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Belize Explores Collaboration with Mexico’s Tren Maya Railway Project

A delegation including Ambassadors Jaime Briceño and Haisam Diab, along with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico,
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SIB Data Reveals Price Changes in Food Items, Commodities, and

In a recent set of data released from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) it
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State of Emergency Declared as Gang Violence Erupts: Dozens Arrested

Tonight, dozens of well-known and suspected gang members are behind bars, and many more are
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Opposition Senator Leaves Senate Debate After Only Thirteen Minutes

While political freedoms are not practiced in many countries across the world, Belize enjoys the
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Legislature Approves Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates

Tonight we can tell you that the proposed Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates has been
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Senator Herrera Critiques Budget Draft, Questions Allocation Ratios

Senator Herrera utilized the full-time allotted to each member. In the last leg of his
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Airport Corruption Scandal Unfolds: Officer Accused of Extortion

Airport on March 15. The allegations go deeper as it is reported that Richards was
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Police Officer Gunned Down Out West in Case of Mistaken

Tonight, the Belize Police Department is investigating the murder of one of their own in
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Elwin “Bobo” Lewis Killed in Belize City

It was a busy weekend for the Belize Police Department. Since Friday, three men were
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Taxi Driver Fatally Shot in Belize City Amid Uptick in

Also, among the casualties this weekend was thirty-year-old taxi driver Nigel Williams. He was gunned
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Gun Violence Erupts in Cayo Gender Reveal Party

The gun violence would pour outside of Belize City on Friday. Around 10:30 p.m., a
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Opposition Leader Faces Rebellion within United Democratic Party Ranks

The Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow held a National Party Council Meeting on Saturday to
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UDP Leadership Shake-Up: Senator Replaced Amidst Party Discontent

Following this weekend’s NPC meeting, the LOO moved to replace the party’s Belize Rural Central
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Authorities Detain Almost Two Dozen Undocumented Migrants Near Belmopan, Western

Tonight, almost two dozen undocumented migrants are detained by Authorities in Western Belize after they
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Weak Opposition Presence Nearly Ends Budget Debate Early

The final day of this year’s Budget Debate ended just before news time, but the
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Heated Exchange Budget Debate as Hon.Patrick Faber Calls Former PM

As is the norm, things got heated today in the House of Representatives after Collett’s
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Opposition Criticizes Government’s Health Insurance Scheme Expansion

Collet’s Area Representative Patrick Faber also rose to criticize the government’s expansion of the National
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Tourism Sector Expects Significant Growth in 2024, Minister Reports

The Ministry of Tourism is expecting a major jump in tourism numbers for 2024, which
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Pickstock Representative Counters Opposition’s Claims on Economic Reports

During his presentation, Pickstock Area representative Anthony Mahler also rebutted the LOO’s claim that the
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Social Media Exaggeration ? Only One Immigration Officer Detained, Another

The story of six immigration officers detained by Police seemed to have been an exaggeration
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Police Department Investigating Officer’s Domestic Violence Allegations

Police Commissioner Chester Williams says that the department is looking into allegations made by Police
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Internal Probe Initiated: BDF Investigates Attempted Rape Allegation at Price

The Brigadier General of the Belize Defence Force says an internal investigation is ongoing after
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Belize City Council Assigns Portfolios to Council Members

The Belize City Council has announced the portfolio appointments for its council members. The council
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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Day Two of Budget Debate Concludes in Belmopan

Day two of the budget debate ended just before five o’clock this evening in Belmopan. 
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BSI/ASR Denounces Belize Government’s Sugar Inquiry, Threatens Legal Action

Less than twenty-four hours after the government approved the Terms of Reference for its Sugar
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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Belize Defence Force and Coast Guard Host Women, Peace, and

The Belize Defence Force (BDF), along with the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) launched their annual
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Police Commissioner Recognizes Outstanding Women Officers in Belize

Police Commissioner Chester Williams recognized three women of the department this morning in a ceremony
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Belize Territorial Volunteers Demand Action Over Illegal Road in Chiquibul

The Belize Territorial Volunteers is calling on all environmental stakeholders to take tangible action following
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National Assembly Kicks Off Budget Debate with Lengthy Presentations

In years past, we have seen heated debates around this time when the new budget
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BSCFA upset over PM Briceno’s comments

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is once again unhappy with the government; this
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Opposition Leader Slams Government’s Budget as Betrayal: Says GOB’s budget

Ahead of tomorrow’s budget debate for the 2023/2024 fiscal year, the Leader of the Opposition,
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Oil exploration continues in Belize

