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August 16, 2018

Belize

Great Belize Productions Wins Big At 49th CBU Awards

Source: Channel 5 Belize Great Belize Production’s News Five received multiple awards on Tuesday night during the forty-ninth annual Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s Annual General Meeting which was held in Jamaica.  This company earned top honors in nine of twelve television categories.  Our station received eleven distinctions for the excellent work by our news and…

Fatal Chopping: Nephew Attacks Uncle and Runs, Later Caught

Source: Channel 5 Belize Israel Tesecum A man died last night following a chopping incident on Tuesday morning. The victim has been identified as forty-two-year-old Israel Tesecum of the Seven Miles El Progresso community in the Cayo District. Eyewitnesses told News Five that Tesecum was attacked by his nephew, twenty-four-year-old Bartimeus Tesecum who is…

Arthur Saldivar Launches News Lawsuit against P.U.P.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Attorney Arthur Saldviar has launched a second lawsuit against the People’s United Party. Saldivar’s application to contest the P.U.P.’s Belmopan Convention was turned down twice. In the first instance, his application was not accepted by the Vetting Committee because he was on a two-year suspension. Saldivar filed an application for…

Belize Reflects on 70 Years of O.A.S.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Patrick Andrews The Organization of American States was established in 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among the thirty-five countries that make up its membership.  The international union is commemorating its seventieth anniversary this year and on the local front, hosted a ceremony today in recognition of…

O.A.S.’ Many Contributions to the Jewel Are Highlighted

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kenneth Benjamin Throughout the programme there were testimonials of sorts on the O.A.S.’ contribution to the development of Belize, in areas including human development and the justice system.  Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, in his remarks, touched on an initiative to tackle the issue of backsliding in drug addiction.  The O.A.S.…

Cycling Federation Welcomes Brandon Cattouse Back

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elite cyclist Brandon Cattouse has been cleared of allegations that he used performance-enhancement drugs as an athlete who participated in the 2018 Valentine Classic.  While he initially tested positive for a prohibited substance, he has since been vindicated and is looking forward to continuing with his career as a top…

Belizean Female Cyclists Do Well in Bermuda

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belizean athletes Taralee Ordonez and Kaylyn Gillett are back in the Jewel after competing regionally in a cycling time trial competition in Bermuda.  The young riders performed well, capturing the silver and bronze medals, respectively.  Earlier today, we caught up with the cyclists who shared with us their first-time experience…

UB & NICH Sign M.O.U.

Source: Channel 5 Belize The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on matters of education, history and culture.   The agreement has been in the pipeline for some time, but with the University on the verge of implementing new programmes, the formalizing…

Special Ed Teachers Learn About Speech Language Disorders

Source: Channel 5 Belize A three-day language disorder workshop wrapped up today in Belize City. The training which aimed to evaluate the communication disorder among diverse populations targeted thirty-nine special education teaches and rehabilitation officers from across the country. The Pan American Health Organisation sponsored the event and it was organized by the Inspiration…

SUSPECTED MURDER CAPTURED

Source: The Reporter San Ignacio Police, allegedly with the assistance of villagers, have captured Bartimeus Tesecum in the village of Seven Miles El Progesso in the Cayo District. The farmer, 25, was wanted Link: SUSPECTED MURDER CAPTURED

ANOTHER DRUG PLANE LANDS

Source: The Reporter Just after 9:00 this morning Police were called to the Tres Leguas area west of Blue Creek where the found the burnt remains of a white twin-engine aircraft on a Link: ANOTHER DRUG PLANE LANDS

Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in Belmopan

Source: Amandala News 2 quarrels led to the stabbing and chopping deaths of 2 men; the 3rd victim was ambushed with a knife HOPKINS AND BELMOPAN, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Three murders occurred on Saturday, August 11, in two different localities. First, a […] Link: Three murders – 1 in Hopkins, 2 in

British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Police’s investigation into the death of award-winning British filmmaker Richard Foster, 74, who was the owner of Savannah Guest House at Mile 28 ½ on George Price Highway, has led to the arrest of […] Link: British filmmaker Richard Foster’s alleged killers arraigned

Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018– Today is Amandala’s birthday. Forty-nine years ago, the United Black Association for Development (UBAD) introduced its own newspaper, Amandala, on August 13, 1969. The early editions of Amandala were printed on a Gestetner machine […] Link: Amandala’s 49 years of dedication to Belize

Tenth Celebration Cut Short, No Municipal Fair This Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize The spirit of the annual September Celebrations has been dampened somewhat with a dismal announcement coming out of City Hall this evening.  A press release issued by the Belize City Council informs that the Municipal Fair which succeeds the Citizens’ Parade on the Tenth of September has been canceled.  That’s…

Where is the Missing CitCo Heavy Equipment?

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are additional details coming out of an investigation into missing heavy equipment that are the property of the Belize City Council.  A bulldozer, as well as a flatbed trailer, has been recovered; however, other pieces of machinery are still unaccounted for.  Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold provided an update on…

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CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Source: The Reporter The usual September bram that follows the September Tenth parade every year will not take place this year, and the Belize City Council says it is all the fault of Link: CITCO BLAMES NICH AFTER MUNICIPAL BRAM CANCELLED

Cotton Tree Villager Fatally Stabbed in Belmopan

Source: Channel 5 Belize There were two murders in Belmopan on Saturday night. Both victims were stabbed to the neck and later succumbed at the Western Regional Hospital. The first fatal stabbing happened on Rose Garden Street at around seven o’clock. The victim is thirty-two year old Ronnie Daly. He was with some friends…

4 Arraigned in Connection with the Murder of Richard Foster

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is an update to the murder of Richard Foster. The seventy-four-year-old British filmmaker, who made Belize his home forty years ago, was taken from his home at the Savannah Guest House off the George Price Highway last Tuesday and twenty-four-hours later, his body was found in the Rivera area…

SALVAPAN ARGUMENT OVER A BICYCLE ENDS IN MURDER OF 19 yr. OLD

Source: The Reporter A squabble over a bicycle on Saturday night in Belmopan ended when Franklin Tut, 19, was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle. He died shortly after. The altercation Link: SALVAPAN ARGUMENT OVER A BICYCLE ENDS IN MURDER OF 19 yr. OLD

SERIOUS ASSAULT ON REFEREE AT FOOTBALL GAME IN COROZAL

Source: The Reporter There are reports of an assault on a female referee at a football game on Sunday in Corozal. Yuri Daniels, a resident of San Andres was officiating a game between Link: SERIOUS ASSAULT ON REFEREE AT FOOTBALL GAME IN COROZAL

2 MEN CHARGED FOR THE MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL, RICHARD FOSTER

Source: The Reporter Two men have been charged for the murder of British national Richard Foster. The resident of Mile 28.5 was found on Tuesday night in the Rivera area of Belmopan. He Link: 2 MEN CHARGED FOR THE MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL, RICHARD FOSTER

POLICE MAKE ARREST FOR SHOCKING MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Michelle Sutherland, – Police have formally arrested and charged two men for last week’s murder of well-known British national Richard Foster. On August 11th, Andrew Robert Clarke 31 Belizean Link: POLICE MAKE ARREST FOR SHOCKING MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL

A ‘COTTON-TREE VILLAGE MAN’ STABBED TO DEATH IN BELMOPAN

Source: The Reporter A fatal stabbing earlier this evening in Belmopan has claimed the life of a Cotton Tree resident. Credible but unconfirmed reports are that Ronnie Blades was stabbed to death in Link: A ‘COTTON-TREE VILLAGE MAN’ STABBED TO DEATH IN BELMOPAN

ALLEGED GAS STATION ROBBERS INTERCEPTED IN GET AWAY VEHICLE

Source: The Reporter In less than two weeks Puma Coral Grove Gas Station located on the Phillip Goldson Highway came under attack by robbers, but this time police quick response led to the Link: ALLEGED GAS STATION ROBBERS INTERCEPTED IN GET AWAY VEHICLE

TWO HOUSES BURN IN SANTA ELENA, – Reduced to Ashes

Source: The Reporter Two houses, located on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena Town were scorched by fire and reduced to ashes early this morning. There were no reported injuries but house owner Link: TWO HOUSES BURN IN SANTA ELENA, – Reduced to Ashes

SELLING RUM AND WOMEN’S BODIES

Source: The Reporter By Deborah Mencias-McMillan and Lisa M Shoman Sex sells…everything from body lotion to rum. We know that. But does that make it right? The advertising budget for any alcohol product Link: SELLING RUM AND WOMEN’S BODIES

INJUSTICE IN BELIZE & THE JUSTICE & REPARATIONS CONVENTION!

