Fined $15,000 for shooting his friend in the mouth

45 year old Edwardo Torres is a at home tonight, having received a fine instead of jail sentence for the shooting death of his friend. Torres was not tried for  murder or manslaughter but unlawful harm through negligence of a firearm. It might seem like a strange charge...

There was a robbery in Corozal on Thursday afternoon sometime after 3. The entire incident was caught on camera.  47 year old Hong Su Rong, Chinese Business woman of 4th Avenue, Corozal Town, was inside her store when three men walked in. One of the men had on a back pack and...

Civil service Credit Union short on funds

Civil Service Credit Union is going bankrupt. Media reports confirm that 1.2 Million dollars of shareholders funds are inaccessible to some 1200 members even after the Central bank of Belize intervened to try to stabilize the waning Credit Union. In an interview with the...

Man awaits sentence for running over 3 year old boy

40-year-old Hubert Martinez was charged back in December 2013 for knocking down and killing 3-year-old Jahston Terry. The little boy was on the side walk at Pound Yard walking with his then 5-year-old brother, when suddenly, a white pick-up van driven at the time by Martinez...

  20 pounds of weed found in his car; Belmopan man pleads guilty

Belmopan police found about 20 pounds of weed in a car on Thursday night. Sometime before 7 p.m. police were conducting an operation in Teakettle Village when they  observed a white Toyota Matrix four door car parked on the side of the road. A male person was standing beside the...

Weed on bus leads to arrest

On February 8th at about 8:00 p.m., officers were conducting a Vehicle Check Point on the Phillip Goldson Highway between miles 4 and 5. They searched a bus that was traveling from north to Belize City. Police spotted 41 year old Larance Lahoudi, who they say was acting...

Four charged for drug trafficking

Orange Walk police also made some arrests for drug trafficking. On the morning of February 8, Police conducted a search at the residence of Georgina Ramirez Flores located in San Lazaro Village. Present at the time of the search were 69 year old Guatemalan national Georgina...

 Colt gun found in bushy lot

On February 8th, Police conducted a search on an open lot on Racoon Street.  They found a 9mm Colt Combat Commander brand pistol which contained a magazine with eight 9mm  rounds of ammunition. No one was in the area at the time, so items were labeled and deposited as found...

UAE delegation in Belize for rural electrification project

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund are in Belize to meet with the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities and village leaders for the implementation of the emPOWER Rural Electrification project (emPOWER project). The...