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Teenage Inmate is Killed as He Attempts to Escape from Prison

This morning an inmate at the Belize Central Prison was shot after scaling the perimeter fence of the prison in an attempt to escape. Nineteen-year-old Kevin Moore was on remand [...]

Mother of Survives Vicious Attack by Ex-Common-Law Husband

There was an attempted murder by stabbing of a woman on Sunday night. The victim is twenty-nine-year-old Alba Chavez and the culprit is said to be her ex-common-law husband, Jose [...]

Shakira Young Speaks Out on the Heartbreaking Outcome of Her Son’s Murder Case

The killing of Tyler Savery and his cousin Porshan Pipersburgh numbed the nation. The young primary school child was being taken for a smoothie when he was executed on Daly [...]

U.D.P. Senator is Detained in the U.S. for Questioning by the F.T.C.

There is word tonight that U.D.P. Senator Aldo Salazar is in trouble with U.S. authorities. Last week, Salazar was part of a delegation to Taiwan which included the President of [...]

Belizean Flag is Removed by Guats from Sarstoon Island

The Sarstoon remains a hotspot in southern Belize because the Guatemalan Armed Forces has consistently behaved as if the entire island is under their control.  Now, today is the anniversary [...]

Chief Elections Officer Meets the Press Ahead of I.C.J. Referendum

The controversial, but historic I.C.J. referendum is one week away and across the country the gears of the Elections and Boundaries machinery are already in motion with final preparations for [...]

72% of Voters Registered When Compared to Previous Voters Roll

While voting will be take place at voting centres in the thirty-one constituencies, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai reiterates that the results will not reflect votes by electoral district.  Instead, [...]

Elections & Boundaries Clears Up Misprinted Voters IDs

The issue of errors being made during the printing of voters IDs was also raised during today’s press brief.  Those mistakes were being attributed to the rush to meet the [...]

Chief Elections Officer Ensures Transparency in Referendum

Are there any discrepancies between the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Act and the Representation of the People’s Act where monitors are concerned?  According to Tamai, the referendum should be carried [...]

Attorney Andrew Bennett Continues His Fight to Remain in Belize

Embattled attorney Andrew Bennett, who is fighting tooth and nail to remain in Belize, following an extradition request by the United States government, was back in court today.  He is [...]

Will Extradition Case Against Andy Bennett Fall Apart in Court?

Allegations made against Bennett include his purported role in establishing a money laundering operation with the aid of high-level bankers and politicians in Belize, on behalf of drug trafficking organizations.  [...]

G.O.B. Moves Full Steam Ahead with May 8th I.C.J. Referendum

The government is moving full steam ahead with the May eighth I.C.J. referendum despite related legal challenges before the courts. The People’s United Party is essentially challenging the constitutionality of [...]

Danny Mason Back in Court; Seeking Attorney

The last time we reported on accused murderer, Danny Mason, was on the adjournment of his case back on March twenty-second. The case was deferred to give him time to [...]

Police Officer Charged for Harm

In court this morning, twenty-five-year-old Leon Bradley, a police officer of Gardenia Village, Phillip Goldson Highway, was arraigned before Magistrate Emmerson Banner.  At his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to [...]

Malique Stuart is Attacked and Stabbed in Majestic Alley

Twenty-three-year-old Malique Stuart remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following an incident on Monday evening during which he was stabbed several times to the body.  Sometime around four [...]

No More Fishing License for Permanent Residents

Two weeks ago, Cabinet approved an amendment to the Fisheries Regulations which removes the category of “permanent residents” from those persons eligible in obtaining a fishing license in Belize’s territorial [...]

Principal Maria Johnston Accused of ‘Degrading’ and ‘Bullying’ Female Teacher

The Principal of Muffles College High School Maria Johnston is in the hot seat once again tonight. Johnston has been in the middle of a controversy at the high school. [...]

UNICEF Trains the Media on Children’s Rights

Media houses were treated over the weekend to a workshop on best practices to report on children’s right which includes their rights to privacy, education, and healthcare. Getting their stories [...]

40% of Belize’s Children Suffer From Poverty

Approximately forty percent of children in Belize suffer from poverty, preventing them from accessing education, justice, security, and health. This figure was revealed during the UNICEF mid-term report on Monday. [...]

Agric 2019: the Sights and Sounds

The number of visitors to this year’s agric was down this year. Still yet, there were the usual activities such as the rodeo and the promotion by businesses. The agricultural [...]

G.O.B. Withdraws Application to Lift I.C.J. Injunction

Three cases relating to the referendum have been unsuccessful for the government, but tonight, the referendum proceeds. The legalities started on April first when the Chief Justice ordered an interim [...]

Special Agreement Issue is ‘Very Much Alive’

Both parties are expected back before the Chief Justice until the end of June on the substantive matter which is on the legality of the Compromis. As you know, the [...]

Cordel Hyde Tells G.O.B. to Take a Chill Pill

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has made it quite clear that the I.C.J. referendum will be held on May eighth. Now, on April twenty-sixth, the Elections and Boundaries Department notified the [...]

Minister Elrington Speaks on Latest Sarstoon Incident

On Friday, the Ministry of National Security rejected claims made by Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers that three Guatemalan gunboats blocked citizens of Belize from entering the Sarstoon [...]

A Trio of Friends Perish in Submerged Vehicle During an RTA in the North

A total of four persons perished in traffic fatalities over the weekend.  In the first incident, three friends tragically lost their lives in the Orange Walk District when they drove [...]