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January 9, 2019

Belize

Declaration by Former Foreign Ministers of Belize in Favor of I.C.J.

Source: Channel 5 Belize It was a rare appearance by four People’s United Party former foreign ministers and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who has also served as foreign minister.… Link: Declaration by Former Foreign Ministers of Belize in Favor of I.C.J.

Lisa Shoman: “The current Foreign Minister is not the issue”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Lisa Shoman Attorney Lisa Shoman was Foreign Affairs Minister between June 2007 and the 2008 general elections.  While today she signed the declaration, back in… Link: Lisa Shoman: “The current Foreign Minister is not the issue”

Prime Minister Hopeful for a ‘Yes’ Vote

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow A recent poll commissioned by the government revealed that the number of persons who are against taking Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J. for… Link: Prime Minister Hopeful for a ‘Yes’ Vote

SEVERAL FORMER FOREIGN MINISTERS SIGN ICJ DECLARATION

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff – Jan. 9th. This morning January 9th. 2019 – Five former Foreign Ministers of Belize, Ambassador Lisa Shoman, Hon. Said Musa, Prime… Link: SEVERAL FORMER FOREIGN MINISTERS SIGN ICJ DECLARATION

Licenses required for raffles and lotteries

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019– It is not an uncommon occurrence for Belizeans to conduct raffles as a form of fundraising when extra financing… Link: Licenses required for raffles and lotteries

Shame!

Source: Amandala News A video of the beat-down of a man, unconscious on the ground, showed an officer repeatedly kicking him  “like a football;” another officer was wielding… Link: Shame!

CHESTER WILLIAMS IS NAMED NEW COPOL BY MIN. OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

Source: The Reporter The Ministry of National Security has announced the appointment of Chester Williams as Commissioner of Police. Williams replaces Allen Whylie who served as ComPol since… Link: CHESTER WILLIAMS IS NAMED NEW COPOL BY MIN. OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

A Low-Flying Suspect Plane in Dangriga

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams Even as police remain vigilant on the illegal landing of drug planes across the country, on Saturday night, there were several reports from… Link: A Low-Flying Suspect Plane in Dangriga

14 Honduran Nationals in the West; is it Human Trafficking?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett Sometime around eight on Friday night, San Ignacio Police was on mobile patrol when they came across a vehicle carrying fourteen Honduran women.… Link: 14 Honduran Nationals in the West; is it Human Trafficking?

Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

Source: Channel 5 Belize From crime to the International Court of Justice….The I.C.J. referendum to be conducted on April tenth is now knocking at the front door. It is… Link: Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

Ombudsman to Fisheries Administrator: Provide Gillnet Info to OCEANA

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Ombudsman, Lionel Arzu has written to Fisheries Administrator Beverly Wade exercising its power of review telling the Fisheries Department to provide OCEANA in Belize… Link: Ombudsman to Fisheries Administrator: Provide Gillnet Info to OCEANA

Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

Source: Channel 5 Belize But how did it get to this point? In the past, we have reported on OCEANA, the Fisheries Department and other conservation groups advocating for… Link: Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

Guatemala Withdraws From CICIG

Source: Channel 5 Belize Guatemala is pulling out of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity, known as CICIG. The announcement was made today by Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel… Link: Guatemala Withdraws From CICIG

Playa Del Carmen, a Hotbed for Narco-Traffickers

Source: Channel 5 Belize Playa Del Carmen is a choice tourist destination for Belizeans and many other visitors who travel there for sun, beach, and cuisine. But the once… Link: Playa Del Carmen, a Hotbed for Narco-Traffickers

James Adderley: the Weekend in Sports

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

KARA CATTOUSE INJURED

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Jan 6th. – The Reporter has confirmed that renowned Belizean cyclist Kaya Cattouse is receiving medical treatment at the Karl Heusner… Link: KARA CATTOUSE INJURED

THREE ARRESTED FOR UNLICENSED AMMUNITION

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Jan 6th. Police have arrested and charged three people in the Orange Walk district after they discovered unlicensed ammunition during an… Link: THREE ARRESTED FOR UNLICENSED AMMUNITION

VANISHED

Source: The Reporter By Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) As I sat on my couch watching TV on a blessed Christmas morning surrounded by family; the smell of a… Link: VANISHED

CHINESE FAMILY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, – Jan. 5th. – Two men robbed a Chinese family in Belize City last night. Police say that shortly before 10 p.m.… Link: CHINESE FAMILY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

COPS CAUGHT ON CAMERA SUSPENDED

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff – Jan. 4th. Two rogue cops, PC No. 1919 Samir Medina and PC No. 2287 Tyrell Rowley, attached to the Quick Response… Link: COPS CAUGHT ON CAMERA SUSPENDED

CODE RED AT BELMOPAN BLOOD BANK

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Jan 5th. – The Blood Bank in Belmopan is in need of blood donors so that it can continue its work… Link: CODE RED AT BELMOPAN BLOOD BANK

Gruesome beginning to 2019 — 5 murders

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 3, 2019– At the end of 2018, Belize recorded 143 murders, which is close to the alarming records set in 2012… Link: Gruesome beginning to 2019 — 5 murders

Baby Jayelle is the first baby born for the New Year

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 3, 2019– First-time mother, Clarissa Williams, 26, did not expect to give birth to her baby girl on New Year’s Day,… Link: Baby Jayelle is the first baby born for the New Year

Sugahh and Cream, baby! 

Source: Amandala News American John Delong attacked the front-runner duo of his teammate Clayton Travis and Nissan Arana at the Burrell Boom junction and came in solo to… Link: Sugahh and Cream, baby! 

San Pedro Mayor: Police Brutality Will Not Be Tolerated

Source: Channel 5 Belize Late this evening, the Bar Association of Belize issued a release on the beaten on a San Pedro citizen by the police. In the release,… Link: San Pedro Mayor: Police Brutality Will Not Be Tolerated

M.O.H. Investigates the Death of Corozal Baby Boy

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Ministry of Health has begun investigating the untimely death of eleven-week-old baby boy, Dion Woodeye Junior.  The baby died at the Corozal Community Hospital… Link: M.O.H. Investigates the Death of Corozal Baby Boy

SOS FOR A CANCER WARRIOR

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Jan. 4th. They are called Cancer Warriors because every breath they draw is one in combat against an illness that is… Link: SOS FOR A CANCER WARRIOR

… JUST TAKE CARE OF THIS FOR ME

Source: The Reporter By: Ambassador Lisa Shoman The symbiotic relationship between enforcers or street muscle and politicians in Belize is one going back to universal adult suffrage. But… Link: … JUST TAKE CARE OF THIS FOR ME

POLICE FIND WEED CULTIVATION & FIREARM IN SPECIAL OPS

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Jan. 4th. Through regular and special operations, the Belize Police Department has managed to take a pistol and live ammunition off… Link: POLICE FIND WEED CULTIVATION & FIREARM IN SPECIAL OPS

MAN CHARGED FOR MURDER AND RAPE

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff – Jan. 4th. Investigators, after working to piece together a bizarre chain of events, have charged Lucky Strike resident Giovanni Jones for… Link: MAN CHARGED FOR MURDER AND RAPE

POLITICAL HANKY-PANKY WITH SUGAR ROADS MONEY

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff, Jan. 4th. The Reporter has been informed by sources up north that following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement at the last House… Link: POLITICAL HANKY-PANKY WITH SUGAR ROADS MONEY

