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Preliminary B.D.F. Crashed Chopper Report; Major Ramirez Signed Off on Mission

A preliminary report of the investigation into the helicopter crash that killed four soldiers, Majors Adran Ramirez and Radford Baizer, along with crew members, Corporals Reynaldo Choco and Yassir Mendez, [...]

Major Ramirez Last Communication with JIOC was Reportedly at 4:33 on Thursday Morning

As to the actual communication involving WhatsApp messages, the content of those critical messages will not be released to the public or family for reasons of national security.  Minister of [...]

National Security Minister on Validation of WhatsApp Messages: “There was none. I trust the General”

Following the minister’s presentation they fielded questions from the press. One of the main points covered today was the issue of usage of cell-phone during the message. According to the [...]

B.D.F., JIOC and the WhatsApp Messages

While it is being questioned as to why the men didn’t have radio communication with them, Brigadier General Steven Ortega says that that decision and the use of cell phones [...]

Families of B.D.F. Soldiers Received Preliminary Findings

Family members of the deceased Belize Defense soldiers, who perished in the helicopter crash, were provided a copy of the preliminary report of the investigation before it was released to [...]

2 More Investigations to be Conducted; Will Families Sue?

After having read the preliminary report, the families will meet again with Minister Michael Peyrefitte and Admiral John Borland next week to discuss the findings. Attorney for three of the [...]

Sizeable Cocaine Seizure Incinerated

Brick by brick contained in bales of cocaine seized during a recent huge anti-drug operation were incinerated this afternoon at a safe location.  The B.D.F. and police made the bust [...]

63-Year-Old Woman is Murdered on Lake Gardens Road

A sixty-three-year-old grandmother was stabbed to death and her semi-nude body was found this morning. She has been identified as Carolyn Joan Arnold of Lake Garden’s Road off the Philip [...]

Devon Arnold is Murdered, Wayne Pratt Hospitalized following Belize City Shooting

In Belize City, Devon Arnold perished in a shooting on Friday night. Arnold was with his friend Wayne Pratt and others when they came under attack as they stood in [...]

Jareth Jones is Target by a Gunman on His Way Home

Twenty-four hours after the fatal shooting that claimed the life of Devon Arnold, shots rang out once again in Belize City. The gun violence occurred in another hotspot of the [...]

Michael Franklin is Charged for Attempted Murder in Corozal

There were two shooting incidents up north in the Corozal District. The first occurred on February fifth in which Samuel Matura was injured.  Around eight-thirty p.m., Matura was targeted as [...]

Edwin Marin is Charged for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

In the second shooting which occurred on Monday afternoon, also in the White Cocal area of Corozal Town, the target escaped unhurt.  Vanessa Matus says that she exited a yard [...]

ACP Marco Vidal: Investigation into John Saldivar is Ongoing

Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal has been tapped as lead investigator into a criminal probe involving former Minister of National Security John Saldivar.  The Belmopan Area Representative resigned from [...]

Brigadier General Responds to Lack of Communication Equipment

Back to the press conference on the B.D.F. helicopter crash. As you’ve heard at the top of the newscast, the issue of communication onboard the chopper that morning of the [...]

Ministry of National Security Answers Questions about Fatal Crash

This evening, at six, the Ministry of National Security issued a twenty-three-page written report that was produced by the Honduran Air Force Team.  The ministry offered to host the media [...]

Senators Spar over Validation Bill

In Belmopan this morning, senators sparred over the recently tabled Government Contracts (Validation) Bill, 2020. The controversial bill has a retroactive effect on seven multimillion dollars contracts that the Barrow [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Does Not Support Validation Bill

Senator for the unions, Elena Smith, made it quite clear today in Belmopan that the National Trade Union Congress of Belize cannot and will not support the Government Contracts (Validation) [...]

Church Senator Supports G.O.B.’s Validation Bill

Supporting the bill today was Senator for the Churches, Ashley Rocke. According to Rocke, he does not believe that a law was broken in the biblical sense. In fact, Rocke [...]

Mark Lizarraga: “I tiad tell you so, your head haad”

Strongly opposing the Government Contract (Validation) Bill was Private Sector Senator Mark Lizarraga. Lizarraga told the government senators that during every Sitting of the Upper Chamber, social partners continue to [...]

P.U.C. Discusses B.E.L.’s Latest FTRP Application

The Public Utilities Commission held a press conference today, following the submission of an application by Belize Electricity Limited for a Full Tariff Review Proceeding for 2020 to 2024.  The [...]

B.E.L. Intends to Invest in Renewable Energy

Over the next five years, B.E.L. plans to invest almost three hundred million dollars in the national electricity grid to connect new in-country renewable sources of energy, introduce smart grid [...]

Wooden Structure Destroyed in Act of Arson

Police and the Fire Departments are investigating a case of arson in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence. A small wooden structure belonging to Raymond Allen was gutted over the [...]

A Home Invasion on New Road, Belize City

Around two-thirty on February seventh, there was a home invasion on New Road in Belize City.  Businessman Obadul Islam reported to police that he woke up to discover that two [...]

Thieves Target a Family at a Construction Site in Lake Gardens

There was an armed robbery on the evening of March sixth in Ladyville.  In the Lake Garden community, Dianne Martinez, her husband, their daughter and their employees were at a [...]

Sports Stats with Sportscaster James Adderly

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