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Belize Defence Force Addresses Delay in Monetary Payment for Late

The Belize Defence Force is asking the family of the late Lance Corporal Roxannie Goff
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Unpaid School Fees Lead to Removal of Students from Orange

As many as twenty students have reportedly been sent home from the Orange Walk ITVET
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Minister Francis Fonseca reiterates needs for Maya Land Rights Issue

The issue surrounding Maya Customary Lands has been dragging out for years.  In some instances,
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Stench Plagues Pound Yard: Residents Demand Action as Odor Worsens

For some time now, an underground stench has been brewing, and has been affecting businesses,
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Municipal Election Countdown: Campaigns Heat Up as Nomination Day Nears

With only 36 days left for the upcoming municipal elections, the aspiring mayors and city
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UDP Mayoral Candidate Denied Leave From Teaching

UDP’s aspiring Mayor for Belmopan, Jackie Burns, is hopeful that the rejection from the Teachers’
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Harvest Caye Employees Cry Foul: Allegations of Unjust Termination Surface

Several men who were recently employed by Harvest Caye in southern Belize have come to
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Mary Ann Cleland’s Cause of Death Confirmed to be from

Police have confirmed that 30-year-old Willow’s Bank Village resident Mary Ann Cleland was stabbed to
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Trial of Twelve, Including Four Cops, Faces Yet Another Delay

Twelve men, including four cops, made headlines in November 2021 when they were caught reportedly
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Mayan Communities Demand Government Meeting Over Land Policy Rejection

Tonight, tensions in the south remain high as several Mayan communities are demanding a meeting
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Maya Leader’s Address Sparks Controversy at Santa Elena Meeting

Of all the addresses delivered on Saturday at the Santa Elena meeting, the remarks made
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Belize City Council Denies Allegations of Misconduct Amidst Grader Purchase

The Belize City Council is rejecting what it says are false narratives being pushed by
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Corozal Resident Dies in Tragic House Fire

A 49-year-old resident of Corozal Town perished in a house fire early this morning.  Just
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Government Moves to Regulate Social Media “News” blogs

Social media blogs claiming to be legit and credible sources of news will soon be
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Toddler dies after pill he was prescribed becomes lodged in

A toddler was pronounced dead at the Western Regional Hospital just after ten o’clock this
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Belize-Registered Aircraft Shot Down in Venezuelan Airspace

Belize made it on the Venezuelan News last night after an aircraft registered in Belize
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Hunt for Individuals with Fake Israeli Passports Intensifies at Northern

Police are searching for four persons caught with fake Israeli passports at the country’s northern
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Border Security Director Reveals Hundreds Granted Refuge

As authorities are on the lookout for the four persons traveling on fake Israeli passports,
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Mayan Villages Reject Government’s Land Policy, Minister weighs in on

Several Mayan villages in southern Belize have rejected the government’s draft land policy. The Maya
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Murder victim’s toddler placed in foster care

Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, has confirmed to the media that the 18-month
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Attempted Murder Trial Continues for Seaman Keyren Tzib: Defense to

Almost nine years later, and Seaman Keyren Tzib still has a court matter of attempted
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Local White Sugar Returns to Shelves: Government Addresses Scarcity and

Local white sugar is expected to return to the stores’ shelves today.  The announcement came
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Cabinet Agrees on Various Matters: Boost Program Continues, Tax Exemption

Cabinet met this past Monday where several matters were agreed upon.  The first is that
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Boost Program to Continue: Cabinet Pledges Close Monitoring of Beneficiaries

The government says its Boost Program is not going anywhere, but it will closely vet
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Dangriga Firefighters Get Upgrade: New Facility Inaugurated for National Fire

Firefighters in the cultural capital, Dangriga Town, now have a new high-tech facility. Today, the
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Gruesome Murder in Willow’s Bank: Investigation Underway After Woman Found

The reports of a woman’s murder, and her abandoned toddler surfaced at around eight o’clock
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Special Senate Inquiry postponed due to lack of quorum

The Special Senate Inquiry that was scheduled to take place today has been postponed to
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San Pedro Town Council Reveals Financial Turnaround in Press Conference

Today, the San Pedro Town Council held a press conference to discuss its financial standing
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San Pedro Town Council Implements Secured Software for Efficient Financial

A major part of the council’s rebound was its overhaul of operating systems. The body
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San Pedro Town Council Establishes Fixed Asset Registry for Effective

