City Shuttle Company Demands Revision of E-Bus Operations

With the new e-buses in country and the provision of comfort and a higher standard
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PUP Announces Additional Standard Bearer Convention for Corozal North

Initially, we told you that the PUP would only be having one standard bearer convention. 
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Elderly Woman’s Home Destroyed by Fire in Santa Rosa Village

An elderly woman’s home was destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa Village, Stann Creek District. 
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Man Fatally Shot in Belize City, Suspect Arrested

One man is dead, and another is behind bars following a shooting in Belize City
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Two Men Injured in Belize City Shooting Incident

Less than 24 hours after Bodden’s murder, Police were called to another shooting incident in
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Gunman Opens Fire on Roaring Creek Police Station

In what may have been the most lawless act seen in the country for some
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Belize Maintains Tier 2 Status in 2024 Trafficking Report

Belize remains a Tier 2 country in the 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report. The U.S
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Excitement Builds for Upcoming Lobster Season in Belize

In less than a week, on July 1, the lobster season opens, signaling a time
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Mabil Ha Village Water Supply

The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) and the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour
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Coastal Plains Highway Flooding Raises Concerns for MIDH

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) is concerned about the level of flooding
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UB Faculty and Staff Union Rejects Government’s Subvention Response

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) is not accepting the government’s response
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Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Manslaughter Suspect

The Belize City Magistrate’s Court has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for thirty-three-year-old Ashban Grant, to
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Jeffery Pott Arraigned for Murder of Dion Bodden

As a follow up to the weekend murder of Dion Bodden, 35-year-old Belize City resident
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Police Commissioner Issues Warning Amid Gang Violence

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has issued a warning to residents, particularly, the gang elements and
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Toledo Police Launch Campaign to Improve Community Relations

The Toledo Police Formation has launched a campaign to foster greater relations with residents and
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Caretaker Fatally Shoots Intruder in La Isla Bonita Home Invasion

Police on La Isla Bonita are investigating the fatal shooting of a man caught entering
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Coastal Plain Highway Reopens for Light Traffic After Flooding

After being impassable for most of today due to flood waters, the Ministry of Infrastructure
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Meteorologists Warn of Potential Weekend Flooding in Northern Belize

The Coastal Plains Highway is not the only area in Belize that will have cause
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Belize City Completes Drainage Project Ahead of Rainy Season

On a more local perspective when it comes to flood waters, the Belize City Council
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Fortis Belize Monitors Chalillo Dam Levels Amid Drought Concerns

As the authorities have been preparing for potential floods, Fortis Belize are monitoring the levels
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Belize Diaspora Summit in LA Addresses Immigration and Voting Rights

Hundreds of members of the diaspora were in the Los Angeles area in the United
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Mayor Wagner Supports Diaspora Voting Rights

Mayor Bernard Wagner who has met several times with Belizeans abroad has given his two
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Men’s Health Forum Draws Large Crowd at Old Belize Pavilion

Yesterday saw a grand event that was held exclusively for men at the Old Belize
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Police Commissioner Attends NASDEA Conference in US Virgin Islands

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is in the US Virgin Islands attending a conference of the National
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New Department of Environment Office Opens in San Pedro Town

A new office for the Department of the Environment was opened today in San Pedro
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NDACC Launches Anti-Drug Initiative for Security Forces in Orange Walk

The National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) is promoting healthy coping mechanisms for Belize’s security
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Digitization of Vital Statistics Unit to Streamline Document Services

The digitization of the Vital Statistics unit was an initiative started by former Attorney General
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Three Men Arrested in Gang Crackdown Amid Surge in Belize

Three Belize City men have been arrested on gang affiliation charges as the police department’s
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Commissioner Williams Monitors Crime Wave from Abroad After Near Miss

Police Commissioner Chester Williams is leaning towards another State of Emergency in the old capital. 
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Commissioner Williams Monitors Crime Wave from Abroad After Near Miss

Despite being out of the country at a conference, Commissioner Chester Williams says he is
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From Gang Affiliate to Inmate: Doris Grant and Partner Arraigned

Tonight, 48-year-old, Doris Grant has gone from being a gang affiliate to a land scammer,
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Bee Swarm Attack in Northern Belize Hospitalizes Two, Injures Several

Two persons were hospitalized, and several others were injured after bees swarmed them yesterday in
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Silk Grass Resident Battles Bureaucracy to Receive Court-Awarded Settlement

A resident of Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek District, is furious after trying for weeks
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UB Faculty and Staff Union Demands Fulfillment of Funding Promises

