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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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Former Minister Accuses Government of Manipulating Crime Statistics

While the Police Commissioner has reported a decline in major crimes, former Minister of National
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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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Minister Marin Responds to Exchange of Words Between BTV’s Wil

Minister Florencio Marin Junior aslo addressed the recent exchange of words between BTV’s Wil Maheia
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Who will be the PUP’s Belize City Mayoral Candidate ?

An announcement from the PUP Secretariat is coming soon …. It’s the third time we’ve
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Lands Department Hosts Pickstock Residents at Belize Civic Center

Residents of Pickstock were hosted, for the first time, at the Belize Civic Center by
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DFC Marks 60th Anniversary with Plans to Transform into a

The Development Finance Corporation is celebrating its 60th anniversary.  It is the norm that such
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SIB Reveals Strong GDP Growth in Q2 2022 Despite Agriculture

The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) held its fourth press conference for this year to
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Belize’s GDP Growth Slows to 2.6% in Q2 2023, Prime

According to the SIB, the GDP growth for the second quarter of 2023 was 2.6%,
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Heritage Bank Limited Clarifies Misleading Reports on Share Sale

Curiosity and concerns ran high last night when the possible sale of Heritage Bank Limited
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US Embassy Grants $1 Million to Belize NGOs for Vital

The US Embassy distributed one million dollars in grants today during a special ceremony at
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Suspicion Arises as Dangriga Home Goes Up in Flames

A mother of four in Dangriga is devastated after her house was set on fire
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Businesswoman Protests Western Dairies’ Park Permit in Belmopan

Vicky Gabourel is a businesswoman in Belmopan who is threatening to draft a petition protesting
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Belize’s Minister Appeals to UN for Aid in Haitian Crisis

Minister Courtenay also spoke on the crisis in Haiti, appealing to the United Nations to
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Belize’s Foreign Affairs Minister Critiques UN Security Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay, presented at the United Nation’s General Assembly this past
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Heritage Bank Limited Considers Offers for Potential Sale

Heritage Bank Limited (HBL) is entertaining offers from potential buyers.  The news comes eight years
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El Salvador’s Agriculture Minister Visits Belize, Progress on Bilateral Agreement

El Salvador’s Minister of Agriculture, Oscar Enrique Guardado Calderon, is in Belize with a delegation
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Will Belize deploy troops to crisis-hit Haiti ?

Belize is preparing to deploy members of its security forces to assist in the crisis
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Social Security Board to Lend $20.4 Million for Public Administration

The Social Security Board (SSB) has announced its plans to lend twenty point four million
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Government Addresses Backlog in Payments to Retired Public Officers

The issue of retired public officers not receiving monies owed to them by the Government
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Deputy Mayor Allan Pollard Sparks Controversy with Independence Day Campaign

Unity and politics, it’s a rare combination when it involves opposing sides.  This proved true
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High Court may resume normal operations come Monday

The Belize Criminal High Court may be back to a full staff come Monday.  By
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People’s Constitution Commission Clarifies Funding Situation Amidst Reports of Delays

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) has come forward to address a report that the work
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Mayor Palacio’s 14-Minute Independence Day Address Raises Eyebrows

The official Independence Day ceremony began just after ten o’clock yesterday morning in the capital
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Prime Minister Lightens Mood at Independence Day Ceremony Amid Opposition

Prime Minister John Briceno delivered his keynote remarks after Barrow’s presentation, and made light of
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Belize Government Sues Former Minister and UDP Stalwart for $6

Six million dollars – that’s how much the Government of Belize is suing former Minister
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Family Court and Attorney General’s Ministry Discuss Key Amendment to

Today, the Attorney General’s Ministry met with the Director of the Family Court and the
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Activist Attorney Audrey Matura Addresses Prosecutors’ Sick-Out and Security Concerns

Activist/Attorney Audrey Matura has weighed in on the perceived sick-out by the prosecutors.  She noted
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Attorney General Believes Prosecutors Genuinely Ill Amidst Alleged Sick-Out

While the actions of the crown counsels have been perceived by many as industrial action,
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Belize Marks 12th Anniversary of George Price’s Passing with National

Today marks twelve years since the Right Honorable George Price passed away.  He died at
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Burglary at Trinidadian Judge’s Home in Belize Raises Concerns

The home of a Trinidadian Judge was burglarized this morning in Lord’s Bank, Belize District.
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New Guatemalan Ambassador Presents Credentials to Belize Governor General

A new Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize presented his credentials to the Governor General.  His Excellency
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Prime Minister Briceno Addresses UN General Assembly on Poverty Reduction

Prime Minister John Briceno is at the United Nations in New York, USA, attending the
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Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde Addresses G-77 and China Summit

On Friday, we told you of the Deputy Prime Minister’s travel to Cuba for the
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Prime Minister Briceño Leads Belize Delegation to UN SDG Summit

Prime Minister John Briceño has departed the country today for New York City. The Prime
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Belize Parliament Discusses Code of Ethics Amid Elected Officials’ Misconduct

With the recent revelations of untoward conduct by elected officials, serious discussions have begun within
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People’s Constitution Commission Updates Engagement with Belizeans Abroad

For its public consultation and education campaign, the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) divided the country
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Mount Carmel Primary School and BTNU Benque Branch Sit Out

