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Accused triple murderer Jared Ranguy returns to court

In less than two days, Jared Ranguy, who is accused of killing his mother, sister,
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Panamanian cargo ship remains stuck in Belize’s reef

A Panamanian cargo ship remains stuck in a portion of the reef east of Drowned
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Still no charges in the maritime death of 17-year-old American

The Belize Port Authority says its investigation into the boating incident that claimed the life
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Father of one killed by police during alleged shootout

Police in Orange Walk Town are under fire after an officer shot and killed 19-year-old
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Deputy Commander of NICB says Investigators Recovered Surveillance Footage

Since Saturday night’s fatal shooting, police officers have been canvassing four miles of road where
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ComPol Williams says Officers’ Body Cams were not on

While the police’s investigation into the matter has shed more light on what transpired, investigators
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Criminal and Internal Investigations Launched

The Belize Police Department has also launched an investigation to determine whether the officers will
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ComPol Williams Says Officers Used Excessive Force

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says the officers involved in the shooting death of
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Intoxicated Officer Caught Stealing

Police Commissioner Chester Williams says he is embarrassed after one of his police officers was
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The Belize Police Department issues press release on the death

The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon Kareem Musa and the Commissioner of Police extend their
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PM Briceño Delivers Speech to Conclude Three-Day Budget Debate

After a robust discourse that took place over the past three days, Prime Minister John
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SFXCU Members Want the Central Bank’s Administrator Out!

In a show of solidarity and determination, members of the Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union
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Cayo man targeted in early morning murder

A man was murdered in the wee hours of this morning in the Cayo District.
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Toledo man killed in road traffic incident

A man was killed this morning in a road traffic accident in the Toledo District.
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Fire damages office at Agusto Quan Store

A small fire caused damage to an office at Agusto Quan Store last night in
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Belize City man robbed at gunpoint

A Belize City man is lucky to be alive after he was robbed at gunpoint
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National Met Services Expressed Need for Met Officers

The National Meteorological Services of Belize is facing a challenge to meet the demand for
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Is CEO Marconi Leal Jr on his way out?

Is Chief Executive Officer Marconi Leal Junior on his way out of the Ministry of
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Marconi Leal Jr. is not on personal leave

We also spoke to Leal’s father, Marconi Leal Senior, the area representative of Belize Rural
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Father of Canaan Student says No Official Report on Sexual

Back in January, a parent of a female student of Canaan SDA High School came
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Haitian Nationals Detained; Immigration Officers Are Concerned

Concerns of officers at the Department of Immigration have been brewing amidst the reported maltreatment
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Teacher and Student get in confrontation at Canaan SD High

The Ministry of Education today released a statement related to a viral video that captured
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Irregular Migrant Movement Can be Mitigated through Strategic Migration Schemes

The Ministry of Immigration has been conducting investigations into the increasing number of undocumented migrants
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Association of Beneficiaries and Retired Public Officers Protests in Belmopan

Members of the Association of Beneficiaries and Retired Public Officers are protesting in Belmopan today
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PM Briefly meets with Protestors

As mentioned, during the protest, Prime Minister John Briceno, accompanied by Public Service Minister Henry
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2023-2024 Budget Debate Kicks Off

The 2023–2024 budget debate is underway in Belmopan today. Kicking off the debate was Leader
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DPM Cordel Hyde Tells LOO to Get Facts Right

Following the Leader of the Opposition’s speech was Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde. Before speaking
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Education Minister Responds to LOO Comments

The third speaker to participate in today’s budget debate was Education Minister Francis Fonseca. Fonseca,
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Minister Dolores Baldaramos Garcia Tells LOO he should have read

Also doubling down on the LOO’s budget debate contribution was Minister of Human Development, Families,
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Public Service Workers Trust Philip Castillo says the Court had

We also spoke to Philip Castillo. He is the lead trustee of the Public Service
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The Status of the Public Service Workers Trust

And as for the status of the trust, a nationwide consultation with beneficiaries ended last
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How Much Money does the PSWT Have?

