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Early morning fire guts buildings at Exotic Caye Resort

Early morning fire guts buildings at Exotic Caye Resort

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. BMG: Three buildings belonging to Exotic Caye Resort in San Pedro town were damaged by fire early this morning. Police say the fire was…

Shooting incident in Belize City; one injured

Shooting incident in Belize City; one injured

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. BMG: A Belize City man was the victim of a shooting incident this morning. 21 year old Ian Adolphus was shot around 9:38 am…

Warm and mostly dry weather conditions prevail

Warm and mostly dry weather conditions prevail

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. BMG: Mainly fair, warm and mostly dry conditions are currently prevailing factors in our weather heading into the second part of the week. The…

U.B. students get promised Tablets from government of Belize

U.B. students get promised Tablets from government of Belize

Wednesday, February 25, 2015. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: The University of Belize Gymnasium was filled with anticipation and excitement on Tuesday as students from the University eagerly awaited…

Belize Education Sector Reform Project report card discussed

Belize Education Sector Reform Project report card discussed

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: The achievements and accomplishments in the education sector were agenda items today for a media event in the nation’s capital,…

Air Traffic Controllers back at work, no penalties for Saturday’s occurrence

Air Traffic Controllers back at work, no penalties for Saturday’s occurrence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The air traffic controllers recently taken sick are back on the job following a Monday afternoon meeting with their bosses at…

Two year old killed, his mother injured in early morning shooting

Two year old killed, his mother injured in early morning shooting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. BMG: A two year old child was fatally wounded in a shooting incident early this morning in San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye. It…

PM Barrow attends CARICOM summit in the Bahamas

PM Barrow attends CARICOM summit in the Bahamas

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. BMG: Prime Minister Dean Barrow today traveled to Nassau, the Bahamas to attend the Summit of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM.…

Police look for two alleged sex offenders

Police look for two alleged sex offenders

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. BMG: Police in Corozal and San Pedro towns are investigating the sexual assault of two minors. The first involved a 12 year old girl…

Inmate faces marijuana charges

Inmate faces marijuana charges

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: He is already serving eight years’ imprisonment on a charge of manslaughter, but 50 year old Vincent “Steeno” Tillett could see…

Man charged for carnal knowledge of minor

Man charged for carnal knowledge of minor

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A naturalized Belizean originally from Guatemala is accused of having sex with an 11 year old female minor more than a…

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)…

TIDE hosts climate change forum on Punta Gorda

TIDE hosts climate change forum on Punta Gorda

Monday, February 15, 2015. BMG: The Toledo Institute for Development and the Environment, TIDE, is this week hosting an important forum on Climate Change. Delegates from the region…

Maya Day planning underway

Maya Day planning underway

Monday, February 23, 2015. BMG: Plans are well underway for the annual Maya Day celebration in rural Toledo. The Tumulkin Center of Learning located in Blue Creek village,…

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Crime

Laborer admits to drug trafficking

Laborer admits to drug trafficking

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 25 year old Victor “Bon Jovi” Cima, a…

Man cleared of fault in traffic accident

Man cleared of fault in traffic accident

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Twenty-five year old Douglas Rodriguez, charged with negligent…

Orange Walk man killed in hit-and-run incident

Orange Walk man killed in hit-and-run incident

Monday, February 23, 2015. BMG: Police in Orange Walk are also reporting the death of…

Another traffic accident at the Jaguar Paw junction

Another traffic accident at the Jaguar Paw junction

Monday, February 23, 2015. BMG: One week ago, an American tourist, fifty six year old…

Driver charged in fatal Belize City accident

Driver charged in fatal Belize City accident

Sunday, February 22, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 19 year old Boyd Lopez was arraigned on…

Jury gets case in accident collision

Jury gets case in accident collision

Friday, February 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 26 year old Douglas Rodriguez, charged with negligent…

Belize City residents help Steven Buckley out of court jam

Belize City residents help Steven Buckley out of court jam

Friday, February 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Steven Buckley’s quest for justice after being shot…

Trio charged for assaulting police officers

Trio charged for assaulting police officers

Friday, February 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A couple and their relative are accused of…

