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Senate Debates Key Bills, Ratifies Latin American Space Convention

The Senate met today at the National Assembly in Belmopan to debate several bills and
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State of Emergency Extended in Belize and Cayo Districts

Another resolution passed was the extension of the government’s State of Emergency in the Belize
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Senate Approves $50M IDB Loan for Urban Development and Healthcare

The Senate then moved on to a loan motion for almost 50 million Belize dollars
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Senate Passes Fiscal Incentives Amendment Bill for Major Investments

The Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill was also passed today in the Senate after it went
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Motorcyclist Yelsin Arias Dies in Orange Walk Traffic Accident

A man lost his life last night in a road traffic incident in the Orange
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Rumors Swirl of Plan to Oust Shyne Barrow as UDP

Tonight, a plan to remove Moses “Shyne” Barrow as the Leader of the United Democratic
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John Saldivar Resigns as UDP Western Regional Caucus Leader

And while Barrow remains safe for now, John Saldivar is no longer the leader of
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Transport Ministry Warns Bus Operators Over Complaints

The Ministry of Transport has issued a stern warning to bus operators after several complaints
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Belize Backs ICJ Ruling on Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

The Government of Belize is supporting the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s) ruling on Israel’s
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SSB CEO Deborah Ruiz to Step Down After 42 Years

The Social Security board will get a new Chief Executive officer in the near future,
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Fundraiser Planned for Marvi Rivas’ Jaw Surgery at Corn Festival

The friends and family of Marvi Rivas are coming together to raise funds for her
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Community Policing Unit Engages Youths with Airport Tour

It’s summer vacation for students, and the Community Policing Unit of the Belize Police Department
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Senate Advances Southern Deep Port Development Project

The government is another step closer to reviving the Commerce Bight Port in Dangriga Town
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Sisterly Dispute Leads to Grievous Harm Charge in Belize City

A family dispute between sisters has sent one to the hospital and left another with
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Pregnant Woman on Remand Pending Psychiatric Evaluation

A woman who claims to be pregnant with twins is on remand at the Belize
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Belize International Music and Food Festival Announces New Acts

The Belize International Music and Food Festival is set to offer an unforgettable experience this
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National Scout Camp “Olympiad” Promotes Teamwork and Inclusion

The National Scout Camp took place under the vibrant theme “Olympiad”, bringing young scouts from
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Forest Department Summer Camp Focuses on Conservation Innovation

The Forest Department will host its 6th summer camp under the theme, “Forests and Innovation:
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Dangriga Mayor and Town Administrator in Public Dispute Over Alleged

The dispute between the Mayor of Dangriga Town Robert Mariano and the town’s Town Administrator
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APAMO Clashes with Ministry Over Protected Areas Legislation Revisions

Tonight, the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) remains at odds with the Ministry
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NGO Criticizes Government Spending of Conservation Funds on Unrelated Projects

One of the most salient points APAMO raised was how GOB is spending PACT’s funds.
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PUP Responds to Corozal Rep. Elvia Vega Samos’s Allegations of

Over the weekend, the People’s United Party’s secretariat responded to claims made by Corozal Area
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Man in Critical Condition After Shooting Incident at Dangriga Wake

One man is fighting for his life, and another is behind bars following a shooting
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SIB Launches Training for Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey with UNICEF Partnership

Today, the Statistical Institute of Belize launched a training session for surveyors and field staff
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Electric Buses Debut in Belize City, Marking a Green Milestone

The long-awaited E-buses hit the ground this morning at 6 am and were met with
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Belize Band Fest 2024 Shines Despite Rain, Showcasing National Talent

The Belize Band Fest 2024 concluded with a spectacular display of musical talent and choreography
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Belize U21 Women’s Volleyball Team Wins Central American Championship

History was made on Saturday night in the Belize Civic Center as the Belize U21
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Food Prices Surge Over Six Percent in Belize, Supply Issues

If you’ve recently bought groceries, you may have noticed that the prices for many commodities
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Men Robbed at Gunpoint in Cayo, Police Investigating Stolen Truck

A group of men were robbed at gunpoint in the community of Springfield in the
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Minor Charged for Shooting Incident in Orange Walk’s Trial Farm

A minor was arrested and charged today after he allegedly shot up a house in
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Kareem Franklin Found Guilty of Grievous Harm in Police Shooting

Twenty-seven-year-old Kareem Franklin managed to escape two charges of attempted murder against two police officers
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Vicente Cerraras Convicted of Raping 14-Year-Old, Sentencing Set for September

Forty-three-year-old Vicente Cerraras was found guilty in the Belize High Court today of raping a
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Belize Boxer Amir Rudon Extends Win Streak with Victory Over

