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December 13, 2019

Belize

PAC Chairman Says Government There is Foot-dragging in Finalizing Report

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Public Accounts Committee, as an oversight body tasked with ensuring that there is transparency and accountability in the expenditure of government funds, has hit… Link: PAC Chairman Says Government There is Foot-dragging in Finalizing Report

Julius Espat’s Perspective on U.D.P. Leadership Race and PAC

Source: Channel 5 Belize Interestingly, Espat highlights the fact that both Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Minister of National Security John Saldivar, who sit on the Public Accounts… Link: Julius Espat’s Perspective on U.D.P. Leadership Race and PAC

Two Men Shot In Separate Incidents In The City

Source: The Reporter Two Men Shot In Separate Incidents In The City Friday, November 1st. 2019 – – – By Michelle Sutherland – – Two persons continue to… Link: Two Men Shot In Separate Incidents In The City

Editorial: November 3rd. 2019

Source: The Reporter The Caye Caulker Town Council has the authority to apply to the Supreme Court of Belize for an injunction for a cease-and-desist order to halt… Link: Editorial: November 3rd. 2019

Young Chocolatier Making Giant Strides

Source: The Reporter Amara Ack, 17, of San Miguel Village in the Toledo District is aware of just how important her education is and the role that it… Link: Young Chocolatier Making Giant Strides

Late Night Shooting On Lizarraga Ave. Leaves Man Injured

Source: The Reporter Friday, November 1st. 2019 – A man is admitted at the KHMH in stable condition after he was shot last night. Around 8:25pm Police visited… Link: Late Night Shooting On Lizarraga Ave. Leaves Man Injured

Joshua Perdomo’s Debt is Paid Off

Source: Channel 5 Belize The government and the Perdomo family took a beating when the Prime Minister introduced and got the nod of the House on a motion to… Link: Joshua Perdomo’s Debt is Paid Off

Belize Hosts 6th C.A.J.O. Conference

Source: Channel 5 Belize In Belize City this morning, a conference began bringing together the judicial arm of the courts from the entire region, including the Caribbean Court of… Link: Belize Hosts 6th C.A.J.O. Conference

The C.C.J. and Social Media

Source: Channel 5 Belize CAJO Interim Chairman, Justice Peter Jamadar says that this year’s conference promises to surpass the expectations of attendees. The team of panelists is first-rate and… Link: The C.C.J. and Social Media

Nemo’s Toledo Operation Get Advance Systems From U.S South-Com

Source: The Reporter U.S. Embassy/U.S. Southcom Donates to NEMO Machaca Emergency Operations Center and Disaster Relief Warehouse Belmopan. October 31, 2019. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) remains… Link: Nemo’s Toledo Operation Get Advance Systems From U.S South-Com

Ministry of Health Says “Dirty Looking” Water Unsafe to Drink

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is not good news for residents who consume or use potable water which is showing discoloration. The Ministry of Health today confirmed that the… Link: Ministry of Health Says “Dirty Looking” Water Unsafe to Drink

M.O.H. Says Dirty Water Not Suitable for Domestic Use

Source: Channel 5 Belize Anthony Flowers According to Flowers, the water is equally not suitable for other domestic use such as bathing, cooking and washing of white clothes. He… Link: M.O.H. Says Dirty Water Not Suitable for Domestic Use

B.W.S. Says Residents Should Flush Out Dirty Water before Use

Source: Channel 5 Belize Alvan Haynes While B.W.S. and the ministry look at addressing the problem, a temporary solution would be to flush out the discoloured water until it… Link: B.W.S. Says Residents Should Flush Out Dirty Water before Use

Family Claims Mother of 2 Was Murdered When She Was Poisoned…

Source: Channel 5 Belize News Five has received word that Dangriga Police are investigating the sudden death of an eighteen-year-old mother of two from the south. Shylee Polanco was… Link: Family Claims Mother of 2 Was Murdered When She Was Poisoned…

North Side Neighborhood – Scheduled Power Outage

Source: The Reporter BEL Announces North Side Neighborhood – Scheduled Power Outage Power outage scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 to affect portion… Link: North Side Neighborhood – Scheduled Power Outage

Senior U.S. State Department Official Visits Belize

Source: The Reporter Senior U.S. State Department Official Visits Belize Tuesday, October 29th. 2019 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) Julie Chung of the State Department’s Bureau of… Link: Senior U.S. State Department Official Visits Belize

Fatal Accident On The Western Hwy. In Ontario Village

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, October 30th. 2019 – At approximately 7.30am this morning (Wednesday October 30th.) A traffic accident occurred on the Western Hwy. in Ontario Village, Cayo.… Link: Fatal Accident On The Western Hwy. In Ontario Village

Rosita May Morgan (1947 – 2019)

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Fri. Oct. 25– Funeral services were held at St. Martin De Porres Roman Catholic Church in Lake Independence, Belize City, this morning for… Link: Rosita May Morgan (1947 – 2019)

Another beheading

Source: Amandala News Roaring Creek man beheaded after leaving nightclub; 3rd beheading in the area since that of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas in July, 2016 BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct.… Link: Another beheading

Tishaun Hamilton pleads guilty to manslaughter

Source: Amandala News The former firefighter was charged for fatally stabbing his cousin BELIZE CITY, Fri. October 25, 2019– Tishaun Hamilton, 25, a former firefighter charged with the… Link: Tishaun Hamilton pleads guilty to manslaughter

Dario’s Meat Pie former deliveryman remanded

Source: Amandala News He is charged with aggravated burglary for the robbery of Dario’s Meat Pie BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 28, 2019–Joseph Bryant Richards, Jr., 23, a former… Link: Dario’s Meat Pie former deliveryman remanded

A Man is Charged for Raping a Male Child

Source: Channel 5 Belize Another child has been scarred due to sexual violence at a very early age. It involves a six-year-old boy, who was left in the care… Link: A Man is Charged for Raping a Male Child

Still No Charges in Belmopan Beheading of Michael Gladden

Source: Channel 5 Belize Michael Gladden Several persons, from Cotton Tree and Roaring Creek Villages, were picked up and remain detained as the investigation continues into the beheading of… Link: Still No Charges in Belmopan Beheading of Michael Gladden

Guatemalans with Belizean Fishing License? Say It Ain’t So!

Source: Channel 5 Belize Wil Maheia According to Maheia, these men have been issued fishing licenses to operate within Belizean waters, a practice, he says, that ought to be… Link: Guatemalans with Belizean Fishing License? Say It Ain’t So!

