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March 13, 2019

Belize

Denmark Casimiro is Killed in Sandhill; was it Drug Related?

Source: Channel 5 Belize A father of two was executed on Sunday morning in Sandhill Village. Residents in the village told News Five that they heard Casimiro and another… Link: Denmark Casimiro is Killed in Sandhill; was it Drug Related?

Drug Plane Crashes South of Quintana Roo; 1 Person Killed

Source: Channel 5 Belize A small plane carrying one ton of cocaine crash landed into fields in the community of San Pedro Peralta, south of Quintana Roo, Mexico. One… Link: Drug Plane Crashes South of Quintana Roo; 1 Person Killed

Fake Cops Rob PUMA Gas Station

Source: Channel 5 Belize A pair of fake cops robbed PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway Sunday evening and they made it look so effortless. Two armed… Link: Fake Cops Rob PUMA Gas Station

Belize City Man Perishes in RTA

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belize City man was one of two persons who lost his life on Sunday evening in traffic fatalities.  Thirty-eight-year-old John Bennett was on his… Link: Belize City Man Perishes in RTA

Mexican Authorities Confiscate Suspected Drug Plane

Source: The Reporter Mexican authorities have confiscated a suspected drug plane on Sunday afternoon in a forest area near Bacalar. Details about when the plane landed or if… Link: Mexican Authorities Confiscate Suspected Drug Plane

Family Horrified By Sudden Death Of Baby

Source: The Reporter Monday, March 11th, 2019 – Police are investigating the sudden death of a one month old baby in Belize City sometime during the night. At… Link: Family Horrified By Sudden Death Of Baby

Brazen Robbers Dressed Liked Policemen Hit PUMA Gas Station

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW A pair of robbers have jacked the PUMA Gas Station on the northern Highway this evening, Sunday March 10th. The men are seen… Link: Brazen Robbers Dressed Liked Policemen Hit PUMA Gas Station

Altercation Ends In Murder

Source: The Reporter Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Police say that they are looking for one man known to them for the murder of a Sandhill resident on… Link: Altercation Ends In Murder

Family Fruit Stall Going Strong After 15 Years

Source: The Reporter After realizing that he could not and would not tolerate the treatment from one of his employers, Gilbert Jones, 26, a resident of Sandhill Village… Link: Family Fruit Stall Going Strong After 15 Years

ATTORNEYS SEEK INJUNCTION To STAY the ICJ

Source: The Reporter March 8th. 2019 – www.reporter.bz The ICJ Referendum scheduled for April 10 may or may not happen, depending on whether the Supreme Court will grant… Link: ATTORNEYS SEEK INJUNCTION To STAY the ICJ

COMPOL RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS

Source: The Reporter March 9th. 2019 – www.reporter.bz – Saturday, March 9, 2019 Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has responded to complaints being voiced by members of the… Link: COMPOL RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS

Hubert Enriquez writes Henry Gordon

Source: Amandala News Dear Senator Gordon, Re: In Search of TRUTH, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Going through your column in the above issue of the Amandala, we observed… Link: Hubert Enriquez writes Henry Gordon

Dangers to ICJ

Source: Amandala News March 6, 2019– First and foremost, before Belize takes the very serious step of going into this dangerously risky ICJ/Guatemala/Belize case, Belize needed to have… Link: Dangers to ICJ

Toledo F.A. 1st Division results

Source: Amandala News PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Sun. Mar. 3, 2019– The Toledo Football Association (TFA) hosted two 1st Division games today at the Victor Sanchez Union Field.… Link: Toledo F.A. 1st Division results

Guat civilians fired on BDF soldiers clearing plantation

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 7, 2019– Rumors have been swirling about an encounter on the Sarstoon River involving three boats, in one of which Minister… Link: Guat civilians fired on BDF soldiers clearing plantation

Teachers Come Out in Masses for I.C.J. Forum

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thousands of teachers gathered today at the UB gymnasium in Belmopan to take part in an I.C.J. forum fully sponsored and organized by the Belize… Link: Teachers Come Out in Masses for I.C.J. Forum

Disenfranchised Belizeans from Around the World and I.C.J.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Mario Lara There are thousands of Belizeans living and working outside of the country who will not be able to participate in the upcoming I.C.J.… Link: Disenfranchised Belizeans from Around the World and I.C.J.

Re-registration Process Winding Down Ahead of Deadline

Source: Channel 5 Belize The deadline for re-registration is March eleventh and across the country eligible voters are making last-minute efforts to ensure that they are able to cast… Link: Re-registration Process Winding Down Ahead of Deadline

Another Accused Murderer Walks Free

Source: Channel 5 Belize Daniel Myvett Another accused murderer walked free of the charge today. Tonight, Daniel Myvett is at home with his family after attorney Leeroy Banner was… Link: Another Accused Murderer Walks Free

Supreme Court Responds Tacitly to Criticism from PM Barrow

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow During the Prime Minister’s Business Forum on February twenty-first, the head of government took advantage of an opportunity to chide the court system,… Link: Supreme Court Responds Tacitly to Criticism from PM Barrow

What Happens if Belize Votes NO?

Source: Channel 5 Belize So what happens if there is a NO vote? Well according to Assad Shoman, there is no clear plan as to what steps will be… Link: What Happens if Belize Votes NO?

Where is England in All of This? England is in England

Source: Channel 5 Belize One of the most repeated questions relating to Guatemala’s claim over Belize has to do with the historical role of England and future intervention. Some… Link: Where is England in All of This? England is in England

PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Source: Channel 5 Belize Today, March eighth, is International Women’s Day. The day is set aside to celebrate women and advocate for gender equality. Non-profit group ‘Promoting Empowerment Through… Link: PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Quality Poultry Business View Caribbean’s Cover Story!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last month, we shared a story on the economic benefits of migrant-founded businesses like Quality Poultry Products in Spanish Lookout. The poultry producer was also… Link: Quality Poultry Business View Caribbean’s Cover Story!

22nd Annual Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

Source: Channel 5 Belize The twenty-second Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge began today at the foot of the Hawkesworth Bridge in Santa Elena. Sixty-one teams of paddlers… Link: 22nd Annual Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

MASON MURDER TRIAL STARTS

Source: The Reporter Friday, March 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, March 12th., five men accused of a gruesome murder which shocked and outraged the nation will appear in… Link: MASON MURDER TRIAL STARTS

BELIZE AND THE ICJ: WHAT WHEN WHY AND HOW

Source: The Reporter [Assad Shoman – A column by Citizens for the Defence of Sovereignty (CDS)] The International Court of Justice, ICJ, was established as the legal organ… Link: BELIZE AND THE ICJ: WHAT WHEN WHY AND HOW

TRADE, TRADE AND MORE TRADE !

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) On February 28th the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce [why do we have to give these… Link: TRADE, TRADE AND MORE TRADE !

Are Air-BnBs Crippling the Hotel Industry?

Source: The Reporter With the onset of technology and the ‘accommodation’ industry becoming more competitive, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is struggling to standardize short-term online rentals such… Link: Are Air-BnBs Crippling the Hotel Industry?