Now, if the trust is dissolved, there is the expectation that several additional challenges will
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BSI’s Fairtrade certification Suspended, BSI says it won’t affect farmers’

Belize Sugar Industries Limited today fired off a press release responding to what it says
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President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Visit Belize

Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), will lead a delegation on an
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Roaring Creek Resident Murdered Late Saturday Night

Police continue an investigation into the Saturday night murder of 23-year-old Roaring Creek Villager, Floyd
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One dead and two injured in early morning RTI

Tonight, a well-known disc jockey is dead and two others are recovering after they became
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Tire Blowout Leads to Deadly Crash on Hummingbird Highway

Down in the south, police are investigating a road traffic incident that claimed the life
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One Minor Critical and the Other Dead Following Motorcycle Incident

In the Orange Walk District, two minors were victims of a road traffic incident after
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St. Matthew’s Government School ravaged by early morning blaze

Tonight, the faculty, staff, and students of St. Matthew’s Primary School are devastated after a
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Andre Vernon’s murderer fled the country says ComPol Williams

The man police believe is responsible for murdering 21-year-old Andre Vernon in front of his
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ComPol confirms Roberto Teck refused to provide urine sample

The family of 52-year-old Gilberto Carias Tolico, the man that was killed over the weekend
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ComPol Williams says he is not fazed by OJ

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he is not fazed one bit by the
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Cop charged for shooting incident being investigated for illegal firearm

22-year-old Jarrell Young is the police officer now charged for a shooting incident in Roaring
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Environmental Tribunal to look for replacement after Lucy Fleming steps

The newly reconstituted Environmental Tribunal has to seek a replacement. That’s because the previously announced
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Rice farmers in Toledo are revitalising the industry

Efforts to revitalize Toledo District’s rice industry are well underway, and yesterday an important step
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OW East Area Representatives returns land to the government

Orange Walk East Area Representative Kevin Bernard has returned two point zero seven acres of
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Villagers of Maya Centre Confront Area Representative

The Villagers of Maya Centre in Stann Creek are rejoicing tonight after holding a public
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Minister Requena says Maya Centre Situation Unfortunate

We also caught up with the Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Local Government, and
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Man charged for the murder of Freddy Chicas

A teenager from Ladyville Village has been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Freddy Chicas.
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Police look for two assailants in OW Shooting

Police in Orange Walk are still trying to figure out who shot Bart Allen last
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NGO Community takes on GOB over proposed legislation

The NGO community is once again at odds with the government. This time over the
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Speaker Woods breaks her silence on Shyne’s removal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Valerie Woods, has broken her silence on Friday’s
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Minister Kareem Musa discusses House drama involving the LOO

It’s a situation that Opposition Leader Moses Barrow says resulted from the Speaker’s erroneous ruling
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Minister Musa say the Speaker is fair

However, the accepted wisdom is that the disruptions and the hurly-burly in the House are
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No major negative impacts on tourism following Seine Bight incident

Authorities are still conducting investigations into last week’s incident on the Placencia Peninsula. The aggravated
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Orange Walk Man Charged for Fatal Road Crash that Claimed

Police have formally arrested and charged 35-year-old, Beyron Tillett for his involvement in a fatal
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Defence Attorney Oscar Selgado says Kareem Martinez was not the

It was a bombshell allegation today made by defence attorney Oscar Selgado in the Laddie
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Laddie’s biological mother was not happy

One person who was visibly angry with today’s proceedings was Laddie’s biological mother, Linda Gillett.
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Laddie’s Law

While the trial against Laddie’s accused killer, Kareem Martinez, is coming to an end, his
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Fire in Belize City destroys two homes and damages two

Tonight, two Belize City residents are displaced after their homes were completely destroyed by a
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Tribunal Established for Waterloo Port Expansion Appeal

A newly formed tribunal has been established for adjudicating the appeal made by Waterloo Investment
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St. Francs Xavier Credit Union board and GM say the

The board of directors and the general manager of St. Francis Xavier Credit Union have
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Will Laddie’s family get Justice?

