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Ministry of Health and Wellness Restocks COVID Vaccine Supply

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has restocked its supply of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. A donation of ten-thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Belize yesterday from the Government of [...]

Tracey Betancourt is Wanted By Police Following Bench Warrant

After four months of trial, the case against two Belizean residents,  twenty-five-year-old Tracey Betancourt, a resident of Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro and Amara Street resident, and thirty-eight-year-old Leon Walford, [...]

Paul Jex Jr. is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Life imprisonment was the sentence handed down late this evening against twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jex Junior, a father of two, who was convicted of raping a twenty-one-year-old woman last week in December [...]

B.D.F. Volunteer Battalion learns Jungle Survival Skills in San Antonio Village, Toledo

The Belize Defense Force Volunteer Battalion is conducting its Annual Battle Camp in San Antonio Village, Toledo District. The training, which runs from July seventeenth to July thirty first, is [...]

Youth Organization Names Representative on P.C.C.

The Young Leaders Alliance of Belize (YLAB) has named its representatives to the People’s Constitution Commission.  A release from the youth organization says its membership decided that Alea Gomez will [...]

Our Circle Launches Equality Fellowship

Our Circle has partnered with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives to provide training towards enhancing the visibility, inclusion, and rights of families formed by lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender [...]

Belize Recognizes Emancipation Day 2022

Ahead of Emancipation Day 2022, the National Institute of Culture and History re- launched its Documentary Heritage of Slavery and Emancipation in Belize. The website gives visitors an insight into [...]

P.M. Briceño Backs Moises Cal Proposed Appointment to P.S.C.

The Government of Belize has made a proposal for Moises Cal to sit on the Public Service Commission as chairman.  Back in 2007, under the Musa administration, Cal, in his [...]

Growing Requests for Representation on the People’s Constitution Commission

The Kriol Council of Belize and two youth representatives have been added to the People’s Constitutional Commission, following Monday’s committee meeting inside the National Assembly. Prime Minister John Briceño says [...]

Former P.U.P. Mayor Anthony Chanona Now P.C.C. Chairman

P.M. Briceño confirmed with reporters that former Belmopan Mayor Anthony Chanona has been appointed to chair the People’s Constitution Commission. There are those who criticize the appointment as a conflict [...]

G.O.B. Stalls Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Control and Licensing Bill 2022, Amidst Concerns from Banking Sector.

There will be a change in the proposed date for the referendum on the legalization of cannabis in Belize. Initially, the referendum had been tentatively set for September fourth, in [...]

P.M. Briceño Reserves Comments on S.S.B. $7 Million Loan

Prime Minister John Briceño briefly weighed in on the controversial seven million dollar Social Security Board loan proposal to Pharmacy Express Limited. In a release yesterday, the private pharmaceutical company [...]

Police Beef Up Presence in Lake-I amidst Flare-ups

The shooting murder of ex-gang boss, Darien Banks on Monday, was reportedly provoked by a shooting on Sunday night, and the shooting of Kenrick Walton just moments after Banks’ murder [...]

ComPol: Belize City has gang flare-ups, not increased gun violence

Clearly Belize City, because of its demographics with the various gang zones, is the most murderous municipality in the country. And the incidents of late have again put the Lake [...]

Police in Dangriga Piecing the Puzzle of Latest Murders Together

There have also been a number of crimes over the past few weeks in Dangriga. Commissioner Williams said that while there are gangs operating in Dangriga, the investigations into the [...]

ComPol: We Get Reports of Drug Planes Every Night

But while there was a suspected “wet drop” a couple weeks ago in southern Belize, Commissioner Williams indicated that there were reports on Monday night of a suspicious plane also [...]

Police to MS-13 Gang: Belize is Not a Haven for You

Earlier, we heard Commissioner of Police Chester Williams speak of the gang flare-ups in the Lake Independence area and the collaborative efforts directed at diffusing further retaliation in that community. [...]

Bar Association Further Explains Senior Courts Bill

The coming together of various branches of the judiciary to form what will hereafter be known as the Senior Courts, succeeds a piece of legislation that was introduced in parliament [...]

Bar Association’s Role in the Improved Judicial System

With the pending amalgamation of the court system, where will the legal fraternity fall within this new arrangement and what will its role be?   Hector Guerra, Vice President, Bar [...]

Tribunal against P.C. Trapp to Begin

While we were with the Police Commissioner, the media asked for an update on the progress of the tribunal of Police Constable Alicia Trapp. She is the officer who went [...]

ComPol: Investigation into Fatal Accident Suggests P.M.’s Driver Not at Fault

The matter of the fatal traffic accident on the night of Sunday, July seventeenth, when fifty-eight-year-old Sherwin Leslie was knocked down and killed by a vehicle driven by the Prime [...]

Delroy Cuthkelvin Speaks Out Following Expulsion from U.D.P.

Last night we told you that U.D.P. firebrand Delroy Cuthkelvin has been expelled from his party. Well, Cuthkelvin says he does not consider himself expelled from the U.D.P.  He was [...]

Former Minister Rene Montero Back; Police to Levy Charge

He has been away from Belize for over a year, reportedly to seek medical attention, but he is wanted by the state to face a charge of Willful Oppression Contrary [...]

A Woman Falls to Her Death at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Thirty-five-year-old Lucero Aguirre lost her life on Tuesday morning while visiting the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.  The resident of San Juan Village, Stann Creek District, was along with her family [...]

14 Belizean Athletes Attend Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year in Birmingham, England and a delegation comprising of fourteen athletes has travelled to the U.K. to participate in cycling, triathlon and athletics. [...]