Air Tower Controllers Sick Out on Saturday

For several hours on Saturday, Belize’s only major international airport, the Philip Goldson International Airport at Ladyville, was paralyzed by inaction due to a decision taken by employees working in the air traffic control department to report sick. These...

Tourists take PGIA stress in stride

On Saturday we spoke to a few visitors heading out of Belize before normal service was resumed and for the most part they took the news of flight delays in stride. A young woman we spoke to said she hoped to get back in time for school in the U.S. . Tourist “We were told...

Second truck accident in days at Jaguar Paw junction

A man is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after a towhead truck ran him over on the George Price Highway. On Tuesday last week we reported on a traffic accident between miles 37 and 38 on the George Price Highway in front of the Jaguar Paw Junction where a...

Mennonite man dies of head injuries

Police in Orange Walk are investigating the death of an Orange Walk Mennonite man. On Saturday February 21 at minutes before 9 pm, the body of 40-year-old David Thiessen, a Belizean Mennonite of New Land Mennonite Settlement, in the Orange Walk District, was discovered lying on...

Supreme Court dismisses sugar farmer’s claim

Instead of allowing time for amendment of the claim of cane farmer Lucilo Teck against the Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB) to reflect a change in circumstances since permission was granted to file on January 23, on Monday Supreme Court Justice Shona Griffith decided to...

63 year old woman robbed at knife point

A 63 year old seamstress was robbed at knife point at her business in Belize City. The sewing shop, located on Bocatora Street is owned by 63-year-old Kathleen Skeen. On the morning of Friday February 20, at around 8:00a.m. a dark skinned man entered her business and asked her if...

Controversial Wooden House Removed

Last three weeks, PlusNews broke the news of a controversial wooden structure that was being erected close to the National Assembly in Belmopan, purportedly in a green space area. But according to the City council,  the structure  was being built outside the designated green...

Ageing with Grace and Enthusiasm

Aging with Grace and Enthusiasm is a fairly new organization established in October of last year. The organization deals with “shut ins” or elderly people in the Belmopan area who are unable to leave their homes due to complications associated with ageing. You have probably heard...

Unlicensed Driver who knocked down woman works for 88 Shopping Center

On Friday we reported on the charges pressed against 19 year old Boyd Lopez,  after he lost control of  a vehicle on Baghdad Street, Belize City,  and knocked down and killed 70 year old Marie Knowles. We reported that Mr Lopez was  driving a Toyota Highlander SUV which belonged...

San Ignacio Town Hall on Fire

The San Ignacio Town Hall caught fire on Monday evening. The building, right near the roundabout by the Hawksworth Bridge, houses the Town Hall on the second floor and NICH on the first floor. The fire reportedly started on the bottom flat but was quickly extinguished by fire...

Laborer admits to drug trafficking

25 year old Victor Bon Jovi Cima, a labourer of Belize City, who was charged with drug trafficking for a total of 690.4 grams of cannabis, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty when he appeared on Monday before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. He was originally charged with...

Inmate faces marijuana charges

He is already serving eight years’ imprisonment on a charge of manslaughter, but 50 year old Vincent “Steeno” Tillett could see more time behind bars after being charged with drug trafficking for cannabis found in his prison cell. Vincent Tillett appeared on...

San Pedro House of Culture burglarised

56-year-old Guillermo Enrique Paz from San Pedro Town reported to police that on February 20 at 4:30 p.m. he locked up and secured the House of Culture located on Angel Coral Drive and left for the weekend. However, upon his return on February 23,  he noticed the front door was...

Renew Your Strength

Today’s verse of the Day is taken from Isaiah 40:30-31 and it says: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they...