UDP’s major win in Municipal Elections

Elections were held countrywide on Thursday in all nine municipalities, and the United Democratic Party won full slates in almost all the municipalities by huge margins. In Belize City, incumbent Mayor Darrell Bradley returns to his post after beating Yolanda Shackron by almost...

PUP concedes defeat

On Thursday afternoon, the People’s  United Party conceded defeat in the municipal elections at a press conference.  On the heels of the loss of the Cayo North seat there is open speculation about the future of the People’s United Party and the leadership of Francis...

Belizean Fishermen are farming seaweed

Placencia fishermen have been harvesting seaweed for a number of years due to its many diverse forms of use including for medicinal purposes, cosmetics, and food. But  due to the unsustainable way in which it was being harvested from the waters of Palencia, it was not very...

Police kill gunman accused of Mayflower murder

On election night around 9:30 p.m. there was a murder in Belize City. But police were quick to respond and in fact caught up with the culprit in the immediate area – and shot him dead. 32 year old Jervis Valencio is believed to be the man who moments earlier shot at a group...

Shooting reported in same vicinity hours later

On Thursday morning there was a shooting incident just down the street at the corner of Vernon and Lakeview Streets, in which no one was injured. Superintendent Hilberto Romero tells us more. . Hilberto Romero – O.C. CIB Eastern Division “We do not know if it is...

Police make arrests in recent cases

Earlier we reported the arrest of Ian Adolphus’ alleged killer, 18 year old Akeem Trapp, for murder. However, police have also made arrests in two other recent open cases. We hear again from Superintendent of Police Hilberto Romero. . Superintendent Hilberto Romero “...

Man shot upon entering his home in San Pedro

A man was also shot in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye,  shortly after polls closed on Municipal Elections Day. The victim has been identified as 31 year old Jaime Manzano of San Pedro. He was shot to the right foot and both arms. Police say that at about 6:50 p.m., Jamie Manzano,...

Woman raped, attacker injured

On March 4th at about 7:30 a.m., police visited a house situated on Wood Street, Belize City, where a voice was heard coming from the upper flat, crying for help. Upon entering the house, a woman exited one of the rooms crying.  She was seen with cut wounds and she was bleeding...

Teenager charged with murder

Police have charged 18 year old Akeem Trapp with the murder of 21 year old Ian Adolphus Jr. Akeem Trapp appeared on Thursday before the Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, and was remanded into custody until April 23. Ian Adolphus Jr was shot around 9:30 a.m. on February 25. He...

Business robbed, owners attacked

On March 4 at about 7:35p.m., Corozal Police visited the Corozal Community Hospital where they saw three persons suffering from injuries to the head: 39-year-old Liming Li, Chinese/Belizean businesswoman of Santa Rita Road, Corozal Town, 41-year-old Wu Hong Choa, Chinese...

Four year old attacked by dog

In Orange Walk on Thursday, a four year old child was reportedly mauled by a dog. Reports are that the attacking dog was of German Shepherd breed, and the child received multiple bites, including large open wounds to his face and back. The child was taken to the Northern Regional...

Another UB Bomb threat; nothing found as usual

School activities at the University of Belize in Belmopan came to a halt when some minutes before 10 on Thursday morning someone called in to the school with a bomb threat, which is not unheard of at the University as there have been numerous bomb threats in the past, often...