document covers the period of January first to December thirty-first, 2017. According to the document, one hundred and twenty-two new [...]

CITCO and CWU Buck Heads over Subsistence for Cemetery Staff

Employees who are a part of the Belize City Council’s cemetery staff refused to proceed to Eternal Gardens Memorial Cemetery today. The employees who are members of the Christian Workers [...]

Sun Country Airlines to start flying to Belize

With the reported number of visitors on an upward trend, another airline is starting flights to Belize for a four-month period.   Sun Country Airlines announced earlier today that it [...]

Jeffrey Hernandez’s Family Searching for Answers

The family of twenty-one-year-old Jeffrey Hernandez wants answers with regards to his horrible death. The Guinea Grass football player died on Monday night after falling inside a cement mixer and [...]

Suicide Prevention Flag flies high at Battlefield Park

A person dies every forty seconds by suicide which represents over eight hundred thousand deaths every year across the world. And there is up to twenty-five times that many who [...]

Day One of Carnival Mas Camp

Mas camps leading up to this year’s carnival road march got underway on Tuesday night.  Tensions are flaring up on the south side of the city, but revellers were energised [...]

Belize to take on Bahamas in Football Match

The Belize National Football Team is getting ready to take on the Bahamas on Friday night. The match is one of four in the CONCACAF’s nation’s league and according to [...]