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Family Claims Mother of 2 Was Murdered When She Was Poisoned…

News Five has received word that Dangriga Police are investigating the sudden death of an eighteen-year-old mother of two from the south. Shylee Polanco was taken to the Southern Regional [...]

…Boyfriend is Detained, but Released for Lack of Evidence

According to Estella, the boyfriend was detained by the police on Saturday and later released on Monday, because there was insufficient evidence to levy a charge on him.  Today, she [...]

C.C.J. Itinerant Sitting in Belize

There was an itinerant sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice here in Belize City this morning inside Courtroom Number One of the Supreme Court.  The Maya Leaders Alliance, as [...]

Will G.O.B. Formally Appoint New Successor to Guide Maya Land Rights Process?

According to Coc, following the C.C.J.’s consent order, the Government of Belize individually selected Dinah Shelton, Professor Emeritus at George Washington University Law School, as the expert to guide the [...]

Where do Land Rights Complaints go in the Interim?

Since being identified as Shelton’s successor, the Maya Leaders Alliance has reached out to Dean Rosa Solario, also an academic administrator at George Washington University Law School. Coc says several [...]

Cristina Coc Comments on Dismissed Rupert Myles Suit

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court dismissed a case against the Government of Belize that was brought by Manuel Pop, who at the time was First Alcalde of Santa Cruz [...]

Cost of Living Remained Much the Same in September as it was in 2018

According to the Statistical Institute of Belize, prices for household goods and services in September remained much the same as last year except for a minimal point one percent decrease. [...]

A Bug is Wrecking Havoc in the Sugar Industry Up North

Still reeling from a prolonged drought in which farmers stand to lose as much as fifty million dollars; the sugar industry is now battling with a pest known as a [...]

End of Month and Still no Pay for C.G.A. Employees

The month of October has come to an end and there is still no pay in sight for employees of the Citrus Growers Association.  For the past several weeks, members [...]

No AGM, No Audit since 2014. What’s Up with CGA’s Finances?

According to Chanona, a general meeting of the membership of the Citrus Growers Association has not taken place since 2014 when the last AGM was convened at his insistence.  Since [...]

Government Responds to P.U.P.’s Assertions on Water Board Appointments

The Government has responded to the complaints made by the P.U.P. regarding the appointment of known U.D.P. supporters to water boards in villages across the country. The P.U.P. said earlier [...]

A Training to Improve the Role of First Responders during Emergencies

A health disaster management training for first responders is taking place in Belize City. It is being facilitated by the Pan American Health Organization with funding from the European Union’s [...]

A Man is Charged for Raping a Male Child

Another child has been scarred due to sexual violence at a very early age. It involves a six-year-old boy, who was left in the care of a man he knows [...]

Still No Charges in Belmopan Beheading of Michael Gladden

Several persons, from Cotton Tree and Roaring Creek Villages, were picked up and remain detained as the investigation continues into the beheading of Michael Gladden. But still charges have yet [...]

Guatemalan Fishermen Saying No to a Gill Net Ban on Belizean Soil?

Last Friday in Belmopan, a group of fishermen picketed the Assembly Building in protest of a proposed ban on the use of gill nets.  Conservationists across the country, including Oceana, [...]

Guatemalans with Belizean Fishing License? Say It Ain’t So!

According to Maheia, these men have been issued fishing licenses to operate within Belizean waters, a practice, he says, that ought to be illegal.  When the BTV pursued the Guatemalan [...]

An Update on Shooting Victim Stephen Buckley

Back in 2010, Stephen Buckley was wrongfully shot in the head by Inspector Dennis Lopez. Still yet the Inspector is yet to be tried for attempted murder and dangerous harm. [...]

Court Dismisses Kevaughan Staine’s Appeal of Attempted Murder Conviction

Late this evening, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from twenty-one-year-old Kevaughan Staine, upholding his conviction for the attempted murder of Taisha Staine.  Kevaughan was found guilty in October [...]

S.S.B. Proposes Use of Biometrics to Decrease Fraud, Enhance Service Delivery

The Social Security Board is stepping up and is holding consultations to introduce the use of biometrics in the social security system by early next year. When it comes on [...]

Khalid Belisle for Vice Chairman of U.D.P.!

At the close of October twenty-fifth, a total of twelve candidates, including leadership aspirants John Saldivar and Patrick Faber, met the deadline to run for posts in the hierarchy of [...]

Is Khalid on John’s Convention Dream Team?

In Belmopan, Mayor Belisle and Area Representative John Saldivar share a strong political alliance, campaigning for each other in their respective pursuits.  Saldivar has put together a slate which covers [...]

No ‘Wata’ in Hattieville for over 24 Hrs; B.W.S. Apologizes

If you live in Hattieville it is likely that you or a neighbour experienced water shortage for more than a day.  It is also likely that those affected didn’t have [...]

B.W.S. Says Mobile Generator is Manually Operated on Caye Caulker

You may recall the deadly fire that claimed the life of Elmer Chub on Caye Caulker last month. Fire broke out at a two-storey commercial building which destroyed apartments and [...]

Manny Heredia Concerned About How Developments are Approved on Caye Caulker

Over a week ago, a resident on Caye Caulker wrote an article on Facebook expressing her concern about massive developments happening on Caye Caulker. Her concern was that there didn’t [...]

Caye Caulker Preparing for High Season

The high season for the tourism industry is fast approaching and stakeholders from key tourist destinations are reinforcing security measures to ensure that their guests can remain carefree during their [...]