Coast Guard officer charged with attempted murder of colleague

26 year old officer of the Belize National Coast Guard Keyren Tzib has been charged with the attempted murder of fellow officer Kurt Hyde, 37, of Ontario, Cayo District. Petty Officer First Class Hyde is reported to be stabilized but still in critical condition after being shot...

Belizean-American Justin Williams wins Cross Country Cycling Classic

For the first time ever, a Belizean residing in the United States has claimed Belize’s most prestigious sporting title – winner of the 87th Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic. He is Justin Williams, older son of veteran rider Calman Williams, an...

Homeowner loses house to fire

The home of 57 year old Robert Austin Tracey at Hibiscus Street in the Lake Independence area burned down by fire over the weekend. But the homeowner, whose son Robert Austin Jr. was shot dead near downtown Belize City in December, believes it was deliberate. He explains why....

Traffic accident reported on Holy Thursday] ar

On Thursday night around 11:05 near the Edge Water Night Club in Sandhill at Mile 21, Phillip Goldson Highway, police observed a black Ford Ranger pickup truck with license plates BC-C-39795 on the right side of the road facing north and 27 year old Victor Underwood of Biscayne,...

Youth Convention ends in tragic drowning

A youth convention in Cayo over the weekend ended in tragedy when one of the youths who attended the three day event drowned in the Belize River near Banana Bank in the village of Camalote on Easter Sunday. Several youths attended the Church retreat organized by the Gracias...

Teenage girl drowns on Easter Sunday

There were two drowning incidents in the Belize River in Cayo over the weekend on Easter Sunday, a day when many people tend to go swimming. The first one occurred some minutes after four on Sunday April 5th.  According to Reports, 18 year old Tanya Jones of Cotton Tree Village...

17 year old shot in Belmopan

There was a shooting incident in Belmopan and a 17 year old was shot. At 8:30 p.m. on Holy Thursday, 17-year-old Alfred Castellanos of Belmopan was shot to the upper left side of his chest.  Castellanos was reportedly in the  Las Flores area of Belmopan when  three male persons...

Winston Baptist shot twice; lives to tell the tale

Another man was shot in Belize City on Holy Thursday night. 22-year-old Winston Baptist of Belize City was shot to the left ankle and lower left leg.  According to police, at 11:45 p.m. on that Thursday night,  Baptist was walking on Berkley Street when a male person came from a...

Patrick Castillo charged with stepson’s murder

Last week 20 year old Guatemalan national Jose Jonathan Maderos was chopped to death at his Kut Avenue home following an argument with his stepfather, 42 year old Patrick Castillo Sr, a security guard. Today he was charged with Jonathan’s murder and the wounding of his 13...

Rawell Pelayo deported

Rawell Pelayo former vice president of the football Federation of Belize was detained in Houston Texas in 2012 while on his way to a game that the Belize Jaguars were playing. The charge sheet accused Pelayo also known as Bert of importing 5 kilograms cocaine on a date in the...