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These are the first born babies at the KHMH for

The traditional celebration of the first-borns for the New Year held fast today as four
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Belize Police Department Offers Reward for Information on Attempted Murder

The Belize Police Department is offering a cash reward for information on a case of
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BSCFA and BSI at Stalemate Despite Government Intervention and Union

After two days of negotiations, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize
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Orange Walk Braces for Protests as Belize Sugar Cane Farmers

While the association remains in negotiations, its members are ready to protest in Orange Walk
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Tragic Accident Claims Life of Belize Sugar Industries Employee

While the mill continues to negotiate, it is also mourning the loss of an employee.
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Police Make Arrests in Christmas Weekend Murders, Seek Public Assistance

Three men were murdered in separate incidents over the Christmas weekend, and police have been
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Police Identify Suspect in Heritage Bank ATM The

Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the theft of a Heritage Bank
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Sugar Season Kickoff Sees Slow Start Amidst Protests: Belize Cane

It was a highly anticipated day for stakeholders in the sugar industry as many wondered
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Villagers Take Matters Into Their Own Hands: San Pablo Residents

Residents of San Pablo Village in the Orange Walk district, banded together yesterday to apprehend
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Brazen ATM Heist Shakes Ladyville: Thieves Make Off With Machine

Thieves did an encore early this morning as they yanked an entire ATM from the
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Christian Ramos Found Dead in Barrel on Belize River –

In an ironic twist of events, 19-year-old Christian Ramos lost his life after coming to
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US Embassy Opens CARSI-ESF Grants Application Period

The United States Embassy in Belize has officially open the application window for those wanting
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BSI/ASR Faces Dilemma as Sugar Scarcity Grips Consumers

BSI/ASR is looking to import white sugar early next year after consumers have been gripped
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Sugar Crop Season to start on Thursday despite BSI/ASR –

Despite the BSCFA’s refusal to deliver cane, BSI/ASR says the sugar crop season will begin
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Sugar Crop Season in Limbo: BSCFA Farmers to Protest, Demanding

Tonight, the start of the next sugar crop is in limbo.  Instead of getting the
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Controversial Church/State Agreement Signed Amid Constitution Reform Concerns

Just before the Christmas weekend, we told you of the Church/State Agreement that was signed,
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Minister Courtenay’s Departure: PUP Chairman Addresses Impact on Belize’s International

Will Minister Eamon Courtenay’s departure affect Belize’s image on the international stage? PUP Chairman Henry
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Commissioner of Police Reflects on Successful Year, Elected to Regional

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he’s going into the new year with a
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Ministry of Transport Implements New Safety Regulations for Holiday Season

The Ministry of Transport has introduced new safety regulations and will be enforcing them this
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Government Defends Port of Belize Acquisition Amid Criticisms

Minister of the Public Service and Constitutional and Political Reform Henry Charles Usher says the
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Paguada Brothers Sentenced to 30 Years for Premeditated Murder of

Tione and Delson Paguada were under heavy security this morning as the appeared in court
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Big Creek Port Owners Upset Over GOB Acquisition, Stann Creek

Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson says he believes the owners of the Big
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Central Bank of Belize Announces Changes to Banking Fees in

The Central Bank of Belize held its second 2023 press brief today where it announced
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Commissioner of Police Celebrates Lowest Murder Rate Since 2008

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is closing off 2023 with the lowest murder rate seen
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Minister Rodwell Ferguson Conducts Bus Inspections as Upgrade Deadline Approaches

The deadline for bus owners to upgrade their fleet is fast approaching, and the Department
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Belize City Man Charged with Molesting 5-Year-Old Granted Bail Amidst

A Belize City man was granted bail of three thousand dollars after he was caught
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Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Courtenay Confirms Departure; Succession Plan Unveiled

Our reports in last night’s news of Minister Eamon Courtenay’s departure was confirmed today by
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Belize’s New High Commissioner to Guyana Presents Credentials, Praises Strong

Belizean diplomat, Gale Miller-Garnett presented her credentials today to Guyana’s President, Dr Irfaan Ali.  President
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Dangriga Resident Survives Attempt on His Life in Home Invasion

A resident of Dangriga survived an attempt on his life last night. According to police,
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Senator Eamon Courtenay Reportedly Set to Depart from Foreign Trade,

Latest information reaching our newsroom is that Senator Eamon Courtenay will be demitting office at
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Government and Bakers Association Reach Agreement, Keeping Bread Prices Stable

After days of discussion, the government and the Bakers Association struck an agreement on Friday
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Onion Prices Surge as Local Crop Runs Out Due to

