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Civil Disobedience in Santa Familia after Soldier’s Death

Today, a News Five crew was back in Santa Familia Village where residents came out in huge numbers to express their outrage over the shooting death of B.D.F. soldier Jessie [...]

Verbal Truce Brokered in Santa Familia Village

The burning of tires and the actions carried out by residents on Monday night are criminal, but ComPol Chester Williams says he instructed officers to stand down. Today, during his [...]

Disciplinary Action to be Taken against Officer Morales

Police Constable 1189 Juan Carlos Morales was the police officer leading the joint patrol with B.D.F. on the tragic Sunday night.  But as it turns out, he is not even [...]

Officers and their False Statements

But even scarier is the fact that Officer Morales appears to have blatantly lied in his statement about what transpired on the night of the fatal shooting. Were it not [...]

Police Investigating Arson at Cop’s House

In the wake of the killing of Jessie Escobar, the wooden house rented by Officer Morales was set on fire. This case of arson is being investigated and ComPol Williams [...]

B.D.F. to be Removed from Santa Familia

On Monday night, we aired an interview with the Chief of Staff of the Belize Defense Force on the rules of engagement that guide a soldier in populated areas like [...]

Prime Minister Provides More Details on Proposed Super Bond Plan

Prime Minister John Briceño shared in the House of Representatives on Friday that Belize and the Bond Holders’ Committee of the super bond had reached an agreement, in principle, on [...]

Montero’s Attorney Calls Warrant “Political Mischief”

Former Minister of Works Rene Montero is being sought by police for the crime of willful oppression.  A wanted person flyer was circulated on Monday for information leading to his [...]

ComPol to Montero’s Attorney: Turn in Your Client

ComPol Chester Williams does not believe that the former minister is out of the country.  Having seen the statement made by Montero’s attorney, he advises that the wanted former minister [...]

Attorney says Charge against Former Minister Will Never Stand in Court

The charge of “willful oppression” for which the former Minister of Works is wanted by police is a charge some say they have never heard of before.  Today, attorney Dickie [...]

Shootout in Southern Belize; Criminals Escape

There was a shootout in southern Belize between criminal elements from Belize City and police officers. It started with officers responding to a robbery in Red Bank Village and led [...]

Mike Peyrefitte Seeks Judicial Review of G.O.B./Smart Contract

Senior Counsel Dean Barrow has filed an application for judicial review on behalf of his client, former Attorney General and U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte. Barrow is seeking leave to challenge [...]

Was the Contractor General Aware of the Microsoft Tendering Process?

According to Barrow, not only does the awarding of the contract fly in the face of the Finance and Audit Reform Act, but the Contractor General, who ought to have [...]

C.W.U. and P.B.L. Agree: Ministry of Labor Should Mediate Negotiations

The Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited have been at odds in the past over a number of labor issues.  But tonight, they agree that the Ministry [...]

C.W.U. Looks for Support from N.T.U.C.B.

In an attempt to further resist the Labor Department, the C.W.U. called for solidarity from its umbrella union, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize.  They asked the N.T.U.C.B. to [...]

Prime Minister Addresses Shared History and Identity at African-CARICOM Summit

This morning, Prime Minister John Briceño joined other Caribbean Heads of State in speaking at the first virtual African-CARICOM Summit. PM Briceño spoke on matters of partnership with Africa and [...]

Belize Rural North Rep Hospitalized with COVID-19

Reports are that Marconi Leal Senior, the area representative for Belize Rural North, was rushed to the K.H.M.H. for treatment for COVID-19.  Reports are that Leal’s oxygen levels had gone [...]

APAMO Critical of Boiton Mining

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations has spoken out on mining operations in the Chiquibul. A release today from the association calls Boiton Minerals Limited’s mining operation destructive and [...]

Pregnant Women Urged to Get Vaccinated

Pregnant women are being urged to get their COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination, following four maternal deaths over the last four weeks.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the vaccine expectant [...]

Linda Gillett is Seeking Damages for Laddie’s Shooting Death

Fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett lost his life in an officer-involved shooting in Placencia back in July.  The incident sparked public outrage as the teenager was shot and killed while fleeing from [...]