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3 Lawmen Arraigned in Connection with the Murder of Jessie Escobar

B.D.F. soldiers, Privates Raheem Valencio and Ramon Alcoser and Police Constable Juan Morales were arraigned today in Belmopan for the shooting death of twenty-nine-year-old Jessie Escobar.  News Five’s Duane Moody [...]

Will Surveillance Video Be Used as Evidence in Court?

The killing of Jessie Escobar on Sunday night was captured by surveillance cameras as it unfolded in front of Branch Mouth Stop and Shop Store in Santa Familia Village.  As [...]

Will PC Morales be Dismissed?

ComPol Chester Williams told the media this afternoon that PC Morales will be facing a slew of internal charges for his involvement in the crime, including the fact that he [...]

Use of Force Policy & Community Policing Training for Recruits

In light of the shooting of Jessie Escobar, the recruits currently enlisted at the Police Training Academy are being taught rules of engagement.  Since Tuesday, the recruits have been having [...]

Minister Mahler Says Cabinet Taking Escobar Death Seriously

Earlier today, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler gave us his opinion on the shooting death of Jessie Escobar. He says the incident was discussed in Cabinet and [...]

Peyrefitte on Previous Comments Made on TNC Agreement

The Senate met today in Belmopan where the super bond, as well as the agreement between the Government of Belize and The Nature Conservancy, took center stage.  Parliamentarians on both [...]

Senator Courtenay Stands by P.U.P. Conservation Record

In response to Peyrefitte’s demand for an apology, Senator Eamon Courtenay referred to the People’s United Party’s strong track record on environmental conservation.  He further stated that in negotiating the [...]

TNC Agrees to Pay $18.2M in Land Taxes

According to Minister of State Chris Coye, the initial agreement that was struck in October 2020 waived the stamp duty and land taxes; however, they have managed to agree on [...]

Renegotiated Deal with TNC Results in Discounted Tax Rate

A second project that TNC has a part to play in is the Belize Maya Forest Trust. TNC purchased over two hundred thousand acres of land and placed it in [...]

Athletes Now Have Access to Olympic Type Sporting Equipment

Earlier this year when COVID swept through, initially the Lord Ashcroft Foundation had established a fund valued at ten million dollars towards various charitable initiatives in Belize. While a significant [...]

Belize Had to Build Credibility with Super Bond Holders

The proposed agreement between the government and the Creditors’ Committee for the holders of the super bond developed during eight months of negotiations. When he appeared on Open Your Eyes [...]

Former PM Weighs in on Super Bond and TNC Agreement

The albatross that is Belize’s massive external debt is a collective burden, some of which may be lifted off our shoulders in the weeks ahead, thanks to a new agreement [...]

Commitments Would Increase Biodiversity Zones

In terms of the conservation aspects of the agreement, the government has to make specific commitments, it is still negotiating. One of these has to do with biodiversity zones.   [...]

Nature Conservancy: Blue Bonds Have Nothing to Do With Partisanship

And, if you thought the word “blue” in the term Blue Bond is referring to People’s United Party’s Blu manifesto or its party color, The Nature Conservancy says its organization [...]

Super Bond Holders Offered Incentives

Coye went on to explain what the formal offer will be that the government will launch on the Super Bond on Thursday. Included in it is an incentive for bondholders [...]

Fire Guts Home on Mahogany Street

A fire that began around eleven a.m. has left a tenant devastated at the loss of her belongings and bad luck, since this is the second fire she has been [...]

Wife of Man Charged with Double Murder Granted Bail

Last Thursday, police arrested and charged twenty-nine year-old Jovannie O’Brien of Unitedville, Cayo for the double murder of eighteen-year-old Lloyd Myvett and his neighbour, nine-year-old Jamir McKoy. They were both [...]

Tourism Minister on Balancing Public Safety and Tourism

When we caught up with the Minister of Tourism today we asked him about those COVID-19 restrictions that are not so tourism-friendly.  Business owners, particularly restaurateurs, have been complaining about [...]

Belize Bank Says E-Kyash Exceeding Expectations

The Belize Bank says their recently introduced banking app, E-Kyash, has been a resounding success.  Today, Executive Chairman, Lyndon Guiseppi, shared that their expectation was it would take one year [...]

Belize Submits NDC Update to UNFCCC

Last week, we told you about the cabinet’s approval of an update to Belize’s national determined contribution as part of its commitment in the global mitigation of climate change. The [...]

UB Invites the Public to Virtual Panel: “Belize at 40”

The University of Belize is joining the nation in celebrating forty years of Independence with a public lecture on the state of the nation at forty. The panel includes career [...]