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South Side Belize City Under State of Emergency, Again

The coronavirus, crime and the recent crash of a B.D.F. helicopter, in which four soldiers perished; are heavy and hugely critical issues facing the nation.  First on the matter of [...]

Chester to Bad Man: “We Will Find You Wherever You Are”

While police conducted an early morning raid today, it is believed that a number of persons, who are wanted for involvement in gang activity, may have given them the slip [...]

No Judicial Relief Prior to Thirty-day Incarceration

It is expected that of the eighty-two persons, who are presently in custody and are headed to the Belize Central Prison for the next thirty days, a number of them—through [...]

Gang Members Keep Receiving Extensions for Unpaid Fines

Equally challenging for the Belize Police Department, in its attempt to put away known gang members, is the fact that the lower courts continue to impose fines and grant subsequent [...]

Law Enforcement is More Than Just Boots on the Ground

Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior, himself a former ranking police officer, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Ministry of National Security which includes the Belize Police Department.  [...]

Education Minister of COVID-19, Implications and Way Forward

One of the preventative measures taken in preparation against the novel coronavirus is that schools at all levels and across the country will be closed for two weeks leading into [...]

Students to Practice Home-Based Learning During 2 Weeks of No Classes

Going forward, schools are being asked to provide parents with a home-based learning plan for their children.  Parents are to ensure that students spend a part of each day in [...]

Ministry of Education Suspends P.S.E., CSEC and CAPE Exams

As for the Primary School Examination and the CSEC, those have been postponed indefinitely, says Minister Faber. According to Faber, it is not certain when students will sit the tests. [...]

Perlene Polonio Mourns the Loss of Her Son to Gun Violence

Eight areas across the city are on lockdown tonight as a state of emergency is in effect. The crime that swept through the Old Capital at the start of the [...]

Still No Arrests for King’s Park Triple Murder

As we’ve said, the security measures put in place by the Ministry of National Security was triggered by the bloodbath in the Old Capital. Within less than forty-eight hours, seven [...]

Several Persons Detained in Connection with Murder of Baby Kia c

Another innocent infant was senselessly killed in the spate of violence in the city. Five-year-old Kia Herbert was sleeping with her mother inside their bedroom when a gunman aimed his [...]

Investigators Following Leads in Collet Morter’s Killing

The Lake Independence area is in lockdown, having been identified as a hotspot for gang activity.  B.D.F. soldiers and police officers are stationed at all streets and access to that [...]

Patrick Faber Not Concerned About John Saldivar at the Moment

Minister of Education and the U.D.P.’s former Deputy Leader Patrick Faber today confirmed to the media that he has submitted his application to contest the party’s leadership convention.  His opponent, [...]

U.D.P. Suspends Leadership Convention

But the convention will have to wait since, according to Faber, during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it was decided that the leadership convention be postponed indefinitely as the country [...]

Ministry of National Security Releases Latest Reports into Fatal Chopper Incident

Late this evening, the Ministry of National Security held a press conference about the investigation into the fatal helicopter incident. The press was informed that the reports, one from Belize [...]

Attorney Says Honduran Report More Critical of the B.D.F. Procedures

Before the press conference, the ministry met with the families of the deceased B.D.F. soldiers. Following that meeting, attorney for Mendez, Choco and Baizar families, Audrey Matura, spoke with reporters [...]

Each Family of Deceased B.D.F. Soldier to Get 100K in Ex-Gratia Payment

Attorney Audrey Matura also shared more information on the matter of compensation. She says that the Minister of National Security has made a commitment to pay each of the affected [...]

Caye Caulker a Ghost Town; the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Tourism Destination

Belize’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism so that the looming COVID-19 is presenting major shocks to the industry.  The Philip Goldson International Airport remains open, but the number of [...]

Tips to Help you Prepare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health officials have warned that it is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when the novel coronavirus gets here. The government has introduced some preventative and [...]

Older Persons Take Precautions Against COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is particularly deadly to the older population, many whose health conditions are worsened by pre-existing conditions. HelpAge Belize manages two institutions with a concentration of folks who [...]

Do You Know the Proper Hand-Washing Techniques?

There is a lot of information available on the internet on COVID-19. In the following story, we walk you through the steps to help you minimize risks. Now, soap and [...]