POLICE IDENTIFY ‘JOHN DOE’ FOUND IN RIVER

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec 4th. The Belize Police Department has positively identified the John Doe whose body was found in the river near Black Man… Link: POLICE IDENTIFY ‘JOHN DOE’ FOUND IN RIVER

BPM Says 1992 Signed Statement is Bad News for Belize’s I.C.J. Case

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize Peace Movement says its fundamental goal is to maintain Belize’s eight thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven square miles in tact. The members describe… Link: BPM Says 1992 Signed Statement is Bad News for Belize’s I.C.J. Case

BPM Sounds Off on the I.C.J. Campaign’s Billboards

Source: Channel 5 Belize And another matter that the Belize Peace Movement weighed in on today was the use of monies for a campaign that they say is for… Link: BPM Sounds Off on the I.C.J. Campaign’s Billboards

BPM Has Choice Words for PM’s New Year’s Message

Source: Channel 5 Belize In its lengthy press conference, the BPM did not spare the Government either. Paco Smith says that PM Barrow’s New Year’s message missed the mark… Link: BPM Has Choice Words for PM’s New Year’s Message

Belize Peace Movement Calls Out P.U.P.

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Peace Movement also took shots at that the People’s United Party. They called on the Opposition to put forth its party’s position. With three… Link: Belize Peace Movement Calls Out P.U.P.

Angel Rueben Cassasola charged for the murder

Source: The Reporter On New Year’s Day, Angel Rueben Cassasola, 35, brutally stabbed his estranged common-law-wife to death in front of her family, leaving her three daughters without… Link: Angel Rueben Cassasola charged for the murder

Senior Citizen in Lucky Strike is the First Murder Victim of 2019

Source: Channel 5 Belize Howard Coleman It was a bloody New Year’s Day in Belize. Five persons were brutally killed within twenty-four hours. The first murder for 2019 was… Link: Senior Citizen in Lucky Strike is the First Murder Victim of 2019

Lucky Strike Asks for More Law-Enforcement Support

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the aftermath of the homicide, Vice-Chairman and Justice of the Peace in Lucky Strike is making an appeal to the authorities for law-enforcement support… Link: Lucky Strike Asks for More Law-Enforcement Support

A Reputed Gang Boss is Terminated on New Year’s Day

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Babb The Belize District had the distinction at the close of 2018 as the most murderous area in the Jewel.  The New Year is… Link: A Reputed Gang Boss is Terminated on New Year’s Day

Glenford Mossiah Shot in Drive-by Near Wax House

Source: Channel 5 Belize Glenford Mossiah There was another shooting elsewhere in the city. In the south side, the life of Glenford Mossiah came under threat. While a gunman… Link: Glenford Mossiah Shot in Drive-by Near Wax House

Crime Prevention Following Joseph Babb Execution

Source: Channel 5 Belize In order to thwart another wave of gun violence in the wake of Babb’s murder, the police department has rounded up a group of young… Link: Crime Prevention Following Joseph Babb Execution

John Doe Fished Out of Belize River

Source: Channel 5 Belize Also in western Belize, the Belize Police Department is investigating the murder of an unidentified Hispanic man. The body was fished out of the Belize… Link: John Doe Fished Out of Belize River

Caught on Video: San Pedro Cops Beat Down Civilians

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two rogue cops have been placed on suspension. They are Samir Medina and Tyrell Rowley, who were caught on camera beating up two men in… Link: Caught on Video: San Pedro Cops Beat Down Civilians

P.U.P. Expresses Outrage over Police Brutality in San Pedro

Source: Channel 5 Belize The beating of the two men by the police is facing outrage in various quarters. The People’s United Party is condemning what it calls the… Link: P.U.P. Expresses Outrage over Police Brutality in San Pedro

B.N.T.U. President Says M.O.E. Has Disrespected Teacher

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize National Teachers Union says the Ministry of Education has disrespected its membership when it came out batting for the school managements that have… Link: B.N.T.U. President Says M.O.E. Has Disrespected Teacher

B.N.T.U. to M.O.E. – “We are not backing down!”

Source: Channel 5 Belize So the line has been drawn. The B.N.T.U. says it will stand by its decision to protest the managements’ docking of salaries for November seventh.… Link: B.N.T.U. to M.O.E. – “We are not backing down!”

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEADS TO FATAL STABBING IN SAN IGNACIO

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff – Jan. 1st. The Reporter has been able to confirm that there was a fatal stabbing in San Ignacio an hour ago.… Link: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEADS TO FATAL STABBING IN SAN IGNACIO

GANG FIGURE JOSEPH BABB KILLED IN BELIZE CITY

Source: The Reporter The 3rd murder victim of the New Year has been identified as Joseph Babb, 20. Babb was allegedly shot multiple times on Blue Marlin Drive… Link: GANG FIGURE JOSEPH BABB KILLED IN BELIZE CITY

APPARENT MURDER IN LUCKY-STRIKE VILLAGE

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: News Staff – Jan. 1st. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that a resident of Lucky Strike was murdered sometime between last night and this… Link: APPARENT MURDER IN LUCKY-STRIKE VILLAGE

First Clue in Missing Anisha Young

Source: Channel 5 Belize As we close 2018 with this newscast, investigating officers might have a first clue in the murder of Anisha Young. The young woman has not… Link: First Clue in Missing Anisha Young

P.U.P.: Barrow’s Smoke & Mirrors Circus Act

Source: Channel 5 Belize So on the eve of the New Year, the P.U.C. has not responded to government’s objection to the increase of forty-three cents in electricity rates.… Link: P.U.P.: Barrow’s Smoke & Mirrors Circus Act

Rosita Armstrong is Knocked Down and Killed

Source: Channel 5 Belize The family of Rosita Armstrong is tonight mourning her death. The sixty-six-year-old Ladyville resident was knocked down and killed at around seven-thirty on Sunday night.… Link: Rosita Armstrong is Knocked Down and Killed

RTA Claims Life of Belize City Man

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was another fatality on the highway, this time in the south. A road traffic accident two days before the New Year claimed the life… Link: RTA Claims Life of Belize City Man

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT KILLS LADYVILLE WOMAN SUNDAY NIGHT

Source: The Reporter Just before 7:30pm Sunday night (December 30th.) a resident of Ladyville was knocked down and killed as she walked on the Phillip Goldson Highway near… Link: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT KILLS LADYVILLE WOMAN SUNDAY NIGHT

ANISHA YOUNG – UPDATE- Dec. 31st. 2018

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 31st. Today, while speaking to the media, ASP Alejandro Cowo confirmed that the shallow grave located off the Maskall… Link: ANISHA YOUNG – UPDATE- Dec. 31st. 2018

BELIZE CITY MAN PERISHES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Source: The Reporter REPORTER: Marion Ali, Dec. 30th. A Belize City man was killed in a traffic accident early this morning on the Southern Highway. He is Cliff… Link: BELIZE CITY MAN PERISHES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Grave With Weave, Hair and Skin Found. ? ANISHA YOUNG ?

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Marion Ali – Dec. 29th. Family and friends of missing woman, Aneshia Young, 23, also known as Anny, are convinced that a shallow… Link: Grave With Weave, Hair and Skin Found. ? ANISHA YOUNG ?

