Santander worker falls to death on worksite

A Santander worker reportedly fell to his death while he was working on the rooftop of one of the buildings of the Santander sugar mill,  in Banana Bank Area, Cayo District. The deceased has since been identified as Nelson Sotog, a 22 year old Guatemalan National. According to...

“Clear the Land” Castro asked to clear himself off the land

Edmund Castro area Representative for Belize Rural North goes to convention in less than 2 weeks where he is to square off against challenger Dwight Tillett, a former campaign manager of his and a former CEO in his Ministry. And while Castro says his opponent’s chances of...

Kareem Grant murdered in Belize City

Police have two suspects in custody over the murder of Kareem Grant which occurred last night in Belize City. Around 8:25 p.m., there was gun fire heard inside a fenced yard at the corner of Mahogany and Periwinkle Streets in the St. Martin de Porres area, and Grant was found...

PUP not supporting amendment to referendum agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington is scheduled to travel to Guatemala this weekend where he will sign an amendment to the referendum agreement between Belize and Guatemala at the request of the Guatemalan Government. The Amendment is to allow for a Referendum to be...

“Diabetes Nuh a Cetch Me!”

“Diabetes Nuh a Cetch Me” That is the theme under which the Youths for World Peace Wellness Ambassadors are hosting their first ever diabetic run this Sunday May 24th starting at the Belmopan Market Square. The diabetic run is a fund raising initiative to help sponsor...

Bringing CSME alive in the classroom

Belize is routinely referred to as a Caribbean country in Central America, but few Belizeans know and understand the importance of regional integration as practiced by the Caribbean Community and particularly the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). For the last few weeks,...

Cancer Care Symposium addresses long term care

Today’s annual Cancer Care Symposium was held under the theme, “Caring, Coping, Surviving: Cancer Control – Not Beyond Us!” Presenters from Belize and other countries discussed global strategies for health and survivorship of all cancers, early detection...

Women politicians recommend changes to Representation of the People Act

There is change coming soon to one of Belize’s oldest and most important laws. The Representation of the People Act, Chapter 9 of the Laws of Belize, is being vetted for changes to help women gain greater access to politics. The report on strengthening women’s...

Dangriga Shoot Out!

There was an exchange of gunfire last night in Dangriga according to police which resulted in one person, a 17 year old minor, being shot to the leg. Authorities say that sometime around 7:45 pm on Wednesday May 20th, police were conducting patrols in the “Backatown”...

To gamble or not to gamble? Roaring Creek predicament

It seems like every month there are a couple of new murders in Roaring Creek to report on. Since the start of 2015 there have been 10 murders in the crime ridden community of Roaring Creek and the nearby villages. Those frightening records have prompted police and the leaders of...

VIP and PNP disdain ICJ referendum

This morning Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) hosted the press in Belize City to discuss various national issues. Chief among them are the recently announced plans by the Government of Belize to amend the Special Agreement to allow Guatemala first crack at a referendum on...

VIP skeptical of Petrocaribe reforms

Last week Prime Minister Dean Barrow made announcements that the recently passed Petrocaribe Loans Act, 2015, will be amended to spell out the terms of spending, subsidization to existing laws including the Finance and Audit (Reform) Act and other provisions. But the Vision...