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Faber to Step Down Amid Political Firestorm

What should have been a press conference to face the media, amid the latest scandal involving the alleged physical abuse of his fiancée, ended up being an almost two-minute long [...]

Minister Garcia: “Domestic Violence Not Private, It is a Crime and Public Health Issue”

The Minister of Human Development who is also responsible for Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, issued a strongly worded video statement today, calling for Faber to resign. She also underscored what [...]

2,000 Reports of Domestic Violence in 2021

The Special Envoy for Families and Children, Rossana Briceño, today called for the Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber to resign. The release from the Special Envoy says the issuing [...]

Chorus of Calls for Faber to Resign

This afternoon the People’s United Party added its voice to the chorus of organizations calling for the leader of the opposition to resign. They not only want him to step [...]

U.D.P. Women Throw Support Behind Tracy Taegar Panton

In a rapid response to the video sent out by Patrick Faber announcing he will step down January thirty-first, this afternoon the United Democratic Party National Organization for Women threw [...]

8 Venezuelans Escape from UNHCR Care

They were to be returned to Panama over the weekend, but tonight, what is being categorized as “an unacceptable” turn of events, ended with eight Venezuelans escaping from custody and [...]

Virgil Coburn Gunned Down in Belama Phase 1

Around nine p.m. on Friday night, shots rang out in what is known as the quiet neighbourhood of Belama Phase One. Enforcement officer with the Central Health Region, Virgil Coburn, [...]

Dimes is Executed inside Matilda’s Mini Mart

The spate of gun violence over the weekend extended to Burrell Boom Village on Friday evening where a shopkeeper, believed to have been actively involved with a Belize City gang, [...]

Mediating Weekend Murders: Compol Says Gangs Know What to do to Stop Violence

Was the spate of murders going into the weekend all gang-related and linked to each other? Commissioner of Police Chester Williams responded to the question, saying that over the weekend, [...]

ComPol: Crime is All of Our Business

Over the last week, there have been at least four murders in the Belize District.  But, at the Belize Police Department’s weekly media briefing today, Police Commissioner Chester Williams said [...]

No Goods In or Out: Strike at Port of Belize Continues

Operations at the Port of Belize remain at a standstill. The stevedores continue their industrial action and say it will continue until the company yields to their demand for sugar [...]

Stevedore: Loss of Sugar Income is Creating “Chaos”

Stevedore Allison Craig says the loss of the sugar unloading due to its relocation to Big Creek is really hurting the stevedores who relied on that income for several months [...]

Four Ships Waiting in Harbor During Blockade

We reached out to Belize Port Authority for comment. Major Gilbert Swaso, the Port Commissioner, acknowledged the delay in the supply chain caused by the impasse.  First, he apologizes to [...]

Port Authority Urges Both Parties to Resolve the Issue

While Commissioner Swaso says the Belize Port Authority is hoping both parties will resolve this issue sooner rather than later, other avenues are being considered to ensure operations continue. He [...]

Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Port Strike

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also calling on the parties to resolve their issues through the Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal. B.C.C.I. says it is, “[the] appropriate mechanism [...]

B.C.C.I. Says 700 Containers Won’t Reach Destination

In their statement, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry also noted the current impasse will result in severe impacts to households, firms, and the government. The release highlighted the [...]

Man Killed in Hit and Run Incident in Cayo

A man lost his life when he was knocked down on Saturday along the George Price Highway in  Camalote Village. At today’s Police/Media briefing, Communications Director of the Belize Police [...]

Police Commissioner Condemns Violence during Armed Robbery

There was an armed robbery at Sam’s Club in San Ignacio Town over the weekend, but the robber did not just relieve the cashier of the day’s sales and leave. [...]

Surveillance Footage Do Help in Prosecutions

News Five also asked the Commissioner of Police, just how successful surveillance cameras have been in solving crime?   Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police, B.P.D. “We do appreciate the fact [...]

Police Department Hit Hard by COVID; Placencia Most Severely

The Omicron contagion that has spread across almost every corner of the country has not spared the Belize Police Department. Coupled with the spike in murders since last Friday, the [...]

ComPol: Victims Cannot Suffer in Silence

Last Friday, one of Patrick Faber’s attorney’s, Orson Elrington, lambasted the ComPol for sharing the information following the statement that Faber’s fiancée gave to the police. Elrington suggested that Williams [...]

Belize Supports Taiwan at W.H.O. Assembly

The Government of Belize issued a statement today saying it supports the Republic of China Taiwan’s participation at the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly as an observer. G.O.B. says Taiwan is [...]