An Update on Shooting Victim Stephen Buckley

Source: Channel 5 Belize Back in 2010, Stephen Buckley was wrongfully shot in the head by Inspector Dennis Lopez. Still yet the Inspector is yet to be tried for… Link: An Update on Shooting Victim Stephen Buckley

A Slap On The Wrist For Weed Runners Caught In Orange Walk

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 29th. 2019 – Four persons were all hauled before the Orange Walk Magistrate Court on Monday to answer to drug-related charges after they… Link: A Slap On The Wrist For Weed Runners Caught In Orange Walk

Gales Point Fisherman Inmar Welch is Gunned Down

Source: Channel 5 Belize Inmar Welch There was also a murder in Gales Point Manatee, a community located just off the Coastal Road in the Belize District. It was… Link: Gales Point Fisherman Inmar Welch is Gunned Down

Still No ID for OW Man Found Dead in Cemetery

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last Thursday, the body of a Hispanic man was discovered between two graves in a cemetery in Orange Walk Town. The person, believed to be… Link: Still No ID for OW Man Found Dead in Cemetery

Dario’s Meat Pies Robbed by Trio of Armed Thieves

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Richards Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Richards is one of three persons who police believe entered Dario’s Meat Pies on Saturday evening and robbed Nicole Perdomo of… Link: Dario’s Meat Pies Robbed by Trio of Armed Thieves

Body Found Near Belmopan Is Roaring Creek Man

Source: The Reporter Body Found Near Belmopan Is Roaring Creek Man Sunday, October 27th/ 2019 – We have received reports that the person whose decapitated body was discovered… Link: Body Found Near Belmopan Is Roaring Creek Man

Vehicle Runs Into River in Cayo @ San Ignacio Bridge

Source: The Reporter Sunday, October 27th. 2019 – – – By Marion Ali – – The Reporter has received reports that a vehicle slipped off the wooden bridge… Link: Vehicle Runs Into River in Cayo @ San Ignacio Bridge

Two Women Fall Through Varanda

Source: The Reporter Saturday, October 26th. 2019 – – – – By Marion Ali – – – Two women have been rushed to the KHMH after they fell… Link: Two Women Fall Through Varanda

Murder in Gales Point Village!

Source: The Reporter Murder in Gales Point Village! Saturday, October 26th. 2019 – – – – By Marion Ali – – – A man was shot and killed… Link: Murder in Gales Point Village!

Editorial – Friday, October 25th. 2019

Source: The Reporter A business investment organization, Portico Enterprises Limited, has advertised that it intends to build a new cruise ship port which will be based on the… Link: Editorial – Friday, October 25th. 2019

Man Remanded to Prison for Murdering his Father

Source: The Reporter Man Remanded to Prison for Murdering his Father On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – –Norman Castillo, 38, a tour guide of a Belama Phase two… Link: Man Remanded to Prison for Murdering his Father

Rocky Balboa

Source: The Reporter By: Mike Rudon Jr. Here’s one thing you need to know from the start. I never thought I’d write one of these columns again. And… Link: Rocky Balboa

Senator Mark !

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) Senator Mark Lizarraga was, as usual, stellar in his presentation during the Senate debate related to the write-off of the… Link: Senator Mark !

Amandala sets the record straight re settlement with Rene

Source: Amandala News On 12th April 2019, Rene Villanueva, Sr., filed suit in the Supreme Court against Amandala and its Editor seeking damages for statements contained in an… Link: Amandala sets the record straight re settlement with Rene

Corozal F.A. Opening Season Week 6 update

Source: Amandala News COROZAL TOWN, Mon. Oct. 21, 2019– Another successful week of our ongoing Corozal Football Association (CFA) Opening Season Youth Tournament 2019-2020. We are grateful to… Link: Corozal F.A. Opening Season Week 6 update

Darren Gentle, 26, executed in Orange Walk

Source: Amandala News Was the Ministry of Works employee set up? ORANGE WALK TOWN, Thurs. Oct. 24, 2019– Darren Lee Gentle, 26, an office assistant of the Ministry… Link: Darren Gentle, 26, executed in Orange Walk

Justice Antoinette Moore Reserves Judgment in Mason et al Murder Trial

Source: Channel 5 Belize Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore has reserved judgment in the murder trial of the century that paralyzed the nation with gruesome details, scandalous accusations and… Link: Justice Antoinette Moore Reserves Judgment in Mason et al Murder Trial

Attorneys Confident that Accused are Not Guilty

Source: Channel 5 Belize Also making closing arguments today was attorney Norman Rodriguez who is representing Ashton Vanegas.  According to Rodriguez, the prosecution has failed to call on any… Link: Attorneys Confident that Accused are Not Guilty

Faber Takes the High Road on Mason/Saldivar Allegations

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the course of the trial this week, a written statement was introduced from a U.S. Federal agent who was called in by the Belize… Link: Faber Takes the High Road on Mason/Saldivar Allegations

No Pay for CGA Workers Amid Dire Financial Straits

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Citrus Growers Association, a representative organization of approximately two hundred and fifty small growers, remains in financial ruin.  We have covered extensively the dire… Link: No Pay for CGA Workers Amid Dire Financial Straits

Crow-footing CGA’s Assets for Failure to Pay Bills

Source: Channel 5 Belize Marilyn Peters, who has also been with C.G.A. for the past fifteen years as an accounts payable clerk, explains how the creditors visited their offices… Link: Crow-footing CGA’s Assets for Failure to Pay Bills

Mike Peyrefitte for UDP Chairman?

Source: The Reporter By Marion Ali – – This week’s declaration by the UDP’s Tracy Taegar declaring her candidacy for the position of 1st Deputy Leader of the… Link: Mike Peyrefitte for UDP Chairman?

The Jostle For Positions In The UDP

Source: The Reporter The Jostle For Positions In The UDP – By Marion Ali – The jostle for positions in the UDP Executive has begun to take shape… Link: The Jostle For Positions In The UDP

One Suspect Being Sought for Darren Gentle’s Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hilberto Romero While persons in the area have provided account of what they saw, Investigators say that Darren Gentle was in the presence of another… Link: One Suspect Being Sought for Darren Gentle’s Murder

Jaime Marin is Charged for Deadly Attack on His Cousins

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jaime Marin This morning, Jaime Marin, was escorted to court for arraignment for the murder of his cousin, Isaac Marin and a slew of other… Link: Jaime Marin is Charged for Deadly Attack on His Cousins

Closing Arguments Continue in Danny Mason Trial

Source: Channel 5 Belize The murder trial of William Danny Mason and the other four men accused of killing Pastor Llewellyn Lucas continued today with closing arguments inside the… Link: Closing Arguments Continue in Danny Mason Trial

Setup & Murder In Orange Walk District

Source: The Reporter Thursday, October 24th. 2019 – A man identified as Darren Lee Gentle, 26, was murdered last night on a road in San Jose Nuevo Palmar,… Link: Setup & Murder In Orange Walk District

The Investigation into the Rape of a 5-Year-Old by Another Minor

Source: Channel 5 Belize Tonight, there is a very disturbing report of sexual assault against children. Police have finally confirmed a report circulating since the start of the week… Link: The Investigation into the Rape of a 5-Year-Old by Another Minor

Reynaldo Verde Pleads Not Guilty to Extortion Charges

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reynaldo Verde Forty-six-year-old Reynaldo Verde, the Deputy Director of General Tax Services, remains in jail in the United States.  Verde is facing charges of extortion… Link: Reynaldo Verde Pleads Not Guilty to Extortion Charges

Allan Pitts is Shot in Belize City After Midnight

Source: Channel 5 Belize Allan Pitts Twenty-seven-year-old Allan Pitts, a support technician of Burrell Boom Village, was injured shortly after midnight on Tuesday when the vehicle he was traveling… Link: Allan Pitts is Shot in Belize City After Midnight

