Belize air traffic controllers strike!

LADYVILLE, Belize District, Mon. Feb. 23, 2015–Government officials are refusing to call the actions of air traffic controllers (ATC) at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) a “strike,” but there is no other way to explain [...]

Police autopsy: Otto Palma died by “hanging”

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 23, 2015–Otto Raimundo Palma, 23, of Ladyville, detained by Ladyville police on Tuesday, February 17, pending a charge of rape, was found dead in his cell at the police station at about [...]

Boyd Lopez, 19, charged for Maria Knowles’ death

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 20, 2015–A teenager who wreaked havoc in an area between Water Lane and Bagdad Street early Wednesday afternoon, when he lost control of a Toyota Highlander SUV and mowed down a retired [...]

Déjà vu at Jaguar Paw cutoff

GEORGE PRICE HIGHWAY, Mon. Feb. 23, 2015–Tragedy struck again this morning at the Jaguar Paw Road junction when an 18-wheeler towhead truck, loaded with double containers, knocked down a village pastor after the driver of the [...]

Did accused rapist commit suicide in police station?

LADYVILLE, Wed. Feb. 18, 2015–Police say that Otto Raimundo Palma, an 18-year-old man from the Milpa area of Ladyville, who had been detained for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, was found hanging from the metal [...]

New billion-dollar budget to be read on Friday, March 13

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 19, 2015–Amandala was informed by an official of the Ministry of Finance this morning that the new national budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 is due to be read on Friday, March [...]

Two men executed – bodies buried in shallow grave

SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Thurs. Feb. 19, 2015–Police say that they have found the bodies of two men – Benjamin Molina, 23, and Sylvin Chi, 41 – buried in a single shallow grave about 50 feet [...]

Unlicensed driver, 19, kills woman, 70

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 19, 2015–A teenager in whom his employer had full confidence, so much so that he allowed him to drive his Toyota Highlander even though the teenager did not have a driver’s license, [...]

Cop sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 16, 2015–A jury deliberated for more than four hours on Friday in the murder trial of Police Special Constable Alpheus Parham, who has been charged with the 2010 murder of Alex Goff, [...]

Yolanda Schakron attacks Darrell Bradley

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 16, 2015–The recently concluded audit of the Belize City Council was the subject of a press briefing this morning by the opposition People’s United Party (PUP) and its mayoral candidate, businesswoman Yolanda [...]