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Heroic Mother and Neighbors Thwart Attempted Child Abduction in Belize

Police would not confirm if they have levied charges against the man who allegedly attempted
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Fake Lands Officer Scams Dozens Out of $250,000

Tonight there are reports reaching our newsroom of a case where one woman was able
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Attorney Oscar Selgado Begs for Mercy After Being Found Guilty

Attorney Oscar Selgado was back in court today where he reportedly apologized to Marilyn Barnes
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Minister Balderamos-Garcia Condemns Rise in Crimes Against Minors Amid Shocking

Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia has weighed in on the recent increases in crimes against minors. 
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Minister Balderamos- Garcia Urges Parental Accountability in Teen Assault Case

Minister Balderamos-Garcia also spoke on the case where a 14-year-old girl was beaten by her
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ComPol Chester Williams Elected First Vice President of Caribbean Police

Belize’s Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been re-elected to serve on the executive of the
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Southern Belize Teacher Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Student

A 50-year-old teacher was arrested and charged with two counts of rape in southern Belize. 
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Teen Girl Assaulted by Boyfriend in Bella Vista, Police Intervene

A 14-year-old girl was the victim of a domestic assault last week in Bella Vista
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San Pedro Resident Charged with Raping 15-Year-Old Girl

A resident of the Escalante subdivision in San Pedro Town has been charged for raping
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Government of Belize Launches First Formal Summer Internship Program

The Ministry of Public Service has been given the go-ahead to initiate an internship program
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Convicted Murderer Hildebrandt Codd Remains at Large Five Months After

Convicted killer Hildebrandt Codd remains on the run some five months after escaping from police.
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Stepfather Faces Trial for Alleged Killing and Abuse of 3-Year-Old

The court trial against 31-year-old Kenrick Longsworth began today before Justice Derick Sylvester.  The matter
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Man Sentenced to 19.5 Years for Sexual Assault on Niece

A 64-year-old man will serve nineteen and a half years in prison after he was
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Family Concerned as Maintenance Worker Goes Missing After New Job

The family of 32-year-old Pedro Cal is growing worried about his whereabouts. Cal left his
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BDF Staff Sergeant in Police Custody Amid Shooting Incident Investigation

The BDF Staff Sergeant Alfonso Williams who was being sought by Police for questioning is
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Heatwave Grips Belize as Meteorological Service Issues Warning

Since the start of the month, Belizeans have been reeling under a heatwave that the
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Gunfire Erupts at North Creek Road Basketball Court, Two Dead

Police trucks swarmed North Creek Road last night after gunshots erupted at a basketball court
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Auditor General Uncovers Fraud: Government Loses Over $200K in Belize

In 2023, the Office of the Auditor General uncovered two cases of fraud at the
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Government Initiates Reform Efforts with Public Service Workshops

Amid the findings from these audits, the Government has embraced steps towards reform.  The most
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BDF Staff Sergeant Wanted for Questioning in Punta Gorda Shooting

Punta Gorda Police are looking for BDF Staff Sergeant Alfonso Williams for questioning.  Love News
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Anthony “Boots” Martinez Pursues Legal Action Against Election Department Over

Retired politician Anthony Boots Martinez says he’s not giving up on having Port Loyola Area
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Belize Peace Movement Pushes for Redistricting Ahead of 2025 Elections

Will the country’s political landscape change or will it remain the same? That’s the question
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Pulled AstraZeneca Vaccine not the one administered to Belizeans says

Over the weekend, residents grew concerned after the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were pulled from medical
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Belize Secures Energy Boost and Export Opportunities in Mexico Pact

Belize can now look forward to exporting a new list of products to Mexico.  It
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Port of Belize Eyes Partnership with Chetumal Free Zone in

With the government now owning the Port of Belize, Prime Minister Briceno was able to
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Belize Hosts Historic Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference

The 38th annual conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) is being
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Belize Asserts Sovereignty Amidst Recent Border Tensions with Guatemala

It’s been a little over two weeks since members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF)
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Fortis Belize Faces Pressure to Lower Rates Amidst Renewable Energy

Fortis Belize has responded to the Prime Minister’s call to lower their rates. On Friday,
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Independent Analysis Reveals Sugar Industry Savings at Port of Big

The sugar industry is saving significantly from its move to the Port of Big Creek
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BWSL explains service interruption

Amid the energy woes that consumers have been facing over the past few weeks, yesterday
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BEL Ensures No Power Shedding Tonight Despite Mexican Supply Shortfall

There is some good news to share on the electricity front, well, at least for
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PM Briceno Heads to Mexico to Meet CFE Representatives

