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Lawsuit Looms: Receiver for Stake Bank Enterprise Accused of Mismanagement

Marlowe Neal, the receiver appointed by Atlantic Bank Limited for Stake Bank Enterprise has been
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Power Rationing Leaves Belizeans in the Dark: BEL Grapples with

Residents in Belmopan, San Pedro and several areas in the south experienced power outage after
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Thousands Unregistered with Social Security Board: Disparity Revealed in Labor

There are almost eighty thousand Belizeans in the labor force not registered under the Social
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Squad 97 Makes History: Largest Police Recruit Cohort Graduates in

The Police Department had history made today as Squad 97 has been marked the largest
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Police Recruitment Milestone: UN Gender Inclusion Standards Surpassed

The Police Department made history today in several areas including the total number of recruits
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Belize Hosts Annual Forensic Science Symposium: Focus on Public Engagement

The National Forensic Science Services (NFSS) and the University of Belize held the fourth annual
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Forensic Science Services Receives Budget Boost

The National Forensics Science Services (NFSS) has received an almost million-dollar increase in its yearly
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Social Security Board Eyes Investment Growth Amid Pension Payout Concerns

The Social Security Board says it needs to increase its investments to ensure it can
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SSB Enhances Services: Digitization and Service Improvements Rolled Out

The Social Security Board (SSB) has improved several of its services and wants to enhance
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Sexual Violence Data Discussed at Training: Belize Records Thirty-Four Rapes

Major crimes data shows that there were thirty-four rapes reported in Belize last year. The
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Police Response Criticized: Public Outcry After Fatal Shooting Incident

When Michael Usher was fatally shot on Monday night, his last moments were caught on
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Belize Bank Expands Services to Caye Caulker: Direct Banking Now

Residents of Caye Caulker are now enjoying direct banking with the Belize Bank Limited.  An
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Belize City Council Conducts Interviews for Vacancies: Efforts to Strengthen

The Belize City Council conducted several interviews today for a several vacancies at City Hall.
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Teens Face Drug Charges in Cayo District: Arrest Made Following

Two teenagers are to be arraigned on drug charges following a house search in Esperanza
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Decades After Brutal Murder, Sandra Ruiz’s Killer Sentenced to 30

The details of the brutal killing of Sandra Ruiz in 2008 resurfaced in court today
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Major Gang Bust: Drugs, Weapons Seized, Three Men Remanded

Three Belize City gang members are at the Hattieville Ramada after being busted with several
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Exhibit Keeper in Cannabis Candy Scandal Faces New Charges

In April 2023, police exhibit keeper, thirty-eight-year-old Mario Bustillos made headlines after he improperly disposed
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Stolen Hospital Vehicle Recovered in Guatemala, Minister Commends Police

Police have recovered a Toyota Hilux pickup truck that was stolen from the Western Regional
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Law Enforcement Completes Training to Combat Sexual Assault

Discussions surrounding sex crimes were at the center of a training that concluded today for
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Extradition Case of Murder Suspect to Commence with New Legal

The extradition case of Nimrod Tillett, who is wanted for a murder in Mexico, is
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Is the Leadership Intervention Unit failing in its attempts to

Is the Leadership Intervention Unit failing in its attempts to reform Belize City gang members? 
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Minister of Home Affairs says recent spike in murders isn’t

The country’s murder rate is up, but the Minister of Home Affairs says the recent
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State of Emergency Extension Uncertain Amid Gang Conviction Challenges

The Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has expanded the State of Emergency to include the
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Police Policy Under Fire: Criticism Over Handling of Injured Persons

The Belize Police Department has been facing increased criticism of its policy regarding the transportation
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Farmers of the Year Honored for Excellence in Agriculture

Nandy Aldana, Sarah Chub, and Maura Escobar were announced by the National Agriculture and Trade
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Dangriga Farmer’s Battle Against Erosion: Dredging Threatens Crops

Dangriga Farmer, Kent McKenzie, reported that he has been experiencing erosion in his farm due
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Clarification on Seatbelt Laws: Public Transport Included

Since the government passed new traffic laws mandating seatbelt use, there have been many questions
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Success of Heads of Mission Engagement: Diplomats Discuss Economic Initiatives

Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Fonseca says the recent Heads of Mission Engagement was a
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Accused robber Ronald Gibson dies after being shot

Belmopan resident, Ronald Gibson is dead after being hospitalized for the past 11 days.  The
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Police officer charged for raping 15-year-old boy

A 15-year-old has accused a police constable of raping him inside the Punta Gorda Police
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PUP Chairman denies division at City Hall over Albert Vaughn’s

The Chairman of the People’s United Party has denied that there is a current a
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Mayor Wagner Sticking to his guns on decision to make

While the councilors may be seeking to reverse Vaughn’s appointment, City Hall’s head honcho, Mayor
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Anthony “Boots” Martinez seeks to get recall petition rejection reversed

Anthony “Boots” Martinez says the Elections and Boundaries Department erred in rejecting several of the
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Toledo Family Awaits Post-Mortem; Forensics Department Responds

Yesterday we told you of the family in Silver Creek Village, Toledo District who have
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Historic Inauguration of Museum of Belizean Art Celebrated

Today marks a historic day for Art in Belize. The National Institute of Culture and
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Shyne Barrow Feels Vindicated Amidst Diddy Controversy

While hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs continues to face various accusations in the USA,
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Minister Musa Claps Back at Opposition Leader Over State of

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, is rejecting the Leader of the Opposition’s statements
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Vista Del Mar Community Collaborates with Police Department to Tackle

The residents of the Vista Del Mar community have taken the phrase “crime is everybody’s
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Belize Delegation Engages in Oceans Conservation Discussions at Our Oceans

A Belize delegation is currently in Athens, Greece where they recently concluded a 2-day itinerary
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Police Seek Woman Allegedly Involved in Luring Man to His

Police are searching for a woman they believe may have lured 33-year-old Michael Usher to
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Police Celebrate Major Bust of Guns and Drugs Connected to

Tonight, the Belize Police Department is celebrating a major bust of high-powered rifles and a
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Anke Doehm Sentenced to 5 Years for Child Cruelty in

Sixty-three-year-old San Pedro resident Anke Doehm has been sentenced to five years in prison for
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Belize Showcases Tourism Sector at Central American Travel Market

Stakeholders in Belize’s tourism sector are representing the country this week at the Belize is
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Ministry of Health Engages in Training to Combat Cardiovascular Disease

Over the next two days, personnel from the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be
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Belmopan Resident Out on Bail After Allegedly Assisting Immigrants into

A Belmopan resident is out on bail after allegedly being caught helping 10 Ecuadoran and
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Family of Deceased Pleads for Release of Matriarch’s Body Amid

A family of Silver Creek Village in the Toledo District has turned to the news
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Former Police Officer Elmer Nah Ordered to Stand Trial for

Elmer Nah will be standing trial later this year for a 2022 triple murder.  The
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Allegations of Setup Arise in Elmer Nah Case: Prosecutor Responds

In recent weeks, our newsroom has received videos and declarations from multiple persons, declaring that
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City Hall Rift Escalates: Deputy Mayor and Councilors Challenge Administrator

Deputy Mayor Allan Pollard and five other city councilors have handed the main opposition some
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Murder Near Police Station Sparks Concern in State of Emergency

A man was slain last night within shouting distance of the Mahogany Street Police Station.
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Opposition Leader Criticizes State of Emergency Following Recent Murder

The Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says the current State of Emergency (SOE)
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Guatemalan Incursions Continue: Three Detained in Chiquibul National Park

Yesterday we reported on the detention of three Guatemalans found on Belize territory inside the
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Opposition Leader Reflects on Municipal Election Loss, Pledges Party Unity

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says that he is not discouraged by the
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American Tourist Dies in Tragic Snorkeling Accident at Glover’s Reef

An American national lost his life while swimming in the waters of the Glover’s Reef
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Financial Investigative Training Concludes, Bolstering Efforts Against Financial Crimes

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and its various partners have completed a weeklong training session
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Man Accused of Stabbing Stepdaughter Granted Bail

