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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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Love FM Announcer’s Motorcycle Stolen Outside Studios

Last night, one of our employees was the victim of a theft when his only
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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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Sugarcane Protests: A Calm Week Amidst Historical Tensions, Police Commissioner

The recent protests and clamor among the sugarcane farmers this past week is nothing new
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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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BSCFA Concerns with Tate & Lyle Fair-Trade Agreement: Three Main

Turning back to the sugar concerns, as we reported earlier, the government will be assisting
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Legal Challenges Loom for BSCFA: Northern Cane Farmer Associations Oppose

While the association has signed an agreement with BSI/ASR, their troubles are far from over.
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Belize City Council Faces Backlash Over Street Signs Credit

New York businessman, Samuel Vaughn says the Belize City Council is taking the credit for
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Belize City Streets in Disrepair: Administrator Prioritizes Repairs After Heavy

And while the council was able to counter those allegations by Vaughan, the City Administrator
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Man Charged for Choking Sister in Family Dispute

Angel Gutierrez was charged for choking his sister during a family dispute. According to Gutierrez’s
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Taxi Driver’s License Revoked: Raymond Montes Pleads Guilty to Traffic

Taxi Driver Raymond Montes pleaded guilty to two traffic offences today which resulted in his
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Self-Defense Claim in Fatal Shooting: Commissioner Williams Waits for DPP’s

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says he believes the man who fatally shot 28-year-old, Trevor
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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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PUP Chairman Usher Discusses Sugar Woes, Raises Possibility of Government

Speaking on the sugar issue this morning on The Whip Talks Show was PUP Chairman,
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Opposition Leader Barrow Blames Government for Sugar Industry Turmoil

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has attributed the chaos in the sugar industry
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Social Security Board Union Members on Go-Slow Over Transfer Policies

The union members attached to the Social Security Board (SSB) are now on a go-slow. 
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Prime Minister John Briceno to Meet Pope Francis on Personal

Prime Minister John Briceno is out of the country on personal leave.  Indications from the
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Sugarcane Farmers Block Philip Goldson Highway in Protest

Sugarcane farmers have taken things up a notch by blocking vehicles from traversing a portion
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Other Sugarcane Associations Condemn BSCFA’s Highway Blockage Amidst Harvest

As we reported, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has entrusted the northern caucus
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Social Security Board Inspectors Protest Alleged Unfair Treatment and Union

Almost two dozen inspectors of the Social Security Board (SSB) staged a protest this morning
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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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Former Love FM News Director Rene Mendez Passes Away on

Love FM’s first and former News Director has transitioned.  Rene Mendez passed away on Christmas
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Christmas Eve Shooting at Crystal Auto Rental: Targeted Attack, Not

Less than two hours later, Belize City Police were called out to Crystal Auto Rental
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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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Love FM’s 12 Days of Christmas Celebration Begins, Marking 30th

Tonight, Love FM’s 12 Days of Christmas begins and it will be filled with tons
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