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Derrick Tracey is Gunned Down on Sittee Street

The murder count continues to ratchet up even as police continue investigations to crack a slew of murders in the past days including that of a highly respected doctor from [...]

Police Make Arrests in San Pedro’s Double Murder

We can report tonight that investigators have made significant progress into the double murder of tour guide Mario Graniel and prominent US Doctor Gary Swank. Reports from the island of [...]

ComPol Meets with Tourism Stakeholders

Tonight, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams will be meeting with stakeholders in the tourism industry in San Pedro following the double murder at sea and the disappearance of two men. [...]

Murder Trial of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Adjourned, Again

Alleged murderers William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez, Keiron Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo were back in court this afternoon. The men appeared before Belmopan’s Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore [...]

Attorneys for Accused Murderers to Raise Preliminary Issues

One of those counsels is Attorney Bryan Neal, who is representing Keiron Fernandez. According to Neal, after meeting with his colleagues, it has been decided that the defense will make [...]

B.T.L. Owes Millions of Dollars in GST

We take a break from crime and go to Belmopan where the Senate today dealt with an amendment to the Tax Laws which was passed and place criminal liability against [...]

Senators Debate Tax Administration and Procedure Bill (2019)

The Upper House met this morning in the Capital. A bill which seeks to merge the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments into the Belize Tax Service Department was [...]

Social Partners Express Concerns over Amalgamation of Government Departments

Through the successful passage of this bill, the Belize Tax Service Department is also expected to provide for tax procedures and civil and criminal penalties for persons found to be [...]

U.D.P. Senators Respond to Concerns

Responding to the concerns raised by the senators were U.D.P. Senators Michael Peyrefitte and Stephen Duncan. Peyrefitte and Duncan asserted that in order for businesses to avoid penalties, businesses need [...]

Darrell Bradley Takes Post as Senator President

Two new senators were sworn in today. It was Darrell Bradley’s first day as President of the Senate. He was appointed to the post after Lee Mark Chang stepped aside [...]

A Blaze in the Capital Wipes Out Fashion & More

A fire on Tuesday evening gutted a store at a shopping complex in Belmopan. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but a few days ago, electrical issues plagued [...]

SIB Releases New Quarterly Statistics

On the economic front, there is positive news coming from the Statistical Institute of Belize in respect of the labour force. Figures show a drop in the unemployment rate from [...]

Team Belize Returns with Wins from the Taste of the Caribbean

It has been taking place since 1993 and has become one of the leading culinary competitions in the Caribbean region. In the past two consecutive years, Belize has been fielding [...]

Police Hosts a Community Awareness Fair

This week, a series of activities are taking place to highlight the work of the police department. One of the initiatives that builds relations with the public is community policing; [...]

Police Week Activities

Police Week began on Sunday with a church service at the Divine Mercy Church in Belize City. There were several other activities organized across the country, but later this week, [...]

Marie Henry Daycare Center Inaugurated at Raccoon Street HQ

Retired police officer Marie Henry was among the first women to join the Belize Police Force back in the early sixties.  Today, her outstanding career as a woman in law [...]

The National Primary School Basketball Championships

Budding basketball athletes from all the districts converged in Belize City today. They represent the cream of the crop at their age and in their schools. Having made their mark [...]

An International Friendly Basketball Match at the Civic Centre

Also touching down in Belize today was the college division-three basketball team from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. headed by Kevin Siroki. Siroki, you will recall, is a former coach [...]

A Celebrity/Entertainers Basketball Show Down

The international friendly match will be preceded by a celebrity basketball game also at the Belize City Civic Centre. Local radio and TV personalities as well as well-known athletes will [...]

L.G.B.T.I. Community Speaks on Challenges Faced in Belize

The U.S. Embassy held its annual Pride Month commemorative event today in Belmopan. It joins the rest of the world this month to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex [...]

No “Rainbow Flag” this Year Doesn’t Mean No Support for L.G.B.T.I. Community

In our past coverage of the L.G.B.T.I. event at the U.S. Embassy, you may have seen the symbolic raising of the rainbow flag; but that didn’t happen this year. Visiting [...]