GOB Objects to Immediate Increase of Electricity Rates

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Marion Ali, Assistant Editor – Dec. 29th. – The Government has asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to not consider any immediate rate… Link: GOB Objects to Immediate Increase of Electricity Rates

Blood feud claims another victim

Source: Amandala News Daniel Marvin Hughes Sr., murdered on Tibruce Street BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 27, 2018– At about 4:30 yesterday evening, Boxing Day, Daniel Marvin Hughes Sr.,… Link: Blood feud claims another victim

Fire that destroyed home allegedly set by tenant

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 24, 2018– Early Friday morning, December 21, a fire erupted in the second story of a wooden house at #6701 Cleghorn… Link: Fire that destroyed home allegedly set by tenant

A Blood Feud with No Apparent End

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are no arrests to report on tonight, in respect of the daylight execution of Daniel Hughes on Boxing Day.  Police are asking the public… Link: A Blood Feud with No Apparent End

Lotteries Committee to Crack Down on Illegal ‘Rafflers’

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Lotteries Committee has now decided to enforce a law that dates back to the early fifties. It’s a piece of legislation that governs the… Link: Lotteries Committee to Crack Down on Illegal ‘Rafflers’

MAN CRITICAL AFTER HE WAS SHOT

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Marion Ali – Dec. 27th. A man was shot sometime after 6:00 this evening on Faber’s Road in Belize City. Police believe it… Link: MAN CRITICAL AFTER HE WAS SHOT

Belize City Fisherman, Daniel Hughes, is Executed on Boxing Day

Source: Channel 5 Belize Daniel Hughes Sr. A Belize City fisherman was shot and killed on Wednesday and police strongly suspect that the homicide may have been the result… Link: Belize City Fisherman, Daniel Hughes, is Executed on Boxing Day

Orange Walk’s Gang Feud Leaves 2 Persons Injured

Source: Channel 5 Belize Llamont Wade Police in Orange Walk are trying to stem the bloodbath in an ongoing gang feud which left two persons injured on Christmas Day.… Link: Orange Walk’s Gang Feud Leaves 2 Persons Injured

Police Officer Victim of Hit and Run

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo Twenty-five-year-old Police Constable Keenon Bennett is tonight at the K.H.M.H. recuperating after he was knocked down on Wednesday night. Bennett, a member of… Link: Police Officer Victim of Hit and Run

Another Increase in Electricity Rates, Twice in 2018

Source: Channel 5 Belize The cost of electricity is set to go up yet again, for a second time in 2018.  This follows a formal request by Belize Electricity… Link: Another Increase in Electricity Rates, Twice in 2018

MAN SHOT AND KILLED ON TIBRUCE ST. IN BELIZE CITY

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Marion Ali, Dec. 26th The Reporter has confirmed that a man was shot and killed this afternoon on Tibruce Street in Belize City.… Link: MAN SHOT AND KILLED ON TIBRUCE ST. IN BELIZE CITY

GANG VIOLENCE ? – IN ORANGE WALK ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, Dec. 25th. Early this morning on this blessed Christmas Day, at approximately 7:00am Senon Reyes, 21, and Llamont Wade, 28, were… Link: GANG VIOLENCE ? – IN ORANGE WALK ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Top Cop Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett Served with N.I.P. for RTA

Source: Channel 5 Belize Commander of Eastern Division South Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett would normally appear on the news for the community policing work he continues to do, but… Link: Top Cop Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett Served with N.I.P. for RTA

72 lbs of Weed Found in Shawville Area, Cayo

Source: Channel 5 Belize A joint operation on Saturday resulted in police discovering more than seventy pounds of marijuana. Police say that the operation was conducted near the Casa… Link: 72 lbs of Weed Found in Shawville Area, Cayo

Man Attacked, Beaten and Stabbed at Wedding

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alejandro Cowo Police are investigating the savage beating and stabbing of Paul Moro. Moro and his wife were at a wedding on Saturday in Burrell… Link: Man Attacked, Beaten and Stabbed at Wedding

MISSING STUDENT SHOWS UP ON FACEBOOK WITH OLDER-MAN

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, Dec. 24th. Police have issued a Missing Person’s report for Jenene Teul, 15, Belizean student of San Ignacio Town. She was… Link: MISSING STUDENT SHOWS UP ON FACEBOOK WITH OLDER-MAN

NO SIGN OF ANISHA YOUNG

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 23rd. The family of missing woman Anisha Young, 23, might have to regroup once again following today’s search on… Link: NO SIGN OF ANISHA YOUNG

SOUTH OF THE SIBUN

Source: The Reporter By Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) The ICJ push by Belize’s power structure is yet another affront to the peoples of the South. No matter how the… Link: SOUTH OF THE SIBUN

MAN STABBED AT BOOM WEDDING

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec. 23rd. Paul Moro is currently hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City in a critical condition… Link: MAN STABBED AT BOOM WEDDING

VIDEO SHOWS MANGLED CAR AFTER EARLY MORNING RTA

Source: The Reporter The female driver of a burgundy Mazda car has been rushed to the KHMH after her vehicle flipped and crashed at Mile 8 on the… Link: VIDEO SHOWS MANGLED CAR AFTER EARLY MORNING RTA

NOPE . . . NOT TODAY !

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. What a hell of a year it has been. So much so that this is the third column I’m writing this… Link: NOPE . . . NOT TODAY !

ERNIE MIRANDA IS MURDER NUMBER 142

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Online, Dec. 22nd. Early Friday morning, sanitation workers who were conducting their normal routine on Morning Glory Street in Belize City came across… Link: ERNIE MIRANDA IS MURDER NUMBER 142

Imports up 7.2% in November, and up 5.9% for January-November

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 19, 2018– Latest reports from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) are that Belize’s imports for the month of November are… Link: Imports up 7.2% in November, and up 5.9% for January-November

Buck-it is a star, from Hostel Field to MCC

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 19, 2018– It was interesting to note in the quarterfinal 1st leg encounter between Caesar Ridge and City Boys in the… Link: Buck-it is a star, from Hostel Field to MCC

Cop shot dead in ambush

Source: Amandala News His wife was also shot and is listed in a critical but stable condition in the hospital BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 20, 2018– It appears… Link: Cop shot dead in ambush

Another Drug Plane Lands in Barranco; 1 Officer Detained

Source: Channel 5 Belize The most recent suspected drug plane landing was in southern Belize. Previous landings were occurring frequently up north where the narco-traffickers were generally outsmarting police… Link: Another Drug Plane Lands in Barranco; 1 Officer Detained

Ernie Miranda is Stabbed and Killed Behind Sadie Vernon

Source: Channel 5 Belize There have been two more murder victims this week, which brings the murder count so far in 2018 to one hundred and forty-two. That is… Link: Ernie Miranda is Stabbed and Killed Behind Sadie Vernon

A Suicide Attempt Ends with a House Fire on Cleghorn Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Eleven persons who occupied a two storey building on Cleghorn Street, Belize City, are left to pick up the pieces just before the Christmas. This… Link: A Suicide Attempt Ends with a House Fire on Cleghorn Street

Fire Department Says Cleghorn Street Blaze was Deliberately Set

Source: Channel 5 Belize Station Manager Orin Smith provided details of the firefighting effort to extinguish the blaze, however, he was not able to confirm the suggestion that the… Link: Fire Department Says Cleghorn Street Blaze was Deliberately Set

ANOTHER DRUG PLANE LANDS

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, Dec. 21st. About five persons from Punta Gorda including a Police Officer working out of that municipality are detained pending investigation… Link: ANOTHER DRUG PLANE LANDS

