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Machetes Wielded, Shots Fire as Political Fanatics Clash in Red Bank

There are twenty-three more days to go before the general elections on November eleventh and emotions are reaching fever pitch among party supporters. On Sunday, in the village of Red [...]

Faber Describes Bedlam in Red Bank Village

Party Leader Patrick Faber has since weighed in on the melee in Red Bank.  According to Faber, U.D.P. Stann Creek West Standard Bearer Ivan Williams was making his rounds in [...]

Commissioner Williams Comments on Red Bank Spat

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was asked about the incident in Red Bank Village and he says that when he saw the video, he immediately gave the directive to arrest [...]

ComPol Says BPD Open to Politicians’ Requests

With less than a month to go before the General Elections, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the Belize Police Department is open to accommodating the requests of politicians [...]

Subdued Nomination Day, No Bells and Whistles

Nomination Day on October twenty-first will be a subdued affair due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 across the country.  Traditionally, Nomination Day has been one of the biggest attractions [...]

Faber Supports Cabinet Decision to Bar COVID Voters

On Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to cast their votes in the November eleventh general elections.  The [...]

Will Tony Herrera be Ready for Nomination Day?

U.D.P. Corozal Southeast Standard Bearer Tony Herrera contracted COVID-19 while on the campaign trail in his constituency over a week ago.  Since then he has been quarantined and his physical [...]

How Will Cops Police COVID-19 Patients on Election Day?

Today, the press asked Commissioner Chester Williams how authorities will ensure that those who are infected with the virus don’t go to the polls, considering that they don’t have the [...]

2 More Recaptured Prisoners are Arraigned for Escape

Two more escapees were recaptured over the weekend, leaving twelve others still on the run since last week’s jailbreak from the Hattieville prison. This morning, Guatemalan national Oswaldo Perez and [...]

ComPol Not Happy; D.P.P. to Challenge Concurrent Sentences

Fifteen escaped prisoners have been recaptured alive, arraigned and sentenced. Four of them have pleaded guilty and the others have been sentenced to one-year in prison.  Some of those sentences [...]

Not Just a Jailbreak, but a Hostage Situation Turned Escape

In the aftermath of the prison break, the narrative of what transpired is gradually being released. As you know, there is an investigation underway by the police department into the [...]

No Evidence of an ‘Inside Job’ in Prison Breakout

Tonight, the Belize Police Department says that there is no evidence that the mass prison breakout resulted from an inside job. You’ll recall that on Tuesday of last week Commissioner [...]

Investigation underway into deaths of prisoners Akeem Tillett and Stephan Jenkins

And so turning to the lead investigator into the prison break-out, we asked Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero, who is the Deputy Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, for an [...]

Faber Accepts Invitation for Upcoming Political Debate

Back to the U.D.P. party leader; Patrick Faber has accepted an invitation to participate in a prime ministerial debate ahead of the November eleventh general elections.  Organized in part by [...]

Shouldn’t Patrick Faber be Interim Prime Minister?

The proverbial baton for leadership of the United Democratic Party was passed on to Patrick Faber by outgoing party leader Dean Barrow during a virtual rally on October eighth.  While [...]

Will Outside Voters Affect Outcome of General Elections?

Will an absence of outside voters, Belizeans living in the Diaspora, significantly affect the outcome of the general elections?  It’s a question that was put to Collet Area Representative Patrick [...]

More Than 1000 COVID Cases Confirmed in Orange Walk District

Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Sunday and a further of twenty cases today. The majority of those cases were identified the northern districts of Corozal and Orange [...]

COVID-19 Related Death Stands at 45

Forty-four other persons have recovered from the virus, leaving the total number of active cases to one thousand and ninety-six. There, however, two more deaths to report bringing the total [...]

Belize Specialist Centre Closes DUE to COVID-19 Infections

Belize Specialists Hospital has closed down until further notice after members of its staff tested positive for COVID-19. A total of seven persons have tested positive and are in self [...]

Staff and Patients at Belize Healthcare Patients Test Positive for COVID-19

The infection has spread to the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited. Several staff members and two patients there have been confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. And while Belize Specialists Center has [...]

100 Cops Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

On Sunday, the COVID-19 infographic showed that forty-seven persons tested positive for the virus which has infected as many as two thousand eight hundred and thirty three persons as of [...]

Policing Nomination Day

Earlier we heard the U.D.P. leader say that his party will not hold motorcades on Nomination Day.  On Wednesday, those seeking political office in the upcoming General Elections will be [...]

S.I. Outlines Amendments for Restaurants and Visitors

Statutory Instrument number one forty-nine of 2020 came into effect today. The S.I. makes amendments to, as well as repeals previous regulations. Two of the more significant amendments outline regulations [...]

A Cop and Several Others Busted with Twenty-Three Pounds of Weed

A female police officer is among a group of persons arrested on drug charges. Acting upon information received, police intercepted a vehicle driven by police officer Stephanie Patten Cima around [...]

Elderly Man Beaten Up in Corozal; Attackers Face Attempted Murder Charge!

Police say that they have arrested and charged several persons for the beat down of an elderly man in Corozal. The incident happened last week Wednesday and tonight the victim [...]