CORRECTION “ROGUE-ARTICLE” Appeared On reporter.bz

Source: The Reporter THE REPORTER NEWSPAPER – www.reporter – Management The Reporter Newspaper takes this opportunity to apologize to the Chinese community and any person or entity which… Link: CORRECTION “ROGUE-ARTICLE” Appeared On reporter.bz

La Ruta Maya River Challenge-49 mile Race

Source: The Reporter Friday, March 8th. And the race is off. Sixty-one teams in eight categories are participating in the 22nd annual Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge.… Link: La Ruta Maya River Challenge-49 mile Race

Julius Espat: “The Prime Minister is not listening to anybody”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Tonight there are more details about a suit against the government. Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius… Link: Julius Espat: “The Prime Minister is not listening to anybody”

Budget Reading Push Back; Espat Says it is Unacceptable

Source: Channel 5 Belize The fiscal year ends on March thirty-first, which means government has to present a budget for the new financial year.  Espat also touched on the… Link: Budget Reading Push Back; Espat Says it is Unacceptable

Elario Elijio is Freed of Manslaughter Charge

Source: Channel 5 Belize Tonight forty-year-old Elario Frank Elijio was also freed after an appeal filed against him in February of this year challenging his acquittal was discontinued. Elijio… Link: Elario Elijio is Freed of Manslaughter Charge

P.U.P. Files Legal Challenge of 2008 Compromis

Source: Channel 5 Belize The People’s United Party filed two weighty claims this week. First, the Special Agreement. This morning papers were delivered at the Supreme Court in which… Link: P.U.P. Files Legal Challenge of 2008 Compromis

‘Dickie’ Bradley Explains Injunction to Postpone I.C.J. Referendum

Source: Channel 5 Belize Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley The claimants in this case are parliamentarians: Rodwell Ferguson, Mike Espat, Oscar Requeña, Julius Espat and Cordel Hyde, as well as Anthony… Link: ‘Dickie’ Bradley Explains Injunction to Postpone I.C.J. Referendum

Improving the Data Ecosystem for Governance Decision Making in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize A one-day summit dedicated to enhancing governance accountability was held today in Belize City. Stakeholders from the private and public sectors were engaged in discussions… Link: Improving the Data Ecosystem for Governance Decision Making in Belize

Squatters & Supporters Rumble With Police In Belmopan

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW On Friday, tempers flared in Belmopan after Recondev sent heavy equipment to break down the home of a woman from Maya Mopan who… Link: Squatters & Supporters Rumble With Police In Belmopan

Man Found Motionless In Front Of Pickwick – Near Casino’s

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -News Staff- A man was found motionless on the sidewalk in front of the Pickwick compound on Newtown Barracks at 1:00am this morning… Link: Man Found Motionless In Front Of Pickwick – Near Casino’s

SSB workers stage union protest

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Mon. Mar. 4, 2019– This morning, a video of an organized union protest at the Social Security Board (SSB) was circulating on social media.… Link: SSB workers stage union protest

Punta Gorda residents set pervert straight

Source: Amandala News PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Mon. Mar. 4, 2019– Alberto Chiquin, 31, a farmer of Punta Gorda, was remanded until May 6 after being taken to… Link: Punta Gorda residents set pervert straight

City Boys Grassroots Football Tournament Week 2 results

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 4, 2019– Good day, Football Family! The 3rd Annual City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Football Tournament 2019 continued over the… Link: City Boys Grassroots Football Tournament Week 2 results

Britain planning to play bigger role in Belize?

Source: Amandala News The post-Brexit UK might aim to “develop their footprint in Belize”. BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 4, 2019– Amandala is in possession of documents that suggest… Link: Britain planning to play bigger role in Belize?

“Mi D” dead at 59

Source: Amandala News Former UDP Minister, Rev. Derek Aikman, was a fiery orator on the political rostrum and the youngest politician elected to the House of Representatives BELIZE… Link: “Mi D” dead at 59

Football Brawl Prompts Off-Duty Cop to Fire Shots

Source: Channel 5 Belize Things got chaotic on Monday night at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan. A football match was underway between Galen University and the University of… Link: Football Brawl Prompts Off-Duty Cop to Fire Shots

Maya Mopan Man Shot; He Believes He is Being Targeted

Source: Channel 5 Belize But there is another incident in Belmopan that landed a resident in the hospital. Clement Mangar of Maya Mopan in Belmopan is lucky to be… Link: Maya Mopan Man Shot; He Believes He is Being Targeted

Home Invasion in Ladyville

Source: Channel 5 Belize A home invasion almost turned deadly on Monday night in Ladyville Village. A family of five was about to retire for the night when a… Link: Home Invasion in Ladyville

Opposition Leader on Legal Opinions

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are two recent legal opinions relating to the Guatemalan territorial dispute; one by international expert Stephen Vascannie, which has just been made public and… Link: Opposition Leader on Legal Opinions

A Closer Look at Professor Vasciannie’s Legal Opinion

Source: Channel 5 Belize Turning to the legal opinion provided by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, as commissioned by the Bar Association. The international law professor at the University of the… Link: A Closer Look at Professor Vasciannie’s Legal Opinion

Knowing Children’s Right and Laws Can Help with Cases

Source: Channel 5 Belize Consultant Joshua Dankoff says the training in children’s rights and the law is important for security forces. He says that there are many instances where… Link: Knowing Children’s Right and Laws Can Help with Cases

B.N.T.U. to Host I.C.J. Forum

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize National Teachers’ Union is holding an I.C.J. forum on Friday. The forum will take place at the auditorium of the University of Belize.… Link: B.N.T.U. to Host I.C.J. Forum

THE REPORTER- Interviews Belmopan Shooting Victim

Source: The Reporter The Reporter has managed to get a brief phone interview with Belmopan resident Clement Mangar, recovering at the Western Regional Hospital after he was shot… Link: THE REPORTER- Interviews Belmopan Shooting Victim

Child Exploitation In San Ignacio – Arrest Made

Source: The Reporter On Monday Police arrested and charged Petrona Inez Montejo, 49, for Procuring a Child for Sexual Exploitation, and Jeffery Perez, 23, for Child Prostitution. Both… Link: Child Exploitation In San Ignacio – Arrest Made

Dangerous Gun-Play Shooting At Belmopan Ballgame

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW – Update Below The Reporter has obtained this video footage of a fight at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan last night, allegedly… Link: Dangerous Gun-Play Shooting At Belmopan Ballgame

Ladyville Home Invader Shoots Man In Stomach

Source: The Reporter A home invasion in Ladyville has left one man in critical condition after he was shot to the abdomen. At around 10:00pm Police were called… Link: Ladyville Home Invader Shoots Man In Stomach

Pregnant Valley of Peace Woman Callously Killed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joan Gabourel The body of a pregnant eighteen-year-old woman was found on Saturday afternoon in Valley of Peace, Cayo. Joan Gabourel had been brutally murdered… Link: Pregnant Valley of Peace Woman Callously Killed

4 Charged for Robbery at Northern Border

Source: Channel 5 Belize Four persons have been charged and arraigned for the brazen robbery of money changers at the northern border on Thursday morning. The four men, Eugene… Link: 4 Charged for Robbery at Northern Border

A Legal Opinion on I.C.J. by Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Source: Channel 5 Belize The anticipated expert opinion on the Guatemala claim to Belize is now available. The Bar Association commissioned and is now in receipt of the opinion… Link: A Legal Opinion on I.C.J. by Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Police Detain Two People In Connection To The Murder Of Joan Gabourel