CARICOM Sounds The Alarm On Haiti – As Chaos Continues

Source: The Reporter VIDEO BELOW Wednesday, October 23rd. 2019 – Caricom has voiced concern about the deteriorating situation in the island nation of Haiti, which is the most… Link: CARICOM Sounds The Alarm On Haiti – As Chaos Continues

U.D.Ps Beverly Williams Jumps On Saldivar’s Band Wagon

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 22nd. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed that following on the heels of her colleague Tracy Taegar Panton, Belize Rural Central Area Representative… Link: U.D.Ps Beverly Williams Jumps On Saldivar’s Band Wagon

Son and friend remanded for father’s murder

Source: Amandala News Paul Castillo, 66, was chopped to death in his house COROZAL TOWN, Mon. Oct. 21, 2019– Paul Anthony Castillo, 66, a self-employed newspaper salesman of… Link: Son and friend remanded for father’s murder

A Pair of Brothers is Stabbed by Mentally Ill Cousin; Minor Dies

Source: Channel 5 Belize Carlos & Isaac Marin A Caye Caulker was stabbed to death and his brother injured in a violent stabbing incident after midnight on Monday. Police… Link: A Pair of Brothers is Stabbed by Mentally Ill Cousin; Minor Dies

Brandon Bennett is Killed and Dumped Near Vista del Mar

Source: Channel 5 Belize Brandon Bennett Even before the stabbing death in Caye Caulker, a Belize City man, well-known to the law, was found dead at the entrance of… Link: Brandon Bennett is Killed and Dumped Near Vista del Mar

Bracko Bats for Big Pharma

Source: Channel 5 Belize Geovanni Brackett Former President Geovanni Brackett of the Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, has gone the solo route as an independent activist and… Link: Bracko Bats for Big Pharma

Brackett Takes Aim at Ministry of Health

Source: Channel 5 Belize Geovanni Brackett Brackett referenced a memorandum that was issued in April 2017 giving formal notice for the purchase of pharmaceuticals from designated N.H.I. providers.  He… Link: Brackett Takes Aim at Ministry of Health

“My Position is Grassroots” – Geovanni Brackett

Source: Channel 5 Belize Geovanni Brackett So what informs Brackett’s decision to come out against the Ministry of Health which regulates and oversees the procurement and retail of pharmaceuticals… Link: “My Position is Grassroots” – Geovanni Brackett

UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE, Big Winner Of FANTASY 5 Gets $397K

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 22nd. 2019 – For several weeks many Belizeans watched as the Fantasy5 Lottery game steadily climbed from $200,000.00 to $300,000.00 and then almost… Link: UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE, Big Winner Of FANTASY 5 Gets 7K

Di Plane Land; Yes, Di Plane Land…

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the wake of another suspected drug plane landing, the Ministry of National Security says it does not have the resources to track or intercept… Link: Di Plane Land; Yes, Di Plane Land…

Will the D.P.P. Pursue Case Against Calaney Flowers?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Anthony Sylvestre So, is this matter over for Calaney Flowers? Her attorney, Anthony Sylvestre, says that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has… Link: Will the D.P.P. Pursue Case Against Calaney Flowers?

P.U.P.’s Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Dismissed

Source: Channel 5 Belize In the lower courts, Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this morning dismissed an application brought by the P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North, Marconi Leal,… Link: P.U.P.’s Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Dismissed

Body Found On U.S-Mexico Border May Be Belizean

Source: The Reporter Monday, October 21st. 2019 – A body of a male person was found in the Rio Grand river, which forms part of the U.S –… Link: Body Found On U.S-Mexico Border May Be Belizean

Child Drowns In Well

Source: The Reporter Sunday, 20 October 2019 Police are investigating the death of a child in the community of Santa Cruz in the Stann Creek district. Acting on… Link: Child Drowns In Well

City Men Detained In Corozal Murder

Source: The Reporter Saturday, 19 October 2019 Two men, one a plumber from Buttonwood Bay and the other a tour guide from Belama Phase 2 in Belize City,… Link: City Men Detained In Corozal Murder

Separate Road Traffic Accidents Kills 2 In The South

Source: The Reporter The Reporter has confirmed that there was not one but two traffic fatalities last night in the Stann Creek district, one in Pomona and one… Link: Separate Road Traffic Accidents Kills 2 In The South

Editorial – Friday October 18th. 2019

Source: The Reporter Seventeen years ago, two able-bodied men employed by Bowen and Bowen Limited at its Coca-Cola plant in Belize City decided to rob the company which… Link: Editorial – Friday October 18th. 2019

Meltdowns – What’s Your Emotional Boiling Point ???

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph Medicine is a very intriguing field. There’s never a dull moment. As I am sure most jobs have in theirs. Having… Link: Meltdowns – What’s Your Emotional Boiling Point ???

Guatemalan Suspects Sought for Vicious Murder

Source: The Reporter Benque Police are working alongside their Guatemalan counterparts in an effort to flush out two suspects who are believed to have absconded across the Guatemalan… Link: Guatemalan Suspects Sought for Vicious Murder

November 2020 Must Be About ‘LAND REFORM’

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) Land is one of the most powerful tools used by Belizean politicians to control the masses. It features prominently in… Link: November 2020 Must Be About ‘LAND REFORM’

Cops Contemplate Charges Against Bus Driver in Fatal RTA

Source: The Reporter Cops say that they are contemplating whether any charges will be laid against James Bus driver Jaylon Gomez, 41, who was behind the wheel of… Link: Cops Contemplate Charges Against Bus Driver in Fatal RTA

Thieves Target Buttonwood Bay Primary on Long Weekend

Source: The Reporter While the masses were enjoying a long holiday weekend, punctuated by heavy rains precipitated by a cluster of showery clouds, thieves were busy relieving Buttonwood… Link: Thieves Target Buttonwood Bay Primary on Long Weekend

Local Graffiti Artist Making Magic

Source: The Reporter By Michelle Sutherland – – Growing up in Orange Walk Town and venturing on family trips to neighboring Chetumal, Elvis Eddy Aldana, 30, has always… Link: Local Graffiti Artist Making Magic

Corozal F.A. Week 5 Opening Season report

Source: Amandala News COROZAL TOWN, Tues. Oct. 15, 2019– We start off by giving thanks to the Almighty Father for His continued blessing upon our tournament. This week… Link: Corozal F.A. Week 5 Opening Season report

In the eye of the storm

Source: Amandala News October 16, 2019– With sustained winds of 150 miles per hour and gusts of 230 miles, the eye of Hurricane Hattie came roaring inland on… Link: In the eye of the storm

It is truly amazing how art follows life

Source: Amandala News Dear Editor: “Beauty itself doth of itself persuade The eyes of men…” William Shakespeare: The Rape of Lucretia (1594) Your historical editorial (Amandala, 10/12/19), recounted… Link: It is truly amazing how art follows life

A father wants answers

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 17, 2019– On Tuesday, Kevin Arnold, a laborer of Belize City, came to Amandala and reported that on September 8, he… Link: A father wants answers

Eamon Courtenay Responds to PM Barrow’s Letter

Source: Channel 5 Belize A lengthy two-page diatribe was released late on Thursday evening in which Prime Minister Dean Barrow took a number of swipes at Opposition Leader John… Link: Eamon Courtenay Responds to PM Barrow’s Letter

Godwin Hulse Comments on Joshua Perdomo $40K Loan Write-off

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joshua Perdomo The Perdomo loan write-off is not going to go away in time soon. Today, U.D.P. Senator for Government Business Godwin Hulse says that… Link: Godwin Hulse Comments on Joshua Perdomo K Loan Write-off

Perdomo Family Making Arrangements to Settle Debt

Source: Channel 5 Belize Godwin Hulse Hulse reiterated the government’s position that the loan is six-year statute barred. According to him, cabinet sticks to the recommendation from the Attorney… Link: Perdomo Family Making Arrangements to Settle Debt

Where is the Senate Select Committee Report?

