Police probing shooting death of Robert Tracey

On Wednesday morning there was a broad daylight shooting on Wagner’s Lane near the center of Belize City. The victim has been identified as 28 year old Robert Tracey, a resident of Holy Emmanuel Street, far across town to the west. No one saw the assailant and the police...

Housing demonstration in Port Loyola

On Wednesday morning, residents of the Port Loyola division and surrounding divisions on the Southside were out protesting against the lack of low-income housing for residents, and what they believe to be an uncaring, vindictive Government of Belize. The demonstration was...

Mahogany Heights Logging Concerns Clarified

On Monday we told you about the logging situation at Mahogany Heights community, located at mile 31 on the George Price Highway. The concerns were that the owner of the property, on which a large part of Mahogany Heights sits on, received permission from the Forestry Department...

Stephen Okeke still not paid for TV Ramos Bust

When last we heard of Stephen Okeke and his T.V. Ramos sculpture, it was because he had finally, after countless efforts, found a buyer for the bust, which was unveiled at the September 19th celebrations in Dangriga. The bust was given to the Dangriga Town Council on a credit...

Disability Week focuses on technology

It would be erroneous to think of persons with disabilities – some call them “diverse abilities” – as being somehow less than deserving of opportunities and a proper life. That is because, especially in recent years, persons who have lost one of their senses or functions can make...

SAGICOR Visionaries Challenge seeks best and brightest

32 projects were on display from 28 of Belize’s high schools, in the second edition of a highly competitive challenge established by Caribbean regional insurance company SAGICOR, in conjunction with the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), and the Caribbean Examinations Council...

Convicted robber given 2 years in jail

Elvis “Rebel” Olivera was handed a two-year jail sentence on Wednesday by Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith, who found him guilty of the robbery of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) employee Kerwin Humes on March 20, 2014. According to Mr Humes, an assistant installer, he...

Ammunition case has no facts

Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith has threatened to dismiss a case against three adults and a 16 year old boy charged with keeping ammunition without a gun license, after the court prosecutors was unable to present the facts of the case to her on Wednesday. 29 year old Shantel...

Domestic dispute in Lord’s Bank leads to charges

A couple’s domestic problems landed the husband in the court of Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith on Wednesday. 67 years old Adolphus Barrett, a cabinet maker from Lord’s Bank, Belize District, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a firearm on his...

DPP withdraws charge after complainant declines action

Two men charged with a shooting incident in May of this year are free of those charges, after the complainant told the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions he did not wish to pursue further court action. 25 year old Frank Vernon Gentle and 21 year old Kendis Faber were...