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW Police have detained two persons in connection with the stabbing/chopping murder of Valley of Peace resident, Joan Gabourel, 18, whose mutilated body was… Link: Police Detain Two People In Connection To The Murder Of Joan Gabourel

Protest By Employees At Security Office – Union Organized

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -News Staff- The Reporter has been advised that there are union organized protests happening in Social Security Board branch offices across the country.… Link: Protest By Employees At Security Office – Union Organized

Why We Must Stand for Country

Source: The Reporter By Neferetary Marin Many activists and inspirational speakers and politicians talk to us about ‘people power;’ they use various slogans and graphics to identify with… Link: Why We Must Stand for Country

Police Charge Corozal Residents For Armed Robbery Of Money-Changers

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Police have arrested and charged four residents of Corozal Town with several offences in relation to the armed robbery last… Link: Police Charge Corozal Residents For Armed Robbery Of Money-Changers

Body Of Missing Teen Identified

Source: The Reporter UPDATE 12.01pm. March 3rd. Police Confirm Missing Female Was Chopped/Stabbed to Death reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Police have confirmed that Joan Gabourel, 18, of… Link: Body Of Missing Teen Identified

Derek Aikman Passes On

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- The Reporter has received reports of the passing of former UDP Minister of Government, Derek Aikman.  Mr Aikman became the… Link: Derek Aikman Passes On

Police Investigate Two Reports of Robbery

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Police are investigating two reports of robbery – one in San Ignacio and the other in Hattieville Village. Police were… Link: Police Investigate Two Reports of Robbery

Prime Minister Faces Backlash for Attack on Abel

Source: The Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, during an interview with the media last week, revealed that the government had filed a formal complaint against Supreme Court Judge… Link: Prime Minister Faces Backlash for Attack on Abel

Early Morning Murder – Taxi Driver Killed

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Police were summoned to Reggae Street early this morning March 2nd., where they found Taxi-Driver Walter Beaton, 48, of Reggae… Link: Early Morning Murder – Taxi Driver Killed

Valentine charged for PG Shooting

Source: The Reporter Punta Gorda Police have managed to lay several charges against one of two men who were caught red-handed trying to shoot an individual in Punta… Link: Valentine charged for PG Shooting

Belmopan Residents Stop Second Demolition of Family Home

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Residents of Oxtocah Street in the Maya Mopan area of Belmopan yesterday prevented a backhoe from demolishing the home of… Link: Belmopan Residents Stop Second Demolition of Family Home

Double murder leaves PG shaken up

Source: Amandala News ComPol Williams promises to bring back peace PUNTA GORDA, Toledo District, Tues. Feb. 26, 2019– Punta Gorda Town has always been known as a peaceful… Link: Double murder leaves PG shaken up

A safe landing

Source: Amandala News When you think on seven billion minds on the planet, none the same, you have to marvel at the giant capacity of the Maker. Multi-faceted… Link: A safe landing

Belize City Council tries to address huge manhole problem

Source: Amandala News The new Council is struggling to cover hundreds of manholes around the city BELIZE CITY, Tues. Feb. 26, 2019– After being in control of management… Link: Belize City Council tries to address huge manhole problem

Brazen early morning robbery at Northern Border

Source: Amandala News Police, in a textbook operation, caught all 6 of the robbers as they tried to escape NORTHERN BORDER, Corozal District, Thurs. Feb. 28, 2019– Six… Link: Brazen early morning robbery at Northern Border

Pesero Recounts Terrifying Robbery Experience

Source: Channel 5 Belize Six men are in police detention following a brazen armed robbery at the northern border on Thursday morning but no charges has been levied on… Link: Pesero Recounts Terrifying Robbery Experience

Family of Alleged Robber Claims Police Mistreatment

Source: Channel 5 Belize One of the robbers who was injured during the shootout with police at the northern border is twenty-four year old Randolph Crawford. He was shot… Link: Family of Alleged Robber Claims Police Mistreatment

A Peaceful Protest by Belize Peace Movement

Source: Channel 5 Belize A small protest was held today in front of The Inspiration Centre where the Elections & Boundaries Department was meeting with monitors for the upcoming… Link: A Peaceful Protest by Belize Peace Movement

BPM calls on Prime Minister to back off from Judiciary

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Peace Movement is also calling on Prime Minister Dean Barrow to back off from the judiciary. The organization is responding to comments made by… Link: BPM calls on Prime Minister to back off from Judiciary

A Coastguard Outpost in Barranco?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Minister of National Security John Saldivar was in Punta Gorda today and reportedly led a large civilian delegation under joint military and coastguard patrol to… Link: A Coastguard Outpost in Barranco?

Taiwan Promises Medical Partnership With Belize

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- Belize stands to benefit from a medical partnership established with a hospital in Taiwan, through assistance from the Embassy of… Link: Taiwan Promises Medical Partnership With Belize

SINS OF THE FATHERS !

Source: The Reporter By Major Lloyd Jones Last month a letter from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Belize, Bishop Nicasio sent shock waves throughout Belize. In his letter… Link: SINS OF THE FATHERS !

First Ever Trade Policy Introduced

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali- There is now a national trade policy in place that will govern how Belize conducts business over the next ten… Link: First Ever Trade Policy Introduced

AG & PUP Clash

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -News Staff- A video, taken from a hidden cell phone inside the vault at the former Vital Statistics office, and showing an employee… Link: AG & PUP Clash

Still Earning His Keep At 93!

Source: The Reporter While many people in the work force plan their retirement and look forward to that day when they no longer have to get up and… Link: Still Earning His Keep At 93!

Mayor Has Goods? Goodin Clueless!

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -News Staff- Since the news of the outburst at City Hall between Councillor Micah Goodin and City Administrator Stephanie Lindo-Garbutt, and the subsequent… Link: Mayor Has Goods? Goodin Clueless!

Former Wanted Mexican Official Captured in Belize; Released

Source: The Reporter A former Mexican government official, Gonzalo Abelardo Herrera Castilla, 50, who was wanted in his country, and who was found last week in Belize with… Link: Former Wanted Mexican Official Captured in Belize; Released

Compol says that the Police will continue to pursue criminals

Source: Channel 5 Belize Chester Williams Commissioner of Police Chester Williams had good words to say about the bravery of the cops who responded to the shootout at the… Link: Compol says that the Police will continue to pursue criminals

Two charged with attempted murder in PG

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police say that while they have made arrests and charged two men for the shooting that happened prior to the double murder on Monday in… Link: Two charged with attempted murder in PG

Baby Zela Still Critical At K.H.M.H

Source: Channel 5 Belize Zela Usher Eighteen-month-old Zela Usher remains in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. after receiving severe burns to fifty percent of her little body on… Link: Baby Zela Still Critical At K.H.M.H

Major Shootout, After Money-Changers Robbery At Northern Border

Source: The Reporter VIDEOS BELOW This morning – February 28th – several money-changers were robbed at the northern border. According to reports, seven money-changers were robbed of their… Link: Major Shootout, After Money-Changers Robbery At Northern Border

Understanding the Spate of Gun Violence in Peini

Source: Channel 5 Belize As the families of Oscar Humes and Kevin Moro prepare to lay their loved ones to rest, residents of Punta Gorda are still reeling from… Link: Understanding the Spate of Gun Violence in Peini

Albert Valentine is Charged for PG Shooting Incident

Source: Channel 5 Belize Albert Valentine As we said, Punta Gorda police are yet to make an arrest in a double homicide that has rocked the southern community, but… Link: Albert Valentine is Charged for PG Shooting Incident

Baby Vela Usher is Badly Burned during Electrical Fire

Source: Channel 5 Belize Vela Usher Aside from the spate of violence there was another unfortunate incident in Punta Gorda where a baby was injured. Eighteen-month-old Vela Usher was… Link: Baby Vela Usher is Badly Burned during Electrical Fire

Expat stabbed and robbed; two charged!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Sr. Supt. Sandra Bodden Also in the south, an American national was attacked and robbed inside his home in Hopkins on Saturday.  Seventy-three-year-old Thomas Shannon… Link: Expat stabbed and robbed; two charged!

