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Opposition Leader John Briceño on PM Barrow and his embattled “visa” Minister

Opposition Leader John Briceño on PM Barrow and his embattled “visa” Minister

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 5, 2017–In the 1960s Grammy award-winning vocalist, Tammy Wynette, sang, “Stand by your man, give him two arms to cling to…” And that is exactly what Prime Minister Dean Barrow did on [...]

Orange Walk man convicted of rape released and new trial ordered

Orange Walk man convicted of rape released and new trial ordered

BELIZE CITY, Tues. June 6, 2017–An Orange Walk man whom a jury voted 8 to 1 to convict on an indictment of rape was released from the Belize Central Prison, where he was serving an 8-year [...]

Ashcroft group forms new overseas company in bid to collect US$27.5 million from GOB

Ashcroft group forms new overseas company in bid to collect US$27.5 million from GOB

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 8, 2017–There has been almost non-stop litigation between the Barrow administration and the Michael Ashcroft group spanning at least 8 years, and even as the US Court of Appeal yesterday handed down [...]

Guatemalan man, 65, remanded for sexual assault of child, 6

Guatemalan man, 65, remanded for sexual assault of child, 6

BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 2, 2017–A 65-year-old Guatemalan man was remanded to the Belize Central Prison after he was arraigned on a charge of sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl. Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith arraigned [...]

Mother, missing at sea, found dead – she had drowned

Mother, missing at sea, found dead – she had drowned

SARTENEJA, Corozal District, Mon. June 5, 2017–The search for Asita Flores,44, a domestic of Sarteneja who went missing at sea on Thursday night, June 1, after the boat in which she was traveling overturned, came to [...]

Belize, Guatemala and Honduras sub-regional strategy to end illegal

Belize, Guatemala and Honduras sub-regional strategy to end illegal

Unreported and unregulated fishing envisioned by 2019 NEW YORK CITY, Mon. June 5, 2017–Dr. Omar Figueroa, Belize’s Minister of State who holds the portfolio for Fisheries, announced at a side event held today at the UN [...]

Firearms examiner, Orlando Vera, found guilty of abetment to pervert the course of justice

Firearms examiner, Orlando Vera, found guilty of abetment to pervert the course of justice

He offered to tamper with evidence so that the charge would be thrown out BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 2, 2017–A National Forensic Science Service Center employee, Orlando Vera, who is a firearms examiner and ballistics expert, [...]

Get prepared for above normal hurricane season, Belize Met office chiefs say

Get prepared for above normal hurricane season, Belize Met office chiefs say

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 31, 2017–Officials at the National Meteorological Service in Ladyville today said that Belizeans need to be prepared during the 2017 hurricane season, which is forecasted to have above average cyclone activity. The [...]

Miss Belize Universe controversy takes a new turn

Miss Belize Universe controversy takes a new turn

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 31, 2017–In the wake of controversy over the abruptly terminated reign of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca “Bexx” Rath, a press release was issued by Orson Elrington, who said that he was speaking [...]

Erin Linarez, 23, missing since Tuesday morning, May 23

Erin Linarez, 23, missing since Tuesday morning, May 23

BULLET TREE FALLS, Cayo District, Thurs. June 1, 2017–Erin Linarez, 23, a laborer of San Ignacio, has been missing since Tuesday, May 23. He was last seen at Remar Rehabilitation Center in Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo [...]