Recent Posts

Minister Faber invites Media support for Literacy campaign
Business

MOE makes Literacy a National Priority

By William Ysaguirre Frreelance Reporter Nine Belize City schools are to be the first to benefit from the pilot phase of a new initiative by the Ministry of Education to encourage primary school children to read and improve their literacy, explained Chief Education Officer Carol Babb Ph.D. in a media […]

Editorial

Editorial

Belize City Council elections are to be held next month on Wednesday, March 7, but we still have not seen anything like a written Manifesto, setting out what the two opposing parties plan to do for the City if elected. There has been a lot of street activity and a […]

Police violating human rights? Legal experts say yes!
FrontPage

Police violating human rights? Legal experts say yes!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Police Department, as part of its new crime fighting strategy, has started allowing on-duty police officers to use private cell phones to take pictures of civilians that are stopped and searched. Legal experts, however, claim the practice is a violation of human rights […]

Swingers and nudists set to bask in Belizean sun and waters
FrontPage

Swingers and nudists set to bask in Belizean sun and waters

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter In the midst of glowing reviews of several Belizean resorts recently awarded by renowned travel site, Trip Advisor, the country is also receiving international exposure for two week-long swingers’ parties set to be hosted on a private island off the coast of Dangriga. The UK’s […]

Another case of alleged police brutality
FrontPage

Another case of alleged police brutality

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor For the second consecutive week since the start of 2018, members of the Belize Police Department have been accused of abusing their authority and using excessive and unwarranted force upon civilians in the line of duty; this time they are accused of shooting a man […]

Belizean businessman killed in Melchor
FrontPage

Belizean businessman killed in Melchor

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A well-known Belizean businessman and football player from Benque Viejo del Carmen was shot and killed inside a bar in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala on Monday night. Just after 10:00 p.m., on February 12, Samuel Sosa, 32, sat inside a local bar in Melchor, where […]

PUP convention sees massive turnout
Weekend News

PUP convention sees massive turnout

By Michelle Sutherland The People’s United Party (PUP) held its much anticipated national convention in Belize city today, starting with a march through city streets, which drew a massive turnout and ended at the ITVET compound for speeches by party leaders. The parade started on Fabers Road and the crowd […]

Police department introduces new policy on ‘special duties’
Weekend News

Police department introduces new policy on ‘special duties’

By Michelle Sutherland The Belize Police Department, this week, announced changes to its policy on officers working ‘special duties’. The policy-change was influenced, in part, by the U.S. State Department’s 2017 report on Human Trafficking, which cited the department for dispatching officers to brothels that often employ human trafficking victims. […]

PIV man shot dead on West Collet Canal
Weekend News

PIV man shot dead on West Collet Canal

By Michelle Sutherland A man was shot dead last night in Belize city while standing at the corner of West Collet Canal and Hicatee Street. Just after 8:39 p.m. Norman Tyrone Gibson, 20, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) while undergoing treatment. He was shot as many as […]

Bandits escape with $10,000 in cash and goods
Weekend News

Bandits escape with $10,000 in cash and goods

By Michelle Sutherland Corozal police are investigating a brazen armed robbery at a local Chinese store, in which the bandits took over $10,000 in cash and valuables. Businesswoman Hong Su Rong, 47, owner of Rong’s Supermarket located on 4th Avenue reported to police that around 3:25 p.m. on February 8th, […]