Belize-flagged trawler, fined US$65,000 by Somalia

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016–Belize earns roughly $12 million a year from foreign-owned vessels flying Belize flags while operating on the high seas in jurisdictions such as Africa, but the operations have often put Belize in [...]

Belize suffers continuing recession

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016–In September, there was an official announcement signalling that Belize is experiencing a recession, a declaration usually made after two successive quarters (or six months) of negative economic growth—measured by the total [...]

Fisherman, 39, gets 5 years for sexual assault of child, 6

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Nov. 30, 2016–Today was set as the sentencing date for John Leslie, a fisherman who was convicted of sexual assault upon a six-year-old child when his case concluded before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie [...]

Landmark building, Chateau Caribbean Hotel, destroyed by fire

BELIZE CITY, Sun. Nov. 27, 2016–The Chateau Caribbean Hotel, one of the old capital’s landmark buildings, which was built in 1927 and was a favorite hotel and restaurant which has seen many glory days, including the [...]

“We’ve already lost 60 – 75 % in income.” — Belize City tour operators

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 28, 2016–A number of local cruise tour operators in Belize City have reported a staggering blow to their earnings over the past week. According to tour operators, they have already lost an [...]

Cops say customs broker stole 11 49-inch TV sets

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Nov. 25, 2016–Yesterday, Thursday, some family members of Justin Longsworth, a man who has been accused of a peculiar theft, waited for his arraignment to conclude so that they could sign bail for [...]

Career criminal Basil “ET” Willis remanded for burglarizing Grace Primary School

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 28, 2016–A Belize City man who has over twenty previous convictions was remanded to prison this morning after he was arraigned on charges of burglary and handling stolen goods. Basil “ET” Willis [...]

Nelson Zelaya’s assassins “ate with the family”

GARDENIA, Belize District, Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016–A 3-year-old infant was reportedly present when two gunmen callously shot her father in his head several times at about 11 a.m. today while he was relaxing in his backyard [...]

LA Fashions Boutique on New Road held up

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016–Sometime before 9 p.m. tonight, an attempt was made to rob the LA Fashions Boutique on New Road in Belize City, which was in the process of closing for the night. [...]

Corozal pawn shop robbery foiled

COROZAL TOWN, Corozal District, Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016–A man tried to rob the Rapidito Pawn Shop In Corozal Town at about 9:30 this morning on 4th Street, but instead of getting away with any money or [...]