Minor shot in the chest in San Pedro

A minor was shot in the chest on San Pedro. According to reports, on February 11 at about 9:30 p.m., shots were fired in the San Pedrtito are of Ambergris Caye at Espat’s Apartment. 38-year-old  Maria Escalante of San Pedrito Area, San Pedro Town, and her 13-year-old daughter...

BSCFA Limited?

Earlier this week it was reported that on January 27th, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) was registered as a company. This caused major concerns within the members and directors of the association because there is a clause, specifically article 2 of the Companies...

NTUCB, SSB continue sparring over Floyd Neal

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) and Social Security Board (SSB) remain at odds over the appointment of Floyd Neal, General Secretary of the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU), to the Board as a union representative. The Board, led by chairman Doug Singh,...

Matura- Ashcroft Meeting addressed at press briefing

On Friday last week, Audrey Matura Shepherd accepted an invitation to meet with one of the most controversial names in recent Belizean history- Lord Michael Ashcroft; controversial because by the end of 2007, the then PUP government had sold several of Belize’s utilities to...

Matura: Ashcroft should meet with Unions

The press briefing took place at the CWU headquarters in Belize City, and while according to Audrey Matura-Shepherd, she did not speak in her capacity as the President of the Christian Workers Union (CWU), the unions did come up in the one hour conversation with Lord Ashcroft, as...

Belmopan City Council to pay $26,000 over wooden house lawsuit

In April 2014, PlusNews covered the story of Abner Valladares and his run in with the Belmopan City Council, when he attempted to place a wooden structure on his private property on Mountain View Boulevard, a commercial area of the capital. Mr Valladares told PlusNews back then...

Succotz demonstrators back at court

15 residents of Succotz who participated in a demonstration on August 19th of last year were charged with rioting and illegal gathering at the Benque Viejo Magistrate’s Court in November 13th. The protest took place after the then Deputy Commissioner of Police crashed into...

PUP scolds PM on statements about Marco Tulio Mendez case

The People’s United Party  issued a press release Thursday evening saying that they “deplore in the strongest terms the Prime Minister’s intervention to the Media yesterday February 11, 2015 concerning the charges against Hon Doctor Marco Tulio Mendez.” While addressing the media...

Bank leak reveals $109.6 Million from Belize stashed in Switzerland

International Consortium of Investigative Journalist released information on Leaked Swiss Banking information. This is based on a trove of almost 60,000 leaked files that provide details on over 100,000 clients of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva Switzerland between the years 1998 –...

Teenager accused of wounding co-worker

A teenager from Lord’s Bank, Belize District, faces charges of wounding and aggravated assault. 19 year old Clyde Morris, who works at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, is accused of attacking his co-worker, aero-dispatacher Alfonso Assi, 21, with a...