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Belizeans Rush to Stock Up on Fish for Good Friday

For many, today was the last day to get their fish stock for Good Friday.
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The Belize Police Department Outlines Easter Road Safety Measures

The Belize Police Department says it will be out in full force this holiday weekend
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Government Takes Action Against Illegal Roads from Guatemala

Minister of Sustainable Development Orlando Habet says that the government is working to devise solutions
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Blaze Leaves Belize City Family Homeless, Caused by Makeshift Stove

A Belize City family of five is displaced after a blaze in Belize City gutted
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Belize City Resident Claims Innocence Amid Drug Charges and Alleged

A Belize City resident, charged with 5 counts of drug-related offenses, is claiming innocence and
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Economic Growth in Belize: Tertiary Sector Saves the Day

During the budget debate, many members of the government side spoke on the country’s economic
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Belize Imports Surge While Export Revenues Decline, SIB Reports

The SIB also reported that the country’s imports were up, while revenues from exports were
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Easter Weekend Relief: Fuel Prices Drop for Motorists

There’s good news for motorists taking road trips this Easter weekend. Yesterday, the government moved
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NEAB Calls for National Day of Prayer Amid State of

The National Evangelical Association of Belize is calling for a nationwide day of fasting and
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Belize Port Authority Warns Against Water Taxi Price Hikes for

The Belize Port Authority (BPA) advises the public that no water taxi company has been
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NDACC Launches Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign for Easter Holiday

The National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) has partnered with various enforcement agencies to launch
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Belize Electricity Limited Plans Half a Billion Dollar Investment in

Belize Electricity Limited plans to invest more than half a billion dollars in the energy
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Guatemalan Nationals Remanded to Prison for Illegal Entry into Belize

Four Guatemalan nationals caught in Belize illegally were remanded to prison. 37-year-old Melvin Oseas Izaguirre
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Fisherman Fined for Possession of Undersized Conchs

A fisherman was fined over $19,000 after he pleaded guilty to having 243 undersized conchs.
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Christians Worldwide Begin Holy Week Commemorations

Today marks the start of the Holy Week for Christians worldwide as they commemorate the
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Hot Cross Bun Competition Kicks Off Easter Celebrations in Western

Western Belize is known for keeping traditional easter festivities alive. To kick start the holiday
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Belize Port Authority Urges Easter Safety Precautions for Maritime Community

The Belize Port Authority, the statutory body responsible for the safety of the maritime community,
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Authorities Investigate Fake Labels on Seized Alcohol

Authorities have launched an investigation following the confiscation of what we understand are eight hundred
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PM Briceno Hosts #PlanBelize Forum with Newly Elected Mayors

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken off the Easter Break, but not before bringing all
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Senate Inquiry Postponed Amid Accusations of Bias and Flawed Invitations

Today was to be the next sitting of the Special Senate Inquiry.  The event, however,
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Belize Awaits ICJ Date for Territorial Dispute with Guatemala

Belize is currently awaiting a date to be set by the International Court of Justice
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Belize Explores Collaboration with Mexico’s Tren Maya Railway Project

A delegation including Ambassadors Jaime Briceño and Haisam Diab, along with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico,
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SIB Data Reveals Price Changes in Food Items, Commodities, and

In a recent set of data released from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) it
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Belizeans Show Increasing Optimism in Economic Outlook, Says New Study

And while Belizeans may be feeling the pinch at the pump and the grocery store,
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Belize’s Poverty Rate Drops Over Ten Percent, According to SIB’s

Between September 2021 and September 2023, the percentage of Belizeans living in poverty reduced by
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Historic Achievement: Belize Ratifies UN Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

Belize has made history by being the first Caribbean nation to officially ratify the groundbreaking
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State of Emergency Declared as Gang Violence Erupts: Dozens Arrested

Tonight, dozens of well-known and suspected gang members are behind bars, and many more are
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Opposition Senator Leaves Senate Debate After Only Thirteen Minutes

While political freedoms are not practiced in many countries across the world, Belize enjoys the
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Legislature Approves Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates

Tonight we can tell you that the proposed Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates has been
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Senator Herrera Critiques Budget Draft, Questions Allocation Ratios

Senator Herrera utilized the full-time allotted to each member. In the last leg of his
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Airport Corruption Scandal Unfolds: Officer Accused of Extortion

Airport on March 15. The allegations go deeper as it is reported that Richards was
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Arrests Made in Murder of Police Officer: Justice Promised for

Investigators have detained the men they believe murdered Police Constable Dylan Anthony, and are now
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Political Drama Escalates: Yellowman Alleges Hit Order from Party Leader

