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Special Envoy for Women and Children reports a successful year

Special Envoy for Women and Children reports a successful year

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: It has been a successful year for the Office of Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis-Barrow, capped by Tuesday’s…

Salvation Army hands out Christmas packages

Salvation Army hands out Christmas packages

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belize City residents were the first to benefit from the annual drive of the Salvation Army to spread the joy of…

Police to put on show for City residents

Police to put on show for City residents

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This coming Friday the Police Department’s Drama Group and the Office of the Commissioner are hosting Belize City residents at the…

Non-custodial sentence for man who plead guilty to drug trafficking

Non-custodial sentence for man who plead guilty to drug trafficking

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: His house was searched while he was not home, but 33 year old Wallace Rubio, unemployed of Hattieville, Belize District, admitted…

Man accused of gang affiliation is given bail

Man accused of gang affiliation is given bail

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: It is a charge increasingly thrown at Belize City residents as police attack the gang structure at its roots, but there…

Men plead guilty to robbery attack outside barroom

Men plead guilty to robbery attack outside barroom

Thursday, December 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 21 year old Iran Jones began a five-year sentence for robbery and wounding today, pleading guilty before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer…

Man charged for double murder in Paraiso, Corozal

Man charged for double murder in Paraiso, Corozal

Thursday, December 18, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: Sixty seven year old Jose Antonio Santos has been arrested and charged for the double murder which happened on Sunday morning…

Christmas parade this weekend in Punta Gorda town

Christmas parade this weekend in Punta Gorda town

Thursday, December 18, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: A Christmas parade will take place this coming Saturday in Punta Gorda town. The event is the collaborative effort of the…

PUP introduces Belize City Council candidates

PUP introduces Belize City Council candidates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The People’s United Party (PUP) held a low-key endorsement of their eleven candidates for next March’s Belize City Council elections at…

SICA summit held in Placencia village

SICA summit held in Placencia village

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize has handed over the rotating presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA) to Guatemala. The handing over was…

COLA wants to internationalize cruise port call

COLA wants to internationalize cruise port call

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Cruise ship visitors leaving Belize City this morning were greeted by a puzzling sight in the area of the Baron Bliss…

Cool weather conditions going into the second half of the week

Cool weather conditions going into the second half of the week

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Cool and mostly fair weather conditions prevail. The general forecast for Belize and her coastal waters is for sunny skies…

Epileptic man charged for attempted murder

Epileptic man charged for attempted murder

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 26 year old Ervin Ramsey of Mahogany Heights, Belize District faces attempted murder charges in relation to the shooting of Joel…

Constable jailed for assault on female colleague

Constable jailed for assault on female colleague

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police Constable Randolph Scott began 60 days in jail on Monday after conviction by the Chief Magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, of aggravated…

Court orders return of documents belonging to Unicorn International

Court orders return of documents belonging to Unicorn International

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Supreme Court Justice Michelle Arana yesterday ordered the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to return a trove of valuable documents belonging to…

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Crime

Misunderstanding ends with chopping

Misunderstanding ends with chopping

Tuesday, December 16, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: There is another report of a chopping incident…

Chopping incident reported in San Estevan village

Chopping incident reported in San Estevan village

Monday, December 15, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: A usually calm Sunday night in San…

Double homicide in Paraiso, Corozal

Double homicide in Paraiso, Corozal

Sunday, December 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The word Paraiso translated into English means…

Policeman charged for the crime of extortion

Policeman charged for the crime of extortion

Saturday, December 13, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A police officer working in San Pedro…

Leon Garcia shot in Belize City

Leon Garcia shot in Belize City

Friday, December 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Construction worker Leon Garcia of Victoria Street in…

Man accused of sexual assault; another freed of criminal charges

Man accused of sexual assault; another freed of criminal charges

Friday, December 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Twenty-four year old Randy Dominguez, a boat attendant of Biscayne…

