Crime / General / Social

Haven House takes action to protect battered women

Women of Belize are taking a strong stand against the growing trend of violence against women. Haven House, which offers a shelter for battered women when their own homes are not safe, has announced a year-long campaign to raise national awareness about this private threat which hangs over the heads […]

Crime / General

pregnant mother dies at the hands of lover

Belize City police have charged 29-year-old Lloyd When the expected mother of six was found, she was lying face down in a pool of blood, with a gunshot wound to the left side of her chest. According to a police report, Brakeman and his wife were at home, located at […]

Crime / FrontPage / Social

Judgement day for Inga Aikman

Today was the day the C.X.C. national committee chose to award students who excelled in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). It was also judgement day for Inga Aikman. One she waited for since 2003 when she sat eight C.X.C. general/Technical proficiency and passed them all, eight (1s) She also […]

Crime / Social

Women march to

Today, Belize like many other nations throughout the world, is observing International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. A growing global movement to end a tragic epidemic that devastates the lives of women and girls, fractures communities and is a barrier to equality, development and peace. Today we remember Nora […]

Crime / Social

Ex-cop gets 15 yrs. for child sex abuse

Jason Flores, a former Dangriga policeman who savagely beat a 10-year-old girl while raping her five years ago in Dangriga, was convicted of the brutal crime in the Dangriga Supreme Court last Thursday. Temporary judge Justice Simeon Sampson sentenced Flores to fifteen years for the crime of carnal knowledge and […]

Crime / FrontPage

Princess mgr. on trial – illegally exporting U.S. $$

The Magistrate Court trial of a Princess Hotel floor manager, Murat Kalender, accused of illegally exporting U.S. $16,094 in cash on July 8 of this year, continued on Monday with more witnesses testifying for the prosecution. Kalender, the prosecution is alleging, failed to declare the U.S. currency while departing Belize […]

Crime / Social

Trouble in Offshore land: Court rules in favour of client.

Some serious weaknesses in the offshore banking business in Belize were exposed last week at the conclusion of a Supreme Court trial, in which the court ordered Atlantic International Bank Limited to pay an export processing business the sum of U.S. $4,724 which was confiscated by U.S. federal authorities. The […]

Crime / General

Cops ready for Christmas crooks

Citizens concerned about the crime explosion announcing the beginning of the Christmas season can take comfort in the knowledge that the Police Department has already stepped up both foot and mobile street patrols in Belize City and elsewhere. Street patrols have already been beefed up with senior staff from police […]


Cabral to finally answer passport forgery charges

The long-awaited trial of Therese Cabral, the Belize City sales clerk who has been charged for forging passport applications in the scandalous sale of Belize passports in 2002, is slated to begin on November 25. Her trial was first scheduled to begin on Thursday, November 11, 2004 before Supreme Court […]

Crime / General

Fake Marlboro, belongs to Asians in the Zone

The Belize Customs has seized 1,644 master cases of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes worth $2,650,000 registered to a company by the name of Camry Company Limited operating out of the Corozal Free Zone. Reliable sources close to this newspaper say the company has two Asians as its directors; Jian Hua Mo […]