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Guatemalans reportedly confront Belize police in Calla Creek village

Guatemalans reportedly confront Belize police in Calla Creek village

Thursday, October 23, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: There are disturbing reports that armed Guatemalan nationals this afternoon confronted Belize police officers and scenes of crime technicians as…

Paul Nabor to get an official funeral

Paul Nabor to get an official funeral

Thursday, October 23, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The government of Belize will honour the legacy and contribution of Paranda artist Paul Nabor with an official funeral. The…

Hilá Paul Nabor

Hilá Paul Nabor

Abihadiwa fe rambaweyule luagu louwen Paranderu, Paul Nabor, Gaduru wein Sisi irumu lau. Sandi hayein Nabor. Beluti hospitalirugu Enerugu ladüga Pneumonia. rúti seremein houn sun ha afurieidubayan luagu…

Government applies to strike out BISL claim

Government applies to strike out BISL claim

Thursday, October 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Belize International Services Limited (BISL), the former manager of the Corporate and Ships Registries, is demanding $120 million from the Government of…

Court of Appeal traverses criminal appeals

Court of Appeal traverses criminal appeals

Thursday, October 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Court of Appeal began its final session for 2014 this week in Belize City. Five appeals from convicted criminals were…

Paul Nabor passes away

Paul Nabor passes away

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: News has been received of the death of Paranda artist, 86 year old Paul Nabor. Reports received say that the…

Tropical Depression 9 approaches from the west

Tropical Depression 9 approaches from the west

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Proving the unpredictability of tropical cyclones, Tropical Depression 9 has failed to develop into a named storm as forecasters expected…

Complainant asks for apology from robber/shooter

Complainant asks for apology from robber/shooter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer dismissed charges of 2 counts of robbery and one count of grievous harm against 22 year old…

Tourism Ministry launches brand for Belizean artisans

Tourism Ministry launches brand for Belizean artisans

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: As part of the Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites project, the Government, Ministry of Tourism, Belize Tourism Board…

Repeat offender given 2 years for wounding

Repeat offender given 2 years for wounding

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 34 year old Angel Dorado is serving a six month sentence for committing a mischievous act and also faces charges of…

Road improvement project continues in Corozal town

Road improvement project continues in Corozal town

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: After weeks of inconveniences, the motoring public in Corozal is now getting some relief. Road construction at the entrance to…

Maya Expo to take place in Belmopan

Maya Expo to take place in Belmopan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The Maya Leaders Alliance is finalizing preparations for the first Maya Expo scheduled for this weekend in Belmopan. The event is…

FIU goes after companies in U.S. scam

FIU goes after companies in U.S. scam

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The saga of Titan International Securities and its related partners has been ongoing in the courts of Belize for a few…

Family of Leslie Logan Jr. demand justice

Family of Leslie Logan Jr. demand justice

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Former police officer 30 year old Leslie Logan met his end while part of a robbery of Hung Yun Store in…

Gun and drugs convictions for Police Street resident

Gun and drugs convictions for Police Street resident

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Fifty-four year old Delroy Chambers, a resident of Police Street, was given two 5 year sentences today by Magistrate Dale Cayetano…

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Crime

Mother in trouble for allegedly burning her son’s hand

Mother in trouble for allegedly burning her son’s hand

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Thirty-two year old Odette Lambey, a sales clerk…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Economy

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…

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…

Politics

GOB and Carnival to meet over cruise tourism precautions

GOB and Carnival to meet over cruise tourism precautions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Last week the Ministries of Immigration and Health put together several safety precautions for…

Orange Walk Central Park undergoes renovation

Orange Walk Central Park undergoes renovation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: The Central Park in Orange Walk town is undergoing major renovations and upgrading.…

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…

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…

OP-ED

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]  …

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

Orange Walk schoolgirl reported missing

Thursday, September 25, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting:  Orange Walk police have appealed for the public’s help in locating a 14 year old student. Marisol Jessica Patt left…

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…