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Guatemalans voted yes to ICJ referendum

Guatemalans voted yes to ICJ referendum

No date has been set for Belize’s referendum. The voter turnout in Guatemala was low. GUATEMALA CITY, Mon. Apr. 16, 2018– Voters in Guatemala went to the polls yesterday, Sunday, April 15, to cast ballots in [...]

James Jason Bellencio, 30, murdered on Lovely Lane

James Jason Bellencio, 30, murdered on Lovely Lane

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 16, 2018– The life of Jason James Bellencio, 30, a laborer of Barrack Road, Belize City, was brutally cut short at about 6:30 yesterday evening. Bellencio was walking on Victoria Street towards [...]

Gabriel Escalante, 42, and Mark Seawell, 47, murdered on Caye Lagos

Gabriel Escalante, 42, and Mark Seawell, 47, murdered on Caye Lagos

CAYE LAGOS, Belize District, Mon. Apr. 16, 2018– Two friends, Mark Seawell, 47, a boat captain of Pigeon Street, Ladyville, and Gabriel Escalante, 42, a caretaker of Poinsettia Street, Ladyville, who were caretakers of a 3-flat [...]

Prime Minister Barrow leaves for OAS and IMF meetings

Prime Minister Barrow leaves for OAS and IMF meetings

Minister of Local Government, Hugo Patt, acts as PM again BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 16, 2018– Prime Minister Dean O. Barrow left the country yesterday, Sunday, April 15, a government press release said today. PM Barrow [...]

UDP bloodletting at PG Town Council

UDP bloodletting at PG Town Council

The council says that 10 workers terminated, “to reduce operational expenditure;” one victim says it is because the Council believes that he and others supported the other mayoral candidate in the UDP convention PUNTA GORDA, Thurs. [...]

Marcia Downs, 37, mother of two, gunned down

Marcia Downs, 37, mother of two, gunned down

 The cold-hearted gunman shot at her twice — hitting her once in the head BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 12, 2018– Marcia Downs, 37, a mother of two children, 5 and 8, who was an employee at [...]

KHMH administration fires 2 doctors, but refuses to say why

KHMH administration fires 2 doctors, but refuses to say why

The hospital’s Ad Hoc committee says action is “distasteful and very troubling” BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Apr. 12, 2018– Apart from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH)’s structural problem with its roof, which has placed limitations on [...]

UDP “character assassination” agents begin targeting Mayor Wagner

UDP “character assassination” agents begin targeting Mayor Wagner

At City Hall, Mayor Bernard Wagner clarifies Council’s position on social assistance. BELIZE CITY, Tues. Apr. 10, 2018– After being on the job for a little over one month since he and his team triumphed at [...]

Belize major illicit drug transshipment point: US

Belize major illicit drug transshipment point: US

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 9, 2018– The United States Department of State has just released its 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) and Belize is named in the report as one of the major drug [...]

Evan “Mose” Hyde, Jr. wins 3-way race for CWU president

Evan “Mose” Hyde, Jr. wins 3-way race for CWU president

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 9, 2018– “Although I have never been a card-carrying union member, I have always, unapologetically, been a unionist at heart. I heartily thank members of the CWU, who through their votes this [...]