Channel 5

Paraiso Man Killed By Friends
There have been four murders in the Corozal District this year, but that count went up to five as a result of a stabbing on Saturday night when a village [...]

San Pedro Deliveryman Charged for Rape
There were other serious crimes committed over the weekend. In San Pedro Ambergris Caye, police have arrested a deliveryman after he allegedly took a woman to a remote area of [...]

Illegal Immigrant Charged for Two Brutal Assaults
And from rape to attempted rape, also on San Pedro, Police have arrested and arraigned a teenage male after he was positively identified by two of his victims. Salvadoran Fabio [...]

Minor Charged for Sexual Assault of Three Young Boys
There is also a report of sexual abuse from the south. The incidents happened back in November, but are only being reported in the police blotter. Three young boys, two [...]

Briceño Nominated for P.U.P. Leader Position
Turning to politics….At news time, there is only one confirmed name in the leadership race for P.U.P. Party Leader. The deadline is Tuesday, December fifteenth, but John Briceño was officially [...]

Dentist Convicted for ‘Semen-Injections’ Says He Was Innocent
On December eighth, an American dentist was detained in San Pedro after his name came up in the most bizarre story. Doctor John Hall had already been granted a license [...]

Guyana Rice Arrives in Belize Thursday…Without a Permit
A shipment of rice is sitting at a Guatemalan port and is scheduled to be unloaded at the Big Creek port this Thursday. At least that is the plan of [...]

Local Rice Producers Stand Against Importation
The Mennonite community of Blue Creek, in Orange Walk District, is the largest producer of rice in the country.  Considering significant investments that have been made in the industry to [...]

Woman in Court for Failing to Report to Police
A Belizean woman who was convicted in the U.S.A. for human trafficking and later deported to Belize appeared in court on Friday to answer to a charge of Failure to [...]

More Arrests in Brutal Home Invasion in Burrell Boom
The investigation into the home invasion at the house of the Lebanese Honorary Consul continues to unfold. Today police say they made seven more arrests over the weekend, five directly [...]

2 Kolbe Employees Charged for Drug Trafficking
And while the Police hunt up lawbreakers on the outside, two who were already on the inside at the Belize Central Prison are looking at possible jail time. Routine Police [...]

San Cas Heist Was An Inside Job
There was a significant heist last Friday in the capital city, and it happened in the parking lot of the Belize Bank. According to reports, two Santiago Castillo deliverymen in [...]

3 Men Wounded in Separate City Shootings
There was also a string of shootings in the Old Capital over the weekend.  The unrelated incidents began on Friday evening shortly after five o’clock when twenty-four-year-old Kyle Chaplin came [...]

Prisoner Escapes from Custody in San Pedro
Twenty-four year old Juan Carlos Martinez is on the lam tonight after escaping from the San Pedro Police station on Sunday afternoon and police on the island are seeking the [...]

Cayo Police Go to Church on Sunday
The Cayo Police formation spent some quality time on Sunday – not in training and not on operation, but in Church. According to Deputy Commander Reymundo Reyes, he felt that [...]

Annual Spirit of Christmas Concert Held in the City
‘Tis the season to be jolly and across the country, Christmas concerts and parties for children are being organized by numerous organizations as well as personalities. On Saturday, the Governor [...]

Football, Basketball and Cycling Stats with James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The 2 finalists for the 2015 PLB Football Tournament emerged over the weekend so we take you to the [...]

LOVE FM

Alpuche: Guyanese Rice – An Opportunistic Importaion
Last Friday we told you of the rice issue where businessman, Jack Charles is in the process of importing the grain from Guyana, saying it would cost consumers less money than the locally produced rice. COLA had issued their statement, agreeing to the move, saying that it is about what the consumers can afford while […]

Briceno Garners Support for PUP Leadership
Tomorrow is the deadline for interested parties to submit their application for the leadership position for the People’s United Party. It has been a quiet campaign by the interested parties over the last few weeks but on Friday we got some news to report when we were informed by the Deputy Party Leader, Julius Espat […]

Police Cracks Diplomat’s Home Invasion Case Wide Open
Over the weekend Police has made several more arrests in connection with the aggravated burglary that occurred in Burrell Boom. This is the second time in ten years the home of the Honorary Consul General for Lebanon to Belize, 77-year-old, Sarkis Abou- Nehra, was invaded last week and the caretaker’s wife was said to have […]

Prison Employees Attempt to Smuggle Drugs Into Facility
Police have charged two employees of the Kolbe Prison Foundation for drug trafficking. Two males, a cook and a prison officer were caught this weekend trying to smuggle cannabis into the prison. Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster gave more details at a press briefing this morning. EDWARD BROASTER “Over the weekend as well we arrested and […]

Changes in Lamanai Route Bring Concerns
A number of stakeholders in the tourism industry are concerned about a proposed route to Lamanai Archaeological Site in the Orange Walk District. Reporter Judy Turton has the story.

