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Jamie-Lee Usher Denies Interest in Belize City Administrator Seat Amid

An article published on Hot off the Press earlier today has named Jamie-Lee Usher as
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Belize City Council and Christian Workers Union Stalled in Collective

Despite months of negotiations, the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers Union are yet
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Anthony Boots Martinez’s Recall Petition Falls Short by 96 Signatures

96 signatures – that is the amount that Anthony Boots Martinez would have needed to
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UDP Supports PEACE Movement’s push for redistricting

The next General Elections should be held sometime next year; however, the issue of redistricting
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Bejerano Family Challenges Ministry’s Eviction Order in Toledo District

The Bejerano family in the Toledo District continues to fight against what they say is
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Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers Prompt Upgrades at PGIA

Tourism in Belize closed out the month of March with a record-breaking number of visitors.
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Belize Launches Laboratory Information Management System to Enhance Forensic Capabilities

The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was officially launched this morning, spearheaded by the Ministry
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ANU Commander Demoted After Failing to Meet Requirements

This next story is one of those that normally go under the radar, and one
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Opposition Alarmed by Minister’s Alleged Political Interference in Corozal Elections

Minister of State, Elvia Vega-Samos is being looked at by the opposition as pulling political
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Police Detain Alleged Gang Members Following Security Force Member’s Murder

Tonight, more alleged gang members from Belize City are being rounded up by police to
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Coast Guard Member Slain in Belize City Allegedly Over Domestic

A member of the Belize Coast Guard was slain within shouting distance of his Belize
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Family of Detained Suspect in Belize City Shooting Disputes Police

While police say Jones played a role in the murder, his family says otherwise. Last
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UDP Chairman Condemns Killing of Coast Guard Member, Calls Attention

UDP Chairman Michael Peyrefitte has condemned the killing of Seaman Apprentice, Charles James.  Peyrefitte was
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Belize City Council Faces Quandary in Selecting New City Administrator

Three persons were interviewed today at City Hall as the council seeks to hire a
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Land Dispute: John Bejerano Claims Ownership, BDF Evicts

John Bejerano has gone on public record indicating that he is being evicted from land
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Belize’s Energy Sector Overhaul: New Legislation Explained

Last month, the government approved new legislation geared at modernizing and putting in place safety
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PUC Reviews BEL’s Tariff Proposal Amidst Balance Recovery Concerns

In other news from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the commission is currently reviewing Belize
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Oscar Selgado Convicted of Murder Abetment: Attorney Appeals Verdict

On March 8, seasoned defense attorney, Oscar Selgado was convicted of abetment to commit murder
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Witness Behind Bars: Giovanni Ramirez Arrested Amidst Selgado Trial

In an ironic twist, while Selgado is in prison awaiting the transcripts of his trial,
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Questions Arise in Santander Employee’s Death: Family Seeks Answers

The family of a Santander Sugar Refinery employee who died at the site has questions
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Belize City Construction Worker Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges After

A Belize City construction worker wasted no time in court today when he was read
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Roaring Creek Residents Charged with Murder of Police Constable Dylan

Police have brought charges against the men they believed killed Police Constable Dylan Anthony.  Roaring
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Families of Accused Murderers Protest Amid Charges

While police believe they have the right men, their families are saying otherwise as they
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Belmopan Mayor Addresses Controversy Surrounding Finance Director’s Hiring

Belmopan Mayor, Pablo Cawich has commented on the hiring of Flavio Tzalam as the Finance
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Women account for more than 50% of Belize’s population

Government ministers met for their regular weekly Cabinet meeting today in Belmopan. As part of
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PSU President Urges Belize Defence Force to Defend Salary Packages

President of the Public Service Union (PSU), Dean Flowers, has called on the Belize Defence
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Belmopan Mother Fires Licensed Gun in Face-off with Robber

Belmopan resident and mother, Gilda Abadi, has been a licensed gun holder for the past
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Guilty Verdict: Lincoln Bejerano Convicted of Murder After Lengthy Trial

Lincoln Bejerano was found guilty of murder this morning in the Belmopan High Court.  Bejerano
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Accused Shooter Remanded: Krismar Espinosa Charged with Murder of Wilbert

Tonight, 34-year-old, Krismar Espinosa is back behind bars after he allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old,
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American National Dies After Bar Brawl in La Isla Bonita:

