BNTU Says Demonstration Set for Friday Despite Intimidation Tactics

The teachers are planning a demonstration in Belmopan on Friday March 7, during the reading of the national budget.  A memo was written to the BNTU on March 4th from the Ministry of Education, expressing its concern that classes will be disrupted again and reminding the Union of...

Lands Commissioner Reports on Land Situation in Lemonal

The village of Lemonal in the Belize River Valley is one of the oldest and most recognizable in the country. But it does not exist – at least, not according to the Ministry of Natural Resources, who says their maps do not plot it. That has caused some issue with land titles...

Belize City Council on the Ground in Conch Shell Bay

This morning, Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley and City Councilor Philip Willoughby were on a walk-through tour of the Conch Shell Bay area north and east of Vernon Street. It is one of the poorest areas of the City and there are several key concerns which Mayor Bradley says the...

Investigation on the Way Into Passport Scandal

As instructed by the courts, it appears that investigations have once again begun into the Won Hong Kim passport scandal.  Plusnews has been informed that since yesterday, Police Officers in Belmopan have been questioning relevant immigration officers, including those who were ...

VIP Calls for Compol’s Resignation

In related news, Vision Inspired by the People is calling for the resignation of the Commissioner of Police, Allen Whyllie. In a press release issued today, the party says that “The judgement by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin forcibly ordering the Commissioner of Police  to...

Corwin Bennett Freed of the Charge of Murder

Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas today freed 20 year old Corwin Bennett from a charge of murder, after ruling that his guilt had not been proven by the Crown beyond a reasonable doubt. Bennett was tried for the murder of Raymond “Killa” Gentle, a former gang boss,...

Mr. Edward Buller Retried for the Death of Ms. Ella Mae Bennett

 52 year old Edward Buller will be retried for the death of Ella Mae Bennett in the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal struck down his conviction for manslaughter and 16-year prison sentence this morning. Buller was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter in...

Belize City Council Reports Stronger Performance

The Belize City Council completes two years in its post today. There was probably no need to call a press conference to celebrate its many accomplishments in the Old Capital; after all, the evidence is all around us. But they did, and Mayor Darrell Bradley had this to say about...

Fatal Traffic Accident on Phillip Goldson Highway

There was a fatal traffic accident between miles 6 and 7 on the Phillip Goldson Highway yesterday.  Corozal Resident, 42 year old Lennox Garbutt, perished in that accident. According to police reports, Garbutt was driving his black Toyota Corolla from the direction of Corozal to...

Special Envoy for Women and Children Addresses Catholic Church’s Boycott of Rally

Yesterday, the Roman Catholic chancery office issued a press release saying that it does not support the 20,000 women rally scheduled for Thursday March 6th. The release says that organizers, the National Women’s Commission, promotes values that contradict Christian and moral...

PUP Women Not Participating in 20,000 Women’s Rally

In celebration of Women’s Month, the People’s United Party (PUP) today released its “Women’s Agenda,” a series of proposals to improve the lives of women in key areas. Hon. Dolores Balderamos Garcia is the party’s sole female member – in...

Cancer Society Receives Donation from Women’s Group

This evening at the Bull Frog Inn, the Belmopan International Women’s Group (BIWG) hosted a special Handing Over Ceremony in which they donated BZ$500 to the Belize Cancer Society, Belmopan Branch. We spoke to the President of BIWG Michelle Rodriguez, who explained to us...

The Future of Belize’s Energy and Solid Waste Management

On Friday we told you of the efforts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to assist Belize’s national development by training locals in important sectors and sending Japanese volunteers to the Jewel. We were invited to tour two installations: the solar panel...