Benque money changer shot at his home

A well known businessman and border money changer, Erwin Cocom, was shot multiple times at his home in Benque Viejo. According to initial police reports, sometime around 11 o’clock this morning, two Hispanic male persons on a motor cycle went to the home of  Erwin Cocom. Cocom...

Teacher perishes in fatal RTA

There are reports of a fatal traffic accident this evening in the Stann Creek District. Information is still sketchy at this time but we are told that the accident happened on Ecumenical Drive in Dangriga. The accident was between a person on a motor cycle and a person on a...

Jeremy Parham charged with Omar Barahona’s murder

The man accused of shooting and killing 21 year old Omar Barahona was arraigned in the Belmopan court this afternoon. He is identified as 24 year old Jeremy Parham. He appeared before Magistrate Ladonna John where he was read three charges: the “murder” of Omar Barahona, “use of...

Suspect in “Hard Rock” murder arraigned

Police have made another arrest in another murder case.  The person accused of shooting and killing Andrew Ian Bennett Sr. is 25-year-old David Richard Arnold We understand that police found Arnold in Belmopan.  Arnold appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser where he was...

Stevedores forbid CWU from continuing negotiations with Port of Belize

Stevedores want Christian Workers Union to halt negotiations with the Port of Belize. That’s according to a letter dated June 12, 2017, and addressed to President of the Christian Workers Union, Dale Trujeque. The letter states that Trujeque and the negotiation team are being...

Pawn Shop robbery in Dangriga

A Pawn shop on Chatuye Street in Dangriga Town was robbed. On Wednesday 14th June  at 3:00 p.m., 29-year-old Felecita Murcia, the  cashier at Southern Quick Loan, was at the business place when  a male person entered the office and took off with over $3000 worth of cash and...

DEREK AIKMAN says UDP responsible for Maritme Areas Act

The Maritime Areas Act was introduced by the People’s United Party in the Belize House of Representatives in August of 1991. To say the least, it was a controversial bill. The UDP had just lost that election two years before but they supported the Bill which laid down a framework...

Motorcycle thieves caught red handed

Two motorcycle thieves were caught red handed. On Wednesday, June 14, sometime around 2 o’clock that morning, Kevin Antonio Amaya was socializing at a house on Rutilio Grande Street, in Valley of Peace Village. He said that he parked his Black Meilun Motor-cycle on the street but...

Two men arrested for drug trafficking in Belize City

Two men were arrested in Belize City for drug trafficking. According to police reports, on Tuesday June 14, a joint special branch strike team arrived at a residence  on Vernon St. where two male persons were seen packaging a large amount of cannabis in one of the apartment...

$10,000 for weed found in man’s underwear

37 year old Emerson Williams is in debt to the court for the sum of $10,000. That was the fine imposed upon him late this evening after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking of 189 grams of cannabis.He appeared before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser where he asked to plead...

BPP Offers reward for information into Toledo Credit Union heist

Independence Police are awaiting finger print evidence to see if the person they detained should be charged for the burglary of the Toledo Teachers Credit union in Bella Vista village. As we have reported, the thief or thieves made off  with 7 thousand  US dollars and over 100...

Would be hotel guests actually robbers

26 year old Phillip Maclaren was arraigned in court on charges of robbery and attempted robbery. According to police reports,  on Sunday June 11, Maclaren and another male person entered Radisson Hotel pulling a wheeled kit bag. They walked up to the front desk and asked the...

Man remanded for stealing $177,000 worth of BEL equipment

Santiago Padilla was arraigned in court on Wednesday for theft. The value of the items stolen is over 177 thousand dollars. According to reports,  between February and April of this year, Padilla allegedly stole 3,033 light meters from Belize Electricity Ltd, valued at $177,000...

Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed

Today is being observed as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  In 2012, the Canadian organizations dealing with older person issues began pushing for an Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day set aside specifically to raise awareness about elder abuse and to create opportunities to network...

Workshop for fathers in PG

Today was day one of a two day workshop for Fathers. The workshop, being conducted in Punta Gorda Town, is the initiative of the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation’s National Parenting Task Force. The sessions focus on the importance of...