Trio Charged for Drug Trafficking
Over the weekend, Orange Walk Police carried out several anti-drug operations in the rural areas. Juan Luis Alberto Montero, in Guinea Grass Village was searched after Police say they saw him trying to run away. At the same time, police came across two other men who were searched and found to be in possession of […]

Senior Citizen Gets Knocked Off His Bicycle
52-year-old, Benito Moreno is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City after he was knocked off his bicycle by a motorist in Orange Walk Town. 18-year-old, Albert Vargas has been charged with four traffic offences in connection with this incident. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Selvin Tillett, who commands the […]

Murder in the Village Park
A man was murdered in the Corozal District this past weekend. Reporter Hipolito Novelo has the story. HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING “Two men are in police custody in Corozal where they are expected to be charged for the murder of 22-year-old, Alberto Briceno which occurred on Saturday night at around 10 o’clock. It happened in Paraiso […]

Three Minors Sexually Assaulted by Teenage Student
There is a disturbing report coming out of Hope Creek Village in Southern Belize. Police there have arrested and charged a 17 year old student of sexually assaulting three boys. Police say that on November 11, 12 and 16, three angry mothers of Hope Creek reported that their sons, two of whom are 12 years […]

Police Makes Arrest in Rape Case on Ambergris Caye
A thirty four year old woman was raped on Friday on Ambergris Caye. According to police reports, the 34 year old who is a resident of the Boca Del Rio area in San Pedro Town reported that on Friday morning while she was job hunting she was taken to a remote area on the island […]

PlusTV

BEL requests 11% electricity rate hike
An Unannounced electrical blackout caught much of Belmopan residents offguard today. Interestingly, it was a scheduled blackout by Belize electricity Limited to do maintenance in the Mountainview area of the city. It seems, somehow that only very few residents were aware, and only for the Blackout t...

Unannounced Black Out
An Unannounced electrical blackout caught much of Belmopan residents offguard today. Interestingly, it was a scheduled blackout by Belize electricity Limited to do maintenance in the Mountainview area of the city. It seems, somehow that only very few residents were aware, and only for the Blackout t...

Ex-registry owners demand millions in compensation
Arguments concluded late Thursday in the Supreme Court between the Government of Belize and Belize International Services Limited (BISL), the parent company of the International Business Companies and Merchant Marine Registries. Following the Government’s takeover of the organizations in June of 201...

Price of Rice Rises?
Currently the Belize rice industry supports almost 100 local rice farmers, 5 milling companies, and more than 2000 permanent and seasonal workers. But today, Rice producers say they are worried about the viability of Rice Industry in Belize because of the threat of Guyanese rice entering the Belize ...

Pregnant Young woman raped at Dangriga Junction
A 19-year-old Belizean woman of the Stann Creek District has reported to police that sometime after 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, thursday December 10th, she was raped. The woman, who is currently 6 months pregnant, told police that she was at the Mile 6 junction bus stop waiting for a bus when a m...

Will Francis Fonseca enter his name for PUP Party Leader?
PlusNews has been reliably informed that Area representative for the Freetown division, and former PUP party leader, Hon. Francis Fonseca, was asked earlier today to re-enter the race for the party Leadership! The request was made to Hon Fonseca at a meeting attended by 6 PUP representatives and 5 s...

More arrests in Abou-Nehra home invasion; three accused get bail
We have been reporting on the police investigation into the home invasion in Burrell Boom, which involved Belize’s honorary consul to Lebanon, 77 year old Sarkis Abou Nehra. The caretaker of the residence told police that between 8:00 pm last Thursday night and 3:00 a.m. Friday morning he and his sp...

Canada’s biggest Fraud, banners brokers, linked to Belize
Two men, both 45 years old, who allegedly ran a Toronto-based pyramid scheme that netted more than $126 million Canadian Dollars… that’s $93 Million USD… from people around the world were arrested on Tuesday morning, 8 December and now face fraud charges. The men, Christopher Geo...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Alexandra Cousteau visits Belize for marine conservation
Oceana’s Senior Advisor, Alexandra Cousteau, who is also an Ocean Explorer and National Geographic filmmaker, arrived in Belize on December 6th and departed today after meeting with several stakeholders in marine conservation. During her stay, Cousteau met with Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega to […]

22-year-old stabbed to death in Paraiso
The Briceño family from Paraiso Village in the Corozal District is pleading for justice after 22-year-old Alberto Briceño was stabbed and killed by one of two brothers on Saturday night. The incident played out at the Paraiso Park located just across the street from Briceño’s house. There […]

