Caused the Sarstoon Stand Off?

On Friday we told you about a standoff between the Belize Coast Guard and the Guatemalan Navy that lasted almost 26 hours. Authorities said the coast guard ventured on Thursday morning last week to the Sarstoon Island, which lies squarely in Belizean territory, to do...

CEO Lovell Clarifies Elrington’s “Border Comment”

In an interview last week with the Ministry of National Security, CEO Colonel George Lovell concurred that despite the Foreign Minister’s border comments, or at least the media’s interpretation of the Foreign Minister’s border comments, Belize has clearly defined...

13th Senator case goes to Supreme Court

On September 30, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin will hear preliminary arguments pitting the country’s Leader of the Opposition, Francis Fonseca, against Prime Minister Dean Barrow over the issue of the appointment of a thirteenth member of the Senate. As previously...

Body 2000 battles CitCo over trade license

On Friday, Body 2000 Health and Fitness Gym on Coney Drive was visited by police to enforce a stop order issued by the Belize City Council for non-payment of trade licenses. The gym’s owner claimed to have paid $3,000 for this year’s fee but was unable to produce a...

Belize and Guatemala team up to end illegal wildlife trade

Animals and plants, both exotic and commonplace, are regularly traded across borders and the extent of this illegal trade has been estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Along Belize’s common western border with Guatemala and most especially in the Chiquibul...

Hopkins Mango Festival held

It was “mango everything” on display this past Saturday by the seaside in Hopkins Village as it hosted the annual Mango Festival. Originally introduced to the West from India, there are 400 varieties of the mango, of which Hopkins and Belize claim about 20. 30...

Green Tropics and farmers reach out of court agreement

The Santander Group of Companies is giving land to the farmers  in fulfilment of their part of a compromise agreement with the Agriculture Association of the Valley of Peace. In May 2014,  the Valley of Peace Farmers were considering taking legal action against the Santander...

Water taxi manager charged over firearm altercation

The manager of San Pedro Express Water Taxi on North Front Street is in prison tonight, accused of pointing a firearm at a man he was having an argument with.  Police have charged 25 year old Shadir Marin with aggravated assault with a firearm against disc jockey Edison Usher,...

Drug Traffickers caught by police

On Monday June 1, police conducted a search at the residence of 46-year-old Luis Alberto Cardenas of Belize/Corozal Road in Orange Walk. There, the cops found two black bags containing 200 grams of Cannabis. Police arrested and charged Luis Alberto Cardenas for the offence of...

Ammunition found in socks

Another search led to the discovery of ammunition with no gun license. On Monday June 1, police along with Special Branch and K9 Unit conducted a search at the residence of 23-year-old Floyd Neal of Young Bank Road, Camalote Village. Neal who was detained at the Belmopan Police...

Sepp Blatter Resigns!

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA’s president after a 17 year old tenure dogged by corruption scandals four days after being reelected as head of football’s world governing body. Blatter urges FIFA’s congress to organize an election for his successor at the ‘earliest opportunity’....

Verdes to face Mexico and Panama in Champions League

On Monday evening in Miami, Florida, Belize’s Premier League champions Verdes FC of Benque Viejo learned their opponents in the 2014-15 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. Verdes won the national title in May and were selected with the best overall record in the season...

Tropic Air plane crash lands in sea

A Tropic Air plane, crash-landed on the open sea about 6 to 8 miles south of Blue Hole. Reports are that the airplane, piloted by one Glenfield Borland, was heading to Roatan bay island in Honduras when the plane encountered problems and crashed landed on the sea somewhere near...