OCEANA prepares for court appeal

In the wake of Wednesday’s landmark consent order in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) with regard to Maya land rights in Toledo, where the Government is now refused the ability to hand out leases, concessions and other instruments related to land in that District...

OCEANA continues challenge of draft petroleum guidelines

In January of this year OCEANA Belize and Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) issued vehement objections to the draft petroleum guidelines for exploration and extraction developed by the Geology and Petroleum Department of the Ministry of Energy, Science,...

Murder in Punta Gorda

A former prisoner Frank Castro was gunned down last night in Punta Gorda. 38 year old Frank Castro was serving a 15 year sentence for robbery. Castro was released from prison about two years ago, however some minutes after 7 pm on Wednesday April 22nd, 38 year old Castro of...

Somerville dismissed; no charges levied

In October 2013 it was reported that 189 cheques amounting to over $367 thousand dollars were embezzled from the Southern Regional Hospital over the course of three years. An Audit was conducted by the Auditor General and Nasley Somerville, the Hospital Administrator, was found...

Despite the sweeping nature of Wednesday’s judgment there remains opposition within the Maya community itself to the very idea of communal land rights. The Alliance and the Alcaldes Association have long maintained that their opponents are ignorant of the scope of the issue...

Update on Developments in Belmopan

In January earlier this year two contracts were signed under the banner of the Belize Road Safety Project for the construction of a roundabout at the Guanacaste Park junction – Lot 4A- and the complete uplift of the Belmopan Ring Road- Lot 4B . After fourteen days site...

More Heat Until Next Week!

Fill up your water bottles and put on your sun block because it’s going to be another long week in the heat. While we are in the hot and dry season this past week has been notably hotter. This is expected to continue on until next week. But according to the National...

A pair of fishermen fined for offences

Belize is currently in closed season for lobster but the lure of a quick buck is irresistible for some and today it cost two fishermen more than $1,500 in fines. 45 year old Keith Barrow and 18 year old Jim Ramirez pleaded guilty to illegal possession of lobster during the closed...

Toledo Farmer Charged with Drugs

A farmer of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo, was formally arrested and charged this morning after he was busted with 276.6 grams of weed. According to police reports, on Wednesday April 22nd, at about 2:40 pm based on Intelligence PC Julio Sanchez and Special Branch police officers...

65 Year Old American Drown at Sea

A 65 year old American reportedly drowned at sea earlier this week. According to Police reports at around 2:50 pm on Tuesday April 21st, 45 year old Jonathan Carle saw his father 65 year old John Carle struggling in the sea. Jonathan told police he immediately went to his aid...