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October 16, 2019

Belize

$40,000 for Joshua Perdomo; $0.00 for poor school children

Source: Amandala News At Ladyville Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, poor children are being denied an education due to unpaid bills, while the Cabinet Secretary’s son was given… Link: ,000 for Joshua Perdomo; {$permalink}.00 for poor school children

Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, September 3rd. 2019 – Senior government officials, including Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte and Transport Minister, Edmond Castro met with members of the Belize Bus… Link: Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions

BBA Says It’s Satisfied with Outcome of Transportation Meeting

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thomas Shaw Thomas Shaw, President of the Belize Bus Association, says that they are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. And notwithstanding the challenge… Link: BBA Says It’s Satisfied with Outcome of Transportation Meeting

Clear The Land Ways in on Bus Situation

Source: Channel 5 Belize Edmund Castro Minister of Transport Edmund Castro has been involved in the negotiations with the B.B.A.  While he has championed the cause of the local… Link: Clear The Land Ways in on Bus Situation

Graham Creek – a year later!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last year we took you on a journey to Graham Creek in Toledo. We went along with the Belize National Teachers Union to see firsthand… Link: Graham Creek – a year later!

Graham Creek still needs your help!

Source: Channel 5 Belize As you saw in our story, Graham Creek Government School got some donations to kick off the school year. The donations were made possible by… Link: Graham Creek still needs your help!

The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton According to Canton, a complete study of the cost of acquisition of liquid petroleum gases from the U.S. Gulf Coast was subsequently… Link: The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek

A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton The idea of a public/private partnership with the Government of Belize is based on similar models employed elsewhere in the region.  In… Link: A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry

How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. Gilbert Canton In July of last year, an agreement was signed with the Barrow administration formalizing the partnership and shareholders were sought thereafter.  Those… Link: How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL

Premium prices up by nineteen cents

Source: Channel 5 Belize Effective at midnight, the price of premium gasoline will be going up by nineteen cents per gallon. Consumers will be paying eleven dollars and thirty-one… Link: Premium prices up by nineteen cents

Heavy rains clear some areas along the New River

Source: Channel 5 Belize Earlier today, a News Five team headed north for an update on the New River. As we have been reporting, the health of the river… Link: Heavy rains clear some areas along the New River

Premium Gas Price – Up Again @ Midnight

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, September 3rd. 2019 – The Ministry of Finance announces that effective Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, the pump price of premium gasoline will increase by… Link: Premium Gas Price – Up Again @ Midnight

Devaun Mascal Gunned Down in Midnight Execution

Source: Channel 5 Belize Devaun Masca Twenty-five-year-old Devaun Mascal, was gunned down in front of his house around midnight on Saturday. Mascal was with his girlfriend who escaped uninjured… Link: Devaun Mascal Gunned Down in Midnight Execution

Coast Guard Officer Allegedly Attacks Woman

Source: Channel 5 Belize Coast Guard Officer Brian Orellano is tonight in trouble with the law. Orellano stands accused of hitting a woman with a handgun and firing the… Link: Coast Guard Officer Allegedly Attacks Woman

No Gun? No Charges for Coast Guard Officer

Source: Channel 5 Belize ACP Joseph Myvett According to investigators, the firearm that Coast Guard Officer Brian Orellano used to hit Christian Tuel and fire was not a coast… Link: No Gun? No Charges for Coast Guard Officer

Inspector Clifton Jones Served with NIP

Source: Channel 5 Belize ACP Joseph Myvett According to A.C.P. Joseph Myvett, urine samples from both men will be collected and tested. Myvett says that Inspector Jones has been… Link: Inspector Clifton Jones Served with NIP

Classes Suspended In Some Cayo Schools

Source: The Reporter Monday, September 2nd. 2019 – Classes for two pre-schools in the Cayo district have been suspended until kinks between them and the Ministry of Education… Link: Classes Suspended In Some Cayo Schools

Bus & Taxi Association Threaten Shutdown

Source: The Reporter Monday, September 2nd. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that bus and taxi operators are prepared for a worst case scenario of a national shutdown.… Link: Bus & Taxi Association Threaten Shutdown

Drought Is Only The Beginning

Source: The Reporter Sunday, September, 1st. 2019 – Belize is in a drought like condition and has been for some time now; but you would never guess by… Link: Drought Is Only The Beginning

A Lifetime of Education Excellence

Source: The Reporter Sunday, September 1st. 2019 – “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward… Link: A Lifetime of Education Excellence

Police May Charge All Passengers On Bus In Belmopan

Source: The Reporter Monday, September 2nd. 2019 – Commuters on a Ritchie’s Bus are complaining because they say they have been taken off the bus twice in a… Link: Police May Charge All Passengers On Bus In Belmopan

Ladyville Man Remanded for 50 Pounds of Weed

Source: The Reporter Corozal Police were able to make a sizeable haul of high-grade marijuana on Monday, August 26th when they decided to search a red Dodge van… Link: Ladyville Man Remanded for 50 Pounds of Weed

Belize Emergency Services Ready with BATSUB Simulation

Source: The Reporter Burrell Boom, August 27th, 2019 A jack-knifed 18-wheeler oil tanker, an overturned tour bus, an overturned SUV and crashed cars had all the hallmarks of… Link: Belize Emergency Services Ready with BATSUB Simulation

Everybody Hurts

Source: The Reporter Mike Rudon Jr. One of the very first columns I wrote, when I decided to go public with my struggle with alcohol, was titled Everybody… Link: Everybody Hurts

Home Invasion In San Lorenzo OW – Couple Beaten

Source: The Reporter Sunday, September 1st. 2019 – A man and his wife were badly beaten during a home invasion in San Lazaro in the Orange Walk District… Link: Home Invasion In San Lorenzo OW – Couple Beaten

Body Found Near Mile 4 Was Not Traffic Accident

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 31st. 2019 – Earlier reports that were swirling all over Facebook and the web had suggested that the body found near mile 4… Link: Body Found Near Mile 4 Was Not Traffic Accident

Woman bites off portion of would-be rapist’s lip

Source: Amandala News ARENAL, Cayo District, Tues. Aug 27, 2019– A would-be rapist is now without a portion of his lip after the woman, 46, whom he was… Link: Woman bites off portion of would-be rapist’s lip

Amandala still got soul!

Source: Amandala News Dear Editor, Roberta Flack’s “The first time ever I saw your face” sailed up to #1 on America’s Billboard Top 100 hits in 1972. This… Link: Amandala still got soul!

Orange Walk environmental crisis

Source: Amandala News “I jumped in the river and my skin started to itch me all over; it was like acid going through my pores.” ORANGE WALK DISTRICT,… Link: Orange Walk environmental crisis

Is Local Butane Monopoly Really Local?

Source: The Reporter Among several motions passed in the last sitting of the House of Representatives, a controversial bill to establish a new national butane company was introduced,… Link: Is Local Butane Monopoly Really Local?

