Alleged Gang leader Jason “Soup” Williams shot on Tuesday night

Police have two shooting incidents Tuesday night to investigate, neither of which resulted in fatalities. One of those incidents took place around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night, and involved 36 year old Jason “Soup” Williams, a carpenter resident on Supal Street, Belize...

Police shoot and capture escapee Emmanuel Willoughby

Six weeks after he escaped from the Belize Central Prison, Belize City Police finally caught up with the country’s most wanted man, 25 year old Emmanuel Willoughby. They had to use firearms and force to do it, however, as police say they found him in the area of Arlington...

Police updates on Hattieville shooting and ammunition theft

Police are investigating the Sunday night shooting in Hattieville, that left 27 year old Eugene Pitts injured by a gunshot wound to the lower back. They are no closer, however, to finding a culprit as explained by Superintendent Hilberto Romero. . Superintendant Hilberto Romero...

Belmopan Corporal busted with Cocaine

A Belmopan Corporal was busted with 2 kilos of cocaine on Tuesday, January 22.  Following a tip, officers visited an area between miles 17 and 18 on the Hummingbird Highway, where they intercepted a Green four door Toyota Corolla taxi . The four male occupants were searched,...

BDF soldier arrested for unlicensed gun and ammo

In the Western District of Cayo,  another member of the defense authority got in trouble with the law, when he was unable to produce a gun license. Authorities say that on Tuesday January 27th., Sergeant Eber Navarette attached to the Belize Defence Force was arrested and charged...

Man jailed for dangerous harm after stabbing

Three years ago Belize City man Ellis Ortiz was stabbed six times while trying to leave the scene of a domestic argument. On Wednesday, his attacker, 34 year old Nathaniel Thomas Jr., pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous harm in the court of Supreme Court Justice Troadio...

Dennis Gabourel convicted of grievous harm after three trials

57 year old Dennis Gabourel, a Belize City businessman and taxi operator, was charged with rape and grievous harm of his former common-law wife, but he was only convicted of the latter charge on Wednesday, after a jury of seven men and two women returned a unanimous verdict of...

More cannabis found in open lots

Early on the morning of Wednesday January 28, personnel from Precinct One Eastern Division and K9 Unit conducted a joint anti-drug/firearm operation within Precinct One area. During the operation, searches were conducted at an open lot on Magazine Road, Belize City,  and also in...

Landfill program to benefit Southside residents

The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation, headed by Minister Anthony Martinez, is spearheading a project on Southside Belize City to provide landfill to residents of the Port Loyola, Lake Independence, Collet and Pickstock divisions. On...

Another school protests over principal

Light of the Valley Baptist Primary School is located in the Stann Creek District.  On Monday, parents protested to show their dissatisfaction with the way the school is being run. Anthony Mendez, one of the parents, said he moved his children from the school already, but stands...

PUP National Executive updates on Marco Tulio Mendez allegations

Late Wednesday evening,  a meeting of the National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) concluded, and leader Francis Fonseca addressed the press downstairs of Independence Hall. One of the topics on the agenda were the swirling allegations of impropriety against...

2015 Taiwan Scholarships to be handed out

The official 2015 scholarship program briefing for the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize and Belize-Taiwan ICDF Program scholarships was held Wednesday morning in Belize City. Some 258 persons have accepted scholarships for study in the Far East country. and...

Dr. Joseph Palacio: Inciting passion for writing

The Belize National Library Service and Information System is aiming to incite passionate writers from the younger generation by exposing them to local Belizean authors who have contributed to the preservation of Belizean culture and heritage through their literary works. On...

First ever Neighborhood Watch established in Independence Village.

Last week, Independence Village formed its first ever Neighborhood watch. Ann Marie Mena,  President of  the newly formed Zone 5 Neighborhood Watch of  Independence says it is the first leg of such organizations as the plan is to have 7 zones in all. She says the residents are...