Prime Minister John Briceno is preparing to return to Mexico this weekend to meet with
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Fortis Belize Faces Regulatory Hurdles Amid Energy Oversupply

Keeping on the topic of energy, Fortis Belize, the largest supplier of in-country generated electricity,
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Banking Regulations Challenge Majid Khan’s Access

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francis Fonseca, has commented on Majid Khan’s challenges faced in the
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Former Guantanamo Detainee Majid Khan Opens Up About Life in

After being released from Guantanamo Bay Prison, Majid Khan is speaking out on his reinsertion
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Opposition Leader Demands Retraction and Compensation from Channel 7 News

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has had his attorneys send a letter to
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Portico developer speaks on land acquisitions

Once the Definitive Agreement had come to light, several issues and questions arose.  One had
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David Gegg speaks on MOU with former administration

Businessman Hotchandani did testify yesterday at the Senate sitting and had conceded that he is
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David Gegg takes witness stand at Senate Inquiry

As it directly relates to Portico’s Definitive Agreement, Gegg spoke on who drafted the document
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Belize City Labourer Charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with Minor

A resident of Santa Barbara Street, Belize City, is on remand at the Belize Central
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Trio in Court for Illegal Logging in Monkey Bay National

Three of five men who are being accused of illegal logging were taken to court
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Immigration Officer Under Investigation After Altercation at Western Border

A senior immigration officer remains on active duty tonight, but has been asked to submit
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Feinstein Group Demands Independent Probe into Atlantic Bank’s Alleged Violations

Tonight, things are heating up between the Feinstein Group and Atlantic Bank Limited (ABL) over
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Atlantic Bank Fires Back at Feinstein’s Accusations Over Stake Bank

And while Feinstein is calling on the Central Bank of Belize (CBB) to investigate Atlantic
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Belize Certified for Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Belize is among several countries that is being officially certified for the elimination of mother-to-child
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BEL Initiates Gas Turbine Activation to Alleviate Power Woes

The light at the end of the tunnel may be near as Belize Electricity Limited
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Blaze Ravages Homes in San Pedro Colombia: Garbage Fire Sparks

A massive fire, sparked by flames of burning garbage, consumed three houses over the weekend. 
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Police Commissioner Surveys Northern Borders Amidst Security Concerns

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, did a reconnaissance in the north over the weekend,
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Double Homicide Rocks Roaring Creek Village: Police Hunt for Suspects

For the second time this year, gun violence has rocked Roaring Creek Village to its
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Gunman Targets Group in Belize City, Injuring One: Police Make

A Belize City man was shot while socializing on Saturday night in Majestic Alley, Belize
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Belize City Mechanic Survives Assassination Attempt: Gunmen Escape

A Belize City mechanic is hospitalized after surviving an attempt on his life. Last night,
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Opposition Leader Alleges Cabinet Involvement in Drug Trade

Moses Shyne Barrow, Belize’s Opposition Leader, made some serious allegations earlier today when he spoke
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Speculations Arise in Fatal Shooting; Drug Nexus Suspected

Sticking to the narcos situation up north, while investigators are yet to confirm whether the
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Chetumal Business Community Urges Removal of Travel Advisory from Belize

With a recent caution issued to those traveling to Mexico, the business community in neighbouring
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Electricity Crisis as “Disgraceful”

Moving on to other national concerns, particularly, the regular power outages, Opposition Leader Barrow sat
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Ministry of Transport Clarifies Seatbelt Law Amid Extortion Claims

The Ministry of Transport has clarified statements made by the Commissioner of Police about the
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Water Crisis Resolved in Independence Village, Stann Creek District

Residents of Independence Village, Stann Creek District are relieved tonight after a water shortage in
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Belizean Soldiers Return from Intense Training, Ready for Peacekeeping in

After undergoing intense military training in Jamaica, fifty Belizean soldiers are back in the country
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First-Ever International Social Work Research Conference Set to Kick Off

Mental health professionals from across the country will be gathering in Belize City tomorrow for
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BEL Rations Electricity

Portions of the country are currently experiencing power outages as Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is
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Belizeans on Edge as Cartel Violence Spills into Chetumal: Mexican

Recent violence and insurgence of the cartels in Mexico have become a cause for concern
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Security Meeting Held in Belize Amid Cartel Threats: Police Dispel

Over on the Belize side, the troubling situation in Chetumal led to a high-level security
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No Travel Advisory Yet Despite Border Uptick in Cartel Crime

With the high-level meetings in both Belize and Mexico, Belize has not issued a travel
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Guatemala Ramps Up Border Patrols Amid Belize Incursion Claims: PM

