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Waterloo Drags Minister of Sustainable Development to Court

The Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management is headed to court, following an application filed on behalf of Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited on March sixteenth.  Viewers [...]

Appeals Tribunal: Is Professor Terry Hughes Also Compromised?

News 5 has confirmed that hotelier Lucy Fleming has written to Judge Farnese declining the appointment to the appeals tribunal, citing her own reasons for doing so. In the case [...]

Bevan Alford is Remanded for Eight Miles Murder

Eighteen-year-old Bevan Curtis Alford was arraigned earlier today for the murder of Freddy Chicas whose decomposing body was retrieved a week ago from an area near the Eight Mile community.  [...]

Jungle Rat Gets Life in Prison for Murder

A life sentence was handed down in the courtroom of Justice Herbert Lord earlier today, several months after twenty-seven-year-old Jason Sanchez, also known as Jungle Rat, was convicted of murder.  [...]

Elmer Nah’s Case Adjourned Until May 17th

He was supposed to appear in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today in one of several adjournments his case is expected to see, but Elmer Nah’s case was further adjourned until [...]

Commissioner on Crime: Trial Farm in Orange Walk Will See More Police Presence

Serious crimes in Belize City might have been on a decline over the past few weeks, but Commissioner of Police Chester Williams explained that in the districts, particularly in Orange [...]

Police to Boos Presence on John Smith Link Road

The Commissioner said that the police department is also relying on technology to help them fight crime. He said that surveillance cameras have been installed in San Pedro and more [...]

$177,000 Lamanai Conservation and Preservation Project Launched

The Lamanai Archaeological Reserve was designated back in 1985; four years after Belize gained its independence. It is said to be the archaeological site with the longest occupational history in [...]

Free Education in Toledo and Stann Creek Districts in 2023

Four high schools in Belize City are currently benefiting from the Ministry of Education’s free education program. Last week Friday, Prime Minister John Briceño announced that students in the Toledo [...]

$261,000,000 in Projected Expenditure for MoECST in 2023

The rollout of the free education program to four additional high schools will come at a cost. That is one of the many reasons why the Ministry of Education, Culture, [...]

Minister of Education Addresses Violence in Belize City High Schools

Minster Fonseca also responded to concerns about the safety of students attending high school in Belize City, following recent reports of violent altercations in a couple of schools where the [...]

Sixty-two Women Police Officers Promoted

The Belize Police Department has joined others that have decided to honour their female members during this, Women’s Month. Today, the department recognized sixty-two women through promotions they have earned [...]

Higher Than Usual Number of Police Pass Exams this Time Around

In previous years there have been reports that the officers who sit the exams perform poorly with most of them failing to record a passing mark. That oftentimes prohibited them [...]

More New Police Officers to Be Recruited This Year

And in keeping with its mandate to uphold law and order, the Belize Police Department will add more to its numbers in the coming months. Commissioner Williams explained that while [...]

A Peace March in Honor of William Dawson

William Dawson,  the venerable head of the Leadership Intervention Unit, passed away from health complications in late January.  Since then, the Ministry of Home Affairs has yet to name a [...]

Lives Changed Through Adoption

The topic is often a sensitive one—the placement of a child in the children’s home system does not come from the best circumstances. There are currently nine children’s home functioning [...]