COP EXECUTED

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec. 20th. Police sources tell the Reporter that investigators believe that the murder of PC Modesto Cucul on Thursday morning… Link: COP EXECUTED

BABY TEVIN CRITICAL – POLICE SAY, BLAME THE MOM TOO

Source: The Reporter One week after a traffic accident almost took his life, two-year-old Tevin Cacho is showing signs of improvement as he receives treatment at the Karl… Link: BABY TEVIN CRITICAL – POLICE SAY, BLAME THE MOM TOO

MINOR MISSING

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec. 21st. The Police and family members are currently conducting searches for Daly Street resident and student, Javier Foreman, 11.… Link: MINOR MISSING

MERRY XMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Source: The Reporter By Nerfretery Marin As we watch 2018 fade away and we welcome 2019 – I want to wish each and every one of you a… Link: MERRY XMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

MAKING A HARD JOB LOOK EASY

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec. 21st. Sanitation work is often times looked upon with scorn or as a demeaning chore and the people who… Link: MAKING A HARD JOB LOOK EASY

ANOTHER MYSTERY PLANE LANDS IN THE DEEP SOUTH

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec 21st. There are reports that a plane believed to have been carrying drugs landed three miles from Barranco in… Link: ANOTHER MYSTERY PLANE LANDS IN THE DEEP SOUTH

PC Modesto Cucul is Murdered Near Crique Jute

Source: Channel 5 Belize On November second, PC Osbourne Martinez was murdered in the line of duty in Belize City when robbers shot at him on Regent Street West.… Link: PC Modesto Cucul is Murdered Near Crique Jute

Search along Old Northern Highway is Fruitless, Still No Signs of Annie

Source: Channel 5 Belize Another futile attempt at locating the remains of twenty-three-year-old Anisha Young, despite investigators following all leads forwarded to the C.I.B. office in Belize City.  On… Link: Search along Old Northern Highway is Fruitless, Still No Signs of Annie

Ivor Neal – Gone Without a Trace

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is also very little progress to report on the disappearance of Ivor “Iverson” Neal.  The whereabouts of the KBH security guard is unknown since… Link: Ivor Neal – Gone Without a Trace

Benson Jerry Butler is Reported Missing

Source: Channel 5 Belize Fifty-three-year-old Benson Jerry Butler is also missing. The resident of West Lake Area of Western Paradise Village left home en route to Belize City to… Link: Benson Jerry Butler is Reported Missing

Don’t Wait to Report a Missing Person!

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are at least seven other persons reported as missing across the country. In respect of an ostensible increase, the police department has come forward… Link: Don’t Wait to Report a Missing Person!

THE MONSTER INSIDE

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. You want brutal honesty. People don’t like drunks. That is the truth. And I don’t blame them. Hell – I don’t… Link: THE MONSTER INSIDE

POLICE OFFICER AMBUSHED AND KILLED IN TOLEDO

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 20th. This morning at approximately 10am a police office assigned to the Belmopan Police Station was ambushed and killed… Link: POLICE OFFICER AMBUSHED AND KILLED IN TOLEDO

The Number of Murders is Slightly Up So Far this Year

Source: Channel 5 Belize In twelve days, 2018 will come to a close. Today, we went through the archives to see how the country has fared off as it… Link: The Number of Murders is Slightly Up So Far this Year

Hubert Taylor is Charged for Marco Ack’s Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hubert Taylor Twenty-six-year-old Hubert Taylor, a resident of Dangriga, has been charged for murder.  His arrest and arraignment follows a deadly attack on the Southern… Link: Hubert Taylor is Charged for Marco Ack’s Murder

Benque Viejo Resident Ambushed as He Arrives Home

Source: Channel 5 Belize Guianne Galvez There was an attempt made on the life of a Benque Viejo resident on Tuesday night. Just before ten p.m. as forty-three-year-old Roberto… Link: Benque Viejo Resident Ambushed as He Arrives Home

PC Pandy Dies in Road Traffic Accident; 2 Others are Injured

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kenyon Pandy Police Constable Kenyon Pandy is dead following a fatal traffic accident in southern Belize. Just after three-thirty on Tuesday evening, Pandy was driving… Link: PC Pandy Dies in Road Traffic Accident; 2 Others are Injured

65 Deaths by Road Traffic Accidents in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Earlier this month, the Global Status Report on Road Safety for 2018 was released.  The report shows that the burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists… Link: 65 Deaths by Road Traffic Accidents in Belize

Lord’s Bank Resident Caught Stealing; Leopold Stevens is Remanded

Source: Channel 5 Belize Magistrate Emerson Banner also dealt with the case of seasoned criminal, forty-five-year-old Leopold Stevens of Lord’s Bank, Ladyville. Stevens was charged for a burglary committed… Link: Lord’s Bank Resident Caught Stealing; Leopold Stevens is Remanded

A Look Back at Guatemala’s Referendum Campaign

Source: Channel 5 Belize In April of this year, we covered extensively the referendum in Guatemala. And one year later Belize will be making its own historic decision on… Link: A Look Back at Guatemala’s Referendum Campaign

150 Guat Families Living within the Adjacency Zone

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are currently one hundred and fifty Guatemalan families living within the adjacency zone in the west. Many may not know, but Guatemala has a… Link: 150 Guat Families Living within the Adjacency Zone

Guatemalans Make Up 5% of Belize’s Population

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thousands of Guatemalans are known to reside in Belize; and most of them have acquired citizenship. Today, we also took the opportunity to ask the… Link: Guatemalans Make Up 5% of Belize’s Population

White-lipped Peccary on Verge of Extinction

Source: Channel 5 Belize They are foul-smelling, noisy, and move in groups of up to three hundred. They are an important species to the environment, but are on the… Link: White-lipped Peccary on Verge of Extinction

MAN SHOT IN BENQUE SEVERAL TIMES LAST NIGHT

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER:  Dec. 19th. A man from Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo, is being hospitalized at the Western Regional Hospital after he was shot two… Link: MAN SHOT IN BENQUE SEVERAL TIMES LAST NIGHT

HITCHHIKER CHARGED FOR THE MURDER OF MARCUS ACK

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 19th. On Monday, farmer Marcos Ack was stabbed to death on the road to Independence by a man to… Link: HITCHHIKER CHARGED FOR THE MURDER OF MARCUS ACK

Extortionists demand US$550,000

Source: Amandala News Gunmen shot up San Pedro house at 1:30 a.m. as family slept SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Mon. Dec. 17, 2018– The Turley family of San… Link: Extortionists demand US0,000

Belize hands over SICA Presidency Pro-Témpore to Guatemala

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Dec. 14, 2018– After holding the Presidency Pro Témpore (PPT) of the Central American Integrated System, SICA, for the last six months,… Link: Belize hands over SICA Presidency Pro-Témpore to Guatemala

Milpros teammates visit the sports desk

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 17, 2018– On a visit from New York is my former Milpros teammate Egbert “Chana” Kisling who attended a surprise birthday… Link: Milpros teammates visit the sports desk

Farewell to Miss Jane

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jane Usher Final farewells were bid today to the late Jane Usher. The day started with her last trip to the Holy Redeemer Credit Union… Link: Farewell to Miss Jane

Life in Prison for Dangalang

Source: Channel 5 Belize Ernest Thurton Jr. In the Supreme Court this morning, two men were sentenced in high profile cases. Justice Adolph Lucas sentenced Ernest Thurton Junior, known… Link: Life in Prison for Dangalang