RTA On The Southern Hwy. – Motorcyclist Dead

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – A mechanic from Punta Gorda Town is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle on the Southern Highway. This… Link: RTA On The Southern Hwy. – Motorcyclist Dead

Rasheed Pollard Perishes in RTA After Celebrating His 27th Birthday

Source: Channel 5 Belize Rasheed Pollard There has been outpouring of grief following the untimely death of Rasheed Pollard. Pollard, who by all accounts was loved by many, perished… Link: Rasheed Pollard Perishes in RTA After Celebrating His 27th Birthday

Gregory Perez loses his life in an RTA in the South

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another fatality; this time in southern Belize. As seen in this video, a motorcyclist reportedly lost control of his red Ninja motorcycle in… Link: Gregory Perez loses his life in an RTA in the South

Nissan Arana is Banned from Cycling for Four Years

Source: Channel 5 Belize Popular Belizean cyclist Nissan Arana has been banned from participating in any officially sanctioned sporting event after testing positive for performance enhancement drugs. The decision… Link: Nissan Arana is Banned from Cycling for Four Years

Nissan Arana Tests Positive for Performance Enhancement Drug

Source: Channel 5 Belize Under Arana’s suspension, the U.C.I. has requested that the Cycling Federation of Belize withdraws his license for the duration of the ban in accordance with… Link: Nissan Arana Tests Positive for Performance Enhancement Drug

Newly Appointed PUP Senators Make Debut

Source: Channel 5 Belize Isabel Bennett Doctor Louis Zabaneh and Isabel Bennett were today sworn in as Senators for the Opposition, People’s United Party. Doctor Zabaneh and Bennett replace… Link: Newly Appointed PUP Senators Make Debut

Cayo Cops Catch Flores’ Alleged Killer

Source: The Reporter San Ignacio Police have made an arrest for the weekend murder of Santa Elena resident Nelson Flores and the near-fatal shooting of his twelve-year-old daughter… Link: Cayo Cops Catch Flores’ Alleged Killer

Editorial – Friday August 30th. 2019

Source: The Reporter The Belize New River is a precious Belizean heritage, special in many ways. It is a slow-moving stream whose headwaters do not come from a… Link: Editorial – Friday August 30th. 2019

Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone !

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph As a child growing up I always felt as if everyone was rooting for the other team. I was always in… Link: Forgiveness Is Not For Everyone !

Attorney’s Legal Maneuvers To Avoid Prosecution

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that attorney Oscar Selgado has applied for a variation of his bail conditions. On July 15… Link: Attorney’s Legal Maneuvers To Avoid Prosecution

Accident At Haulover Bridge, Man Dead

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 30th. 2019 – A early morning accident at the Haulover Bridge has claimed the life of Rasheed Pollard. The Reporter has confirmed that… Link: Accident At Haulover Bridge, Man Dead

A driver twice the age of a minor is charged with her sexual assault

Source: Channel 5 Belize Steven Castillo In Belize City, a driver who was allegedly caught in a compromising position with a fifteen-year-old minor this past Tuesday, appeared unrepresented.  Police… Link: A driver twice the age of a minor is charged with her sexual assault

An alleged burglar arrives in court in wheelchair

Source: Channel 5 Belize Leon Duncan A burglary at the home of a teacher ended badly for one of two accused burglars. Thirty-six-year-old Security guard, Leon Duncan, a Ladyville… Link: An alleged burglar arrives in court in wheelchair

Final decision on foreign buses on hold

Source: Channel 5 Belize Earlier this month, the Ministry of Transport reported that an agreement of sorts had been reached in respect of Mexican and Guatemalan buses transiting Belize.… Link: Final decision on foreign buses on hold

No arrest in Quiroz shooting in Santa Elena

Source: Channel 5 Belize San Ignacio police are also looking for the gunman who let off a barrage of bullets at three persons inside the yard of a house… Link: No arrest in Quiroz shooting in Santa Elena

Police Department comes down hard on gangs in Twin Towns

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams In the wake of the recent gun violence in Santa Elena, the Commissioner of Police has decided to come down hard on what… Link: Police Department comes down hard on gangs in Twin Towns

An armed man holds up four patrons in a St Mathews bar

Source: Channel 5 Belize Following our report of an armed robbery in Cotton Tree earlier this week, a video was provided to our newsroom of another robbery in the… Link: An armed man holds up four patrons in a St Mathews bar

Dwayne Cherrington is Shot by Motorist Near Dream Like City

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was also gun violence in the city. Thirty-one-year-old Dwayne Cherrington was shot by an unknown motorist sometime after midnight on Tuesday in the vicinity… Link: Dwayne Cherrington is Shot by Motorist Near Dream Like City

Mid-Afternoon Bush-Fire In Lake-I, Was Close To Houses

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, August 28th. 2019 – At approximately 1.45pm this afternoon the Belize Fire Service were alerted by neighbors near to a large overgrown lot that… Link: Mid-Afternoon Bush-Fire In Lake-I, Was Close To Houses

Bowen & Bowen terminate contraband-importing employees

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 26, 2019– Today, Bowen & Bowen confirmed, via a statement from its corporate headquarters in Belize City, that it has terminated… Link: Bowen & Bowen terminate contraband-importing employees

Fish dying by the ton in severely polluted New River!

Source: Amandala News Orange Walk residents are not satisfied with DOE efforts to address New River pollution; even crocodiles are dying BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 26, 2019– The… Link: Fish dying by the ton in severely polluted New River!

The Reef Afire – a book review

Source: Amandala News There is no suspense in Hart Tillett’s latest book, The Reef Afire; we know who the heroes are, and that they will win. We can… Link: The Reef Afire – a book review

Tropical Alliance Tests Belize’s Disaster Readiness

Source: Channel 5 Belize Traffic came to a grinding halt this afternoon on the Burrell Boom Bridge. A drunk driver collided into an oil truck which then crashed into… Link: Tropical Alliance Tests Belize’s Disaster Readiness

Continuing Drought Affects Northern Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize The extended period of dry weather that has been affecting central and northern Belize persists and threatens to adversely affect the agriculture industry in the… Link: Continuing Drought Affects Northern Belize

Dengue cases rising in the Cayo and Stann Creek Districts

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dengue cases are still rising, but the increase is now being registered in the Cayo and Stann Creek Districts. The numbers have stabilized in the… Link: Dengue cases rising in the Cayo and Stann Creek Districts

Business Senator weighs in on National Gas Company.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Having sailed through the House at its sitting on August sixteenth, the bill for the proposed National Gas Company goes before the Senate this coming… Link: Business Senator weighs in on National Gas Company.