Pink eye on the increase in Quintana Roo

Source: Amandala News QUINTANA ROO, Mexico, Mon. Feb. 25, 2019– Today, the Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a press release advising Belizeans on increased cases of conjunctivitis (pink… Link: Pink eye on the increase in Quintana Roo

Human skull found near Port of Belize compound

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 25, 2019– The skull and some bones of an unknown person were found by a maintenance worker while cleaning inside the… Link: Human skull found near Port of Belize compound

PM Barrow blasts Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 25, 2019– The Supreme Court of Belize and its justices are creations of the Belize Constitution and function as part of… Link: PM Barrow blasts Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel

Women Bandits setting football record at Week 4 of NAWL

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 25, 2019– With 4 weeks of competition completed in the National Amateur Women’s League (NAWL) 2019 tournament, Jewel Fury Bandits, as… Link: Women Bandits setting football record at Week 4 of NAWL

Double Murder in Peini, Has Gang Violence Taken Root in PG?

Source: Channel 5 Belize A spike in gun violence has shattered the calm and peace that Punta Gorda is known for, following a heinous double homicide on Monday evening. … Link: Double Murder in Peini, Has Gang Violence Taken Root in PG?

Operations Commander Vows to Quell Hostilities in Peini

Source: Channel 5 Belize Edward Broaster Police in Punta Gorda Town remain on high alert tonight and additional manpower has been sent in to quell what has been an… Link: Operations Commander Vows to Quell Hostilities in Peini

2 Unrelated Shootings in Toledo

Source: Channel 5 Belize Sandra Bodden There were signs that a wave of violence was sweeping through the district. Even before the double murders there were two shootings in… Link: 2 Unrelated Shootings in Toledo

22-Year-Old Succumbs to Gunshot Injuries

Source: Channel 5 Belize Edward Conorquie There is another murder victim.  Twenty-two-year-old Edward Conorquie succumbed to gunshot injuries today. He was receiving medical attention at the K.H.M.H. after he… Link: 22-Year-Old Succumbs to Gunshot Injuries

Breaking News: Murder in PG

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is breaking news from the south: just minutes ago, there was a shooting in Punta Gorda. One person is reportedly dead and another injured.… Link: Breaking News: Murder in PG

Is the PM in Contempt of Court When He Targeted a Sitting Judge?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s statement aimed at Justice Courtenay Abel at last week’s business forum, has been met with dismay. The People’s United Party is… Link: Is the PM in Contempt of Court When He Targeted a Sitting Judge?

Micah Responds to Being Benched from CitCo

Source: Channel 5 Belize Micah Goodin Councilor Micah Goodin has been benched from his responsibilities with the Belize City Council, following an altercation during which he dressed down City… Link: Micah Responds to Being Benched from CitCo

Fire Wipes Out the August Family in Santa Elena

Source: Channel 5 Belize A fire completely destroyed a family home in Santa Elena on Saturday.  The house, located at number seven George Price Highway, just before the Hawksworth… Link: Fire Wipes Out the August Family in Santa Elena

Belizean Journalists Attend ‘Fish School’

Source: Channel 5 Belize Over the weekend, the local media participated in a one-day training workshop entitled “Fish School.” Organized and funded by OCEANA Belize, the training was facilitated… Link: Belizean Journalists Attend ‘Fish School’

The Role of Labour in Social Protection

Source: Channel 5 Belize A two-day conference on Social Protection opened today in Belize City. The conference is the second in a four-part series between the Ministry of Human… Link: The Role of Labour in Social Protection

Collaboration is Key to Help Expand Options for Poor and Vulnerable

Source: Channel 5 Belize Minister of Labour Carla Barnett, along with the World Bank and UNICEF, explains how the different parties involved can collaborate to eliminate the economic vulnerabilities… Link: Collaboration is Key to Help Expand Options for Poor and Vulnerable

Cuba and the Bahamas Advance in FIBA Qualifier

Source: Channel 5 Belize The National Basketball Team will not advance to the FIBA World Cup Games to be held in 2021. Former NBA player Milton Palacio was brought… Link: Cuba and the Bahamas Advance in FIBA Qualifier

James Adderley and 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 and the Weekend in Sports

The Mystery Of ‘Who Tried To Kill Edward Conorquie ?’

Source: The Reporter Early Sunday morning, Edward Conorquie’s battered body was found on the side of the road, near to the Independence junction. Today, he is in the… Link: The Mystery Of ‘Who Tried To Kill Edward Conorquie ?’

Youth Issues MUST be a Political Priority

Source: The Reporter By Nefretery Marin On Monday, Feb 18, the president of the History Club at the University of Belize, Ms. Aleesi Chun and her friends Sydellie… Link: Youth Issues MUST be a Political Priority

Police Intensify Drug Interdiction Efforts

Source: The Reporter An early morning Police operation in the Mile 8 community on the George Price Highway today led to the discovery of just over 5 pounds… Link: Police Intensify Drug Interdiction Efforts

HUNTING GOOD FORTUNE ROBBERS

Source: The Reporter Police are using footage from surveillance cameras to establish the identity of two men who robbed Good Fortune Restaurant on Saturday night. The video cameras… Link: HUNTING GOOD FORTUNE ROBBERS

Fire In Santa Elena, Cayo

Source: The Reporter There was a fire in Santa Elena, Cayo – Saturday Afternoon, February 23rd. near the Hawkesworth Bridge, no one was reported injured, but a residential… Link: Fire In Santa Elena, Cayo

Third Growth Diagnostic study: Time to Improve Business Climate

Source: The Reporter In previous installments of the Business Perspective column, we have discussed the 2007 and 2015 Growth Diagnostic studies, which have identified, respectively, (lack of) access… Link: Third Growth Diagnostic study: Time to Improve Business Climate

TAXI-MAN STABBED BY FEMALE PASSENGER

Source: The Reporter A taxi-driver of a West Street address, identified as Antonio Pech, 52, is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital from a stab wound to… Link: TAXI-MAN STABBED BY FEMALE PASSENGER

COUNCILOR GOODIN STRIPPED

Source: The Reporter The Belize City Council on Friday morning held a press conference to announce that first-term councilor Micah Gooding has been stripped of all of his… Link: COUNCILOR GOODIN STRIPPED

New legislation for cyber-bullying

Source: Amandala News Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says that new legislation is in the works to protect the privacy of the victims BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 21, 2019–… Link: New legislation for cyber-bullying

Micah Goodin Benched Indefinitely Following Tirade at City Hall

Source: Channel 5 Belize Micah Goodin Flanked by his team at City Hall, Mayor Bernard Wagner today announced that he was relieving Councillor Micah Goodin of his responsibilities at… Link: Micah Goodin Benched Indefinitely Following Tirade at City Hall

Does the Good Councilor Need Counseling?

