What the PACT Bill Should have Addressed

The National Protected Areas System Bill 2015 , the first Protected Areas bill introduced in the house on Friday June 26was to bring the laws governing the protected areas system in accordance with international law.  The Second was an amendment bill to the National Protected...

Belize’s last man on death row has sentence quashed

He killed a man in 2000, and was sentenced to death a few months later along with two others.  But 44 year old Glenford Baptist has a new lease on life after being told this morning that his sentence of death by hanging will be commuted. He was Belize’s last man on death...

National Team receives Petro Caribe monies

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Finance officially handed over $125,000 Belize dollar grant to the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) today, July 13. The grant was approved by Cabinet from the Petrocaribe Fund to help them meet the national team’s training and...

KAREEM CLARK’S FINAL FAIRWELL

While police hunt down his killer and the area where he was killed moves toward healing, Kareem Jabbor Clarke is no longer on this earth. He was laid to rest this past Saturday following funeral services at St. Joseph R.C. Church. As expected, the church was packed to capacity...

Police and counselors forge truce in Mayflower

Regional Commander for Eastern Division (South), Senior Superintendent Chester Williams, toward the end of last week began working along with the mothers and relatives of several known gang members of the Ghost town Crips based on Mayflower Street, who out of fear of further...

Promised Consultation on PACT bill

On Friday the 26th of June the Government of Belize introduced two bills concerning Protected Areas without the full support of APAMO, the umbrella body for Protected Area organizations. The First was the National Protected Areas system bill, 2015 and the second was an amendment...

Man is Knocked Down, Doesn’t Survive

The road side of the George Price Highway in the Village of Camalote was flanked by crowd of on lookers who gathered to see who was the victim of this latest  Road Traffic Accident over the weekend. According to reports, sometime around 5:30 pm on Sunday evening, a man was riding...

Teenager Anthony Smith shot to death in Belize City

The peace and quiet of a Friday evening on Central American Boulevard was broken by gunfire just before 9:00 on July 10.When it had all subsided 18 year old Anthony Smith, a student of Sunrise Avenue in the Coral Grove area, was dead in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital,...

Myvette Shot by Police, and dies

24 year old construction worker, Leopold Myvette was shot by police on Saturday night and later passed away but police are saying he aggressed. According to police, at about 8:45 PM, the Dangriga Police responded to a report at Fuentes Bar in Hope Creek Village. Upon their...

Attempted murder of stevedore

There was an attempted murder on Friday night in Belize City. Glenn Murrillo, a 21 year old Belizean Stevedore of  Belize City; was shot  to his right upper arm. According to police Murillo and two friends were standing on Vernon street in-front of a Chinese establishment when a...

Jamie smith acquitted of murder

27 year old Jamie Smith was acquitted by Justice Adolph Lucas this morning of murder charges following a trial without jury. He was accused of the murders of Dwayne Tillet and Eric Arana on May 20, 2011, around eight in the evening on Antelope Street Extension. The two were...

Common law husband detained for murder

Ervin Wade has been detained by San Ignacio police. Wade was on the run after he allegedly stabbed his common law wife to death on Friday. As we reported last week, on Friday 10th July, 2015; Customs officer 25 year old  Keisha Buller was involved in argument with her common law...