Belize’s lightweight boxing Champion Amir “King Mir” Rudon is on a seven-win streak after his
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Outrage in Roaring Creek: Police Hunt for Group After Elderly

Tonight, several people from Roaring Creek Village are wanted by police after a video surfaced
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Accused Child Abuser and Former Church Leader Mervin Budram Returns

Accused child abuser Mervin Budram, a former church leader, returned to the courthouse this morning
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Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow Addresses UDP Defeat in Toledo East

On the political front: Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow held a press briefing
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UDP Leader denies Toledo East Lost is a result of

The UDP’s defeat in Toledo East has reportedly spurred efforts within the party to remove
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PUP’s Elvia Vega Samos Alleges Unfair Treatment in Corozal Bay

On Wednesday night, PUP Leader Prime Minister John Briceno said his party is as united
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Government Responds to APAMO’s Concerns Over Protected Areas Legislation Amendments

Only a day after the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) raised concerns about
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Belize City Council Launches E-Buses as Part of E-Mobility Pilot

Today, the Belize City Council’s e-buses finally hit the road in Belize City limits after
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Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Staff Now Insured Under New Agreement

Over four hundred staffers at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital are now insured under an
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Belize City Business Owners Voice Concerns Over Parking Meters Impacting

Local business owners are once again voicing concerns about the Belize City Council’s parking meters
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God Cares Outreach and YBLA Donate Home to Single Mother

In a heartwarming display of community spirit and generosity, NGO, God Cares Outreach, in collaboration
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Street Vendor ‘Chicken Dread’ Under Scrutiny Over Parking Practices

Late-night food vendor Paul “Chicken Dread” Ferguson has come under much scrutiny over his street
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Rastafarian Community to Celebrate Haile Selassie’s Birthday with Concert

July 23 is the birthday of the former Emporer of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and to
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High Court Grants Conditional Bail to Police Officers Charged with

Persons charged with murder in the normal course of the courts are not granted bail
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Accused Con Artist Doris Grant Misses Court Due to Procedural

Accused con artist and gang affiliate Doris Grant was a no-show for her court day
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Belize Port Authority Summer Camp Concludes Successfully in Dangriga

The Belize Port Authority Summer Camp in Southern Belize has come to a successful conclusion.
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Belize Defence Force Hosts Successful Summer Camp in Corozal Town

For the first time, the Belize Defence Force hosted a special summer camp in Corozal
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Attorney Orson Elrington Ordered to Pay Compensation; Pastor Dozie Awaits

Pastor Dozie – he is the man that filed a complaint against Attorney Orson Elrington
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No Snap Election in 2024: PM Briceno Remains Tight-Lipped on

Earlier this month, we reported on a possible general election within the first half of
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Dr. Osmond Martinez Wins Toledo East with Sweeping Victory

Dr. Osmond Martinez is the new Area Representative for the Toledo East constituency after securing
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Tensions Rise at Dangriga Town Council: Mayor and Administrator at

Over the past week, there’s been a situation brewing at the Dangriga Town Council between
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Belizean Man Arrested in Guatemala Drug Raid; Large Haul of

A Belizean man, 37-year-old, Matthew Mayers Dowie, is in police custody over in Melchor de
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BEL Sends Linemen to Aid Jamaica in Hurricane Beryl Recovery

The Belize Electricity Limited is responding to Jamaica’s call for technical support in restoring its
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KHMH Workers Union Secures Insurance Packages After Three Years of

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority Workers Union (KHMHAWU) has managed to reach an agreement
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Government Launches $1.85 Million Infrastructure Project for Toledo Farmers

In a significant stride towards bolstering agricultural resilience and market accessibility, the Government of Belize,
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FAO Hosts Capacity-Building Event for Small Farmers in Belmopan

A gathering coordinated under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was held
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Regional Conference on Migration Holds Mid-Term Meeting in Belize

Member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) were in Belize this week, for
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APAMO Calls for Inclusion in Legislative Amendments Affecting Protected Areas

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) is calling on the government of Belize
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NHI Program to Roll Out in San Pedro, Improving Access

Residents of La Isla Bonita will soon be able to access affordable healthcare through the
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Ambassador Shabazz Promotes Healthy Living with Visiting Chef Series in

Ambassador A. Shabazz is continuing her Visiting Chef series at the OURS Cafe in Belize
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Team Belize Secures Second Win in U21 Women’s Central American

In a thrilling display of skill and teamwork, Team Belize claimed its second consecutive victory
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Belize City Man Charged with Second Murder While on Remand

A Belize City man who was already on remand at the Belize Central Prison on
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Steady Turnout in Bi-Elections: Polls Close with 54.72% Voter Participation