Fishermen charged for fishing violations

Fishermen charged for fishing violations

Friday, February 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Fishermen Giovanni Murcia, 32, of Honduras, and Belizean…

Pre-dawn operation nets bags of marijuana in Seine Bight and Placencia

Pre-dawn operation nets bags of marijuana in Seine Bight and Placencia

Friday, February 20, 2015. BMG: Police today confiscated bags of marijuana and arrested one person…

Police find and destroy marijuana plantation

Police find and destroy marijuana plantation

Thursday, February 19, 2015. BMG: An early-morning search conducted by Ladyville police today resulted in…

Stevedore remanded on sex allegations

Stevedore remanded on sex allegations

Thursday, February 19, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 46 year old stevedore Santos Olivia was remanded…

Detainee allegedly hangs himself in Ladyville police station

Detainee allegedly hangs himself in Ladyville police station

Tuesday, February 18, 2015. BMG:  Reports from Ladyville say that a suspect detained at the…

Christian Ebanks freed of gun charges

Christian Ebanks freed of gun charges

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 40 year old naturalized Belizean businessman Christian Ebanks…

Elderly woman knocked down in Belize City

Elderly woman knocked down in Belize City

Wednesday, February 19, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: This afternoon around 1:32 p.m. according to Police,…

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Supreme Court strikes out application for Writ of Mandamus by Lucilio Teck

Supreme Court strikes out application for Writ of Mandamus by Lucilio Teck

Monday, February 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The application for Writ of Mandamus brought by Lucilio Teck in January seeking to force the Sugar Industry Control Board to…

BWS workers in court for final hearing

BWS workers in court for final hearing

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: After final written submissions on March 6, Supreme Court Justice Michelle Arana is to consider the case of six former employees…

P.M., Government question new BSCFA

P.M., Government question new BSCFA

Thursday, February 12, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Government of Belize has vowed to investigate and strike out the entity known as the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association…

Southwest Airlines ready to partner with Belize

Southwest Airlines ready to partner with Belize

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Southwest Airlines, based in Dallas, Texas, USA, plans to enter the Belize market later this year with a non-stop daily flight…

Belize City Market vendors still stock tainted Irish potatoes

Belize City Market vendors still stock tainted Irish potatoes

Friday, February 6, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: An investigation by Belize Media Group has uncovered evidence of tainted Mexican origin Irish potatoes in stock at several stalls in…

Dyed potatoes spark public health advisory

Dyed potatoes spark public health advisory

Thursday, February 5, 2015. BMG: We’ve heard of counterfeiting money; but fake local potatoes? That’s a first and tonight there is a public health advisory about what is…

Oceana-Belize says continue discussion on offshore oil exploration

Oceana-Belize says continue discussion on offshore oil exploration

Monday, January 26, 2015. BMG: Last week Oceana-Belize and other NGO’s in the conservation field raised some serious concerns about the draft zoning policy circulated by the Geology…

Tower Hill factory gates open; deliveries begin

Tower Hill factory gates open; deliveries begin

Monday, January 26, 2015. BMG: The BSI/ASR sugar factory at Tower Hill cranked up this morning for the much delayed 2015 crop season. Deliveries began just after ten…

Politics

City Council staff to receive land in Hattieville

City Council staff to receive land in Hattieville

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belize City Council staff are to receive leased property from a 50-acre parcel off…

Venezuela asks for regional response after coup attempt

Venezuela asks for regional response after coup attempt

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Exactly one year to the day protests began in Venezuela against the government of…

ComPol says Penner passport investigation has been completed

ComPol says Penner passport investigation has been completed

Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie today confirmed to reporters in Belize City that the…

Political parties spar over independent audit

Political parties spar over independent audit

Monday, February 16, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Two weeks from the municipal elections, in Belize City the major political parties exchanged…

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OpEd: Can torture ever be justified?

[The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Patrick E. Jones or the Belize Media Group] Today the 10th…

Entertainment

Ras Indio releases music DVD

Friday, January 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Music video has become an integral part of the success in the music industry despite being a relatively recent addition…

Education

Rotary Park in Santa Elena town undergoing renovation

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 2015. BMG: A new set of playground equipment is on the way for installation at the Rotary Park in Santa Elena town, Cayo. The…

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…