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Court of Appeal Upholds Chief Justice’s Decision on Section 53

The Court of Appeal today handed down a ruling, upholding the Chief Justice’s 2016 ruling on Section Fifty-Three.  Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruled that Section Fifty-Three of the Belize Criminal [...]

UNIBAM Exec. Dir. Says ‘Sex’ Does Include ‘Sexual Orientation’

According to Orozco, Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code is a law which discriminates on the basis of sex and is void to that extent. He says that the ruling [...]

What’s Next? Marriage Equality? Gender Identity?

With Section Fifty-Three being struck down by the Supreme Court and with the Court of Appeals reaffirming the Chief Justice’s ruling, what other LGBT issues are there? Well, there is [...]

Trial Begins for Sensational Drug Bust Back in September 2018 involving a Top Cop

Trial finally began today for the group of men accused of participating in the September ninth, 2018 landing of a drug plane in Tres Leguas, near Blue Creek in the [...]

Shooting Victim Chantuse Martinez Succumbs

Sixteen-year-old Chantuse Martinez died on Saturday night after being hospitalized for more than a month for gunshot injuries. Martinez and her boyfriend Mervin Martin were shot while near the entrance [...]

The Police Department Introducing New Measures for Vehicle Checkpoints

Social media was abuzz over the weekend, following a leaked memo from within the Belize Police Department.  It prompted commentary from various sectors that the department was ramping up its [...]

New Measures at Police Checkpoints to Catch Transient Criminals

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that it’s a strategy being implemented by the department in the wake of a number of missing persons being abducted and taken to isolated [...]

Law-Abiding Citizens Should Not Be Affected by New VCP Measures

ComPol Chester Williams says that law-abiding citizens do not have to concern themselves with the procedure because the department knows who the transient criminals are.   Chester Williams, Commissioner of [...]

2020 Sunday Lottery Draw Expected to Break the Bank

A new decade begins on January first, and while many are preparing to bid 2019 adieu, many more are looking ahead to the start of a new year.  On Sunday [...]

An Unexpected Gift from Brads to Belize

While the exact number of winners and total payout are still being calculated, it is not likely that any tax will be applied to individual earnings, unless, of course, you’ve [...]

Water Shortage on La Isla Cariñosa, BWS Explains Why

Residents of Caye Caulker continue to experience an extended water shortage, following a shutdown of the island’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant on Sunday morning.  As a result, the hundred [...]

Sandhill Man to Welcome New Year in Broken Down House

While many of you are rejoicing with Sunday’s lottery draw, there is one man who is struggling to keep a smile on his face. Tonight, we bring you the story [...]

Are Charges Pending for Jumoke Castro?

Will charges be levied against Jumoke Castro, the son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, for a vile social media post made against the News Director of Plus TV in Belmopan?  [...]

Belize City Teens Arraigned for Xmas Day Burglary

Police have arrested and charged a pair of minors for the crime of burglary; one was additionally charged with aggravated assault against a police officer.  Both teenagers were shot on [...]

A Pair of Friends is Attacked and Chopped in Bullet Tree

A pair of friends is recovering at the San Ignacio Community Hospital from multiple chop wounds they received on Sunday morning as they left a bar in Bullet Tree Village. [...]

A Belize City Resident & a Hattieville Minor are Charged for Home Invasion in Corozal

Two of three alleged burglars, including a minor from Hattieville Village, have been charged in connection with the burglary of a house in Santa Rita Layout, Corozal District.  Police say [...]

San Mateo Resident is Caught with Gun and Bullets

Two San Pedro Town residents are in trouble with the law tonight after they were caught in possession of drugs, as well as firearm and ammunition. On Saturday afternoon, a [...]

San Pedro Resident Charged for Drug Trafficking Offense

A San Juan resident has also been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another. Carlos Castillo was taken into custody and searched; on him [...]

Elderly Man Drowns in San Antonio, Toledo

An elderly man lost his life over the weekend in San Antonio Village in the Toledo District. Police do not suspect foul play in the death eighty-eight-year-old Ponciano Coy, who [...]

Several Stolen Vehicles from Benque are Recovered in Guatemala

The police have been cracking down on the number of vehicles which have been stolen and taken across the western border into Guatemala. While there has been progress, today, Assistant [...]

PM Barrow Departs on Personal Leave

Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country on Saturday on personal leave with his family. He is expected to return on Saturday January fourth 2010. In his absence, Deputy Prime [...]

Santa Cruz Businessman Drives Off in Brand New 2020 Wingle

Businessman Kenny Ma is the lucky winner of a 2020 Great Wall Wingle pickup after participating in a Christmas raffle organized and promoted by Digi and Caribbean Tire Limited.  With [...]

James Adderly with the Final Sportscast for 2019

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