Latest

Intoxicated man chops two men and tries to sexually assault a woman

Intoxicated man chops two men and tries to sexually assault a woman

After reportedly being beaten by villagers and police, he dies in hospital SILK GRASS, Stann Creek District, Thurs. June 21, 2018– An intoxicated man chopped two men in Silk Grass, tried to sexually assault a woman, [...]

Manuel Pacheco, 56, jeweler, remanded for murder

Manuel Pacheco, 56, jeweler, remanded for murder

He is accused of fatally shooting Jose Villanueva, 50 BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 18, 2018– This morning, Manuel Pacheco, a jeweler and resident of 5 Cockburn Lane, walked out of the Magistrate’s Court holding cell covering [...]

Dwayne Davis, 37, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Dr. Ivan Garcia, gets new sentence date

Dwayne Davis, 37, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Dr. Ivan Garcia, gets new sentence date

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 14, 2018– Basketball player Dwayne Davis, 37, who was charged with the murder of Dr. Ivan Garcia, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on May 24 and he was to be sentenced today, [...]

Murder acquittal of Calaney Flowers, 31, has been appealed, but she is out of the jurisdiction

Murder acquittal of Calaney Flowers, 31, has been appealed, but she is out of the jurisdiction

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 11, 2018– In a trial by judge, sitting alone without jury, Calaney Flowers, 31, was acquitted of the murder of her baby’s father and ex-boyfriend, Lyndon Morrison, in March 2017. Morrison died [...]

BTL’s failed attempt at damage control

BTL’s failed attempt at damage control

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 7, 2018– The news that Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), a telecommunications company that the government nationalized and “enshrined in the Constitution of Belize,” had implemented an unannounced advertising boycott of the three [...]

Shortage of medication for mentally ill patients

Shortage of medication for mentally ill patients

CAYO DISTRICT, Mon. June 4, 2018– Back in 2015, we reported on a shortage of the medication Risperdal, which is used to treat some mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In that article, we [...]

Two men walk from 2011 rape and abetment to commit rape charges

Two men walk from 2011 rape and abetment to commit rape charges

Complainant was 14 at the time BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 31, 2018– Two men who have been charged with rape and abetment to commit rape walked out of the Supreme Court of Justice Collin Williams after [...]

Carlos Panti, “the Caveman,” dies in road collision

Carlos Panti, “the Caveman,” dies in road collision

SAN IGNACIO, Cayo District, Sun. May 27, 2018– Well-known tour guide operator Carlos Panti, 47, also known as “the Caveman,” of San Ignacio, was driving his vehicle to San Ignacio from Benque Viejo Del Carmen, on [...]

Mother of 5 found dead on roadside

Mother of 5 found dead on roadside

SILK GRASS VILLAGE, Stann Creek District, Thurs. May 24, 2018– Around 9:35 on Sunday morning, police responded to a report of the discovery of a body of a woman on the outskirts of Silk Grass Village [...]

At UN Forum on Indigenous Peoples, Maya Leaders Alliance urged GoB to respect the rule of law

At UN Forum on Indigenous Peoples, Maya Leaders Alliance urged GoB to respect the rule of law

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 17, 2018– The Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association were represented at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues last month. Monica Magnusson, Maya Q’eqchi attorney, who represented [...]