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Chaos at Caye Caulker! A Brawl Breaks Out on Boat between Women and Police Officer

All hell broke loose onboard a water taxi on Sunday afternoon loaded with passengers returning to the city from the popular Lobster Fest held in Caye Caulker.  The brouhaha soon [...]

UNIBAM: No Room for Homophobia in Belize Police Department

Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow has weighed in on the matter. In a social media post, Simplis Barrow says that discrimination has no place in our [...]

Errol Crown is Belize City’s Latest Murder Victim

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, a fifty-seven-year-old resident of Neal Penn Road in Belize City was murdered after a robbery inside his house. The body of Errol Crown [...]

Christian Espat Released Without Charges

Well-known street figure in San Pedro Town, twenty-three-year-old Christian Espat, has been released by police on the island. On Friday, Espat handed himself over to police in the company of [...]

Additional Officers Deployed to San Pedro for Crime Fighting Efforts

The double murder of Mario Graniel and Doctor Gary Swank prompted the National Security Council of Belize to call an emergency meeting. The Security Council, which is chaired by Prime [...]

Private Sector Senator Calls for Independent Investigation of B.T.L.’s Financials

There has been no further communication from Belize Telemedia Limited since last week.  On Wednesday, News Five first reported on leaked documents which purportedly showed that B.T.L. owes the government [...]

A Bar Fight in Griga Leaves Two Persons with Gunshot Wounds

Turning to the crime blotter…a brawl outside of a nightclub in Dangriga has left two persons injured with gunshot wounds after a police officer discharged his service issued weapon in [...]

Shane Bennett Pulls Out BB Gun and Gets Shot with Live Rounds

Not far away from Dangriga, in Independence Village, an altercation between two persons led to Shane Bennett being shot in the arm after pulling a pellet gun on another man [...]

Elderly Man Loses Both Legs in Traffic Mishap

Heading north, sixty-nine-year-old Primitivo Itza lost both of his legs on Friday evening when a commuter bus ran him over in Orange Walk Town.  The elderly resident of Palmar was [...]

Phillip Crabtree Drowns in Placencia

Retired British national Phillip Crabtree drowned in Placencia overnight on Thursday.  The body of the fifty-eight-year-old was retrieved from the sea sometime before six o’clock on Friday morning and an [...]

Evan Gillett is Arraigned for Charges Related to the Death of His Cousin

In the Magistrate Court this morning, tourism attendant Evan Gillett was arraigned for causing the death of his cousin in a traffic accident after colliding into a metal lamppost situated [...]

Belize Wins Silver in CA U-23 Female Volleyball Championship

The female under-twenty-three national volleyball team claimed second place in the Central American Volleyball U-23 Championship this past weekend. It’s their first time winning this medal in the championships. The [...]

Volleyball Team Needs Your Support!

Last year, the senior Volleyball team also won the silver medal at the Central American Championships held in Belize City. This time around, the U-23 girls secured second place once [...]

Application of the Social Security Act to Same-Sex Partners

The new social security contribution and pension rates came into effect today. The number of persons retiring is growing annually, pushing the Social Security Fund closer to the ‘period of [...]

UNIBAM Exec. Dir. Says PC Gillett’s Rights were Infringed

The incident over the weekend involving homophobic insults hurled at PC Ralph Gillett, along with him being rendered unconscious via a chokehold, has sparked a polarizing debate. Persons like the [...]

Groundbreaking for New Canaan SDA High School Facility

The Canaan SDA High School here on Coney Drive will be transformed to a modern seven million-dollar building. The school population has been growing steadily so that it has out [...]

Coastguard’s Sea Cadet Mentorship Programme

It’s summer and that means that students are being enrolled in summer programmes across the country. For one week, sixty students between the ages of eight and twelve will be [...]

The Weekend Sporting Highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]