Source: Amandala News In the advent of the Emancipation Day commemoration in Belize gone August 1, 2018, the most relevant question to be asked right now is what the hell happened to “The Justice & Reparations Convention” organized in Belize on October 10, […] Link: INJUSTICE IN BELIZE & THE JUSTICE & REPARATIONS

Internationally renowned British filmmaker murdered

Source: Amandala News Richard Foster’s body was found with ten stab wounds and there were injuries to his head; police say the motive appeared to be robbery BELMOPAN, Thurs. Aug. 9, 2018– Internationally acclaimed British photographer and filmmaker, Richard Foster, 74, was reported […] Link: Internationally renowned British filmmaker murdered

Choice Bank sues Central Bank for damages

Source: Amandala News Choice Bank is also suing the Minister of Finance and the AG BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 9, 2018– According to court papers we have received, the Central Bank of Belize  is being sued by Choice Bank; and not only that: […] Link: Choice Bank sues Central Bank for damages

Robbers Nabbed Minutes after Gas Station Hold Up

Source: Channel 5 Belize The spate of armed robberies continued this afternoon in the city when two men held up two gas pump attendants at PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway. Security footage shows the duo, one armed with a handgun, approaching the unsuspecting attendants and robbing them of an undisclosed amount…

Quality Poultry in Corozal Burglarized

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another robbery of a business house overnight in Corozal Town.  Quality Poultry Product and Chicken Express was jacked sometime after five o’clock on Thursday evening when the store closed for business.  The manager, Ingrid Vega, went back to work this morning at eight o’clock and discovered that thieves…

CitCo Contemplates Suing Over ‘Unaccounted’ Equipment

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner is back in the country. He returned today after spending some days in London for the Jalsa Salana Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. We’ll tell you about his trip later but first, we spoke to the mayor about the recent controversy involving heavy…

Music Camp 2018 Comes to an End

Source: Channel 5 Belize A two-week music camp came to an end today at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts. The camp saw the participation of more than fifty music lovers who learned to play different types of instruments such as the violin and the trumpet. The course was made possible by the Music…

QUALITY POULTRY PRODUCTS IN COROZAL BURGLARIZED

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Miichelle Sutherland, – A thief or set of thieves who burglarized Quality Poultry Products in Corozal Town by cutting off a padlock from off a shutter is now on Link: QUALITY POULTRY PRODUCTS IN COROZAL BURGLARIZED

GOB announce motorcade for volleyball team.

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Michelle Sutherland, – The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Education recently issued their congratulations to the Belize National Volleyball Team on winning the silver medal during the Link: GOB announce motorcade for volleyball team.

Update on Baby Jaguars at CONCACAF Girls Championship

Source: Channel 5 Belize In football news, the Belize National Under-fifteen Female Selection is presently in Bradenton, Florida where it is representing the Jewel in the CONCACAF Girls Championship.  The Baby Jaguars recorded their first victory earlier today against the Virgin Islands with a final score of four-nil.  Prior to that match, the team…

3 Men Detained Following Early Morning Robbery in Mango Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize Robbers jacked a store in Mango Creek, Independence on Wednesday and unknown to them; surveillance camera captured the armed burglary which lasted for just over a minute but likely felt like a lifetime to the victim. Three robbers acting in tandem entered the grocery store named Lisa Store. One held…

1 Man Detained for Murder of Richard Foster

Source: Channel 5 Belize One man has been detained for the fatal stabbing of seventy-four-year-old British filmmaker Richard Foster. Foster’s body was found a day after he was kidnapped from his home at Savanna Guest House on the George Price Highway. His body was found by a resident of the Rivera area of Belmopan…

British Filmmaker, Richard Foster, Found Stabbed to Death

Source: Channel 5 Belize Richard Foster Shockwaves were felt across the conservation and film industry communities after it was learned that the body of seventy-four-year-old Richard Foster was found on Tuesday night. The well known British filmmaker had been brutally stabbed and his body was dumped in the Rivera area of Belmopan. The gruesome…

Additional Details Emerge in the Tragic Story of Antwone Marin

Source: Channel 5 Belize Antwone Marin The National Committee for Families and Children has issued a release on the tragic passing of young Antwone Marin who died by suicide inside his parents’ bedroom in Seine Bight Village.  The frightening incident happened on Monday evening while his siblings were getting their hair braided by a…

Choice Bank Sues G.O.B.

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is a new development in respect of the defunct Choice Bank. The bank’s license was abruptly revoked on June twenty-ninth at the recommendation of the Central Bank of Belize to the Minister of Finance. The Bank is now suing the Minister of Finance, the Central Bank and the Attorney…

Tourism Minister Speaks About Way Forward After San Pedro Fire

Source: Channel 5 Belize San Pedro has a population of twenty-seven thousand residents. The popular tourism destination has been growing by leaps and bounds and the tourism dollar contributes heavily to the economy. The island, however, has been lacking proper fire-fighting equipment for some time and massive fires, at least one recently in which…

National Trade Policy of Belize Public Consultations

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Government of Belize through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade is engaged in creating a coherent and effective trade policy, following the development and approval of a National Trade Policy Framework in 2016.  The idea of the trade policy is to stimulate, as well as contribute to the growth…

Public Input Needed for Trade Policy

Source: Channel 5 Belize The public is invited to attend these important meetings and participate in the process through which government is soliciting collective inputs that would inform the National Trade Policy.   Terrence Simfukwe, Trade Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat “We are doing this process to garner support so that we could own this process…

Belize City – a Child Friendly Municipality in the Making

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Sustainable and Child Friendly Municipality Initiative was introduced back in 2014 to ensure that children feel safe, are provided with the amenities they need, and are healthy and well-informed. As a part of the process, the towns and cities each have a Child Advisory Board where a team of…

Boy, 7, found hanging near dump site in Seine Bight

Source: Amandala News SEINE BIGHT, Stann Creek District, Mon. Aug. 6, 2018– Placencia police have confirmed that a 7-year-old male child was found hanging near the dump site in Seine Bight Village, in South Stann Creek. A resident of the village with whom […] Link: Boy, 7, found hanging near dump site in

87 people homeless after San Pedro fire

Source: Amandala News Fire destroyed 5 houses and partially destroyed 3 others SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Mon. Aug. 6, 2018– A massive fire on Conch Shell Street in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro destroyed 5 houses and left 87 persons […] Link: 87 people homeless after San Pedro fire

Carlos Valdez, 43, murdered in his house in San Pedro

Source: Amandala News SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Mon. Aug. 6, 2018– Carlos “Carlitos” Valdez, 43, a laborer originally from Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District, who has been living in San Pedro for the past 30 years on Caribeña Street, San Pedro, was […] Link: Carlos Valdez, 43, murdered in his house in

What the heck is going on in the Ministry of Health?