Source: Channel 5 Belize It is not the first time that Goodin has thrown a temper tantrum. In April 2018, the politician fell out with Mayor Wagner, resulting in… Link: Does the Good Councilor Need Counseling?

Pickup truck mows down a minor and his great-grandmother!

Source: Channel 5 Belize A road traffic accident in the city has left a minor and his great-grand mother in the hospital. Police say forty-nine-year old Martin Franklin Reyes… Link: Pickup truck mows down a minor and his great-grandmother!

Former CARICOM Leaders Say International Law Must be Respected

Source: Channel 5 Belize Former Prime Ministers of Caribbean community including Belize’s Said Musa have expressed concerns about maintaining the Caribbean as a peace zone. Musa along with Jamaica’s… Link: Former CARICOM Leaders Say International Law Must be Respected

Editorial – February 22nd.

Source: The Reporter By Mr. Henry Lawrence – It is deeply distressing to learn that there are many Belizeans who will not be able to receive their voter registration… Link: Editorial – February 22nd.

ICJ Referendum Will Not Be Delayed, Says PM Barrow

Source: Channel 5 Belize The People’s United Party along with several other political and activist groups has been calling on the government to delay the April tenth I.C.J. referendum.… Link: ICJ Referendum Will Not Be Delayed, Says PM Barrow

2018 Experienced Positive GDP

Source: Channel 5 Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow During Thursday’s economic forum, the Prime Minister boasted about the encouraging outlook of the economy. According to P.M. Barrow central government… Link: 2018 Experienced Positive GDP

But much remains to be done…

Source: Channel 5 Belize Nikita Usher While the Prime Minister boasted a positive G.D.P. growth in 2018, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that much more needs… Link: But much remains to be done…

Comprehensive National Transportation Master Plan Completed

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, “the ever-expanding and constantly upgrading national road network is literally paving the way for accelerated growth.” Many more major… Link: Comprehensive National Transportation Master Plan Completed

COME HELL OR HIGH WATER To the Referendum We Go!

Source: The Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow said he is not willing to entertain the idea of delaying the upcoming referendum for any reason. This despite public concern… Link: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER To the Referendum We Go!

No Charges Yet Following Three-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Source: The Reporter The investigation into last Thursday evening’s fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of Marcia Lopez near the Airport junction has still not yielded any… Link: No Charges Yet Following Three-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Leaked Video Sparks Protest

Source: The Reporter Sexually explicit local videos, among them one of a 15-year old female student of Wesley College, has this week sparked important discussions about the need… Link: Leaked Video Sparks Protest

Priest Hell-bent on Clearing His Name

Source: The Reporter On Wednesday, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte explained that anybody who has sexually assaulted a minor in Belize, would be pursued and prosecuted to the full… Link: Priest Hell-bent on Clearing His Name

THE REPORTER – FACEBOOK – EDITORIAL

Source: The Reporter The Reporter is pleased and proud to notice that, particularly on our Facebook page which has grown tremendously, we continue to be held to the… Link: THE REPORTER – FACEBOOK – EDITORIAL

PM says Imer Hernandez Won IDB Contract Fair & Square

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow As it relates to the recent contract that Imer Hernandez was awarded by the Inter-American Development Bank, Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that… Link: PM says Imer Hernandez Won IDB Contract Fair & Square

Contractor General Post Vacant Due to ‘Stupid’ Law

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dean Barrow In the absence of a Contractor General, contracts awarded by the Government are currently being sent to the office of the Solicitor General… Link: Contractor General Post Vacant Due to ‘Stupid’ Law

‘Blackaz’ Killer is Still on the Loose

Source: Channel 5 Belize Roy Lord In the crime blotter…the murder of Roy Lord remains an open investigation after police were forced to release a suspect in their most… Link: ‘Blackaz’ Killer is Still on the Loose

Stake Bank, an Inch Closer to Become a Reality

Source: Channel 5 Belize It took years to move from the drawing board to its ground breaking, but the Stake Bank project is finally on its way. On Wednesday,… Link: Stake Bank, an Inch Closer to Become a Reality

St. Luke’s Methodist Primary Gets a Playground

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton, Canada and Belize gifted the Saint Luke’s Methodist Primary School with a playground.  The outdoor recreational space is fitted with… Link: St. Luke’s Methodist Primary Gets a Playground

Healthy Living: Kidney Association Fundraiser

Source: Channel 5 Belize It’s the place many people turn to when they are in a crisis. That’s because when someone is faced with a sudden diagnosis of kidney… Link: Healthy Living: Kidney Association Fundraiser

The Huge Stake Bank Project Cruise Tourism – Part 3

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – News Staff – Exactly 7 months ago, The design and planning illustrations were released to the media and THE REPORTER highlighted the… Link: The Huge Stake Bank Project Cruise Tourism – Part 3

Remnants of another Drug Plane in Blue Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize The area of Blue Creek in northern Belize continues to be a hot spot for drugs and illegal plane landings. Police have confirmed that another… Link: Remnants of another Drug Plane in Blue Creek

The Attorney General Says No Priest is Above the Law

Source: Channel 5 Belize The scandal involving well-known Catholic priest Oliver Smalls has taken many by surprise, including those in his flock who attend service at La Inmaculada Parish… Link: The Attorney General Says No Priest is Above the Law

A Tough Time for Wesley Student Coping with Cyber Bullying

Source: Channel 5 Belize The most shocking of the sexual images circulated over the weekend involves a fifteen-year-old student of Wesley College, in uniform. She has since taken a… Link: A Tough Time for Wesley Student Coping with Cyber Bullying

What’s Up at Vital Stats Unit? AG Explains

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Monday, the People’s United Party picketed the Vital Stats Office in downtown Belize City, criticizing the government department for the many hiccups and hurdles… Link: What’s Up at Vital Stats Unit? AG Explains

Kenrick Longsworth to be Tried for Attempted Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kenrick Longsworth, the son of Lavern “Antichrist” Longsworth, was today committed to stand trial at Supreme Court for the attempted murder of Kadeem Myers, who… Link: Kenrick Longsworth to be Tried for Attempted Murder

Cops to Stand Trial for Extortion

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two cops have also been committed to stand trial for extortion of five thousand dollars from a mother and son duo. Corporal Marvin Salam and… Link: Cops to Stand Trial for Extortion

A $15 Million Investment to Transform the Sugar Industry

Source: Channel 5 Belize The local sugar industry is transitioning from a raw sugar producer to a manufacturer of direct consumption sugar. It’s a move that American Sugar Refinery,… Link: A Million Investment to Transform the Sugar Industry

Lobbying for Preferential Pricing of Sugar in the Caribbean

Source: Channel 5 Belize The millers and the government have been working feverishly to lobby CARICOM to allow preferential pricing for direct consumption sugars in the Caribbean. As it… Link: Lobbying for Preferential Pricing of Sugar in the Caribbean

Suspected Drug Plane Landed Late Monday Night

Source: The Reporter The Burnt Remains Of A Suspected Drug Plane Was Found Tuesday Morning Feb. 19th. By Police Near Blue Creek. Information on a suspected drug plane… Link: Suspected Drug Plane Landed Late Monday Night

