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Shamir Myvett charged in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo
On June 19th, San Pedro Police officially charged Shamir O’Neal Myvett, 30, for the crime of ‘Causing Death by Careless Conduct’ in connection to the tragic death of 6-year-old Daisy Emily Acevedo. The Belizean student of DFC Area in San Pedro Town lost her life in a gunshot incident around 7:40AM on Monday, June 18th. The child received gunshot injuries to her neck and partial amputation of her right index and middle finger.
Residents of the area say they heard one gunshot. “I was getting my children ready for school when I heard a gunshot,” said one neighbor. “When I came outside I saw the commotion happening outside their house and heard the little girl got shot.”
Edgar Cabañas is lucky winner of Castillo’s Hardware Fathers Day Raffle 2018
In commemoration of Father’s Day, Castillo’s Hardware Limited held a raffle at their place of business in San Pedro Town on Friday, June 15th. For every purchase or account payment of $50, customers had the chance to win one of two fabulous prizes.
At 4PM, two customers were chosen at random to pick out a ticket from the barrel. The first ticket out was for Claire from Tres Cocos, who won a Milwaukee Drill/Radio Combo set. The next lucky winner was Edgar Cabañas, who won a Charbroil 2-Burner Gas Grill. “We wish all fathers a Happy Father’s Day,” said Ricardo Verde, Manager of Castillo’s Hardware Ltd. “Thanks to everyone for their continuous support.”
Heredia denies allegations that International Airport for Ambergris Caye has been approved
An article published on Thursday, June 14th in the Mexican newspaper Diario de Quintana Roo claims that Luis Gilberto Montero Maldonado, Honorary Consul of Belize in Chetumal, Mexico has confirmed the approval for the construction of the international airport in northern Ambergris Caye. The next stop now, according to the article, is to establish a date when works would commence. However, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. is denying such a claim.
The Consulate told the Chetumal-based newspaper that Belizean authorities had signed the corresponding documents authorizing the construction of the airport. It is expected that this new infrastructure will increase the number of flights to the island, and establish a direct route with Quintana Roo and other Mexican states.
Terror Squad F.C win the 2018 Father’s Day Football Quadrangular Tournament
The Terror Squad Football Club are champions of the Father’s Day Football Quadrangular Tournament, held at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town on Sunday, June 17th. The football tournament saw the participation of San Joaquin F.C from Corozal District, Benque F.C from Cayo District, Terror Squad F.C and Legends F.C from San Pedro Town. Before the championship match, Councilor Hector “Tito” Alamilla Along with Miss San Pedro 2017-2018 Virginia Vasquez issued awards to fathers of San Pedro Town that have significantly contributed to the development sports in the island. Fathers awarded included Mario Graniel, Elroy Gonzales, James Ritchie, Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., Rene Reyes, Armando Graniel Sr., Pedro Salazar Sr., Fransisco Carmona, Guillermo Nunez and Samuel Gonzalez Sr.
Step Father Detained In Connection With Death Of 6-Year-Old After Shooting Incident
Today Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Police formally arrested and charged, Shamir O'Neal Myvett, 30 year old Belizean Tour Operator of, San Pedro Town, for the crime Causing Death by Careless Conduct, in connection to the death of 6-year-old Daisy Emily Acevedo. She died from a gunshot to the neck on Monday, June 18, when she and two of her siblings got a hold of Myvett’s 9mm gun that, according to investigations, police were told was locked up in a drawer in his room. Investigations still continue into the matter.
Misc Belizean Sources
FREE screening of the film Straws
Inviting the Hopkins community to come out this Sunday June 24th at 7pm on the Hopkins Basketball Court for a FREE screening of the film Straws with special guest appearance by Jackie Nunez from The Last Plastic Straw. Bring your friends and family for a fun and informative night!
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “Dancing in the Moonlight”!.
Ministry of National Security and the Belize Police Department Hold Joint Meeting on Community Safety in Belize City
The Ministry of National Security and the Belize Police Department hosted a joint meeting on June 18th for the business community in the Albert Division of Belize City at the John and Charles Wesley Center. The meeting was called to discuss crime prevention and the launch of Operation Safe Zone after several recent incidents in the area.
The meeting included addresses from the Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar, the Area Representative for the Albert Division and Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, Hon. Tracy Taegar-Panton; and the Mayor of Belize City Mr. Bernard Wagner. The Commissioner of Police Mr. Allen Whylie and Deputy Commissioner Mr. Clyde Williams also made presentations on the current crime situation, and shared details of the police department’s National Crime Strategy, which was launched earlier this year.