Jose Funes charged for firearm offences

Jose Funes charged for firearm offences

Friday, December 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: We told you  on Thursday of the operations…

Caye Caulker man says police brutalized him

Caye Caulker man says police brutalized him

Friday, December 12, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: A businessman in Caye Caulker village is…

Strike team takes grenade, firearms, drugs off the street

Strike team takes grenade, firearms, drugs off the street

Thursday, December 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: An Eastern Division strike team took multiple items…

Lemonal village man gets bail for grievous harm charge

Lemonal village man gets bail for grievous harm charge

Thursday, December 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Earlier this week 61 year old Tony Anthony…

Global report on violence prevention released

Global report on violence prevention released

Thursday, December 11, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize is listed among countries in the…

Police retrieve hand grenade in Belize City

Police retrieve hand grenade in Belize City

Thursday, December 11, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize City police retrieved a hand grenade…

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Economy

Cane farmers say yes to commercial agreement with BSI

Cane farmers say yes to commercial agreement with BSI

S AN ROMAN, COROZAL. Monday, December 15, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: On Friday there was news that a tentative deal had been cut between the Belize Sugar Cane…

CCJ sets nationalization decision for January 23

CCJ sets nationalization decision for January 23

Friday, December 12, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: This morning the five-judge panel of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago wrapped up a three-day…

Impasse in the sugar industry appears to be over

Impasse in the sugar industry appears to be over

Friday, December 12, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: The sugar mill at Tower Hill could start cranking up in the coming days. That is because an agreement has…

New air services make it easier to get to Belize

New air services make it easier to get to Belize

Thursday, December 11, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The San Pedro-based Tropic Air this week announced a new partnership with the leisure airline Condor. What does this new…

Caye Chapel developers plan five-star hotel

Caye Chapel developers plan five-star hotel

Thursday, December 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The island of Caye Chapel, covering 265 acres off the mainland of the Belize District, has been sold to a consortium…

BTL offers economy phone promotion

BTL offers economy phone promotion

  Wednesday, December 10, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belize Telemedia is today offering a special promotion of phone devices and Belizeans are lining up to take advantage of…

Government and cane farmers still hopeful for sugar crop

Government and cane farmers still hopeful for sugar crop

Monday, December 8, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Executives of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Prime Minister Dean Barrow met at the Best Western Belize Biltmore…

OpEd: The Information Revolution is here!

OpEd: The Information Revolution is here!

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

Politics

Visa requirements lifted for South American and Asian countries

Visa requirements lifted for South American and Asian countries

Wednesday, December 17, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Colombia, Brazil, Japan and South Korea have joined the list of nations, now over…

Political parties nominate candidates for Cayo North bye-election

Political parties nominate candidates for Cayo North bye-election

Tuesday, December 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting:  On Monday, December 15, the major mass parties nominated candidates to contest the…

Taiwan donates wheelchair accessible vehicles to Belize

Taiwan donates wheelchair accessible vehicles to Belize

Tuesday, December 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Inspiration Center today took receipt of a donation of two wheelchair accessible…

UDP nominates Omar Figueroa for Cayo North bye-election

UDP nominates Omar Figueroa for Cayo North bye-election

Monday, December 15, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The United Democratic Party (UDP) this afternoon nominated Omar Figueroa as their candidate…

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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

Belizean to take part in Miss Global International

Thursday, December 4, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Belize will have participation in the Miss Global International pageant this weekend in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Audralee Enriquez traveled…

Education

Standard 6 student from Orange Walk wins national reading competition

Tuesday, December 9, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: Meet Roshelle Flores.  She is a Standard 6 student at the La Inmaculada Roman Catholic Primary School in Orange…

Living

New house for Belize City family courtesy Rotary

Thursday, November 6, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: On Wednesday the Thomas family of Victoria Street relocated to their new home on Jane Usher Boulevard. The $35,000 22-by-30…