Source: Channel 5 Belize It has been almost two years since a series of public hearings were conducted by the Senate Special Select Committee into the findings of the… Link: Where is the Senate Select Committee Report?

Dangriga – Parts Unknown

Source: The Reporter By: Neri O. Briceño As a product of the south, I have always been torn between the two southern towns of Dangriga and Punta Gorda.… Link: Dangriga – Parts Unknown

PM Barrow Takes Opposition Leader to Task

Source: Channel 5 Belize Tonight, the Prime Minister Dean Barrow is blasting the letter by Opposition Leader John Briceño, a day after Briceño wrote to him. That letter by… Link: PM Barrow Takes Opposition Leader to Task

The Abyss That CGA Has Fallen Into

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is a looming death knell over the citrus industry in southern Belize, signaling that the livelihoods of hundreds may be hanging in the balance.… Link: The Abyss That CGA Has Fallen Into

P.S.U.’s Deadline to Vacate HQ Fast Approaching

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Public Service Union is pressing ahead with a legal challenge to regain its former Hilltop headquarters in Belmopan. The P.S.U. has been issued a… Link: P.S.U.’s Deadline to Vacate HQ Fast Approaching

U.S. Murder Suspect is Nabbed in Las Vegas

Source: Channel 5 Belize Christopher Prestipino According to a news report in The New York Post, U.S. national Christopher Prestipino found refuge in Belize after he murdered a model… Link: U.S. Murder Suspect is Nabbed in Las Vegas

Is CGA Heading for Bankruptcy?

Source: Channel 5 Belize We start the newscast tonight with developments in the citrus industry which continues to find itself on the brink of collapse. For some time, the… Link: Is CGA Heading for Bankruptcy?

Opposition Leader Reveals the Whereabouts of Joshua Perdomo

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño is ramping up pressure in respect of a write-off of a loan of forty-thousand plus dollars to the… Link: Opposition Leader Reveals the Whereabouts of Joshua Perdomo

BYM Calls on Belizean Youth to Rise Against Lotion Motion

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kareem Musa The Belize Youth Movement is calling on all the Belizean youths to rise and demand that their student loans also be written off.… Link: BYM Calls on Belizean Youth to Rise Against Lotion Motion

Armed Robbery Of Zitro Western Union In Orange Walk

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, October 16th. 2019 – An armed robbery occurred at the Zitro Western Union branch located on Queen Victoria Avenue in Orange Walk Town. According… Link: Armed Robbery Of Zitro Western Union In Orange Walk

Troy Polonio is Gunned Down on Raccoon Street

Source: Channel 5 Belize Troy Polonio Jr. Three persons were brutally murdered over the extended weekend. We start with the deadly and brazen shooting of Troy Polonio Junior on… Link: Troy Polonio is Gunned Down on Raccoon Street

Police Seek Two in Murder of Hazid Diaz

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hilberto Romero This afternoon, Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero spoke briefly on the discovery as well as the ongoing criminal investigation into Hazid Diaz’s murder.  … Link: Police Seek Two in Murder of Hazid Diaz

Retired Public Officer Chopped to Death in Cow Pen

Source: Channel 5 Belize A retired public officer was brutally killed inside his house sometime over the weekend. The neighbours suspect that he was murdered sometime between the hours… Link: Retired Public Officer Chopped to Death in Cow Pen

Billy Lerma Perishes in Fatal Accident in Santa Elena

Source: Channel 5 Belize Billy Lerma Three persons lost their lives in two traffic accidents over the weekend. The first fatality occurred just after midnight on Friday as Billy… Link: Billy Lerma Perishes in Fatal Accident in Santa Elena

Troy Polonio Shot & Killed – Belize City

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 15th. 2019 – Gun Violence in Belize City during the 3 day holiday weekend claimed another life last night (Monday Oct. 14th.) Police… Link: Troy Polonio Shot & Killed – Belize City

Former Government Employee Found Dead In Cowpen Village

Source: The Reporter Monday, October 14, 2019 Retired Government worker Santiago Pop, 58, was found hacked to death inside his house in Cow Pen Village on Sunday evening.… Link: Former Government Employee Found Dead In Cowpen Village

Guatemalan President ‘Elect’ Not Allowed To Visit Venezuela

Source: The Reporter Sunday, October 13th. 2019 – The president-elect of Guatemala said he was blocked Saturday from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition leader Juan… Link: Guatemalan President ‘Elect’ Not Allowed To Visit Venezuela

Body Found Near San Lazaro Village In Shallow Grave

Source: The Reporter Sunday, October 13th. 2019 – Orange Walk police found body of an unidentified man near San Lazaro Village this morning.The body had cut wounds on… Link: Body Found Near San Lazaro Village In Shallow Grave

“Wen Yo ‘Forgetta’ Work Betta!”

Source: The Reporter By: Dr. Abigail Joseph Have you ever walked into a room and completely forgot what you went in there for? No shame in the game.… Link: “Wen Yo ‘Forgetta’ Work Betta!”

A Quest Fueled by Love

Source: The Reporter Nine years ago, Sheleen Camille Martinez, 34, who was nearing a full-term pregnancy at the time, was brutally raped and stabbed to death at a… Link: A Quest Fueled by Love

1 Person Died – Another Injured In Punta Gorda Accident

Source: The Reporter Saturday, October 12th. 2019 – The rains and slick roads are causing slippery skids and accidents, At approximately 6.30pm this evening an accident occurred at… Link: 1 Person Died – Another Injured In Punta Gorda Accident

Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident In Santa Elena

Source: The Reporter Saturday, October 12th. 2019 – A motorcycle accident near CP Gas Station on the George Price Highway in Santa Elena Town on Saturday morning claimed… Link: Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident In Santa Elena

International Mental Health Day celebrated

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 10, 2019– Belize joins the international community in celebrating World Mental Health Day under the theme, “Working together to Prevent Suicide.”… Link: International Mental Health Day celebrated

From British Honduras to Belize: one family’s drama

Source: Amandala News a novel written by the late Chrystel Lynwood Hyde Straughan Chapter 2 – Earl Braddick’s defiance When Teacher Bertram no longer had to support his… Link: From British Honduras to Belize: one family’s drama

Hon. Sedi hit with $300,000-plus judgment

Source: Amandala News The court found that Elrington had no legal authority to put caution on Progresso Heights’ lands BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 10, 2019– Today was judgment… Link: Hon. Sedi hit with 0,000-plus judgment