If you’ve recently noticed an uptick in the price per pound of white onions, you’re
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Belize City Nurse Loses Home to Fire: Community Rallies to

Neighbors of 29-year-old, Claricia Brown were able to help contain a fire that broke out
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Father of Three Murdered on Ambergris Caye; Teen in Custody

A father of three was killed on Ambergris Caye over the weekend, and a teen
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Guatemala’s President-Elect, Bernardo Arevalo, and Belize PM Briceño Meet to

Today, Guatemala’s President-Elect, Bernardo Arevalo, paid Prime Minister John Briceño a courtesy visit. The Central
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Teenager Gunned Down in Apparent Gang-Related Shooting on Newtown Barracks

A teenager was gunned down just after midnight in Belize City in an apparent gang-related
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Adjournments Continue in Trial of Former Cop Elmer Nah for

Former Cop Elmer Nah returned to the Belmopan Magistrate Court this morning for the triple
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Floralia Bus Services Resume on Southern Highway After Court Ruling

After a short hiatus, tonight Floralia is back on the Southern Highway.  Last month, the
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PM Briceno Clarifies Statements, Denies Disrespect to Belize National Teachers

Prime Minister John Briceno says his statements on the Belize National Teachers were taken out
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Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith Elected Chairman of University of Belize

The University of Belize has elected Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith to serve as the new Chairman
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Belize Coast Guard Saves 109 Lives in Outstanding Year of

One hundred and nine lives were reportedly saved by the Belize Coast Guard, since the
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Prime Minister Briceno Commends Belize Coast Guard at Christmas Luncheon

Prime Minister John Briceno was the guest speaker today at a Christmas luncheon for the
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Prime Minister Applauds Belize Police and Officials for Reduction in

Prime Minister John Briceno has commended the work of the Belize Police Department, as well
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Guatemala’s Application to ICJ: PM Briceno Anticipated Move in Belize’s

Earlier this week, we told you of Guatemala’s application to the International Court of Justice
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Belize Urges Respect for International Law Amid Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Another territorial issue that Briceno commented on was the reported high handedness of the Venezuelan
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Ramen Imports Surge in Belize Amidst Soaring Food Prices: CPI

Imports of Ramen noodles skyrocketed this year as Belizeans continue to grapple with the high
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Nationwide Sugar Shortage Hits Belize: Consumers and Businesses Demand Solutions

Another major issue consumers are grappling with is a country-wife shortage of sugar. For weeks,
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Sugar Cane Crop Season Delayed Commercial Agreement Dispute

In related news, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) met with Prime Minister John
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PM says Government Working to Find Solution to Prevent Bread

From sugar to bread, the government is working to prevent an uptick in the controlled
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Former Port CEO Appointed Interim Head as Government Takes Over

The government has appointed former Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Belize Arturo Vasquez
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PM Briceno Responds to Stevedores’ Demands: Christian Workers Union Seeks

And PM Briceno also responded to the Christian Workers Union’s demand for a 4.9-million-dollar redundancy
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Belize City Man Gunned Down

A Belize City man was gunned down in broad daylight today, and his family believes
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William Watson’s Autopsy Reveals Brutal Stabbing to be Cause of

There has been a shocking development in the death of eighty-two-year-old William Watson, whose body
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Opposition Leader joins CWU in taking issue with lack of

The Christian Workers Union is not the only entity concerned about the government’s interim board
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U.S. Donates Administrative Building to Belize Defence Force in Corozal

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) has a new building in northern Belize thanks to the
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Fatal Collision in Northern Belize: Elderly Man Dies in Phillip

Sticking in the North: an elderly man lost his life in a road traffic incident
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Christian Workers Union Seeks $4.9 Million Redundancy Package from GOB

The Christian Workers Union says it welcomes the Port of Belize’s nationalization but wants a
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CWU wants say in who sits on Port of Belize

While the CWU hopes for an audience with GOB, an interim Board of Directors for
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Ministry of Transport Scrambles to Replace Bus Runs After Floralia’s

The Ministry of Transport is scrambling to replace the bus runs that were affected by
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Senate Debates $86.9 Million Appropriations Bill for Public Sector Expenditure

The Senate convened today in Belmopan where they debated several Bills brought from last week’s
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Belize and El Salvador Launch Negotiations for Partial Scope Agreement

Belize and El Salvador are working to increase trade relations with the establishment of a
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Stabbing Incident in La Isla Bonita Takes a Twist: Cops

Police have launched an investigation into a stabbing incident on La Isla Bonita that left
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Belize Police Department Cleans House: Four Officers Dismissed in Connection

