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18 Years in Prison for the Manslaughter of Laddie Gillett

Earlier today, Justice Antoinette Moore sentenced Kareem Martinez, a former police corporal to eighteen years in prison. On April twenty-first, the twenty-nine-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter for the shooting [...]

Two Weeks Later, Still No End to C.W.U./P.B.L. Logjam

The Christian Workers Union, the Port of Belize Limited and the Ministry of Labor met earlier this month to commence negotiations for a sugar redundancy package for stevedores.  That meeting [...]

Is Ministry of Labor Ineffective in C.W.U./P.B.L. Negotiations?

According to Hyde, the C.W.U. is of the impression that the Port of Belize seems to believe that government is powerless in bringing pressure to bear on P.B.L. to do [...]

Cordel Hyde Says G.O.B. Should Consider Taking Over P.B.L.

This afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde, the sibling of former C.W.U. president ‘Mose’ Hyde, weighed in on the matter.  The Minister of Natural Resources says that it is time [...]

Is G.O.B. Considering Legislation to Address Port of Magical Belize?

The principals of Port of Magical Belize issued a release on Tuesday stating that Portico Enterprises Limited, Boskalis International and Royal Caribbean Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to [...]

B.D.F. Faces Resistance in Toledo over Destruction of Illegal Airstrips

It is no secret that Belizeans are involved in the transnational drug trade. But there are alarming reports coming out of the deep-south tonight. Belize Defense Force soldiers and police [...]

Soldiers in Toledo Request Increased Investment in Personal Protection

As joint patrols continue to destroy clandestine airstrips in Toledo, members of these field teams are reportedly clamoring for greater personal protection.  Reports are that they are seeking approval to [...]

Mobile Land Clinic in Port Loyola

Today, the mobile land clinic of the Ministry of Natural Resources made its way to south side Belize City, specifically the Port Loyola division. As early as eight-thirty this morning, [...]

The “Pint” in Placencia: Will G.O.B. Reclaim for Public Purpose?

The southernmost tip of Placencia has been privately owned for decades, but residents, as well as visitors, have been enjoying the beach as it is a favourite spot to recreate. [...]

Mitigating the Issues of Land Compensation

Minister of Natural Resources Cordel Hyde also spoke on the issue of huge compensation payouts for lands and possibly enacting laws to prevent future incidents. As we’ve reported in the [...]

A Mother’s Fight for Custody of Her Daughter

On Tuesday night, a Belize City woman took to her social media page to shed light on an ongoing issue involving custody of her four-year-old daughter.  Ashanti Englewood has been [...]

Chef Says Charge after He Was Knocked Down Adds Insult to Injury

A chef who claims that he was the victim of a traffic accident on Monday, near the Pound Yard Bridge, says he is being victimized because he was charged for [...]

Caleb Lashes Out!

UNIBAM’s Executive Director, Caleb Orozco, is lashing out against what he says are premature discussions surrounding the Belize Constitution and the supremacy of God. Orozco sits on the People’s Constitution [...]

Carbon Symposium Looks at Ways of Earning Money While Protecting Forests

The Belize Network of non-governmental Organizations held its first ever Carbon Symposium today. The event created an avenue for stakeholders in the conservation sector to discuss opportunities that can help [...]

Belize Maya Forest Trust Developing Carbon Project With Multiple Benefits

Carbon projects are not new to Belize. They’ve been developed and have been applied for several years now, though they were done on small scales. Now that the world is [...]

A Call for Meaningful Dialogue in Toledo Land Dispute

When we caught up with Cordel Hyde, the Minister of Natural Resources, he also gave his input on the land dispute between the villagers of Laguna and Emory Grove. As [...]

125 Soldiers and Coast Guards Attend Military Training in Louisiana

This morning, the Philip Goldson International Airport was teeming with activity. Over a hundred and twenty Belize Defense Force soldiers and Belize Coast Guard officers left the country en route [...]