Amnesty on land taxes raises eyebrows

Source: Channel 5 Belize Mark Lizarraga At its last sitting, the House also approved an amnesty programme for land taxes.  Millions of dollars will be written off in taxes… Link: Amnesty on land taxes raises eyebrows

A Corozal man is busted with fifty pounds of weed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police have made a significant drug bust in ongoing anti-drug operations. As a result, a Corozal man was found in possession of a significant amount… Link: A Corozal man is busted with fifty pounds of weed

Three years in jail for stealing microwave

Source: Channel 5 Belize Allison Cutkelvin A father of a six-year-old girl was in court today for stealing a microwave from the house of his ex. For that burglary,… Link: Three years in jail for stealing microwave

Another Shooting Out West

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, August 27th. 2019 – There was another shooting in Cayo. Just 1 day after the shooting of Nelson Flores , the alleged marijuana dealer who… Link: Another Shooting Out West

You Think It Is Hot In Belize !!!!!

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, August 27th. 2019 – SOME LIKE IT HOT !!!! So, do you think Belize is hot. Well we’ve got news for you; since August… Link: You Think It Is Hot In Belize !!!!!

Accused Drug Trafficker Executed in Own Home

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Santa Elena man was ambushed and executed on Sunday night inside his house. He is Nelson Flores, who is no stranger to the law… Link: Accused Drug Trafficker Executed in Own Home

Shish is Wanted for Alleged Abduction of Teenage Minor

Source: Channel 5 Belize ACP Joseph Myvett Police are tonight looking for a suspect who reportedly abducted a teenage minor from San Ignacio on Friday and brought her to… Link: Shish is Wanted for Alleged Abduction of Teenage Minor

Henry Gideon Charged for Knife Attack on His Grandmother

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-three-year-old Henry Gideon has been arrested and charged following an incident in Trinidad Village, Orange Walk, where he viciously attacked his grandmother.  Fernanda Garcia suffered… Link: Henry Gideon Charged for Knife Attack on His Grandmother

Horace Lord is Attacked by Knife-wielding man on Cemetery Road

Source: Channel 5 Belize Supt. Alejandro Cowo A fifty-nine-year-old Belize City resident was attacked on Saturday night as he walked along Cemetery Road.  Horace Lord reported to police that… Link: Horace Lord is Attacked by Knife-wielding man on Cemetery Road

Mountain Lion takes a stroll in Ladyville

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was a rare sighting of a Mountain Lion, also known as a Puma in Ladyville Village on Sunday. The sighting happened between four and… Link: Mountain Lion takes a stroll in Ladyville

Morgue at Southern Regional Hospital Fully Functional

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dr. George Gough The morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga is finally up and running after weeks of being non-operational. Earlier in August,… Link: Morgue at Southern Regional Hospital Fully Functional

D.H.S. Addresses Fake Facebook Post

Source: Channel 5 Belize On the Phone: Dr. Marvin Manzanero The Ministry of Health has responded to a social media post in which someone duplicated its Facebook page and… Link: D.H.S. Addresses Fake Facebook Post

Man and Daughter Shot In Santa Elena

Source: The Reporter Monday, August 26th. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that a man identified as Nelson Flores was shot and killed in his home in Santa… Link: Man and Daughter Shot In Santa Elena

URGENT ALERT FROM BEL – EMERGENCY POWER OUTAGE

Source: The Reporter Emergency power outage 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 25 to replace broken utility pole in the area. Areas affected include: Mapp Street,… Link: URGENT ALERT FROM BEL – EMERGENCY POWER OUTAGE

Mother Detained for Child’s Death

Source: The Reporter On Thursday, August 22, 9 year old Danielle Hall from Unitedville, Cayo was buried, and according to the postmortem examination she was the victim of… Link: Mother Detained for Child’s Death

Vicious Killer Caught, Elderly Victim Was Beaten With Hammer

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 24th. 2019 – After reading about the vicious and horrific murder of 69 year old Ofelia Hernandez Cruz which occurred on August 13th.,… Link: Vicious Killer Caught, Elderly Victim Was Beaten With Hammer

IMPOTENCE OR DERELICTION?

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 23rd. 2019 – In October 2016 the Central Bank of Belize introduced its new modern national payment system, the Automated Payments & Securities… Link: IMPOTENCE OR DERELICTION?

The Scotiabank saga

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 22, 2019– For many Belizeans, the fate of Scotia Bank’s operation in Belize became uncertain last week when “speculations” began to… Link: The Scotiabank saga

GOB writes off Cab Sec’s son’s $40,000 student loan!

Source: Amandala News The son of Cabinet Secretary Carlos Perdomo could be working abroad; he hasn’t repaid a penny of his loan. Yet, according to PM Barrow, the… Link: GOB writes off Cab Sec’s son’s ,000 student loan!

Belizean says Chetumal cops robbed him of $3,000

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 22, 2019– A Belizean man has reported to us that he was robbed by Mexican police in Chetumal. The victim, who… Link: Belizean says Chetumal cops robbed him of ,000

Saving the New River is saving our Great Barrier Reef

Source: Amandala News Our wonderful New River has been the victim of corporate savagery during the past 52 years since 1967 when Tate and Lyle/BSI (Belize Sugar Industries)… Link: Saving the New River is saving our Great Barrier Reef

The New River Is Deathly ill

Source: The Reporter Friday, 23 August 2019 As recently as today, Friday, the Reporter travelled to Orange Walk where the disturbing condition of the New River shows no… Link: The New River Is Deathly ill

Faber Confident in Win for UDP Leadership Convention

Source: Channel 5 Belize Patrick Faber Patrick Faber will be holding an endorsement convention for the Collet in early September.  He is also the Deputy Leader of the United… Link: Faber Confident in Win for UDP Leadership Convention

Michael Hyde’s Body is Discovered Near Turneffe

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Hyde The lifeless body of Michael Hyde was retrieved earlier today from the Caribbean Sea in the vicinity of the Turneffe Islands by coastguard… Link: Michael Hyde’s Body is Discovered Near Turneffe

Editorial – Friday August 23rd. 2019

Source: The Reporter At last Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Caribbean Shores Representative Mr. Kareem Musa, 41, called on the Prime Minister, Mr. Dean Barrow to… Link: Editorial – Friday August 23rd. 2019

Eat With Purpose

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph – Weekly Column – I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” Don’t worry, I won’t be making… Link: Eat With Purpose

Scotia shoots Down Rumors of Sale

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 23rd. 2019 – Despite media reports that ScotiaBank was finalizing a deal to sell its assets in the country and close its Belize… Link: Scotia shoots Down Rumors of Sale

65 Year-Old Woman is Stabbed by Grandson; He Steals her Money

Source: Channel 5 Belize A sixty-five-year-old woman is attacked by her own grandson while she is resting inside her house in the village of Trinidad, Orange Walk. Fernanda Garcia… Link: 65 Year-Old Woman is Stabbed by Grandson; He Steals her Money

2 Hispanic Men Sought for Murder of Kevin Hyde

Source: Channel 5 Belize The police today provided updates on a number of recent crimes.  Police say that they are looking for two Hispanic men who were in the… Link: 2 Hispanic Men Sought for Murder of Kevin Hyde

Who Shot Brindel Munnings?

Source: Channel 5 Belize While police could not confirm whether the killing of Kevin Hyde is a case of mistaken identity, investigators say that Belize City resident, Brindel Munnings… Link: Who Shot Brindel Munnings?

