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3 men accused of murdering ex-BDF soldier, James Noralez, 28, fight retrial order

3 men accused of murdering ex-BDF soldier, James Noralez, 28, fight retrial order

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 8, 2017–Three men who are accused of murdering ex-Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier James Noralez, 28, back in November 2012, are fighting a retrial order handed down by the Belize Court of [...]

The Dorian Pakeman case: A botched police investigation and an error in law, says DPP Vidal

The Dorian Pakeman case: A botched police investigation and an error in law, says DPP Vidal

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 5, 2017–The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, “expressed surprise” at the outcome of the preliminary inquiry in the case of Dorian Pakeman, who was charged with causing death by careless conduct, [...]

Belize’s former Ambassador to (China) Taiwan testifies at the Senate immigration hearing

Belize’s former Ambassador to (China) Taiwan testifies at the Senate immigration hearing

BELMOPAN, Wed. May 31, 2017–The Senate Select Committee investigating the Auditor General’s report on irregularities at the Immigration Department between 2011 and 2013 met today in Belmopan at the National Assembly building after its hearing last [...]

A sour end to the “Crown Chronicles”: Rebecca Rath “dethroned”

A sour end to the “Crown Chronicles”: Rebecca Rath “dethroned”

BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 29, 2017–The 13th volume of the Miss Belize “Crown Chronicles” brought sad news, with a statement from pageant director Opal Enriquez announcing that she is taking time off to pursue personal goals [...]

Above normal hurricane season for 2017 most likely: NOAA

Above normal hurricane season for 2017 most likely: NOAA

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 25, 2017–The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season—forecast now to be more active than normal—officially starts a week from today, on June 1, although the first named storm for the year—Tropical Storm Arlene—already emerged [...]

Penner says Cabinet list did exist; PM Barrow “doesn’t remember”

Penner says Cabinet list did exist; PM Barrow “doesn’t remember”

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Thurs. May 18, 2017–On Wednesday, former Minister of State in the Ministry of Immigration, Elvin Penner, appeared once again before the Senate Select Committee. He again read a statement indicating why he was [...]

Belize on alert for 23 escapees from Honduran prison

Belize on alert for 23 escapees from Honduran prison

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Mon. May 15, 2017–News outlets in Honduras are reporting that 23 high-profile convicted gangsters are on the loose following an escape from prison on Thursday evening. Twelve of them have been convicted of murder, [...]

Premium gas shoots past $11 in the City

Premium gas shoots past $11 in the City

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 11, 2017–Two weeks ago, consumers saw the biggest price spike for regular gasoline since 2017 began, but the price of premium gasoline went the other direction – down from $10.79 to $10.58 [...]

2 kidnappers charged; two on the run

2 kidnappers charged; two on the run

COROZAL TOWN, Mon. May 8, 2017–Two of four thieves who kidnapped and robbed three men in Ranchito, Corozal District, who were buying a car in Ranchito, have been arrested, and are in police custody pending arraignment in [...]

Banker charged with manslaughter by negligence and other traffic-related offences

Banker charged with manslaughter by negligence and other traffic-related offences

BELIZE CITY, Wed. May 4, 2017–The court “slammed the brakes” on the efforts of a young bank employee to learn to drive his late-model Mitsubishi Endeavor 2007 SUV, because he was involved in a road traffic [...]