And apart from making sure it accounts for every penny and dollar, the San Pedro
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Labour Act Overhaul on the Horizon: Belize Ministry of Labour

An overhaul of Belize’s Labour Act may be in the pipeline as the Ministry of
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Rape Accusations Against Belize City Attorney Await DPP Directives, Condemnation

Investigators are yet to lay charges against the Belize City attorney accused of rape.  The
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Opposition Leader Addresses Rape Allegations Against UDP Attorney

Also weighing in on the rape allegations against the UDP affiliated attorney was the Leader
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DPP Explains Delay in Charging Attorney Accused of Rape: Emphasizes

The attorney accused of raping two women has still not been charged, and today the
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Backlash Against Hot off the Press Grows: Legal Community Calls

On Friday evening, we told you of the nightclub footage uploaded to Hot off the
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Police Under Fire: Controversial Video Emerges of Officers Ridiculing Mentally

A video recording has spilled onto social media, showing a mentally ill man being instructed
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SSB Inspectors Stage ‘Sick Out’ in Protest

As many as fifteen inspectors from the Social Security Board’s Belmopan office called in sick
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Attorney Oscar Selgado Faces Abetment to Commit Murder Charge as

Attorney Oscar Selgado is back in court this week for the continuation of his trial
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BDF Addresses Ration Controversy: Colonel Leal Responds to Soldiers’ Social

The Belize Defence Force issued a press release on Saturday to address the recent allegations
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Police Destroy Illicit Weapons

After years of collecting dust at the police’s armory, today several illicit and prohibited weapons
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Desperate Search for Missing 20-Year-Old Arnold Gutierrez Near Belize/Guatemala Border

Tonight, a family in the Cayo District is desperately searching for answers after their loved
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Belize City National Fire Service to Finally Get Its Own

After almost two years of being housed at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex, the Belize
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Investigation Continues: Well-Known Attorney Accused of Rape Yet to Be

Up to news time tonight, the accused rapist, who has been described as a well-known
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Former Mayor of San Ignacio/Santa Elena Urges Current Mayor to

Former Mayor of San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Cayo Northeast Area Representative Orlando Habet is calling
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Minister Orlando Habet Tours Belize to Improve Ministry Services

The Minister of Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Change, Orlando Habet, has embarked
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Santander Belize Offers Sweet Solution to Sugar Shortage

As the government contemplates a price change for sugar, and as local consumers’ only option
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Prime Minister Briceno Meets US Senator Dodd: Talks Focus on

The US Embassy in Belize has confirmed that Prime Minister John Briceno and US Senator
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Cabinet Discusses Alcohol Consumption and Rum-Making Quality Control Concerns

The issue of alcohol consumption and its increase among the population was a discussion had
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Foreign Minister Francis Fonseca Aims for Sarstoon Protocol with Guatemala’s

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca, says he is hopeful
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US Special Presidential Advisor Christopher J. Dodd to Visit Belize

The US Special Presidential Advisor (SPA) for the Americas, Christopher J. Dodd, is expected in
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Belizean Woman Reported Missing in Los Angeles, California: Family Seeks

A Belizean woman is reported missing in Los Angeles, California, USA. 33-year-old, Tamica Hinkson, was
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Andre Perez’s return to Cabinet not ruled out by PM

It has been five months since former Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre
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Belize Enhances National Security with Inauguration of Twelve-Million-Dollar Surveillance Radar

Belize’s capability to detect incoming aircraft has been greatly improved with the historic installation of
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Orange Walk Town Honors Belize’s First Premiere and Prime Minister,

A special ceremony was held yesterday in Orange Walk Town in honour of the Right
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People’s United Party Ensures Legacy of George Cadle Price Lives

While it has been 12 years since the passing of George Cadle Price, the People’s
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Chief Justice Highlights Judicial System Weaknesses in Opening of Legal

The pre-recorded opening of the Legal Year 2024 was premiered this morning with the traditional
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Prominent Belize City Attorney and UDP Candidate Faces Rape Allegations

A well-known Belize City attorney and United Democratic Party candidate is in hot water after
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Government Approves Land De-reservation in Dangriga for First-Time Land Owners

Government has approved the de-reservation of a portion of land in Dangriga that will be
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Dangriga Town Council and Development Finance Corporation Launch Low-Income Housing

The Dangriga Town Council and the Development Finance Corporation have partnered to launch a low-income
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San Pedro Businessman David Gonzalez Receives Life Sentence for Murdering