Belize Making Efforts to Avoid EU Blacklist

Source: The Reporter The European Code of Conduct Group (CCG), informed Belize among several other financial jurisdictions last week that steps would need to be taken to update… Link: Belize Making Efforts to Avoid EU Blacklist

Wesley School on Albert Street burglarized again

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 18, 2019– Wesley School, located on Albert Street, was once again burglarized. The break-in occurred sometime last night in the principal’s… Link: Wesley School on Albert Street burglarized again

Fr. Oliver Smalls, Jr., removed from duties in Belize

Source: Amandala News The Roman Catholic Bishop of Belize, Most Rev. Lawrence Sydney Nicasio, said that this was because of “credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors” from… Link: Fr. Oliver Smalls, Jr., removed from duties in Belize

Roy Lord is Gunned Down on Wilson Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Roy Lord There was a late night shooting in Belize City on Monday which claimed the life of a young man from Lord’s Bank Village. … Link: Roy Lord is Gunned Down on Wilson Street

NCFC Weighs in on Cyber Bullying

Source: Channel 5 Belize The mass circulation of a video clip depicting an underage female student in her high school uniform engaged in a sexual act is repulsive.  Since… Link: NCFC Weighs in on Cyber Bullying

Up In Marijuana Smoke

Source: Channel 5 Belize All roads led west this morning as a convoy of police vehicles made its way to an undisclosed location where a huge haul of drugs… Link: Up In Marijuana Smoke

2008 Special Agreement Between Belize and Guatemala ‘Invalid’

Source: Channel 5 Belize Ten years ago, on December eighth, 2008 the Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala signed, at OAS headquarters, the Special Agreement between Guatemala and Belize… Link: 2008 Special Agreement Between Belize and Guatemala ‘Invalid’

P.U.P. Takes on Vital Stats Unit over ‘Incompetence’

Source: Channel 5 Belize If you have ever been to the Vital Statistics Unit, you probably have experienced the frustration that comes along with that visit. People from every… Link: P.U.P. Takes on Vital Stats Unit over ‘Incompetence’

PAHO Hosts Regional Meeting in Belize

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Pan American Health Organization kicked off its country and sub-regional managers meeting in Belize City today. The meeting brings together health directors from Central… Link: PAHO Hosts Regional Meeting in Belize

Meet Team Belize for the Upcoming FIBA Qualifier

Source: Channel 5 Belize The 2019 season of the National Elite Basketball League has been postponed for this week in anticipation of the regional FIBA qualifying tournament, which will… Link: Meet Team Belize for the Upcoming FIBA Qualifier

Bishop Wright ‘Highlights The Role Of The Church’

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -News Staff – President of the Belize Council of Churches, Bishop Philip Wright has said that if any credible allegation of sexual abuse… Link: Bishop Wright ‘Highlights The Role Of The Church’

Public Witness Drugs Destroyed By Lawmen VIA Social Media

Source: The Reporter Today, the media and anyone with a social media link was able to witness the work being done by our law enforcement professionals to distroy… Link: Public Witness Drugs Destroyed By Lawmen VIA Social Media

Roy Gilbert Lord – Shot On Wilson St. Dies At K.H.M.H

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – News Staff – Details have emerged in the murder of Roy Gilbert Lord, 31. Preliminary investigations reveal that Lord had just left… Link: Roy Gilbert Lord – Shot On Wilson St. Dies At K.H.M.H

Belizean Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse in U.S.A.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Oliver Smalls Sexual abuse allegations and scandal have rocked the Catholic Church and tonight a Belizean priest is one of forty-two clergymen who have “a… Link: Belizean Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse in U.S.A.

Viral Videos Kindle Open Discussion on Cyber Bullying

Source: Channel 5 Belize Cyber bullying has become a trending topic since a series of pornographic videos were shared across various social media platforms over the weekend.  The incidents… Link: Viral Videos Kindle Open Discussion on Cyber Bullying

2 Teens Raped in Separate Incidents

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett Police say two minors were raped in separate incidents and the men accused are in police custody. On Sunday sometime after seven in… Link: 2 Teens Raped in Separate Incidents

Orange Walk Man Dies in Fatal Accident

Source: Channel 5 Belize John Triminio A fifty-four-year-old man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday night. Police say John Triminio of Orange Walk was driving his cycle between… Link: Orange Walk Man Dies in Fatal Accident

Suspected Robber Shot; the Other is in Police Custody

Source: Channel 5 Belize Police shot a robber and have another man in custody after they robbed a grocery store on Daly Street in Belize City. According to Police,… Link: Suspected Robber Shot; the Other is in Police Custody

James Adderley with the Weekend Sports Stats

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

Father Smalls Responds To Sexual Allegation

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – News Staff – Father Oliver Smalls Jr., has responded quickly to the sexual abuse allegation through his attorney Leeroy Banner, and the… Link: Father Smalls Responds To Sexual Allegation

Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sexual Abuse Allegations

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – News Staff – Father Oliver Smalls Jr. has been removed from his ministry in Belize following his name being published on a… Link: Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sexual Abuse Allegations

PICK SENSE

Source: The Reporter OUR MARITIME AREAS & THE ICJ By Assad Shoman – Let us first deal with Section 3 of the Maritime Areas Act (MAA) of 1992, which… Link: PICK SENSE

Malicious Post Prompts Appeal from Special Envoy

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – A post that was made on Facebook sometime over this weekend, purportedly involving nude images of a popular… Link: Malicious Post Prompts Appeal from Special Envoy

Armed Robbery – 2 Blocks From Police Station

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER -By Marion Ali – Police have issued the name of one of the robbery suspects in last night’s heist in Belize City. He… Link: Armed Robbery – 2 Blocks From Police Station

Toxicity

Source: The Reporter By Mike Rudon Jr. Just a few short weeks ago, I was on top of the world. My marriage was and is destroyed, for various… Link: Toxicity

FECTAB Appeals to Government for “Fair Play”

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – The Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize (FECTAB) has called on the government to make the tourism… Link: FECTAB Appeals to Government for “Fair Play”

Police Making Strides in Cummings Murder

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – There is no one arrested and charged yet for the shooting murder last Saturday night of Dwayne Cummings… Link: Police Making Strides in Cummings Murder

For Belize’s Manatees…

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER- By Marion Ali – The effort to save the manatees takes centre stage tonight and you have a chance to do your part… Link: For Belize’s Manatees…

3-vehicle collision leaves woman critical in KHMH

Source: Amandala News LADYVILLE, Belize District, Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019– Three vehicles collided on the Philip Goldson Highway in Ladyville in front of NORTH GAS STATION, near Sky’s… Link: 3-vehicle collision leaves woman critical in KHMH

“Tommy Goff” kills Sherwin Kerr, 43

Source: Amandala News ROCKVILLE, Belize District, Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019– On Tuesday afternoon, February 5, Sherwin Kerr, 43, a laborer of Rockville, was clearing an area between Mile… Link: “Tommy Goff” kills Sherwin Kerr, 43

Cricket Corner – Bandits come out with a bang!

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019  10:33 a.m.– Hello, cricket players, fans and supporters! Under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA), the… Link: Cricket Corner – Bandits come out with a bang!

