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Another Taxi Man is Shot and Killed in Escalating Gang Violence

The spate of gun violence in Lake Independence continues unchecked, despite the brass of the police department coming forward to address the issue in the media last Thursday.  There have [...]

Top Cop Chester Williams Mediates in a Tense South Side!

Things are tense in neighborhoods gripped by gang violence – ‘extremely tense’ – according to the Commissioner of Police. Today we asked ComPol Chester Williams about what’s been happening on [...]

Niece Fatally Stabs Uncle in Belize City; Will She Be Charged for His Murder?

A dispute among relatives over a stolen cell phone has led to the death of Renicle Hemmans, who was fatally stabbed by his niece on Saturday night.  The young lady [...]

Trial Farm Villager Shot Four Times!

A Trial Farm resident was shot multiple times at home on Sunday evening. Police say that two men went to buy weed from Elroy Arnold when one of them pulled [...]

40 Pounds of Weed Eena Fuel Tank

Police made a forty-pound weed bust on Sunday afternoon.  Cops in the north were called to an area in Chan Chen Village in Corozal that’s known for illicit activities. Polices [...]

Motorcycle and Taxi Involved in RTA

Two men are lucky to be alive after being involved in a road traffic accident on Sunday night around eight-thirty in Santa Elena Town. George Velasquez and Jason Linarez were [...]

COVID-19 Deaths Increase

From Friday night to this evening, sixteen COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. Friday saw the largest number with ten deaths on record, seven males and three females. The Office [...]

A Family of 6 is Displaced by Weekend Fire

In the wee hours of Saturday, police and fire fighters responded to a fire at the corner of Meighan and Vasquez Avenues in Belize City. Six members of the Budna [...]

COVID-19 Measures Amended to Accommodate Tourism Sector

The new COVID-19 measures were amended over the weekend.  Two major changes were announced, the first being the time the curfew comes into effect. Initially, Minister of Health and Wellness [...]

Enforcing S.I. 170 of 2020

Statutory Instrument 170 of 2020 came into effect over the weekend. You’ll recall that the Ministry of Health outlined a number of measures being taken to contain the spread of [...]

Curfew Hours are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Earlier today, Commissioner Williams told the media that he was simply following the directives initially given to him and could not explain the decision to move the curfew back an [...]

Did San Pedro Cop Steal from a Detainee?

It happened about a month ago but the public is only hearing about it now – a police officer attached to the San Pedro Police Station allegedly stole the property [...]

Two Cops Charged with Extortion at Check Point!

Two more cops are in hot water – unlike the cop in San Pedro they were criminally charged and arraigned and have already been placed on interdiction. Commissioner of Police [...]

Flooded, Impassable Streets and Displaced Persons in Rural Belize District

Over sixty persons are in shelters in rural Belize District as several villages and homes remain under water. A number of access roads are also under several feet of water [...]

U.D.P. Political Appointees Refusing to Leave

On the day he was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the country, P.U.P. leader John Briceño made it clear: he wanted all U.D.P. political appointees to do [...]

U.D.P. Political Appointees Armed with Recently Issued Contracts

According to Minister Perez, several contracts were sent to the office of the Attorney General for revision. He says that because these U.D.P. political appointees do not want to vacate [...]

A Baby is Delivered in Police Station in O.W.

A Honduran woman delivered her baby early this morning inside a police station. Amparo Lopez was detained at the Orange Walk Police Station where she was scheduled to appear before [...]

Tensions Flare Up Between Residents and B.D.F. in San Vicente

There was an uproar in the southern community of San Vicente on Sunday night where residents faced off with Belize Defense Force soldiers.  The men who are assigned to the [...]

B.D.F. Soldiers are Accused of Drinking Contraband Liquor on the Job

According to residents of San Vicente, the B.D.F. soldiers stationed in the village have been seen on previous occasions frequenting the nearby Guatemalan border to purchase contraband beer and liquor [...]

Charges to be Brought Against San Vicente Villagers

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has also weighed in on the confrontation in San Vicente and explained the need for police to have intervened in the fracas.   Chester Williams, [...]

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia Tests Positive for COVID-19

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia is the latest minister to test positive for COVID-19. The Belize Rural Central area representative made the announcement on Sunday saying, “I would also like to let you [...]

Prime Minister John Briceño Remains in Self-Isolation

Prime Minister John Briceño remains in self-isolation at his Orange Walk home tonight. PM Briceño tested positive for COVID-19 on November twenty-third and has since been working from home. Over [...]

Rapid Test for Cops!

Earlier in the newscast, you heard Commissioner of Police Chester Williams say that some three hundred police officers are off duty as a result of COVID-19. Well, some of those [...]

Public Consultation on Belize City Cruise Port is Met with Objections

A public consultation on the proposed development of a fourth cruise terminal in Belize has been met with serious concerns and objection from the tourism and environmental sectors.  On Thursday [...]

Once Approved, Cruise Port will be Completed by 2023

Whereas a cruise terminal is constructed adjacent to a port, Dr. Chamberlain-Miranda points to other countries and tourism destinations where such facilities coexist harmoniously. The project, once given the green [...]