Bert Vasquez Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Attempted Rape

Source: Channel 5 Belize Bert Vasquez Also in the Supreme Court….thirty-five-year-old Bert Vasquez learnt his fate today for a second sexual assault case.  Justice Colin Williams imposed the sentence… Link: Bert Vasquez Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Attempted Rape

Police Constable Perishes in Fatal RTA Down South

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kenyon Pandy A police officer lost his life in a road traffic accident in Punta Gorda late this evening. Sometime between four and five o’clock,… Link: Police Constable Perishes in Fatal RTA Down South

POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN PG

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff – Dec. 18th. The Reporter has been able to confirm that there was a fatal traffic accident a short while ago… Link: POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN PG

Funeral of Dr. Jane Usher

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, Dec. 18th. Today, as Belizean flags everywhere flew at half mast, Dr. Jane Usher, CBE, was laid to rest in Belize… Link: Funeral of Dr. Jane Usher

Police Won’t Take Responsibility for Running Over Baby Tevin

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two-year old Tevin Cacho remains at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital where his condition has improved slightly. The toddler was crushed by a police mobile… Link: Police Won’t Take Responsibility for Running Over Baby Tevin

A Hitchhiker Murders Good Samaritan in Southern Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize ACP Joseph Myvett There were a number of shooting across the country but we go south where two men were murdered in separate incidents. A… Link: A Hitchhiker Murders Good Samaritan in Southern Belize

THE REPORTER CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE . . . WOW !

Source: The Reporter Details To celebrate the Christmas season, The Reporter is having a five-day Christmas challenge starting tomorrow, December 17. The challenge includes completing a different activity… Link: THE REPORTER CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE . . . WOW !

HIGHER ELECTRICITY RATES FOR NEW YEAR’S CHEER

Source: The Reporter Belize Electricity Limited announced this week that the high cost of purchasing power from Mexico has forced the company to seek an increase in electricity… Link: HIGHER ELECTRICITY RATES FOR NEW YEAR’S CHEER

Arson near Pier 1?

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. Last night a concrete bench with a thatched roof at the BTL park erupted into flames. Onlookers stood by… Link: Arson near Pier 1?

MAN CHOPPED TO DEATH IN TOLEDO

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 16th. A man died in the Toledo district after he was brutally chopped with a machete. Police say that the… Link: MAN CHOPPED TO DEATH IN TOLEDO

FAMILY NEEDS HELP FINDING MISSING FISHERMAN

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers, Dec. 15th. The family of missing fisherman Greg Dillon is asking thepublic to be on the lookout for him and call… Link: FAMILY NEEDS HELP FINDING MISSING FISHERMAN

THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN SAN IGNACIO SHOOTING

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: Benjamin Flowers – Dec. 15th Three people were injured during a late night shooting in front ofTim’s Restaurant in San Ignacio last night. Reports… Link: THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN SAN IGNACIO SHOOTING

Aneshia Young, 23, now missing for 5 days

Source: Amandala News Aneshia Young, 23, now missing for 5 days BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 13, 2018– It has been four long and worrisome days for the family… Link: Aneshia Young, 23, now missing for 5 days

The rooster came home to roost, said Mayor Bernard Wagner

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Tues. Dec. 11, 2018– “Nowhere in the Caribbean or in the world, you would have municipalities sanctioning nightclubs, bars, etc. smack in the… Link: The rooster came home to roost, said Mayor Bernard Wagner

Guatemala’s Jimmy Morales Wants Peace with Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jimmy Morales Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales arrived in the country on Thursday evening via the P.G.I.A., in a private jet and departed today. He was… Link: Guatemala’s Jimmy Morales Wants Peace with Belize

PM Barrow’s Bid for Interim Solution to Sarstoon Tensions Fails

Source: Channel 5 Belize Following President Jimmy Morales’ departure from the summit, we got a chance to speak with Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who symbolically handed over the Tempore… Link: PM Barrow’s Bid for Interim Solution to Sarstoon Tensions Fails

PM Barrow Says Stop the Fearmongering

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington suggested that if Belizeans vote “NO” in the April tenth, 2019 referendum, it could lead to an invasion… Link: PM Barrow Says Stop the Fearmongering

Belize Hands Over SICA Presidency Pro-Temp to Guatemala

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belize handed over the Presidency Pro-tempore of the Central American Integrated System, SICA, today to Guatemala, ending a six-month rotation of the presidency. The fifty-second… Link: Belize Hands Over SICA Presidency Pro-Temp to Guatemala

A Toddler is Crushed by a GSU Patrol Vehicle on Iguana Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize A two-year-old-boy was gravely injured and is hospitalized tonight at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital. Tevin Cacho sustained severe injuries to the head after he… Link: A Toddler is Crushed by a GSU Patrol Vehicle on Iguana Street

Greg Dillon Missing at Sea

Source: Channel 5 Belize A fisherman from the King’s Park area of Belize City remains missing and his family and friends fear that he is lost at sea. Thirty-two-year-old… Link: Greg Dillon Missing at Sea

$30,000 Reward for Information on Missing Woman, Anisha Young

Source: Channel 5 Belize The search continues for twenty-three-year-old Anisha Young. It’s been five days since she has gone missing and search parties have been combing the Philip Goldson… Link: ,000 Reward for Information on Missing Woman, Anisha Young

Nigel Hawke is SolGen No More

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nigel Hawke will be the country’s Solicitor General only until December, thirty-first, 2018. Hawke’s contract expires then and it will not be renewed.  Word is… Link: Nigel Hawke is SolGen No More

A LEGACY IS GONE – A LEGACY LIVES ON

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 14th. Whether they chose to mourn her passing or to celebrate her life, Belizeans at home and abroad acknowledged… Link: A LEGACY IS GONE – A LEGACY LIVES ON

DEDICATION ETCHED IN HARDWOOD: THE ROOTS MAN

Source: The Reporter Some people are fortunate to find their passion and make it their career, while others are still searching and even more never manage to find… Link: DEDICATION ETCHED IN HARDWOOD: THE ROOTS MAN

FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR YOU HAVE SINNED

Source: The Reporter By:  Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) In September Pope Francis summoned the Presidents of the Church’s Conferences of Bishops from around the world, to address the… Link: FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR YOU HAVE SINNED

EDITORIAL – December 14th. 2018

Source: The Reporter BY: Mr. Harry Lawrence The Police Department announced last week that it had arrested and detained a group of senior public officers for what appeared… Link: EDITORIAL – December 14th. 2018

BELIZEANS DETAINED FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO BELIZE

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Dec. 14th. The eight, who included Orange Walk businessman Rene Cuello and Northern Territorial Volunteers (NTV) member Giovanni de la… Link: BELIZEANS DETAINED FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO BELIZE

Guatemalan President in Belize for SICA Summit

Source: Channel 5 Belize Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is in Belize. President Morales touched down at the P.G.I.A. at twenty minutes passed three o’clock this afternoon and is here… Link: Guatemalan President in Belize for SICA Summit

Foreign Minister Says Vote “NO” and Guatemala Might Invade

Source: Channel 5 Belize Wilfred Elrington There have been ongoing lectures in different parts of the country and from what has been detected, there seems to be an anti-I.C.J.… Link: Foreign Minister Says Vote “NO” and Guatemala Might Invade

Wilfred Elrington Responds to Dickie Bradley and Assad Shoman

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two point five million dollars have been budgeted by the government for the I.C.J. Referendum campaign.  An education campaign, apart from but similar to the… Link: Wilfred Elrington Responds to Dickie Bradley and Assad Shoman

What Happened to the Sarstoon Protocol?

