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IOM to Partner with Belize Government for Comprehensive Village Survey

The International Office of Migration in Belize (IOM) is looking to partner with several government
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NCFC invites everyone to celebrate World Childrens’ Day

It has been four days since 3-year-old, Amari Rodriguez was shot four times on Ambergris
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President of the NTUCB calls on PM Briceno to rush

Today’s tragic incident has reignited the campaign for the OSH Bill.  The Occupational Safety and
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Gi3 Captures Wanted Murder Suspect Dorian Denver Anthony in Cayo

Members of the Gi3 have captured Dorian Denver Anthony in Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District. 
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Police Confirm Identity of Second Victim in Hattieville Double Homicide

Police have confirmed the identity of the second victim in yesterday’s double homicide.  While we
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Rural Belize Experiences Surge in Crime, Prompting Concerns and Police

And while the Hattieville murders have added to the homicide statistics, the Belize Police Department
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Notorious Murder Suspect Christian Espat Remains at Large, Asserts Innocence

Notorious alleged murderer Christian Espat remains on the lam tonight, and continues to claim innocence.
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Violence Erupts in Rural Belize: Two Brutal Murders Mark Fifth

Two men were brutally murdered between last night and this morning in rural Belize.  These
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Fugitive Suspect in Double Murder Case Confesses Innocence in Video

And while Brown is being interrogated by San Pedro Police, the other suspect, Christian Espat,
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Belize’s Murder Rate Soars with Six Killings in a Week,

Despite the six murders reported in less than one week, Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem
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Bus Operators Given Extension to Upgrade Fleet Amid Rising Costs

Bus operators have until the end of this year to upgrade at least fifty percent
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Prime Ministe rBriceno Meets US Officials, Diaspora, and Discusses Border

Prime Minister John Briceno made rounds in Washington DC this week.  Whilst in the District
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San Ignacio High School Receives All-Clear After Bomb Threat

An all-clear was issued just after midday today after a bomb threat was called into
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Tragic Shooting Claims Innocent Three-Year-Old in San Pedro Ambush

Many residents of San Pedro Town are still trying to process the tragic death of
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Police Hunt Suspects in San Pedro Triple Homicide, Plead for

Since last night’s deadly shooting, police have ramped up security on the island and placed
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Missing Mexican Nationals Found in Belizean Waters

Three Mexican nationals missing from Banco Chinchorro were found in Belize waters. 55-year-old, Jose Morales
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High-Level Belize Delegation Meets Cruise Line Executives in Miami

A high-level delegation of government ministers were in Miami, Florida, USA on Friday, meeting with
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Belmopan Area Rep comments on Sharon Palacio’s move to not

Belmopan’s Area Representative, Oscar Mira, has commented on the stepping down of Sharon Palacio as
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Assistant Superintendent of Police Aaron Gamboa Takes Legal Action Against

Assistant Superintendent of Police Aaron Gamboa says he’s taking legal action against Channel Seven News
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Minister of Home Affairs says Investigation needed into Guatemalan Armed

The Minister of Home Affairs says Belize needs to investigate the possibility of the Guatemalan
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Ministry of Health & Wellness Investigates Discovery of Fake Tylenol

The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to investigate the discovery of fake Tylenol and
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Government Agencies Collaborate to Combat Illegal Migration and Human Trafficking

The collaboration between and among governmental agencies are paying off as it relates to illegal
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Minister of Police Comments on Not-Guilty Verdict in Elmer Nah

Minister of Police Kareem Musa has weighed in on the not-guilty verdict delivered in the
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Fatal Shooting in Belize City Leaves One Dead, Suspect at

Gunshots rang out in Belize City last night, and in the aftermath, one man was
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Not Guilty Verdict in Ammunition Charges for Elmer Nah, Epifania

Not Guilty – that is the ruling handed down today for Elmer Nah, his spouse,
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Former GSU Cop George Ferguson Faces Additional Ammunition Charges in

George Ferguson, a former GSU cop is facing additional charges of ammunition possession.  The charges
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Human Remains Found Near San Jose Succotz Ferry in Cayo

Human remains were uncovered this morning near the San Jose Succotz Ferry, Cayo District.  Love
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Price Gouging Task Force Takes Action to Curb Unfair Store

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Price Gouging Task Force continues to monitor store prices across the
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BSCFA and BSI/ASR Continue Negotiations for Upcoming Sugar Crop Season

After months of negotiations, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries/American
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Barbados PM Calls for an End to Caribbean Financial Pariah

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has called on international agencies to quit treating
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Belize Disputes European Union’s Non-Compliance Claim, Calls Decision Unjust

According to the European Union, Belize has failed to be fully compliant when it comes
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Belize Introduces Legal Protections for Media and Public Sector