The polls in today’s bi-elections closed at six o’clock this evening.  Up to five o’clock,
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Dr. Osmond Martinez: From CEO to Political Candidate with Briceno’s

The three candidates in this bi-election, aimed at replacing the late Honorable Michael Espat, are
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UDP’s Dennis Desho Williams: New Hopeful for a Seat with

The next candidate under the umbrella for the United Democratic Party (UDP) is Dennis Desho
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PNP’s Wil Maheia: Aiming for Impact in Unconventional Campaign

The third candidate is Wil Maheia of the People’s National Party (PNP).  His campaign has
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Smooth Voting Process: Commissioner Chester Williams Reports Peaceful Polls

Throughout today’s voting process, Police Commissioner Chester Williams was seen making his rounds at the
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Belize Battles Rising Cybercrime with Advanced AI Amidst Misinformation Concerns

As the digital landscape within Belize expands, the country faces a rising tide of cybercrime,
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Belize Sends Aid to Jamaica: BEL Linesmen Assist Post-Hurricane Recovery

The Government of Jamaica has requested aid from Belize via linesmen from Belize Electricity Limited
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Transport Department Introduces Measures to Curb Spike in Road Fatalities

The Transport Department is rolling out interventions aimed at reducing road traffic fatalities, following a
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Ombudsman’s Annual Report Highlights Budget Constraints and Key Concerns

The Ombudsman Office in Belize has submitted the 21st annual report to the Speaker of
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Dengue Cases Surge in Central and South America Post-Covid

Post-Covid data has revealed a significant increase in dengue cases in the region of Central
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Man Charged with Murder and Robbery in Cruz Magana Shooting

Police have arrested and charged one man in connection with the fatal shooting of Cruz
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Belize City Vendor Faces Assault Charge Following Heated Political Argument

An argument over United States politics turned into an assault charge after one man allegedly
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Theft Charge Leads to Jail for Belize City Man with

A  Belize City man who was charged with stealing money from his girlfriend’s purse is
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US State Department’s 2024 Report

The US Department of State has released its 2024 Investment Climate Report. It is a
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Biodiversity Conservation Project Launched in Belize’s Maya Golden Landscape

A project aimed at integrating biodiversity conservation, protected area management, and sustainable livelihoods was officially
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Belize Triumphs Over Nicaragua in U-21 Women’s Volleyball Championship Opener

In an exhilarating start to the U-21 Women’s Central American Volleyball Championship, Team Belize emerged
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YMCA Car Wash Fundraiser to Support High School Students’ Educational

The local YMCA chapter is gearing up for an exciting and impactful event aimed at
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Ministry Urges Respect for Medical Staff After Southern Regional Hospital

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is asking the public to be respectful of medical
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Attorney Ordered to Pay $60K to Pastor Dozie or Face

Attorney Orson Elrington was ordered and has paid just over sixty thousand dollars following a
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Court Ruling Enables Widowers to Collect Social Security Benefits

Clouded by the case brought against Orson Elrington is the landmark decision by the court
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Attorney Orson Elrington Reflects on Legal and Personal Turmoil Amid

As we wrapped up our interview with Orson Elrington this evening, it would have been
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Jared Ranguy Gets Three Life Sentences for Triple Murder

After 12 years in the courts, the triple murder case of Jared Ranguy came to
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BSI Reminds Cane Farmers of Sugar Crop Closure on July

The 2023-2024 sugar crop is coming to an end. Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) issued
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City Shuttle Opposes Belize City Council’s EV Bus Project

The owners of City Shuttle continue to oppose the Belize City Council’s EV bus project.
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Final Preparations Underway for Toledo East By-Election Tomorrow

Final Preparations are underway for the bi-election in the Toledo East constituency tomorrow. Contenders from
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U21 Women’s Central American Championship Begins in Belize City

The U21 Women’s Central American Championship kicked off today at the Belize City Civic Center
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Belmopan Family Seeks Support for Young Man’s Urgent Medical Needs

The family of 25-year-old, Kemuel Parham from the City of Belmopan is pleading to the
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Fundraiser Planned to Support Pediatrician Dr. Cecilio Eck’s Cancer Battle

A variety show fundraiser is being held this week to assist well-known Pediatrician Dr. Cecilio
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Three Arrested in Esperanza Village Drug Bust

Three people from Esperanza Village, Cayo District were arrested on drug trafficking charges after a
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Police Arrest Three Men in Santa Elena Drug Bust

There was also a drug bust for a smaller amount in Santa Elena Town on
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UB Warns Public About Fraudulent Social Media Post Offering Free

The University of Belize (UB) is advising the public that there is a fraudulent social
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