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PM Barrow Reports on His Health After Back Surgery in Cuba

Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted an extended press conference today, following an equally lengthy hiatus from the public eye since his return from medical treatment in Havana last month.  This [...]

Did John Saldivar Jump the Gun on Sarstoon Excursion?

Perhaps the most striking of his many responses during the subsequent question and answer session is the fact that Cabinet has not discussed or sanctioned a series of proposed excursions [...]

To Guatemala, “Sign the Damn Protocol”

Still on the Sarstoon…the establishment of a protocol between Belize and Guatemala to govern the movement of people along the Sarstoon River is long in the making.  In 2015, representatives [...]

PM Calls Proposed Marijuana Legalization Looney Tunes

The proposed legalization of marijuana by Opposition Leader John Briceño has elicited responses from all corners.  Government has come out strongly against the idea, blasting Briceño for suggesting that a [...]

Hemp Hemp Hooray, an Alternative to Marijuana Legalization?

While all is not lost in the legalization debate, PM Barrow says that the Ministry of Agriculture is looking into the possibility of establishing a hemp industry for the export [...]

I.C.J. Referendum Date is Final. It Will Not Be Postponed!

The date for eligible voters to determine whether the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala should go before the I.C.J. is fixed.  The referendum will be held on April tenth, [...]

How the I.C.J. Education Awareness Campaign is Funded

Is government’s education awareness campaign already running out of cash?  With pledges for financial assistance from a number of countries, including Mexico, the United Kingdom and Turkey, funding for the [...]

PM Barrow Says Chetumal Will Not Become a Free Zone

There has been a great deal of concern from business owners in the north who are fearful that a pending change of economic activity in neighboring Mexico will adversely affect [...]

A New Master Plan for the Corozal Free Zone

The PM says that there is a new master plan for the Commercial Free Zone in Corozal which will be rolled out in the coming months to revamp economic activity [...]

On the Road to Economic Recovery

Government will be spending millions of dollars on infrastructural projects across the country, including ninety million dollars on the Caracol Road. Tourism is the main driver of the economy and [...]

Partial Appeal to Section Fifty-Three Ruling Heard….

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in the matter of Attorney General versus Caleb Orozco. Up until six o’clock, the court heard arguments in government’s appeal to part [...]

…Court of Appeal Reserves Decision

After the hearing concluded late this evening, Solicitor General Nigel Hawke spoke to the media, explaining that there are fundamental and public issues present in the case that should be [...]

2 Accused Killers Freed

Two men charged with murder were freed by Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams today. They are twenty-five-year-old Christopher Sosa and thirty-five-year-old Ashton Anderson. Both men had been charged for the [...]

CitCo’s Missing Heavy-Duty Equipment Mysteriously Appears

A third missing piece of heavy-duty equipment that the Belize City Council was searching for has been returned. The John Deere tractor which was purchased for fifty-four thousand dollars was [...]

Impounded Vehicle Goes Missing from OW Police

Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of an impounded SUV from under the noses of the officers attached to the Orange Walk Police Station. According to ACP Joseph Myvett, last [...]

Dangriga Resident is Shot by Police

A criminal and internal investigation is ongoing in Dangriga following the police shooting of a gunman on Saturday morning. Thirty-nine-year-old John Elijio was shot to the right leg around four [...]

San Pedro Man Drowns in the Haulover Creek near the Swing Bridge

The body of a San Pedro resident was fished out of the Haulover Creek near the Swing Bridge. It is believed that Manuel Mendoza drowned sometime and his body spotted [...]

Fatal Hit & Run in the South; 1 Man Detained

One person is detained pending further investigation into a fatal hit and run incident in the south. Alta Vista villager, forty-four-year-old David Cunil was discovered dead on the Southern Highway [...]

Delroy Chaplin Charged for Armed Robbery at Pacheco’s Jewellery Store

There were two robberies over the weekend in Belize City for which two persons have been detained; one has since been arrested and charged. The first occurred on Friday during [...]

Minor Detained Following Robbery at Belize City Store

On Saturday night, United Grocery and Laundromat on Euphrates Avenue was targeted by thieves. According to the Bangladeshi owner, four robbers, one armed with a firearm escaped with five hundred [...]

School Warden Caught Red-Handed with Over 3lbs of Weed

A school warden is in big trouble with the law after she was found in possession of approximately four point three pounds of weed. Forty-four-year-old Billie Jean Pitts was arrested [...]

Notorious Couple Charged for Drug Trafficking in Dangriga

There was also a sizable drug bust in Dangriga, for which a couple has been charged for trafficking.  Last Thursday, police conducted a search at the home of Andrew Garcia [...]

Peyrefitte Defends the Port Loyola Monarch

Attorney General Mike Peyrefitte is one of four United Democratic Party candidates contesting Sunday’s convention in Port Loyola.  He enjoys the full support of Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez who [...]

P.U.P. Standard Bearer for the Port Ready to Take On U.D.P. Candidate

Former City Councillor Phillip Willoughby and former Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels also have their hats in the ring as does one A.C. Castillo for the November fourth convention.  Today, P.U.P. [...]

Suspected Arson in Belmopan

There was a fire at the home of Damian Burns in Belmopan on Sunday night and all indications are that the blaze was deliberately set. Burns reported to police that [...]