. The highly-anticipated trial, which began on January 23, was held in the High Court
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Fatal Road Traffic Incident Claims Four Lives in Orange Walk

The northern part of Belize is mourning several persons who lost their lives over the
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Fatal Crash on San Narciso Road Leaves Family Mourning… And

In San Roman Village, Corozal, the Carias family is mourning the death of fifty-two-year-old, Gilberto
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Father of four dies in boating accident

 A father of four was killed over the weekend in a boating accident off the
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Freddy Chicas’ family still without closure

Tonight, the family of 21-year-old Freddy Chicas is yet to confirm whether the body found
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Arson in San Roman Village, Stann Creek

Was it a case of arson? That’s what Dora Choc says is what happened to
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Opposition Leader removed from national assembly building

Opposition Leader Moses Barrow was today kicked out of the National Assembly Building in Belmopan.
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Borrowing to Invest is Healthy

The opposition, the United Democratic Party, continues to criticize the government for what it describes
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Trying to Keep Fuel Prices Down

And we also asked the Prime Minister about the fuel prices. During his budget speech,
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PM Briceno Explains Public Sector Pension Reform

Yesterday, the Cabinet announced that the Briceno Administration will implement a phased approach to the
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Prime Minister Speaks on Commission of Inquiry to examine modernization

The Prime Minister was also asked about the Cabinet’s decision to convene a Commission of
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GOB Announces the Launch of a Commission of Inquiry to

 The Government of Belize announced its decision to launch a Commission of Inquiry to modernize
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BSCFA Not Convinced the Ministerial Sub-Committee Will Be Much Help

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) Management Committee Chairman, Alfredo Ortega, also weighed in
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Veronica Hamze’s Mother Speaks Out

Thirty-one-year-old widow, Veronica Hamze, remains in Lebanon as she awaits the day she can finally
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Women in Belize Make Strides in Broadcasting

 Belize joins the rest of the world in celebrating Women’s History Month. This annual event
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Spanish Lookout Community Celebrates Sixty-Five Years in Belize

The Mennonite Community of Spanish Lookout in the Cayo District celebrated over six decades in
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Public Service Minister says increments will be unfrozen in April

Public sector workers and teachers will soon see their increments unfrozen. According to the Minister
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Prime Minister John Briceno says PG Town Councilor Moses Cal

Police have continued their investigations into a case of domestic violence in which a town
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Special Envoy for Women and Children Condemns Recent Acts of

The Special Envoy for the Development of Women and Children, Rossana Briceño, weighed in on
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Prime Minister Comments on Rodwell Ferguson

Last week, Transport Minister Rodwell Ferguson, in an interview, told Prime Minister John Briceno to
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Public Service Minister on Rodwell Ferguson

Also weighing in on the matter was the Minister of Public Service, Henry Charles Usher.
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BDF Continues to Investigate their Soldier’s Suicide

The case of Private Micah Miguel, the Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier, who died by
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BSCFA Protest in Belmopan Meets Counter-Protest

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) held a peaceful demonstration outside the National Assembly
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BSCFA Chairman Says Sugar Prices Do Not Need to Increase

Members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association (BSCFA) demand an intervention by the Government
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CSPCA Express Concern about the Future of their Memberships’ Livelihoods

The Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association (CSPCA) is but one of the four cane farming
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Florencio Marin Sr. Talks About His Tenure as Special Advisor

Former Belizean politician Florencio Marin Sr. completed his one-year term as special advisor to stakeholders
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Minister Ferguson Denies Allegations of Corruption

Minister Rodwell Ferguson continues to vehemently deny allegations made against him of purchasing over two
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Minister Ferguson Says His Letter to CEO Leal Is Simply

Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, also addressed the letter he wrote to his Ministry’s CEO,
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BSI/ASR explains why they call for an increase in sugar

We’ve continued to follow the discussion on the proposal to increase the prices of brown
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How can BSI/ASR convince the public to be onboard with

 As we told you, the two cane-farming associations of Corozal District have proposed a jump
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Is the BSCFA trying to pit BSI against the Government

In 2014, BSI/ASR asked for an increase in sugar sold in the local market. Nine
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BSI/ASR’s Finance Director says a Commission of Inquiry won’t solve

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has called on the Prime Minister to empanel a
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GOB Meets with JUNT to Negotiate Longstanding Matters

The Joint Union Negotiating Team (JUNT) met with the Government of Belize to discuss the
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Pension Reform to Come in Phases

Another major topic of discussion in today’s meeting is the pension reform exercise that GOB
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APSSM President to change; Sharon Fraser commits to a smooth

Yesterday, we told you that President of the Association of Public Service Senior Managers (APSSM)
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Minister Ferguson responds to chilly AC allegations

The Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson has taken to social media to respond to criticisms
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