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Will BSI/ASR Comply or Litigate? Legal Advice Sought Amidst Regulation

With this current contention and the BSI’s rejection of the new regulations, the question tonight
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BSI/ASR Disputes Sugar Regulation

And while that is the argument presented by Minister of Agriculture, Abelardo Mai, the BSI/ASR
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Palm Tree Plantations Discovered in Adjacency Zone

Reports reaching our newsroom are that the thousands of palm trees have been found within
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Elmer Nah trial continues

The trial of Elmer Nah, Epiphania and PC Manuel Caliz continued today before Magistrate Baja
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Scammers exploit Belizean woman’s hospitalization in Mexico

Belizean woman, Kera Leslie, remains hospitalized tonight in Mexico as the family continues its efforts
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Belize’s First STEAM Secondary School Set to Open in September

In less than four months, Belize’s first secondary school dedicated to STEAM education, an approach
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BSI Objects to Proposed Amendments to Sugar Industry Act

Tonight, Belize’s sugar industry remains in a potentially volatile situation after Belize Sugar Industries Limited
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Leader of the Opposition Criticizes New Sugar Regulations, Demands Reversal

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow has sided with the Belize Sugar Industries,
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Doctor charged with sexual assault

Tonight, a medical professional is on the wrong side of the law after he was
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Deputy Comptroller of Customs says marijuana edibles have been coming

Three weeks ago, communities across Belize were shocked at the distribution of weed sweets, particularly
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Crucial Decisions Made for Future of Belize Coast Guard

Senior personnel of the Belize Coast Guard met up with senior officials within the Ministry
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Belize Coast Guard to Expand Fleet with Two Patrol Boats

In addition to the air patrols and the drone personnel, the Belize Coast Guard will
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Brazilian Nationals Nabbed for Illegal Entry Spared Fine and Confinement

A group of Brazilian nationals who entered Belize illegally were spared a fine and confinement
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Belmopan Couple Fined for Aiding Group of Brazilian Nationals in

A couple from Belmopan were arraigned in court today after being charged for aiding and
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Belizean Fisherman Pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Assault Charge

A fisherman pleaded not guilty in court this afternoon after he was charged with aggravated
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Belizean Prime Minister Attends 9th Summit of Heads of State

Prime Minister John Briceno departed the country yesterday enroute to Antigua, Guatemala. The Prime Minister
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Belize Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Belize is observing National Teachers’ Day today. Today marks the end of Teacher Appreciation Week
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CWU and the PBL are back at the negotiating table

Tonight, the CWU and the PBL remain at odds; however, steps are being made to
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Minister of Labour speaks on CWU / PBL situation

And as it relates to the CWU’s call for the PBL to adhere to the
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Yhony Rosado Takes Legal Action Against Government of Belize

Self-proclaimed activist and businessman, Yhony Rosado, says he is taking the government to court after
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Toledo West Representative Clarifies FPIC Statement

Area Representative for Toledo West, Oscar Requena, says he may have been misinterpreted in his
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Yhony Rosado Calls for Fair Treatment of Small Tour Operators

During his almost two-hour press conference, Rosado clamored about what he says is an unfair
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Senator Elena Smith expresses disappointment over resignation letter allegations

In her resignation letter tendered yesterday, Ruth Guerra-Shoman did place some blame on Senator Elena
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American land owner faces opposition in Hopkins Village over property

An American national is facing opposition in Hopkins Village as the company has taken a
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Belize’s GDP expands for second year in a row, IMF

Belize’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has expanded for the past two consecutive years. This was
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Belize Business Bureau urges government to reduce supermarket costs for

The Belize Business Bureau (BBB) is calling on the government to implement measures geared at
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BNTU’s representative resigns from People’s Constitution Commission.

Shoman’s resignation as President of the BNTU is not the only seat that the educator
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Belize National Teachers Union president-elect resigns before being sworn in.