Jack Chover for OKCarles challenges rice producers over prices
Despite official disapproval from the Government of Belize and rice producers in the North and South, importer Jitendra Chawla, better known as Jack Charles, will persist in obtaining Guyanese rice and importing it into Belize in time for Christmas. In a press release issued this […]

Seven more in court for Abou-Nehra
Seven persons, among them two 15 year old girls, were charged with handling stolen goods for one flat screen television that was stolen during the burglary of the residence of Honorary Consul to Lebanon, Sarkis Abou Nehra, when they appeared today before Magistrate Deborah Rogers. […]

Belize Defense Force volunteer jailed over gun
Volunteer in the Belize Defence Force 34 year old Kingsley Cadle will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty today to keeping a firearm and ammunition without a gun license. Magistrate Deborah Rogers had down concurrent sentences of five years on each charge after […]

Prison officer fined for smuggling weed to inmate
29 year old Juan Perez, a former prison officer who was busted attempting to smuggle 1 pound of weed into Belize Central Prison, was spared a custodial sentence when he appeared today before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking. Because it was […]

Motorcycle stolen from Belmopan resident
Resident of Mamieapple Street in Belmopan, 51-year-old Dean Flowers, reported to police that sometime between 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. yesterday, one or more persons stole his red Meilun motorcycle from his house veranda. The motorcycle is valued at $3,600 and police […]

17-year-old boy charged for sexually assaulting relatives
Dangriga Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male student for the offense of “Sexual Assault” after three mothers reported to police that he sexually assaulted their sons at a residence in Hope Creek. The mothers along with their sons, also told police that […]

Cayo Police find weed and gun in Roaring Creek
Police in the Cayo District conducted searches at an abandoned lot within Roaring Creek Village on Friday afternoon, which resulted in the discovery of 86 grams of cannabis and a .25 auto pistol without a magazine. The gun and drugs were labelled as “Found […]

Police recover items from $5000 burglary in San Pedro
San Pedro Police managed to recover a tile cutter valued at $2,000 after a burglary between 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, resulted in the theft of tools and accessories valued at more than $5,000. 43-year-old Efrain Bardalez, a foreman of […]

34-year-old house wife raped in San Pedro
On Saturday December 12th, a 34-year-old house wife of the Boca Del Rio area in San Pedro town reported to police that the previous day (Friday), while she was seeking employment, a Hispanic male person took her on a motorcycle to a remote location […]

San Pedro resident has boat engine stolen
35-year-old Kenny Brakeman of San Pedro town, reported to police on Saturday that earlier in the day, he went to check on his Yamaha four stroke boat engine which he had previously left inside his bodega in the DFC area of the island. Upon […]

Caye Caulker police nab weed destined for island
Caye Caulker police yesterday intercepted a package from Belize City to that municipality, which resulted in the discovery of 365 grams of cannabis wrapped in black plastic. The drugs, found at around 11:30 a.m., were later labelled and deposited as “Found Property” since no […]

Majestic Alley bust yields police almost three and a half pounds of weed
An operation conducted30 p.m., officers searched a lot in Pinks Alley, where they found five plastic bags containing […]

Argument at Mike’s Club turns deadly; one left critical after being shot
In one of the many shooting incidents that occurred in the old capital this weekend, 25-year-old Brandon Allen was left in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after being shot to the buttocks during an altercation at Mike’s Club. Investigations […]

One critical after being shot while sleeping in apartment
David Lamb, a 47-year-old resident of Ebony Street in Belize City, is currently listed in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after being shot to the right side of the chest and right arm yesterday morning, while he slept inside his […]

24-year-old lucky to be alive after being shot once
Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) on Friday around 5:10 p.m. and saw 24-year-old Belize City resident, Kyle Chaplin, with a single gunshot wound to his left knee. Chaplin told officers that he and two friends were in a vehicle on Cran […]

Blogs

Photographer Heals His Invisible Disability in Belize
If you ask anyone what their opinion on Belize healthcare is, most would likely start talking about doctors and various medical facilities in the country or lack of. There is a different aspect to consider, I have heard many say that the climate of Belize took away their pain and lessened symptoms in chronic ailments. I have also seen people reduce the amount of medication they take after living here for a while. Today’s guest post and pictures by Ric Hornsby tells his story not only of the healing powers of Belize, but how the country and it’s people captured his heart on his 4 month sojourn. Well tacogirl, it is time to take you up on your kind offer of posting a bit more of my photography. Yesterday, I reviewed a tiny portion of what I shot in Belize, during my tour of the country, last winter. I truly love Belize. But, finances aren’t great, so I’ll have to forego a return trip for this year. Still, I have over 14K shots from the months I spent rambling around, and I do get to enjoy the images that I captured. I’ll make do with that ability.

