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Police Charge Guatemalan Man With Murder of Elmer Canto

It was an outrageous story two days ago when it broke: a man embroiled in an argument with a woman over food, another man stepped in to part the fight, [...]

Ronlee Petillo will Stand Trial for Rape After Bail is Revoked

Ronlee Petillo, a Belize City resident who is well known to law enforcement, has been committed to stand trial for rape.  When he appeared before the Chief Magistrate earlier today, [...]

Sarteneja Fisherman Busted for Out-of-season Conch

Thirty-one-year-old Jose Luis Eguizabal appeared unrepresented before the lower courts today where he was fined for being in possession of fifteen pieces of conch during the closed season.  On September [...]

U.D.P. Says It’s Ready for March 2024 Municipals

The next municipal elections are slated for March 2024 and both major political organizations are putting together their respective lists of candidates who will be taking part in the upcoming [...]

125 Applications to Run Under PUP Banner in Municipals 2024

Last night, we told you about the People’s United Party’s meeting at Independence Hall where the national executive discussed the municipal elections slates for March 2024. As many as one [...]

Sending Security to Haiti from Belize

When a high-level U.S. delegation visited Belize in early August, discussions were held about the likelihood of Belize joining a multinational security mission to Haiti to help stabilize the country. [...]

Shyne Sympathizes with Haiti, but Supports Conscription

When asked for his thoughts on Belize joining the international community in aiding Haiti in this time of upheaval, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow also used the opportunity to suggest that [...]

Shyne’s Take on Addressing Inflation Crisis

The steep hike in the cost of basic food items, fuel and other essentials, remains an issue that the Government of Belize is grappling with.  Several measures have been put [...]

Tacos for Breakfast is Culture, But Prices Have Increased

Tacos have been a Belizean staple in every city, town, and village over the last three decades. Many vendors have raised their families by making and selling tacos. They have [...]

Belmopan Vendor Enraged Over Lack of Council’s Consultation

A well-known Belmopan vendor who has been operating in Mae Gordon Park for the past fifteen years is tonight up in arms. Guadalupe Gabourel, the owner of G2 Barbeque, claims [...]

Sugar is Scarce, But Why?

Housewives and bakers experienced the most unusual of situations last week when they discovered that sugar had gone scarce and they were allowed to purchase only a couple pounds each. [...]

Minister Mai to A.S.R/B.S.I & B.S.C.F.A: Resolve Your Issues & Get On with the Business

For well over a year now, government officials have been trying to help the American Sugar Refineries and its partner, the Belize Sugar Industries Limited and the Belize Sugar Cane [...]

Opposition Leader Cans Prime Minister’s Independence Address

Prime Minister John Briceño delivered his annual Independence Day address last Thursday in Belmopan, where an official ceremony was held in commemoration of Belize’s forty second anniversary of self-rule.  His [...]

Why Borrow Money to Build Another Administration Building in Belize City?

On Friday, the Social Security Board introduced a proposal for the construction of another administration building adjacent to the Eleanor Hall Building on Lake Independence Boulevard.  That undertaking would be [...]

Prime Minister Doesn’t Watch TV Ads

And, Prime Minister Briceño was also asked about a recent television ad in which Gulab Sharma, one of the principal investors in Portico Enterprises Limited, is being heavily criticized. This [...]

Five Organizations in Belize Are CARSI-ESF 2023 Grants Recipients

During a ceremony held today in Belmopan, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the recipients of five, 2023 Central America Regional Security Initiative, Economic Support Fund (CARSI-ESF) grants.  The recipients will partner [...]