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When will Senate Inquiry Into Definitive Agreement Commence?

A date is yet to be confirmed for the start of a public hearing to be conducted by a Senate Special Select Committee.  Nonetheless, gears are in motion for an [...]

Immigration Officer Investigated for Questionable Conduct

Earlier this week, a video that was leaked, showing an immigration officer cutting up what appears to be a white powdery substance, went viral. The video shows a disheveled-looking officer [...]

Police Officer Charged for Sexually Assaulting Female Colleague

Thirty-eight-year-old Police Constable Mauricio Cobb pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting his colleague at the Ladyville Police Station on Monday evening.  According to the female officer who filed a complaint [...]

Clinton Medina in Court for Theft of Motor Vehicle

Convicted prisoner Clinton Medina, who is serving time for firearms offenses, is back in court where he is on trial for theft.  Medina is accused of stealing a Toyota Forerunner [...]

High-level U.S. Government Officials Visit Belize

A high-level delegation of the United States government is in Belize to meet with Prime Minister John Briceño and members of his administration. Border security, transnational crime and migration are [...]

The U.S. and Transnational Criminal Operations in Belize

Daniel Erikson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, responded to specific questions on transnational crime. Erikson was asked to elaborate on specific commitments that the United [...]

“We are very concerned about gun violence in the region”- Daniel Erikson

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense was also questioned about the proliferation of firearms in Central America that are manufactured in the United States. A Bloomberg report published in July [...]

USAID Grants $600,000 U.S. to Support Migrants in Belize

The United States Agency for International Development has committed six hundred thousand U.S dollars to assist the International Office of Migration in Belize. The funds are been granted to provide [...]

USAID’s weighs In On Belize Amnesty Program’s Numbers

In 2020, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration contributed five million U.S. dollars to Belize through its international partners. Most of these funds went to support [...]

Haiti Needs Extra Security, Can Belize Assist?

And finally from the U.S. delegation’s visit to Belize, the United States is in discussions with its multilateral partners about the instability in Haiti. At the United States’ request, Belize [...]

Travelers Liquors Limited At 70

Travelers Liquors Limited is celebrating seventy years as one of the nation’s leading spirit manufacturers. What Jaime “Don Omario” Perdomo started as a bar in Belize City in the 1950’s, [...]

I.C.J to Elect New Judges before Belize-Guatemala Land Dispute Resumes

The oral hearings for the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute that is before the International Court of Justice are closed for now and won’t resume until next February. Minister of Foreign Affairs, [...]

Immigration Department Takes Measures to Discourage the Forging of Stamp

In August, thirteen Brazilian nationals were apprehended in the Cayo District with false Belize immigration stamps in their passports. They were escorted to the San Ignacio Police Station and were [...]

San Pedro Town Gets Several Cement Streets

Several dirt roads in residential communities in San Pedro are being cemented as part of a twenty-five million-dollar municipal bond that the Town Council has floated. The roads, which are [...]

Training for Police Officers on Intervention in Mental Health Situations

Despite having rogue cop in the department, as well as incidents of police brutality and, in extreme cases, death, police officers are sworn to protect and serve.  But they are [...]

Belize Recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day

The event was held on the margins of World Suicide Prevention Day that is on September tenth, but is being recognized today. Suicide, although still considered taboo, continues to take [...]

A Small Victory for Men in Child Support Claims

A High Court decision in a case brought against the Attorney General’s Office was handed down in favor of former Tropic Air C.E.O. Steven Schulte.  In 2018, Schulte brought a [...]

“The Law Has To Be Just” – Magali Marin-Young

According to Schulte’s attorney, they were fruitful in having the High Court declare that portion of the Families and Children’s Act unconstitutional.   Magali Marin-Young, SC, Attorney-at-law “We were able [...]

Highlights of the Final 4 Competing Mas Bands

At this time, a showcase is taking place for the four non-competing bands in this year’s Carnival Road March and a News Five team is currently hopping from one location [...]