Second youth murdered from Youth Apprenticeship Program in two weeks

Two weeks ago Samuel Miguel was found beaten to death in an open parking lot on Orange Street in Belize City. He was a member of the Youth Apprenticeship Program of the Ministry of Education and had just recently been paid.  Tonight there is a second murder to report which also...

Cervantes murder investigation; rounding up suspects

It has been almost 48 hours since the lifeless body of Ramon Cervantes Sr. was found buried in an abandoned farm on the road to Honey Camp Lagoon 5 to 6 miles east of Orange Walk Town. About 700 hundred people from Orange Walk and the neighbouring communities crowded the streets...

Another body unearthed in Orange Walk

Reports coming in to Plusnews this evening is that another body is being unearthed in Orange Walk. The body is said to be in the same vicinity where the body of the elderly Ramon Cervantes was discovered this weekend. Information is sketchy at this time and we have called the...

Are reformed youths a target?

One of the ongoing narratives in the gang warfare plaguing Belize City is the targeting of young people who were involved, however tangentially, in the criminal lifestyle but have decided to turn away. The Youth Apprenticeship Program is one of the leading programs reaching out...

Ex-BWS employees sue utility over termination

Mark Menzies, Don Gillett, Colin Morrison, Charlette Barnett, Michael Novelo and Journett McKoy are former employees of Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) let go by the company last February. They claim they were unfairly fired over alleged involvement in a circulation of...

Pregnancy Help center opening in Belmopan

Many women, especially young women in today’s society, are faced with unintended pregnancies and the emotional roller-coaster that often comes with it. It is for situations like these that a Christian team from Belmopan, lead by Jadine Fritzler, has organized a nonprofit...

Professional training via FIFA grassroots program

18 coaches, 13 males and 5 females, will be receiving professional training at FFB stadium in Belmopan through the FIFA Grassroots Program. This program is designed to equip coaches with the best coaching practices for kids ages 6 to 12, in hopes of enha ncing the level of...