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William Dawson: The Legacy of a Lion

This morning, Belizeans woke up to the shocking news of the untimely passing of William Dawson, the chairman of the Leadership Intervention Unit. His contributions to crime fighting, particularly throughout [...]

The Hard Task of Indentifying a New L.I.U. Chairman Following Dawson’s Passing

And, as you heard in the interviews with those impacted by the life of William Dawson, he is irreplaceable. But, someone will have to be chosen to take up the [...]

Minister Musa on Marco Vidal “I Believe Charges Should Be Laid”

When we caught up with Minister Musa earlier today, he was also asked for his take on the Marco Vidal surveillance footage. As we have reported, Vidal was caught on [...]

Garbutt Family of 7 Loses Homes in Belize City Fire

Several members of the Garbutt family are tonight without a roof over their heads after a fire consumed a pair of structures within the family yard on Gentle Avenue. Most [...]

Fire in Seine Bight Village Displaces Ten Persons

Ten persons, including three children, are displaced, following a fire in the Vietnam area of Seine Bight Village on Monday morning. The blaze swept through a yard that had four [...]

What Caused the Fire That Destroyed Two Houses and Partially Damaged Two More in Seine Bight?

While the fire victims are going to need all the help they can get to start over, the big question is what caused the fire that set them back. Today, [...]

Fire Victim Appeals for Fire Truck in Seine Bight

Tasha Anderson lived literally just a few feet away from Macaria Arzu’s house that was completely destroyed. Anderson told us that she suffered very minor losses but her house is [...]

Chamber Takes on Campaign Financing Reform

The urgent need for campaign financing reform is an issue of national importance that continues to be treated as a political football.  Both major parties have raised the subject and [...]

Chamber Puts Together Draft Campaign Financing Legislation

According to Marcelo Blake, president of the B.C.C.I., the preliminary version of the proposed legislation requires the input of a legal drafter to formally craft the language of the bill. [...]

Is Cannabis Legislation Being Shelved For Good?

When we caught up with Minister Musa today we also asked him for an update on the proposed cannabis referendum. As we have said, the cannabis legislation was shelved back [...]

A Social & Behaviour Change Communication Campaign is Launched

Data from the Belize Crime Observatory shows the number of reported cases of gender-based violence increased by twenty-five percent between 2021 and 2022. It remains a key pillar in the [...]

Red Cross Building Capacity to Provide Cash Relief in Aftermath of Disasters

The Belize Red Cross has come to be known as the humanitarian organization that is on the ground, supporting the government with relief to those affected during times of natural [...]

Andel Alvarez Charged Criminally Despite Being Paralyzed

Twenty-seven-year-old Andel Jamaal Alvarez was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital earlier today, eleven days after he was shot by police in Punta Gorda.  Alvarez has been left paralyzed [...]

Autopsy Certifies Cause of Death of Woman Who Fell to Her Death

We have been reporting about the mishap at Serenity Shores Resort in San Pedro that claimed the life of seventy-six-year-old Joy Quyle. The Belizean-American retiree was trying to use a [...]

How’s the Minimum Wage Adjustment Coming Along?

The five dollar minimum wage came into effect on New Year’s Day, notwithstanding several concerns being raised by the business community ahead of its implementation.  Since the adjustment came into [...]

Human Development Update on Hurricane Relief

It’s been almost two months since Hurricane Lisa hit Belize, affecting over five thousand families. While most of the affected persons have received some level of support from NEMO, as [...]