Bill to remove compulsory membership by attorneys-at-law to the Bar

Area Representatives met on Friday at the National Assembly building in Belmopan for a special House Sitting, and as customary we bring you the highlights of the event. Several amendment bills were read and a few motions were passed. Among them was the bill to amend the  Legal...

Arthur Saldivar Video Goes Viral

One lawyer who has been in a lot of hot water as of late is Attorney Arthur Saldivar. Mr Saldivar has recently been suspended by his own party as investigations into alleged wrongdoing get on the way.  Going viral now is a video, showing Arthur Saldivar on camera in another...

Draft Amendment to Firearm Act read in National Assembly

Since the Fire arm act was amended in the year 2008, there has been mounting concerns due to the perception that many innocent people have been prosecuted, because of the provision that allows an entire household to be taken into custody if a firearm is found in the premises of...

Security Guard Fatally Shot in Belize City

21 year old security guard Corey Douglas Howard was shot around 7:40 Friday morning in Belize City, and died later that evening. Mr Howard, who works with KBH Security Services, was in front of a white house on Sittee Street near the Lakeview Street Canal, when he was attacked....

Food Vendor’s body pulled from sea

The body of a food vendor was retrieved from the sea in Dangriga. Stann Creek correspondent Harry Arzu has the story.   Harry Arzu “The body of a man was found floating in the sea here in Dangriga in front of Holy Ghost Primary School. He has been identified as 45 year old...

Man arrested for alleged rape of 17 year old female

A 17 year old female has reported being raped by an unknown man. The incident happened on Thursday September 4, at about one o’clock in the morning. Police say they were called to a hotel  located on the Philip Goldson Highway, where they met the 17 year old  female who claimed...

Teacher robbed in Belize City

A Belize City teacher was robbed Thursday night in Belize City. On Thursday September 4 just before 9:00 p.m., a 28-year-old teacher of Belize City was  walking on Coney Drive heading home. When he reached the intersection by the Coney Drive Plaza, which is near the Napa building...

PC Linsdale Blease charged for assault and firearm offences

On Thursday September 4th  at 3:00p.m. Police Constable Linsdale Blease, presently attached to the Domestic Violence Unit at Eastern Division, was arrested and charged for the crimes of “Aggravated Assault and Discharging Firearm in Public”. At 3:30p.m. he was arraigned before...

Belizean Firm being monitored for possibly hiring Guatemalan workers

On Thursday we spoke to CEO in the Ministry of Trade and Investment, Michael Singh, about reports that workers from Guatemala were being hired by Santander Sugar, the Spanish firm that owns Green Tropics Limited’s operation in central Cayo District. The Government has been...

Santa Elena Neighborhood Watch hosting Beauty Pageant

The Santa Elena Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a Beauty Pageant this Saturday, September 6th.  5 contestants are vying for the title Neighborhood Watch Queen. It is the first of its kind and organizer Cecil Flowers tells us why they decided to do the pageant. We also spoke to...

Silk Grass and Santa Cruz village protest in front of National Assembly

We have been reporting on the matters concerning the village of Silk Grass in the Stann Creek District, where many villagers are claiming that two separate and independent committees are going rogue. On Monday we reported the matter concerning the village Water Board, which...

Bond Payments no Problem for Belize City Says Mayor

It is responsible for the concreting of 100 streets across Belize City, but the municipal bond commissioned by the Belize City Council of $20 million represents a financial burden but according to Mayor Darrell Bradley it is one the Council can meet. Darrell Bradley – Mayor...

Jermaine Rhaburn rearrested and charged for murder of Clifford Cruz

On Thursday, Twenty-year-old Jermaine Michael Rhaburn was  rearrested and charged once again for the murder of BDF volunteer soldier Clifford Isaac Cruz. Clifford Cruz was murdered on October first of 2012, on the compound of Militia Hall located near the Lord Ridge Cemetery in...

Belize Police Department has new Community Public Relations Unit

The Belize Police Department dedicates most of its resources to the Belize District and the City in particular – partially because it is the single largest police district and it is where most crimes are committed. It is also where most media houses are based and in an...

Official September Celebrations opening for Belmopan

The official September Celebrations opening for Belmopan got on the way this evening at the steps of the National Assembly. The Belmopan September Celebrations committee has planned numerous activities leading up to the twenty first and Friday evening is the jump start with...