Mother of 9 gets $5,000 bail for ammunition possession

Source: Amandala News She and her son were charged when police found 4 live rounds in the home BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 10, 2019– Carolyn Patricia Young, 45,… Link: Mother of 9 gets ,000 bail for ammunition possession

Juan de la Cruz Carrias is Murdered in Succotz

Source: Channel 5 Belize A shocking discovery was made this morning just after eight o’clock in the village of Succotz located near Benque Viejo de Carmen. The lifeless body… Link: Juan de la Cruz Carrias is Murdered in Succotz

Businessman is Conned out of $72K by his Salesman

Source: Channel 5 Belize A salesman from Cayo is in big trouble with the law tonight. That is because his boss, also from Cayo, is reporting that he stole… Link: Businessman is Conned out of K by his Salesman

NEMO Issues Advisory; Met Service Says No Need to Worry

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is no need to panic at this point says the National Emergency Management Organization. Out of precaution, NEMO issued an advisory earlier today informing… Link: NEMO Issues Advisory; Met Service Says No Need to Worry

Closely Monitoring the Weather… but No System Formed As Yet

Source: Channel 5 Belize Catherine Cumberbatch According to the NEMO advisory, should the prediction change for the worse, all factors considered, Belize can be facing a significant threat by… Link: Closely Monitoring the Weather… but No System Formed As Yet

From Simone With Love

Source: The Reporter On Thursday, October 10, 2019 –As four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles, 22, continues to celebrate her accomplishment of becoming the most-decorated female gymnast in history… Link: From Simone With Love

Editorial – Friday October 11th. 2019

Source: The Reporter Newspapers have played a critical role in the life of every nation and in the development of human society ever since the German inventor, Gutenberg,… Link: Editorial – Friday October 11th. 2019

Legally Right But Morally Wrong !

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other… Link: Legally Right But Morally Wrong !

Army Corporal With Ties to Belize Court Martialed

Source: The Reporter On Tuesday, October 8, 2019Corporal Audrey Urbina, 32, of the British Army who has ties to Belize is currently facing a court-martial for allegedly embezzling… Link: Army Corporal With Ties to Belize Court Martialed

Sedi Loses Progresso Heights Case in High Court

Source: Channel 5 Belize The court ruled today against Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington in a long standing case involving more than a hundred parcels of land held by Progresso… Link: Sedi Loses Progresso Heights Case in High Court

The Case of Danny Mason et al is Adjourned

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is another case that has been before the court for some time.  It involves the murder charge against William “Danny” Mason and four other… Link: The Case of Danny Mason et al is Adjourned

Russel Reyes Recovering from Gunshot

Source: Channel 5 Belize Hilberto Romero Police say that a man who was shot on Tuesday night around ten-thirty in Belize City is recovering in the hospital. According to… Link: Russel Reyes Recovering from Gunshot

Belize City Woman Recounts Her Terrible Ordeal at the K.H.M.H.

Source: Channel 5 Belize Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy Mackinnon says that the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is giving her a hard time to settle a claim against the national referral hospital. … Link: Belize City Woman Recounts Her Terrible Ordeal at the K.H.M.H.

Belize’s Government Signs Economic Agreement With U.A.E

Source: The Reporter Thursday October 10th. 2019 – In the past few months the Government of Belize has been on a campaign to sign various types of agreements… Link: Belize’s Government Signs Economic Agreement With U.A.E

Senate’s Heated Debate over Joshua Perdomo $40K Loan Write-Off

Source: Channel 5 Belize It was a rare occasion in the Senate today.  The upper chamber voted against a motion to write-off forty thousand four hundred and seventy-four dollars… Link: Senate’s Heated Debate over Joshua Perdomo K Loan Write-Off

Private Sector Senator Says G.O.B. Should Collect From Guarantor

Source: Channel 5 Belize Also voting against the write-off was Senator for the Private Sector, Mark Lizarraga. According to Lizarraga, while it was expected that the Senate would not… Link: Private Sector Senator Says G.O.B. Should Collect From Guarantor

Senate Debates Amendment to Contractor General Act

Source: Channel 5 Belize Senators also debated the amendment to the Contractor General Act.  The amendment removes the limitation which barred any Contractor General to return to the public… Link: Senate Debates Amendment to Contractor General Act

Bush fire destroys house on Jane Usher Boulevard

Source: Amandala News Reports are that children lit the fire to ward off mosquitoes BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 7, 2019– A bush fire that erupted behind the basketball… Link: Bush fire destroys house on Jane Usher Boulevard

PSU will battle in court over Hilltop headquarters

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Mon. Oct. 7, 2019– The Hilltop property in Belmopan that houses the Public Service Union (PSU) headquarters has been at the center of controversy… Link: PSU will battle in court over Hilltop headquarters

CYDP Peace Cup 2019 weekend results

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 7, 2019– The CYDP Peace Cup 2019 football tournament continued on Saturday, October 5, with 4 games at the MCC Grounds.… Link: CYDP Peace Cup 2019 weekend results

P.S.U. Says It Will Not Be Moved From Hilltop H.Q.

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is more tonight from the Public Service Union in respect of its former Hilltop property. The union says it will not be moved from… Link: P.S.U. Says It Will Not Be Moved From Hilltop H.Q.

2 Camalote Residents Injured in Roaring Creek Accident

Source: Channel 5 Belize A resident from Camalote is in critical, but stable condition tonight at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was severely injured during an accident… Link: 2 Camalote Residents Injured in Roaring Creek Accident

Vasquez Family Issued Release on Decision of Police Tribunal

Source: Channel 5 Belize Last week, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams indicated that Sergeant Shawn Walton and Constables Edward Pitterson and Bernard Cayetano are being recommended for dismissal from… Link: Vasquez Family Issued Release on Decision of Police Tribunal

IMF Provides Initial Report on Belize’s Economic Performance

Source: Channel 5 Belize The latest IMF report, though in preliminary stages, says that while economic recovery is underway, the pace is slowing. It reports heightened spending on wages… Link: IMF Provides Initial Report on Belize’s Economic Performance

Verde Remains In Detention – Bail Denied

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 8th. 2019 – The Reporter understands that Reynaldo Verde, who awaits trial in the United States under investigation by the FBI for alleged… Link: Verde Remains In Detention – Bail Denied

R.T.A In Lake Gardens – Car Crashes Into 18 Wheeler

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 8th. 2019 – A red four-door sedan crashed into a tow-head truck, then into a nearby lamp-post last night in the Lake Garden… Link: R.T.A In Lake Gardens – Car Crashes Into 18 Wheeler

Jamal Elijio Succumbs to Injury from Drive-by Shooting

Source: Channel 5 Belize Jamal Elijio Three days after he was shot on the back, Jamal Elijio died while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Elijio was… Link: Jamal Elijio Succumbs to Injury from Drive-by Shooting

A Woman is Raped in the West; Alleged Rapist is Charged

Source: Channel 5 Belize Servando Mendez Jr. Police are investigating another sexual crime against a female. Also in the Cayo District, a twenty-four-year-old woman reported to police that just… Link: A Woman is Raped in the West; Alleged Rapist is Charged

Cayo DAVCO Elections Interrupted

Source: Channel 5 Belize Julius Espat At Friday’s House meeting, Area Representative Julius Espat made a presentation on the political interference in the election process.  Tensions quickly heightened during… Link: Cayo DAVCO Elections Interrupted

