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Belize City man stabbed while sleeping

Belize City man stabbed while sleeping

Sunday, July 5th, 2015. BMG: A Belize City man received an unpleasant surprise on waking up early on Friday morning. According to Craig Street resident Albert Leiva, Sr.,…

Police detain older man in Juana Cardinez death

Police detain older man in Juana Cardinez death

Sunday, July 5th, 2015. BMG: Police have detained a 55 year old man of Punta Gorda Town pending investigation into the death of Juana Alberta Cowo Cardinez, 29.…

Jury finds Donicio Salazar not guilty of murder

Jury finds Donicio Salazar not guilty of murder

Saturday, July 4th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: A third trial against Donicio “Life” Salazar of San Ignacio concluded Thursday evening with a unanimous verdict of not guilty of…

Police detain girl and young man in Desmond Usher disappearance/murder

Police detain girl and young man in Desmond Usher disappearance/murder

Friday, July 03, 2015. BMG: Hattieville police have closed in on two suspects as they continue to investigate the disappearance and apparent subsequent murder of 23 year old…

Punta Gorda Police find dead woman in an apartment

Punta Gorda Police find dead woman in an apartment

Friday, July 3rd, 2015.  BMG: Reports reaching our newsroom are that police in Punta Gorda found a female body in an apartment. This is a developing story and…

Jury deliberating the fate of Donicio Salazar

Jury deliberating the fate of Donicio Salazar

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: A jury of 6 men and 6 women is deliberating today in the court of the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to…

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Social Issues

Senator for the Churches issues position on the PetroCaribe Loan Acts 2015

Senator for the Churches issues position on the PetroCaribe Loan Acts 2015

Saturday, July 04, 2015. BMG: This evening, Rev. Father Noel Leslie, Senator for the Churches…

Haiti complains of mistreatment of “foreign” Dominican citizens

Haiti complains of mistreatment of “foreign” Dominican citizens

Saturday, July 4th, 2015. BMG: According to the Haiti Sentinel, the Dominican Republic has violated…

IACHR questions arrest of Maya leaders

IACHR questions arrest of Maya leaders

Friday, July 03, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Inter American Commission of Human Rights has…

17 year old goes missing in Ladyville

17 year old goes missing in Ladyville

Friday, July 03, 2015. BMG: The mother of 17 year old Loani Alvarez of Ladyville…

Annual regional testing initiative on HIV/AIDS

Annual regional testing initiative on HIV/AIDS

Thursday, July 02, 2015. BMG:Do you know your status? That is, are you positive or…

Body found on Bullet Tree Road is of Guatemalan National

Body found on Bullet Tree Road is of Guatemalan National

Thursday, July 02, 2015. Flora Pereira Reporting: The dead body that San Ignacio Police discovered…

Economy

Buena Vista Water Board Under Investigation

Buena Vista Water Board Under Investigation

Thursday, July 02, 2015. BMG: An investigation in the village of Buena Vista, Cayo continues today after allegations were made that Julio Castillo, the chairman of the water…

Atlantic Bank Albert Street Branch to host annual back to school fair

Atlantic Bank Albert Street Branch to host annual back to school fair

Wednesday, July 01, 2015. BMG: The annual Atlantic Bank back to school fair is an opportunity for the public to take advantage on lowered interest rates for school…

Social Security Board allowed loans to Zabaneh companies?

Social Security Board allowed loans to Zabaneh companies?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Investment Committee of the Social Security Board (SSB) has approved loans to two companies based in the banana and citrus…

2014-2015 Sugar Cane Season comes to a close in one week

2014-2015 Sugar Cane Season comes to a close in one week

Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Orange Walk Bureau Reporting: In their last crop update meeting with stakeholders from the Sugar Industry and officials from the Sugar Industry Control Board…

P.G. Garinagu charge BWS with discrimination

P.G. Garinagu charge BWS with discrimination

Saturday, June 27, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Approximately 200 residents of what is known as the St. Vincent Block in Punta Gorda Town, an enclave of Garifuna, are…

BTL Heads to CCJ against former Directors over Investment in Channel 5

BTL Heads to CCJ against former Directors over Investment in Channel 5

Saturday, June 20th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Earlier this year former directors of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) and several companies that assisted in its management prior to the first…

NTUCB: GOB “unconcerned” about Petrocaribe repayment, investment

NTUCB: GOB “unconcerned” about Petrocaribe repayment, investment

Friday, June 19th, 2015. BMG: According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the Government of Belize “isn’t worrying about how the Petrocaribe loan will be repaid.” This is what…

BEL hosts AGM

BEL hosts AGM

Friday, June 19th, 2015. BMG: The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City to report…

Politics

PUP National Party Council Holds Meeting in Dangriga

PUP National Party Council Holds Meeting in Dangriga

Saturday, July 04, 2015. BMG: The PUP National Party Council is currently holding a meeting in Dangriga to prepare for the…

Cuban Immigrants intercepted in Orange Walk

Cuban Immigrants intercepted in Orange Walk

Friday, July 03, 2015. BMG: Reports reaching our newsroom are that a group of Cuban immigrants were intercepted on the Orange…

PM answers PUP questions about Guatemalans being given citizenship

PM answers PUP questions about Guatemalans being given citizenship

Thursday, July 02, 2015. BMG: The meeting of the House of Representatives was interrupted on Friday when the members of the opposition stormed…

PUP defend walkout over Patrick Andrews; PM calls it “unforgivable”

PUP defend walkout over Patrick Andrews; PM calls it “unforgivable”

Monday, June 29, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Speaker of the House Michael Peyrefitte ordered Senator Patrick Andrews to leave the gallery…

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Channel 5 hails Castro victory for “whistleblowers”

Saturday, July 4th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Elsewhere we have covered the sudden discontinuance of Minister of State Edmond Castro’s defamation case against Alvarene Burgess and Great…

Entertainment

San Pedro hotel owner defends LGBT pride event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015. BMG: Owner of Caribbean Villas Hotel, Peter Lawrence, has spoken to local media defending plans for a gay pride event at the resort…

Education

Exercise TRADEWINDS commences off the Belizean Coast

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. BMG: Belizeans living in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye woke up this morning to helicopters circling the area, and Navy vessel HMCS Glace Bay…

Living

Ebenezer Methodist Primary School receives donation from SMART

Monday, June 15th, 2015. BMG: The Ebenezer Methodist Primary School’s feeding program has been running for the past 15 years. During that time it has provided nutritious…