The 5th Annual LoveFM Christmas Parade Brings Out All Of San Pedro’s Families
The countdown to Christmas is here…and LoveFM National Radio & TV organizes beautiful parades around the country. Last night at sundown, families and KIDS assembled and lined the streets to watch our only land based Christmas parade here on Ambergris Caye. (The Lighted Boat Parade is December 19th!). Here are squillions of pictures of the event. Fantastic…and a little bit dangerous. Hard candies are showering down most of the time.

A Snapshot of Daily Life in Sunny, Snow-Free Belize
Life here is busy, but it’s a good kind of busy. We have less driving and commuting than when we lived in Ohio…and we don’t miss traffic jams, shoveling snow, and de-icing the car in the morning, which used to take up so much time. Here, grocery shopping or paying bills involves a bike ride or a walk in sunny weather, where you can hear birds and see the beach. We’ve just returned from a fun weekend of showing our family the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, where we snorkeled with turtles, ate a mountain of lobster, swam in the ocean, lounged in hammocks on the beach, and kayaked in the Caribbean. I also got the chance to show my family the unbelievable number of things to do in our little, thriving village. We went tubing on a lazy river through the tropical forest and saw crocodiles and monkeys at Monkey River. Another day we hiked up a small mountain with 360-degree views of mountains and the Caribbean, and swam in a waterfall. We also visited Mayan ruins, hung out for an afternoon with a Maya family and learned how to make Maya chocolate.

27 Reasons Belize Is Fast Becoming the Ecotourism Capital of the World
Long before other Caribbean nations decided to take a stand on the subject of sustainability and ecotourism, Belize did just that. From government initiatives and laws to tourism professionals and, importantly, the people of Belize, the nation has become so committed to the cause, the world’s press is taking note and writing about this phenomenon. How eco-friendly is Belize? The following 27 facts may impress you. 1. In 1980, Belize adopted sustainability practices long before other Caribbean communities. 2. Belize landowners founded a sanctuary for Belize’s indigenous howler monkey populace who were becoming endangered. 3. Seven villages made up of 200 local landowners joined those efforts to save howler monkeys from extinction. 4. Over 1/3 of Belize’s landmass is protected by government laws and oversight practices. 5. Belize’s Barrier Reef system is consistently monitored for conservation abuses. 6. Thirteen percent of all Belize waters have been declared off limits to help spur fish population growth.

Videos

  • Belize 2015, 7min. In March, a hundred college students travelled to Belize to partner with International Servants.

  • Black Beauty Dive Dec 6-Toadfish and Green Moray, 1.5min.

  • Tilapia farming in Belize - "Open Your Eyes" morning show, 13min. On November 23, 2015, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) appeared on "Open Your Eyes" morning show in Belize. PADF's Minerva Pinelo, along with partners Mr. Miguel Sosa, Aquaculture Coordinator from the Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Pablo Hung –Taiwan Technical Mission Marketing Specialist from the International Cooperation Development Fund. It was a great opportunity to promote PADFs objective of alternative livelihoods through alternate species. Later, Belizean Celebrity Chef Chef Sean Kuylen gave a tilapia cooking demonstration.

  • Peace Corps Belize PST 2015, 6min.

  • Morning Matters at N.B. Crane, 12min.

  • Eco Kids Summer Camp Video, 2.5min.

  • Diving in Belize, 2min. A short video about some incredible dives in Belize!

  • Grand Bogue Dive Site Dec 7-Eagle rays, juvenile spotted drums, 4min.

  • The Belize Challenge, Episode 5, 14min. The Belize Challenge er en fiskeserie fra HookedTV, filmet med utgangspunkt i Reefs End Lodge i Belize. Medvirkende er Vilhelm Skilhagen, Endre Hopland, Hannes Ribbner og Joel Ribbner. The Belize Challenge is a fishing show by HookedTV, shot from Reef´s End Lodge in Belize.

  • Crystal Cave Zipline in Belize City, 6.5min. Along with the zipline excursion, we also went tubing in crystal cave.

  • Crystal Cave Tubing in Belize City, 15min. After a nice cool float, we were given the opinion to either swim or float across the last part of the cave. we also did some ziplines during this excursion

  • Paradise Baptist Church Belize Missionary Ministry, 10min.

  • Diving Belize, 3.5min. Diving from Ambergris Caye, Belize.

  • Scuba Diving Belize Day 1, 5min.

  • Scuba Diving Belize Day 3, 5.5min.