Jermaine Moody guilty of Manslaughter

Jermaine Moody was found guilty of manslaughter today and not guilty of murder. His murder trial got on the way 15 days ago in a trial by judge without jury. He was accused of the murder of 31-year-old Moses Coc who was beaten and hit in the head with a piece of stick, causing...

14 years for killing doctor

37byear old Dwayne Davis has been sentenced to 14 years for strangling Doctor Ivan Garcia inside his bedroom. That is 14 years less 6 years for remand time and less an additional year for pleading guilty to manslaughter.  Davis was also charged with murder but on Thursday, May...

BISL vs GOB case concludes

The Supreme Court, in 2016, dismissed claims made by Belize International Service Limited , BISL, against the Government of Belize to the tune of 90 million dollars for breach of contract. Those claims arose after the compulsory acquisition of IMMARBE and IBCR in June of 2013 by...

Accused murderer suing Belize Central Prison

Accused murderer Orel Leslie is taking the Belize Central Prison to court. Leslie is accusing the prison of violating his constitutional rights by treating him inhumanely and not affording him the right to a fair trial. Leslie was to appear in Court today before Justice Abel,...

Economic concerns

As most are aware by now, Belize’s external and domestic debts have an all-time high of over three billion dollars. Externally, debts stand at two point three billion dollars, which is approximately seventy percent of Gross Domestic Product. Most of it is owed to international...

Nationwide Cash Express robbed

There was an armed robbery in San Pedro this morning. According to police reports, sometime around eight this morning, the Insurance Corporation of Belize and Nation Wide Cash Express at the Corner of Tarpon Street and Pescador Drive, San Pedro Town was opening up for business...

Drug Trafficking charges for 23 pounds of weed

Police have arrested and charged a Belize City man for Drug Trafficking after he was busted with over 23 pounds of Cannabis. Reports are that 29 year old Cordell Flores was spotted by patrolling officers on Arlington Drive in Belize City. Flores was reportedly throwing a black...

PM responds to criticisms of CARICOM secretariat

The Caribbean Single Market Economy’s aim is to integrate CARICOM member states into a single unit in order to make the region a more powerful presence on the global stage. Earlier this month, Caribbean officials convened in Guyana for consultation aimed at making CSME more...

Special Envoy urges parents’ vigilance over children

Over the past two weeks, we reported on three incidents of harm upon children, allegedly due to negligence. A months sold baby was shot in his back whenthe pellet gun in his father’s hand went off. The child has survived. A three year old drowned in her neighbor’s yard when she...

PSE award for Special Needs student

An Ephesus S.D.A Adventist School Student in Belize City received special recognition at yesterday’s Primary School Examination Awards. In spite of his physical limitations, Asher Leslie was able to sit the Primary School Examinations. Leslie has been receiving assistance from...

Public Service Week 2018

Public Service week was officially opened on Sunday with a National Day of prayer for Public servants. This year’s public service week is being celebrated under the theme: Moving towards the future with innovation, dedication and perseverance.Throughout the entire week, events...

Taiwan donates half million US dollars to Belize

Today, Belize received a grant of five hundred and ten thousand US dollars from the Republic of China (Taiwan). The monies have been donated to support Belize’s upcoming Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Central American Integration System (SICA) from July to December 2018. The...