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is another protocol to report about tonight. It is the Sarstoon Protocol, which is still up in the air. In June 2016, the foreign… Link: What Happened to the Sarstoon Protocol?

SICA Heads in Belize for Summit

Source: Channel 5 Belize The leaders of all seven Central American countries are in Belize for the 2018 SICA Summit. For the past six months, Belize was at the… Link: SICA Heads in Belize for Summit

Home Invasion in Guinea Grass

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was a home invasion this morning in Guinea Grass Village, Orange Walk. Three masked men broke into the house of Veronica Quetzal and stole… Link: Home Invasion in Guinea Grass

Vicious Chopping in Armenia

Source: Channel 5 Belize An Armenia villager is in critical, but stable condition at the Western Regional Hospital after he was chopped multiple times to the head and body… Link: Vicious Chopping in Armenia

Missing Dangriga Teen Found in Steadfast

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are also two missing person reports from the national crimes investigation branch. A Mexican national was reported missing on Monday. Teresa Gomez says that… Link: Missing Dangriga Teen Found in Steadfast

Jenelli Fraser Rocks Stage at Miss Universe 2018

Source: Channel 5 Belize Millions across the world tuned in this morning for the preliminary competition at the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Here, Belizeans woke up early… Link: Jenelli Fraser Rocks Stage at Miss Universe 2018

The Iconic Miss Jane Usher Passes

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jane Usher Belizeans woke up this morning to the sad news that the iconic Miss Jane Usher had passed away peacefully at her house on… Link: The Iconic Miss Jane Usher Passes

Parliament Observes a Moment of Silence for Miss Jane

Source: Channel 5 Belize The beloved credit union pioneer was also a politician and former parliamentarian.  She had represented the Pickstock Division under the People’s United Party from 1989… Link: Parliament Observes a Moment of Silence for Miss Jane

11-Month-Old Baby Girl Drowns In Bucket

Source: Channel 5 Belize Marianne Vasquez Tragedy struck a Belize City family on Tuesday night. Eleven-month-old Marianne Vasquez fell and drowned in a bucket of water at her home… Link: 11-Month-Old Baby Girl Drowns In Bucket

Michael Arnold’s Murder Investigation Continues

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Arnold Tonight police in Corozal are trying to figure out who killed Michael Arnold and why. Arnold, a very popular businessman in the community,… Link: Michael Arnold’s Murder Investigation Continues

Anisha Young’s Family Getting Desperate

Source: Channel 5 Belize Just before News Five, the family and friends of missing woman, Anisha Young, congregated at the Queen Street Police Station when word spread that her… Link: Anisha Young’s Family Getting Desperate

Amendments to IBC Act ahead of December Deadline

Source: Channel 5 Belize The special sitting of the House of Representatives earlier today focused primarily on the passage of two bills: the Income and Business Tax Amendment Bill,… Link: Amendments to IBC Act ahead of December Deadline

Belize Accepts Chairmanship of AOSIS

Source: Channel 5 Belize Belize has accepted the chairmanship of the Alliance of Small Island States. This week, during the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Ambassador Lois Young accepted the… Link: Belize Accepts Chairmanship of AOSIS

I.C.J. Lecture Series Concludes With Heated Debate

Source: Channel 5 Belize Sponsored by the University of Belize and the Social Sector Senators, the I.C.J. Lecture Series concluded on Tuesday night at Saint Catherine’s Academy Auditorium. Well… Link: I.C.J. Lecture Series Concludes With Heated Debate

Ms. JANE USHER DIED

Source: The Reporter The Reporter has confirmed that Jane Usher, CBE passed away this morning. The founder of the credit union movement in Belize and former Minister of… Link: Ms. JANE USHER DIED

BABY FOUND DEAD IN BUCKET

Source: The Reporter An 11 month old baby allegedly drowned in a pigtail bucket on Tuesday night. According to reports, just before 9:00pm Marina Torres, a resident of… Link: BABY FOUND DEAD IN BUCKET

Candice Miller versus Belize City Council goes into case management

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 10, 2018– Attorneys representing former Belize City Administrator, Candice Miller, and Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner were called into the chambers… Link: Candice Miller versus Belize City Council goes into case management

Jealousy leads to chopping death of Guatemalan

Source: Amandala News Police say Itche accused his friend, Choc, of having an affair with his wife CRISTO REY, Cayo District, Mon. Dec. 10, 2018– Dimas Gregorio Choc,… Link: Jealousy leads to chopping death of Guatemalan

2 women shot; 1 dies

Source: Amandala News Police say that the shooter’s target was a man who was standing near the women SANTA ELENA, Cayo District, Fri. Dec. 7, 2018– Two women… Link: 2 women shot; 1 dies

Missing & Presumed Dead; Where is Anisha “Annie” Young?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The family of Anisha Young continues to hope for the best, but is bracing for the worse. Today, a search party was organized by her… Link: Missing & Presumed Dead; Where is Anisha “Annie” Young?

Popular Corozal Businessman Found Murdered

Source: Channel 5 Belize Corozal police are tonight investigating the callous murder of Michael Arnold, a beloved figure in the community. Arnold was found with two gunshots wounds to… Link: Popular Corozal Businessman Found Murdered

24 Hours Later Body of Rudy Morales Found at Sea

Source: Channel 5 Belize After being missing for more than twenty-four hours, the body of prominent Corozal businessman, forty-one-year-old Rudy Morales of Morales Bus Company was found late this… Link: 24 Hours Later Body of Rudy Morales Found at Sea

Will the Cost of Electricity Increase in 2019?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brace up, because the first order of business in the New Year is an increase in the cost of electricity beginning, January first, 2019. If… Link: Will the Cost of Electricity Increase in 2019?

BODY OF RUDY MORALES FOUND

Source: The Reporter The Reporter has been able to confirm that the body of Rudy Morales has been found by Coast Guard divers near Cerros. Authorities are currently… Link: BODY OF RUDY MORALES FOUND

Another Suspected Drug Plane

Source: The Reporter Another Suspect Drug Plane Lands Near BELIZE-GUAT Border THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Tuesday Dec. 11th. Two Guatemalans found near Graham Creek in the Toledo… Link: Another Suspected Drug Plane

MAJOR SHOOTOUT IN GUNGULUNG

Source: The Reporter MAJOR SHOOTOUT IN GUNGULUNG – CHICKEN TRUCK ROBBERY THE REPORTER: News Staff, -  Tuesday Dec. 11th. The Reporter has received this footage of a shootout… Link: MAJOR SHOOTOUT IN GUNGULUNG

GUAT’S WITH UZI MACHINE GUN ‘CHARGED & FINED’

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Tuesday Dec. 11th. In October 2 Guatemalan Police Officers Jose Juan Garcia Palma and Armando Hub Pop were arrested at… Link: GUAT’S WITH UZI MACHINE GUN ‘CHARGED & FINED’

Anisha Young Missing – UPDATE

Source: The Reporter ANISHA YOUNG’S FAMILY NEWS CONFERENCE – VIDEO The family of Anisha ‘Anny’ Young, missing since early Sunday morning, today organized a search for her, starting… Link: Anisha Young Missing – UPDATE

