BEL to negotiate six new energy generation projects

On Friday, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) released its final evaluation report for the 2013 Request for Proposals for Energy Generation (RFPEG) exercise. From a field of more than 20 bidders in the areas of both firm and intermittent capacity, a total of 11 projects...

17 year old drowns in Mopan River

A family in Benque Viejo town had to bury their one and only son today after he was pulled out of the Mopan River dead on Sunday March 8th. According to reports sometime after 3:00 pm on that same day 17 year old Michael Quintanilla went swimming in the Mopan River in Succotz...

La Ruta Maya 2015

The most anticipated Belikin La Ruta Maya Challenge kicked off last Friday in San Ignacio for the 18th year in a row where 57 teams competed in 7 different categories. We give the results of the top three winners for the male and female division. In the male’s category it...

Belmopan Parish Priest dies

Belmopan Parish Priest and local Manager of Our Lady of Guadelupe School, Father Kurt Kasseber, died unexpectedly this morning Tuesday March 10, 2015. According to parishioners, Father Kassebeer suffered a major heart attack this morning. There will be a mass in honour of Fr....

Corozal man fined for “shrunken” undersized conch

A Corozal District fisherman is out more than $2,500 after Fisheries Department officials busted him with 102 undersized conch which he was trying to sell to Northern Fishermen Cooperative Society in Belize City. But 25 year old Peter Garcia, from the village of Caledonia, told...

UDP says they have tape of John Briceno confessions on PUP corruption

The United Democratic Party issued a press release today titled,“Former PUP Party Leader John Briceno Confesses to Mass Corruption During 1998 – 2008 PUP Administration”  The release says that for several  weeks now, there have been reports coming from within the Opposition...

Man went missing in the bushes 5 days ago

A 55 year old man went missing in the bushes five days ago and has not been located since. 55-year-old Domingo Chuck of San Jose Village reported that on the March 3rd at 9:00 a.m., his 55-year-old brother Reynaldo Chuck of San Jose Village and 44-year-old Lucio UH, went to Honey...

Murder pleads guilty to cannabis possession suspect

Already facing charges of murder,  29 year old Delford “Peter” Slusher will serve three years in prison on a separate charge of drug trafficking in relation to 8.9 kilograms of cannabis. He admitted the charge when appearing today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer. Slusher...

Messenger faces downgraded sex charges

Messenger at Home Protector Insurance Company,  25 year old David Gonzalez, will face a count each of rape and carnal knowledge in the Supreme Court in its next session after the results of a preliminary inquiry held before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer. Gonzalez originally...

Cayo Caretaker stabbed to death in Belize City

A visitor to Belize City from the Cayo village of Ontario was found apparently stabbed to death inside the bathroom of  the guest house where he was staying. 49 year old Oscar Amilcar Grijalva sustained multiple stab wounds to the chest and both arms, and a cut to the throat....

14 year old minor and 23 year old Shane Flowers shot in Belize City

Shots were fired in Belize City on Saturday March 7 sometime after 9 PM. Police say that they responded to reports of shots fired on Glynn Street and visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw 23-year-old Shane Flowers of Belize City suffering from an apparent...

Orange Walk man stabbed to death

A man was murdered in Orange Walk over the weekend. On Sunday March 8 at 7:30 the body of 26 year old Luis Campos was discovered with multiple stab wounds.  The body was found at Cuello’s Stable located on Chapel Street, Orange Walk Town. Campos, a resident of Riverside...

Cayo Caretaker shot and killed in Roaring Creek

Belmopan police are investigating the shooting death of 30 year old Elroy Ramirez, Belizean caretaker of Young Bank Area, Camalote Village. According to reports, Ramirez was standing beside a pickup truck inside a yard in the Another World are of Roaring Creek Village, along with...

Sunday Shooting at a Family Gathering

A quiet Sunday evening of relaxation at the residence of the Mora and Neal families turned into a nightmare when at around 4:00 pm on March 8th a gunman approached the yard and let loose a barrage of bullets in the direction of the family. According to reports the two families...