San Pedro businessman, thirty-two-year-old David Gonzalez has been sentenced to life in prison for the
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Underworld Figure Jose Matus Gunned Down in Broad Daylight Attack

Belize City police are on high alert tonight after an underworld figure was gunned down
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18-YEAR-OLD Shemar Smith shot a stones throw away from Police

The murder of Jose Matus was not the only brazen shooting incident over the past
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Gun Violence Escalates: Another Shooting in Belize City Leaves 19-Year-Old

Within two hours of Shemar Smith being shot, Police responded to another incident of gun
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Early Morning Ambush: Belize City Man Survives Gun Attack, Crashes

Another Belize City man is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds after surviving an
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Commissioner of Police Addresses Concerns in Belize City Amidst Recent

On the heels of three men being shot, the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was
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Woman remains in fear after she was attacked inside her

Thirty-nine days ago, a woman was stabbed multiple times to the neck and the chest
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Fatal Crash at San Estevan Roundabout Claims Three Lives

Three men were pronounced dead after eleven o’clock last night at the Northern Regional Hospital
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Tragic Road Incident Claims Life of Intoxicated Driver in Orange

Another fatal road incident occurred earlier in the day, yesterday, in the Orange Walk District. 
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Corozal Free Zone Road Rehabilitation Breaks Ground

Today saw the ground-breaking for the rehabilitation of the Santa Elena Access Road to the
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CABEI President Visits Belize to Strengthen Collaborations

President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), on her first official visit
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Briceno Admin Announces CEO Shuffle

Love News has confirmed a minor shuffle of some three Chief Executive Officers in the
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Fatal Collision in Stann Creek: Father of Seven Killed, Teenager

A father of seven is dead, and a teenager severely injured, following a road traffic
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Belize Police Department Implements Suicide Watch and Counseling for Officers

In related news, the Belize Police Department has placed close to two dozen officers on
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Senate Inquiry Resumes: First Witness Examined on Portico’s Definitive Agreement

The second session of the Senate Inquiry surrounding Portico’s Definitive Agreement opened this morning in
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Belize Police Department Highlights Decrease in Homicides at COMPSTAT Meeting

Today, the Belize Police Department held its first Computer Performance Statistics (COMPSTAT) meeting of the
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White Sugar Import Arrives in Belize

White sugar is expected to hit the store shelves come tomorrow.  It is not the
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Galen University Welcomes Dr. Rene Villanueva as 5th President

Galen University has appointed its 5th President with effect from January 1, 2024.  Dr Rene
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BSI and BSCFA still have don’t have an agreement

The number of farmers protesting has dwindled in the north, but despite that dip in
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BNTU Expresses Discontent Over Government’s Handling of Sugar Cane Farmers’

President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), Jorge Mejia, was on the ground earlier
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Deadline Tension: Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Await Signed Deal as

Many of the cane farmers who showed up today have been out there since nine
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32-YEAR-OLD Christon Logan murdered in Southern Belize

An American national with strong ties and heritage in Belize was shot to death in
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Bridge Dilemma in San Pedro, Columbia Village Raises Questions About

As policy for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and housing, they are not allowed to
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KHMH Workers’ Union Elects New 9-Member Executive for Two-Year Term

The 9-member executive for the KHMH Workers’ Union was elected on Friday to serve for
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PM Briceno’s Swift Intervention Resolves Belize Sugar Impasse: Two-Year Deal

This brokered 2-year deal comes after six days of flaring tensions, two roadblocks, and strenuous
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Belizean Bus Driver Kidnapped and Robbed in Chetumal

Tillett’s bus driver, Jose Quintero says he was robbed, kidnapped, and beaten up before he
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New Firearms and Ammunition Control Board Appointed

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has appointed members to the recently established Firearms
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Social Security Board Members Stage Go-Slow

Social Security Board Members continue their go-slow to protest the action of their employer. Today
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Prime Minister Briceno Cuts Vatican Trip Short Amid Sugar Industry

Prime Minister John Briceno is back home after canceling his trip to the Vatican City. 
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BSI/ASR Reports Half Capacity as BSCFA Negotiations Remain Unresolved

With the negotiations between the BSCFA and BSI/ASR still very much fluid, BSI/ASR was sure
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BSCFA Highlights Concerns Over Throughput Charges in Sugar Agreement

One of the points of contention that the BSCFA has brought to the forefront is
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