34 year old Football player charged with carnal knowledge of 15 year old girl

34 year old Cristobal Gilharry played defense for the National A team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament last year. The young football star is now on the defense again, but for an entirely different ball game, after having been charged for unlawful carnal knowledge. On Monday...

Coast Guard shot and killed armed man in San Pedro

A man was shot and killed by Coast Guard officers on Monday December 15, in the area of Bacalar Chico about 21 ½  miles North of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. According to police reports,  about 75 meters from the beach side in the bushes, a sawed off 12 gauge pump action...

Constable jailed 60 days for assault on female colleague

Police Constable Randolph Scott began 60 days in jail on Monday, after conviction by the Chief Magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, of aggravated assault of an indecent nature on a fellow female police officer at a police station. On October 26, 2013, at the Belama Precinct 4 Police...

Girl knocked down in Belmopan

There was a road traffic accident on Monday evening on the corner of Lubantun Street and Rio Grande Avenue, in Belmopan, involving the daughter of a Police Constable attached to the Belmopan police Station. Sources tell Plus News that sometime around 5:30 pm on Monday December...

Unicorn gets documents returned by FIU

On November 10, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin threw out a freezing order by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) against several major companies controlled by individuals facing indictment in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, for federal securities charges, based on...

Ervin Ramsey charged for attempted murder

26 year old Ervin Ramsey of Mahogany Heights, Belize District, faces attempted murder charges in relation to the shooting of Joel Winston Seawell on December 11, 2014. Ervin Ramsey is accused of opening fire on Winston Seawell and four other persons, whom he allegedly attempted...

Belize removed from European Council’s list of non-cooperating countries in illegal fishing

On Monday, The European Council adopted a decision to remove Belize from the list of ‘non-cooperating third countries’ in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This decision came after a recommendation by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and...

Three Contracts Signed at the Ministry of Works

The Ministry of Works signed three contracts on Monday, two of which were geared at flood prevention and mitigation. The first contract is for the construction of a new bridge where the Manatee Road meets the Mullins River in Stann Creek District. The single lane steel bridge...

Taiwan hands over vehicles to Inspiration Center

Opened in March of this year, the Inspiration Center at Mile 1 1/2 on the George Price Highway is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with special needs, and making them an integral part of Belizean society. For those who are unable to walk, the Center...

Christmas cheer in Cayo South without PetroCaribe money

On Friday, Julius Espat,  PUP Area Representative for Cayo South, and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, announced that he was rejecting the PetroCaribe Sponsored Christmas Cheer programme, making him the only Area Representative in the Opposition to reject the $35...

“Singing Christmas Tree” held in Belmopan

“The Singing Christmas Tree” was held Tuesday night at the Sir George Brown Field in Belmopan. The event featured local singing groups such as the Belmopan Choral Society, the Belmopan Widows Group, Mount Hope Drama Team, Dennis G Requena, Tamo Vanegas and others. About a hundred...