Strange Attack In Bullet Tree Village, Cayo

Source: The Reporter Monday, October 7th. 2019 – A Bullet Tree man, Christian Herrera, 27, reported to police that while walking from Santa Elena alone after 7:30 last… Link: Strange Attack In Bullet Tree Village, Cayo

Security Guard Shot At Excelsior High School

Source: The Reporter Sunday, October 6th. 2019 – The Reporter has confirmed the identity of the person shot last night (Saturday Oct. 5th.) as Rodman Welch, 33. Welch,… Link: Security Guard Shot At Excelsior High School

Man Charged With Rape After Alleged Incident In Cayo

Source: The Reporter Sunday, October 6th. 2019 – Police have arrested and charged Servando Mendez Jr., 22, for Rape. On Saturday morning around 1:00am a female in the… Link: Man Charged With Rape After Alleged Incident In Cayo

Farmer Hacked to Death in Pomona

Source: The Reporter Domingo Miguel Mathias, 32, a farmer from Pomona Village, Stann Creek met a cruel death on Sunday when someone accosted him in his corn field… Link: Farmer Hacked to Death in Pomona

Second Chances

Source: The Reporter By: Neri O. Briceño There is a lot I admire about the Americans and some not so much, but I can definitely think of a… Link: Second Chances

Local Woman Producing High Fashion

Source: The Reporter Friday, October 4th. – Early every morning, single mother of four Patricia Molina, 42, of San Ignacio Town gets up early to get her house… Link: Local Woman Producing High Fashion

Women In The Blue Economy – Maritime Opportunities

Source: The Reporter Saturday, October 5th. 2019 – To commemorate World Maritime Day, celebrated annually on October 4, the Belize Port Authority held its yearly expo at its… Link: Women In The Blue Economy – Maritime Opportunities

Cricket Corner – Two young cricketers are off to India

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 3, 2019– Hello to all cricket enthusiasts! After a few weeks of not informing you of cricket activities, here I go… Link: Cricket Corner – Two young cricketers are off to India

Cocaine landed in Belize found by Mexican army

Source: Amandala News The 960 kilos of cocaine found in Quintana Roo jungle is believed to have been from a plane that crash-landed in Belize, near the Mexican… Link: Cocaine landed in Belize found by Mexican army

House of Representatives meeting on Friday

Source: Amandala News More write-off motions are in the works for tomorrow’s meeting BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 3, 2019– The House of Representatives will be meeting in the… Link: House of Representatives meeting on Friday

PSU: Stand up and be counted!

Source: Amandala News For a union to be effective in the service of its members, it requires administrative and technical staff and space where its members can hold… Link: PSU: Stand up and be counted!

Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Goes before the Chief Magistrate

Source: Channel 5 Belize Today, members from both political parties were back before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser on a series of challenges of voters registered in a division where… Link: Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Goes before the Chief Magistrate

Joshua Perdomo’s $40K Loan Write-off Approved by House

Source: Channel 5 Belize The House of Representatives met in Belmopan today. One of the significant actions involved the controversial forty- thousand dollars loan motion granted to Joshua Perdomo.  … Link: Joshua Perdomo’s K Loan Write-off Approved by House

A US $6.8 Million Loan for Caye Caulker Electrification Project

Source: Channel 5 Belize A six-point-eight U.S. million dollars loan motion was presented during the Sitting of the House of Representatives. The loan was offered by the Caribbean Development… Link: A US .8 Million Loan for Caye Caulker Electrification Project

Candice Miller wins wrongful termination lawsuit

Source: The Reporter Friday, October 4th. 2019 – UPDATED 7pm. – Former Belize City Administrator, Candice Miller, today won a ruling handed down by Supreme Court Justice Courtney… Link: Candice Miller wins wrongful termination lawsuit

ELECTRIC CARS: PLUG IN AND SHUT UP!

Source: The Reporter By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) Over the period September 23-24, the UN held its 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York City. The summit saw… Link: ELECTRIC CARS: PLUG IN AND SHUT UP!

Controversial Joshua Perdomo write-off approved

Source: The Reporter At this morning’s sitting of the House of Representatives, the controversial $40,000 write-off for Joshua Perdomo, son of Cabinet Secretary Carlos Perdomo was approved by… Link: Controversial Joshua Perdomo write-off approved

PUP Files Court Motion Challenging Voter Registrations

Source: The Reporter On Wednesday, October 2, 2019,The People’s United Party (PUP), led by its Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa, filed a motion in the Court on… Link: PUP Files Court Motion Challenging Voter Registrations

3 Men Shot In Belize City

Source: The Reporter Friday, October 4th. 2019 – Many people in Belize City were in good spirits because there were no gun violence for the past few days,… Link: 3 Men Shot In Belize City

MS-13 Gang Member Deported to El Salvador

Source: Channel 5 Belize Thirty-six-year-old Tomas Alexander Paises has been deported to his country of origin. Paises was arrested for being a member of the MS-thirteen gang and deported… Link: MS-13 Gang Member Deported to El Salvador

The Wait Continues for Statement from Mason’s Final Witness

Source: Channel 5 Belize The case against William “Danny” Mason and four accused men continues to languish in the Belmopan Supreme Court.  A statement from a witness, a U.S.… Link: The Wait Continues for Statement from Mason’s Final Witness

Final Submissions are Made in Claim Against CitCo

Source: Channel 5 Belize A decision will be handed down this Friday afternoon in a claim brought by former city administrator Candace Miller against the Belize City Council for… Link: Final Submissions are Made in Claim Against CitCo

Butane Companies Reps Meet with PM Barrow

Source: Channel 5 Belize A meeting between Prime Minister Dean Barrow and representatives for Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) took place today… Link: Butane Companies Reps Meet with PM Barrow

PM Barrow says National Gas Company Here to Stay

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Prime Minister and representatives of the three current butane importing companies have scheduled another meeting though the time and venue has not been agreed… Link: PM Barrow says National Gas Company Here to Stay

G.O.B. Willing to Help P.S.U. Obtain New Land for New HQ

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Public Service Union has been ordered to vacate its Belmopan Hilltop headquarters by October thirty first. The order is by Simplex Designs Limited which… Link: G.O.B. Willing to Help P.S.U. Obtain New Land for New HQ

Was Reynaldo Verde a Chronic Shakedown Artist?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reynaldo Verde Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Service Reynaldo Verde legal woes continues in the U.S.A.  Today, he was denied bail.  Verde was nabbed… Link: Was Reynaldo Verde a Chronic Shakedown Artist?

