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Twelve Persons Displaced By Late-Morning Fire in King’s Park, Belize City

A devastating late-morning fire on Simon Lamb Street in Belize City has left up to twelve individuals displaced. A two-storey wooden apartment building occupied by eighty-five-year-old landlord Neftale Martinez, his [...]

National Fire Service Addresses Simon Lamb Street Fire

Late this evening, we heard from Kenneth Mortis, the Station Supervisor at the National Fire Service. According to Mortis, a preliminary investigation has revealed that the house fire was unintentionally [...]

Station Supervisor Responds to Criticisms of Water Shortage in Fire Trucks

Mortis also responded to criticisms that the department’s approach to fighting the fire contributed to its spread. There was also disapproval coming from onlookers over the fact that the fire [...]

B.B.A. Issues Ultimatum to Ministry of Transport, But What’s Next for the Industry?

Tonight, a final demand has been made by disgruntled bus operators who are calling for the removal of the chairman of the Transport Board.  It’s the latest development in a [...]

B.B.A. Explains Its Floralia Issues

According to Shaw, while the B.B.A. initially started out with an amicable relationship with the Minister of Transport and the Department of Transport, things went south when Floralia Limited was [...]

Thomas Shaw and Rodwell Ferguson Go Tit for Tat

While Shaw insists that the B.B.A.’s gripe with Floralia is not a personal attack on the owners of the company, Transport Minister Rodwell Ferguson also responded to the position taken [...]

Rear Door for Silva’s Bus Flies Off on the Boulevard

This weekend, passengers onboard an outbound Silva’s bus were taken aback when the rear door of the bus flew off.  It happened in Belize City on Central American Boulevard and [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Express Discontent at Removal of Dr. Andre Sosa and Board Chair; Minister Says It’s for the Best

Today the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers’ Union expressed disappointment and discontent with the removal of Doctor Andre Sosa, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors. In a press release [...]

Minister of Health: Ministry of Health’s Budget for New Fiscal Year Will Have to Include Funding to Assist K.H.M.H

And as the Cabinet huddles over the next few weeks to finalize its National Budget draft, public health care is expected to be one of the top priority areas, as [...]

Cabinet Meets with World Bank

A team of officials from the World Bank is in Belize and met earlier today with the Cabinet in Belize City. The team comprised representatives from the International Finance Corporation, [...]

What Areas of Education with the Ministry of Education Look to Expand in the 2023-24 Fiscal Year

Several areas of the Ministry of Education will be prioritized during the upcoming fiscal year. As Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca told us today that those areas include vocational/technical education, [...]

Where is G.O.B. on Lifting the Increment Freeze?

Last week, the joint unions met with representatives of the government to discuss the increment freeze. The unions want their increments to be unfrozen and they have given April first [...]

Woman Sexually Assaulted in the West; 1 Person Detained

There were no reports of loss of life over the weekend; in fact, according to our archives, there was no gun violence recorded since last Monday.  There is, however, a [...]

Fight in Maya Mopan; Police Patrol Saved Victim’s Life

The Belize Police Department recently activated a police substation in the Maya Mopan community on the outskirts of Belmopan. That twenty-four-hour presence by officers may have very well saved the [...]

Businessman Robbed in Belize City; Cops Recover Stolen Money, Phone

On Sunday, there was a brazen robbery of a businessman on Mahogany Street Extension in Belize City and it was allegedly committed by minors.  Police say that the forty-two-year-old was [...]

Police Charge Ryan McCulluch for Attempted Murder of Two Youth

Police have charged twenty-three-year-old Ryan McCulluch with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that occurred on February fourteenth in Ladyville. McCulluch is accused of opening fire on sixteen-year-old Kylee [...]

Belize’s First Human Trafficking Academy

Belize’s first human trafficking academy commenced today at Umaya Resort on the Placencia Road in southern Belize. Engaged in the week-long training are personnel from the justice sector, including human [...]

Ministry of Human Development to Investigate Case of a Madam in Toledo

During her speech today, Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia said that while Belize has been doing well, there are more cases of potential familial human trafficking in Belize. The [...]

Francis Hauze Takes The Spotlight in This Week’s Player Profile

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday. I am Paul Lopez. Belize has produced a number of outstanding athletes that have travelled abroad to play for teams in [...]