Gang Resistance Education and Training program graduation ceremony
On Tuesday June 19th,2018, Police Officers from the Orange Walk Police formation held its Gang Resistance Education and Training program graduation ceremony for the Std.V students from Trial Farm Government School. At the ceremony, (172) Students received certificates of completion for their participation in the program.
Saturday's World Croc Day (WCD) event
Let's start the week off by looking back at how we ended ours. Here are some of our highlights from Saturday's World Croc Day (WCD) event. This is the second year globally that WCD celebrated, and we are so proud to host our own event here in Belize with The Belize Zoo. Saturday visitors to the zoo learned a load of croc from our collective team and participated in fun learning experiences through games and Croc Talks with the Zoo's crocs Brutus and Nelson. If you weren't able to attend this year's World Croc Day, don't sweat it! Make sure to catch us at Placencia Lobsterfest, Belize this weekend! #worldcrocday
DJ CHAMPION TOUR
DJ CHAMPION TOUR continues this Friday in Corozal & Saturday in Orange Walk!!!
Cayo Stepping Up Ceremonies
Cayo's Stepping Up ceremonies were last week, courtesy of the Ministry of Education. One at Sacred Heart College for west Cayo, and one in Belmopan for east Cayo.
"The tour continued today where San- Ignacio, Santa Elena and Benque Viejo students were awarded subsidy certificates. The Ministry of Education is determined to continue working with schools, principals and teachers to ensure all students have a fair opportunity at continuing their education. Follow us to see where the tour will take us tomorrow...
WATER INTERRUPTION IN SAN IGNACIO TODAY
Belize Water Services informs customers in parts of San Ignacio that there will be an interruption in the water supply today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, starting at 1:00pm. The areas to be affected are Kontiki and Shawville areas.
This interruption is necessary for the installation of a new water main. Due to the upgrade, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discoloration when water is restored.
Residents of these or nearby areas are advised that water is expected to be fully restored by 5:30pm. If they experience any water supply problems after that time, they should immediately call BWS' hotline at 0-800-CALL-BWS (0-800-225-5297) to report it.
Water interruption on Goldson Highway today
Belize Water Services informs customers on the Phillip Goldson Highway, that there will be an interruption in the water supply totodaymorrow, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, starting at 1:00pm. The areas to be affected are West Landivar, Buttonwood Bay, Mayflower Garden, and Bella Vista.
This interruption is necessary for the installation of a new water main. Due to the upgrades, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discoloration in the water supply when water is fully restored.
Customers are advised that water is expected to be fully restored by 5:00pm. If they experience water supply problem after that time, they should immediately call our BWS hot line at 0-800-CALL-BWS to report it.
6 Year Old Accidentally Shot and Killed; Stepfather Charged For Causing Death
Yesterday tragedy hit San Pedro when 6 year old Daisy Acevedo was killed by her 9 year old brother - who accidentally fired his stepfather's gun. Tonight, that stepfather Shamir Myvette has been criminally charged for causing death by careless conduct. Though he was not at home at the time - police say that his careless actions allowed his stepson to find his gun and start playing with it. Around 7:15 am, the boy accidentally shot his sister in the neck at their home in the DFC area. She was rushed to the town's clinic where she died at 7:45 while Doctors were trying to stabilize her.
Murder Conviction For Killing 11 Year Old
A man has been found guilty of murder - and it's for killing an 11 year old boy.
Little Daniel Matura was shot and killed near his family's home on Central American Boulevard in May of 2012. Today 35 year-old Andrew Willoughby was convicted of the child's murder in a trial without jury.
Justice Marilyn Williams presided over the trial, and she heard the prosecution's lead evidence that on May 21, 2012, Willoughby let off a barrage of gunshots at Brandon Taylor and Roy Felix, who were riding past the the Matura residence.
Abducted Man’s Family In Panic
Tonight, the family of San Narciso businessman Omero Campos is in a state of panic. The 43 year old businessman has still not returned home after going missing from his farm on Sunday afternoon. When police went there, they only found his tractor in the middle of a field with the key still in it.
The family says they have received calls from a Mexican number on Sunday - reportedly demanding a million US dollar ransom in exchange for his release.
Today, his family home in the community was quiet as family gathered to support each other during the difficult times.
PM Defends Dr. Barnett
Over the last weeks we've been reporting on the recent shake ups in the Ministry of Natural Resources that saw Hugo Patt being named Minister and taking over day to day operations from Dr. Carla Barnett. There have been rumors that the Prime Minister, who was previously in charge of Natural Resource, has been under pressure to remove Barnett due to pressure from his Cabinet colleagues. We asked the the PM about it today, here's what he had to say...