The Brian ‘Yellowman’ Audinett saga has stirred quite the reaction in the entertainment sector as
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Belize Coast Guard Hosts Wonder Woman Competition for Armed Forces

The 6th Annual Wonder Woman competition hosted by the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) is well
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Brawl at Shisha’s Bar: Women Charged, Some Plead Guilty

Earlier this month a video of a brawl outside of Shisha’s Bar on Newtown Barracks
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Woman Faces Rape Charge, Victim is a 15-Year-Old Boy

A woman is facing charges of rape after she had unlawful sexual intercourse with a
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Immigration Inmate Fined for Marijuana Possession

An Immigration inmate was fined today after he was busted with 14 grams of marijuana.
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American Tourist Robbed of $12,000 Golf Cart in Belize

An American national reported that he was robbed of a brand new $12,000 golf Cart.
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St. John’s Credit Union Opens Renovated Dangriga Branch

St. John’s Credit Union (SJCU) officially opened its newly renovated Dangriga branch today. The building
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Park Rangers Now Certified Special Constables: Enhancing Protected Area Patrols

Thirty-one park rangers, who patrol protected areas, are now certified special constables after completing a
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Belize at 43 Theme Competition Launched: Public Invited to Shape

The Belize National Celebrations Commission has launched the Belize at 43 theme competition. To set
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Police Officer Gunned Down Out West in Case of Mistaken

Tonight, the Belize Police Department is investigating the murder of one of their own in
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Elwin “Bobo” Lewis Killed in Belize City

It was a busy weekend for the Belize Police Department. Since Friday, three men were
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Taxi Driver Fatally Shot in Belize City Amid Uptick in

Also, among the casualties this weekend was thirty-year-old taxi driver Nigel Williams. He was gunned
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Gun Violence Erupts in Cayo Gender Reveal Party

The gun violence would pour outside of Belize City on Friday. Around 10:30 p.m., a
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Opposition Leader Faces Rebellion within United Democratic Party Ranks

The Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow held a National Party Council Meeting on Saturday to
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UDP Leadership Shake-Up: Senator Replaced Amidst Party Discontent

Following this weekend’s NPC meeting, the LOO moved to replace the party’s Belize Rural Central
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Immigration Officer Denies Extortion Charges as Accusations Surface

Tonight, Monique Meisha Escalante, the Immigration Officer accused of extortion, is out on bail and
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Indigenous Groups Denounce Government’s New Director of Indigenous People’s Affairs

The Maya Leader Alliance (MLA) and the Toledo Alcalde’s Association (TLA) are denouncing the appointment
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Trial of Bladen 12 Adjourned as Defendants Secure New Legal

The trial of the Bladen 12, the men charged with facilitating a drug plane landing,
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Accused Triple Murderer Expresses Fear for Life Amidst Trial Proceedings

Another major issue discussed at this morning’s trial was a complaint by accused triple murderer
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First-Time Landowners Visit Properties in Dangriga Town Distribution

Dozens of first-time landowners from the Culture Capital, Dangriga Town, were able to visit their
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Belize Port Authority Probes Overturned Patrol Vessel Incident off Ambergris

The Belize Port Authority (BPA) is investigating a marine incident in the waters just off
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Shooting Incident Leaves Belize City Man Injured on Jane Usher

A Belize City man is recovering after being shot yesterday. Around seven o’clock, Fredrick Garbutt
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40-year-old Ashton Myers attacked in Belize City

Less than three hours later, shots rang out again in the Jane Usher Boulevard area.
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Police Seek Public Assistance in Locating Missing Belize City Man

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for forty-even-year-old Jason Ireland Alvarez,
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Shock Over Retired Officer’s Sudden Death While Swimming in Punta

The family and friends of a retired police Officer are still in shock over his
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Authorities Detain Almost Two Dozen Undocumented Migrants Near Belmopan, Western

Tonight, almost two dozen undocumented migrants are detained by Authorities in Western Belize after they
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Weak Opposition Presence Nearly Ends Budget Debate Early

The final day of this year’s Budget Debate ended just before news time, but the
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Heated Exchange Budget Debate as Hon.Patrick Faber Calls Former PM

As is the norm, things got heated today in the House of Representatives after Collett’s
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Opposition Criticizes Government’s Health Insurance Scheme Expansion

Collet’s Area Representative Patrick Faber also rose to criticize the government’s expansion of the National
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Tourism Sector Expects Significant Growth in 2024, Minister Reports

The Ministry of Tourism is expecting a major jump in tourism numbers for 2024, which
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Pickstock Representative Counters Opposition’s Claims on Economic Reports

