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Jamie-Lee Usher Denies Interest in Belize City Administrator Seat Amid

An article published on Hot off the Press earlier today has named Jamie-Lee Usher as
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Belize City Council and Christian Workers Union Stalled in Collective

Despite months of negotiations, the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers Union are yet
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Anthony Boots Martinez’s Recall Petition Falls Short by 96 Signatures

96 signatures – that is the amount that Anthony Boots Martinez would have needed to
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UDP Supports PEACE Movement’s push for redistricting

The next General Elections should be held sometime next year; however, the issue of redistricting
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Bejerano Family Challenges Ministry’s Eviction Order in Toledo District

The Bejerano family in the Toledo District continues to fight against what they say is
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Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers Prompt Upgrades at PGIA

Tourism in Belize closed out the month of March with a record-breaking number of visitors.
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Belize Launches Laboratory Information Management System to Enhance Forensic Capabilities

The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was officially launched this morning, spearheaded by the Ministry
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Teenager Charged with Murder of Belize Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice

A teenager has been formally charged for the murder of Charles James which occurred on
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Two Men Sentenced to Life for 2016 Murder in Cayo

Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty for the
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Galen University Invests Dr. Rene Villanueva as New President

Today, Galen University held an investiture ceremony for its new President, Dr. Rene Villanueva. In
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Belize Tourism Board Collaborates with Belmopan City Council to Enhance

The Belize Tourism Board is working with the Belmopan City Council to improve the capital
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UDP Chairman Peyrefitte Open to Stepping Aside If the Party

Over the past few years, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has seen losses in the
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UDP Chairman Peyrefitte Acknowledges Party’s Challenges, Defends Against PUP Comparison

Expanding on the difficulties of opposition politics, Chairman Peyrefitte said that the People’s United Party
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Cabinet Reshuffle Raises Questions About Oversight as Backbenchers Assume Ministerial

On April 3, the Government of Belize announced a reshuffling of Cabinet portfolios which included
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American National Charged with Spreading False News Amidst Allegations Against

Police have arrested and charged 39-year-old American national Joseph Anthony Camp for spreading false news.
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San Pedro Resident Charged with Manslaughter in Connection with Wife’s

Forty-one-year-old San Pedro resident Maynor Ancona is out on bail tonight after being charged in
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Butane Price Sees Slight Increase Amidst Changes in Acquisition Cost

The gallon price for butane saw a slight increase of ten cents yesterday.  The announcement
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Belize Celebrates Garifuna Survival Day, Honoring Cultural Resilience and Heritage

Today’s Garifuna Survival Day marks the 227th anniversary of the first arrival of the Garinagu
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ANU Commander Demoted After Failing to Meet Requirements

This next story is one of those that normally go under the radar, and one
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Opposition Alarmed by Minister’s Alleged Political Interference in Corozal Elections

Minister of State, Elvia Vega-Samos is being looked at by the opposition as pulling political
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Police Detain Alleged Gang Members Following Security Force Member’s Murder

Tonight, more alleged gang members from Belize City are being rounded up by police to
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Coast Guard Member Slain in Belize City Allegedly Over Domestic

A member of the Belize Coast Guard was slain within shouting distance of his Belize
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Family of Detained Suspect in Belize City Shooting Disputes Police

While police say Jones played a role in the murder, his family says otherwise. Last
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UDP Chairman Condemns Killing of Coast Guard Member, Calls Attention

UDP Chairman Michael Peyrefitte has condemned the killing of Seaman Apprentice, Charles James.  Peyrefitte was
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Belize Hosts Annual HOME Event, Welcoming Heads of Mission

The Heads of Mission from around the world are home in Belize for the annual
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Minister Perez Returns to Cabinet Amidst Controversy, Colleague Voices Support

Amidst the reshuffling of Cabinet portfolios, last week was the announcement that Minister Andre Perez
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Minister Involved in Road Traffic Incident, Sustains Minor Injuries

Minister of Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and Cayo Northeast Area Representative, Orlando Habet was
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Belize Tourism Board Hosts BOOM Conference to Assess Industry Performance

The Belize Tourism Board held its third annual BOOM conference today, to discuss the tourism
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Canadian Travel Advisory Raises Concerns for Belize Tourism Sector

After Belize declared a 30-day State of Emergency on March 28, the Government of Canada
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Husband Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Wife After San

Police have brought charges against 41-year-old, Maynor Rene Ancona, for the death of his wife,
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Garifuna Language Curriculum Launched in Belize Schools to Promote Cultural

The Garifuna Language in Schools curriculum was officially launched today at Holy Family Primary School
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Two Men Dodge Bullets in Drive-By Shooting; Minor Grazed in

