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Another S.O.E. for South Side Belize City Amid Spike in Gang Violence

At three o’clock this morning, another state of emergency came into effect in certain parts of Southside Belize City.  Police believe that the S.O.E. will abate gang activity and other [...]

Are There Any Signs of S.O.E. Fatigue on Belizeans?

The anti-gang state of emergency bookends the national state of emergency that expired on June thirtieth to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Effectively, the south side of Belize City has [...]

Innocent Citizens Need not Worry About Dragnet

Concerns from residents from the neighbourhoods that were swept by police this morning are centered around innocent citizens being corralled into the roundup.  While several persons complained loudly about damage [...]

Families Want Justice for Slain Men

The state of emergency for the south side of the city is a temporary measure of thirty days to prevent further bloodshed and other violence in the streets of the [...]

5 Suspects in Both Murders are Detained

Late this evening, the Commissioner of Police confirmed that a number of persons were taken into custody and questioned on their possible involvement in the murders of Faber and Miles. [...]

Scenes of Crime Moves to Former Barrow and Williams Building

The Attorney General also addressed today another issue that is bubbling. The Scenes of Crime team is being relocated from the Queen Street Police Station to a new home in [...]

Quarter Billion-Dollar Judgment Handed Down Against John Usher

A U.S. District Court in Maryland has handed down one of the biggest judgements against a local businessman in a case which has been described as one of the biggest [...]

P.U.P. Asks Courts to Formalized Judgment against PM Barrow

In the local courts, Opposition Leader John Briceño and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat have made an application seeking that the Chief Justice’s ruling against Prime Minister [...]

A Peaceful End to the Hilltop Property Dispute

The Public Service Union saga on the Hilltop property has come to a peaceful conclusion. In what was to have been a case management in a counter-claim made by Simplex [...]

P.U.P. Says Boledo Contract to Brads Stinks of Cronyism

The ten-year contract for the administration of the lottery is coming under fire from the People’s United Party. Brads Gaming Company was awarded the contract by the government last week; [...]

M.O.H. Calls on Public to Adhere to Healthy and Safety Measures

Last week, Belize confirmed six new cases of COVID-19. The most recent patients were two Belizeans who entered the country illegally, but were placed under quarantine upon their entry.  They [...]

Chetumal Placed Under Quarantine – Again!

Chetumal has been placed under quarantine, again. That’s the news coming from our neighbours in the north. Televisa Quintana Roo, a Mexican news outlet, reports that the Secretary of Public [...]

Sedi Opines on COVID-19 and the Economy

COVID-19 continues to ravage countries around the world, including our Central and North American neighbors.  With Belize heavily reliant on the economies of Mexico and the United States, any downward [...]

Prolonged Pantry and Unemployment Relief is Unsustainable

While government’s relief initiatives, including the pantry and unemployment relief programmes, have gone a long way in helping families in need amid these COVID times, the granting of monies, as [...]

CARICOM is Watching Guyana’s Political Impasse Closely

While we spoke to the Foreign Minister on Monday, we also asked him about the situation in Guyana. Guyana is entering its fifth month of political deadlock since the results [...]

San Pedro Man Claims Police Brutality

There is another report tonight of the police abuse.  A man in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is claiming that two police officers barged into his house at around eight-thirty on [...]

Off Duty Cops are Off Duty at Non-Compliance Establishments

The Commissioner of Police has complained about patrons of bars and nightclubs who are not complying with the measures in place to battle the pandemic. Chester Williams also says that [...]

A Youth Summer Basketball Camp in the City

Summer camps have been late to start this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, in fact, a number of organizations will not be conducting the popular programmes. But over [...]