And while those cops are under the microscope, five others have been given the boot.
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Floria’s Southern Bus Routes Hang in the Balance: Uncertainty Over

Floria’s southern bus runs are expected to end on Sunday, but tonight, we have received
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Sugar Industry Clash: Belize Sugar Industries Limited Disappointed with Delay

The Belize Sugar Industries Limited, the government, and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association are
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Christian Workers Union Welcomes Port Nationalization but Demands Justice for

The Christian Workers Union (CWU), the union representing most stevedores, says that while it welcomes
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Government Secures Nationalization of Port of Belize in Landmark Deal

Government has brokered a deal with the owners of the Port of Belize Limited to
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Government Strikes Deal to Acquire Port of Belize at Reportedly

As we noted, the government is reportedly acquiring the Port of Belize at a massive
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Government Commits to Full Funding of Salaries and Allowances for

Grant-aided schools across the country will see the government paying full salaries, allowances and pension
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Expansion of Educational Support: Government Takes Over Allowances for Administrative

In addition to the salaries for teachers and non-teaching staff, the government is also taking
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Grant Aided Managing Authority Expresses Gratitude as Government Commits to

Shortly after Minister Fonseca’s announcement in the House, the Grant Aided Managing Authority of Schools
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Authorities monitoring two cases of meningitis in Belmopan

Authorities are keeping a close eye on two cases of meningitis in Belmopan, involving two
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Police Officers Face Interdiction as Prisoners Escape Under Watch: Manhunt

Two police officers are facing interdiction after two prisoners escaped under their watch.  Tonight, the
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Oscar Selgado’s Abetment to Murder Trial Advances

The abetment to murder trial against Oscar Selgado will proceed later this month with the
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Is the government contemplating buy back of the Port of

Cabinet ministers met today at the House of Culture in Belize City to finalize several
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Jet Blue Launches Non-Stop Flights from New York to Belize:

People looking to travel between Belize and New York, USA now have the option of
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San Pedro Retired Teacher Arrested for Fraud: Allegedly Swindled Buyer

A retired teacher of San Pedro Town has been arrested and charged for obtaining property
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Prime Minister Briceno Faces Unprecedented Questioning by Joint Public Accounts

Prime Minister John Briceno was called before the Joint Public Accounts Committee yesterday in Belmopan. 
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Holiday Raffles Warning: Ensure You Have a Permit or Face

Whether you are running an organization, a business for profit or non-profit, or just a
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Inquiry into Controversial Portico Agreement Begins

The first in a series of hearings took place today surrounding the genesis and the
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Is the BNTU contemplating a strike ?

There have been contradicting reports today about a decision to strike taken by the Belize
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Belize’s Bakers’ Association Takes Matters Into Their Own Hands, Announces

Belize’s Bakers’ Association is looking to take matters into their own hands to raise the
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Belize gains access to $122m Adaptation Fund

Belize has gained access to as much as 122 million Belize dollars in grants for
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Belize and IDB Join Forces for “CLIMA” Program: A Focus

Belize and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to work together to focus on
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Boledo and Sunday Lottery Return in Belize, but Launch Not

Belize’s Boledo and Sunday Lottery are back, but not without some glitches.  Tickets officially went
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Last Minute Buyers Frustrated as Boledo Ticket System Faced Technical

While the excitement and anticipation were evident at the Downtown Plaza, late buyers were frustrated
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Government Lotteries Committee Addresses Technical Glitches, Assures Smooth Boledo Sales

While many missed out on participating in yesterday’s lottery draw due to a reported overload
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Boledo and Sunday Lottery Draws Return After Seven-Month Hiatus: Avid

After a seven month hiatus the Boledo and Sunday Lottery draws have returned.  For the
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Belize National Teachers Union Meets with Education Minister to Address

The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) and Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, met at the
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Government Secures Additional Funds for Teacher Increments, Delays Blamed on

As it relates to the pending increments for teachers, the government has had to find
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Power Struggle at Belmopan City Council: Acting Mayor Controversy Persists

Tonight, the power struggle at the Belmopan City Council continues. Prior to leaving for COP28
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Cabinet Decides to Increase Archaeology Site Fees

The John Briceno Cabinet met in its weekly session on Thursday where several decisions were
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Opposition Urges Transparency: Calls for Public Disclosure of COP-28 Delegation

Tonight, the opposition is calling on the government to publicize the list of participants representing
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Tragedy Strikes Cayo District: Four Lives Lost in George Price

Four men from the Cayo District were killed in a highway collision last night on
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