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  • U.S. Government Expands and Upgrades Belize’s Automated Fingerprint Information System

    On Monday, December 4, 2017, the U.S. Embassy transferred 14 new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) terminals to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Belize Police Department. The project, valued at approximately $430,000 USD was officiall...
  • Ways in which the NTUCB and Chamber can pay the 90 Million UHS debt

    We are dismayed by the pronouncement from the NTUCB, which states that we should pay the 90 Million judgement for the UHS Loan Guarantee. You the readers may be wondering why we feel this way since it has always been the NTUCB’s position to be at odds w...
  • Youth Rise Project underway in San Ignacio

    Community Policing Officers from the San Ignacio Police Formation engaged the youths and their families on Saturday at the Octavia Waight Convention Hall in San Ignacio. This is an effort to bridge the gap between the Gang Resistance Education and Trainin...
  • Minister and CEO of Foreign Affairs visit Brussels for Working Mission to EU Institutions and Attends 106th ACP Council of Ministers

    Brussels, Belgium. December 6th, 2017. Today, December 6th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs of Belize, Hon. Wilfred P. Elrington, along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Pat Andrews, concluded their...
  • Belize and El Salvador discuss Citizen Security

    The first Technical Cooperation Meeting on Security between the Governments of Belize and the Republic of El Salvador was held on December 5, 2017 in San Salvador. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in October, 2017 which for...
  • Senate Hearings come to a close

    After 13 months and hundreds of thousands of dollars in public spending, the Senate Hearings on Immigration are finally over. The Senate Select Committee called Auditor General, Dorothy Bradley to testify as their final witness. She was the first witnes...
  • Friends for Conservation and Development protecting the Chiquibul

    The Friends for Conservation and Development held its 18th Annual General Meeting at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on Sunday. As part of the meeting, a new Board of Directors was elected with prominent citizens such as Ambassador David Gibson and Tony Rath...
  • UNICEF/OAS discuss how to measure poverty

    Representatives from various Government Organizations met at the Inspiration Center on Thursday, November 30, 2017 along with the representatives of UNICEF and the OAS in Belize to discuss multidimensional poverty. The discussion focused on poverty in Bel...
  • Police Torch Run to raise funds for Special Olympics

    The Belize Police Department as well as the Belize Defense Force, the Belize Coast Guard, the Belize Immigration Department, the Belize Transport Department, and the Customs and Excise Department embarked on the 6th annual “Torch Run” carrying the Fla...
  • Gender-based violence and human trafficking being targeted

    On November 29, 2017, RET International launched its newest project “Strengthening the Government-Civil Society Partnership for Timely, Transparent Response to Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP)” at the George Price Center in...
  • FFB has new executive

    Sergio Chuc has won the election for presidency of the Football Federation of Belize. He now joins the executive of the FFB, along with Vice President Elect Cruz Gamez, filling up 2 empty seats that have been vacant for 1 year and 7 months. The election ...
  • Dr. Carla Barnett explains why she walked away in 2007

    Reproduced from Dr. Carla Barnett’s Facebook post I was asked why I walked away in 2007 rather than stay to try and help to “fix it”. People’s memories are short - or maybe it’s just natural to try and forget painful experiences. Please remembe...
  • Belize Tourism Board Hosts Children’s Christmas Party at Tourist Village

    The Belize Tourism Board hosted 200 children from 10 different primary schools in Belize City at the Fort Street Tourist Village (FSTV) for a children’s Christmas party on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This year marks BTB’s 14th year for the Holiday Gi...
  • Belize City Council’s 12 Days of Charity

    With the Christmas season quickly approaching, the Belize City Council took to their second year of their version of “12 Days of Christmas”. Their 12 Days of Charity started on Friday, December 1, 2017 with a Calypso Train city tour for the elders of ...
  • Aragon Christmas cup winds down

    The Aragon Christmas Football Cup which has been running for the past five consecutive years is in its final leg. After eight weeks of intense competition only four of the eight teams that signed up remain. With three more weeks to go and the final game t...
  • Police and his Girlfriend charged with wounding of his daughter

    A police officer and his girlfriend are out on bail after they were separately charged with the offence of wounding in connection to the alleged beating of the police officer’s 6-year-old child. They are PC Tony Gamboa, 31-year-old; Aricia Gentle, a 23...
  • Two men charged in Belmopan

    Two men have been charged in connection with the decapitation of a Belizean laborer from Cotton Tree. Twenty-nine-year-old Raphael Mencias was charged for murder while thirty-six-year-old Elroy Grinage was charged for abetment and conspiracy to commit mur...
  • Teenagers out on bail for robbery and wounding

    On Monday, December 4, 2017, two teenagers ages 17 and 18 were before the court to answer to two criminal charges of robbery and wounding upon a man. The 18-year-old has been identified as Dwayne Williams. The duo was arraigned in the Belize City Magistr...
  • Two years in jail for taxi driver who touched girl’s leg

    Nestor Gallindo, a 44-year-old taxi driver, was sentenced to 2 years in prison after he was found guilty sexually assaulting a 15-year-old minor who was a passenger in his taxi. He was found guilty on December 1, 2017 and sentenced on December 4, 2017. Ga...
  • Russell Hyde Jr. shot in San Ignacio

    Russell Hyde Jr., son of the notorious Russell Hyde Sr. from Roaring Creek, continues to recover at the Western Regional Hospital from a shooting incident in San Ignacio Town. On Monday, December 4, 2017 at about 8:15 p.m., San Ignacio police received i...