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Popular Street Figure, Alrick Smith Shot Dead

The rivalry between feuding street gangs in the Lake Independence area may have led to another murder on Thursday night – that of well-known street figure, Alrick Smith. The brazen [...]

Keon Dennison Gets Life Sentence for 2015 Murder of a Businessman

Justice Ricardo Sandcroft handed down another life sentence. This time it was imposed on twenty-four-year-old Keon Dennison, who was charged for the murder of businessman Rueben Perez.  Back in November [...]

Shakeem Richards Gets Bail

He was charged for the armed robbery at the Puma Gas Station at the corner of Fabers Road and the George Price Highway and following his arraignment on July eleventh; [...]

Fifty-four More City Traffic Officers Now Have Powers of Arrest

The Belize City Council today swore in fifty-four more of its traffic officers as special constables, giving them the powers of arrest. Along with that milestone was the launch of [...]

Peace Corps Belize Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Belize

The United State Peace Corps is celebrating sixty years of service to Belize in the education and health sectors. Following two years without Peace Corps volunteers in Belize, due to [...]

P.U.P. Administration’s Grocery Bag Program, “Alive and Kicking”

Elvia Vega, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development say the Briceño Administration’s Grocery Bag Program is alive and kicking. Reporters caught up with Minister Vega at [...]

U.S. State Department Upgrades Belize’s Human Trafficking Efforts to Tier Two

The Government of Belize has been demonstrating overall increasing efforts in tackling human trafficking, compared to recent years. As a result, Belize was upgraded to tier two in the U.S. [...]

Consumer Price Index is Up for June 2022

The Statistical Institute of Belize has published its Consumer Price Index for June 2022.  Results from the Statistical Institute of Belize’s most recent monthly Consumer Price Index survey showed that, [...]

International Artists Arrive in Belize for Music and Food Festival

In less than twenty-four hours, the first-ever Belize International Music and Food Festival takes place in San Pedro. The culinary aspect includes seventeen booths which will be featuring cultural foods [...]

P.B.L. Offers Training for Workplace Professionalism for Stevedores

The relationship between the Port of Belize Limited and its employees, dozens of stevedores who work tedious shifts loading and offloading cargo entering and leaving the country has been a [...]

Ras Dara Hosts 13th Annual Tribute to Reggae Legends

The thirteenth annual tribute reggae legend Lucky Dube is being held in Belize City on Sunday.  The yearly concert is a means for philanthropist Dara Robinson to raise much needed [...]

Ras Dara Urges Belizean Youths to Put Down the Guns

Ras Dara, whose feeding program also takes in children who have lost loved ones to gun violence, also weighed in on the scourge of crime and violence that continues to [...]

Timmy Stamps’ After School Program for at-risk Youths

Tonight’s look on the bright side highlights the Jah Love evening program where kids from the George Street community are provided with support from a man with a story of [...]

Sugar Crop Closes but A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A. Still Have Fundamental Differences

The 2021-2022 sugar crop comes to a close on Friday, and while the season got off to a rocky start, the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries (A.S.R./B.S.I.) says it ended [...]

Several Factors Hover Over Dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A.

The dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and the B.S.C.F.A. Sugar Cane Farmers Association hovers mainly over them not being able to come to terms on a commercial agreement. But to sign off [...]

Over A Hundred Thousand Tons of Sugar Cane Lost This Year

While the two parties continue to negotiate to sign off on a commercial agreement, another issue this year was that there were significant losses from cane that remained in the [...]

B.S.I. Says Its Has Safety Measures in Place for Vehicle Fleet

Over the past two months, there have been two trucks belonging to Belize Sugar Industries Limited that were involved in serious traffic accidents. Luckily for the drivers behind those vehicles, [...]

Cabinet Discusses Proposed S.S.B. Loan to Pharmacy Express

Cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues of national concern, including a proposed seven million dollar loan from the Social Security Board to Pharmacy Express Limited. On [...]

Cabinet Looks at Cannabis Referendum, Shrimp Industry and Monkey Pox

Elsewhere in today’s Cabinet brief, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde and Henry Charles Usher, Minister of Religious Affairs provided an update on a recent meeting with church leaders.  During the [...]

L.I.U. Attempts to Call a Ceasefire in Lake-I

This morning in the Lake Independence community, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Doctor Richard Rosado led a team from the Leadership Intervention Unit into gang-ridden neighborhoods in an attempt to broker [...]

Will There be Peace in the Village Anytime Soon?

According to Doctor Rosado, today’s meeting with members from the respective groups was intense, as relatives of the individuals injured in the recent spate of shootings are still reeling from [...]

ComPol: 2022 Has Fewer Murders Than Previous Years, So Far

You might be surprised to hear that the murder rate for this year is so far below what it was at this same time in recent years. But when we [...]

The National Curriculum Framework is Launched

Today at the House of Culture in Belize City, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology officially launched the National Curriculum Framework.  The document released is comprehensive and looks [...]

No Teachers to Be Displaced by New Curriculum Framework

During the presentation today, President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Senator Elena Smith said that during the consultation, secondary school teachers expressed concerns about job security. Would the new [...]

Pediatric Vaccines Expiring; Education Minister Not Worried

Pediatric vaccines for children ages five to eleven will be expiring in the next few months and the data shows that of that population, only five thousand, six hundred and [...]