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Is Crime in Belize Just Another Political Football?

The unabated murders reported across the country over the holiday weekend have resulted in both political parties pointing the finger at each other. While the Briceño administration is responsible for [...]

Should Ramnarace Brother’s Murderer Be Sentenced to Death?

What is a just punishment for the perpetrator of the Ramnarace brothers’ murders? Numerous Belizeans are calling on authorities to invoke the death penalty in this instance. The deadly attack [...]

Accused Murderer Elmer Nah Did Not Have Valid Firearm License

Elmer Nah Investigators in the murder of Jon and David Ramnarace have yet to locate the murder weapon, according to ComPol Williams. On Tuesday, he told reporters that the suspect’s [...]

Police Commits to Protecting Surviving Victims of Belmopan Double Murder

ComPol Williams was also asked about witness protection for the surviving victims of the double murder. As we reported, Jon’s wife, their child, and David’s common law wife, all survived [...]

ComPol: The Warring Factions in San Pedro is Over Drugs

As we reported on Tuesday, twenty-four-year-old Delson Paguada and thirty-three-year-old Lucio Salazar have been jointly charged with the murder of American national J’Bria Bowens, who was fatally injured in San [...]

Younger Paguada Brother Hurls Allegations at Police  

Not long after the attack, police had a good idea who they believe had committed the crime. They detained Delson Paguada and his younger brother, Tionne, who escaped custody during [...]

ComPol Doesn’t Respond but Lawyers Up

In Tionne Paguada’s live post, he made several libelous allegations against senior members of the San Pedro Police formation over the years, and also against Commissioner Williams. They are allegations [...]

San Pedro Authorities Consider Requests from Residents over Safety Issues near Central Park Area

One of the issues that residents of San Pedro have raised is that the Jaguar Night Spot, which is located right across from the child-friendly Central Park, has of late [...]

ComPol Says U.S. Embassy Support Police Response Following San Pedro Homicide

The U.S. Embassy issued a short statement following Bowens’ killing in which it stated that it was closely monitoring the local authority’s investigation. Commissioner Williams told the media on Tuesday [...]

Shyne Says Prosecutors Failed Fareed Ahmad’s Family

The murder case involving former police officer Michelle Brown, who was accused of killing businessman and well-known Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, ended in December 2020 with an acquittal.  During [...]

Shyne Says Charge John Saldivar for Willful Suppression

Disgraced politician John Saldivar is getting ready to run for U.D.P. standard bearer in Belmopan, but he does not have the blessing of his party leader.  In fact, Shyne Barrow [...]

Shyne Admits to Falling Short on N.P.C. Offensive  

According to Barrow, he should have done more to convince the National Party Council that John Saldivar was not suitable to run for any political office under the United Democratic [...]

Minor Believed Drown in Roaring Creek, Search Begins

Up until news time, residents, police officers and coast guard personnel are in Roaring Creek Village searching for the body of a minor who reportedly went under water at the [...]

Vehicular Load Restrictions for Haulover Bridge

This next story is for commuters who use the Philip Goldson Highway, specifically the Haulover Bridge to enter and exit the city. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has [...]

$5 Minimum Wage Takes Effect; What are the Implication?  

It took effect on January first, and will see those working particularly labour-intensive jobs benefit. Increasing the minimum wage from three dollars and thirty cents to five dollars an hour [...]

Potential Impacts of Minimum Wage Adjustment

While it is a waiting game for now, did the analyses done prior to implementation make reference to potential impacts?   Christopher Coye, Minister of State, Finance “There will always [...]

Peace Walk and Prayer Vigil to Be Hosted in Belmopan

Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio is partnering with Pastor Richard Smith to host a peace rally and prayer vigil in Belmopan on Thursday evening. Both events are being hosted in light [...]

Affordable Food for Belmopan’ Needy

Amidst all the bloodshed that has dominated the news over the past few days, there is a bit of good news to share tonight. In Belmopan, the city council has [...]