Major crimes up; arrests down

There are many lists that rate countries around the world and compare them based on a number of factors such as best Tourism Destinations, best and worse cruise Ports, and Economic and Investor confidence indices. There is even a list of the world’s happiest countries that...

P.M. says sugar impasse can be resolved

It is another day of waiting in the sugar industry. Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI), the sugar producer, having cured the offending sentence in clause 2.3 of the agreement, restoring the Sugar Cane Production Committee (SCPC) as arbiter of procedures for determining cane...

Government will honor Janae Matute award

On Monday the family of 14 year old Janae Matute, the Roaring Creek high school student stricken with cerebral palsy at birth, after being delivered a month early which caused her lungs not to develop properly, came forward to ask Government to begin paying the more than $2.5...

Arrest in More Tomorrow murder

On Monday we told you about the murder that occurred in More Tomorrow Village just outside of Belmopan. Now police say they have made an arrest, as they believe that  27-year-old Marin Duarte Chinchilla is the murderer. The body of Juan Alberto Ramirez was discovered by a farmer...

BDF soldier shot in Guyana

A Belize Defense Force soldier was shot during an armed robbery in Georgetown, Guyana. According to international reports, the shooting happened on Monday night at around 8:15. Belizean BDF soldier Emil Mendez and his girlfriend had gone out, and after he dropped her off, he was...

2011 robbery accused convicted

On Tuesday, man and a minor, accused of the April 2011 robbery of a conductor for James Bus Service of Punta Gorda, were found guilty of the charge by Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer. 25 year old Samuel Bevans was given a jail term of seven years, and his 15-year-old minor...

PM says Bilateral Agreements with Guatemala not unusual

Belize signed 13 special bilateral agreements with the Republic of Guatemala last week on the sidelines of the SICA Summit in Placencia, Stann Creek District. Such agreements, as Prime Minister Dean Barrow pointed out to reporters on Tuesday, happen all the time in international...

Why GOB is challenging Telemedia arbitration

Last week we told you of the Government of Belize’s intent to challenge a decision handed down on Friday by a panel of international arbitrators, based in Costa Rica, which ordered GOB to repay the British Caribbean Bank Limited US$41,773,096.04, the amount loaned plus interest...

Belize receives grant assistance from Japan

On Tuesday, the Ambassador of Japan to Belize, His Excellency Yasuo Takase, signed off on a hundred million Japanese yen worth of assistance to the Government of Belize, as part of the Non-Project Grant Assistance for Industrial Products program, intended to assist with...