Two men escaped a shooting unharmed last night while a minor received a graze. Police
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Belize City Council Faces Quandary in Selecting New City Administrator

Three persons were interviewed today at City Hall as the council seeks to hire a
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Land Dispute: John Bejerano Claims Ownership, BDF Evicts

John Bejerano has gone on public record indicating that he is being evicted from land
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Belize’s Energy Sector Overhaul: New Legislation Explained

Last month, the government approved new legislation geared at modernizing and putting in place safety
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PUC Reviews BEL’s Tariff Proposal Amidst Balance Recovery Concerns

In other news from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the commission is currently reviewing Belize
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Oscar Selgado Convicted of Murder Abetment: Attorney Appeals Verdict

On March 8, seasoned defense attorney, Oscar Selgado was convicted of abetment to commit murder
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Witness Behind Bars: Giovanni Ramirez Arrested Amidst Selgado Trial

In an ironic twist, while Selgado is in prison awaiting the transcripts of his trial,
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New Pre-Primary School Construction Begins in Gales Point Manatee

Ground was broken this morning in Gales Point Manatee for a new pre-primary school in
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Questions Arise in Santander Employee’s Death: Family Seeks Answers

The family of a Santander Sugar Refinery employee who died at the site has questions
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NFSS Initiates DNA Database Project: Collection of Genetic Samples Underway

The National Forensics Science Service (NFSS) is working to establish an in-country deoxyribonucleic (dee-ak-see-rai-bow-no-klay-uhk) acid
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Hawkesworth Bridge Maintenance: Six-Month Closure Begins May 2

The Hawkesworth Bridge in San Ignacio/Santa Elena will be closing for six months for maintenance. 
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Rotary Clubs Enhance Education in Belize District Schools

The Rotary Club of Belize is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Port Moody,
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Countdown to Crowning: Miss Universe Belize Pageant Approaches

In Just three days Belize will have a new beauty ambassador, the prestigious Miss Universe
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Glass Crown Unveiled for Miss Universe Belize 2024: Fusion of

Miss Universe Belize 2024 has revealed a one-of-a-kind glass crown to be worn by this
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Belize City Construction Worker Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges After

A Belize City construction worker wasted no time in court today when he was read
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Unemployed Man Fined for Assaulting Family Members in Drunken Altercation

An unemployed man was fined two hundred dollars today after choking his mother and threatening
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Roaring Creek Residents Charged with Murder of Police Constable Dylan

Police have brought charges against the men they believed killed Police Constable Dylan Anthony.  Roaring
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Families of Accused Murderers Protest Amid Charges

While police believe they have the right men, their families are saying otherwise as they
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Belmopan Mayor Addresses Controversy Surrounding Finance Director’s Hiring

Belmopan Mayor, Pablo Cawich has commented on the hiring of Flavio Tzalam as the Finance
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Women account for more than 50% of Belize’s population

Government ministers met for their regular weekly Cabinet meeting today in Belmopan. As part of
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SIB Reports Shifts in Belizean Demographics, Marriage Trends Decline

Over the past decade, much has changed across the country, including its demographics. According to
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Population Growth Slows in Belize, Fertility Rates Down Except in

Fertility rates are down across the country, except for the Toledo District. Yesterday, the Statistical
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Government Expects Resolution in Belize/Guatemala Differendum Within Two Years

The Government is anticipating that the Belize/Guatemala differendum should be resolved in about two years. 
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Family Seeks Justice for Victim of Fatal Road Traffic Incident

A family in the Cayo District is seeking justice for Polito Gregorio August who died
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Trial of Bladen 12 Resumes with Testimony Amid Allegations of

The trial of the Bladen 12 will take a long break after today and resume
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Decrease in Migrants Seeking Illegal Employment in Belize

Belize is seeing a decrease in the number of migrants arriving in the country to
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Woman Changes Plea to Not Guilty After Prison Time for

A 50-year-old Belize City woman has changed her guilty plea to not guilty after spending
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US Senator’s Objection Casts Doubt on Meeting Regarding MCC Grant

The Government of Belize is gearing up to meet with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials
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Government Plans State-of-the-Art Football Stadium in Bella Vista Village, Toledo

Plans are in motion for the government to construct a state-of-the-art football stadium in Bella
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Concerns Raised Over Negative Indicators in Toledo District Post-Census

While Martinez is working to improve the South’s sporting sector, he is concerned after the
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National Agriculture and Trade Show Honors Farmers of the Year

Nandy Aldana, Sarah Chub and Maura Escobar were announced by the National Agriculture and Trade
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PSU President Urges Belize Defence Force to Defend Salary Packages

President of the Public Service Union (PSU), Dean Flowers, has called on the Belize Defence
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Belmopan Mother Fires Licensed Gun in Face-off with Robber

