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Corozal family charged for drug trafficking

Corozal family charged for drug trafficking

Thursday, March 26, 2015. BMG: Corozal police have arrested and charged three people, including a 14 year old minor, for the offence of drug trafficking. This follows an…

Budget debate: PUP leader says proposed Bill “short on substance”

Budget debate: PUP leader says proposed Bill “short on substance”

Thursday, March 26, 2015. BMG: The debate on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 resumed this morning in Belmopan. The Honorable the Leader of the Opposition Mr.…

Belize and Cayman Islands football teams play to a scoreless draw

Belize and Cayman Islands football teams play to a scoreless draw

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. BMG: The Belize Jaguars, our national football team, played to a scoreless draw with the Cayman Islands national team tonight in the first game…

Decriminalization of marijuana moving forward

Decriminalization of marijuana moving forward

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Earlier this month a committee authorized to discuss the removal of criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis released…

Tracey Taegar-Panton joins UDP in Albert

Tracey Taegar-Panton joins UDP in Albert

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The United Democratic Party (UDP) today announced another political coup in securing the candidacy of its third woman candidate, CEO in…

Reports say passenger bus overturns in Camalote village

Reports say passenger bus overturns in Camalote village

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015. PATRICK E. JONES REPORTING: There are unconfirmed reports of an accident involving a passenger bus on the George Price Highway. Details are still emerging,…

Fuel prices dominate economic indicators for 2014-15

Fuel prices dominate economic indicators for 2014-15

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) released a batch of economic indicators for the latter part of 2014 and the first…

“My Body Is Precious” animated and translated for children

“My Body Is Precious” animated and translated for children

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: In 2013 Belizean students were introduced to the book “My Body Is Precious,” co-written by Special Envoy for Women and Children…

Man pleads guilty to wounding partner

Man pleads guilty to wounding partner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 45 year old Nathan Pratt is headed back to jail pending sentencing on Thursday following a guilty plea to a charge…

Man charged with obstruction jailed over fine

Man charged with obstruction jailed over fine

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: He tried to hide alleged drugs from police but pleaded guilty and was let off with a caution and discharge from…

Woman tangles with police officer on bus

Woman tangles with police officer on bus

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: An encounter between a Ladyville resident and a police officer on a bus headed to Belize City led to charges for…

Prime Minister announces new standard bearer for Albert division

Prime Minister announces new standard bearer for Albert division

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. BMG: The Honorable the Prime Minister, Mr. Dean Barrow, has just announced that Mrs. Tracy Taegar Panton will be endorsed as the next standard…

Armed trespasser sent to jail

Armed trespasser sent to jail

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: One year ago he disturbed a family’s peace and today 29 year old Ryan Barnett was given prison time by Chief…

Man jailed for sexual assault of ten year old girl

Man jailed for sexual assault of ten year old girl

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 35 year old Augustine Bejerano, a labourer of Ladyville charged with aggravated assault of a sexual nature on a female child…

Michael Feinstein Stake Bank suit heads to court

Michael Feinstein Stake Bank suit heads to court

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Developer of the Stake Bank/Drowned Cayes cruise port project, Michael Feinstein, is suing the Government of Belize and owners of the…

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Crime

Injured man charged for firearm

Injured man charged for firearm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting 28 year old Phillip Moss Samuels, who was…

Man charged for shooting incident

Man charged for shooting incident

Monday, March 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police made a quick arrest in the shooting…

Leon Gray beats gang charge

Leon Gray beats gang charge

Monday, March 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: He is no stranger to the law or…

Court of Appeal drops criminal appeals

Court of Appeal drops criminal appeals

Monday, March 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: At the Court of Appeal in Belize City…

Teenage boys murdered in Orange Walk

Teenage boys murdered in Orange Walk

Monday, March 23, 2015. BMG: Shortly after ten o’clock on Saturday night as the nearby…

Akeem Thurton appeals murder conviction

Akeem Thurton appeals murder conviction

Friday, March 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Justices Samuel Awich, Dennis Morrison and Christopher Blackman…

Fines and jail time over stolen jewelry

Fines and jail time over stolen jewelry

Friday, March 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Samuel Holiday, Godfrey Myvett and John Leslie were…

Businessman charged for uncustomed goods

Businessman charged for uncustomed goods

Friday, March 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: He bought assorted vegetables from Mexico, but 35…