Ministry of Agriculture and Famers to Discuss Way Forward

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to C.E.O. Jose Alpuche, not much can be done to assist farmers who have lost their investment in their corn plantations. He says that… Link: Ministry of Agriculture and Famers to Discuss Way Forward

A Closer Look At The Plan To Create A New LPG Gas Consortium

Source: The Reporter The Energy Dollars in Your Kitchen Thursday, August 22nd. 2019 – By Neri Briceno – Much of Friday’s house meeting was spent chatting about China.… Link: A Closer Look At The Plan To Create A New LPG Gas Consortium

Robbery At Popular Chinese Grocer In Kings Park

Source: The Reporter Thursday, August 22nd. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that the UN Chinese store located in front of Lopez Mateos Park in the King’s Park… Link: Robbery At Popular Chinese Grocer In Kings Park

Blue Creek Farmers Lose Millions in Corn Crop due to Drought

Source: Channel 5 Belize As changes in weather patterns rise due to climate change, a drought is wrecking havoc in agricultural fields in northern Belize. Earlier today, the Meteorological… Link: Blue Creek Farmers Lose Millions in Corn Crop due to Drought

Drought May Force Importation of Soybeans

Source: Channel 5 Belize Soybean plantations in Blue Creek and other parts of the country are also being affected by the continuous drought. In Blue Creek, farmers there were… Link: Drought May Force Importation of Soybeans

Jose Mai Says Fresh Injection of Capital Can Save Farmers

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jose Mai Parliamentarian Jose Abelardo Mai says the Government must pay attention to the farmers’ plights. Ignoring such issues can have detrimental effects on not… Link: Jose Mai Says Fresh Injection of Capital Can Save Farmers

New River’s Health Continue to Deteriorate

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Department of Environment will be holding a public meeting on Friday to disclose information regarding the health of the New River. The public is… Link: New River’s Health Continue to Deteriorate

Supt. Gualberto Garcia Stripped of Adjudicator Post

Source: Channel 5 Belize Supt. Gualberto Garcia Corporal Kent Martinez remains on interdiction, having been arraigned on a charge of manslaughter by negligence for the shooting death of Allyson… Link: Supt. Gualberto Garcia Stripped of Adjudicator Post

MOH Increases Warning About This Flying Monster

Source: The Reporter MOH Increases Warning About This Flying Monster Wednesday, August 21st. 2019 – New dengue figures released by the Ministry of Health have prompted health officials… Link: MOH Increases Warning About This Flying Monster

Hon. Kareem Musa’s China trip takes center stage at House meeting

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Fri. Aug. 16, 2019– Before proceeding with the day’s agenda at today’s House of Representatives meeting, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made a Minister’s Statement… Link: Hon. Kareem Musa’s China trip takes center stage at House meeting

The strange death of Danielle Hall, 9

Source: Amandala News The child died suddenly in her home in San Ignacio; post-mortem results revealed she died of strangulation SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Mon. Aug. 19, 2019–… Link: The strange death of Danielle Hall, 9

Oliver Peters, 45, stabbed on Boots Crescent

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 19, 2019– Oliver Peters, 45, a laborer of Boots Crescent, is in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at… Link: Oliver Peters, 45, stabbed on Boots Crescent

Kevin Hyde’s Murderer on the Loose

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kevin Hyde The family of Kevin Hyde of Hattieville, Belize District is still coming to terms with his untimely and senseless killing on Monday evening.… Link: Kevin Hyde’s Murderer on the Loose

Mechanic Critically Injured in Belmopan Shooting

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brian Chavarria A Belmopan resident is clinging to life tonight at the Western Regional Hospital where he was rushed to on Monday night.  Forty-four-year-old Brian… Link: Mechanic Critically Injured in Belmopan Shooting

Belize City Man Shot

Source: Channel 5 Belize A man was shot earlier this afternoon in Belize City. He is the third shooting victim in the past twenty-four hours.  It happened at around… Link: Belize City Man Shot

Will Emily Ico be Charged for the Killing of her Daughter?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Danielle Hall A nine-year-old girl was killed inside her home in the village of Unitedville, Cayo. At the time of her killing, the other person… Link: Will Emily Ico be Charged for the Killing of her Daughter?

Security Officer Murdered in Hattieville in Brazen Shooting

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kevin Hyde A man was murdered down in a brazen late evening shooting today in Hattieville Village, Belize District.  Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Hyde was sitting at… Link: Security Officer Murdered in Hattieville in Brazen Shooting

A 9-Year-Old Girl is Strangled to Death in Unitedville, Cayo

Source: Channel 5 Belize Danielle Hall The unexplained death of a nine-year-old girl was baffling police authorities, but late this evening, it was confirmed that the Danielle Hall was… Link: A 9-Year-Old Girl is Strangled to Death in Unitedville, Cayo

Salvadoran Man Hacked to Death in Hope Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kelvin Guerrero Hernandez A Salvadoran farm hand who worked at the Marie Sharp farms in southern Belize was hacked to death on the eve of… Link: Salvadoran Man Hacked to Death in Hope Creek

Brindel Munnings Shot During Armed Attack near Police Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brindel Munnings Gunshots rang out in the vicinity of the Inspiration Center late on Sunday night and when the shooting subsided forty-four-year-old Brindel Munnings was… Link: Brindel Munnings Shot During Armed Attack near Police Street

Fire Destroys House in Lord’s Bank Village

Source: Channel 5 Belize Around eight o’clock, a fire broke inside an elevated wooden house in Lord’s Bank Village on Sunday night. The home was occupied by an elderly… Link: Fire Destroys House in Lord’s Bank Village

R.T.A On The Placencia Road

Source: The Reporter Sunday, August 18th. 2019 – There was an accident on the Placencia Road this afternoon which involved 2 vehicles, thus far there are no reports… Link: R.T.A On The Placencia Road

Fire Reported At Bar Near Fish Market

Source: The Reporter Sunday, August 18th. 2019 – By Marion Ali There are reports of a fire at a bar near the fish market bridge on Vernon Street… Link: Fire Reported At Bar Near Fish Market

Multiple Personalities, ONE GOAL

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph Medical triage is a process in which patients are prioritized based on their immediate need for emergency medical attention. To break… Link: Multiple Personalities, ONE GOAL

UPDATE: Chopping Death in Hope Creek Village

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 17th. 2019 – 2.00PM Police say that the fatal chopping in Hope Creek Village, Stann Creek was the result of a dispute between… Link: UPDATE: Chopping Death in Hope Creek Village

National Butane Company to Reduce Costs to Consumers

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 17th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – The House of Representatives met in Belmopan on Friday and one of the Bills tabled was… Link: National Butane Company to Reduce Costs to Consumers

PUP to appoint two new senators

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 15, 2019– It is being reported by some sources that the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) will be naming two new… Link: PUP to appoint two new senators

Cops get 16 months for killing man in police cell

Source: Amandala News Sotz’s family not happy with the judge’s sentence for Constables Hallet King and Leonard Nunez. BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 14, 2019– Last month, a jury… Link: Cops get 16 months for killing man in police cell

Is Barrow Leaving Earlier Than Expected?

