Murders reported in Hattieville, Belize City

The small community of Hattieville was rocked by murder over the weekend.  The victim has been identified as 23 year old Mark Shepherd and he was shot while socializing at the Green Iguana Lounge with his common law wife. ACP Edward Broaster has the details.   ACP Edward...

San Benito man murdered while walking home after church

A man of San Benito Village in the Toledo District was murdered on his way home from church. On Saturday the 18th of June, 36 year old farmer of San Benito Village, Francisco Ack, was walking home from church when he was attacked by two unidentified male persons. On the following...

Well Known DJ perishes in road traffic accident

   There was a fatal traffic accident in the north this past weekend near the village of Buena Vista in the Corozal District. Two SUV’s collided and well known DJ,  34 year old Serjio Che Mendez, better known as DJ Che, succumbed to injuries he received during the fatal accident....

Three new Zika cases confirmed on Caye Caulker

Three new Zika cases have been confirmed on the island of CAye Caulker. According to a press statement from the Ministry of Health they are investigating and closely monitoring the situation on the island of Caye Caulker. MOH says,  “These cases stem from an investigation of...

Corozal man drowns while fishing in Turneffe Island

 A fisherman of Corozal has drowned as a result of a fishing trip during the heavy rains experienced over the weekend. On Saturday the 18th of June, 29-year-old Eugenio Santos Jr., a fisherman of Corozal was with his father 66-year-old Eugenio Santos Sr, a boat captain of...

Minor arraigned for Queen Street shooting was steeped in gang life

A Stann Creek minor, age 15, was charged with attempted murder at Queen Street Police Station. He was alleged to have been brought in to target a well-known gang associate. But indiscriminate gunfire resulted in injuries to 4 persons, including a police officer, and he was unable...

Orange Walk inmate commits suicide

An Orange Walk inmate allegedly hung himself after being detained by the police. On Friday the 17th of June at 1:15 a.m., Orange Walk Police reported that earlier that day, a male prisoner, 29-year-old Luis Magana of Trial Farm Village, hung himself in Cell Block number three....

Cop to be charged in public shooting incident

  Eastern Division (South) intelligence officer and Ladyville resident Urbie Alamilla has been accused again of recklessly using a firearm, this time injuring a woman. The incident occurred on Saturday, a stone’s throw away from the Ladyville Precinct.  ACP Edward Broaster has...

PACT speaks to stakeholders

In the 20 years since its founding, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) has assisted local conservation organizations with millions of dollars in funding for grant projects to sustain the development of the more than 20 protected areas on land and sea countrywide....

Family of Cleon Marage seeks funds for bone marrow transplant

12-year-old Cleon Marage Jr of Belize City has spent the last few years battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer in which there is a rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow. These end up interfering with the production of normal blood cells....

Corozal experienced flooding over weekend

Over the weekend due to the heavy rains, parts of the Corozal district received flash flooding. The continuous rains caused significant damages to families in different areas of Corozal. The villages that were mostly affected by the heavy rains were Libertad, San Narciso, San...

Catholic Church to conduct mass at Belize Guatemala border

The Catholic Church in Belize held a mass at the borders of Belize and Guatemala over the weekend.  The mass was held under the theme “Neighbors seeking the way of peace.” The objective of the mass was for both churches to pray together for a peaceful resolution of...