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) is calling out the People’s United
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Uncertain Deployment: Belize’s Military and Coast Guard Await Decision on

Will members of Belize’s military and coast guard be deployed to Haiti? Last month, 31
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Fortis Belize Engages Cayo Communities in Public Meetings on Environmental

Fortis Belize is hosting a series of public meetings with five communities in the Cayo
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Belize and El Salvador Near Agreement on Economic Partnership, Foreign

The Briceno Administration is hoping to finalize a partial scope agreement with the Government of
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PUP Supporter Anthony Lewis Calls for More Community Engagement from

On the political front, Anthony Lewis, the PUP supporter who wanted to go to a
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Immigration Offenders Fined and Ordered for Deportation Following Illegal Entry

Six people, four foreigners, and two Belizeans were all fined in the Belize City Magistrate’s
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American Diver Dies Near Ambergris Caye, Tour Guide in Stable

An American national lost his life while diving in the waters outside Ambergris Caye. Love
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New Carnival Road March Route to be Finalized Soon, Aims

The Belize Carnival Association is expected to finalize the new route for this year’s Carnival
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Elections and Boundaries Department Prepares for Toledo East Bi-Election with

Political parties and independent candidates directly involved in the upcoming bi-election in Toledo East are
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Belize City Under Thunderstorm Watch as Heavy Rains Threaten Floods

Belize City is currently under a thunderstorm watch as rains are expected to continue in
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Tropical Storm Alberto Forms

Belize City is not the only area under an advisory.  The first Tropical Storm for
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Belize Braces for Heavy Rains: Vigilance Urged in Coastal Areas

As it pertains to the heavy rains predicted for Belize, residents are being called upon
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Eddie Webster Resigns as Clerk of National Assembly

Eddie Webster has been an institution at the National Assembly in Belmopan as he has
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Allan Pollard Criticizes PUP, Claims Unfair Treatment

An upset Allan Pollard took to the media this week and lashed out at the
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Anthony Lewis Denied PUP Endorsement for Belmopan Election

Another candidate who was rejected by the PUP’s National Executive was Anthony Lewis.  Lewis had
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Family Seeks Missing Teen Yeimey Zabaneh from Independence Village

Seventeen-year-old Yeimey Zabaneh is missing, and her family is asking the public’s help to locate
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Fatal Shooting Claims Life of Teenager in Belize City

A shooting last night in Belize City claimed the life of a teenager and left
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Belizeans Abroad Utilize Passport Hub Initiative in Santa Monica

Belizeans in the diaspora have taken full advantage of the Passport Hub initiative in Santa
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Government Moves to Standardize Salary Scales for Public Officers

After months of clamoring for salary increases and a security allowance, the government was able
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EU Provides $170K in Aid to Belize for Wildfire Recovery

The European Union (EU) has pledged to render humanitarian aid to Belize in the amount
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Taiwan Donates $100K to Belize for Disaster Recovery Efforts

In related news, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has contributed one hundred
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Travelers Liquors Contributes Rum Blend for CARICOM Anniversary

Travelers Liquors, renowned for its fine spirits, will be part of a distinguished group of
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Cayo Resident Critical After Alleged Assault

A resident of the Cayo District is in critical condition after he was allegedly beaten
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Belize City Man Sentenced for Aggravated Assault on Police Officer

A Belize City man was sentenced to just over two years in prison for aggravated
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Honduran National Faces Drug Possession and Immigration Charges

This morning, a charge for drug possession was compounded due to an immigration offence for
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Belize Archaeological Symposium to Feature 40 New Research Papers

Forty new research papers are expected to be presented at the upcoming 19th annual Belize
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Information and Health Fair Highlights Public Service Week in Belize

Keeping with activities scheduled for public service week, the Public Service Committee held an information
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Rotary Club Donates Computers to RACHEL Learning Program in Belize

Eleven primary schools utilizing the RACHEL learning program received a much-needed donation today from the
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Attorney Orson Elrington’s Rape Case Advances with Partial Disclosure Received

Attorney Orson Elrington’s rape case was on the docket today at the Belize City Magistrate’s
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Former Coast Guard Seaman Keyren Tzib Sentenced to Nearly Five

After nine years before the courts, former Coast Guard Seaman Keyren Tzib will be going
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Government Eyes Revival of Cannabis Legalization Amid Banking Sector Developments

The Briceno Administration may be looking to rekindle its venture to legalize weed and establish
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Belize Moves Towards Establishing a Hemp Industry with Renewed Oversight