Investigators have detained two residents of La Isla Bonita after an American national was hit
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BDF Volunteer in prison following reported rape

A woman has reported a case of rape, and a volunteer of the Belize Defence
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120 House Lots Allocated in Rural Stann Creek

120 house lots were distributed in rural Stann Creek yesterday.  Each lot measures ten thousand
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From Ashes to Homes: Red Bank Village Fire Victims Receive

Twenty-six months after seven homes were destroyed by fire in Red Bank Village, the five
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New Ministers of State Sworn In: Belmopan Welcomes Three Appointees

The three newly appointed Ministers of State were officially sworn in yesterday in the City
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First-Time Mayor Dives In: Belmopan’s Pablo Cawich’s First Month Report

Recently elected, first-time Mayor for Belmopan, Pablo Cawich is one of the nine municipal leaders
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Council Clash: San Ignacio/Santa Elena Councillor Sandra Tosh Lanza Calls

The circumstances surrounding an upset within the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council are still being
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UDP Demands Recount in Punta Gorda Municipal Elections Amid Allegations

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is demanding a recount of the ballots cast in the
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Nadia Martin-Caliz Elected President of Belize National Teachers’ Union

Nadia Martin-Caliz was elected this evening as the new president of the Belize National Teachers’
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Assessing Adherence: Belize City’s Response to New Traffic Laws

It’s been 34 days since new traffic laws came into effect that mandates the use
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Former Public Servant Charles Bartlett Hyde Laid to Rest at

Charles Bartlett Hyde has transitioned at age 100.  The former career public servant was laid
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Belize City Council Members Conduct Inaugural Site Tours for Insightful

Today, the newly sworn-in 2024-2027 Belize City Council Members embarked on site tours.  The tour
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Cabinet Reshuffle: Changes and New Faces in Briceno Administration

Several Cabinet portfolios were shuffled earlier today within the Briceno Administration.  The move saw Andre
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Andre Perez Returns to Cabinet Amid Unresolved Allegations

With the changes now in effect, the matter of Andre Perez and his re-inclusion into
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BNTU Prepares for Presidential Election at 54th Annual Convention

The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) will be holding an election tomorrow to select a
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Christian Workers’ Union Welcomes New Executive Members

In related union news, there are two new executive members of the Christian Workers’ Union
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SI 39 of 2024: PUC’s Efforts Towards Electricity Market Competition

Statutory Instrument Number 39 of 2024 was approved on March 4, 2024.  It is a
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Bladen 12 Case Continues

The men known as the Bladen 12, who are charged in connection with a 2021
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Belize Defence Force Senior Officer Charged with Grievous Harm in

A senior soldier in the Belize Defence Force (BDF) was arraigned in court this afternoon
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Belize Mourns Passing of Prominent Ambassador, David Allan Kirkwood Gibson

David Gibson, a native of Belmopan, was a prominent figure back in the 1990s when
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Multinational Force Led by Kenya to Assist Haiti in Restoring

For the past three years, Haiti has been embroiled in violence by the gangs fighting
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Belize Amnesty Applications Under Review, Thousands Await Decision

The Ministry of Immigration has announced that the revision of amnesty applications are still under
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Belizeans Rush to Stock Up on Fish for Good Friday

For many, today was the last day to get their fish stock for Good Friday.
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The Belize Police Department Outlines Easter Road Safety Measures

The Belize Police Department says it will be out in full force this holiday weekend
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Government Takes Action Against Illegal Roads from Guatemala

Minister of Sustainable Development Orlando Habet says that the government is working to devise solutions
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Blaze Leaves Belize City Family Homeless, Caused by Makeshift Stove

A Belize City family of five is displaced after a blaze in Belize City gutted
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Belize City Resident Claims Innocence Amid Drug Charges and Alleged

A Belize City resident, charged with 5 counts of drug-related offenses, is claiming innocence and
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Authorities Investigate Fake Labels on Seized Alcohol

Authorities have launched an investigation following the confiscation of what we understand are eight hundred
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PM Briceno Hosts #PlanBelize Forum with Newly Elected Mayors

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken off the Easter Break, but not before bringing all
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Senate Inquiry Postponed Amid Accusations of Bias and Flawed Invitations

Today was to be the next sitting of the Special Senate Inquiry.  The event, however,
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Belize Awaits ICJ Date for Territorial Dispute with Guatemala

Belize is currently awaiting a date to be set by the International Court of Justice
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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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