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Burglary reported at Fisheries Department office in Belize City

Burglary reported at Fisheries Department office in Belize City

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Close to ten thousand dollars worth of electronic items have been reported stolen from the Fisheries Department building on Princess…

Fighting the looting of Belize’s cultural treasures

Fighting the looting of Belize’s cultural treasures

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  The U.S. Embassy and National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) today co-hosted a workshop on preserving and protecting Belize’s cultural…

Public Utilities Commission releases Request for Proposals report

Public Utilities Commission releases Request for Proposals report

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  One year ago the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) started a process of requesting proposals from interested companies for the purpose of securing…

OpEd: Gossiping on Facebook Can Be Costly

OpEd: Gossiping on Facebook Can Be Costly

Real Talk [The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Patrick E. Jones or the Belize Media Group]   “Our…

Alleged child molestation reported in the south

Alleged child molestation reported in the south

Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Reports of sexual deviance and sex crimes committed on children are often featured on the daily news.  And each incident…

Ex-athlete charged with burglary

Ex-athlete charged with burglary

Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A former basketball player has been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods. 58 year old Daniel Meighan of Cemetery Road pleaded…

Disabled man fined for marijuana possession

Disabled man fined for marijuana possession

Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Hattieville resident Stephan Domingo will not have to go to jail over separate offences. He pleaded guilty to possession of 3…

Magistrate fines Belize City man over domestic incident

Magistrate fines Belize City man over domestic incident

Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Security guard 27 year old Candelario Lemus of Buttonwood Bay in Belize City was spared serious penalty over a domestic incident in…

New judge appointed to the Belize Court of Appeals

New judge appointed to the Belize Court of Appeals

Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting:  The government of Belize today announced the appointment of Justice Christopher Blackman to the Belize Court of Appeal. A government…

Unstable weather conditions expected most of this week

Unstable weather conditions expected most of this week

Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Relatively moist and unstable conditions are currently dominating factors in our weather at this time. The general forecast is for…

PG primary schools get tablets for use in the classroom

PG primary schools get tablets for use in the classroom

Monday, October 20, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Four primary schools in Punta Gorda town were today issued with tablets to be used as a classroom tool for students.…

New bathroom facility for primary school in Benque Viejo del Carmen

New bathroom facility for primary school in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A new bathroom facility was inaugurated on Friday of last week at the Hills of Promise Seventh Day Adventist primary…

Bus driver charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol

Bus driver charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol

Sunday, October 19, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in Belize City have arrested and charged a man suspected of driving a passenger bus while under the influence…

Carnival Magic returns to Galveston, Texas

Carnival Magic returns to Galveston, Texas

Sunday, October 19, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Carnival Magic, the cruise ship from which the government of Belize refuse permission to evacuate a woman who was…

Murder in San Pedro town

Murder in San Pedro town

Saturday, October 18, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in San Pedro town, on Ambergris Caye, have identified the latest murder victim in the municipality as 44 year…

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Crime

Fisherman charged with rape

Fisherman charged with rape

Friday, October 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police have charged the man they say raped…

Man accused of drug trafficking receives bail

Man accused of drug trafficking receives bail

Friday, October 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: On August 20, Orange Walk police recovered some…

Murder trial scrapped after main witness not located

Murder trial scrapped after main witness not located

Friday, October 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 32 year old Karim Barona is free tonight…

Ladyville man found murdered on Burrell Boom Road

Ladyville man found murdered on Burrell Boom Road

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 22 year old Gregory Richard Goodfellow of Perez…

Police find pistol under Belize City bridge

Police find pistol under Belize City bridge

Thursday, October 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police have removed another weapon from the…

Ladyville man murdered

Ladyville man murdered

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police in Ladyville village, Belize district are investigating…

Security guard pleaded guilty to gang membership

Security guard pleaded guilty to gang membership

Wednesday, October 15, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  A security guard for the largest hotel in…

First-time offender gets light prison sentence on burglary charge

First-time offender gets light prison sentence on burglary charge

Wednesday, October 15, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  He could have faced as much as seven…

GSU Commander responds to brutality allegations

GSU Commander responds to brutality allegations

Tuesday, October 14, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This morning, the GSU Commander Inspector Mark Flowers…

Belize City gang leader renounces lifestyle

Belize City gang leader renounces lifestyle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) has been firm…

Woman’s body found in Independence village

Woman’s body found in Independence village

Tuesday, October 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in Stann Creek are investigating a…

Teenager charged for weekend murder in Belize City

Teenager charged for weekend murder in Belize City

Tuesday, October 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A 16 year old Belize City boy…

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Economy

The Current Status and Future of Tourism in Belize

The Current Status and Future of Tourism in Belize

By Richard Harrison The World Bank estimated that tourism arrivals in Belize in 2000 was 196,000 visitors, with total spend of US$111 million. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB)…

PUP wants details of energy contract for Guatemalan company

PUP wants details of energy contract for Guatemalan company

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: At Wednesday’s press conference PUP leader Francis Fonseca revealed information about plans by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to name a…

World Food Day observed

World Food Day observed

Thursday, October 16, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: October 16 is celebrated annually as World Food Day. This year the theme, Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”,…

Credit unions perform strategic planning

Credit unions perform strategic planning

Saturday, October 4, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: October is celebrated internationally as the month of credit unions. Known as the “poor man’s bank”, the credit union is a source of…

SBDC unravels mystery of business loans

SBDC unravels mystery of business loans

Thursday, October 2, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: For businesses, the most nerve-racking part of getting off the ground is obtaining financing. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an…

Politics

Government: “Abundance of caution” led to Ebola evacuation refusal

Government: “Abundance of caution” led to Ebola evacuation refusal

Friday, October 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: CEO in the Office of the Prime Minister Audrey Wallace and her boss Dean…

Belize announces measures to deal with Ebola

Belize announces measures to deal with Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting/Additional reporting by AARON Humes: Belize today announced an immediate cessation of issuing visas…

GOB says suspected Ebola cruise passenger never set foot in Belize

GOB says suspected Ebola cruise passenger never set foot in Belize

Thursday, October 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Prime Minister Dean Barrow is scheduled to address the Belizean people via a…

PUP recommends greater attention for the Chiquibul National Park

PUP recommends greater attention for the Chiquibul National Park

Wednesday, October 15, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Late this evening, the People’s United Party (PUP) held a press conference at Independence…

OP-ED

Belize: The State Of The Nation

By Richard Harrison Today, on the eve of our 33rd year of INDEPENDENCE…. I kneel in service to deliver the STATE OF THE NATION address. Instead of…

Entertainment

Man crushed to death during Orange Walk carnival

Sunday, September 21, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: The Carnival parade in Orange Walk town ended in tragedy this evening when a man was crushed to death by…

Education

FEATURE STORY: The Calabash – A Maya tradition in decline

Tuesday, September 23, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Meet Mr. Martin Choc, an 82 year old Mayan elder of San Marcos village. He considers himself one of those…

Living

Why I Love Caye Caulker Belize

Caye Caulker is definitely one of my favorite places in the world…..and I have seen many beautiful places. For me…a place must not only look beautiful….but it…