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Former ComPol Whylie Rains on Chester Williams’ Installment Parade

A new Commissioner of Police was installed today at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan, and we’ll have that coming up. But the installation of Chester Williams was eclipsed by [...]

ComPol Whylie Takes Aim at Fellow Members of B.P.D.

Former ComPol Whylie, who has been criticized as a lame duck leader where the fight against crime and violence is concerned, insisted that he used his final public address to [...]

Chester Williams is Installed as Thirteenth Commissioner of Police

With twenty-seven years of service under his belt, Chester Williams today was installed as the new Commissioner of Police.  Williams has also distinguished himself as the first attorney to take [...]

ComPol Williams Outlines Changes within Police Department

A restructuring of the police department since Commissioner Chester Williams assumed its helm on January ninth was imminent.  Last week, there was a memo in circulation which the department subsequently [...]

Chester and Broaster at the Top; How is that Going to Work?

Throughout the course of their professional careers, Edward Broaster and Chester Williams have had a somewhat tumultuous relationship.  In the past, words have been exchanged and the two have had [...]

Premium and Diesel Prices to Decrease by 52 cents

At midnight, there will be some relief at the pumps. The price of premium gasoline will decrease by fifty-two cents effective Wednesday at midnight. Right now the price stands at [...]

Untreated Water Causing Health Problems to School Children in Saint Margaret’s Village

In the village of Saint Margaret’s located on the Hummingbird Highway, school children are being sent home from classes complaining of stomach pains. There are concerns that the water has [...]

Israeli N.G.O., TIME, Raises Funds to Purchase 5 Acres of Turneffe Atoll

An Israeli N.G.O. has raised funds for the purchasing of a portion of the Turneffe Atoll. This is My Earth, TIME is an international organization to which anyone, at any [...]

Turneffe Atoll Trust Says Parcel of Land Will Not Be Disturbed

According to Anderson, the five-acre piece of land is in a strategic position, preventing the development of the area for tourism. He says the land transaction will not include seabed [...]

Anne Swaney was Murdered 3 Years Ago, Still No Arrest

Three years ago, on January sixteenth, 2016, American producer for ABC Anne Swaney was violently murdered in western Belize. Swaney was vacationing at the Nabitunich Resort and was last seen [...]

U.S. Government Partial-Shutdown Hits Embassy in Belize

At midnight on December twenty-first, the U.S. Government initiated a partial shut-down and it has stretched on to be the longest shut down in that country’s history.  Because President Donald [...]

PM Barrow meets Cuban President

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is in Cuba on his state visit to the island where he recently underwent surgery. He met Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and both paid tribute [...]

Judiciary Receiving Less than 1% of National Budget

On Monday, the Supreme Court opened the legal year with the usual ceremonial fanfare in downtown Belize City. In his remarks, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin spoke of the budget afforded [...]

Honduran Woman to Face Deportation for a Second Time

Thirty-two-year-old Blanca Benitez Yanes has been sent to prison for six months. Yanes appeared before Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson this morning on a charge of failure to produce a visitor’s [...]

Attempted Burglary Charge Dropped

Twenty-seven-year-old Hugh Alexander Bowden of Belize City was freed from an attempted burglary charge. Bowden who was represented in court by Attorney Oscar Selgado was read two criminal offenses of [...]

Update on Baby Nelson Tabora: Hospitalized and Stable

One week ago we aired the story of baby Nelson Tabora reportedly suffering from a condition called hydrocephalus. It is a condition where the head grows abnormally because the cerebrospinal [...]

An Adolescent Health Strategic Plan Being Finalized

An Adolescent Health Strategic Plan is being finalized. The plan marks a crucial step of an expanded and holistic focus by the government on the issues affecting adolescents in the [...]

Citrus Icon Gerry Sharp, Dead at 77

A citrus pioneer has passed. On Tuesday, the Sharp family announced that seventy-seven-year-old Gerry Sharp has died. Sharp, who is the husband of Marie Sharp, spent decades working in the [...]

Learning the Workings of Open Street Mapping

A one-day training workshop took place on Monday in Belize City where officials from government agencies and N.G.O.s worked together on open street mapping. Open street maps are completely user-generated [...]