Source: Amandala News There is a shortage of pharmaceutical supplies countrywide DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District,  Fri. Aug. 3, 2018– Earlier this week, Ministry of Health officials confirmed that there is a shortage of critical pharmaceutical supplies in the country’s hospitals. All hospitals have […] Link: What the heck is going on in the

CITCO Gets Back Missing Equipment

Source: Channel 5 Belize In a strange and interesting turn of events, two of the three unaccounted vehicles which should have been under the possession of the Belize City Council were returned this afternoon. What’s more interesting is that the person who managed to find where these vehicles were located was Port Loyola Area…

Relief Supplies Distributed for San Pedro Fire Victims

Source: Channel 5 Belize Fire victims in San Pedro are getting their feet back on the ground in the wake of Saturday morning’s massive fire on the island. Ten houses were gutted leaving eighty-seven persons without food and a roof over their heads. Since then, Hope Haven has been providing meals and shelter for…

POLICE INVESTIGATE APPARENT SUICIDE OF BOY, 7

Source: The Reporter The Reporter confirmed late Monday evening that Antwone Jahleel Marin, 7, was pronounced dead shortly before 5:00pm. The boy from Seine Bight was allegedly at the home of a neighbour Link: POLICE INVESTIGATE APPARENT SUICIDE OF BOY, 7

Another Massive Fire on San Pedro; 87 Persons Homeless

Source: Channel 5 Belize Friday night ended horribly in San Pedro where the weekend activities associated with the very popular Costa Maya were marred by tragedy. A fire ignited at a wooden house sweeping uncontrollably through an entire block of houses in the Boca Del Rio area. Shortfalls of the Fire Department impaired their…

Troubles of Fire Department Exposed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Massive fires are not new to the island. Less than two months ago, as many as four family members were burnt to death in a horrible fire. Prior to that two infernos left hundreds of persons destitute in the prime tourism island. The troubles of the Fire Department are well-known,…

Help is on the Way for Boca del Rio Fire Victims

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two days after the fire, a massive humanitarian effort is underway in San Pedro to assist victims of the devastating inferno in Boca del Rio.  An outpour of public assistance from local businesses, as well as concerned residents on the island, has been steady.  Late this evening, clothing, non-perishable food…

Benque Man Stabbed to Death in San Pedro; Suspect Charged

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hours before the devastating fire in San Pedro, a man was stabbed to death inside his house on Caribeña Street on the island.  The chopping victim is Carlos Valdes. He was found lifeless by off-duty police officer, Nestor Campus, around seven-thirty on Friday night.  Campus lives in an adjacent room…

Alleged Murderer Breaks Free; Police Investigate Their Own

Source: Channel 5 Belize Have you seen Nyle Vasquez from Dangriga? The wanted man is on the run and police are looking for him. On Saturday, the twenty-four-year-old construction worker was arrested and charged for the July second murder of Melvin Locke that happened in Dangriga. But Vasquez escaped from police custody a few…

FIRE CHIEF BLAMES CONGESTION FOR SPREAD OF FIRE IN SP

Source: The Reporter The National Fire Service has come under fire in San Pedro, where 87 persons have allegedly been left homeless by a blaze which occurred on Saturday at around 1:10am. Many Link: FIRE CHIEF BLAMES CONGESTION FOR SPREAD OF FIRE IN SP

MAN DETAINED FOR MURDER ESCAPES POLICE CUSTODY

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – Police say that Nyle Vasquez, who was charged for the murder of Melvin Locke in Dangriga, and who was detained to be taken to Link: MAN DETAINED FOR MURDER ESCAPES POLICE CUSTODY

QUALITY POULTRY BELMOPAN OUTLET ROBBED

Source: The Reporter REPOTER, Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – Robbers got away with a significant amount of cash and a delivery truck from the Quality Poultry Chicken Belmopan outlet on Saturday afternoon. It Link: QUALITY POULTRY BELMOPAN OUTLET ROBBED

Police Make Arrest for Murder of Dangriga Resident

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – Dangriga Police have arrested and charged Nyle Vasquez, 24, a construction worker of Sabal’s Community, Dangriga for the murder of Melvin Sylvestre Locke. The Link: Police Make Arrest for Murder of Dangriga Resident

Corozal family’s home sprayed with bullets

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – A Corozal family came under fire last night when their house was sprayed with at least nine bullets. Police confirmed the incident after they Link: Corozal family’s home sprayed with bullets

Fire in San Pedro destroys five homes

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – Fire in San Pedro destroys five homes and partially guts three more A Fire in San Pedro Town early this morning completely wiped out five Link: Fire in San Pedro destroys five homes

PAINTER WAS FATALLY STABBED IN SAN PEDRO TOWN

Source: The Reporter reporter:  Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – A painter was fatally stabbed in San Pedro Town last night. The Reporter has confirmed that the victim is Carlitos Valdez, 50, of Caribena Link: PAINTER WAS FATALLY STABBED IN SAN PEDRO TOWN

POLICE FIND ALMOST 7 POUNDS OF WEED IN SOUTH SIDE, BELIZE CITY

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – Police say that separate searches they conducted recently on the south side of Belize City have yielded close to seven pounds of marijuana, but Link: POLICE FIND ALMOST 7 POUNDS OF WEED IN SOUTH SIDE, BELIZE CITY

Eamon vs Arthur showdown over Belmopan candidacy

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 2, 2018– The People’s United Party constituency convention to select a standard bearer to represent Belmopan in the next general election has been put on hold until the end of this month, when the re-registration exercise […] Link: Eamon vs Arthur showdown over Belmopan candidacy

The referendum – let all Belizeans vote

Source: Amandala News The Government has set 10th April 2019 as the date on which Belizeans, in referendum, will decide whether to submit the claim by Guatemala to Belizean territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). According to the media, the much-heralded […] Link: The referendum – let all Belizeans vote

American-Belizean suing for false imprisonment

Source: Amandala News He is suing the Attorney General of Belize; the Department of Immigration; Edgar Cano, Senior Immigration Officer; and the Belize Police Department BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 2, 2018– An American man, Norman Kaufman, who became a naturalized Belizean, has filed […] Link: American-Belizean suing for false imprisonment

Jasmine Alert celebrates 6th anniversary

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Tues. July 31, 2018– Jasmine Alert, an early warning system implemented to find abducted or missing children quickly, before they are killed or harmed, celebrated its 6th anniversary today. The program was created in 2012 in the memory […] Link: Jasmine Alert celebrates 6th anniversary

Belmopan City Council employees stage protest over no-pay

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Thurs. Aug. 2, 2018– Workers of the Belmopan City Council and their transport officers’ colleagues have reportedly been having difficulties collecting their pay since April. Today, during their break time, over 20 workers staged a protest at the main […] Link: Belmopan City Council employees stage protest over no-pay

Tourism Minister Breaks His Silence on Cayo Rosario Project

Source: Channel 5 Belize Cayo Rosario is back in the headlines tonight. The island is located on west Ambergris Caye and is part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve expansion where a massive development is being proposed. The multimillion-dollar investment already has an approved ECP from the Department of the Environment. It involves the…

Minister Heredia Confident that He is Unbeatable

Source: Channel 5 Belize Manuel Heredia Jr. Whether Greif’s application will be accepted or not will be known next week after the party’s vetting committee meets. But disrespect aside, Heredia Junior is confident that he is unbeatable.   Manuel Heredia Jr., Area Rep., Belize Rural South “I don’t focus too much on what the…

Another NO to Arthur Saldivar Political Aspiration

Source: Channel 5 Belize Arthur Saldivar There is another ‘NO’ to Arthur Saldivar; he aspired to run for the People’s United Party in the Belmopan constituency, but his application has been turned down one more time. In the first instance, a suspension was lifted, but the Vetting Committee decided he had to sit out…

Sedi Walks Back ‘Crazy’ Talk

Source: Channel 5 Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington rubbed many the wrong way on July fifth when he used the word crazy to describe those who would vote ‘NO’ in respect of the upcoming I.C.J. referendum.  Among those is the Belize Territorial Volunteers, which translated the minister’s statement to mean that government is embarking…

TAIWAN DONATES TOWARD SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor, – The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated towards Belize’s September celebrations. Last week Friday, Second Secretary at the Taiwanese embassy in Link: TAIWAN DONATES TOWARD SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS

EDITORIAL – August 3rd. 2018

Source: The Reporter To put it bluntly, we are disappointed in both the UDP and the PUP for not providing the leadership needed to address the Guatemalan claim to Belize with respect to Link: EDITORIAL – August 3rd. 2018

Chamber Concerned About Crime

Source: The Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has raised concerns over the increased crime, specifically robberies and burglaries, targeting business owners over the last few months, primarily in Belize Link: Chamber Concerned About Crime

BABY ETANA LAID TO REST

Source: The Reporter The memory of the little pink casket in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets to the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery on Wednesday will be a lasting reminder to the family and Link: BABY ETANA LAID TO REST

COMMUNITY ICON DIES AT SEA

Source: The Reporter David Alamilla, 37, was pronounced dead at 2:30pm Wednesday after he suffered an asthma attack after an accident at sea. His death has shocked not only the Belama community where Link: COMMUNITY ICON DIES AT SEA

DID CHILD ACCIDENTALLY TORCH FAMILY’S HOME?