PAST GOVERNMENTS STOLE OPPORTUNITIES

Source: The Reporter BY:  Nefreterry Marin, –   The blatant corruption Belize has suffered since Independence has put our economic development, ethical values and justice at very high risk… Link: PAST GOVERNMENTS STOLE OPPORTUNITIES

RUDY MORALES MISSING AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, –  December 11th. 2018 The Belize Coast Guard is searching for a man missing at sea. On Monday night at 8:30… Link: RUDY MORALES MISSING AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES

COROZAL BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL ARNOLD MURDERED

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, -   Well known Corozal businessman Michael Arnold has been murdered. On Monday night just before 11:00 Police on patrol in the… Link: COROZAL BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL ARNOLD MURDERED

Murder at Pier One; Asher Saunders is Executed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Asher Saunders Police are tonight looking for the gunman responsible for the murder of Asher Saunders. The twenty-year-old Bagdad Street resident was sitting at the… Link: Murder at Pier One; Asher Saunders is Executed

Guatemalan Man Chopped to Death by “Friend”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dimas Choc A Guatemalan man was viciously chopped to death on Friday night in a western village. Police believe that Guatemalan Filiberto Itche attacked and… Link: Guatemalan Man Chopped to Death by “Friend”

Still No Charges for Brenda Castellanos Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brenda Castellanos Police have been unable to charge any suspects for the murder of Brenda Castellanos. The twenty-five-year-old mother was mortally wounded last Thursday as… Link: Still No Charges for Brenda Castellanos Murder

Where is Anisha Young?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The family of Anisha “Annie” Young is desperately looking for her. The young woman, who is an employee of Voyse International went missing on Saturday… Link: Where is Anisha Young?

St. Mathews Villager Knocked Down and Killed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two persons lost their lives in traffic mishaps. On Friday morning, a Belize City businessman driving from Roaring Creek to Belize City knocked down and… Link: St. Mathews Villager Knocked Down and Killed

John Thomas Perishes 4 Days after Accident in Louisville

Source: Channel 5 Belize Meanwhile, in Louisville a man perished four days after he was involved in a traffic accident in that northern village. Sometime last week, John Thomas… Link: John Thomas Perishes 4 Days after Accident in Louisville

2 Months Later, Milo Paz is Reported Missing

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two months after the Paz family in San Pedro Town received information that forty-nine-year-old Jose Milo Paz had perished, on Friday; his wife Ermijines Paz… Link: 2 Months Later, Milo Paz is Reported Missing

A Shootout in Mayflower

Source: Channel 5 Belize There was a shootout between police and a man in the Mayflower area, Belize City on Sunday night. According to reports, a barrage of bullets… Link: A Shootout in Mayflower

Adam Meighan Charged for Rape of U.S. National

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are a few more details about the rape and robbery of a forty-nine-year old U.S. national in Ladyville. The victim, who is a student,… Link: Adam Meighan Charged for Rape of U.S. National

MISSING YOUNG WOMAN, FAMILY SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, -  2.35pm. Monday Dec. 10th. Family and friends of Anisha ‘Anny’ Young are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to… Link: MISSING YOUNG WOMAN, FAMILY SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP

Man’s Hand Chopped Off in Machete Altercation

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER:  Marion Ali, –  A man’s hand was chopped off by one of three men while he was heading home from a bar Saturday… Link: Man’s Hand Chopped Off in Machete Altercation

Murder at Pier One Night Club

Source: The Reporter REPORTER:  Marion Ali, –  2.30pm A man was murdered at Pier One night club on Newtown Barracks in Belize City last night. The incident happened sometime… Link: Murder at Pier One Night Club

THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Neighborhood Biz Reports - Her love for baking from a very young age and her persistence in making her mark as… Link: THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

CAN BEAUTY COME FROM ASHES

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. And when I pray to God all I ask is Can beauty come out of ashes? Did I mention that Deadpool… Link: CAN BEAUTY COME FROM ASHES

WEEKEND NEWS BYTES

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, -  11.00am Saturday Dec. 8th. American Woman Reportedly Raped and Robbed By Marion AliAn American woman was robbed and raped on… Link: WEEKEND NEWS BYTES

Abused girlfriend shoots her boyfriend in the groin

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018– A woman involved in an allegedly abusive relationship took matters into her own hands when she fired shots at… Link: Abused girlfriend shoots her boyfriend in the groin

UHS debt haunting GoB

Source: Amandala News In Supreme Court, Belize Bank applies for enforcement order for UHS GoB debt BELIZE CITY, Thurs.  Dec. 6, 2018– Yesterday morning, attorneys representing the Belize… Link: UHS debt haunting GoB

Cycling – WW Road Race on Sunday, December 9

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018– Weekend Warriors Cycling Club (WW) would like to invite all WW members to participate in the Road Race this… Link: Cycling – WW Road Race on Sunday, December 9

1 Woman Fatally Shot, Another Seriously Injured

Source: Channel 5 Belize A mother of a two-year-old is dead tonight and another woman is hospitalized following a shooting in Santa Elena, Cayo on Thursday night. Brenda Castellanos,… Link: 1 Woman Fatally Shot, Another Seriously Injured

Kentroy McKoy is Charged for Taz’s Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-year-old Kentroy McKoy was paraded this evening before the lower court where he was arraigned on a single count of murder, following the mid-afternoon execution… Link: Kentroy McKoy is Charged for Taz’s Murder

U.S. National, Victim of Rape in Ladyville

Source: Channel 5 Belize A forty-nine-year old U.S. national was raped and robbed on Thursday morning at around nine in the morning. The woman lives in Ladyville and has… Link: U.S. National, Victim of Rape in Ladyville

Accused Murderer Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offences

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jesse Mejia Ladyville resident, twenty-three-year-old Jesse Mejia, on Thursday pleaded guilty to unlicensed firearm and ammunition charges in the courtroom of Magistrate Emerson Banner. Mejia… Link: Accused Murderer Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offences

Taxi Man’s Request for Bail Denied

Source: Channel 5 Belize Noel Wiltshire Bail was denied for fifty-nine-year-old San Pedro taxi driver Noel Wiltshire. Having been charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm… Link: Taxi Man’s Request for Bail Denied

‘TAZ’ WAS INNOCENT VICTIM OF GANG VIOLENCE

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, - UPDATE  Police have no motive so far for the ruthless shooting murder of popular car washer, Arthur “Taz” Flowers, 44, that… Link: ‘TAZ’ WAS INNOCENT VICTIM OF GANG VIOLENCE

‘POLICE CAGEY’ ABOUT ABORTED DRUG PLANE LANDING

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, -  Today, Police had no further details to share on the events which occurred in the pre-dawn hours of last Friday,… Link: ‘POLICE CAGEY’ ABOUT ABORTED DRUG PLANE LANDING

EDITORIAL – December 7th. 2018

Source: The Reporter Sometimes the men and women opposed to the idea of Belize taking our case to the ICJ express the view that it is humiliating for… Link: EDITORIAL – December 7th. 2018

WHAT THE ICJ WOULD LOOK AT FIRST

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, –  The buzz word (or acronym) has been and will for the next few months be the ICJ as Belizeans are… Link: WHAT THE ICJ WOULD LOOK AT FIRST

Chef Cameron is Cleared of Marijuana Cultivation Charges

Source: Channel 5 Belize Cameron Usher Senior first came to prominence in September 2017 when they Gang Suppression Unit raided a weed farm in Lucky Strike, where Usher and… Link: Chef Cameron is Cleared of Marijuana Cultivation Charges

Day 1: Belize Bank Vs G.O.B. over UHS Multimillion-dollar Debt

Source: Channel 5 Belize A legal battle for more than ninety-five million Belize dollars was back in court today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The Belize Bank Limited is… Link: Day 1: Belize Bank Vs G.O.B. over UHS Multimillion-dollar Debt

Will G.O.B. Accept Belize Bank’s Settlement Offer?

