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State of Emergency Affects the Elderly and the Innocent

The magnitude of the sweeping measures imposed under the state of public emergency in two zones of the city, is already causing disquiet in the affected neighbourhoods.   In less than [...]

George Street Residents Not Happy with State of Emergency

In the George Street area, the new realities under the state of public emergency is also causing havoc. Residents say they are left exposed to the brute force used by [...]

Human Rights Commission of Belize Concerned Over State of Emergency

In October 2011, Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced, but retracted a bill on preventative detention due to public outcry.  It was seen as too draconian a measure and at the [...]

Other legal tools available to address crime says Attorney Kevin Arthurs

The Human Rights Commission of Belize says it is looking at the legal foundation of the public emergency and monitoring the measures being taken on the ground.  While Attorney Arthurs [...]

Does the “State of Public Emergency” Measure Infringe on Human Rights?

You’ve heard residents and advocates of human rights express concern about the hard-line approach to tackle crime in the Old Capital.  The argument is that human rights are being suspended [...]

B.P.D. Says There Will Be Maximum Security on Carnival Day

And if you have concerns about the annual Carnival Road March taking place on Saturday, the police say that you should have no fear. As you may have noticed, the [...]

The P.U.P.’s Long-term Plan for the Youths of Southside Belize City

The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, on Wednesday, criticized the government’s decision to declare a state of public emergency in two gang areas of south side Belize City. Briceño [...]

Opposition Leader Says This is Not About Politics

The People’s United Party is calling on the government to create a bi-partisan commission to tackle crime. Both Briceño and Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner say that G.O.B. has refused [...]

U.S. Embassy Issues Security Alert to U.S. Citizen Living in Belize

The U.S. embassy has issued a warning to its nationals advising that checkpoints are in place throughout the south side and that there is an increase in personnel to detain [...]

$1.3 Million Grant for Referendum Campaign

In other news…The British Government has given over a million dollars towards the I.C.J. public awareness and preparedness campaign.  On Wednesday, British High Commissioner Peter Hughes handed over five hundred [...]

Re-registration Cut Off Date is September 30th

The cut-off date for re-registration is on Sunday, September thirtieth. According to Chief Elections Officer, Josephine Tamai, although the re-registration centres have been closed due to the resumption of classes, [...]

A Mortar is Retrieved from a Dredge Near Caye Caulker

An explosive round was retrieved from a dredge last Friday, but the police department did not comment on the discovery until today.  The mortar was found on a vessel north [...]

Investigators Looking Into the Death of Jeffrey Hernandez

Belize City Police are investigating the death of twenty-one-year-old Jeffrey Hernandez. The football player of Guinea Grass Village was mangled by a cement mixer on Monday night. He was cleaning [...]

Police Continue to Investigate Shooting Death of Georgeville Resident

Was the shooting death of Daniel Alford Senior an accident or did someone fatally injure the Georgeville resident?  It’s a puzzling situation that investigators are still attempting to unravel since [...]

CitCo’s Third Piece of Equipment Still Missing

Still missing from the Belize City Council’s Works Department is the John Deere tractor which was purchased for fifty-four thousand dollars. As we reported in August, an internal audit into [...]

Kevan Jenkins No Longer CitCo’s Traffic Manager

Kevan Jenkins is no longer the Traffic Manager for Belize City. Jenkins who held the position for more than ten years was transferred to the Sanitation Department which he will [...]

Leos Club Gives Back to Our Lady of the Way School

The Leos Club, a junior arm of the Lions Club, handed over twenty-six arm chairs to Our Lady of the Way R.C. School in Ladyville. The Leos, who are students [...]

Mas Camp Day 2: Revellers Ready for Carnival Road March 2018

It is the countdown to Saturday’s Carnival road march that starts at on Central American Boulevard at its junction with Neal Pen Road into Vernon Street on to Youth for [...]

Healthy Living: Preventing Emergencies on Carnival Day

One of the busiest days of the year for emergency medical response teams is carnival day which is this Saturday. In tonight’s Healthy Living, we find out why and what [...]