International

Belize’s new Ambassador to Guatemala is CEO Alexis Rosado

Belize’s new Ambassador to Guatemala is CEO Alexis Rosado

Following the untimely passing of H.E. Alfredo Martinez in Guatemala a few weeks ago, Ambassador Alexis Rosado, Chief Executive Officer in the Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will succeed him as Belize’s resident Ambassador to Guatemala. [...]

FedEx faces Federal indictment over shipments for online pharmacies

FedEx faces Federal indictment over shipments for online pharmacies

The indictment alleges that the company had grossed US$820 billion in the course of the activities cited in the indictment. The company may also face forfeiture of its assets, believed to be derived from such activities. [...]

Guatemala gold panners captured in Chiquibul

Four Guatemala men who were captured illegally mining for gold in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve in the Cayo District were remanded to the Belize Central Prison today, until they pay a fine of $1,005 each, and [...]

Manuel “El Pelon” Castillo on Interpol’s wanted list

Manuel “El Pelon” Castillo on Interpol’s wanted list

Belizean-born fugitive, Manuel Mendez Castillo, 37, also known as “El Pelon”, who is currently wanted by Belizean authorities in connection with two recent murders, has been put on the wanted list for the International Criminal Police [...]

American loses life on diving trip

Belize’s natural wonders, such as the Blue Hole Natural Monument near Half Moon Caye, attract numerous visitors who sometimes travel thousands of miles to view those spectacles, but while engaging in that experience yesterday, one tourist [...]

Phoenix man sentenced in 9-hour standoff

Phoenix man sentenced in 9-hour standoff

A former resident of Belize City, Wentworth Hemmings, who now lives in Phoenix in the United States, has been sentenced today after a hostage situation that lasted more than nine hours. Judge Bruce Cohen sentenced Hemmings, [...]

Guatemalan authorities confiscate $38,000 worth of contraband cigarettes

Guatemalan authorities confiscate $38,000 worth of contraband cigarettes

Was the truckload of illicit goods from Belize? A smuggling operation which was launched by authorities in neighboring Guatemala yesterday netted more than 50 boxes of contraband cigarettes onboard a cargo truck which is believed to [...]

Belize among countries observing Antigua elections

Belize among countries observing Antigua elections

Barrette Woodye of the Belize Elections and Boundaries Department is in Antigua and Barbuda where she is with a CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission which will observe and report on tomorrow’s election in that country. A statement [...]

Supreme Court upholds Chief Magistrate’s ruling to extradite Deon Bruce

Supreme Court upholds Chief Magistrate’s ruling to extradite Deon Bruce

Bruce’s attorney says he will appeal the decision After almost two full days of arguments in a judicial review and a writ of habeas corpus application that were unprecedentedly joined together in the Deon Bruce extradition [...]

Accused British sex offender on trial down south

Accused British sex offender on trial down south

David Taylor, 42, a British national who was accused of committing an unnatural crime – having sex with an underage boy in Placencia in December of 2012 – appeared in the Independence Magistrate’s Court today; however, [...]