Source: Channel 5 Belize As you heard, the Financial Secretary was ordered to discuss the Bank’s settlement offer with the Prime Minister. But according to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte,… Link: Will G.O.B. Accept Belize Bank’s Settlement Offer?

Accused of Human Trafficking, Honduran Woman Denied Bail

Source: Channel 5 Belize Also in the Supreme Court, a Honduran woman, who is accused of human trafficking, was denied bail by Justice Colin Williams. Lourdes Guerrero Moreno is… Link: Accused of Human Trafficking, Honduran Woman Denied Bail

The ICJ and Forum Prorogatum

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Belize, Mon. Dec. 3, 2018– In our first story emanating from a visit by Belizean journalists to The Hague (from November 26 to… Link: The ICJ and Forum Prorogatum

The Closing of the 2018 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season

Source: Amandala News Friday 30th November marks the closing of the 2018 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was forecasted to be normal to slightly above… Link: The Closing of the 2018 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season

Stann Creek FA 1st Division September Season nears playoffs

Source: Amandala News DANGRIGA, Stann Creek District, Mon. Dec. 3, 2018– The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) 1st Division September Season is nearing its top-4 playoffs.  Week 10… Link: Stann Creek FA 1st Division September Season nears playoffs

Early morning execution in the city

Source: Amandala News Francis Gill, 47, shot and killed in his vehicle BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 3, 2018– Francis Gill, 47, a laborer of Belize City, had just… Link: Early morning execution in the city

COROZAL COP’S HOME RAIDED, – CRACK FOUND

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, –   A Police Constable from Corozal has been arrested and charged for drug trafficking after a search of his San Narciso… Link: COROZAL COP’S HOME RAIDED, – CRACK FOUND

SEVERAL SHALLOW GRAVES FOUND IN SAN PEDRO, WITH HUMAN BONES

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, –   The Reporter has confirmed that three shallow graves have been discovered north of San Pedro along the coast. While details… Link: SEVERAL SHALLOW GRAVES FOUND IN SAN PEDRO, WITH HUMAN BONES

Another Suspected Drug Plane Spotted in the South?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams The frequency of drug planes landing in northern Belize is on the rise and cause for great concern. But tonight there is a… Link: Another Suspected Drug Plane Spotted in the South?

Belize City Woman Charged with Drug Trafficking

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belize City woman is tonight facing drug-related charges. Thirty-one-year-old Felicia Samuels was busted with seven parcels of marijuana by Corozal police on Monday morning.… Link: Belize City Woman Charged with Drug Trafficking

Police Charge Technician for Allegedly Shooting 2 Men

Source: Channel 5 Belize Accused of shooting two men, thirty-year-old Moamar Andrew Zelaya was charged with grievous harm today by police. He was also charged with possession of a… Link: Police Charge Technician for Allegedly Shooting 2 Men

Taz is Executed in the Old Capital

Source: Channel 5 Belize Arthur Flowers While the city streets were quiet over the weekend, today two persons were murdered in a span of fourteen hours. The latest murder… Link: Taz is Executed in the Old Capital

Belize Authorities Investigate Aborted Plane Landing

Source: Channel 5 Belize New details surfaced over the weekend regarding the drug plane which attempted to land in Belize early on Friday morning. Approximately one thousand five hundred… Link: Belize Authorities Investigate Aborted Plane Landing

2 Men Perish in Traffic Accident in Northern Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two men lost their lives over the weekend as a result of a road traffic accident. They are twenty-nine-year-old Jose Bacab of San Pablo Village… Link: 2 Men Perish in Traffic Accident in Northern Belize

LAKE I CONVENTION UNDERWAY

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff,  Sunday Dec. 2nd. The race to elect a United Democratic Party Standard Bearer for the Lake Independence constituency is currently underway… Link: LAKE I CONVENTION UNDERWAY

MISSING MAN BELIEVED DEAD IS FOUND ALIVE

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER:  News Staff, –   Nerry Montenegro, the man whom family members believed to have been found dead in the New River in Orange Walk… Link: MISSING MAN BELIEVED DEAD IS FOUND ALIVE

USHER SECURES BAIL

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff,  –   Sunday Dec. 2nd. Belmopan resident Darrell Usher, 32, who was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate court on Thursday on as… Link: USHER SECURES BAIL

BLUE HOLE EXPEDITION UNDERWAY

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – Sunday Dec. 2nd. Today marks the occasion of the much-anticipated live dive expedition and broadcast from the bottom of the… Link: BLUE HOLE EXPEDITION UNDERWAY

MINISTRY PROVIDES UPDATE ON PRIVATE WILLIAMS

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER: News Staff, – 12.00pm Sunday Dec. 2nd The Ministry of National Security is reporting that despite losing an eye on November 14th at… Link: MINISTRY PROVIDES UPDATE ON PRIVATE WILLIAMS

Maya Ch’orti’ Environmental Leader Found Dead in Guatemala

Source: Amandala News Thurs. 22 Nov.  2018 (telesurenglish.net)– The Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ environmental activist Elizandro Perez, who led a local resistance against a mining company in his community,… Link: Maya Ch’orti’ Environmental Leader Found Dead in Guatemala

San Felipe vendor murdered in Pomona

Source: Amandala News Suspect charged POMONA VALLEY, Stann Creek District, Thurs. Nov. 29, 2018– At about 10:30 Tuesday morning, November 27, the body of 68-year-old Martha Gonzalez, a… Link: San Felipe vendor murdered in Pomona

Table Tennis – 2018 brothers HABET Team League concludes

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 26, 2018– The 2018 Annual brothers HABET Team League came to an end yesterday after two weeks of competition. This year,… Link: Table Tennis – 2018 brothers HABET Team League concludes

Boledo better than compound interest

Source: Amandala News From the oldest grampa to the leelest baby, we all know the impact of compound interest on principal. Left to its own devices, compounded interest… Link: Boledo better than compound interest

Minister Hulse Disagrees with U.S. Gov’t Cutting Aid to Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize We also asked Minister Godwin Hulse about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision not to provide non-humanitarian, nontrade-related assistance to the Government of Belize. The determination… Link: Minister Hulse Disagrees with U.S. Gov’t Cutting Aid to Belize

Charged for Killing Her Sister; Isela Cano Out on Bail

Source: Channel 5 Belize Isela Cano On Monday, Isela Cano was charged and arraigned for the manslaughter of her sister, twenty-six-year-old Honduran national Keidi Ramirez. It is believed that… Link: Charged for Killing Her Sister; Isela Cano Out on Bail

Alleged Murderers of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Denied Bail

Source: Channel 5 Belize Ashton Vanegas & Terrence Fernandez Two men charged for the brutal murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas were today denied bail by Supreme Court Justice Colin… Link: Alleged Murderers of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Denied Bail

Government Will Be Diligent in Screening Foreign Investors

Source: Channel 5 Belize After a number of fake investors slipped through the net, the Government of Belize says it is working to strengthen the review process for those… Link: Government Will Be Diligent in Screening Foreign Investors

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