Source: The Reporter REPORTER:  Michelle Sutherland, News Staff – A fire lit by a nine-year-old under a house on Fern Lane in Belize City on Wednesday afternoon may have resulted in the total Link: DID CHILD ACCIDENTALLY TORCH FAMILY’S HOME?

CROOKS CAUGHT ON CAMERA CHARGED!

Source: The Reporter Surveillance camera footage of a foiled armed robbery at CP Gas on the Phillip Goldson Highway led Police straight to two Belize City men who have since been arrested and Link: CROOKS CAUGHT ON CAMERA CHARGED!

Odette’s Home Center in Orange Walk Targeted by Thieves

Source: Channel 5 Belize Wilfredo Ferrufino There was another robbery under the cover of dark in Orange Walk Town. The popular Odette’s Home Center, at the corner of Main and Baker’s Streets, was targeted by a group of thieves around one a.m. today.  The culprits first attacked fifty-two-year-old security guard Jose Matus; his hands…

Still No Leads in Recent City Murders

Source: Channel 5 Belize Etana Bennett Three-year-old Etana Bennett was laid to rest on Wednesday and funeral services are outstanding for Dean Nembhard Junior. The two are recent victims of gun violence in different areas of the south side of Belize City and in both instances; the murders were as a result of gang…

Police Report on Drowning of David Alamilla

Source: Channel 5 Belize David Alamilla Family and friends of the popular cabinet maker David Alamilla continue to reel from his sudden death. Alamilla died after a skiff he was travelling in capsized on Wednesday morning near Moho Caye.  He and his workers were towing another boat carrying lumber, when that skiff began taking…

“El Nene” from Sinaloa Cartel captured in Mexico

Source: Amandala News Mexican reports say he is a Belizean CHETUMAL, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mon. July 30, 2018– The Sinaloa Cartel is an international cartel that is involved in drug trafficking, money laundering, and other forms of organized crime. On Thursday, July 26, […] Link: “El Nene” from Sinaloa Cartel captured in Mexico

Swine flu back in Belize

Source: Amandala News COROZAL DISTRICT, Mon. July 30, 2018– Earlier in this month, Quintana Roo had confirmed over 20 cases of the H1N1 influenza virus and at least 3 deaths because of it. On Friday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Belize issued […] Link: Swine flu back in Belize

Rush International contingent visits the Jewel

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 30, 2018– Arriving in Belize this evening was a football contingent from Rush International, including 12 youth players and 4 adult coaches/chaperones.  Among the adults are reportedly Brian Lux (Director of International affairs), Kris Downs (Global […] Link: Rush International contingent visits the Jewel

Belize welcomes Professor Bayyimah Bello

Source: Amandala News Emancipation Day theme is “Free Your Mind” BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 30, 2018– For several years now, the United Black Association for Development (UBAD) Education Foundation (UEF) has been sponsoring a guest lecturer to commemorate and honor Belize’s African ancestors […] Link: Belize welcomes Professor Bayyimah Bello

Cabinet Maker David Alamilla Drowns At Sea

Source: Channel 5 Belize David Alamilla A well-known businessman died today at sea. Thirty-seven-year-old cabinet maker David Alamilla drowned near Moho Caye when the boat he and four of his workmen were traveling on capsized. The group was en route to Saint George’s Caye in a thirty-two-foot boat towing a twenty-six-foot skiff carrying lumber…

Coast Guard Responded to Capsized Boat

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alamilla’s body was brought to an area by Dolphin Park around one-thirty this afternoon before it was taken to the morgue at the K.H.M.H.  The Belize Coast Guard responded to a distress call around ten-forty-five this morning about the capsized skiff transporting lumber from Belize City to Saint George’s Caye.…

Baby Etana Is Laid to Rest at the Lord Ridge Cemetery

Source: Channel 5 Belize The death of three-year-old Etana Bennett, another innocent toddler who has fallen victim to the senseless gun violence that continues to plague our society, has once again galvanized residents of Belize City.  This afternoon, grieving mothers, as well as friends and relatives of the slain infant, poured into Saint John’s…

Ranchito Resident Charged for Fatal RTA in Corozal Town

Source: Channel 5 Belize Olhuin Elmer Hall The driver of a vehicle which knocked down Armando Uitz, a Corozal resident, is facing a slew of charges. Thirty-one-year-old Uitz sustained head and body injuries and succumbed on Monday at the K.H.M.H. were he was transferred to for medical treatment.  He was on College Road on…

Hit & Run Victim Dies; Driver to be Charged with Manslaughter

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hit and run victim, Armando Uitz passed away on Monday afternoon at the K.H.M.H, less than forty-eight hours after he was knocked down on College Road in Corozal Town.  The thirty-one-year-old resident sustained severe head and body injuries on Saturday night just before eight o’clock when he was hit from…

SMART TECHNOLOGY – CAN IT WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME ?

Source: The Reporter Deseree Cain Arzu Wildlife Conservation Society Six years ago, Marine Protected Areas managers in Belize tested and gave the nod of approval for use of the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Link: SMART TECHNOLOGY – CAN IT WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME ?

2 More Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu

Source: Channel 5 Belize A fifteen-month-old infant and an adult are the latest persons to have contracted Swine Flu; both are from the Belize District.  The confirmation was sent to the Ministry of Health after test results were in this morning. This puts the number of confirmed H-one-N-one flu cases to five in public…

Dean Nembhard Jr., a Man Marked for Death

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Nembhard Jr. Just before midnight on Friday, Dean Nembhard Junior was shot three times. The twenty-two-year-old, who just celebrated his birthday a week ago, was rushed to the hospital but a few hours later he passed away on Saturday. Police say Nembhard Junior was hanging out with friends on…

Police Remove Weapons and Drugs from City Streets

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the fight against crime, police operations in the Port Loyola area netted five weapons and stash of weed. Over the weekend, police conducted a search in an empty lot on Nurse Finley Crescent and discovered the pistols, a revolver and the drugs. Ballistic tests will be carried out to…

Armed Robbers Get Away with Safe from Belize Waste Control

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo Armed robbers targeted the Belize Waste Control office on the George Price Highway on Friday morning. The robbers, who cut their way through a fence to access the compound, relieved the S.O.S. Security Guards of their firearms and made their way into one of the offices from where…

Deputy ComPol Speaks on Harpy Security Robbery

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Friday, we reported on the brazen robbery of Harpy Security on Antelope Street Extension. The incident happened around six in the evening when a guard, thirty-four-year-old Dion Gentle, was assaulted by one of three robbers who took away a bag with firearms that belonged to the company. Two are…

Mayan Land Rights Case Back Before C.C.J.

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Government and the Mayas of southern Belize are back before the Caribbean Court of Justice. This morning’s session was to provide a status update to the CCJ on the progress made in implementing the 2015 Consent Order with respect land rights of the indigenous Maya people. The Consent Order…

M.L.A. Disappointed with G.O.B.’s Lack of Commitment

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Cristina Coc, the Mayan Communities have expressed concerns over the lack of commitment by the Maya Land Rights Commission with regards to a work plan. She says that the mistrust between the parties is building.   Cristina Coc, Spokesperson, MLA “The commission did not meet with us at…

Taiwanese President to Make Official Visit to Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize The president of Taiwan, Doctor Tsai Ing-Wen, will be arriving in Belize on August sixteenth and departing on the eighteenth following a visit to Paraguay, where a new president is taking office.  The Taiwanese delegation includes members of the Cabinet and Parliament, senior government officials, private sector leaders and media…

Robbers Cash in on $16K Payroll

Source: Channel 5 Belize Back to the crime blotter…robbers continue to target businesses in the city. A construction company employee was robbed of over sixteen thousand dollars after three on Friday evening in Bella Vista. Jaime Dominguez reported that he left his worksite in Belama Phase Two with the company’s payroll, but he made…

DON’T FEED THE CROCS!

