How much do we owe Petrocaribe? Documents indicate GOB has known all along How much do we owe Petrocaribe? Documents indicate GOB has known all along
CCJ settles land rights case. Mayas want more than $1 million in compensation CCJ settles land rights case. Mayas want more than $1 million in compensation
Petrocaribe Bill 2015 under attack! – GOB launches PR campaign. Petrocaribe Bill 2015 under attack! – GOB launches PR campaign.
Half a million embezzled from Treasury Half a million embezzled from Treasury
Business Caribbean and Latin America partner with World Bank for catastrophe risk insurance

Caribbean and Latin America partner with World Bank for catastrophe risk insurance

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (COSEFIN) and CCRIF SPC (Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), this week, signed a memorandum of understanding enabling Central American countries to join the facility to access catastrophe risk insurance. The […]

Crime Woman and teen shot at home

Woman and teen shot at home

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Wendy Lambey, 49, a resident of Curl Thompson Street and Aaron Munnings, 18, a neighbour, escaped death when a gunman ran through her yard on Friday night and shot them as they scoured for cover inside her home, occupied by several young children. Lambey told […]

Editorial

Editorial

The issue of Mayan ancestral rights to land in the Toledo District, as now resolved by order of the Caribbean Court of Justice has been the most complicated, most devisive problem the Barrow Government has been called upon to face. The court order not only requires the government to respect […]

General UN agencies look at ways to improve services in Belize

UN agencies look at ways to improve services in Belize

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter A group of representatives from various United Nations (UN) agencies have started sharing and reviewing data in an attempt to improve their impact throughout Belize. The group, including representatives from the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United […]

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UN agencies look at ways to improve services in Belize
General / Weekend News

UN agencies look at ways to improve services in Belize

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter A group of representatives from various United Nations (UN) agencies have started sharing and reviewing data in an attempt to improve their impact throughout Belize. The group, including representatives from the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United […]

Volunteers line highway for Green Belize
Environment / Social / Weekend News

Volunteers line highway for Green Belize

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Volunteers from various organizations joined the Department of the Environment (DOE) on Saturday morning for the second annual Green Belize clean-up activity. Seli Cho, environmental officer at the DOE and organizer of the clean-up said the DOE was pleased with the turnout of volunteers […]

One charged for Treasury embezzlement
Court / Weekend News

One charged for Treasury embezzlement

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter One employee of the Treasury Department was arraigned in the Magistrates Court on Friday for the misappropriation of more than $500,000. David Enriquez, a clerk at the Treasury Department, was read three separate counts of theft before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. The charges […]

BDF Ambulance overturns on the highway
Accidents/Drownings / Weekend News

BDF Ambulance overturns on the highway

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter A Belize Defense Force (BDF) pickup truck ambulance traveling on the Phillip Goldson Highway around 6:30 a.m. on Friday was involved in an accident and one person was injured in the incident. According to Inspector Frederick Gordon, officer commanding the Ladyville police formation, the […]

Oceana waiting for consultation with GOB on draft zonation plan for oil exploration
General / Weekend News

Oceana waiting for consultation with GOB on draft zonation plan for oil exploration

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter This week Oceana Belize held a press conference to explain the organization’s position on the draft Petroleum Exploration Zones and Exploration Guidelines, circulated to members of the NGO community by the government of Belize. At the press conference held at the Belize Biltmore Plaza on […]

Woman and teen shot at home
Crime

Woman and teen shot at home

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Wendy Lambey, 49, a resident of Curl Thompson Street and Aaron Munnings, 18, a neighbour, escaped death when a gunman ran through her yard on Friday night and shot them as they scoured for cover inside her home, occupied by several young children. Lambey told […]

Tour guide shot dead in front of daughter
Crime

Tour guide shot dead in front of daughter

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Vern “Bird” Magdaleno, 35, a tour guide of Belize City, was shot dead in the presence of his daughter shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Titoe Fry Chicken at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Faber’s Road in Belize City. His killer, […]

National Security CEO speaks on police corruption
General

National Security CEO speaks on police corruption

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Ministry of National Security says it will continue its zero tolerance policy against police corruption. The Chief Executive Officer in the ministry, Ret. Colonel George Lovell, speaking on the extensive work that the ministry has done to improve the working conditions for police officers, […]

Crime

Furious murder/suicide in Ladyville!

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The shocking homicide/suicide which resulted in the death of Michael “Mike” Estell, 54, and his common-law-wife, Colleen Michelle Sharp, 30, rocked the Ladyville community on Sunday April 18 morning. An investigation and autopsy on the bodies has certified that Estell used his licensed .380 […]

Cop accused of teen rape
Crime

Cop accused of teen rape

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Police Constable Cyril Casimiro, attached to the Corozal Police Formation, is on remand at the Hattieville Prison after he was denied bail on a charge of rape upon a minor. The girl, 14, in the company of her mother, reported to Corozal police on Monday […]