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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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BDF solider hit and left for dead

A Belize Defence Force soldier died last night after being the victim of a hit
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Man claims foul play in land issue

Land owner, Gabriel Daniel Castillo, has come out alleging that a minister of government has
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Shyne says the solution to price gouging is simple

Price Gouging – it is a practice by some retailers to raise the prices of
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PM Briceno says the LOO is suffering from ADHD

Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, has denounced the decision by the Briceno Administration to
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PM Briceno explains rational behind passport cost increase

Recent weeks have seen much opposition and concerns over the increase in passport fees. A
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BNTU Presidential Candidates make their case for leadership

Votes are currently being counted as the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is looking to
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PM weighs in on BNTU Elections

With a new president being elected, the current leader, Senator Elena Smith will be making
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Minister Rodwell Ferguson gives update on Maroni Leal situation

Chief Executive Officer, Marconi Leal Junior for the Ministry of Transport remains on vacation leave
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Belize Coast Guard Conducts Sea Range Operation to Improve Sailor

The Belize Coast Guard (BCG) hopes to improve the marksmanship of its sailors with a
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What does Lev Dermen’s conviction mean for John Saldivar?

Lev Dermen … he was found guilty after a seven-week trial of conspiracy to commit
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Belize National Teachers Union holds election for new executive

Members of the Belize National Teachers’ Union gathered on the Muffles College compound in Orange
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Alleged crooked cops removed from La Isla Bonita

Reports reaching our newsroom were that a police officer was targeted by a gunman last
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The ComPol’s brother is in hot water

Seine Bight resident, Arthur Williams, has been known to be vocal on social media on
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Still no replacement for the LIU’s William Dawson

It has been two and a half months since the passing of William Dawson, Chairman
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Additional persons to be charged for Sunday’s home invasion out

Investigators have arrested two men who they believe are connected to Sunday’s fatal home invasion
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The Belize Police Department’s Communication Director passes away

Police Press Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Fitzroy Yearwood, passed away just after three o’clock
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Oscar Quiroz brings the garland back home

Several talented Belizeans made headlines both locally and internationally this past weekend as Oscar Quiroz
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Quiroz Rides for Miami Blazers

The 2023 Holy Saturday Cross Country winner, Oscar Quiroz, has since left the country enroute
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Belize snags two gold medals at the CARIFTA Games

Over the weekend, Belize was able to snag two Gold Medals at the 50th CARIFTA
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Belize Robotic Team to Enter Championship Finals

Meanwhile, Belize’s Robotics Team was in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend where they made a
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Oscar Quiroz wins 93rd Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic

Belizean cyclist Oscar Quiroz of Team 501 Valvoline has taken the top spot in the
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Man Murdered in Hopkins Village

Thirty-eight-year-old Francis Augustine was found murdered this morning in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District. Augustine
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ICJ Rules in Favor of Guyana

Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ruled they had jurisdiction over
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US Visa Prices to Increase

The US Embassy in Belize announced new prices for visas. Starting May 30, the fee
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Mexican Man Murdered and Body dumped in Belize

A Mexican national was found dead yesterday inside the Corozal Free Zone, Corozal District, and
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No answers in Wellington Williams’ Murder

 Tonight, investigators continue to probe into the weekend murder of 16-year-old Wellington Williams. On Saturday
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Police make arrest in the murder of Denver Montero

Police have arrested the man they believe murdered 26-year-old Denver Montero over the weekend near
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Prison Escapees Still On the Run

The Belize Police Department continues to hunt for two escapees who managed to elude police
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Cameras Installed on John Smith Road

 The John Smith Road has become well known for the numerous dead bodies that have
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Motorcyclist dies in road traffic incident

 A motorcyclist lost his life in a road traffic incident last night in rural Belize.
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President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) departs Belize

This evening, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) , Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, departed
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Taiwan recommits to supporting women’s empowerment in Belize

And, before her departure, President Tsai also had the opportunity to check in on another
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Emerson Estuardo Garcia Criminally Charged

Emerson Estuardo Garcia has been slapped with a slew of charges for knocking down and
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Woman Raped by Belize City Man

Belize City police have charged 21-year-old Rupert Calwin Codd with rape. He is accused of
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BDF Captain charged for the death of Adrian Usher

 A captain of the Belize Defense has been slapped with a slew of charges in
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Belizeans React to Increase in Prices of Passport and Passport

Yesterday, we told you about the increase in prices of passports and passport services. The
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President of the Republic of China, Taiwan, in Belize

President of the Republic of China, Taiwan, Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, arrived in Belize City on
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Parliamentarians Greet Taiwanese President with Open Arms

The visit of President Dr Tsai Ing-wen is seen as an important step towards further
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16-year-old Student Murdered in Belize City

Police in Belize City are investigating the shooting murder of 16-year-old Wellington Williams on Saturday
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Belize warmly welcomes H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the

H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) touched down at the
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Child Knocked Down and Killed

Police press officer ASP Fitzroy Yearwood confirmed that a Belize City boy was knocked down
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Student Murdered in Belize City

16-year-old Wellington Williams was shot and killed in Belize City on Saturday night.  It happened
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Justice Recuses Himself in Jared Ranguy Murder Case

He is accused of murdering his stepfather, mother and sister- tonight Jared Ranguy has convinced
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Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault

A doctor who provides his services at the Western Regional Hospital is being accused of
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Dyandre Chee Family’s Can Sue for Wrongful Death

Two police officers have been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Trial Farm Village resident
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Body 2000 Owner Wins Civil Case

In 2020, Mark Neal, owner of Body 2000, Gabriel Pou, Kiandra Pow, and Berisford Hauze
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Attorney Says Police Officers Need Training

As we mentioned, Myles has successfully sued the police department on several matters. Thousands of
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GOB sends stern warning to the Chinese community about price

The Government of Belize says it’s listening to the cries of the Belizean people and
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Jared Ranguy Appears In Court

Jared Ranguy, the man charged with killing his stepfather, mother, and sister, is expected to
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Jared Ranguy Decides to Represent Himself During Trial

And as we reported, Ranguy decided not to plead guilty, but rather go to trial
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Pair of Prisoners Escape Custody

Police are on a manhunt for two prisoners. They are 20-year-old Sergio Pineda and 25-year-old
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The PBL and CWU saga continues

Tonight, the Christian Workers Union (CWU) and their employer, the Port of Belize Limited (PBL),
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PBL says the CWU did not act in good faith

While the CWU hopes for the trial to be struck down, the PBL wants to
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CWU President says both the PBL and GOB have failed

And from the battle over the CWU’s strike to their ex-gratia payout that has been
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