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9 Men Arraigned for Possession of Controlled Drug With Intent to Supply & Breach of Curfew!

This morning in Orange Walk Town, nine men detained since Friday morning following the crash landing of a drug plane with dozens of bales of cocaine were arraigned in that [...]

Three More Bales Discovered – a Total of 28 Bales Recovered from Plane’s Cargo!

Meanwhile, over the weekend, the police discovered an additional three bales of cocaine.  Police reportedly went looking in the Crooked Tree Lagoon, and there they found the bales of drugs [...]

Commission of Inquiry into Fire Sale of Government Asset to Commence

The selling off of public assets at a steal by the financially-burdened Barrow administration in the months leading up to the November eleventh general elections will be fully investigated.  This [...]

Where Are We with the Montero Probe?

And while the Commission will look into irregularities in those sales, what about the allegations against former Minister of Works Rene Montero?  The Attorney General’s Ministry is one of three [...]

Shopkeeper Killed in Belmopan!

A shopkeeper in Belmopan was shot and killed after he tried to fight off a robber. The deadly incident happened last Friday in the Maya Mopan area. Abel Bardalez was [...]

Last Two Prisoners Recaptured!

The last of the remaining escaped prisoners are behind bars tonight. Police captured Michael Faux and Erwin Lanza on Sunday morning. They were the only two prisoners who remained on [...]

A New NICH Board is Named

The National Institute of Culture and History was one of the remaining statutory bodies to have a new board of directors named. Late this afternoon, the Ministry of Culture issued [...]

Corozal Free Zone Reopens to Snaking Lines

The Corozal Free Zone reopened for business today following ten months of closure. Discussions about reopening had started soon after the general elections, and there was collaborative planning to ensure [...]

38 New Cases of COVID-19!

Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today. This number reflects samples processed between Sunday and today.  One new COVID-19 related death was recorded, bringing the number to three hundred [...]

A New Set of Regulations to Tackle COVID-19

The new COVID-19 Regulations of Statutory Instruments eight and nine of 2020 came into effect midnight last night. As we shared last week, the curfew hours have been adjusted, and [...]

No Mask? Breach of Curfew? No Social Distancing? You will be Ticketed $500!

And if you find yourself breaking those laws, you will be penalized. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that if you breach the curfew, face mask and social distancing regulations, [...]

Curfew for Minors Cleared Up

While the curfew for adults has been extended to ten p.m. for the next thirty days, the restriction on movement for minors remained a concern for parents, particularly those whose [...]

The Struggle of Being a Vendor

Vendors across the country welcomed the news on Friday that the new COVID-19 regulations would give them some relief.  For months, vendors were forced to relocate from their popular spots [...]

Long Lines at Lands, Again

This morning, dozens of people once again gathered at the Lands Department in Belize City. The line of people snaked around the building on Cemetery Road. Those in line failed [...]

Hunting Trip Leaves One Man Dead in the North!

A hunting trip went horribly wrong in Corozal on Sunday evening.  Police say three men went on a hunting trip near Libertad Village and at around six that evening one [...]

Griga Teenager Charged with Murder

A sixteen-year-old boy has been arrested and charged for the murder of Dangriga businessman Kenrick Drysdale. Last week we told you the story of how the car-wash owner was gunned [...]

Post-Mortem Pending for Eli Chan; Police Say No Signs of Injuries on the Body!

Last week Friday, we reported on the discovery of Eli Chan’s body on a farm in the Maya Mopan area of Belmopan.  As you heard in that interview on Friday, [...]

Robbers Target Gas Station in Dangriga

Robbers targeted a gas station in Dangriga over the weekend. According to police, three men robbed the Puma Gas Station on Havana Street in that southern municipality around six-forty on [...]

A Two-Year Crime Strategy!

Earlier in the news, you heard Commissioner Williams break down the relaxation in the COVID-19 regulations. One of the significant changes is the adjustment to the curfew hours.  Now, we’ve [...]

Estevan Perera, Resigns as Chairman of Elections & Boundaries Commission

In a statement on social media, attorney Estevan Perera resigns from the post as Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission.  Perera says that at this time the country needs [...]

P.U.P. Held Conventions in 4 Municipalities

The People’s United Party is rounding off its slate of candidates in all nine municipalities with only Dangriga and Punta Gorda remaining. Over the weekend, conventions were held in Belize [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Elects New President; Public Service Regulations to be Revised

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has elected a new executive. President Luis Luke Martinez will now lead the N.T.U.C.B.  New executive members for the umbrella organization were chosen [...]

Belize Port Authority Requests that Port Projects be Suspended

The Belize Port Authority wants all port development projects suspended immediately. Chairman of the Belize Port Authority Retired Major Lloyd Jones has written to Chairman of the National Environmental Appraisal [...]

New Alcaldes are Sworn In

A new cohort of local magistrates took the oath of office as alcaldes in their respective villages over the weekend. The system that is a legally constituted form of traditional [...]

Teachers at St. Peter Claver Primary Take a Stand

This morning in Punta Gorda, seventeen Saint Peter Claver Primary School teachers lined the streets in town in solidarity with their school principal. The teachers say they are taking a [...]