Minister Of Foreign Affairs Gives Speech At U.N

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 1st. 2019 – On Friday September 27th. 2019, Wilfred Elrington, Attorney General, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belize, addressed the… Link: Minister Of Foreign Affairs Gives Speech At U.N

Hulse on Senate Inquiry Report: “I wish I knew”

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Tuesday, P.U.P.’s Julius Espat spoke on the pending results of the senate inquiry that took place between 2016 and 2017. Back then, the Senate… Link: Hulse on Senate Inquiry Report: “I wish I knew”

Immigration Director Retires

Source: Channel 5 Belize Director of the Immigration Diana Locke will be leaving her desk at the immigration department as she nears the age of retirement. Locke assumed the… Link: Immigration Director Retires

CARICOM Stakeholders Discuss Regional Sugar on CARICOM Market

Source: Channel 5 Belize Agriculture officials from CARICOM member states are meeting this week in Belize to discuss and get consensus on matters they want to advance. The meetings… Link: CARICOM Stakeholders Discuss Regional Sugar on CARICOM Market

Sugar on CARICOM Market Must be Regulated

Source: Channel 5 Belize A.S.R.’s McLachlan says that they have had very constructive meetings with major industrial users of sugar in CARICOM, and selling Belize sugar looks promising. But,… Link: Sugar on CARICOM Market Must be Regulated

Regional Ministers Tackle Fisheries Sustainability and Other Issues

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, CRFM, held a joint meeting between ministers responsible for fisheries and aquaculture, CARICOM countries and country representatives of OSPESCA, a… Link: Regional Ministers Tackle Fisheries Sustainability and Other Issues

Leon Lozano & Ron Sierra Win At Film Festival in Cali

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, October 2nd. 2019 – A Belizean film “My Father Belize,” won the “Short Film” and “Audience Choice” awards at the Oakland International Film Festival… Link: Leon Lozano & Ron Sierra Win At Film Festival in Cali

Cops fired for Nestor Vasquez’s death

Source: Amandala News Vasquez, while in police lockdown, was severely beaten by another mentally challenged person who was in the same cell BELIZE CITY. Mon. Sept. 30, 2019–… Link: Cops fired for Nestor Vasquez’s death

Independence 8-Ball Tournament – Belize City

Source: Amandala News BELMOPAN, Tues. Sept. 24, 2019– The Belize District Billiards Association (BDBA) organized an 8-ball tournament for male and female in celebration of Independence Day on… Link: Independence 8-Ball Tournament – Belize City

Mysterious jet crash-lands on Blue Creek road

Source: Amandala News The suspected drug trade executive jet is reportedly valued at US$6 million BELIZE CITY, Mon. Sept. 30, 2019– In the early hours of this morning,… Link: Mysterious jet crash-lands on Blue Creek road

Jebran “Sucu” Wagner, 21, murdered on Coney Drive

Source: Amandala News BELIZE CITY, Sun. Sept. 29, 2019– At about 12:30 this morning, Jebran Wagner, aka “Sucu,” 21, a football player of Caesar Ridge Road Football Club… Link: Jebran “Sucu” Wagner, 21, murdered on Coney Drive

Parole for Reynaldo Verde?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The fate of Reynaldo Verde will be determined on Wednesday. The Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Service remains behind bars in the U.S. on… Link: Parole for Reynaldo Verde?

6 Weeks After He was Shot, Brindel Munnings Jr. Dies

Source: Channel 5 Belize Almost a month and a half after he was targeted on Police Street in the Saint Martin De Porres area of Belize City, forty-four-year-old Brindel… Link: 6 Weeks After He was Shot, Brindel Munnings Jr. Dies

Basra Street Robbery Caught On Security Camera

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 1st. 2019 – The Belize Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed another man on a bicycle… Link: Basra Street Robbery Caught On Security Camera

Simplex vs Public Service Union HQ – Still In Limbo

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 1st. 2019 – The Public Service Union (P.S.U.) has told the Reporter it intends to stand its ground at its headquarters on Hilltop… Link: Simplex vs Public Service Union HQ – Still In Limbo

Belizean Releases First Single in the US

Source: The Reporter Tuesday, October 1st. 2019 – By Marion Ali – A Belizean who lives in Los Angeles, California gave Belizeans a song with a catchy rhythm… Link: Belizean Releases First Single in the US

No Drugs Found on Business Type Jet that Crash Landed in Blue Creek

Source: Channel 5 Belize Just eleven days ago, a Beechcraft Super King Air Two Hundred landed on an illegal airstrip off the Coastal Road. Sixty million dollars worth of… Link: No Drugs Found on Business Type Jet that Crash Landed in Blue Creek

One Person Detained for Pomona Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize Joseph Myvett Today, the Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch ACP Joseph Myvett spoke with the media about the murder in the Stann Creek… Link: One Person Detained for Pomona Murder

Another Attempt on the Life of Mark Clarke

Source: Channel 5 Belize Back in February of this year, forty-two-year-old Marl Clarke was shot to the head near Pitts Alley on north side Belize City. He survived the… Link: Another Attempt on the Life of Mark Clarke

Mexicans Busted with Firearms in the North

Source: Channel 5 Belize Two armed Mexican nationals were picked up near the border over the weekend. Police say both men had firearms and are now in police detention… Link: Mexicans Busted with Firearms in the North

Robbers Target Moneygram/I.C.B.

Source: Channel 5 Belize A Moneygram outlet at the I.C.B. office on Central American Boulevard in Belize City was robbed on Friday morning after eleven. Two armed men held… Link: Robbers Target Moneygram/I.C.B.

P.U.P. Holds National Party Council Meeting

Source: Channel 5 Belize On Saturday the People’s United Party’s National Party Council gathered at Memorial Park in Belize City. The party celebrated its sixty-ninth anniversary during its National… Link: P.U.P. Holds National Party Council Meeting

Hijack & Piracy On The Highway – Busitos Robbery

Source: The Reporter Monday, Sept. 30th. 2019 – An unusual type of robbery took place this afternoon on the western highway. One of the vans that run passengers… Link: Hijack & Piracy On The Highway – Busitos Robbery

Drug Jet Crash Land In Blue Creek, Orange Walk

Source: The Reporter Monday, Sept. 30th. 2019 – Authorities are currently investigating circumstances involving a drug jet which crashed landed early this morning in Blue Creek, Orange Walk… Link: Drug Jet Crash Land In Blue Creek, Orange Walk

Man Found Hacked to Death in Pomona

Source: The Reporter Monday, Sept. 30th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – A man from Pomona Village, Stann Creek district was reportedly found chopped to death late last… Link: Man Found Hacked to Death in Pomona

Man Injured in Traffic Accident in Corozal

Source: The Reporter Sunday, Sept 29th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – Reports are that a man was injured sometime after 5:00 this evening when he lost control… Link: Man Injured in Traffic Accident in Corozal

Several Persons Reportedly Injured in Belmopan Accident

Source: The Reporter Saturday, Sept. 28th. 2019 – 10pm. – By Marion Ali – An accident in Belmopan last night has reportedly left five persons injured. The accident… Link: Several Persons Reportedly Injured in Belmopan Accident

Man Shot Dead at Party in Belize City

Source: The Reporter Sunday, Sett. 29th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – A man was reportedly shot and killed at a party just before midnight last night on… Link: Man Shot Dead at Party in Belize City

Hondurans Wounded in Recent Drug Bust Charged; Remanded

Source: The Reporter Saturday, Sept 28th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – Hondurans. Allan Yovani Mejia Chirinos, 31, and Nolan Jose Carrasco Lopez, 50, are behind bars after… Link: Hondurans Wounded in Recent Drug Bust Charged; Remanded

Mark Clarke Shot Again – In Stable Condition

Source: The Reporter Saturday, Sept. 28th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – A man was shot last night in Belize City. Mark Clarke, was shot just before 8:30… Link: Mark Clarke Shot Again – In Stable Condition

Three Men Fined for Being Gang Members

Source: The Reporter Friday, Sept. 27th. 2019 – By Marion Ali – Three men have been fined after they pleaded guilty in Court to being members of street… Link: Three Men Fined for Being Gang Members

Think Local, Act Global; Learn Global, Apply Local

Source: Amandala News Mayor Bernard Wagner participated in the 2nd High-Level Local and Regional Government Forum We all strive to live in a society devoid of poverty, hunger… Link: Think Local, Act Global; Learn Global, Apply Local

Belize Tax Service’s Reynaldo Verde jailed in the US

Source: Amandala News FBI agent details Verde’s extortion scheme; he only collected $1,000 out of a $350,000 extortion demand BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Sept. 26, 2019– Reynaldo Verde, the… Link: Belize Tax Service’s Reynaldo Verde jailed in the US

How Far is Too Far in Arresting Minors?