Source: The Reporter The United Democratic Party (UDP) announced during its National Party Council meeting on Saturday that it will hold its National Leadership Convention on Sunday, February… Link: Is Barrow Leaving Earlier Than Expected?

A National Gas Company This Way Comes

Source: Channel 5 Belize The House of Representatives met today in a special sitting during which several bills, including the Belize City Council (Municipal Paper) and the National Liquefied… Link: A National Gas Company This Way Comes

National Gas Company is Color Blind – PM Barrow

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the idea of forming a public/private partnership goes beyond party lines since a majority of those who… Link: National Gas Company is Color Blind – PM Barrow

Cordel Hyde Rails Against Proposed Use of Taiwanese Loan

Source: Channel 5 Belize Cordel Hyde Vocal in his objection to how these monies will be spent, in the absence of a contractor general, is Lake-I area rep Cordel… Link: Cordel Hyde Rails Against Proposed Use of Taiwanese Loan

Dangriga Polyclinic Staffers Stage Sick-out

Source: Channel 5 Belize Members of staff at the Dangriga Polyclinic are up in arms over what they describe as an injustice being perpetrated on them. Some eight employees… Link: Dangriga Polyclinic Staffers Stage Sick-out

Health Workers in Southern Belize Stage Sick-Out

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 16th. 2019 – By Marion Ali The Reporter has received reports that employees of one of the Ministry of Health’s polyclinics in southern… Link: Health Workers in Southern Belize Stage Sick-Out

Elderly Woman Beaten To Death

Source: The Reporter Mexican domestic Ofelia Hernandez Cruz, 69, is dead after she was violently attacked and beaten to death at her home located in Sandhill, by two… Link: Elderly Woman Beaten To Death

Massive Croc Grabs Tourist

Source: The Reporter Renee Dessommes, 39, a tourist who had been enjoying the sun, sea and sand in San Pedro, almost met her death when a 12-foot long… Link: Massive Croc Grabs Tourist

Cunning…Baffling…Powerful

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. – I told myself I wouldn’t do this. I’m typing and still telling myself I won’t do this. How do I… Link: Cunning…Baffling…Powerful

2 More Persons Sought for the Callous Killing of Ofelia Hernandez Cruz

Source: Channel 5 Belize Sixty-nine-year-old Ofelia Hernandez Cruz was bludgeoned to death inside her home in Sand Hill Village.  Her body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon and it is… Link: 2 More Persons Sought for the Callous Killing of Ofelia Hernandez Cruz

DJ Perf and Denzel Usher Charged with Rape

Source: Channel 5 Belize Devin “DJ Perf” Peyrefitte and Denzel Usher have both been charged for the crime of rape.  The men stand accused of allegedly raping a woman… Link: DJ Perf and Denzel Usher Charged with Rape

Commissioner of Police Provides on Vince Martinez’s Complaint

Source: Channel 5 Belize Vince Martinez made an official complaint to the Professional Standards Branch after he was shot in the groin. According to Martinez, there hasn’t been any… Link: Commissioner of Police Provides on Vince Martinez’s Complaint

Ministry of National Security Clarifies B.D.F. Salary Adjustments

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Ministry of National Security issued a press release late this evening to clarify false information which has been circulating in the public domain. According… Link: Ministry of National Security Clarifies B.D.F. Salary Adjustments

CXC Appoints New Registrar – CEO

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW By: Michael M Barrow Wednesday, August 14th. 2019 – Just about all students in Belize’s high Schools and Jr. Colleges take the CXC… Link: CXC Appoints New Registrar – CEO

Channel Five Cleans Up at 2019 CBU Awards

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Fiftieth Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union concluded on Andres Island, Colombia today.  An enduring highlight of the yearly gathering of radio… Link: Channel Five Cleans Up at 2019 CBU Awards

2 Suspected Maternal Deaths Due to Dengue in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are two maternal deaths in Belize suspected to be the result of dengue fever. That’s the information coming out of the Ministry of Health… Link: 2 Suspected Maternal Deaths Due to Dengue in Belize

The Community Needs to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breathing Sites

Source: Channel 5 Belize Across the Central American region, there have been many deaths since the outbreak was detected and thousands more infected. As the numbers in Belize continue… Link: The Community Needs to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breathing Sites

American Tourist Attacked by Croc

Source: Channel 5 Belize An American woman in her late thirties was attacked by a twelve-foot crocodile on Monday night. It happened at sea, south of Ambergris Caye. Fortunately,… Link: American Tourist Attacked by Croc

Decomposed body found near Gra Gra Lagoon

Source: Amandala News Relatives of Derrick Ramirez say that they believe that the headless corpse is his DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District, Mon. Aug. 12, 2019– A body that… Link: Decomposed body found near Gra Gra Lagoon

AMANDALA is 50

Source: Amandala News “ART has to be beautiful and political at the same time. I’m not interested in art that is not in the world. And it’s not… Link: AMANDALA is 50

Carlos Lopez, 35, executed in his house

Source: Amandala News LORDS BANK, Ladyville, Belize District, Fri. Aug. 9, 2019– Carlos Lopez, 35, of Lords Bank, Ladyville, was shot and killed in his house at about… Link: Carlos Lopez, 35, executed in his house

Amandala celebrates 50th anniversary

Source: Amandala News Amandala continues to mean “power to the people” BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 12, 2019– On August 13, 1969, the first issue of the Amandala, the… Link: Amandala celebrates 50th anniversary

The Second Annual S.S.B. AGM

Source: Channel 5 Belize The second annual general meeting to be held by the Social Security Board since 1981 was convened today at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza in… Link: The Second Annual S.S.B. AGM

Will G.O.B. Take on Non-Contributory Pensions?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Now the increased contribution is not sitting well with many workers. Doctor Colin Young says that they ought not to look at social security as… Link: Will G.O.B. Take on Non-Contributory Pensions?

S.S.B. Going Digital

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Social Security Board is also going digital allowing persons to readily access information by the touch of their fingertip.  Doctor Colin Young says that… Link: S.S.B. Going Digital

Placencia Chairpersons Welcomes Tourism Police Unit

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Ilsa Villanueva, chairperson of the Placencia Village Council, residents and business owners have been clamoring for more officers to be stationed in the… Link: Placencia Chairpersons Welcomes Tourism Police Unit

Young Soccer Referees Called to Workshop

Source: Channel 5 Belize There’s a call for aspiring young referees in the sport of soccer and today that call was headed by a number of soccer enthusiasts from… Link: Young Soccer Referees Called to Workshop

Belize and Refereeing Football

Source: Channel 5 Belize Among the attendees is Glen Ritchie.  Having attended a recent summer camp, he dreams of becoming a professional referee and admits that achieving that goal… Link: Belize and Refereeing Football

The Finals of KTV the Remix; Who Made the Cut?