Today, schools country-wide went out in full force to participate in the Children’s Rally parade,
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Minister Fonseca Forms Subcommittee to Improve Carnival Road March

Chairman of the National Celebration Commission, Minister Francis Fonseca, says that a subcommittee will be
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Police Capture Suspect in Triple Murder Case: Toledo Man Arrested

Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with three murders. Officers from the Toledo
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Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner Likely to Be Endorsed for

The rumor mill is ripe with reports that Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner will be
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Allan Pollard is not backing down

It is to be noted that there has not been an official confirmation to this
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Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde Represents Belize at G-77 and

Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde is in Cuba where he will be representing Belize at
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Belizean Patriots Honored at Annual Tribute Event

The annual Tribute to Belizean Patriots was held last night in Belize City.  Despite interruptions
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Former Minister Anthony Boots Martinez Fails in Recall Petition Against

Former Minister Anthony Boots Martinez has failed in his recall petition against the Area Representative
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NGO Fragments of Hope Opposes Environmental Impact Assessment for Angelfish

Southern NGO, Fragments of Hope, is opposing the Department of the Environment’s decision to proceed
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Asian National Sentenced to 10 Years in U.S. Prison for

An Asian national who had acquired Belizean nationality during the period 2011 to 2013 has
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Man Charged with Murder of 79-Year-Old Juliana Rhys in Dangriga

Police have arrested and charged one man for the murder of 79-year-old, Juliana Rhys. Yesterday,
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Is there a sugar scarcity in Belize ?

Bakers, store owners, and the everyday Joe have been reaching out to our newsroom to
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and BSI/ASR at Impasse Over

After months of negotiations, tonight, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar
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Belizean Man Denies Heinous Crime Allegations in Guatemalan Media

A Belizean man is working to clear his name after a Guatemalan news agency reported
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Opposition Calls for Action After Guatemalan Forces Remove Belizean Flags

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has issued an official statement this morning
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Belize Celebrates 225th Anniversary of Battle of Saint George’s Caye

Belize celebrated the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye Day on Sunday,
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Leader of the Opposition Leads Tenth Day Bram Despite Controversy

Once the ceremony, and the crowning and sashing of the reigning Miss Queen of the
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Ministry Launches Investigation into Immigration Officer Caught in Cocaine Videos

Weeks after two videos of an immigration officer cutting what appeared to be cocaine, the
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Territorial Differendum Between Belize and Guatemala Awaits International Court of

The territorial differendum between Belize and Guatemala remains a live matter at the International Court
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Belize Affirms Friendship with Taiwan Amidst China’s Growing Influence

China has continued its campaign in gaining alliances around the world.  Belize, however, has expressed
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Belize Government Announces Decrease in Butane Prices

The Government of Belize has announced another decrease in butane prices.  A release from the
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Belize Deliberates Sending Personnel to Assist in Haiti’s Humanitarian Efforts

Belize is currently deliberating the possibility of sending personnel to Haiti to assist in humanitarian
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Retired Businessman Steve Schulte Triumphs as High Court Deems Family

A well-known retired businessman was victorious today in the High Court when Justice Martha Alexander
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German Investors Eye $50 Million Waste-to-Energy Project in San Pedro

German investors are in Belize, and are looking to inject some fifty million dollars in
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High-Level US Delegation Strengthens Bilateral Relationship with Belize

The United States of America is looking to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Belize to
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US Officials Collaborate with Belize to Combat Transnational Crime Surge

One of the main areas of focus during the delegation’s visit was transnational crime in
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US Government Contributes $10 Million to Belize’s Amnesty Program

In 2022, the US Government, via its Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, contributed almost
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Belize National Teachers’ Union President Resigns Amid Controversy

Ruth Guerra-Shoman has made history tonight as the first president of the Belize National Teachers’
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Churches Upset Over Sunday 10th Parade

Tonight, the government and the Belize Council of Churches are at odds over the decision
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Belize’s Ministry of Natural Resources Launches “Landfolio 7” Digital System

Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde, has announced that his ministry is on the way
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Belize Government Aims to Eliminate Grey Economy

As the government is looking to build the blue, green and orange economy, Prime Minister
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National Energy Policy to Be Presented at Cabinet Meeting

A National Energy Policy will be tabled at the next Cabinet meeting, according to Minister
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Belize Investment Summit Highlights New Opportunities

The Belize Investment Summit is on its final day on Ambergris Caye.  Today’s agenda featured
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Fuel Prices Surge Again: Diesel Up by $1.12, Premium Fuel

Belizeans are dealing with yet another increase in the cost of fuel. Effective midnight last
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Joseph Budna charged for misunderstanding in San Ignacio park

Cayo resident, Joseph Budna was in San Ignacio’s Magistrate Court this morning where he was
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Mother and Children’s Terrifying Ordeal: Diesel Attack by Estranged Boyfriend

A mother of three is living in fear and uncertainty after her estranged boyfriend doused
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BNTU President Faces Controversy Amid Allegations and US Department of

Ruth Guerra-Shoman – she is the current President of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU)
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Ombudsman’s Report Reveals Budget Concerns and Record Complaints

The Office of the Ombudsman has released its report for the period, February 15 to
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Real Estate Agent Detained for Questioning in Connection to Ricardo

Reports to our newsroom indicate that Frik de Meyere has been detained by the Police
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