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New River’s Health Declining; Residents Call on D.O.E. To Take Action

A boat ride up the New River in Orange Walk shows large scale stagnation and discoloration of the waters along a seventeen-mile stretch from the villages of Carmelita to Trial [...]

Dengue Cases on the Rise; 40% are Children

For the past two weeks, we have been reporting on the dengue outbreak in Belize and tonight the situation continues to spiral as the number of confirmed clinical cases has [...]

The Southern Regional Morgue out of Commission, Again

While we were with the Director of Health Services, we asked him for an update on the status of the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital. On Friday, residents from [...]

A Visit to China by Parliamentarian Kareem Musa Sparks Controversy

Last week, Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa travelled to Shanghai, China.  Musa was along with Belize City Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councilor Michael Noralez.  Now, Belize does not [...]

P.U.P. Party Leader John Briceño Recovering; Bus Driver Charged

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño was released from Northern Medical Plaza over the weekend and is tonight at home recovering from injuries he sustained during a traffic accident on Friday morning [...]

A Few More Details but No Arrest in Murder of Darwin Rocke

Thirty-four-year-old Belize City resident Darwin Rocke was callously murdered. His body was found dumped far away between Burrell Boom and Hattieville, last Thursday. Rocke was partially decapitated and one of [...]

Sanctuary Belize’s Assets Frozen by U.S. Federal Court

Sanctuary Belize is back in the news tonight. The actions by the Federal Trade Commission against the defendants in the massive Sanctuary Belize real estate scam continue, as well as [...]

Fuel Prices Increase Again

For the umpteenth time, consumers are being hit in their pockets with fuel increases. Premium gasoline will increase by as much as forty-nine cents going from ten dollars and sixty-three [...]

P.U.P. Demands Answers on a Grant of $1.6 Million from N.H.I. Funds

The matter of N.H.I. funds for the construction of a one point six million-dollar Central Medical Stores Building in Belmopan is still in the news tonight. Last Friday, different explanations [...]

NICH/Institute of Archaeology Outraged over Tourist Urinating & Drinking at Caracol

Over the weekend, disturbing photographs surfaced on social media showing a tourist exposing himself at an archaeological site in Belize. It is against park rules for visitors to be imbibing [...]

NICH Revisits Protocols in Place at Archaeological Sites

Just last year, there was a murder committed at the Cahal Pech Archaeological Site in San Ignacio. Unknown to rangers, the site was accessed via paths at nights by residents [...]

No Arrests in Murder of Elderly Guatemalan Musician

Why was Manuel Barrera, an elderly Guatemalan national, killed in Young Bank?  It’s a question that investigators in the Cayo District are still trying to have answered.  The seventy-eight-year-old met [...]

A Claim that Police Shot Brandon Mejia on Jasmine Street

A formal report is yet to be filed with the Belize Police Department, following an incident on July twenty-sixth in which a vehicle driven by Brandon Mejia was reportedly shot [...]

Primrose Gabourel and Her Son Back in Court with the D.O.E.

The land dispute between the Department of the Environment and seventy-six-year-old Primrose Gabourel and her son, Dion Zabaneh, has been languishing before the courts. It involves a property on Seashore [...]

Former Assistant Quarantine Officer Avoids Jail Time, but Loses Job

Saul Perez, a former Assistant Quarantine Officer with OIRSA-Belize, is out of a job after he lied to his boss and the police when he claimed he was robbed of [...]

W.T.O. Hosts Trade Negotiations Skills Training in Belize

The Directorate General for Foreign Trade, with support from the World Trade Organization, is hosting over twenty government officials in the ‘Advanced Trade Negotiations Simulation Skills Training’ this week. The [...]

Missing Belize City Yardman Returns Home Safe and Sound

Forty-six-year-old Antonio Chacon, a Honduran landscaper, was reported missing over the weekend when family members could not locate him.  He was last seen on Friday morning around five a.m. when [...]

Enforcement of Sugar Tax – is it CARICOM’s Answer to its Sugar Problems?

Last month the Stabroek News of Guyana published an article outlining the challenges in the sugar sector for CARICOM states. The article headline reads that the, “extensive tax evasion sinking [...]

The Countdown to National Song Competition 2019

The countdown is on for the 2019 September national celebrations. Among the first events is the national song competition which takes place this Saturday at the Civic Centre in Corozal [...]

Concerns over September Celebrations’ Theme are Clarified

Communications Officer Neil Hall also spoke on a concern that was expressed over the theme selected for this year’s September Celebrations. If you add the words in the chosen theme [...]

The Sporting Events over the Hot and Humid Weekend

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