Ministry of Health says tests confirm Chikungunya in Las Flores

Plus News broke the story early last week that preliminary Chikungunya tests taken by at least two Las Flores Belmopan residents were positive.

The Ministry of Health has only today, issued a press release confirming PlusNews’ story.

According to the release, “The Ministry of Health can at this ti...

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Convicted child molester given twenty years in prison

A spotted record with previous convictions for carnal knowledge and indecent assault led to a 20 year prison term for 45 year old Brian Charlesworth, convicted this week of carnal knowledge.

It is his second time following a conviction in 2001, for which he was given a 12 year prison sentence.


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Arrests made for Belize City robbery

20 year old Burton Claire, 18 year old Kyle Carter, and Jareem Claire were arrested in connection to a robbery.

 A 19 year old Chinese student, reported that on the evening of Thursday October 30, while at the family shop namely Guan Fa Shop located in Belama Phase III, Belize City, three dark compl...

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Belize People’s Front launches “Love Belize Campaign”

Every Political Party and third party is rounding up their supporters for the upcoming municipal elections, which are to take place in less than 5 months.

But the Belize People’s Front says they are saving their efforts for the big race in 2017.

Nancy Marin, Leader of the BPF, was on Rise and Shine ...

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Belize Business Network promotes Belmopan as Tourism Center

Richard Smith is running next year as an independent candidate in Belmopan for the March 2015 municipal elections.

As a part of his political mandate, he is rounding up Belize entrepreneurs, in an effort to breathe life again into Belmopan businesses, by tapping into the tourism industry.

Today, a h...

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Government to buy helicopters for military

It has been a dream of the Ministry of National Security and the Belize Defence force for several years and now it is a reality: the people of Belize will now benefit from at least one helicopter to be bought from a leading provider, Bell.

The plan is to buy either two refurbished helicopters for $4...

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Belize may take over Hunting Caye construction

Guatemalan company BINARQ was appointed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Southern Command to build the Forward Operating Base at Hunting Caye, but after criticism by the Belizean people, the project was suspended.

On Thursday, Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, gave an update on th...

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Belmopan Market Vendors are Coming Back Home.

The Tuesday and Friday Market Vendors endured over a year’s worth of inconvenience after the Belmopan City Council, in April 2013, decided to move them from the Civic Center to the Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds to allow for the renovation of the Civic Center.

Stock Revenues went significantly d...

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No longer one woman protest; joined by UB students

YaYa Marin Coleman, Belizean Activist advocating for the robust protection of Belize’s borders, has been marching solo every Thursday for the past four weeks.

On Thursday she was joined by a handful of 3rd year students from the University of Belize, enrolled in the Social Work Program.

Social Wor...

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COLA asks PUC to delay decision on Energy Proposals

On Thursday, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) issued a statement on the ongoing Requests for Proposals for Energy Generation (RPFEG), facilitated by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

COLA calls on the PUC to delay its reported decision, which is to be announced on Friday, in...

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Allyson Major challenges gun law in court

The first hearing of a challenge to the provisions of the Firearms Act in favour of Allyson Major of Belize City was heard on Thursday morning by Supreme Court Justice Michelle Arana.

Allyson Major was acquitted of firearms-related charges almost a year ago in Magistrate’s Court, after being remande...

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E-Government Strategy and Action Pan unveiled

Belizeans increasingly believe that services offered by the Government of Belize should be free of political interference and make use of developing technology.

The current administration has made an effort to advance the use of E-Government, as the concept is called, and on Thursday hosted a worksh...

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UB and Belize Cancer Society celebrate Cancer Awareness Day

The University of Belize joined hands with the Belmopan Cancer Society to celebrate Cancer Awareness Day, which was not only geared towards advocating for cancer awareness within the University, but also getting the community of Belmopan engaged in cancer awareness campaigns.

The event started at ar...

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Mischievous taxi driver to be sentenced

Next Monday, November 3, 41 year old Kenrick Croft will be given his sentence for committing a mischievous act against a 12 year old female student.

The taxi driver from Double Head Cabbage, Belize District, pleaded guilty on Thursday before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett, and was remanded into custod...

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Corozal fisherman caught with undersized conch

Fifty year old Angelito Villamil, a fisherman of Sarteneja, was fined a total of $2,360 on Thursday by Magistrate Albert Hoare, after he pled guilty to the possession of 93 undersized conch.

Mr Villamil was fined $500 plus $20 for each conch, which put the total fine to $2,360.

Angelito Villamil has...

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