An unprecedented has occurred within the Belize National Teachers Union, where the president-elect has resigned
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The Stevedores are back at work, but the CWU says

The estimated 200 containers that sat in Belize’s harbor over the weekend on the MV
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Body of Randolph Crawford retrieved from New River

Over the weekend, 27-year-old Randolph Crawford’s body was retrieved from the banks of the New
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Thieves target Heritage Bank ATM in Burrell Boom Village, steal

Last night, thieves targeted the Heritage Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Burrell Boom Village,
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Indian Creek Village in Toledo District to receive electricity through

The alcaldes of Indian Creek Village, Toledo District have been lobbying for electricity in the
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Ministry of Public Utilities collaborating to improve Belize’s infrastructure

And, while the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance has been collaborating to
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Belize joins Caribbean Community to strengthen national immunization program post-pandemic

Belize has joined the Caribbean Community in working to bolster the percentage of immunizations administered
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Impasse continues as ship seeks to dock at the Big

The MV Aries 056 ship will be leaving the Port of Belize with all its
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Police Commissioner lashes out at Leader of the Opposition

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has taken another shot at the Leader of the
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Ladyville man killed by friend turned foe

Tonight, a family in Rural Belize is mourning the death of their loved one who
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Elroy Quinonez’s killer to be charged says ComPol Williams

Investigators in the South are expecting to lay charges on the man they believe murdered
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Investigators confirm drug involvement in yesterday’s shootout up north

Authorities are yet to find the body of 27-eyar-old, Randolph Crawford, who reportedly jumped into
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Police Minister Speaks on Crime Reduction Efforts

As investigators get to the bottom of that wild shootout up north, Police Minister appeared
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Wild Wild West plays out in the North

Gunshots rang out like a scene from the wild Wild West; except it wasn’t in
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35-year-old Elroy Quinonez gunned down in Dangriga

A resident of the culture capital, Dangriga Town, was gunned down last night in front
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Port and stevedores at impasse, 200 containers left waiting

Tonight, there are 200 containers at the Port of Belize, waiting to be unloaded; but
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International company contracted to digitize Vital Statistics Unit

The Government of Belize has contracted an international company that will begin working on digitizing
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Belize likely to become a republic, says Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Briceno has reportedly remarked to a journalist for the UK’s publication, The
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$800 million injected into National Bank of Belize to make

Eight hundred million Belize dollars – that is the hefty sum that is being injected
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First phase of distribution of lots completed in Esperanza Village

Interestingly, as the MOU between the National Bank of Belize and JMCC Enterprises Limited was
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Land disputes in Southern Belize continue despite government’s efforts

Land disputes among communities in the south continue to heat up despite efforts of the
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InterAmerican Development Bank-funded study shows Belize’s job seekers lack skills

An employability study conducted in Belize has revealed that those seeking jobs are lacking in
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Association of Defense Attorneys raises concerns over judiciary’s bail decisions

The Association of Defense Attorneys has expressed concerns over two recent incidents involving the liberty
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Everald Martinez Found Not Guilty in Toddler Murder Case

Everald Martinez was found not guilty today in the court of Justice Sandcroft.  Martinez was
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Raymond Mejia Found Guilty of Murder in Belize City

While Martinez was released today with a not guilty verdict, 23-year-old, Raymond Mejia was not
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Young Mother and Her Two Babies Perish in Antelope Street

The bodies of a young mother and her two babies were found among the charred
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Minister Requena Responds to Road Traffic Incident Speculations

Following much speculations on the road traffic incident that involved Minister Oscar Requena, the minister
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Belize Delivers Memorial to ICJ on Honduras’ Claim over Sapodilla

Belize delivered its memorial to the International Court of Justice today, reference Honduras’ claim over
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Akeem Gamboa fired from the BPD and wanted by police

Akeem Gamboa – he is the main man wanted at this hour regarding the weed
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Exhibit Keeper could face charges for improper disposal of tainted

While the Commissioner has given clarity as to how the weed sweets got into the
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Chester chastises the media

Since the entire story of the tainted sweets hit the media, many have been calling
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Minister of Home Affairs weighs in on Police Commissioner’s performance

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, also chimed in on the performance of the Police
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Police Commissioner addresses tainted weed sweets scandal in extended interview

Today’s extended interview with the Police Commissioner is the first we are hearing from him
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Prime Minister speaks briefly on weed sweets scandal and ongoing

Prime Minister John Briceno spoke on the distribution of the weed sweets for the first
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Where did the weed edibles come from?

With a public health crisis declared yesterday, our newsroom anticipated an official press conference today,
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MOE working on guidelines to hopefully prevent re-occurrence of drug

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, says the entire cabinet was outraged when news of the
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The BNTU wants an intense investigation to be carried out

The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) has joined the voices that are calling for an
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Medical expert weighs in on danger of marijuana-laced candy distribution.