Source: The Reporter The alarming emergence of reports of crocodiles being directly and indirectly fed as well as being molested for tourism attraction has prompted the Belize Forest Department to issue a public Link: DON’T FEED THE CROCS!

DPP APPEALS CALANEY FLOWERS ACQUITTAL

Source: The Reporter The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed an appeal in the case of Calaney Flowers, 31, who was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Lyndon Morrison in 2017. The Link: DPP APPEALS CALANEY FLOWERS ACQUITTAL

ROBBERS TARGET PUMA’s CORAL GROVE SERVICE STATION

Source: The Reporter There was an attempted robbery at the Puma Coral Grove Service Station on the Phillip Goldson Highway on Saturday night. (Video shows Friday night)  As the surveillance video shows, at Link: ROBBERS TARGET PUMA’s CORAL GROVE SERVICE STATION

KIDNAPPERS THREATEN DEATH FOR OMERO CAMPOS

Source: The Reporter The Reporter this morning received an email, the second in four days, from a person who is allegedly one of those who kidnapped Corozal businessman Omero Campos. Unlike the first Link: KIDNAPPERS THREATEN DEATH FOR OMERO CAMPOS

CITCO TO RESURFACE HOLY EMMANUEL STREET

Source: The Reporter Resurfacing of Holy Emmanuel Street (Gungulung) behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde (Complex) Building has been delayed until sometime around September because of other street works in which the company interested Link: CITCO TO RESURFACE HOLY EMMANUEL STREET

Three Cases of Swine Flu Detected in Corozal

Source: The Reporter The Ministry of Health via a press release issued late yesterday evening confirmed the detection of three positive cases of the H1N1 influenza in the Corozal District. The confirmations were Link: Three Cases of Swine Flu Detected in Corozal

Businessman Robbed of $19K

Source: The Reporter Jamie Dominguez 35, a Belizean Project manager of Usher’s Construction Limited was robbed of over sixteen thousand dollars in payroll money by a group of armed bandits on Friday evening. Link: Businessman Robbed of K

Police Identify Murder Victim

Source: The Reporter Police have officially released the identity of a man who was shot dead at around midnight last night in the Lake Independence area of Belize City. The victim who recently Link: Police Identify Murder Victim

Cost of imports keep rising

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 26, 2018– The Belize Institute of Statistics report for June 2018, indicates that imports were up 10.5%, when compared with June 2017. The value of the total imports for the month was $170.8 million, which is […] Link: Cost of imports keep rising

“I will kill you,” cops say Brian Brown told family

Source: Amandala News Brian Brown arrested for threatening family members; cops say that they have been trying to get Brown to live in peace with his family members for some time BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 26, 2018– Brian Brown, 41, a businessman of […] Link: “I will kill you,” cops say Brian Brown

Two brothers die in car accident

Source: Amandala News 4 persons were in the car, but only the two brothers died SAN ANTONIO ROAD, Toledo District, Wed. July 25, 2018– Just before 6 o’clock last night, reports were circulating of a fatal car accident that occurred near Punta Gorda […] Link: Two brothers die in car accident

3 Confirmed Cases of H1N1 in Corozal

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Ministry of Health has confirmed three cases of H1N1 Influenza in the Corozal District. The confirmation was received this afternoon from the Central Medical Lab in Belize City. A release from the Ministry states that the cases include two men and a pregnant woman. The men had recently traveled…

Brian Brown Granted Bail after Appearance in Court

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brian Brown Today, Brian Brown was hauled to the Magistrate’s Court in Belize City and arraigned for five charges including damage to property and wounding following a raid at his house on Thursday morning. The forty-four-year-old pleaded not guilty and was offered a six thousand dollar bail plus one surety…

Suspected Murderer of Samuel Cosme Remanded to Prison

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reainard Randey Ferguson Thirty-three-year-old Reainard Randey Ferguson is at the Belize Central Prison tonight. He was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford today for the murder of forty-three-year-old Samuel Cosme. No plea was taken and bail was not offered. Ferguson will remain in a cell block until his next court…

NSC Concludes Summer Sports Camp

Source: Channel 5 Belize Some two hundred young children have been enjoying their summer vacation at a sports camp in the city. The camp presented the young athletes with the opportunity to harness their skills in popular sporting activities. To ease parents, the children ages five to fifteen were transported to the Marion Jones…

Painting the HIV Picture in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize The National AIDS Commission partnered with six young artists to each create an original piece of HIV thematic art at the national testing day in June. The art pieces were officially presented to six sponsors of NAC, including the Atlantic Bank, Belize Family Life Association, Ministry of Health and the…

Three Walk off Murder Charge

Source: The Reporter Today July 27th, 2018 Supreme Court Judge Colin Williams in Belize City ruled that three men – Orel Leslie, Brandon Baptist and Tyrone Meighan were not guilty of the 2012 Link: Three Walk off Murder Charge

GOB to Receive $300,000 for Health Sector

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, July 26th. 2018 – This week the Government of Belize received a commitment of US$150,000 in project funding for completing its targets under the second phase of Link: GOB to Receive 0,000 for Health Sector

‘KIDNAPPER’ CONTACTS THE REPORTER

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, July 26th. 2018, – At 3:52am Mexican time – 4:52am local time on Thursday, the Reporter newspaper received an email with a message and a ransom request Link: ‘KIDNAPPER’ CONTACTS THE REPORTER

CANE FARMERS SAY SUGAR IS SWEET…But Payment is Sour!

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Thursday, July 26, 2018 – This week, cane farmers in Belize’s sugar belt received their second payment for cane delivered and sugar produced between December 2017 and July 2018, Link: CANE FARMERS SAY SUGAR IS SWEET…But Payment is Sour!

HONDURANS SAY COAST GUARD ‘KIDNAPPED’ FISHERMEN

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, Thursday, July 26, 2018 – A senior official of the Belize Coast Guard has refuted claims made by Honduran fishermen who released an amateur video which was Link: HONDURANS SAY COAST GUARD ‘KIDNAPPED’ FISHERMEN

Brothers Die in Tragic RTA – Two Still Critical

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, July 26th. 2018 – Two brothers, Jamie and Antony Archer, both residents of Forest Home just outside of Punta Gorda Town, died when the car they were Link: Brothers Die in Tragic RTA – Two Still Critical

Brown Was Wanted for Threatening the Life of His Mother

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams As you heard, relatives and friends say that Brown was shot to the abdomen, but Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says that he was never injured by lethal or rubber bullets and was in fact taken to the hospital for treatment for scratches to his hands. Williams,…

Reainard Ferguson Charged for the Murder of Samuel Cosme

Source: Channel 5 Belize Investigators believe that thirty-three-year-old Reainard Randey Ferguson killed Samuel Cosme. He is accused of fatally stabbing Cosme whose body was found on a dirt road off the Philip Goldson Highway near the Haulover Bridge early on Monday morning. The forty-three-year-old Belize City resident was stabbed to the chest, abdomen, back,…

Belizean Linked to Sinaloa Cartel Arrested in Chetumal

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belizean, believed to have links to the Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested on Wednesday night across the border in Mexico.  Online reports say that Dioney Rolando, who goes by the alias ‘El Nene,’ was arrested after a high-speed chase with authorities ended at the Chactemal Bridge around ten o’clock. Rolando…

U.S. Capital Energy Applies for New Oil Concession

Source: Channel 5 Belize U.S. Capital Energy is back in the news tonight because the company has applied for a new Production Sharing Agreement to carry out oil exploration in and around a specific area of the Sarstoon-Temash National Park. U.S. Capital previously held an oil concession signed in 2001 and in 2012.  The…

Giovanni Gottlieb confirms “demand” for CB Governor “to go”

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 23, 2018– Panamanian lawyer Giovanni Caporaso Gottlieb emailed Amandala on Thursday, July 19, 2018, and in that email he stated, “Regarding your article (of Tuesday, July 17, 2018, titled ‘Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor Joy Grant […] Link: Giovanni Gottlieb confirms “demand” for CB Governor “to

Child, 3, dies after gun attack on Gill Street

Source: Amandala News Her mother was shot in her buttocks, right lower thigh, hand and abdomen; her father was unhurt BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 23, 2018– This evening, news coming out of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is that 3-year-old Ethany Bennett had […] Link: Child, 3, dies after gun attack on Gill

