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Masculinity legislation and women in politics

Masculinity legislation and women in politics

Monday, January 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The woes of Belizean women in politics are well-documented but there was a new tack in the ongoing discussion in the…

COLA holds general meeting;executive elections

COLA holds general meeting;executive elections

Saturday, January 24, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) held its annual general meeting this afternoon in Belize City at the Bishop Sylvestre…

Days of Healing initiative continues

Days of Healing initiative continues

Friday, January 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: We have been regularly reporting on the activities of the Days of Healing Initiative which promotes clean family activity in crime-affected…

Ras Indio releases music DVD

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 to…

Basket weaving competition continues

Basket weaving competition continues

Friday, January 23, 2015. JUAN CALL Reporting: Part two of a basket weaving competition is underway in Toledo. The competition is being hosted by the Building People Movement…

Suspects in heroin bust get Supreme Court bail

Suspects in heroin bust get Supreme Court bail

Friday, January 23, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The four men busted with over 19 kilograms or 40 pounds of heroin in separate packages on January 12 are out…

Parents want Principal removed from San Ignacio school

Parents want Principal removed from San Ignacio school

Friday, January 23, 2015. BMG: Parents of children attending the Arms of Love Primary School in San Ignacio town today held a protest on the school compound. The…

Jury acquits one of two men of murder indictment

Jury acquits one of two men of murder indictment

Friday, January 23, 2015. BMG: A jury of his peers has acquitted Cordel Flores, 26, of the 2009 murder of eighteen year old Alberto Allen. The trial ended…

Belize City man accused of “unlawful sexual intercourse”

Belize City man accused of “unlawful sexual intercourse”

Friday, January 23, 2015. BMG: A Belize City tatoo artist has been arrested and charges for the crime of “Unlawful Sexual Intercourse.” Esteban Mossiah, 45, was booked on…

BEL assists senior citizens with light bill

BEL assists senior citizens with light bill

Thursday, January 22, 2015. BMG: The Belize Electricity Limited is exercising its corporate citizenship by extending a helping hand to some senior citizens. As part of the state…

Jury deliberates in murder trial

Jury deliberates in murder trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A jury of 9 women and 3 men was deliberating the guilt or innocence of 26 year old Cordel Flores and 23…

Police question two men as part of murder investigation

Police question two men as part of murder investigation

Thursday, January 22, 2015. BMG: The investigation into the murder of Roaring Creek businessman, twenty four year old Emerson Daly continues by Belmopan police. Daly’s decomposed body was…

Bus and truck collide in Hattieville

Bus and truck collide in Hattieville

Thursday, January 22, 2015. BMG: There was a road traffic accident early this morning on the Boom/Hattieville road. It involved a truck and a bus carrying workers for…

Delayed sugar crop to start on Monday, January 26

Delayed sugar crop to start on Monday, January 26

Thursday, January 22, 2015. BMG-ORANGE WALK: After weeks of back and forth, Monday, January 26 has been named as the date for the start of the 2015 sugar…

Armed robbery in San Ignacio; police hunt suspect

Armed robbery in San Ignacio; police hunt suspect

Thursday, January 22, 2015. BMG: There was an armed robbery this morning in San Ignacio town. According to reports, the incident happened around eight o’clock this morning when…

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Body of Roaring Creek man found

Body of Roaring Creek man found

Wednesday, January 21, 2015. BMG: The search Emerson Daly, 24, the Roaring Creek man who…

Teacher beats carnal knowledge charge

Teacher beats carnal knowledge charge

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A nolle prosequi, indicating that the prosecution cannot…

Brothers charged for BDF soldier’s murder

Brothers charged for BDF soldier’s murder

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Two brothers, 38 year old Orlando Staine and…

Vehicle stolen during armed robbery

Vehicle stolen during armed robbery

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. BMG: A vehicle was reported stolen on Monday, January 19 in…

A BDF volunteer is stabbed to death

A BDF volunteer is stabbed to death

Monday, January 19, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Did an attempt to settle a fight lead to…