Belmopan resident and mother, Gilda Abadi, has been a licensed gun holder for the past
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Guilty Verdict: Lincoln Bejerano Convicted of Murder After Lengthy Trial

Lincoln Bejerano was found guilty of murder this morning in the Belmopan High Court.  Bejerano
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Accused Shooter Remanded: Krismar Espinosa Charged with Murder of Wilbert

Tonight, 34-year-old, Krismar Espinosa is back behind bars after he allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old,
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American National Dies After Bar Brawl in La Isla Bonita:

Investigators have detained two residents of La Isla Bonita after an American national was hit
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BDF Volunteer in prison following reported rape

A woman has reported a case of rape, and a volunteer of the Belize Defence
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Belize City Man Found Dead After Alleged Home Invasion Attempt

Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of a Belize City
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Commissioner Williams Defends State of Emergency Amid Criticism

While there have been several murders since the police declared a State of Emergency in
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Pregnant Woman Killed in Rural Belize Road Accident

An expecting mother lost her life in a road traffic accident in the early hours
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Unknown Man Fatally Injured in Belize City

In another brutal road incident, a man was killed in a hit-and-run sometime after one
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Tour Guide Injured in Belize City Shooting Incident

A tour guide was injured in a shooting incident on Saturday night in Belize City.
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Police Inspector Charged with Obstruction After Altercation at Horse Track

Today, a Police Inspector was taken to court by his colleagues for allegedly obstructing officers
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Caribbean Moves Initiative: Belize Focuses on Improving Workers’ Health

In our continued coverage of the Caribbean Moves initiative that Belize signed onto last week
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Belizeans Join Region in Anticipation of Solar Eclipse

Belizeans joined with others from all over the region today, in anticipation of the solar
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Chief Meteorologist Warns of Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

And while the conversation on the eclipse was light-hearted, Chief Meteorologist Gordon also spoke seriously
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Minister of Education Welcomes New BNTU President, Nadia Caliz-Martin

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, has welcomed the recent election of a new president for
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120 House Lots Allocated in Rural Stann Creek

120 house lots were distributed in rural Stann Creek yesterday.  Each lot measures ten thousand
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From Ashes to Homes: Red Bank Village Fire Victims Receive

Twenty-six months after seven homes were destroyed by fire in Red Bank Village, the five
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New Ministers of State Sworn In: Belmopan Welcomes Three Appointees

The three newly appointed Ministers of State were officially sworn in yesterday in the City
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First-Time Mayor Dives In: Belmopan’s Pablo Cawich’s First Month Report

Recently elected, first-time Mayor for Belmopan, Pablo Cawich is one of the nine municipal leaders
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Forum Targets Gender Violence: Minister Musa Addresses Domestic Abuse Impact

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa commented earlier today that, “the major effects of domestic
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Belize Advances Science Agenda: Stakeholders Discuss National Strategy

The Government of Belize continues its push to advance science and technology with a stakeholder
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Galen University’s Investiture Ceremony: Dr. Rene Villanueva to be Officially

In just a week, Galen University will be holding an official investiture ceremony for the
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Belmopan Initiates ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ Project: Mayor Cawich’s Environmental Agenda

Belmopan’s Mayor, Pablo Cawich met recently with representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 
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Traffic Safety Boost: Ministry of Transport Receives Donation of Equipment

The Ministry of Transport may be looking to increase their efforts after receiving a donation
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Council Clash: San Ignacio/Santa Elena Councillor Sandra Tosh Lanza Calls

The circumstances surrounding an upset within the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council are still being
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UDP Demands Recount in Punta Gorda Municipal Elections Amid Allegations

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is demanding a recount of the ballots cast in the
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Nadia Martin-Caliz Elected President of Belize National Teachers’ Union

Nadia Martin-Caliz was elected this evening as the new president of the Belize National Teachers’
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Assessing Adherence: Belize City’s Response to New Traffic Laws

It’s been 34 days since new traffic laws came into effect that mandates the use
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Former Public Servant Charles Bartlett Hyde Laid to Rest at

Charles Bartlett Hyde has transitioned at age 100.  The former career public servant was laid
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Belize City Council Members Conduct Inaugural Site Tours for Insightful

Today, the newly sworn-in 2024-2027 Belize City Council Members embarked on site tours.  The tour
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Youth Ambassadors Return from Cultural Exchange Program Enriched and Inspired

Two weeks ago, seven youth ambassadors left the country on a cultural exchange program; today,
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Belize Coast Guard to expand Special Ops Group as Officers

Over the weekend, twenty Belize Coast Guard (BCG) members traveled to Jamaica to begin training
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