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Concerns raised over alleged abduction attempt in the north

Concerns raised over alleged abduction attempt in the north

Tuesday, January 28, 2015. BMG: Police in Corozal are following up on reports of what has been reported locally as an attempted abduction of an underage girl. The…

PUP leader addresses allegations against Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez

PUP leader addresses allegations against Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: In November, Orange Walk East area representative for the People’s United Party (PUP), Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez, indicated that he would…

CWU accuses Social Security of disingenuity over workers’ pay

CWU accuses Social Security of disingenuity over workers’ pay

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Payday for workers of the Social Security Board (SSB) is this coming Friday, January 30, but by the standards of the…

Man gets jail sentence for cashing stolen cheques

Man gets jail sentence for cashing stolen cheques

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: In the courtroom of Justice Adolph Lucas, 25 year old Kenroy Young, who pleaded guilty last week to five counts of…

Jury acquits man of arson charge

Jury acquits man of arson charge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Ryon King, a resident of Mahogany Heights, Belize District, was acquitted of a charge of arson. A jury of his peers,comprising…

Private Denver Villafranco given military funeral

Private Denver Villafranco given military funeral

Monday, January 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Family members and friends and co-workers of the late Belize Defence Force (BDF) Volunteer Battalion Private Denver Villafranco, 23, gathered on…

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…

Ammunition rounds taken from Belize Defence Force Post

Ammunition rounds taken from Belize Defence Force Post

Monday, January 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize Defence Force (BDF) is investigating the apparent theft of more than 2,500 rounds of military grade ammunition from a…

Teenage girl is pregnant, police look for men responsible

Teenage girl is pregnant, police look for men responsible

Monday, January 26, 2015. BMG: The sexual exploitation of underage girls continues and the latest incident is of a 13 year old from San Ignacio town who is…

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…

Belize’s Indian community celebrate Indian Republic Day

Belize’s Indian community celebrate Indian Republic Day

Monday, January 26, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: India, the world’s largest democracy, gained independence from Great Britain on August 15, 1947, after a non-violent resistance movement led by…

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…

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Crime

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Economy

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…

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…

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…

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…

Entertainment

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…