Kidnappers allegedly after stolen weed

Kidnappers allegedly after stolen weed

Friday, March 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Two Belize City men are accused of kidnapping…

High school teacher walks from sex charges

High school teacher walks from sex charges

Friday, March 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A Belize City high school teacher was freed…

Hit-and-Run incident leaves primary school girl hospitalized

Hit-and-Run incident leaves primary school girl hospitalized

Friday, March 20, 2015. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: Juan and Dora Gonzalez, parents of Jamilette…

Judge acquits man of murder

Judge acquits man of murder

Thursday, March 19, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas today freed 31…

Businessman charged for family’s death in accident

Businessman charged for family’s death in accident

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Nearly a year on from the fatal accident…

Boy, 11, critical in hospital after knockdown

Boy, 11, critical in hospital after knockdown

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 11 year old Austin Olivera, Jr., of Ladyville,…

Inmates charged for drug trafficking

Inmates charged for drug trafficking

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Prison officials generally do a good job of…

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Economy

Belizean businesses look to break into U.S. export market

Belizean businesses look to break into U.S. export market

Tuesday, March 17, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The United States of America is already a major trade partner with Belize in various arenas, but more businesses are seeking…

Prime Minister presents “Continuing the Transformation” budget

Prime Minister presents “Continuing the Transformation” budget

Friday, March 13, 2015. BMG: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dean Barrow, today presented government’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The budget speech was read by…

P.U.C. recommends 6 energy projects for B.E.L. negotiation

P.U.C. recommends 6 energy projects for B.E.L. negotiation

Friday, March 6, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Today the Public Utilities Commission, PUC, released its final evaluation report for the 2013 request for proposals for energy generation exercise.…

Civil Aviation Minister says air traffic controllers’ issues being addressed

Civil Aviation Minister says air traffic controllers’ issues being addressed

Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The stand-off at the Philip Goldson International Airport between air traffic controllers and the Department of Civil Aviation appears to have…

Statistical Institute reports lower prices, widening trade imbalance

Statistical Institute reports lower prices, widening trade imbalance

Thursday, February 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The first statistics for 2015 by the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) were released this week. In the area of external…

Smart establishes its own transmission link in the Toledo district

Smart establishes its own transmission link in the Toledo district

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Customers who use the Smart telephone service in the Toledo district can expect “special events” from their provider in the coming…

Ministry of Civil Aviation says sickout unexpected; tourists unfazed

Ministry of Civil Aviation says sickout unexpected; tourists unfazed

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: For several hours on Saturday, Belize’s only major international airport, the Philip Goldson International Airport at Ladyville, was paralyzed by inaction…

Supreme Court dismisses sugar farmer’s claim

Supreme Court dismisses sugar farmer’s claim

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Instead of allowing time for amendment of the claim of cane farmer Lucilo Teck against the Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB)…

Politics

BEL-VEN holds an Act of Solidarity with Venezuela Activity

BEL-VEN holds an Act of Solidarity with Venezuela Activity

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: The Belizean Organization for Solidarity with The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela held a…

Supreme Court rules for BISL, Belize Bank

Supreme Court rules for BISL, Belize Bank

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: In separate rulings issued recently, the Supreme Court advanced the case of Belize International…

PUP leaders reaffirm faith in Francis Fonseca

PUP leaders reaffirm faith in Francis Fonseca

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The troubles of the nation’s oldest political movement have been grist for the public…

Belizean diplomat elected to the second highest office at the OAS

Belizean diplomat elected to the second highest office at the OAS

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. BMG: Belize’s ambassador to the United States Nestor Mendez has been elected as the next Deputy Secretary…

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EDITORIAL: The Thin-Skin Macho

By Jessica Habet: Media houses casually compare House meetings to circus acts in their broadcasts. The public expects the ritualistic mudslinging across the floor. I have begun…

Entertainment

Belize Prepares for Band Fest 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015. BMG: With just a couple hours away, the anxiety and nerves are at its peak in all participants. Over 10 marching Bands are…

Education

New playground equipment inaugurated at Rotary Park

Wednesday, March 11, 2015. BMG: The renovated Rotary Park, complete with new playground equipment, was officially inaugurated on Tuesday afternoon, March 11. Members of the San Ignacio…

Living

Four belizeans given News Year’s Honors

Thursday, January 1, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Queen Elizabeth II has named four Belizeans to her 2015 New Year’s Honors List. To be a Commander of the…