US Ambassador Presents Credentials to Governor General Amidst Protests

It is official. Retired U.S. judge Carlos Moreno, after giving his credentials to the Governor General of Belize His Excellency Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan, was sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Belize. But not everyone was happy.  A handful of people...

Ministry of Health Advisory on Specific Health Products

The Ministry of Health says it has received a public notification from the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization, on health products that consumers are advised NOT to purchase. Consumers are...

Early Morning Shooting in Corozal

There was a shooting incident in Corozal early this morning. 47 year old Martin Guerra, a Belizean money changer of San Joaquin Village reported that sometime around 5:30 this morning,  he had visited his brother in Santa Rita Area. He was driving his blue dodge Caravan towards...

Guns Stolen from a Bar

A bar in Ontario Village, Cayo was broken into over the weekend. Stolen  from the establishment were three fire arms. According to police, based on finger print matches, one person, a relative of an employee at the bar, was detained and charged for burglary and kept unlicensed...

NTUCB Welcomes Back CWU Into its Fold

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has announced that the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU)  has been re admitted into the fold of the Congress family. CWU was kicked out of the NTUCB October of last year after CWU failed to carry out elections in a timely manner. But...

Crime Scene Technicians Receive Training

On Tuesday a one year course for Belize’s Scenes of Crime technicians began, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. It follows a complete review of the National Forensic Science Service’s (NFSS) structure. Though it could be better, newly retained advisor and veteran of crime...

Accused Con-man Brought to Court

Police believe they have the man who is alleged to have gone on a spree of deception in Belize City, targeting older persons by posing as a bill collector for Belize Electricity Limited, among other things. On Monday, 49 year old Curl Gordon, also known as “Doggy”, a laborer of a...

Townsend Murder Still Under Investigation 6 Months Later

The very tragic murders of Brian Townsend on Christmas day and on Isidoro Bonilla on December 13th,  believed to be linked, rocked the nation’s capital in 2013. Belmopan police immediately launched an intensive investigation which lead them to three suspects. Then, in a...

Global Fund to Assist Fight with HIV and TB

Tuberculosis may not be on the national radar as an endemic disease, but HIV certainly is. A primary funder of programs fighting these two diseases as well as malaria, the Global Fund, is conducting a review of past grant funding and future initiatives. Portfolio manager Matthew...

George McKenzie Jr. Charged with Attempted Murder

George Mckenzie, Jr., the son of George “Junie Balls” Mckenzie, was charged with attempted murder of Paul Alvarez when he appeared today before Magistrate Herbert Panton. Mckenzie was remanded into custody until August 14. Alvarez was shot in his neck while he was in Jenny Shop,...

Southern Highway Cocaine Plane Case Appealed

Police officers Corporal Renel Grant, Corporal Nelson Middleton, Sergeant Lawrence Humes, and Sergeant Jacinto Roches; former Customs boatman Harold Usher, and civilian Victor Logan, were accused of facilitating one of the largest cocaine busts on record in Belize. A plane...

What Belize can do to bolster exports

Tuesday was the last day of a one-year training workshop with Belize’s trade negotiating team. This wide group of public and private sector professionals represents Belize in regional and international trade negotiations. With more here is Director of Foreign Trade, Yashin...

Office of the Prime Minister says Attacks on Justice Awich by Bar Association are Contemptuous

A lengthy press release from the Office of the Prime Minster has sprung back at the Bar Association and its president, Eamon Courtney for statements made in opposition of the re-appointment of  Justice of Appeal Samuel Awich. The release says that the Office of the Prime Minister...

Famous transvestite one of many victims on Belmopan walkways

Vanessa Paris Champaign, the now famous Belizean transvestite, became one of many victims of walkway robberies in the Capital a couple of weeks ago. According to police, Paris Champaign who was walking on the sidewalk near Ambergris Avenue in Belmopan, was accosted by four men...

US Ambassador to focus on education and arts

The United States of America has constantly donated very generously to the military force of Belize. The last donation from the US Embassy to the Police Department took place as recently as last month, where we saw 38 new full size Ford Pickups donated as part of the US...
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