Chopping in Dangriga leaves one man dead

Source: Amandala News One man chopped the other, who took away his machete and fatally chopped him DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District, Mon. July 23, 2018– Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, police visited the Southern Regional Hospital, where they saw two men suffering from […] Link: Chopping in Dangriga leaves one man dead

Over-40 reg. season down to last 2 back matches

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 23, 2018– Two back matches were played over the weekend, and two more remain to complete the regular season of the 2018 Football Federation of Belize (FFB) National Over-40 competition. At the MCC Grounds on Saturday […] Link: Over-40 reg. season down to last 2 back

Woman Detained for Samuel Cosme’s Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Samuel Cosme News Five has confirmed that a woman is in police custody tonight in connection with the fatal stabbing of forty-three-year-old Samuel Cosme. The woman, believed to be the main suspect, first came in contact with Cosme about two years ago. Cosme’s family told News Five that they know…

Corozal Resident Died in Fatal RTA in Quintana Roo

Source: Channel 5 Belize Today, there is confirmation from relatives and friends that the man who perished in a fatal traffic accident in Quintana Roo, Mexico was a resident of Paraiso Village in Corozal. The Belmopan Trojan Basketball team was also traveling on an ADO bus from Cancun en route to Veracruz when the…

BELIZEAN DIED IN ADO BUS ACCIDENT

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, Tuesday July 24th. 4.55pm. The Reporter Newspaper has been able to confirm that a Corozal resident died in the accident involving the ADO bus, on which members Link: BELIZEAN DIED IN ADO BUS ACCIDENT

FISTFIGHT ENS IN VICIOUS CHOPPING

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, Tuesday July 23rd. 3.18pm, A man is receiving medical treatment after he was chopped several times on the arm sometime after 3:00 pm in Belize City. The Link: FISTFIGHT ENS IN VICIOUS CHOPPING

BABY ETANA, VICTIM OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE, DIES AT KHMH

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, Tuesday July 24th. 8.53am We are saddened to report that baby Etana Bennett, 3, was pronounced dead at the KHMH shortly after 4:00pm on Monday. The child Link: BABY ETANA, VICTIM OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE, DIES AT KHMH

Man Chopped to Death in Dangriga; Was it Self-Defense?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Anthony Picart A chopping incident between two men in Dangriga has left one person dead and another hospitalized. Anthony Picart was chopped multiple times to the head and body; he underwent surgery at the Southern Regional Hospital and was being transported to the Western Regional Hospital when he died on…

Samuel Cosme Found Fatally Stabbed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Samuel Cosme There was a second murder over the weekend. Ladyville police are investigating the fatal stabbing of Belize City resident, Samuel Cosme. The forty-three-year-old was found brutally murdered early this morning on a feeder road off the Phillip Goldson Highway near the Haulover Bridge. According to police, Cosme was…

The Best of the Best at Taste of Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Over the weekend, the Belize Tourism Board held its signature Taste of Belize competition where twenty master chefs, five junior chefs, four pastry chefs and six bartenders from across Belize battled it out for title rights, as well as other prizes. The event is held every two years to recognize…

DANGRIGA MAN DIES FROM CHOP WOUNDS

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Mike Rudon, News Staff, The Reporter has been able to confirm that a laborer from Dangriga Town, Anthony Picart, 53, has died as a result of wounds he received Link: DANGRIGA MAN DIES FROM CHOP WOUNDS

BODY FOUND NEAR HAULOVER BRIDGE

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Mike Rudon, News Staff Police have reportedly been able to identify the body of a Hispanic male found near the Haulover Bridge on the Phillip Goldson Highway early this Link: BODY FOUND NEAR HAULOVER BRIDGE

BUS ACCIDENT, INVOLVING BELMOPAN BASKETBALL TEAM

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Mike Rudon, News Staff, At around 4:00am this morning, an ADO bus carrying members of the Trojans basketball team from Belmopan was involved in a massive collision about an Link: BUS ACCIDENT, INVOLVING BELMOPAN BASKETBALL TEAM

BELIZE’S BASKETBALL TEAM WAS TIRED, AND LOST TO COSTA RICA

Source: The Reporter By: Csygen Interactive, for THE REPORTER, Some sad faces are in Belize tonight and probably the coming week since Belize’s National Basketball team lost to Costa Rica 52 to 57 Link: BELIZE’S BASKETBALL TEAM WAS TIRED, AND LOST TO COSTA RICA

“MAJOR CRIMES”, DOWN, BUT ARE BELIZEANS ANY SAFER

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Benjamin Flowers, News Staff, Earlier this month, the Ministry of National Security issued a release saying that major crimes have been trending down this year. The Ministry emphasized that Link: “MAJOR CRIMES”, DOWN, BUT ARE BELIZEANS ANY SAFER

COROZAL MAN CHARGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

Source: The Reporter Reporter:  Benjamin Flowers, News Staff, A routine stop and search led police to a drug trafficking bust of over four kilograms of marijuana. Police were on mobile patrol in Corozal Link: COROZAL MAN CHARGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

TODDLER & MOTHER SHOT WHILE IN BED

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Benjamin Flowers, News Staff A three-year-old girl and her mother were shot early this morning while they slept. Police say that Alva Moody, 23, of Gill Street, and her Link: TODDLER & MOTHER SHOT WHILE IN BED

WESTERN UNION ROBBED

Source: The Reporter Reporter: News Staff, Two men robbed a Western Union branch in Belmopan last night, making off with over $4,000. The men went to Diversified Life Solutions located at No. 17 Link: WESTERN UNION ROBBED

WOMAN SHOT IN TOLEDO

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Benjamin Flowers, News Staff, Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened in Toledo last night where a woman was shot to the lower body. Police say that Renita Link: WOMAN SHOT IN TOLEDO

“SEE YOU NEXT WEEK”, SAYS SPORTS COUNCIL

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, The National Sports Council is reserving comment on the $5,000 it is charging the Orange Walk Town Council to host Fiestarama at the People’s Stadium until next Link: “SEE YOU NEXT WEEK”, SAYS SPORTS COUNCIL

GOB grants major concession to BEC to import 75 new vehicles

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 19, 2018– On March 5, 2018, Minister of State for the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, Hon. Tracy Taegar-Panton, signed Statutory Instrument No. 14 of 2018, cited as “Approved Enterprise (Belize Estate […] Link: GOB grants major concession to BEC to import

Basketball Federation presents National Team for FIBA Americup qualifying series this weekend at Civic

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 19, 2018– At a press conference yesterday afternoon at the Marion Jones Sports Complex conference room, Belize Basketball Federation (BBF) President, Paul Thompson, and General Secretary, Julian Murillo, flanked Head Coach, Milton Palacio, who introduced individually […] Link: Basketball Federation presents National Team for FIBA Americup

Billiards in Corozal

Source: Amandala News COROZAL TOWN, Wed.July 18, 2018– The Corozal Billiards Association (CBA) would like to inform the general public that the Belikin 8-Ball Billiards Tournament continued this past weekend with games starting on Thursday, July 12, at K & C Cool Spot […] Link: Billiards in Corozal

A Stevedore is Executed on His Way Home from Port

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was an execution in the city early on Tuesday night but stevedore, Raymond Arnold did not survive the second attempt on his life. At about seven-thirty after completing his duties for the day at the Port, Arnold was murdered. He was heading to his house in the Port Loyola…

Chief Justice dismisses PUP’s San Pedro Election Petition

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today dismissed an election petition brought by the People’s United Party against the San Pedro Town Council, affirming the results of the March seventh elections results. The P.U.P. San Pedro Mayoral candidate, Andre  Perez and his team, had filed the election petition, asking the Chief Justice…

Attorney Estevan Perrera: This Was Both a Moral and Legal Win

Source: Channel 5 Belize Estevan Perrera Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his team were represented by Attorney Estevan Perrera. Following the C.J.’s ruling, Perrera told the press that the law recognizes that errors and minor miscalculations would be made during an election. He said that the provisions provide that if those errors and miscalculations are…

