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BDF Soldier Arraigned and Remanded on Murder Charge

Late Tuesday evening, police charged a B.D.F. Soldier with the murder of a civilian from Orange Walk.  News Five’s Marion Ali was at the court today. She also spoke with [...]

B.D.F. Has Zero-Tolerance Police for Brutality against Civilians

It is not often that we hear of or report on brutality at the hands of B.D.F. soldiers. The last known incident of brutality for which soldiers were involved was [...]

Private Williams to be Suspended; Baeza Family to Receive Assistance

Even as Private Williams has been charged, he will be facing internal discipline. The procedure now is that a submission will be made to the Security Services Commission for his [...]

Musa: Police Acted Swiftly to Charge Williams

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, commended the police department for acting swiftly in charging B.D.F. officer Williams for the crime of murder. He also sent his condolences to the [...]

Minister Dolores Speechless about B.D.F. Brutality

The video of the B.D.F. soldier beating a man already unconscious on the ground in Orange Walk sent shockwaves across country. Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, [...]

Pastor Wade and Minister Musa on Opposite Ends of Cannabis Bill Debate

The debate is raging. Should the Briceño Administration move to legalize marijuana be taken to a national referendum? The churches, the opposition and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize [...]

Musa Says There Will be Cannabis Public Awareness Campaign

Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa says G.O.B. is committed to carrying out a public education and awareness campaign on the pros and cons of cannabis. He also noted the [...]

Business Owners Say Parking Meters are Causing Hell on Entertainment Strip

Belizean motorists are being saddled with exorbitant fuel prices, and the new extra parking fees in Belize City seem to be adding to that stress. While the Indian community has [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse Passes

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse Junior passed away earlier today. The former parliamentarian had been suffering from cancer for a while and had been on treatment. His daughter, Tanya Felicia [...]

BAR Association Condemns Excessive Force Displayed by Security Services

While Williams will have his day in court with the aid of an attorney to put up a defense, the Bar Association of Belize has condemned the use of excessive [...]

Public Encouraged to Report Police Abuse to Professional Standards Branch

The police officer who was involved in an altercation with a civilian over the weekend at the Belize City municipal airport has since been placed on interdiction. According to Minister [...]

Anger Management and Psychological Assistance Needed for Police Officers Too

Minister Musa agrees that police officers also need to have some anger management classes. In fact, he has been pushing to have a psychologist assigned to the men and women [...]

A Wheelchair Accessible Disability Bus

Today, a wheelchair accessible bus was handed over to the Disabilities Desk within the Ministry of Human Development by a recently established business process outsourcing company in Belize City.  News [...]

Activities to Celebrate Autism Month

It’s Autism Month and activities held across the country are led by Autism Belize. This young organization is creating awareness, bringing the needs of autistic people and their families to [...]

Autism Belize: Policy Action is Next Step

Founder and executive chair of Autism Belize, Christy Castillo Almeida says that outside of visiting school and talking about improving special education as well as being more inclusive, there is [...]

F-PIC Protocol Filed with C.C.J., Despite Objections

The F-PIC protocol, which has now been renamed by the Briceño administration as the free prior, inform consultation process, has been filed with the Caribbean Court of Justice, despite objections [...]

A Roadmap Going Forward; Customary Land Policy

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled against G.O.B. and in favor of the Maya community of Jalacte and two villagers for the construction of the Jalacte Road without free, prior [...]

Ping-pong Diplomacy Between Belize and Guatemala?

Today is celebrated as World Table Tennis Day.  It is also the fiftieth anniversary of “ping-pong diplomacy” which refers to the exchange of table tennis players between the United States [...]