Former Mayor of Belize City in apparent suicide

This afternoon around two ,the Fonseca family was rocked by news of the death of William Henry “David” Fonseca, a businessman and former three-term Mayor of Belize City from 1996 to 2006. Fonseca is believed to have shot himself at the family residence in...

Land titles for Caye Caulker beaches canceled

The Ministry of Natural Resources has moved swiftly to address the creation of new plots of land on the beach and seabed in northern Caye Caulker, located directly in front of established beachfront properties. A retired British couple and a former chairman of Caye Caulker...

Poultry producers hoping to avoid shortfall, raising prices

Some 75,000 birds, representing $3 million in investment, was lost in the last few weeks in the poultry industry in the Cayo District after the discovery of H5N2 avian influenza in the area detected earlier this year. It is fatal if allowed to mutate to high pathogenicity but is...

Tourism Minister comments on arrival figures

After a dizzily rising of tourism figures over the last few years, there has been a noticeable trend in the number of cruise and overnight tourism arrivals. According to the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), overnight arrivals have remained steady and one of the main factors was flight...

Orange Walk representative discusses police brutality

While at the PUP demonstration in Belize City today we spoke with Orange Walk Central area representative John Briceno about the recent cases of police brutality in Orange Walk Town. He explained that it is up to Belizeans to keep an eye on the Police Department to curb its...

Department of the Environment targets chemical management

A workshop to bring awareness to the importance of chemical management was hosted today in Belize City by the Department of the Environment. Since 2006 the Department has been working toward goals for the safe elimination of certain harmful chemicals used in Belize as well as...

National Agriculture and Trade Show preparations on the way

The National Agriculture and Trade Show in Belmopan, arguably the largest national event of the year, kicks off this weekend starting tomorrow on Labour Day. We visited the show grounds earlier this week where we spoke to the head organizer of the event, Chief Agriculture Officer...

US Embassy Honours Belizean Youth Groups

The U. S. Embassy to Belize recognized 4 youth groups at an event yesterday for outstanding work in their community. From Sexual health information dissemination, to environmentally green initiatives, to community rehabilitation, the U. S. Embassy assisted each group with...

Cayo District Regional Spelling Bee Eliminations Completed

The Cayo District Regional coca cola spelling bee competition was held on Tuesday April 28th at the Countryside Park in Spanish Lookout where 14 contestants, representing 7 different zones in the Cayo District competed for the first place prize and a spot at the National...

Ministry of Education settles BRC Printing case

In January, book publishers from Benque Viejo del Carmen Town, Cayo District, BRC Printing Limited, filed lawsuit against the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports over their refusal to honor a contract for the purchase of $463,000 worth of books from the company for the almost...

Mahogany Heights man charged for firearms

Police have made an arrest in relation to the death of 40 year old Kevin “Skelbo” Flowers of Mahogany Heights, Belize District, but it is not for his murder. 22 year old Wilfred McDougal, a fisherman residing in the village, was detained by police in connection with...

Accused in Treasury theft make bail

This afternoon the Supreme Court applications for admittance to bail from two men charged in connection with the theft of over $500,000 from Treasury Department.  They are David Enriquez and Francis Palacio. Enriquez, who was charged with 3 counts of theft, was released on a bail...