Source: Channel 5 Belize It’s the sixth and final week of competition in KTV the Remix Season Three and we are only one show away from finding out who… Link: The Finals of KTV the Remix; Who Made the Cut?

Celebrating a Belizean Landmark Through Art

Source: Channel 5 Belize Downtown Belize City is a milieu of old and new buildings and is celebrated for its historic significance.  But there is one particular location that… Link: Celebrating a Belizean Landmark Through Art

Who Will Be The Next Leader Of The U.D.P ?

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, August 13th. 2019 – The United Democratic Party has confirmed that the Party’s National Convention will be held on February 9, 2020, and all… Link: Who Will Be The Next Leader Of The U.D.P ?

Second Person Charge For Murder Of Oscar Rosado

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, August 13th. 2019 – Belize City businessman Oscar Rosado Sr. was gunned down in his store in April, 2018, and one month after Police… Link: Second Person Charge For Murder Of Oscar Rosado

A Mid-afternoon Murder in the Old Capital, Stephon McLaren is Gunned Down

Source: Channel 5 Belize Stephon McLaren A single gunshot ended the life of a young father this afternoon.  Stephon McLaren and another unidentified individual were standing near the corners… Link: A Mid-afternoon Murder in the Old Capital, Stephon McLaren is Gunned Down

Body of Dangriga Native Found Headless

Source: Channel 5 Belize Derrick Ramirez The body of Derrick Ramirez was found this morning. Ramirez, a native of Dangriga, had allegedly gone missing while at Cross Caye, north… Link: Body of Dangriga Native Found Headless

American National Found Dead Onboard Sail Boat

Source: Channel 5 Belize The body of a U.S. national was found onboard a sailing vessel in southern Belize.  On Sunday, the Belize Coast Guard discovered the vessel near… Link: American National Found Dead Onboard Sail Boat

Police Man Charged with 8 Counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

Source: Channel 5 Belize A cop in the west has been placed on interdiction after being slapped with eight counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl. Police… Link: Police Man Charged with 8 Counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse

When Di Plane Land – it Burns

Source: Channel 5 Belize The remnants of a twin-engine aircraft were discovered in the Monkey River area. According to police, the burnt airplane was found on an illegal airstrip… Link: When Di Plane Land – it Burns

Earth Journalism Network Trains Belizean Reporters

Source: Channel 5 Belize A day before the trip, Belizean reporters gathered in Belize City where they participated in a lively discussion with professionals. The discussion focused primarily on… Link: Earth Journalism Network Trains Belizean Reporters

The Weekend Sports Stats

Source: Channel 5 Belize Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports…] Link: The Weekend Sports Stats

American National May Have Died Of Natural Causes

Source: The Reporter Monday, August 12th. 2019 – Police are currently conducting a post-mortem examination on the body of Michael Malcolm Junker, 71, an American national found dead… Link: American National May Have Died Of Natural Causes

Body Found At Dangriga Lagoon Is Derrick Ramirez

Source: The Reporter Monday, August 12th. 2019 – On Wednesday August 7th. we reported on an incident that occurred on Cross Caye, which is about 12 miles off… Link: Body Found At Dangriga Lagoon Is Derrick Ramirez

Earthquake In Mexico Felt In Belize

Source: The Reporter Monday, August 12th. 2019 – An Earthquake was felt in Belize this afternoon by many Belizeans who wondered if it was just a heavy-truck passing… Link: Earthquake In Mexico Felt In Belize

Guatemala Elects Right-wing Ex-prison Boss

Source: The Reporter In the second round of voting Guatemalan voters erased the lead of former first lady Sandra Torres and elected a right wing candidate of the… Link: Guatemala Elects Right-wing Ex-prison Boss

Body Found In Dangriga Lagoon

Source: The Reporter Monday, August 12th. 2019 – Multiple sources are telling the Reporter that the badly decomposed body of a man has been found in a lagoon… Link: Body Found In Dangriga Lagoon

Fisherman Shoots Fellow Fisherman At Caye Camp

Source: The Reporter Sunday, August 12th. 2019 – There was a shooting incident at a fishing camp located on Long Caye yesterday. Around 10:00 pm Saturday night, August… Link: Fisherman Shoots Fellow Fisherman At Caye Camp

Another Burnt Drug Plane Found In The Deep South

Source: The Reporter Saturday, August 10th. 2019 – Call them abandoned and burnt planes or call them alleged drug plane, but our better sense tells us that these… Link: Another Burnt Drug Plane Found In The Deep South

Mother And Child Missing

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 9th. 2019 – Authorities in northern Belize are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a mother and her two-year-old son who have been… Link: Mother And Child Missing

Gang Member Executed on Enemy Turf

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 9th. 2019 – West Canal resident, 32 year old, Brian Armstrong who allegedly belonged to the Rocky Road Gang in Belize City was… Link: Gang Member Executed on Enemy Turf

The Orient Express

Source: The Reporter 195 – that is the number of countries in the world, if you count Kosovo and Taiwan. 193 are recognized by the United Nations, while… Link: The Orient Express

Taiwan-Belize celebrates 30 years of good diplomatic relations

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Wed. Aug. 7, 2019– Tonight, the embassy of Taiwan and the Celebration Committee of Taiwan Compatriots in Belize (CCTCB) co-hosted the”2019 Diplomatic Banquet… Link: Taiwan-Belize celebrates 30 years of good diplomatic relations

Derrick Ramirez, 24, on fishing trip, disappears

Source: Amandala News Ramirez went missing on Sunday, August 4, after fleeing in mangroves after being shot at on Cross Caye CROSS CAYE, Stann Creek District, Thurs.  Aug.… Link: Derrick Ramirez, 24, on fishing trip, disappears

Small riot at Central Prison

Source: Amandala News Dissatisfied with their treatment at the Kolbe Foundation-managed prison, 8 remanded prisoners riot BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 8, 2019– There was a riot at the… Link: Small riot at Central Prison

Brian Armstrong, 32, fatally shot in Gungulung

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 8, 2019– Brian Armstrong, 32, a stevedore of West Street, was working on a house in a yard in the CET… Link: Brian Armstrong, 32, fatally shot in Gungulung

Marin Confuses MoH/NHI Debacle

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 9th. 2019 – Minister of Health, Pablo Marin, in an interview with the media on Wednesday attempted to stem criticism following controversy over… Link: Marin Confuses MoH/NHI Debacle

Rogue Police Officers Facing Criminal Charges

Source: Channel 5 Belize Investigators have forty-eight hours to gather enough evidence and criminally charge the two police officers. The police constable has already been slapped with the disciplinary… Link: Rogue Police Officers Facing Criminal Charges

Elderly Man Dies After Being Hit by Cargo Truck

Source: Channel 5 Belize Fifty-year-old Teakettle villager, Margarito “Pulu” Vanegas was struck by oncoming traffic on Thursday morning.  A cargo truck was traveling on the George Price Highway, through… Link: Elderly Man Dies After Being Hit by Cargo Truck