While the press hopes to be included in the constitution, recent amendments to the Criminal
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Land Dispute Tensions Persist in Yemeri Grove and Laguna

Tensions between the residents of Yemeri Grove and Laguna in the Toledo District have de-escalated
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Ethnic Tensions Remain High in Belize Land Dispute

While the government has aided in brokering a deal between the parties, the ethnic tensions
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Belize Reacts to Inclusion in EU’s Non-Cooperative Jurisdiction List

The European Union (EU) Council has added Belize to the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for
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Former Government Minister Hubert Elrington Narrowly Escapes Prison Time

Former Government Minister and Attorney, Hubert Elrington narrowly escaped the execution of a committal warrant
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Mark Lizarraga’s Participation in NEAC Appeal Tribunal Sparks Controversy

Will Mark Lizarraga concede to the Ashcroft Alliance and recuse himself from NEAC appeal’s tribunal?
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Prime Minister Briceno Attends Canada/CARICOM Summit in Ottawa

Prime Minister John Briceno departed the country yesterday to attend the first Canada/CARICOM Summit in
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Belize City’s Notorious Figure Jose Matus Narrowly Escapes Assassination Attempt

Jose Matus, a man whose name is referenced often when discussing the criminal underworld, managed
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Belize Defence Force Probes Disappearance of High-Powered Rifle from Command

In another embarrassing situation, the Belize Defence Force has launched an investigation into the disappearance
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Sharon Palacio Withdraws from PUP Mayoral Race in Belmopan

Sharon Palacio has confirmed that she will not be contesting the PUP mayoral race come
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Belize House of Representatives Tackles National Matters, Including Gun Control

The House of Representatives meeting on Friday was anything but mundane.  While the back and
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Belize Gains Access to South Korean Economic Development Fund for

Belize has officially gained access to the South Korean Economic Development Corporation Fund. In August,
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UDP Chairman Criticizes Prime Minister’s Impulsive Remarks on Sarstoon Situation

UDP Chairman, Michael Peyrefitte, was harshly critical of the Prime Minister today, essentially saying that
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Belize City Teens Apprehended in Ongoing Burglary, Hiding in Home’s

Four teenagers, ages nineteen, seventeen and fifteen, were caught in an act of burglary this
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PSU Calls for Standardized Salaries Amidst Government Disapproval

The Public Service Union (PSU) remains adamant tonight that the salaries paid by the Government
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Leader of the Opposition Given Ultimatum to Apologize for Speaker

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, has until the end of this month
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Leader of the Opposition Defiant, Refuses to Apologize to Speaker

While the Leader of the Opposition has been given eighteen days to apologize, he says
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Prime Minister John Briceno Addresses Sarstoon River Tensions Amid Drug

Belizeans are being chased from the Sarstoon due to drug trafficking, and not the territorial
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PM responds to Opposition Leader’s Assertion that Patrick Faber has

Prime Minister John Briceno had very little to say regarding the opposition leader’s statements made
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Opposition Leader Accuses Collet Area Representative of Floor Crossing

Opposition Leader, Moses Shyne Barrow, has, by all indications, jumped the gun when he went
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Government of Belize monitoring Middle East Crisis, Belize could see

Just today, Al Jazeera News Agency reported that, “international rights experts are raising the alarm
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Balancing Economic Growth and Conservation Amid Climate Financing Demands

On the backdrop of the recently signed agreements between US Capital Energy and several southern
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Cabinet Discusses Deployment of Belizean Soldiers to Haiti

Cabinet met this week for their regular session with the deployment of Belizean soldiers to
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Tragedy Strikes: Missing Orange Walk Man Found Dead in Belize

This morning the search for the missing Orange Walk man, Oswaldo Vaquez Jr, ended in
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Speculations and Accusations Surround Oswaldo Vasquez Jr.’s Death

The death of Oswaldo Vasquez Junior has spurred many speculations, judgements, and allegations in the
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Jorge Galindo Convicted of Murder in Cayo Killing

Thirty-three-year-old, Jorge ‘George’ Galindo has been found guilty of the murder of Nelson Flores. Galindo
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Middle East Violence Claims Lives, Sparks Global Concerns

The violent deaths and attacks continue today in the Middle East.  The latest update indicate
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Belize Government Loses $30 Million in Fuel Tax Revenue

Thirty million dollars: that’s how much the government lost on fuel taxes in its previous
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Belize Government Considers Deployment of Military Personnel to Haiti Relief

The Government of Belize is yet to confirm the deployment of military personnel to Haiti
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Hope Persists as Family Searches for Missing Orange Walk Resident