Tension in Bakassi after handover

Source: Amandala News Dear Editor, I encourage all to read in its entirety the enclosed opinion on the Nigeria/Cameroon ICJ ruling which also cites some information on the… Link: Tension in Bakassi after handover

Young Mother Perishes Following RTA in Ladyville

Source: Channel 5 Belize A twenty-two-year-old mother of two lost her life this morning, following last evening’s traffic accident in Ladyville. Marcia Lopez was waiting on a bus to… Link: Young Mother Perishes Following RTA in Ladyville

Bail for Benque Duo Allegedly Found with AK-47 and Galil

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Tuesday, two Belizeans and a Guatemalan national were arraigned and remanded to the Belize Central Prison after being charged jointly for possession of prohibited… Link: Bail for Benque Duo Allegedly Found with AK-47 and Galil

Who Owns Range Rover that had Those Firearms?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hurl Hamilton Despite strong objections from the court prosecutor, bail was granted to the De La O brothers on the presumption of innocence.  According to… Link: Who Owns Range Rover that had Those Firearms?

Evidential Material Being Gathered in Dwayne Cummings Murder Probe

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dwayne Cummings The murder of star athlete Dwayne Cummings last Sunday in Orange Walk Town remains unsolved, despite investigators following several leads in an attempt… Link: Evidential Material Being Gathered in Dwayne Cummings Murder Probe

Trio Charged for Big Guns in Benque

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – News Staff – Authorities in Benque Viejo have issued firearm-related charges against three persons, a student and two businessmen, one of them… Link: Trio Charged for Big Guns in Benque

EDITORIAL – February 15th.

Source: The Reporter It is not true! It is not true that the Belize-Guatemala Boundary Dispute is one and the same as the Anglo -Guatemala Dispute ! This… Link: EDITORIAL – February 15th.

Police Get New Fleet of Vehicles

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER- By Marion Ali – The Belize Police Department has received a new fleet of Great Wall Wingle pick-up trucks to better tackle crime… Link: Police Get New Fleet of Vehicles

Robbers Tie Up Couple and Flee with Cash

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali Police are following several leads into a home invasion in Spanish Lookout, Cayo on Wednesday night. Cornelius Peters told… Link: Robbers Tie Up Couple and Flee with Cash

Woman Dies in Ladyville Traffic Accident

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – Police say that a young woman who was involved in a traffic accident in Ladyville on Thursday evening… Link: Woman Dies in Ladyville Traffic Accident

Home invasion: Couple stabbed and wife loses life

Source: The Reporter The life of retired American National Elizabeth Rousseau 74 was tragically cut short on Wednesday night following an aggravated burglary at her home on the… Link: Home invasion: Couple stabbed and wife loses life

American Couple Targeted; Wife is Fatally Stabbed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elizabeth Rousseau & Gary Hakes Corozal police, with assistance from the Major Crimes Unit, are investigating a horrifying home invasion turned murder. The home of… Link: American Couple Targeted; Wife is Fatally Stabbed

2 Men Are Charged for Gun Heist at Victor L. Bryant

Source: Channel 5 Belize Randy Chambers & Selvin Linarez Twenty-one-year-old Randy Chambers made headlines in December 2015, when he was walloped by a trio of officers as he was… Link: 2 Men Are Charged for Gun Heist at Victor L. Bryant

Phillip Gallaty’s License to Sell Firearms is Up in the Air

Source: Channel 5 Belize Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has also written to proprietor Phillip Gallaty in respect of the burglary, particularly since the security of the building from… Link: Phillip Gallaty’s License to Sell Firearms is Up in the Air

A Brazen Attempt of the Life of Mark Anthony Clark

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Belize City resident of Frederick’s Alley was the intended target of a murder attempt last evening when someone inside a vehicle took aim at… Link: A Brazen Attempt of the Life of Mark Anthony Clark

Woman Injured In Traffic Accident

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER- By Marion Ali – Reports are that a woman was injured in a traffic accident on the Philip Godson Highway sometime after 5:00… Link: Woman Injured In Traffic Accident

Minister Saldivar Says Ankle Monitors Help Curb Crime

Source: Channel 5 Belize Minister Saldivar spoke with the press following his presentation. He says that while there may be concerns about the use of the tracking devices, they… Link: Minister Saldivar Says Ankle Monitors Help Curb Crime

2 Senior Citizens Caught with over 7 Pounds of Weed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two men were jointly charged today and arraigned for drug related offenses after they were caught on February eleventh with over seven pounds of weed.… Link: 2 Senior Citizens Caught with over 7 Pounds of Weed

‘Chop Fi Chop;’ Feuding Ladyville Residents End Up in Court

Source: Channel 5 Belize A pair of feuding Ladyville residents appeared in court today for their alleged involvement in a chopping incident that left both men suffering from injuries… Link: ‘Chop Fi Chop;’ Feuding Ladyville Residents End Up in Court

Special Agreement (Compromis) to be challenged in court

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2019– The Special Agreement (compromis) that was signed between Belize and Guatemala at the urging of the Secretary General of… Link: Special Agreement (Compromis) to be challenged in court

Louis Marroquin, 24, denied bail at Supreme Court

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2019– Peruvian national Louis Marroquin, 24, one of three foreigners who were remanded to prison on a charge of preparation… Link: Louis Marroquin, 24, denied bail at Supreme Court

Star basketballer, Dwayne Cummings, 20, murdered

Source: Amandala News Cummings was walking home alone after the game, but never reached his home ORANGE WALK TOWN, Mon. Feb. 11, 2019– Dwayne Avila Cummings, 20, a… Link: Star basketballer, Dwayne Cummings, 20, murdered

For our leaders, we need people with wisdom

Source: Amandala News Dear Editor, The entrance to Belize City between the Brodies and Mirab roundabouts should not be a freeway style of road. This is a business… Link: For our leaders, we need people with wisdom

Police Recover Cache of Stolen Firearms and Ammo

Source: Channel 5 Belize There are a lot more guns in the streets of the Old Capital tonight, following a major burglary, described as a breach of national security,… Link: Police Recover Cache of Stolen Firearms and Ammo

Dis One Have a Gun, Dat One Have a Gun

Source: Channel 5 Belize While thieves have managed to make off with a cache of weapons from a Belize City gun store, several arrests have been made in respect… Link: Dis One Have a Gun, Dat One Have a Gun

Still No Arrests for Murder of Shawn Hemmans

Source: Channel 5 Belize No arrests have been made in the murder of tour guide, Shawn Hemmans. The thirty-three-year-old King’s Park resident was viciously killed earlier this month at… Link: Still No Arrests for Murder of Shawn Hemmans

Stolen Guns & Ammo Recovered By Police

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER, News Staff – The Commissioner of Police has called a press briefing scheduled for 2:00pm in Belmopan to speak about the burglary at… Link: Stolen Guns & Ammo Recovered By Police

Young Basketball Player Executed in Orange Walk

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dwayne Avila-Cummings The Orange Walk community is reeling from the murder of twenty-year-old Dwayne Avila-Cummings. The young UB student and promising basketball player was executed… Link: Young Basketball Player Executed in Orange Walk

The Star Athlete: Dwayne Cummings

Source: Channel 5 Belize Dwayne Cummings Dwayne Cummings is the second UB student to be murdered in less than five days. He was a business student at the University… Link: The Star Athlete: Dwayne Cummings

The Senseless Murder of Dwayne Cummings

Source: Channel 5 Belize Elodio Aragon Jr. Area Representative for Orange Walk East and Minister of State Responsible for National Security, Elodio Aragon Jr., says that he was angered… Link: The Senseless Murder of Dwayne Cummings

