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Double Murder and Suicide: A Police Officer and Her Daughter are Killed

Family and friends of thirty-seven-year-old Arilee Young were shocked on Saturday morning when they woke up to the news that the well-known police officer and her daughter, a sixth-form student [...]

Controversy over Police Response to Deadly King’s Park Shooting

In the wake of the chilling incident, there has been controversy over the police department’s response time since a phone call was placed sometime around three o’clock on Saturday morning.  [...]

Remains Found of Missing David Castillo

It’s a mother’s worst nightmare, but one that Joan Ramsey and her family woke up to Sunday morning when her son David Castillo, who went missing two weeks ago, was [...]

Prison Conflict Leaves Former Inmate Dead

Twenty-nine-year-old Ismael Matura lost his life on Saturday night when he was stabbed multiple times during an altercation with someone he was socializing with in Corozal Town.  The incident happened [...]

Ernel Caliz is Gunned Down in Water Supply Area

There’s another murder in Punta Gorda to report on tonight.  It happened on Friday night in the Water Supply neighborhood where Ernel Caliz was fatally shot as he rode a [...]

COVID Teen Vaccination Underway

As part of the new back-to-school readiness, this morning as early as seven-thirty, high school and sixth form students from across the country went out to respective vaccination centers. They [...]

COVID Cluster Detected in Caye Caulker

Coming close on the heels of the COVID cluster from two public health facilities in the Cayo District last Friday, another cluster has been detected in Caye Caulker.  Today, the [...]

COVID Moves When You Move; Restrictions Needed

The virus moves when you move, so there is need to reduce movement and keep wearing your masks. Now, the healthcare system is already strained because the team is dealing [...]

Liquor Sales End at 6 p.m., Other Changes Made to Curb COVID Cases

Viewers may have to make some additional adjustments to their eating, drinking and work life, as G.O.B. announces several changes to the COVID-19 regulations. With the exception of the tourist [...]

Doctor Fernando Cuellar Hospitalised with COVID-19

Well-known internist, Doctor Fernando Cuellar has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, he began feeling congested with a headache and low-grade fever. One day later, he experienced [...]

Striking Nurses Owed 3 Months in Overtime

And while we have another COVID cluster detected in Caye Caulker, the nurses at the Central Health Region’s lab remain on regular hours as they feel they deserve to be [...]

B.N.T.U. Prez Says Distance Ed Right Move; Recognizes Challenges for Teachers and Students

The President of the National Teachers Union, Senator Elena Smith, says the Ministry of Education’s decision – that schools will reopen using online and distance learning only – comes as [...]

President Smith: Student Digital Devices Often Needed Costly Repairs

President Smith also discussed the problems associated with some of the digital tools given to students last year by the Ministry of Education under the past administration. She says many [...]

Parents Asking for Reduction in Fees for School Facilities

And while access for students has become an ever-present challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are struggling to meet schools fees.  The crippling effects of the pandemic on the [...]

Teacher’s Union Supports change in Standardized Testing

President Smith also spoke about her members’ position on the cancelation of standardized testing for primary school level students. Smith says teachers are in support of the move and that [...]

Teacher Shorter Work Week Still Not Finalized

When public servants and teachers underwent the ten percent salary cut, one concession was that working hours would be cut by five hours weekly. Public officers now work fewer hours, [...]

Central Bank Says Terms Reached with Former Governor

The Central Bank announced today it has “amicably resolved all issues” surrounding the employment of the former governor, Gustavo Manuel Vasquez. According to Prime Minister John Briceño, the board had [...]

Haulover Bridge to be Replaced: Construction to Last 2 Years

An iconic part of Belize’s highway system will finally be replaced. The government announced today that it has awarded a thirty-million Belize-dollar contract for the Haulover Bridge Replacement Project to [...]

Virtual Kulcha Symposium Begins September 1

The Heritage Education Network Belize is hosting its first annual Belize Kulcha Symposium.  The event will be held from September first to the third, all virtually. We found out more [...]

Druewel Jones is the New National Queen of the Bay!

After seven years, the Belize District has regained the crown of the national Queen of the Bay. Druewel Jones competed against seven other delegates from across the country on Saturday [...]