Editorial – Friday August 9th. 2019

Source: The Reporter China is the world’s second largest economy. Everybody knows that! China is also technologically advanced. We all know that too. She makes her own jet… Link: Editorial – Friday August 9th. 2019

Shooting In Lords Bank Claims The Life Of Carlos Lopez

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 9th. 2019 – A shooting last night in the Lords Bank Area has claimed the life of Carlos Lopez, 35. Sometime after 8:00pm… Link: Shooting In Lords Bank Claims The Life Of Carlos Lopez

Armed Robbery At Caribbean Chicken – Buttonwood Bay

Source: The Reporter Friday, August 9th. 2019 – Caribbean Chicken’s Buttonwood Bay branch was robbed yesterday around 2:00 pm. The manager reported seeing 3 males enter the establishment.… Link: Armed Robbery At Caribbean Chicken – Buttonwood Bay

Healthy Living: How Serious is Dengue? What You Should Know

Source: Channel 5 Belize Even though there has hardly been as much rain as we’d see in the annual rainy season; there is currently an outbreak of dengue in… Link: Healthy Living: How Serious is Dengue? What You Should Know

Rocky Road Affiliate Slain Backa Gungulung

Source: Channel 5 Belize A thirty-two-year-old stevedore of Belize City was executed on Wednesday night. Brian Armstrong spent most of his adult life in prison and according to his… Link: Rocky Road Affiliate Slain Backa Gungulung

Fatal Accident Claims Life of Ladyville Resident Jordy Bainton

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Ladyville resident left work, but never made it home. Forty-six-year-old Jordy Bainton was riding his bicycle on Chetumal Street when he was run over… Link: Fatal Accident Claims Life of Ladyville Resident Jordy Bainton

Truck Driver is Issued Notice of Intended Prosecution

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett The family told News Five that the injuries they saw on Jordy Bainton’s body suggest that he had been dragged by the truck… Link: Truck Driver is Issued Notice of Intended Prosecution

An Update on the Southern Regional Morgue

Source: Channel 5 Belize In April, the People United Party fired off a release stating that the country should be appalled and outraged over the malfunctioning morgue at the… Link: An Update on the Southern Regional Morgue

26 Students are Awarded B&B Scholarships

Source: Channel 5 Belize A group of students were in a celebratory mood at Bowen and Bowen Brewery in Ladyville, Belize District.  And for good reason, twenty-six of them… Link: 26 Students are Awarded B&B Scholarships

A Conservation Camp for Kids

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Clear Water Marine Aquarium Research Institute wrapped up its first ever Belize Marine Conservation Summer camp. Sixty children between the ages of five to… Link: A Conservation Camp for Kids

Cleopatra White Polyclinic Certified Mother-Baby Friendly Facility

Source: Channel 5 Belize An initiative to promote breastfeeding took place today as part of activities to celebrate Breastfeeding Week. The Cleopatra White Polyclinic in Belize City was designated… Link: Cleopatra White Polyclinic Certified Mother-Baby Friendly Facility

Adult Female Tapir is Fatally Injured and Butchered

Source: Channel 5 Belize A vehicle unfortunately knocked down and killed a female tapir on the area of Manatee Lookout on the Philip Goldson Highway.  And soon enough, the… Link: Adult Female Tapir is Fatally Injured and Butchered

Belize Sends Delegation of Artists to CARIFESTA 2019

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Caribbean Festival of Arts, better known as CARIFESTA, has stimulated the establishment of a regional integration among Caribbean countries, bringing artisans and cultural practitioners… Link: Belize Sends Delegation of Artists to CARIFESTA 2019

Minister Says There Is No Nepotism & Corruption

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW Wednesday, August 7th. 209 – Last week a memo written by the Ministry of Finance approving a contract worth $1.686M leaked. The contract… Link: Minister Says There Is No Nepotism & Corruption

Bowen & Bowen – Steps Up Again, As Good Corporate Citizen

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, August 7th. 2019 – Today, Bowen and Bowen Company handed out 26 full scholarships to children who will be attending high school and in… Link: Bowen & Bowen – Steps Up Again, As Good Corporate Citizen

UPDATE – Chaos & Riot At Kolbe – Belize Central Prison

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, August 7th. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that 10 prisoners housed in the Tango 11 section of the Belize Central Prison staged a… Link: UPDATE – Chaos & Riot At Kolbe – Belize Central Prison

Belizeans Encounter Violent Mystery Men Near Cross Caye

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, August 7th. 2019 – Dangriga Police are investigating the case of a man deemed missing at sea, but who is believed to have been… Link: Belizeans Encounter Violent Mystery Men Near Cross Caye

Pump prices change again

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Mon. Aug. 5, 2019– The Ministry of Finance announces that on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the pump prices of two fuel products will change.… Link: Pump prices change again

The dying New River

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 5, 2019– The residents of Orange Walk Town are beginning to direct their anger and frustration at the Department of the… Link: The dying New River

An SUV Plunges into the Haulover Creek Near Swing Bridge

Source: Channel 5 Belize An accident in downtown Belize City this morning caused a stir for commuters in the heavily trafficked area. But for two women, it was a… Link: An SUV Plunges into the Haulover Creek Near Swing Bridge

Kareem’s Trip to China Ends in Controversy

Source: Channel 5 Belize Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa returned from China on Sunday, following an unofficial visit to the East Asian country last week.  Accompanied by a… Link: Kareem’s Trip to China Ends in Controversy

What Does Going to China Mean for PUP and Taiwan?

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Musa, the Chairman of the Belize Chinese Association may have been pressured into distancing himself from his role in facilitating the visit since… Link: What Does Going to China Mean for PUP and Taiwan?

What Should North Park Street Make of Kareem’s Visit to China?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kareem Musa Is Mainland China attempting to curry favour with Belize by inviting members of parliament to visit that country?  It’s a perception, Musa says,… Link: What Should North Park Street Make of Kareem’s Visit to China?

Kareem Musa Weighs in on Charge Against Cpl. Kent Martinez

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kareem Musa Attorney Kareem Musa, who represents the family of Allyson Major Junior, was away in China last week when Corporal Kent Martinez was arraigned… Link: Kareem Musa Weighs in on Charge Against Cpl. Kent Martinez

Is A Judicial Review Likely in Case Against Trigger Happy Cop?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The likelihood of a judicial review challenging the charge that was brought against Corporal Martinez is also being explored by Musa’s colleague, attorney Anthony Sylvestre. … Link: Is A Judicial Review Likely in Case Against Trigger Happy Cop?