There’s big news brewing for the Belize oil industry, as two companies are expected to
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Chiquibul National Park Shows Signs of Recovery, says FCD

Friends of Conservation and Development (FCD), the NGO that co-manages the Chiquibul National Park, says
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Villager Killed in Road Traffic Incident in Guinea Grass

A Guinea Grass villager lost his life in a road traffic incident this morning. Around
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CWU and GOB strike an agreement

After threats of industrial action, multiple meetings, and weeks of negotiating, the Christian Workers Union
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Former Belize City Mayor assaulted by her caretaker

As Belize goes about observing March as Women’s Month, one woman who has had her
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Policewoman Speaks Out on Domestic Violence

Tonight, there is another case of domestic violence; this time a policewoman is the victim. 
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Minister of State Alleges Assault from a member of her

Minister of State for Human Development, Elvia Vega-Samos is alleging that she is in fear
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ComPol Williams rallies for stiffer public fighting penalties

A video of a fight inside Shisha’s Hookah Bar on Newtown Barracks went viral this
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Businessman Aaron Wilson’s Court Appearance Delayed; court had no documentation

Businessman Aaron Wilson showed up to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court today to answer a
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San Ignacio family loses home to fire

A family of six in the Cayo District lost their home to a blaze in
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Stake Bank Enters Receivership: Feinstein Group’s Ambitious Cruise Port Project

Five years after breaking ground for what was to be a state-of-the-art cruise docking port,
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BSCFA Urges PM Action: Dispute Over Sugar Industry Regulations Sparks

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is calling on the Prime Minister to appeal
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PM Briceno to Meet with CWU Amidst Rising Tensions

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) and Prime Minister John Briceno are expected to meet on
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Guilty Plea: Jared Ranguy pleads guilty to 2012 Triple Murder

After almost 12 years, Jared Ranguy has pleaded guilty to three counts of murder. Ranguy
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Shyne Barrow’s Surprise Meeting: Prime Minister Responds to Unexpected Guest

Yesterday, we told you that members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association were in Belize meeting
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Bernard Wagner Sworn In for Third Term as Belize City

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner was sworn into office for the third consecutive term this
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Brutal Machete Attack Claims Life in Cayo: Investigators Probe Grisly

Investigators out west are probing into a grisly murder that claimed the life of a
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Trio of Police Officers Await Trial for Coerced Sexual Acts,

Three police officers remain on interdiction tonight after they were arrested and charged for wilful
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Sentencing Deferred Again for Anke Doehm

Anke Doehm, who was found guilty of cruelty to a child on March 4 of
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Belize Postal Services Launches AI-Driven Speed Mail Digitization Project

The Belize Postal Services is stepping up its game with the use of artificial intelligence
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Detained Man Sues Government Over Rights Violation: Alleges Police Abuse

Aaron Wilson, the man who was detained for twenty-two hours and charged with boisterous behavior,
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Ismarley Clarke Dies After Traffic Collision

A man is dead following a road traffic incident on the Philip Goldson Highway shortly
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Interdicted Seaman to be Dismissed with Disgrace from the Belize

Former seaman of the Belize Coast Guard, Keyren Lavaun Tzib, has been convicted of attempted
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Police to Lay Charges on Haitian/American Shooter at Market Plaza

Police are looking to lay charges this week on 59-year-old, Robert Joseph, the Haitian/American who
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Murder/Suicide Tragedy Prompts Calls for Awareness on Relationship Red Flags

As the City of Belmopan is still processing yesterday’s callous onslaught, some in Belize City
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Tensions between PBL and Stevedores Cooled Down

Tensions were high today at the Port of Belize Limited as the Christian Workers Union
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Commissioner of Police Rebukes Wrongful Charges Against Businessman

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the officers at the Ladyville Police Station were
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Shocking Daylight Tragedy: Woman and Child Killed in Belmopan Market

A woman and a child were killed in broad daylight this afternoon.  Videos surfaced with
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City Administrator Murdered by Husband

As the country observes Women’s Month in Belize, the news of the killing of Belize
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Interim Appointment at Belize City Hall Following Administrator’s Tragic Death

In the wake of the death of the Belize City Administrator, the City Council’s Director
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Port of Belize Standstill: Stevedores Refuse Work Amid Redundancy Payment

Tonight, the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited are at odds once
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Team Slim and Trim Claims Victory Again in the Belikin

