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Witness to Laddie Gillett Shooting Says They Had No Idea Men in Black Were Police

The shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett in Placencia on Wednesday has sent shock waves across the nation. Tonight, we bring you an exclusive eye-witness report from nineteen-year-old Thomas Palacio, [...]

Police Corporal Charged; Laddie’s Guardian Thinks Manslaughter Insufficient

As Thomas Palacio and the friends and family of Laddie Gillett try to come to terms with his death, today the officer allegedly involved in the shooting was arraigned in [...]

Those close to Laddie Gillett mourn his death

From the courthouse in Belmopan, Paul Lopez visited with Laddie’s football coaches at Youth for the Mission, and one person who has been around Laddie over the past decade and [...]

Gillett’s Biological Family Says They Thought He Was in U.S.

The biological uncle of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett, Henry “Pulu Musa” Gillett says the family is beside themselves over the manslaughter charge that has been filed against his accused killer, Police [...]

Studies Underway to Determine Vaccine Efficacy

While there is proven scientific documentation on the efficacy of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine in fighting the COVID-19 virus, data on just how long this vaccine can be effective in the human [...]

Baylor Professor studies COVID Hygiene in Belize

Currently in Belize from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas is Dr Kristy Murray, a medical professor who has been collaborating with the Ministry of Health since 2017 on a [...]

Weekly Food only lasting families two days in Midway

The lockdown continues in the villages of Conejo, Midway, and Barranco in the Toledo District. The S.I. makes provisions for the extension of the lockdown through to the end of [...]

Midway Wants Stores and Corn Mill Reopened

Chairman Ico is now appealing to the authorities to relax some of the restrictions on the village. He says that they are in need of some basic necessities:   Via [...]

Minister Courtenay Addresses UN Political forum on Sustainable Development

Belize’s Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay made a virtual presentation to the United Nations today at a high political forum in Sustainable Development. The event observes the Seventy-fifth anniversary of the [...]

New Justices for Court of Appeal Sworn In

On Thursday, new justices for the Court of Appeal were sworn in by Governor General Froyla Tzalam. They are Justice Marguerite Woodstock Riley, Q.C.; Justice Sandra Minott-Phillips, Q.C.; and Justice [...]

Youth Leader Says No to Eleventh Amendment

The controversial Eleventh Amendment is drafted from similar laws that were passed in the United Kingdom back in the eighties. The Representation of the People Act 1981 disqualifies anyone who [...]

Criminal Investigation into Misappropriation of Unemployment Relief Funds

A criminal investigation is underway by the Belize Police Department to determine whether anyone is legally responsible for the misappropriation of public funds from the Labor Department. Those monies were [...]

Tensions rise between Maya residents and Private Landowner in Toledo

Tensions are brewing in Indian Creek Village in Toledo between Mayan residents and agents for the private landowners. You’ll recall that back in February the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs [...]

Maya Associations Appealing to Government to Intervene

So, as you heard just now, Cristina Coc says that tensions are brewing between the villager and the representatives for the private property owner. And now the Toledo Alcalde Association [...]

Was there an “Exorcism” at BDF Camp?

The Belize Defense Force has issued a statement on a video in wide circulation on social media which purports to show a soldier being possessed by a spirit.  Described as [...]

School dedications continue in Southern and Western Belize

The Ministry of Education inaugurated several pre-schools and primary schools in the last couple of weeks. Those inaugurations continued on Thursday in the south and west of the country. The [...]

Belizean Film Makers Receive Grants

When COVID-19 hit, many industries were hit hard and continue to suffer as a result of the economic shock and the health restrictions. One of those industries is the entertainment [...]

Fallout continues from Cuba Unrest

In news from around the region, over one hundred and forty people were either arrested or reported missing in Cuba as the government cracked down on protests last Sunday and [...]

Lord Michael Ashcroft & Tracy Panton Oppose 11th Amendment Bill

Today, U.D.P. area rep Tracy Panton posted on social media the words of her eighty-one-year-old mother on the proposed eleventh amendment bill.  It says, “I do not agree with everything [...]