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Boat captain says Guatemalans mistreated him over error

An error in navigation is at the center of this past weekend’s showdown between a group of 37 passengers and crew on board the vessel Dore, headed by Guillermo Avila of Punta Gorda Town, and military authorities of the Guatemalan Army and Coast Guard who under orders detained them for more than ten ...

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BTV responds to statements that they planted trees in Guatemala

In the 1st of March 2014, Belizean patriots from Punta Gorda went an expedition to edge of the border with Guatemala to plant a row of coconut trees on our side of the border to demarcate the border line with Guatemala.

It was a patriotic event organized by Wil Maheia and the Belize Territorial Volu...

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Save The Tree Petition

The construction of a much anticipated roundabout at the Guanacaste Park Junction in Belmopan is slated to start this month...

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Man shot at the riverside in Dangriga

Reports from Dangriga indicate that there was a shooting incident near the river side of the North Stann Creek River, in Dangriga Town...

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Christobal Gilharry back at Court

34 year old Cristobal Gilharry, former member of the Belize National A team that participated in the Gold Cup tournament in 2012, was charged for Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in December 16th 2014.

According to police, on December 10th, authorities received reports that Cristobal Gilharry, a resident o...

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Burglar Caught on Video, Detained by Citizen

34-year-old Cleveland Barrington May Jr., of Far West Street, Belize City, was arrested for the crime of Burglary, after he was caught on camera robbing a Belize City business.

The business manager of New Fortune Restaurant on East Collect Canal, Belize City, was inside his restaurant at 8 pm on Ma...

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Armed, camouflaged men rob Corozal family of vehicle

49-year-old Amelia Correa of San Joaquin Village, Corozal District, reported that on February 27 she was returning from Ramonal Village, Mexico, with her husband Rudolfo and  another man...

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Brothers await jury decision on rape charge

Brothers Jermaine and Austin Stevens are on trial in the Supreme Court on charges of rape and abetment to rape, respectively.

On Tuesday evening a jury of five women and four men were deliberating their fate in the court of Justice Adolph Lucas.

Around 12:30 p.m...

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Eight persons charged for firearm, drugs offences

Eight persons, including two minors, were charged with keeping ammunition without a gun license and possession of controlled drugs when they appeared on Tuesday before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.

The adults are Dean Nembhard, Sherilee Ovado, Michael Saldano, Clifton Allen,  Malik Ovado ...

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Leon Gomez to serve 15 years for manslaughter

Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas was not working for a while due to illness, but he is now back on the job and on Tuesday he finished a long held-over matter involving sentencing 22 year old Leon Gomez for the crime of manslaughter.

Leon Gomez, charged with the murder by stabbing of 27 year old Sa...

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Gearing up for elections

Municipal elections are set for Wednesday March 4th,  and preparations are on the way across the nine municipalities as the various political parties and independent candidates set up their booths in front of the polling stations in the various municipalities.

Candidates for the United Democratic P...

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Avoid Selfish Ambition

Today’s verse of the Day is taken from Philippians 2:3 and it says “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

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Territorial Volunteers return unscathed from Livingston

There was almost a full-fledged international incident on the border between Belize and Guatemala this past weekend, after a 36-member party and the captain of their boat was detained by Guatemalan military authorities near the mouth of the Sarstoon River around 5:00 Saturday evening...

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Belizeans receive Hero’s welcome in Orange Walk

In Orange Walk the group of 37 who travelled to Gracias A Dios were received by Orange Walk residents with nothing short of a Hero’s welcome with a motorcade that started at the Toll Bridge at the entrance of Orange Walk and made its way to town Hall...

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Was boat captain forced to lie to save passengers?

The other side of this weekend’s international incident is the machinations of the Guatemalan authorities, who by the accounts of those we spoke to in Punta Gorda, shadowed the vessel to and from the marker point and only picked the crew up when they were at the mouth of the Sarstoon...

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