Our extended coverage on the tainted candy continues with a medical perspective with Dr Fernando
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Belize City Deputy Mayor expresses outrage over tainted candy crisis

Speaking out on this recent crisis of tainted candy, Belize City’s Deputy Mayor, Allan Pollard
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Over thirty persons hospitalized after ingesting marijuana sweets

Plastic bags filled with colour candy, gummi bears and sweets; it’s a treat for the
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Investigation Ongoing into Weed Ordeal

Tonight, Police are looking at several angles trying to determine whether it was an act
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Hartin pleads guilty and escapes jail time

Jazmin Hartin has escaped jail time after pleading guilty to manslaughter by negligence in the
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Belize Telemedia Owed $20 Million, Working to Collect Outstanding Fees

Twenty million Belize dollars – that is the amount that is currently owed to Belize
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Belize Telemedia Reports Increased Revenues Despite Losing Some Government Business

As Belize Telemedia Limited (DIGI) is hoping to collect the millions owed by consumers, the
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Patrick Faber reinstated as Collet Division Leader for UDP

After being put through the ringer of public scrutiny and political blows, Patrick Faber is
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Post-mortem reveals both Ladyville murder victims died of gunshot wounds

New details have emerged regarding last week’s gruesome double murder in Ladyville, Belize District.  The
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JPAC evaluates 2014/2015 Auditor General Report

The Joint Public Accounts Committee met today where they evaluated the 2014/2015 Auditor General Report. 
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Special Envoy comments on PM Briceno’s remarks about ADHD

Special Envoy, Rossana Briceno, an advocate for persons with disabilities has commented on remarks made
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Belize City man says he wants his name cleared

A Belize City man is trying to clear his name after he was accused of
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Verdict Finally Reached in Laddie Gillett’s Murder Trial

The quiet of the Belize High Court in Belmopan was disrupted this morning as Justice
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Police Commissioner Reacts to Guilty Verdict in Laddie Gillett’s Murder

Love News reached out to Police Commissioner Chester Williams following today’s verdict to get his
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Police Officer Kicked Out of Court for Inconsistencies in Laddie

Police Constable Claude Augustine was one of the police officers who testified in the case
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“Belize Defence Force Discovers Apparent Guatemalan Military Base in Adjacency

The Belize Defence Force has unearthed an apparent military base in the Adjacency Zone being
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Special Prosecutor Bill presented in the House

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, has been excluded from the triple murder case
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Corozal taxi driver involved in fatal accident in Chetumal

A taxi driver from Corozal was involved in a traffic incident in Chetumal earlier today. 
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Man kills his girlfriend and brother; sister of murder victim

Tonight, there are more questions than answers surrounding a gruesome and disturbing double murder that
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Land dispute brewing in the south

A land controversy is brewing in the south, particularly in the Yemeri Grove Village, Toledo
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UDP Chairman says Pm Briceno should have kept his mouth

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken some flack this past week over a comment he
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Double homicide reported in Ladyville, police have shooter in custody

Police are on the scene of a double murder on Scissor Tail Street in Ladyville.
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Man Denied Retirement Benefits After 19 Years of Public Service

Imagine working for almost two decades in the public sector and then finding out that
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Senator for Churches Requests Same Level of Scrutiny for Politicians

Senators spent most of the morning ventilating concerns over the Non-Profit Organization Bill that was
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Senator Coye explains why passing non-profit organization bill is necessary

With hours of debate on the non-profit organization bill, you might be wondering why the
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Bar Association of Belize Raises Concerns Over Non-Profit Organization Bill

As the Senate was debating the Non-Profit Organization Bill, the Bar Association of Belize since
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United Democratic Party demands answers from Prime Minister on national

The United Democratic Party has issued a statement demanding that Prime Minister John Briceno provides
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Close to four dozen disabled persons escape injuries in chartered

Thirty persons with disabilities escaped serious injuries yesterday after the brakes of the bus they
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Belize Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel capsizes at sea

Seven persons are lucky to be alive after they were rescued at sea by the
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Suspected drug traffickers’ airstrip destroyed in Santa Teresa Village

As Police investigate the whereabouts of the drugs from last week’s plane landing, local authorities
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Belize City resident may be responsible for bungalow house fire

Fire officials are investigating yet another fire, this time in Belize City. Police were called
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Four families displaced following mid-afternoon fire

Seven Belize City residents are without a home tonight following a fire that destroyed four
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Ruth Shoman is BNTU’s elected president

Ruth Shoman, an educator and activist has been dubbed President-elect for the Belize National Teachers
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