Lost at Sea for 25 days – Three Jamaicans drifted into Belizean Waters

Source: Channel 5 Belize Three Jamaicans who drifted for twenty-five days at sea were lucky to dock in Ambergris Caye on Thursday morning. The men, twenty-three-year-old Romeo Lewis, forty-four-year-old Karma Beckford and fifty-year-old Noel Samuels, all fishermen of Westmorland, Jamaica, were reportedly spotted sometime around eleven-thirty on Wednesday night and the San Pedro police…

GOB vs AMANDALA

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, The Government of Belize issued a statement today calling the Amandala newspaper to issue a correction for its headline in this weeks issue. The Ministry of Link: GOB vs AMANDALA

CJ SHOOTS DOWN PUP ELECTION PETITION

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER:  News Staff, The results of the March 7 Municipal Election in San Pedro will remain unchanged following Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s dismissal of the People’s United Party’s election Link: CJ SHOOTS DOWN PUP ELECTION PETITION

PETAL begins second round data collection

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER:  News Staff, The community organization Promoting Empowerment through Awareness for Lesbian and bi-sexual women (PETAL) has begun a second round of collecting data on human rights violations across Link: PETAL begins second round data collection

CENTRAL BANK GOV. STANDS UP TO PANAMANIAN LAWYER BULLYING

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, Giovanni Caporaso Gottlieb, an offshore banking attorney based in Panama, in an open letter directed to Grant and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, alleged that the Central Link: CENTRAL BANK GOV. STANDS UP TO PANAMANIAN LAWYER BULLYING

PUP MUM ABOUT MARCONI’S GHOST

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff,  An old allegation of sexual assault and unlawful carnal knowledge against the People’s United Party’s (PUP) Belize Rural North Standard Bearer, Marconi Leal, has come back Link: PUP MUM ABOUT MARCONI’S GHOST

Arthur Twice Scorned by PUP

Source: The Reporter While there has been no official declaration, the Reporter has been able to confirm from multiple sources that the vetting committee of the PUP has met to review the application Link: Arthur Twice Scorned by PUP

Gunmen Shoot Minor on Kraal Road

Source: The Reporter On Wednesday night, at around 7:25pm, Glenda Young and her daughter Alia Flowers, 13, were inside the yard of their home on #14 Kraal Road in Belize City when two Link: Gunmen Shoot Minor on Kraal Road

ANOTHER VICTIM OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE

Source: The Reporter Reporter: Mike Rudon, Editor Police sources say that Raymond Arnold, 34, a stevedore of a Belize City address, died at around 1:50am at the KHMH while being treated for two Link: ANOTHER VICTIM OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE

Daughter Grazed During Gunfire in Belize City

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two females came under gunfire on Wednesday night in the south side of Belize City. The city has been silent of gunfire for days, but around seven-thirty p.m., up to eighteen shots rang out on Kraal Road. Residents scattered as the bullets ricocheted off the pavement and nearby metal bars…

Minors Behind Belize City Home Invasion on Pitter Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo There were two robberies and a home invasion in less than twenty-four hours in the Old Capital, beginning late on Tuesday night and into Wednesday afternoon. As we’ve reported, armed thieves made off with a cell phone and some jewelry from a couple just before midnight on Tuesday…

Cardenas’ Cotton Case Against Chad Settled

Source: Channel 5 Belize Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel did not have to make a ruling in a civil suit brought against businessman Chad Eckert. That’s because the parties managed to put their differences aside and agree on common grounds. The U.S. investor, who eventually surfaced as the owner of Apex, was being sued…

BIG PROJECTS, SIGNS OF KEY ECONOMIC GROWTH SECTORS IN BELIZE

Source: The Reporter Exclusive – reporter.bz/business This is another true indicator of a general feeling of confidence in Belize’s economic development prospects and the tourism sector. Because such projects are carefully studied by Link: BIG PROJECTS, SIGNS OF KEY ECONOMIC GROWTH SECTORS IN BELIZE

Belizean Businessman Busted with AK-47 Rifles in Melchor de Mencos

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belizean businessman was busted with an AK-47, ammunition, drugs and thousands of dollars in different currencies in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala. Thirty-three-year-old Francisco Javier de la Ho Duarte along with forty-three-year-old Aolibama Mengibar were captured in a raid conducted by police in Melchor de Mencos on Tuesday night. Police…

Home Invasion on Pitter Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize A couple endured a terrifying home invasion on Tuesday night on Pitter Street in Belize City. Fifty-eight-year-old Salvadoran national Vilma Ramirez and her husband Elias Ramirez were held up by two armed robbers inside their home and tonight they say they fear for their safety. Elias Ramirez says that the…

Belmopan Car Dealer Caught with Contraband Goods

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Lopez was caught with a cache of uncustomed goods on Tuesday night. At around eight-forty-five, police in Benque Viejo del Carmen intercepted Lopez who was driving a Suzuki SUV.  Lopez, who is a car dealer of Belmopan, had left from the Benque Viejo Free Zone when police intercepted…

John Saldivar Describes U.D.P. Dream Team for 2020

Source: Channel 5 Belize Since the beginning of the week, Minister of National Security and aspiring U.D.P. party leader, John Saldivar has been putting together an unofficial slate of the best possible combination of United Democratic Party candidates to contest the 2020 general elections.  His Facebook posts have sparked debate in some corners, among…

MIDDAY BROWN-OUT / BLACK-OUT IN BELIZE

Source: The Reporter At 1.05pm this afternoon air-condition units and fans came to an abrupt halt, as Belize suffered another BROWN-OUT, It has been several months since the last Brown-Out or Black-Out , Link: MIDDAY BROWN-OUT / BLACK-OUT IN BELIZE

TACO VENDOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Source: The Reporter There are reliable reports indicating that at around 10:30 this morning a Belizean taco vendor located on the Phillip Goldson Highway near its junction with Buttonwood Bay Boulevard was robbed. Link: TACO VENDOR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

TROPIC-AIR PLANE DAMAGED IN FLORES. PETEN

Source: The Reporter A small aircraft belonging to Tropic Air which was parked at the Mundo Maya International Airport in Flores, Peten was flipped over during a freak storm on Tuesday evening. According Link: TROPIC-AIR PLANE DAMAGED IN FLORES. PETEN

Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Source: Amandala News MORE TOMORROW, Cayo District, Mon. July 16, 2018– Today, sometime after 9:15 a.m., there was an aircraft accident near the More Tomorrow Village. Police and Civil Aviation personnel visited the area, where Henry Plett, the pilot, told them that while […] Link: Crop-duster crashes in More Tomorrow

Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

Source: Amandala News Grant told Amandala that the site appears   to be “fake news,” but Wikipedia, when     we checked tonight, does not have issuewire.com in its fake list. BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– Choice Bank, an offshore bank located on Marine Parade, […] Link: Panamanian attorney wants CB Governor, Joy Grant, fired

CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 16, 2018– The CYDP (Conscious Youth Development Programme) held its two-week Under 15 Summer Camp from July 2 – 13 at the Yarborough Court and Field. The Camp had 100+ kids who participated in life skills […] Link: CYDP Sports Summer Camp 2018

Stake Bank Cruise Port to Break Ground in August

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Stake Bank Cruise Port is finally getting off almost a decade after it was first conceived and introduced by developer Michael Feinstein.  The proposal to construct a cruise ship terminal off the coast of Belize City that would rival Harvest Caye in southern Belize is set to begin in…

Stake Bank to Proceed Without Controversial Causeway

Source: Channel 5 Belize The project will see the employment of hundreds of local laborers in erecting the twin piers, as well as the structures on the island.  Once completed, however, Stake Bank will be off-limits to Belizeans wanting to enjoy its myriad amenities, similar to Harvest Caye in the south.  That’s because in…

Is the Proposed Cayo Rosario Development Massive?

