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Female Police Recruit Charged for Cyber Offense

Twenty-three-year-old Shania Dominguez, a recruit with the Belize Police Department, has been charged under the Cyber Crime Act.  It is alleged that the resident of Biscayne Village, who appeared unrepresented [...]

Rival Gang Members Make Peace in Court

Members of rival Belize City gangs called a truce in court earlier today after they chose not to proceed with criminal charges against each other.  Esmir Garrido, a convicted member [...]

ComPol on Police Prison Vans; Will It Be Replaced?

Remember Derrick Uh? He is the twenty-year-old Cristo Rey villager who died inside the back of a police prisoner van in Corozal back in August of last year. There was [...]

Minister of Disaster Risk Management: Area Reps Will Have to Help Villages with No Fire Engines

On Monday, two families in Seine Bight Village lost everything they owned when a fire mysteriously started in a bedroom of one of the houses and spread quickly through the [...]

The Healthy Business of Coconut Water

Coconut water, it’s the latest craze in the local beverage industry. Referred to as Mother Nature’s Gatorade, coconut water contains a variety of nutrients that provide a number of health [...]

Vegetable Farmers Meet to Discuss 2022/2023 Crop Production

Vegetable producers from across the country met this morning in Belmopan for the National Vegetable Stakeholders Meeting.  The annual session addressed the current status of the national vegetable crop production [...]

Farmers Raise Concerns About Vegetable Crops

The role of the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation is to assist farmers with promoting and selling their produce.  Participating in this dialogue allows BMDC to understand what quantities of [...]

New Lab Spaces for Histopathology & Toxicology at the National Forensic Science Service

In Belize, there are approximately fifty forensic practitioners. In the forensic lab there are fifteen, five in the medical examiner’s office and in the scenes of crime unit, there are [...]

Department of Local Government Responds to Town Boundary Dispute in the West

The Department of Local Government is resuming activities to complete a municipal boundaries delineation exercise that began in 2012. According to a government release, seven of the nine municipalities are [...]

Consumer Prices Up 6.7% in December 2022

Across the country, consumers experienced an inflation rate of six point seven percent on the cost of goods and services in December 2022.  That is according to the All-items Consumer [...]

Addressing Climate Change and Health Issues Through a Campaign

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre today launched a campaign for students in Belmopan on climate change and how it impacts health. The campaign, which will involve a variety of [...]

Anti-Microbial Competition Winners Announced

Microbial disease – it’s not something we hear of every day if you’re a lay person, but it is a very real health issue that can affect us all. So [...]

Preparing for a Mechanism for the Loss and Damage Fund Heading into COP 28

Earlier, we heard how much climate change can impact the health of our people if we keep emitting greenhouse gases that are depleting our ozone layer. Belize is among the [...]

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 [...]