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Jamal Elijio Succumbs to Injury from Drive-by Shooting

Three days after he was shot on the back, Jamal Elijio died while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Elijio was standing along with his cousin Justin Richards [...]

A Watchman is Shot Inside Security Booth at Excelsior High School

Within days of taking up a job as a security officer, Rodman Welch was shot. The stevedore was eating while on duty at Excelsior High School when he came under [...]

Police Investigating Sexual Crimes on Female Minors in the West and North

There were two cases of unlawful sexual intercourse reported in the Cayo and Corozal Districts. In the west, an alarming report has been made by a young girl. Police visited [...]

A Woman is Raped in the West; Alleged Rapist is Charged

Police are investigating another sexual crime against a female. Also in the Cayo District, a twenty-four-year-old woman reported to police that just after midnight on October fifth she was in [...]

Cayo DAVCO Elections Interrupted

At Friday’s House meeting, Area Representative Julius Espat made a presentation on the political interference in the election process.  Tensions quickly heightened during a meeting on September twenty-eighth in Georgeville, [...]

P.S.U. says Battle for Hilltop to be Taken to Court

The Public Service Union is not giving up its headquarters in Belmopan so easily. Last month, attorney Estevan Perrera sent the P.S.U. a letter on behalf of Simplex Designs Limited, [...]

Bush Fire Destroys House

A house was destroyed by fire in Belize City. According to residents in the Jane Usher Boulevard area, the two persons who lived inside the house weren’t at home when [...]

A Near-Fatal Chopping in Trio Village, Toledo

A resident of Trio Village in Toledo District is hospitalized in a critical condition following a chopping incident on Sunday night in the village. Forty-two-year-old Alejandro Xol was struck to [...]

Lavender Street Fisherman Charged for Attempted Murder of Eugene Tillett

One man has been charged for last Wednesday’s attempt on the life of forty-two-year-old Eugene Tillett.  The Belize City resident was shot on Ebony Street as he made his way [...]

Minor Injured in Shooting on South Creek, Belize City

A minor is currently admitted in a stable condition at the K.H.M.H. after he was shot on Sunday night near South Creek Bridge.  Sixteen-year-old Emory Reyes was among a group [...]

Fishermen Targeted by Gunman in Van

Two fishermen escaped unhurt on Marine Parade after a gunman fired several shots at their direction. Michael Hemmans and Shelton Reyes were at the pier near Golden Bay when a [...]

Cpl Kent Martinez in Court for Partial Disclosure

This morning, Corporal Kent Martinez, the police officer accused of pulling the trigger and causing the death of teacher Allyson Major, was back before the court. Last week, he made [...]

Man is Freed of Attempted Murder after Victim Refuses Court Action

He was shot behind the ear and grazed on his neck five years ago, but today after more than five years, twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Augustine wants no court action against the [...]

Guadalupe Lampella and Dale Fairweather are Ocean Heroes 2019

OCEANA’s heroes in marine conservation work were named over the weekend. They are persons who have made an impact in working to safeguard and conserve the ocean through sustainable practices. [...]

G.O.B. Amends Contractor General Legislation to Remove Limitation

This December will mark two years since Belize has been without a Contractor General. At the end of 2017 when the government attempted to re-appoint Godwin Arzu for another term, [...]

Land Reclamation; Who Got Paid and How Much?

The Government of Belize has borrowed more than fifty million dollars to upgrade twenty miles of the George Price Highway, from the Roaring Creek Bridge to the Hawkesworth Bridge in Santa [...]

Belize Agriculture Census Yet to be Completed

In 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture commenced the Belize Agriculture Census. Some twenty enumerators were deployed out in the field to collect data. It was originally planned that the census [...]

P.U.P. Area Rep Says High Electricity Rates Crippling Small/Medium Businesses

One more issue from last Fridays House sitting, in 2018, the cost of electricity spiked twice. Later that year, Belize Electricity Limited made a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission [...]

BTEC is 5 Years Old!

BELTRAIDE’s training and employment centre called BTEC turned five years old this month. Today, the centre which specializes in preparing persons for the workforce, celebrated its anniversary. Back when it [...]

The Weekend Highlights in Sports

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