Source: Channel 5 Belize In another tourism development, two months ago we reported on the proposed development at Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. Tourism stakeholders, fishermen and residents are opposed to the development of the small caye because it falls within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.  The National Appraisal Environment Committee has gone ahead…

David Gegg’s GST Appeal Case Heard by the CCJ

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nigel Hawke A peculiar case was argued before the Caribbean Court of Justice today. It boils down to whether or not local tour operators must pay GST though cruise lines are exempted.  At an appeal hearing today, businessman David Gegg, owner of Cruise Solutions Limited and Discovery Expeditions Limited, is…

S.C. Eamon Courtenay: This is Not a Case of Tax Avoidance

Source: Channel 5 Belize Eamon Courtenay Representing David Gegg and his two companies is Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay.  Courtenay made the point that this is not a case in which Gegg is avoiding to pay tax, but about determining whether the General Sales Tax Act applies to tour operators.   Eamon Courtenay, Attorney for…

Fire in the ‘Co-op’

Source: Channel 5 Belize A fire destroyed a part of the storage room at the Northern Fisherman Co-operative in Belize City over the weekend. The early morning fire was quickly contained from spreading to the rest of the building. At this time, investigators are not sure what exactly caused the blaze. They say that…

A Motorcyclist Loses His Life on the Hummingbird Highway

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett Twenty-three-year-old Alberto Adelfonso lost his live on Sunday in a fatal road traffic accident along the Hummingbird Highway.  The Dangriga resident was a riding a motorcycle and upon nearing miles twenty and twenty-one he collided into a commuter bus traveling in the opposite direction.  The massive impact extensively…

Philip Willoughby is Appointed to the NICH Board

Source: Channel 5 Belize Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber confirmed two appointments within his ministries while at an event held today at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City. Phillip Willoughby will be named to the board of the NICH. Last week, DPM Patrick Faber signed off on the appointment of board members…

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Conferred with Order of Distinction

Source: Channel 5 Belize Immediately on his arrival today, the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu was conferred with the Order of Distinction.  Wu, who is in country on a two-day visit to Belize on the invitation of Minister Wilfred Elrington, received the distinction in recognition of the friendly relations between Belize…

Limited Funds Available for I.C.J. Referendum Campaign

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belize recently received a two hundred and fifty thousand U.S.-dollar donation from the U.S. Government for its referendum campaign on taking Guatemala’s territorial claim to the International Court of Justice. The education campaign has been ongoing, but low-key. The Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has put the cost of the campaign…

World Cup 2018 final: France 4-2 Croatia

Source: The Reporter When the decisive blows arrived, it was the entire France squad in the victory scrum by the corner flag. Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, had run the entire length of the Link: World Cup 2018 final: France 4-2 Croatia

FIRE AT NORTHERN FISHERMEN COOPERATIVE

Source: The Reporter Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Investigations are underway to determine what caused a fire at Northern Fishermen Cooperative headquarters in Belize City this morning. Sometime after 7:00am someone saw thick black Link: FIRE AT NORTHERN FISHERMEN COOPERATIVE

POLICE CONFIRM SHOOTING. Saint Joseph St. Friday Night

Source: The Reporter Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police have confirmed that a man was shot Friday evening on St Joseph Street in Belize City. Initially, it was not clear if Nyerere Parchue, 23, Link: POLICE CONFIRM SHOOTING. Saint Joseph St. Friday Night

The inspirational journey of Kaedhyn Williams

Source: Amandala News Her eyes twinkled with confidence and her smile enveloped the room as she exclaimed her future goals and intentions. Kaedhyn Williams is an 11-year-old Belizean American who is the oldest child of Belizean parents Marvin Williams and Tamarah Major Williams, […] Link: The inspirational journey of Kaedhyn Williams

BNE oil spill in Spanish Lookout

Source: Amandala News Department of the Environment and BNE officials “have nothing to say” BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 12, 2018– Most Belizeans would not have known that there was an oil spill at the Belize Natural Energy (BNE) Spanish Lookout facility last Sunday […] Link: BNE oil spill in Spanish Lookout

Shooting on Saint Joseph Street

Source: The Reporter A shooting reportedly occurred a short while ago on St Joseph Street in Belize City. Police have cordoned off the area and have not yet released any details. We will Link: Shooting on Saint Joseph Street

POLICE FIND STASH OF WEED & GUN

Source: The Reporter Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two police searches, one in the north and the other in the west, have resulted in the discovery of a stash of weed and a gun; Link: POLICE FIND STASH OF WEED & GUN

Messenger Injured During Robbery on Saint Thomas Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reports were received of a shooting incident this evening in Belize City for which one man, believed to be a messenger, was injured. Sometime around five o’clock rush hour, the corners of Saint Joseph and Saint Thomas Streets in the vicinity of the YWCA swimming pool was cordoned off by…

An Underground Oil Spill at Belize Natural Energy

Source: Channel 5 Belize Personnel from Belize Natural Energy worked around the clock to avert any damage to the environment in Spanish Lookout where an oil spill occurred. The spill was caused by a leak in a pipe at one of the wells. That leak led to a gush of an undisclosed amount of…

CCJ Welcomes New President with Special Sitting

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Caribbean Court of Justice held a special sitting today at its headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. The solemn occasion, the first of two, was held to honour the court’s new president Justice Adrian Saunders who takes over from Justice Denis Byron.  Saunders is the third president of the C.C.J.…

EDITORIAL – JULY 13th.

Source: The Reporter In 1978, three years before Independence, the Government of Belize commissioned a legal opinion from two distinguished international lawyers: E. Lauterpacht Q.C. and Dr. D.W. Bowette, Q.C. Their terms of Link: EDITORIAL – JULY 13th.

Butane Explosion Injures Three, One Critical

Source: The Reporter Marion Ali: Assistant Editor An otherwise quiet Monday afternoon on Mopan Street turned almost deadly in an instant when a butane gas leak inside an apartment complex  triggered an explosion Link: Butane Explosion Injures Three, One Critical

SATIIM Dissatisfied With US Capital Consultations

Source: The Reporter Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter US Capital Energy has begun preliminary consultations with villages in southern Belize as part of the procedure for applying for a new oil concession; however, the Link: SATIIM Dissatisfied With US Capital Consultations

Was Sudden Death Caused By Medical Malpractice ?

Source: The Reporter Marion Ali: Assistant Editor A family is blaming the public health system, and particularly the Western Regional Hospital, for the death of their loved one on Saturday; and they are Link: Was Sudden Death Caused By Medical Malpractice ?

Michael Tesecum Survives a Second Attempt on His Life

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Tesecum A forty-one-year-old resident of Belize City narrowly escaped death on Wednesday night after a second attempt was made on his life. Michael Tesecum was on Tiburce Street when a gunman came dangerously close to him and opened fire. The shooter then fled leaving the injured victim to die…

Nisani Garcia Charged for Orange Walk Murder of Alberto Vargas Jr.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nisani Garcia Police have moved swiftly to crack the murder of Alberto Vargas Junior in Orange Walk.  A Belize City construction worker was arrested and charged; twenty-four-year-old Nisani Daniel Garcia is believed to be the triggerman in the execution on the Belize/Corozal Road on Tuesday night some-time around eight. Police…

1 Man Charged for Murder of Emmanuel Sosa

Source: Channel 5 Belize Emmanuel Ivan Sosa Thirty-eight-year-old Emmanuel Ivan Sosa was fatally shot back in April at the Pasadita Bar in Ranchito Village. Three months later, twenty-one-year-old George Bednarik has been charged for the murder which occurred in the early hours of April fifteenth.  The owner of the bar was reportedly closing up…

Murder Charges to Come for Cliff Kirk Killers

Source: Channel 5 Belize Clifford Kirk The expectation is that the charges will be upgraded to murder for Christian Espat, Nigel Williams and a sixteen-year-old minor following the death of Clifford Kirk, an American expat.  The trio was charged for shooting and robbing Kirk on Monday; the aggravated burglary occurred at his home on…

Man Critical after He Was Stabbed in San Pedro

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo A man was stabbed in San Pedro Town sometime on Thursday. He is now in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. and police say they are now questioning a woman who was detained. ASP Alejandro Cowo says that there is not much known at this time, but the…

SolGen Says Jalacte Claim is Way Out of Time

Source: Channel 5 Belize A lawsuit involving the Government of Belize, brought against the Office of the Attorney General by residents of Jalacte Village, is being heard before Justice Michelle Arana.  On Wednesday, submissions were made by attorneys representing members of that Mayan community.  They argued that government failed to seek the free, prior…

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