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Understanding the Spate of Gun Violence in Peini

As the families of Oscar Humes and Kevin Moro prepare to lay their loved ones to rest, residents of Punta Gorda are still reeling from Monday night’s double murder. The [...]

Albert Valentine is Charged for PG Shooting Incident

As we said, Punta Gorda police are yet to make an arrest in a double homicide that has rocked the southern community, but they have been able to make progress [...]

A Vigil to Remember Slain Best Friends Kevin Moro and Oscar Humes

The Moro and Humes families of Punta Gorda Town continue to grieve the loss of their loved ones.  In the wake of the tragedy they have organized a candlelight vigil [...]

Baby Vela Usher is Badly Burned during Electrical Fire

Aside from the spate of violence there was another unfortunate incident in Punta Gorda where a baby was injured. Eighteen-month-old Vela Usher was transported to Belize City and is hospitalized [...]

Expat stabbed and robbed; two charged!

Also in the south, an American national was attacked and robbed inside his home in Hopkins on Saturday.  Seventy-three-year-old Thomas Shannon reported that two armed men broke into his home, [...]

Mayor Bernard Hopes Councilor Goodin Does Soul Searching

PUP Belize City Councillor, Micah Goodin remains without a portfolio tonight. After being benched following an altercation with City Administrator Stephanie Lindo-Garbutt, Councillor Goodin took to Facebook to respond to [...]

Moe’s Pizzeria Attracts Criticisms Over Fenced Seaside Space

In October 2018, the Department of Environment issued a stop order to businessman Hiasam Diab for a construction that had commenced along Sand Lighter’s Promenade, next to the Ramada Princess [...]

License Plates Fee to Increase

The Belize City Council will increase the cost of new license plates for vehicles. The new price will be thirty-five dollars and it’s scheduled to take effect on March fifteenth. [...]

Compol says internal investigation is still ongoing

On Tuesday, Commissioner Chester Williams was asked about the status of the investigation into interdicted Corporal Darrell Tutsie Usher. If you’ll recall, he has been on interdiction because he was [...]

Compol says more women are in leadership positions under his admin!

For a long time the top brass of the Belize Police Department was viewed as an all boys club. Across the world there is a hyper-masculine culture that plays out [...]

Grayson Cadle: The Story of A Burn Survivor

In 2018 a butane gas explosion rocked the Mopan and Mahogany Streets neighbourhood in Belize City when a faulty butane cylinder exploded in an apartment building. Three persons were injured [...]

NTUCB, BCCI Support SSB Contribution Reform

It has been two years since the Social Security Board embarked in a consultation process to seek support for the adjustment of the Board’s contribution and pension scheme. The S.S.B. [...]

Legal Changes Made to SSB ‘s Submission Period for Benefit Claims

Legal changes have also been made to the submission period for sickness and injury benefit claims. According to Doctor Young, the submission period has been extended from four days to [...]

SSB Card Won’t Expire

Over the next ten years, the S.S.B. would have been renewing almost four hundred thousand cards and as you can imagine, this takes a lot of money and staff time. [...]

Belize City Commercial Center Nears Completion

As the Belize City Commercial Centre nears completion, Mayor Bernard Wagner has been left with the task of sourcing funds to furnish the huge structure. According to Wagner, the previous [...]

DYS launches Youth Mainstreaming Strategy

The Belize National Youth Mainstreaming Strategy Framework Consultation kicked off today in Belize City. It’s a big name for a strategy that seeks a coordinated government approach to enable equity [...]

Technology Solutions for Marine Protected Areas

A regional forum hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society, involving representatives from ten countries across the Caribbean, concluded today in Belize City.  The purpose of the workshop was for the [...]

WCS Forum Concludes in Belize City

Using the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool, SMART, participants demonstrated solutions to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries using drones.  They also discussed commonalities of Marine Protected Areas compliance gaps, [...]