Team Slim and Trim Like Guava Limb are now two-time champions of the Belikin La
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Belizean Attorney Oscar Selgado Convicted of Abetting Murder, Remanded to

Attorney Oscar Selgado is spending his first night at the Belize Central Prison.  The seasoned
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UDP Attorney Orson “OJ” Elrington Charged with Rape

It has been 57 days since two women came forth and reported a case of
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Prime Minister Briceno Unveils Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Budget

Prime Minister John Briceno has presented the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2024/2025.  The
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House Meeting Post-Election: Quiet Opposition, Boastful Government

Today’s House Meeting lasted for about three hours, and surprisingly, there wasn’t much fireworks.  The
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Punta Gorda Mayor-Elect Charles ‘Obeah’ Galvez Addresses Recount Issue

Following today’s House Meeting, we met up with the Mayor-Elect for Punta Gorda, Charles ‘Obeah’
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Belize Secures $50 Million Grant for Sugar Industry Enhancement from

Belize was selected among eleven countries for a fifty-million-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Pressures Government Over Unfulfilled Promises

While the Briceno administration is looking to invest heavily in the sugar industry in the
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Belize Receives $250 Million Grant for Education and Energy Sectors

There is another grant that Belize is benefiting from, this time, through the Millennium Challenge
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Christian Workers Union Accuses Government of Being Sinister in Negotiations

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) says the Government of Belize is being sinister in its
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Port of Belize Responds to CWU’s Allegations

While the CWU says the Port of Belize is being disingenuous, late this evening the
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Teachers’ Union Demands Retraction from Government Officials Over World Bank

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is demanding a retraction of statements made last week
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Viral Video Exposes Police Sexual Assault: Officer Assaulted and Hit

In twenty seconds, a video that has gone viral, shows a Police Corporal approaching a
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Tragic End to Search: Missing Man Found Dead, Alleged Killer

The search for missing man, Shane Baizar, ended in tragedy this morning. The 39-year-old’s decomposing
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Manhunt Ends in Fatal Shootout: Alleged Murderer Shot Dead

While Cruz Castillo was fatally shot by police after allegedly murdering Shane Baizar and fleeing
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Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly: Murder Suspect Ends Life in Custody

The case of a murder over the weekend has compounded after the suspected killer ended
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Family Feud Turns Fatal: Belize City Man Killed in Home

A Belize City man was killed last night after an argument between him, and his
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GOB breaks ground for the San Pedro Hospital

Today was historic for the islanders of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker as they bore
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Tragic Loss: Educator Sylvio Camara Dies in Belize Boating Incident

Residents of San Pedro Town are mourning the loss of career educator, Sylvio Camara, who
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Woman Slapped with Fine for Stabbing Ex-Lover

A woman was given a slap on the wrist in court today after she confessed
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Heartbreak in Belize City: 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Bicycle Accident

A Belize City family is grappling with the loss of a young child tonight. Around
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IMF Report: Belize’s Economy Shows Remarkable Growth Despite Global Challenges

With Belize being a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country is scheduled
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World Bank Joins IMF in Concerns Over Belize’s Public Sector

Interestingly, the IMF is not the only one that has expressed concerns over the public
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Repeat Offender: Dangriga Man Faces Rape Charges for Second Time,

Dangriga Police reportedly has a man in custody who is facing rape charges, yet again. 
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Joint Unions Upset with Government for Allegedly Dodging Meetings

The Joint Unions are upset this evening as they are alleging that the government officials
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BEL Extends Electricity to Two More Villages in Southern Belize

Two more villages in southern Belize are getting electricity through a Mini-Grid electrification project from
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Tragedy at Sea: Vessel Capsizes, Claiming One Life, Belize Coast

Eight men were at sea this afternoon when the vessel they were in capsized at
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Former Lands Minister Evades Inquiry, Refuses to Answer Dozens of

There were more than 12 questions that the former Lands Minister declined to answer, on
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Senate Inquiry Heats Up: Hugo Patt Alleges Senator of Received

Finally, from today’s Senate Inquiry, was an exchange between Patt and Senator Kevin Herrera.  In
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Tokyo Animation Lecturer Inspires Belizean Enthusiasts

Animation enthusiasts were captivated by Tokyo Lecturer in an Animation Conference today, organized by the
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Grieving Families of Belize Defence Force Helicopter Crash Victims Still

It’s been four years since four members of the Belize Defence Force lost their lives
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Four Fallen Soldiers: Calls for Recognition Amplify on Anniversary Amid

Had it not been for the release issued today, highlighting the pending compensation to the
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