During his presentation, Pickstock Area representative Anthony Mahler also rebutted the LOO’s claim that the
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Opposition Calls for Transparency in Public Contract Tendering Amid NHI

Leader of Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says he’s calling on the Minister of Public Service,
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Fort George Representative Defends Government’s Integrity Amid Opposition’s Accusations

And today the Area Representative for Fort George Henry Charles Usher responded to the LOO’s
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Opposition Leader Agrees with Sugar Cane Farmers’ Call for Inquiry

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says he agrees with the Belize Sugar Cane
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Accident Claims Life in Toledo District

A man is dead, and another is injured following a road traffic incident on the
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United Democratic Party to Analyze Municipal Election Losses

Members of the United Democratic Party will be gathering tomorrow to dissect the massive loss
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44-year-old Eldwin “Bobo” Lewis shot and killed in Belize City

As we reported earlier tonight, forty-four-year-old Elwin “Bobo” was shot and killed in Belize City
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Central American Bank Representatives Collaborate with Belize on Health Sector

Representatives of the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI) are in Belize to work
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Illegal Road Discovered in Columbia River Forest Reserve Raises Concerns

Since last week, we’ve been covering the issue of illegal roads stretching from Guatemala into
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APAMO Raises Concerns Over Development Near Protected Areas

While the FCD is concerned about the roads leading from Guatemala into protected areas, the
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Foreign Affairs Minister Addresses Past and Future Diplomatic Works

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca took an estimated hour and a
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BAHA Intensifies Monitoring of Contraband Vegetables Ahead of Easter

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is cracking down on contraband vegetables. BAHA issued a
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Urgent Blood Donation Needed for Byron Alvarado after traffic accident

The family of Byron Alvarado is asking the public for urgent assistance in donating blood
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Sandhill Resident Remanded for Ladyville Murder

Thirty-five-year-old Sandhill resident Jamie Young has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison over the
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Social Media Exaggeration ? Only One Immigration Officer Detained, Another

The story of six immigration officers detained by Police seemed to have been an exaggeration
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Police Department Investigating Officer’s Domestic Violence Allegations

Police Commissioner Chester Williams says that the department is looking into allegations made by Police
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Internal Probe Initiated: BDF Investigates Attempted Rape Allegation at Price

The Brigadier General of the Belize Defence Force says an internal investigation is ongoing after
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Belize City Council Assigns Portfolios to Council Members

The Belize City Council has announced the portfolio appointments for its council members. The council
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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Day Two of Budget Debate Concludes in Belmopan

Day two of the budget debate ended just before five o’clock this evening in Belmopan. 
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Julius Espat Highlights Nationwide Works in Extended Budget Debate Address

Cayo South’s Julius Espat took an estimated 85 minutes for his address where he spoke
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Opposition Demands Transparency: Calls for Key Players in National Health

Additionally, in yesterday’s presentation by the Leader of the Opposition, he called on the Briceno
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Belize Observes World Down Syndrome Day

Belize has joined other countries around the world in observing World Down Syndrome Day.  The
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Ministry to Collaborate with Mental Health Unit to tackle suicide

In an exclusive interview with the Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia,
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Heat Alert Issued by Meteorological Service: Public Advised to Stay

The National Meteorological Service of Belize is issuing a heat alert for tomorrow, March 22. 
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Belizean Youth Ambassadors Begin Cultural Exchange Journey

Yesterday, we told you of the seven Belizean Youth Ambassadors who left the country to
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BSI/ASR Denounces Belize Government’s Sugar Inquiry, Threatens Legal Action

Less than twenty-four hours after the government approved the Terms of Reference for its Sugar
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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Belize Defence Force and Coast Guard Host Women, Peace, and

The Belize Defence Force (BDF), along with the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) launched their annual
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Police Commissioner Recognizes Outstanding Women Officers in Belize

Police Commissioner Chester Williams recognized three women of the department this morning in a ceremony
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Belize Territorial Volunteers Demand Action Over Illegal Road in Chiquibul

The Belize Territorial Volunteers is calling on all environmental stakeholders to take tangible action following
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National Assembly Kicks Off Budget Debate with Lengthy Presentations

In years past, we have seen heated debates around this time when the new budget
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Retired Public Officers Protest in Belmopan Amid Budget Debate

This morning, while parliamentarians debated the budget, members of the Association of Beneficiaries and Retired
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Belize Cabinet Approves National Gender Policy 2021-2030

Member of the House of Representatives, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia has announced the approval by Cabinet for
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