You Can Help Police to Solve Cummings’ Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize According to reports, residents of the area where Cummings’ body was found say that they saw a suspicious vehicle in the area after gunshots were… Link: You Can Help Police to Solve Cummings’ Murder

Police Say Four Persons Were Involved in Yanai Robbery/Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize Police Department is leaving no stones unturned in an effort to solve the murder of nineteen-year-old Masaki Yanai.  The UB architecture student and… Link: Police Say Four Persons Were Involved in Yanai Robbery/Murder

West Street Man is Shot Over the Weekend

Source: Channel 5 Belize Victor Martinez, a resident of West Canal, is lucky to have escaped serious injury over the weekend when he was attacked by a lone gunman… Link: West Street Man is Shot Over the Weekend

Darren Pugh is Busted with Sugar City Weed

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-six-year-old Darren Pugh was busted over the weekend in his hometown of Orange Walk with a serious stash of marijuana hidden at his residence.  According… Link: Darren Pugh is Busted with Sugar City Weed

Police Find Many Guns, Ammo & Weed; Charge One

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – Police have reported that they made a number of gun discoveries over this weekend. The latest find was… Link: Police Find Many Guns, Ammo & Weed; Charge One

Basketball Player Shot Dead in Orange Walk

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – Police have released preliminary information on the shooting murder of Dwayne Avila Cummings, 20, which occurred just after… Link: Basketball Player Shot Dead in Orange Walk

Belize Warned of Being Blacklisted, Unless…

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – By Marion Ali – Belize is among six territories which the European Code of Conduct Group (CCG) has written to, asking each… Link: Belize Warned of Being Blacklisted, Unless…

Belizean Police Seek Guatemalan Police Assistance to Capture Shooter

Source: The Reporter Belizean Police authorities have turned to their Guatemalan counterparts to ask for the capture of Anibal Avila after he reportedly shot indiscriminately at the Immgration/Customs… Link: Belizean Police Seek Guatemalan Police Assistance to Capture Shooter

Farmers will save Belize

Source: The Reporter By Neferetary Marin Being raise on a producing cattle ranch and farm, I learned to work hard and efficiently before and after school to accomplish… Link: Farmers will save Belize

Police & Business Sector Offer Cash Reward for Arrest

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER- Marion Ali - The Belize Police Department, with support from the business community, is offering a cash reward for relevant information that leads to… Link: Police & Business Sector Offer Cash Reward for Arrest

Senior Citizen Shot in the Head; Critical

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – Marion Ali – A senior citizen is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City after… Link: Senior Citizen Shot in the Head; Critical

ComPol Chester meets the media – requests a better relationship

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019– Newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, held a meeting yesterday with members of all the major media houses… Link: ComPol Chester meets the media – requests a better relationship

Compton replies to Lindsay

Source: Amandala News The hypothesis espoused by Mr. Lindsay Belisle regarding the 1859 Treaty as presented in the Amandala of January 25, 2019 is fundamentally flawed. As I… Link: Compton replies to Lindsay

Japanese youth, 19, shot dead on Park Street

Source: Amandala News Father, 53, critical in KHMH; 2 gunmen at large BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019– Takayuki Yanai, 53, and his son, Masaki Yanai, 19, Japanese… Link: Japanese youth, 19, shot dead on Park Street

Cricket Corner – BDF took first place in Marathon

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Wed. Feb. 6, 2019– Hello, all cricket fans, supporters and well-wishers! Under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA), the Bowen… Link: Cricket Corner – BDF took first place in Marathon

Editorial – February 8th.

Source: The Reporter By Mr. Henry Lawrence, Belizeans respond generously to calls for help in times of trouble. We responded generously after reports showed that the Guatemalan volcano… Link: Editorial – February 8th.

Freetown Gyal Bex over GSU Raid

Source: Channel 5 Belize A GSU raid this evening on a cluster of homes at a property on Freetown Road quickly turned into mayhem when the officers conducting the… Link: Freetown Gyal Bex over GSU Raid

Belize First, Belize Second, Belize Third!

Source: The Reporter By Major Lloyd Jones I currently represent the PUP on the Belize Referendum Commission and I have been doing so since shortly after Mr. Briceño… Link: Belize First, Belize Second, Belize Third!

Belizean Shot in U.S. in Drug Deal Gone Bad

Source: Channel 5 Belize A man believed to be Belizean was shot on Thursday afternoon in Erie City, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  Investigators suspect that it was an upper-level drug deal… Link: Belizean Shot in U.S. in Drug Deal Gone Bad

Pandy Almost Loses Finger in Lord’s Bank Chopping Incident

Source: Channel 5 Belize A heated verbal exchange between two men in Lord’s Bank Village ended with forty-two-year-old Enrique Pandy almost losing a finger from his left hand.  Pandy… Link: Pandy Almost Loses Finger in Lord’s Bank Chopping Incident

Quick Thinking Saves House of Shotokan from Fire

Source: Channel 5 Belize A major disaster was averted at midday thanks to quick thinking on the part of several tenants who also occupy the House of Shotokan building… Link: Quick Thinking Saves House of Shotokan from Fire

Peruvian Luis Marroquin Denied Bail

Source: Channel 5 Belize Peruvian national, Luis Miguel Marroquin, one of three visitors accused of preparation for a crime of theft at a Dangriga ATM, was denied bail in… Link: Peruvian Luis Marroquin Denied Bail

The Benefits of a Migrant Community: Spanish Lookout

Source: Channel 5 Belize An O.A.S. 2015 reports shows that Belize is the Central American country that has had the highest immigration since the early 1980’s. The foreign-born population… Link: The Benefits of a Migrant Community: Spanish Lookout

Man Killed By Ambulance on Southern Highway

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER By Marion Ali – A man from the Toledo District was knocked down and killed by an ambulance on the Southern Highway last… Link: Man Killed By Ambulance on Southern Highway

Police Say Murderers Got Away With Cash

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz / REPORTER NEWSPAPER- By Marion Ali Police say the men who shot and killed Japanese national, Masaki Yanai, 19, and critically wounded his father,… Link: Police Say Murderers Got Away With Cash

Wanted Hungarian Located in Belize; Deported

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER – Marion Ali A coordinated effort by local Police and Immigration personnel and InterPol authorities has led to the apprehension and deportation of… Link: Wanted Hungarian Located in Belize; Deported

All Or Noting

Source: The Reporter By: Assad Shoman – Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a presentation in Dangriga on the ICJ by Assad Shoman. Shoman has been clear… Link: All Or Noting

3 Vehicles Torched in PG in Apparent Arsons

Source: Channel 5 Belize A string of automotive fires in Punta Gorda on Wednesday morning has residents on edge and investigators working diligently to crack these most recent cases… Link: 3 Vehicles Torched in PG in Apparent Arsons

Japanese National Killed During Robbery

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER-Feb.7th.- A terrible robbery of 2 Japanese nationals occurred  just outside their home in the Buttonwood Bay area near the Phillip Goldson Highway. The… Link: Japanese National Killed During Robbery

Early Morning Fire At The Civic Center

Source: The Reporter reporter.bz-REPORTER NEWSPAPER-Feb.7th.- The new CIVIC CENTER which has been one of the pride of Belize for its modern sporting facilities and word class arena was… Link: Early Morning Fire At The Civic Center

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