Source: Channel 5 Belize There is outrage over the manner in which members of the Belize Police Department effected the arrest of a teenage minor in Belize City on… Link: How Far is Too Far in Arresting Minors?

Patrick Faber Says Female Minor “Very Troubled Young Person”

Source: Channel 5 Belize Patrick Faber While C.E.O. George Lovell condemns the policemen’s behavior, Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber told the media today that he does not have enough… Link: Patrick Faber Says Female Minor “Very Troubled Young Person”

A New Fleet of Vessels for the Belize Coast Guard?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Belize Coast Guard is in the process of revamping its fleet of seagoing vessels and earlier this week the maritime law enforcement agency was… Link: A New Fleet of Vessels for the Belize Coast Guard?

Wellness Week 2019: Building Healthy Schools

Source: Channel 5 Belize Promoting a healthy life style at an early age has significant benefits. It promotes the ability of children to learn, grow and develop into healthy… Link: Wellness Week 2019: Building Healthy Schools

Liberty Children’s Home Celebrates 15 Years

Source: Channel 5 Belize The Liberty Children’s Home offers abused, abandoned, neglected children and other vulnerable minors a safe and loving environment. While the home provides food and shelter,… Link: Liberty Children’s Home Celebrates 15 Years

Police Charge Man for Woman’s Murder

Source: The Reporter Friday, Sept. 27th. 2019 – By Marion Ali Police have arrested and charged Jahnon Trapp, 28, of Thompson Street, Esperanza Village, Cayo for the murder… Link: Police Charge Man for Woman’s Murder

TEARS OF A DISAPPOINTED UTERUS

Source: The Reporter Friday, Sept. 27th. 2019 – By: Dr. Abigail Joseph Having your period is a “beautiful thing,” according to your mother when she is sitting you… Link: TEARS OF A DISAPPOINTED UTERUS

Belizean Media Icon Harry Lawrence Honoured

Source: The Reporter Thursday, September 26, 2019 – He is the publisher of one of Belize’s most popular and widely-circulated newspapers – the Reporter – and Harry Lawrence… Link: Belizean Media Icon Harry Lawrence Honoured

What is Reynaldo Verde’s Employment Status?

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reynaldo Verde Senior Tax Administrator, Reynaldo Verde stands accused of attempted extortion and is in a federal holding facility in the United States. Verde’s employment… Link: What is Reynaldo Verde’s Employment Status?

Holding Local Players Responsible for Sanctuary Bay Scam

Source: Channel 5 Belize Atlantic International Bank Limited, with the assistance of Prime Minister Dean Barrow and liquidator Julian Murillo, managed to secure a twenty-three million dollar settlement with… Link: Holding Local Players Responsible for Sanctuary Bay Scam

P.U.P. to Challenge Edward Broaster’s Kelly Street Address

Source: Channel 5 Belize Deputy Commissioner of Police Edward Broaster told News Five on Wednesday that he has been residing at number one Kelly Street in Belize City. The… Link: P.U.P. to Challenge Edward Broaster’s Kelly Street Address

Musa Says Challenge Most Likely Unsuccessful

Source: Channel 5 Belize Kareem Musa Musa says that Broaster or the property owner would need to appear in court to prove that that is Broaster’s address. While the… Link: Musa Says Challenge Most Likely Unsuccessful

Belize Port Authority Prepares to Commemorate World Maritime Day

Source: Channel 5 Belize September twenty-sixth is recognised worldwide as World Maritime Day and it is being celebrated under the theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.” This year,… Link: Belize Port Authority Prepares to Commemorate World Maritime Day

A Poster and Video Competition for Students

Source: Channel 5 Belize While the event is expected to encourage young people to pursue a career in the maritime field, there are two ongoing competitions, which commenced on… Link: A Poster and Video Competition for Students

The Annual Light the Night for Kids Fundraiser; Get Ready

Source: Channel 5 Belize The annual Light the Night Fundraiser event takes place on Friday night in Belize City. Beginning at the Memorial Park, an opening ceremony followed by… Link: The Annual Light the Night for Kids Fundraiser; Get Ready

Healthy Living: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

Source: Channel 5 Belize Every six seconds, someone in the world dies from diabetes. That’s as much time as it took me to read that statement. According to the… Link: Healthy Living: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

Reynaldo Verde: Bribes, Demands, Threats & Secret Recordings

Source: Channel 5 Belize Reynaldo Verde, the Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Services, has been in a U.S. jail since September seventh, on a charge of extortion and… Link: Reynaldo Verde: Bribes, Demands, Threats & Secret Recordings

When and How Will Corruption be Effectively Address?

Source: Channel 5 Belize The alleged actions of Reynaldo Verde demonstrated that corruption continues to exist within government ministries and department.  In 2013, Prime Minister Dean Barrow famously said… Link: When and How Will Corruption be Effectively Address?

Coast Guard is Gifted a New Seagoing Vessel

Source: Channel 5 Belize This afternoon at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Belize City, a twin engine marine vessel was handed over to the maritime law enforcement agency to… Link: Coast Guard is Gifted a New Seagoing Vessel

Bomb Threat At Ministry In Belmopan Prompts Evacuation

Source: The Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 25th. 2019 – 1 pm – The Reporter has confirmed with officials at the Ministry of Natural Resources in Belmopan that security forces… Link: Bomb Threat At Ministry In Belmopan Prompts Evacuation

Liquidator Says Settlement Resolves Allegations Against the Bank

Source: Channel 5 Belize Julian Murillo, the Liquidator of A.I.B.L., also confirmed the settlement which will cede to the F.T.C., twenty-three million U.S. dollars of A.I.B.L. assets held in… Link: Liquidator Says Settlement Resolves Allegations Against the Bank

Taiwanese Businessman Killed Inside His Camalote Store

Source: Channel 5 Belize Sixty-two-year-old Taiwanese national Ching-Sung Chen was killed inside his store in Camalote, Cayo.  He was sound asleep but woken by robbers who had entered E-Star… Link: Taiwanese Businessman Killed Inside His Camalote Store

A Fire in Maya Mopan is Caused by an Electrical Fault

Source: Channel 5 Belize Earlier you heard of the fire in Caye Caulker in which a mechanic lost his life. There was another fire over the weekend. In Maya… Link: A Fire in Maya Mopan is Caused by an Electrical Fault

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