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No One to be Charged for Multi-Million Dollar Cocaine Bust

A mega drug cocaine drug bust last week involving a boat moored at the Princess Hotel, a single engine plane and two S.U.V.s won’t result in any drug charges. The [...]

5 Guatemalans Charged for Cache of Firearms; 2 Plead Guilty

Around ten a.m., five of the seven Guatemalans appeared before Magistrate Emmerson Banner for the cache of ammo found on them at a checkpoint in Hattieville and at a hotel [...]

7 Guatemalans Guilty of Illegal Entry; Removal Order Granted

This afternoon, the two remaining Guatemalan nationals were also hauled before the courts and charged along with the first group for having entered the country illegally. Jorge Martinez Pinto and [...]

2 of 3 Persons Arraigned for Murder of PC Osbourne Martinez

On Friday morning, the fatal shooting of Police Constable Osbourne Martinez and a robbery at the Belcove Hotel in the downtown area as well as the arrest of three perpetrators [...]

1 of 3 Staine Brothers Found Guilty of Manslaughter

It was a busy day in court…Brothers, forty-one-year-old Orlando and thirty-seven-year-old Kareem Staine were found not guilty of the murder of twenty-three-year-old B.D.F. volunteer soldier Denver Villafranco.  The ruling was [...]

San Ignacio Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Armed robbers also hit a business in the Cayo District.   Two Hispanic men, one armed with a handgun, held up the owner of Lily’s Store in San Ignacio Town at [...]

Tibruce Street Resident Charged for Armed Robbery of Freetown Drug Store

Ryan Cole from Tibruce Street, in the Saint Martin De Porres area has been arrested and charged for the armed robbery at Freetown Drug Store. He along with another suspect, [...]

Chester Threatens to Impose Another State of Emergency

With the alarming number of robberies across the south and north sides of Belize City, the police is threatening to reinstate a state of emergency. Numerous businesses have been hit [...]

Philloughby Takes Port Loyola As New U.D.P. Standard Bearer

Port Loyola opened up the convention season for the United Democratic Party. The four-man race was hotly contested with at least two of the candidates getting major support and endorsement [...]

How Willoughby Won the Day

After securing a win by one hundred and eighty-seven votes, Phillip Willoughby took his party’s oath to become its standard bearer for the Port.  To get there, there were various [...]

Will Boots Step Down and Ride Off Into the Sunset?

As we said, the sitting area rep mouthed early support for Michael Peyrefitte, as leader of the party, but first the attorney general had to secure the Port.  Now that [...]

Shots Fired During Convention

Shots were fired as the convention was being held on Sunday. In an effort to intervene in an altercation between two rival gangs, a police officer fired warning shots in [...]

A Bill for the Diaspora to Participate in the I.C.J. Referendum

In July, Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with representatives of the diaspora to discuss the two-month residency requirement to re-register to vote in the April 2019 referendum. Belizeans living overseas [...]

…But NOT To Participate in Belize’s Electoral Politics

While the bill seeks to allow Belizeans living outside the country to participate in next year’s I.C.J. referendum, it does not permanently eliminate the two-month residency requirement due to several [...]

Still Hospitalized, What’s the Future of Samuel August Senior?

Samuel August Senior, who is accused of killing his five-year-old son, Samir, and his mother-in-law, Louise Young, remains hospitalized under police guard at the K.H.M.H.  August Senior is accused of [...]

Supreme Court Building Refurbished

Three months ago, rehabilitation works commenced at the Supreme Court building in downtown Belize City. The works are part of a much larger infrastructural revitalization mission to rejuvenate the Belize [...]

Jose Barrera Dies After He is Struck by Lightning

Police also reported today on the electrocution of a resident of Spanish Lookout area. On Friday, November second police were called to a farm in Greenhill where they discovered the [...]

88 Youths Successfully Complete BPD’s Youth Mentorship Programme

Back in May, the Belize Police Department launched its second annual Youth Mentorship Programme, which culminated today with a certification ceremony for the youths who made it through to the [...]

The Weekend in Sports with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities...]