There is another security issue that Belize is grappling with involving our neighbors in Guatemala. 
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Benque Viejo Deputy Mayor Resigns Over Misogyny Allegations

Town Councilor of Benque Viejo, Jenny Martinez took to social media yesterday evening and gave
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US Senators Push for Increased Support to Belize in Combatting

Belize is being coined as a cooperative country that the United States should invest more
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Mexican Military Crackdown in Chetumal Amidst Cartel Violence, Sparks Concerns

The Mexican government has launched a military operation in neighboring Chetumal amidst an uptick in
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Power Outages Plague Belize as Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission Struggles

The Belize Electricity Limited is working to tackle two issues affecting the country’s power supply.
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BEL working to Boost Power Generation Amidst Infrastructure Hurdles

While BEL says it had been signaling the need for greater power generation for some
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Belmopan Man Brutally Chopped to Death, Police Pursue Suspect

A 52-year-old man was chopped to death this morning in the City of Belmopan. The
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Tragic House Fire Claims Lives of Woman and Child in

Belize City woman, Malika August, and her two-year-old child died over the weekend after sustaining
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Disturbing Video Sparks Outrage in Belize City: Police Investigate Assault

Tonight, police are probing into a disturbing incident that was caught on camera in Belize
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Parents Charged with Cruelty as 14-Year-Old Daughter is Found Pregnant

Two parents of San Pablo Village, Orange Walk District, were charged yesterday with cruelty to
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Cane Farmer Ambushed and Killed in Corozal Village

A cane farmer was killed last night in his backyard in Consejo Village, Corozal District.
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Family Petitions for Justice: Accused Robber’s Death Raises Questions

The family of 49-year-old Ronald, the accused robber who was shot and killed, has launched
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Woman and Toddler Injured in Belize City House Fire

A woman and a toddler are hospitalized after they were injured in a house fire
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PUP National Executive Agrees on Party Matters, Observes Moment of

The National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) met today and agreed on several
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BDF Forward Operating Base on Sarstoon River Reopens After Renovations

After months of being uninhabitable, the Belize Defence Force’s Forward Operating Base on the Sarstoon
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Immigration Clerks in Belmopan End Walkout After Meeting with CEO

Chief Executive Officer for Immigration, Tanya Neal-Santos has assured our newsroom that the issue surrounding
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Attorney Orson OJ Elrington Faces Professional Misconduct Ruling by General

Attorney Orson OJ Elrington is back in the news tonight after the General Legal Council
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OJ Elrington Responds to GLC Allegations: Denies Wrongdoing, Claims Verbal

Orson OJ Elrington has responded to the reports coming out of the General Legal Council’s
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Atlantic Bank Sues Michael Feinstein for Fraud and Breach of

Atlantic Bank Limited (the Bank) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Belize
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PM Briceno Reacts to Minister Espat’s Sudden Death

Prime Minister John Briceno says the death of Minister of State Michael Espat came as
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Toledo East Bi-election Looms Following Michael Espat’s Passing

While Prime Minister John Briceno says Espat did not speak about a possible succession plan
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Glenfield Dennison Set to Be Sworn In as Union Senator

Attorney Glenfield Dennison is preparing to be sworn in as the next union Senator.  Love
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Government Minister Mike Espat Dies of Massive Heart Attack, Social

News of the death of Honorable Mike Espat reached our newsroom just before ten o’clock
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Toledo East Prepares for Bi-election Following Mike Espat’s Passing

The passing of Area Representative Mike Espat has set in motion, plans for a bi-election
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Senator Kevin Herrera Addresses Transparency and Accountability in Public Office

Senator for the private sector, Kevin Herrera, was on The Morning Show today talking about
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Belize City Family Scammed Out of Thousands in Vehicle Deal

A Belize City family has reportedly been scammed out of several thousand dollars by a
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Public Service Union Engages in Training to Strengthen Workers’ Rights

The Public Service Union (PSU) wants to improve its effectiveness and strengthen its ability to
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Stake Bank Enterprises Accuses Atlantic Bank of Unlawful Acts, Seeks

Stake Bank Enterprises Limited (SEBL) is making allegations against Atlantic Bank Limited and has now
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Belize Government Eyes World Bank Partnership to Revitalize Toledo District

The Government of Belize hopes to work with the World Bank to transform the Toledo
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Millennium Change Corporation Greenlights $125M Grant for Belize’s Education and

The Millennium Change Corporation (MCC) has approved a 125-million-dollar grant for Belize. Last week, a
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