A man from the Hummingbird Community in the Stann Creek District is out on bail
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Barber Falls Victim to Facebook Scam, Loses $2,400

A Ladyville barber was reportedly scammed out of $2,400 on Facebook. 28-year-old Christopher Latchman reported
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Delivery Man Claims Setup After Drug Bust: Alleges Misleading Delivery

A delivery man alleges that he was quote “set up” unquote, after a delivery job
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Minor Reports Rape in Belize City, Investigation Ongoing

A minor from Belize City says she was raped over the weekend. The minor, in
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Coastal Zone Authority Utilizes Technology to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZAI) is using innovative technology to conduct surveys
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Good Samaritans Donate Basketball Equipment to Brotherhood Basketball Club

A group of good Samaritans from across the country made a collective effort this weekend
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Good Deeds Day Celebrated in Belize: Students Spread Joy at

Good Deeds Day is an annual initiative community service initiative that has been celebrated in
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Albert Vaughan Assumes Role of City Administrator at Belize City

Former City Councilor, Albert Vaughan, assumed the post of City Administrator today at the Belize
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Three Guatemalans Arrested in Chiquibul National Park with Firearms

Three Guatemalans were arrested and charged after being found by Friends for Conservation (FCD) in
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Police Officer Faces Charges for Assaulting Wife in Dangriga

A police officer is facing criminal and internal charges after he assaulted his wife and
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Murder Investigation Launched after Darren Taylor Gunned Down in Dangriga

Investigators in southern Belize are probing into the murder of Dangriga resident, Darren Taylor. The
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Jealousy Suspected in Fatal Ambush on Placencia Road

Another man from southern Belize lost his life over the weekend in what police believe
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Harmonyville Resident Killed in George Price Highway Collision

A man from the Harmonyville community in the Cayo District died on Saturday night in
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Two Killed in Tragic Accident on Thomas Vincent Ramos Highway

Two persons lost their lives in a road traffic incident yesterday in the Toledo District.
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Man Injured in Police Detention after Ceiling Collapse

A Belize City man is hospitalized after being injured whilst in police detention. On Friday
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Investigation Clears Northern Regional Hospital of Neglect Allegations

The Ministry of Health and Wellness had ordered that an investigation be launched into allegations
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Dr. Rene Villanueva Inaugurated as Galen University President

Galen University held an investiture ceremony on Friday evening for its new President, Dr. Rene
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PUC Holds Hearing on Belize Electricity Limited Tariff Proposal

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held is public hearing last week as part of the
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BEL CEO Presents Tariff Proposal to PUC

During the public hearing, Belize Electricity Limited’s CEO, John Mencias, shared the key points of
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Customer-HD BPO Launches “Dream Big” Contest for Belizean Entrepreneurs

The owners of Customer-HD BPO are encouraging Belizeans to dream big for a chance to
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Belizean Boxer Amir Rudon Triumphs Over Mexican Opponent

Belize’s national lightweight boxing champion Amir “Kingmir” Rudon scored a spectacular victory against Mexican fighter,
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Caribbean Telecommunication Union Hosts Meetings in Belize

Representatives from all over the Caribbean were in Belize last week for the Caribbean Telecommunication
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Police Officers Involved in Road Traffic Incident in Belize District

Two woman police officers were recently involved in a road traffic incident in the Belize
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American National Fined for Spreading False News in Belize

American national, Joseph Anthony Camp, was in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court this morning where
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Dispute between Neighbors Ends in Conviction for Property Damage

A misunderstanding between two neighbours ended with one being convicted in court, and the other
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Police Seize Illegal Firearm in Belize City

Belize City police have removed another illegal firearm off the streets. Earlier today, officers conducted
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Surgical Outreach of the Americas Provides Free Surgeries to Patients

60 patients from Punta Gorda, Toledo District received free medical surgeries from Surgical Outreach for
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National Sports Council Honors CARIFTA Games Athletes

The National Sports Council held a motorcade over the weekend for Belizean athletes Demetrie Myers
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Halima Hoy Crowned Miss Universe Belize 2024

Twenty-nine-year-old Halima Hoy has been crowned Miss Universe Belize 2024. Born and raised in the
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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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