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - Prime Minister:
"It's really an effort to try to get improved performance in the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Lands Department. Dr. Barnett went in, did an excellent job, stabilized things. I think put as far as that is possible to do, a lid on corruption, but it's a waring job for any Minister to steward that particular ministry and that particular department..."
Crushing Fuel Prices, Any Relief On Horizon?
Prime Minister Barrow also spoke to us about the recent fluctuations in fuel costs that saw the price of regular gas going down and premium going up, and let us know what to expect in the coming months...
"In terms of regular fuel decreasing and the premium that did increase, what are the trends that we can expect in the near future?"
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - Prime Minister:
"With the Premium there was a little bit of a lag and that's the effect of the lag. With the next shipment that also will go down. The next shipment of diesel will see a decrease and for the next few months that ought to be the trend..."
Cop Knocked Down and Killed Senior Citizen
Police are reporting tonight that one of their own knocked down and killed a civilian in the Toledo District.
Early this morning, Police Corporal Alexander Salam, a 40 year-old officer attached to the Belmopan Police Station, was driving a Government issued, F-150 pick-up truck. He was on the San Antonio Road, and somewhere at around 5 and a half miles, he hit 69 year-old Selvin Bahadur, a resident of Eldridge-ville.
He rushed Bahadur to the PG Hospital but the senior citizen had multiple, very serious body injuries and he succumbed while undergoing treatment.
Salam has since been served with a notice of intended prosecution.
PSE’s Top Kids Honoured
The 2018 PSE results were released earlier this month and the outcome was not great. According to our calculations, across the 7 thousand plus test takers, the mean score was 58% which according to the Ministry's scale is a 'D' or 'adequate grade.
But that dismal average doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate. While the average grades were nothing to write home about the top performers were acknowledged for their stellar performance. Today the top primary school students from throughout the country gathered at the Bliss Center in Belize City to receive awards for their achievements in the PSE. We spoke to a few of those students about the event, their plans for the future and advice for their successors.
Orel Leslie Sues the Prison For Inhumane Treatment
You'll probably remember the names, Orel Leslie, Tyron Meighan, and Brandon Baptist. They are jointly accused of the November 2012 murder of James Noralez.
They were acquitted in 2015, but in 2017, DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal appealed and convinced the Court of appeal to order a retrial. Leslie was granted bail in March of year, but because he violated his court-ordered curfew the night of his release, bail was revoked, and he was put back on remand.
All 3 defendants have been back in court on trial for the murder of James Noralez, but the case has been having a few delays. And at the same time, Orel Leslie is suing the management of the Belize Central Prison alleging that the prison management violated his constitutional rights while on remand.
No Indictment For Anke
Tonight we have an update on Anke Doehm's case in the Supreme Court. As you all will remember, Doehm and her husband David were charged with child cruelty after police found their adopted 13 year old daughter Faye Lin Canon dead in their Northern Ambergris Caye condo. That was on July 3rd 2017. Since then a lot has happened in and outside of court - including David's suicide in October 2017. Now Doehm has to face the courts on her own. Anke Doehm's case was committed to stand trial at the Supreme Court. Her case was to be heard in the June session but she is yet to be indicted. No further adjournment date was set. She is out on Supreme Court bail which was granted to her shortly after the allegation was made against her and her husband. Doehm was represented by attorney Richard "Dickie" Bradley. He expects her to be indicted later this month.
Police: The Other Way Of Subduing A Suspect
We have seen too many cases of alleged police brutality: police pepper spraying residents, beating residents so badly that they soil themselves and the list of infractions goes on. But this story isn't about such a case nor is it about bashing the police - it's actually about highlighting a group of police officers who are trying to find a more practical and less violent way of dealing with and arresting offenders. Courtney Weatherburne found out more about a self-defense training for cops.
The choke hold: it's a martial arts technique - known as a submission hold. It is used to subdue your opponent by making them unconscious.
PM Speaks On KREMANDALA Impasse
When we spoke to the Prime Minister earlier today he gave us his thoughts on the KREMANDALA media organization's allegations that BTL is unfairly refusing to run ads on any of their media outlets. He told us that the KREMANDALA is not the only media house feeling the loss of BTL advertisements...
"Of course, I think you are aware of the allegations being made by the Kremandala compound in terms of BTL pulling ads from the entire organization itself as a means as to punish the organization for its opinions against the current administration. What are your thoughts, if any, on that, sir?"
