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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, [...]

Double Murder in Peini, Has Gang Violence Taken Root in PG?

A spike in gun violence has shattered the calm and peace that Punta Gorda is known for, following a heinous double homicide on Monday evening.  Oscar Humes and Kevin Moro [...]

Operations Commander Vows to Quell Hostilities in Peini

Police in Punta Gorda Town remain on high alert tonight and additional manpower has been sent in to quell what has been an escalation of gun violence over the past [...]

2 Unrelated Shootings in Toledo

There were signs that a wave of violence was sweeping through the district. Even before the double murders there were two shootings in Toledo. Police say the first incident happened [...]

22-Year-Old Succumbs to Gunshot Injuries

There is another murder victim.  Twenty-two-year-old Edward Conorquie succumbed to gunshot injuries today. He was receiving medical attention at the K.H.M.H. after he was shot in the head and back [...]

ComPol Urges the Public in the South to Cooperate with Authorities

As his deputy was in the south, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was in Belmopan where he spoke about the growing gang-related violence in Punta Gorda. He says that that [...]

ComPol says Operations Will Target Criminals and Dirty Cops

The commissioner also told the media that they will be coming down hard on the criminals – not just to apprehend them, but to make sure that they are held [...]

Are Criminals Being Brought in to PG as Hired Guns?

The situation in Punta Gorda begs the question whether criminal elements are being brought in from out of town for use as hired guns. The notion arose in the wake [...]

Belize Council of Churches Says YES to the I.C.J.

The Belize Council of Churches has come out in favour of going to the International Court of Justice and is offering prayers for a settlement of the dispute. After carefully [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Members to Exercise Conscious Vote for April 10th Referendum

So while the churches are in the yes corner, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize says its membership is free to exercise a conscious vote.  The N.T.U.C.B. has been [...]