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Fake Guns! Real Gang Members?

A horrible video surfaced on the internet on Tuesday night; its contents sent chills all around. Three men are seen brandishing a high powered firearm and a handgun and then [...]

ComPol Williams on Imitated Guns

According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams; while the guns turned out to be fake, the fear instilled by the men on the public is very real.  He says that [...]

Six Men Busted with Shrimp and Corona Beer in Orange Point

Six persons, including four Asian businessmen, were taken into custody on Tuesday morning after being busted by a coastguard patrol near Orange Point, in the southern waters of Toledo.  Xueen [...]

Charges to be Brought Against Asian Businessmen

According to Soberanis, the men were in violation of a number of laws; including the fact that boat captain Leslie Williams was driving the boat with an expired license.  The [...]

Belizeans Trapped in Mexico, Not Able to Return Home

Turning to COVID-19…tonight the news is that there are still no new cases of the virus, but the repatriation of Belizeans is running into trouble as soon as it started. [...]

57 Persons in Mandatory Quarantine

So while many Belizean repatriates are trapped in neighbouring Guatemala and Mexico, fifty-seven persons who crossed into Belize in recent days are in quarantine.  The list includes the ten Belizeans [...]

FinSec Memo: Increment Forgone Until Retirement

Earlier today, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight sent out a circular reiterating government’s position on the forgoing of increments for public officers.  In the bulletin which was issued to the Office [...]

Is Belize in a Recession?

COVID-19 has not only overwhelmed health systems and claimed the lives of one hundred thousand people, but it also continues to halt economies.  An IMF Blog post in April states [...]

Tourism Hit Hard by COVID-19!

The tourism industry collapsed in a matter of days as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as it is known, one major airline, Southwest is not scheduled to [...]

G.D.P. Declines for Fourth Consecutive Quarter

The numbers from the Statistical Institute of Belize show that the economy shrunk considerably.  It declined by four point five percent in the first quarter of this year. Prices of [...]

Skeletal Remains Found in Gardenia Village

The remains of a person were found on Wednesday in Gardenia Village in rural Belize. According to reports, the grim discovery was found by a mechanic who was cutting some [...]

An Attempted Robbery at a Paint Store in the City

Around three-thirty this afternoon there was a daring attempted robbery at a paint store at the corner of Douglas Jones and Cran Streets on north side Belize City. At least [...]

Police Have 1 Suspect for Abner Novelo’s Murder

Investigators have identified one suspect in connection to the brutal murder of Abner Novelo. The victim was found with chop and gunshot wounds on a farm off the San Antonio [...]

Suspect in Custody for Fatal Hit and Run

Rudolph Rodriguez lost his life on Tuesday afternoon, following a hit and run incident on Saturday night along the Old Northern Highway.  The sixty-eight-year-old was struck by a Chevy Trailblazer [...]

Second Round of Payment for Unemployment Relief

As many as eighty-three thousand persons applied for the Unemployment Relief by the time the portal closed. A second round of now payment is being prepared for persons eligible to [...]

Financial Assistance is Slow to Come By

There have been complaints from recipients that the second tranche of payment has been slow to come by, since many received their first hundred and fifty dollar payout back in [...]

Scaling Down Random Testing for COVID-19 in Belize

The Ministry of Health is scaling down its random testing for the coronavirus now that it is in week-seven without any new cases. The ministry has been randomly swabbing and [...]

Spiking COVID-19 Cases in the Region; Mexico Records 501 Deaths in 24 Hours

In the last twenty-four hours, the U.S. is reporting five thousand four hundred and eighty new cases with two hundred and fifty-six deaths. Closer to home, neighbouring countries, such as [...]

Week 7 without COVID-19 Cases; Residents Must Remain Health Conscious

In a one-on-one interview, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero said that the good public health measures installed from the onset of the crisis has helped with the containment [...]

Open the Gyms!

Last Friday, Mark Neal, the owner of Body 2000 Gym, appeared in magistrate’s court along with four others to answer charges related to violations of the state of emergency regulations.  [...]

ComPol on Crime and Murder Rate

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says there are challenges to policing with the state of emergency in place. And despite a national curfew in place, the murder numbers remain pretty [...]

World No Tobacco Day and COVID-19

Forty-five percent of young people are consumers of tobacco products, be that cigarettes, vapes, electronic cigars and even hookahs. And it is a concern for the World Health Organization going [...]

Average to Above Average 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

We are a few days away from the official opening of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The outlook, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows some thirteen to [...]