Men charged for components of firearms

Men charged for components of firearms

Monday, January 19, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A firearm does not have to be whole…

Body of woman reported missing found in San Pedro

Body of woman reported missing found in San Pedro

Sunday, January 18, 2015. BMG: Two days after police reported her missing, the body of…

Belize City man fatally wounded near his home

Belize City man fatally wounded near his home

Saturday, January 17, 2015. BMG: A man was fatally injured in an assault tonight in…

Security guard charged with assault of teenager

Security guard charged with assault of teenager

Saturday, January 17, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: A 14 year old teenager accuses a man…

Trio caught visiting Belize illegally

Trio caught visiting Belize illegally

Saturday, January 17, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recently celebrated having…

Belize City man injured in shooting incident

Belize City man injured in shooting incident

Friday, January 16, 2015. BMG: A Belize City man was shot in the presence of…

No-case submission expected in Titan case

No-case submission expected in Titan case

Thursday, January 15, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Attorney Godfrey Smith, Senior Counsel, is expected to…

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Demonstrators picket National Assembly Building

Demonstrators picket National Assembly Building

Monday, January 19, 2015. BMG: While the House of Representatives was meeting today inside the National Assembly building, outside, a handful of people were holding a protest. About…

Bill introduced to amend the Belize Sugar Industry Act

Bill introduced to amend the Belize Sugar Industry Act

Monday, January 19, 2015. BMG: The Honorable the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Mr. Gaspar Vega has introduced a Bill to parliament to amend the Belize…

Protest in support of cane farmers planned for Monday in Belmopan

Protest in support of cane farmers planned for Monday in Belmopan

Saturday, January 17, 2015. BMG: The House of Representatives will meet in special session in Belmopan on Monday. But parliamentarians will have company on Independence Hill as a…

Consumers to start paying less for butane

Consumers to start paying less for butane

Friday, January 16, 2015. BMG: A huge drop in butane prices was announced today by government. A press release from the Ministry of Trade announced that effective January…

Avian Influenza detected at a couple of farms in Spanish Lookout

Avian Influenza detected at a couple of farms in Spanish Lookout

Friday, January 16, 2015. BMG: A coordinated effort is now underway in the Cayo district to contain what has been described as a “limited outbreak” of Type ‘A’…

Leading cane farmers restate position on sugar crisis

Leading cane farmers restate position on sugar crisis

Thursday, January 15, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The reports of the demise of the sugar industry in Belize and especially that of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association…

Government Ministers comment on sugar agreement

Government Ministers comment on sugar agreement

Wednesday, January 14, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: While a majority of sugar cane farmers are staying with the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) there is internal wrangling…

Majority of farmers decide to stay with BSCFA and sign agreement

Majority of farmers decide to stay with BSCFA and sign agreement

Tuesday, January 13, 2015. BMG: The impasse in the sugar industry continues as there is still no date set for the start of the 2014-2015 sugar crop. But…

Politics

Dr. Carla Barnett announces candidacy for UDP in Freetown division

Dr. Carla Barnett announces candidacy for UDP in Freetown division

Wednesday, January 21, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: After a long career in the Public Service of Belize and work in the…

PUP launches education agenda

PUP launches education agenda

Thursday, January 15, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Last year the PUP used the occasion of Rt. Hon. George Price’s birthday to…

PUP marks 96th birthday of Rt. Hon. George Price

PUP marks 96th birthday of Rt. Hon. George Price

Thursday, January 15, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: It has become an annual tradition for the People’s United Party (PUP) to honor…

Court of Appeal performance to be addressed

Court of Appeal performance to be addressed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: During Monday’s ceremonial opening of the 2015 Supreme Court in Belize City, President of…

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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…

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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…

Education

Department of the Environment hosts media training

BERMUDIAN LANDING, Belize District. Thursday, January 8, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting:   – The Department of the Environment (DOE) today hosted members of the press in 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…