Belize is also looking to establish a hemp industry. As we reported, this month, the
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BEL’s San Pedro Gas Turbine Project Delayed Due to Transformer

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) was banking on the Gas Turbine Project in San Pedro to
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Santa Elena Home Engulfed in Early Morning Blaze, Leaving Owner

A man in western Belize lost a significant portion of his home in a devastating
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Roaring Creek Family Seeks Help After Fire Destroys Home with

Another family in western Belize is reeling from the effects of a fire that gutted
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Governor General Declares Dates for Toledo East Bi-Election; Nomination Day

Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam has officially issued a writ declaring July 2 as Nomination
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Cut-off Date for Voter Registration in Toledo East Bi-Election Passed,

In related news, if you were hoping to transfer or register in the Toledo East
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Leanne Davis Found Guilty of Manslaughter for 2021 Stabbing Incident

Twenty-eight-year-old Leanne Davis was spared a conviction for murder in the Belize High Court today
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Kriston Francis Pleads Guilty to 2023 Murder in Belize High

Twenty-year-old Kriston Francis pleaded guilty to a charge of murder in the Belize High Court
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Women’s Empowerment Project Launches Training for Tumul Uj Mopan Women’s

Yesterday, the Government of Belize launched a training program for the Tumul Uj Mopan Women’s
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BCCAR Hosts Workshops Across Belize to Aid Non-Profit and NGO

The Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry (BCCAR) is touring the country this week with
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Belize Nominated for Multiple Awards at Inaugural World Sustainable Travel

The list of nominees has been released for the first World Sustainable Travel and Hospitality
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Belize Cancer Society Hosts Men’s Health Forum Highlighting Cancer and

The Belize Cancer Society is hosting a special forum this week to focus on various
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Gilroy Usher Jr. Joins Belize’s Legal Fraternity with High Court

Gilroy Usher Junior, son of Minister of State Gilroy Usher, has joined the ranks of
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Public Service Week Celebrations Kick Off with Health Walk in

Public officers across the country held activities this morning in commemoration of Public Service Week.
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Young Yoga Instructor Isien Garcia to Lead Free Classes in

24-year-old, Isien Garcia, was exposed to yoga at the age of fourteen whilst attending Ecumenical
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Travelers Liquors Joins CARICOM 50th Anniversary Rum Blend Initiative

Travelers Liquors will join several other rum producers in the Caribbean in creating a special
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Countdown to National Free Yoga Event Continues

The countdown to the national free yoga event continues.  Come Saturday, June 22 yoga instructors
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Nomination Day for Toledo East Division Set for July 2,

In two weeks’ time, on July 2, the Elections and Boundaries will be conducting Nomination
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Land Ownership Milestone: 96 Police Officers Receive Land Documents

Ninety six police officers were handed over land documents putting them on the way to
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False Alarm: NEMO’s Erroneous Hurricane Watch Post Causes Brief Panic

At 9:40 this morning, a social media post was uploaded by the National Emergency Management
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Flooding in August Pine Ridge: Eight Families Affected by Heavy

And while there is no immediate threat of a hurricane, the weekend saw much needed
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Coastal Plane Highway Damage: Intense Rainfall Washes Away 100 Meters

Heavy rains this weekend also washed away portions of the Coastal Plane Highway. This morning,
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Weekend Rainfall as Predicted, More Expected by Next Weekend

And while the weather over the weekend was problematic in some areas, it didn’t come
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Anti-Money Laundering Conference Kicks Off in Belize City

Over the next three two days, various organizations involved in the national response to financial
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Nancy Marin Launches O-Cosmetics Line in Georgeville

Businesswoman Nancy Marin hosted the launch of a cosmetic line on Friday night in western Belize.  O-Cosmetics
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Dr. Luz Longsworth Elected Vice Chair of UB’s Board of

Dr Luz Longsworth was elected last week as the Vice Chair for the University of
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National Fire Service Welcomes 27 New Firefighters

The National Fire Service welcomed twenty-seven new members into its ranks today. The graduates of
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Belize Appoints First Non-Resident Ambassador to Latvia

Belize has appointed a non-resident ambassador to Latvia.  It is the first appointment with Latvia.
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Governor General Receives Credentials from Three New Ambassadors

In related news, today, the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam received letters of credence from
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Trial Begins for Alleged Killer of Businessman Leslie Gillett

Two years after businessman Leslie Gillett was gunned down, his alleged killer, 24-year-old Earl Baptist
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