A Tour Guide is Guilty of Drug Possession

Source: Channel 5 Belize Cecil Gill A Belize City tour guide picked up a drug conviction after he admitted to possession of one hundred and fifty grams of weed… Link: A Tour Guide is Guilty of Drug Possession

Rehabilitating the Gulisi Garifuna Museum

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Memorandum of Understanding was penned today for the rehabilitation of the Gulisi Museum. The museum, which is located in Dangriga, is the home of… Link: Rehabilitating the Gulisi Garifuna Museum

The Mystery Pollution & Stagnation Of The News River

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW Today (Aug. 5th. 2019) the Reporter joined other media houses on a tour of the New River, following months of complaints of terrible… Link: The Mystery Pollution & Stagnation Of The News River

Dengue Cases on the Rise; 40% are Children

Source: Channel 5 Belize For the past two weeks, we have been reporting on the dengue outbreak in Belize and tonight the situation continues to spiral as the number… Link: Dengue Cases on the Rise; 40% are Children

The Southern Regional Morgue out of Commission, Again

Source: Channel 5 Belize While we were with the Director of Health Services, we asked him for an update on the status of the morgue at the Southern Regional… Link: The Southern Regional Morgue out of Commission, Again

A Visit to China by Parliamentarian Kareem Musa Sparks Controversy

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last week, Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa travelled to Shanghai, China.  Musa was along with Belize City Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold and Councilor Michael… Link: A Visit to China by Parliamentarian Kareem Musa Sparks Controversy

P.U.P. Party Leader John Briceño Recovering; Bus Driver Charged

Source: Channel 5 Belize P.U.P. Leader John Briceño was released from Northern Medical Plaza over the weekend and is tonight at home recovering from injuries he sustained during a… Link: P.U.P. Party Leader John Briceño Recovering; Bus Driver Charged

WHO WILL PAY FOR $1.6M BUILDING? PM Barrow Says Ask MoH…

Source: The Reporter Monday August 5th. 2019 – A Memorandum from the Ministry of Finance which was circulated to the media last week, purportedly showed approval from the… Link: WHO WILL PAY FOR .6M BUILDING? PM Barrow Says Ask MoH…

IS COP ‘GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER?’

Source: The Reporter Two weeks after Allyson Major was shot to the back of the head, an injury which would cause his death, the cop who allegedly pulled… Link: IS COP ‘GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER?’

PUP Leader Recovering At Home After Accident

Source: The Reporter Sunday, August 4th. 2918 – The Reporter spoke to leader of the PUP John Briceño this morning via phone from his home, where he is… Link: PUP Leader Recovering At Home After Accident

BTL CEO SPEAKS ON IMMINENT DEPARTURE

Source: The Reporter Saturday, 03 August 2019 At the end of June, two years after he took over as Chief Executive Officer at BTL, and just two days… Link: BTL CEO SPEAKS ON IMMINENT DEPARTURE

MOH CAUGHT IN NHI RESERVES SCANDAL

Source: The Reporter Saturday, 03 August 2019 A source at the Ministry of Health has informed the Reporter that neither CEO George Gough nor Minister of Health Pablo… Link: MOH CAUGHT IN NHI RESERVES SCANDAL

Bus Association Threatens Nationwide Shutdown

Source: The Reporter The Belize Bus Association has written to the Minister of Transport as well as the Prime Minister, threatening a nation-wide shutdown of the transport sector… Link: Bus Association Threatens Nationwide Shutdown

DoE Addresses Drainage Issue in Placencia

Source: The Reporter The Department of the Environment (DOE) has written to a company in Placencia and instructed them to make urgent changes to their drainage system after… Link: DoE Addresses Drainage Issue in Placencia

Cop arraigned for Allyson Major’s shooting death

Source: Amandala News Police continue to protect Cpl. Martinez from media cameras BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 31, 2019– The reality that the police will always protect their own… Link: Cop arraigned for Allyson Major’s shooting death

Domestic violence rooted in childhood development

Source: Amandala News There is a trend of violence that permeates our society. It stems from what takes place in the life of our children as part of… Link: Domestic violence rooted in childhood development

$1.686 million of NHI funds for minister’s brother?

Source: Amandala News Not a chance! BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 1, 2019– Concern has been growing among the public in wake of a memorandum from the Ministry of… Link: .686 million of NHI funds for minister’s brother?

Rafael Usher, 27, survives gun attack on Arlington Avenue

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 1, 2019– Rafael Usher, 27, of Arlington Drive, is in a critical but stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital,… Link: Rafael Usher, 27, survives gun attack on Arlington Avenue

SSB PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO 43 STUDENTS

Source: The Reporter Friday, 02 August 2019 The Social Security Board has received nothing but negative publicity recently, primarily because increases in contributions from employees and employers took… Link: SSB PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO 43 STUDENTS

The Law Is An

Source: The Reporter The Law Is An … By, Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) ” When Mr. Bumble, the unhappy spouse of a domineering wife, is told in court… Link: The Law Is An

Good Road Safety Practices Saved Their Lives

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Chief of Staff Stuart Leslie, Edwin Hill has been driving the party leader for eleven years. He is an experienced, defensive driver and… Link: Good Road Safety Practices Saved Their Lives

A Full Recovery for John Briceño and Edwin Hill

Source: Channel 5 Belize There has been an outpour of support for the speedy recovery of P.U.P. Party Leader John Briceño. In the aftermath of the accident, social media… Link: A Full Recovery for John Briceño and Edwin Hill

Sedi Makes History in Bizarre Lawsuit

Source: The Reporter Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, appeared in Court on Wednesday for an ongoing lawsuit between himself and his former business partners, the… Link: Sedi Makes History in Bizarre Lawsuit

Belize Tax Service is Here

Source: Channel 5 Belize This morning at the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building, government officially launched the Belize Tax Service.  The amalgamated department aims to provide optimal services where GST… Link: Belize Tax Service is Here

Editorial – Friday, August 2nd. 2019

Source: The Reporter It was announced this week that the Belize Police Department is ready to train more than a hundred recruits to enter the Police Force. These… Link: Editorial – Friday, August 2nd. 2019

Hospital Abuse: The Casualties of Caring

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph We can never truly estimate what a person’s response will be towards intense grief, anxiety, fright or any of the other… Link: Hospital Abuse: The Casualties of Caring

Strategic Location

Source: The Reporter By Neri Briceno – Prior to the planned and expected invasion of Nazi occupied Europe on July 9th, 1943, which was definitely anticipated by the… Link: Strategic Location

Police Comment on Murder of Elderly Musician

Source: Channel 5 Belize So, what are police saying about this murder? They say that they don’t know what the motive is as yet. The investigation is in its… Link: Police Comment on Murder of Elderly Musician

Who Wants Ragga Dead?

Source: Channel 5 Belize While two persons were found dead in less than twenty-four hours, in Belize City, twenty-seven year old Rafael Usher survived a shooting.  Usher was on… Link: Who Wants Ragga Dead?

UPDATE: Human Body Found Near Boom Bridge

Source: The Reporter UPDATE Thursday, Aug. 1st. 2019 – 3.30pm – Police have identified the body of the man found earlier near the Burrell Boom Road as Darwin… Link: UPDATE: Human Body Found Near Boom Bridge

Dickie Bradley: “There is a stupid weed law”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Allyson Major Jr. The decision to charge Corporal Kent Martinez with the lesser charge of manslaughter by negligence has the family of Allyson Major Junior… Link: Dickie Bradley: “There is a stupid weed law”

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