Tonight, the family, friends, and colleagues of 31-year-old Oswaldo Vasquez Jr. continue to cling to
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Teenager Missing for Eight Days in Belize City, Family Desperate

And while Oswaldo has only been gone for some 72 hours, a teenager from Belize
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Belize Expresses Concern Over Guatemala Protests and Blockades

Foreign Affairs Minister, Eamon Courtenay, has noted that Belize is increasingly concerned by the developments
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Middle East Conflict Escalates as Death Toll Rises

And as the protests in Guatemala turned violent, out in the Middle East, the death
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Farmer Assaulted and Vehicle Stolen in Agua Viva Invasion

A farmer was assaulted yesterday after four men trespassed on his property, demanding the keys
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Belizean Man Arrested in Georgia After Violent Incidents

A Belizean man was arrested last week in the United States following numerous violent incidents
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Calls for Protest Amidst Accusations

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, is inviting residents to protest in Belmopan next
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Hypocrisy Over New Construction Plans

Today’s press conference focused on the current and recent expenditure of the SSB Investment Fund,
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Saint John’s College Unveils State-of-the-Art STEAM Education Facility

Saint John’s College (SJC) now has a university with a brand-new ten-million-dollar building where STEAM
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Belize Government Increases Education Spending by Seven Million Dollars

The Briceno Administration has spent over eleven million dollars assisting students with education expenses. Over
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Itz’at STEAM Academy Receives Positive Feedback One Month After Launch

It’s been a month since Belize’s first secondary school dedicated to STEAM education opened its
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Belize to Send Troops to Haiti to Assist in Fight

Belize is preparing to send troops to Haiti to assist in the fight to free
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Belize Considers Sending Troops to Haiti Amid UN Approval

The matter of Belize sending troops to Haiti will be tabled at the next Cabinet
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Multi-Agency Crime Forum Discusses Smart Policing and Police Restructuring

The multi-agency Crime Forum took place today in Belmopan at the University of Belize.  The
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Government Commits to Regular Meetings with Belize Chamber of Commerce

The government has recommitted to meeting regularly with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Ministry of Transport to begin reminding bus operators of standards

The Ministry of Transport is sending a stern message to bus operators that come December
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Applications for PUP municipal positions overwhelming says party chairman

The People’s United Party has confirmed its nine slates for the 2024 municipals.  With the
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Belize Government Shows Unprecedented Bipartisanship in Sarstoon River Dispute

Wil Maheia, leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, was called out to meet with the
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Police Commissioner Confirms Controversial Sale to Businessman Ricardo Borja

The Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has confirmed that he sold a seventy-thousand-dollar vehicle to
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Crime Rates Down Across Belize, Thanks to Effective Policing

In other news from the Police Commissioner, statistics are showing that crime across the country
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BDF Blunder: Firework Mistaken for IED

Tonight, the Belize Defense Force is staring down an embarrassing situation after its bomb experts
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Laguna Village and Yemeri Grove Land Dispute Escalates Amidst Boundary

The land upset between Laguna Village and Yemeri Grove is an ongoing dispute over land
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Tensions Flare in Indian Creek Over Controversial Solar Project Inauguration

Villagers in Indian Creek, Toledo District, are at odds over a new solar project slated
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Criminal Attorney Oscar Selgado Stands Trial for Abetment to Commit

Criminal Attorney Oscar Selgado appeared in the Belize High Court today, standing trial on a
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Belize Law Enforcement and UB Collaborate on Crime Prevention Forum

The Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU), the Belize Police Department, and the Ministry of Home Affairs
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Has the departure of the Director of the DYS impacted

While the LIU continues to work toward the reduction of crime and violence, it suffered
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Government Minister Urges Elected Representatives to Declare Wealth

Government Minister and former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Julius Espat, is calling on
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Labour Complaints Tribunal Reconstituted for Fair Resolution of Disputes

After almost a year of being established, the Labour Complaints Tribunal was re-constituted on September
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PUP Endorses Bernard Wagner for Third Term as Mayor with

Two-time PUP Mayor, Bernard Wagner, was endorsed on Saturday to run for a third term
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CWU Accuses Port of Belize of Bad Faith in Stevedores’

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) believes that its stevedores are being jilted and is sounding
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Land Dispute Sparks Tensions Between Villagers in Toledo District

Over the weekend, a land dispute led to tensions flaring between villagers in the Toledo
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Ongoing Boundary Dispute in Villages Continues Amid Government’s Delay in

While both parties continue to lobby for what they both believe is their village’s boundaries,
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Minister Marin Addresses Tensions at Sarstoon River with Guatemalan Armed

Minister of Border Security, Florencio Marin Junior, has commented on last week’s tensions at the
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