PM Supports Border Villagers
The PM also told us about Cabinet's support for the residents of the border villages of Otoxha and Dolores, who have been asking for BDF assistance in clearing the border between Belize and Guatemala.
"Now PM, the residents of Otoxha and Dolores have requested BDF accompaniment to clear the borderline. What are your comments if any on that? Is that something the Cabinet supports?"
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - Prime Minister:
"Oh yes, the BDF has been out there and in fact more regular patrols in those areas were discussed at the National Security Council level and agreed and I think in terms of structures that are already in the area that need to be dismantled.."
PM Says CSME’s Snail’s Pace Is Alright With Him
At the beginning of this month Caribbean officials traveled to Guyana for a consultation aimed at making the CARICOM Single Market and Economy more efficient and effective. The goal of the CSME is to integrate CARICOM member states into a single economic unit and make the region more powerful on the global stage. However, since the beginning of the implementation in 2006, the CARICOM Secretariat has been criticized for moving too slowly to achieve this goal. Today, the PM responded to this criticism and told us that he thinks things are moving along just fine.
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - Prime Minister:
"I don't know that the performance has been particularly slow. Listen, all these integration movements take a long time to really put everything together..."
The Science Of Preserving Antiquities
Today a team of collectors and museum conservators met at the Marion Jones Stadium conference room to talk about collections management. Sounds about as exciting as a librarian's conference on the "dewey decimal system", but it's key for the preservation of antiquities.
We dropped by to find out more:
Rebecca Newberry, Conservator, Science Museum Minnesota
"This year we are focusing on collections management, so collections management is knowing what you have, knowing if you are allowed to have it, knowing what it is, where it is and also taking good care of it."
The PUP Convention for Belmopan will be held on July first. As we have reported, there are three aspirants for the seat: Oscar Mira, Michelle Rodriguez and Wiezsman Pat. Like Rodriguez, Pat is a newcomer to politics. He is a career public officer who recently retired after 35 years and now wants to serve his adopted home of Belmopan. We asked him why:...
Wiezsman Pat, Candidate - PUP Belmopan:
"It has been positive so far. I am a new comer as you rightly said. I don't bring any baggage with me. I have retired from government after 35 years of service. I have gained the experience in development. My last post was director for sustainable development. So I think I have that competence to actually move Belmopan to a higher level."
New Transfer Station For South
A new garbage transfer station will be built in Placencia and Punta Gorda. The construction falls under the Solid Waste Management Project 2. Here is more from the official signing.
Gilroy Lewis, Project Director:
"Today we just concluded the signature of the contract for infrastructure work under the solid waste management project 2. We sign the contract for the construction of a transfer station in Placencia and in Punta Gorda and also the closure of dump sites in those 2 locations."
Businessman Omero Campos Remains Missing After Being Abducted from San Narciso on Sunday
The family of a San Narciso businessman is with bated breath tonight following his kidnapping on Sunday. Omero Campos left his family and home in the village heading to his [...]
Community and Police Team Up to Arrest Fleeing Robber after DK Holdup
DK Supermarket is located at the entrance of the City where road works are ongoing. That location is heavily trafficked by commuters on foot as well as by vehicles. All [...]
Stepfather Shamir Myvett is Charged for the Accidental Shooting Death of Daisy Acevedo
The family of six-year-old Daisy Acevedo is still reeling from her shooting death on Monday morning in San Pedro, reportedly at the hands of her two-year-old sister. Despite the family’s [...]
Andrew Willoughby is Convicted of the Murder of 11-year-old Daniel Matura
The shooting death of an eleven-year old boy shocked his family and the community back in May 2012. Six years later, the court has found that Andrew Willoughby is guilty [...]
PM Barrow Addresses Increases in Fuel Prices
Two weeks ago, in a press release G.O.B. promised that the prohibitively high fuel prices would go down at the next shipment. Well, that has shipment arrived. But over the [...]
The Cabinet Reshuffle Explained…
Since it is the first time today that the media had the ears of the Prime Minister in recent times, the issue of the cabinet reshuffle was raised. Up until [...]
…PM Barrow Responds to Opposition on Senator Barnett’s Re-assignment
Minister Hugo Patt takes over command at Natural Resources on June twenty-fifth, succeeding a string of four ministers in recent years in a Ministry that has been rife with corruption. [...]
Top 25 PSE Performers are Recognized by Education Ministry
This year’s brightest students are from all across the country from both private and public schools. Today, the top twenty-five students of the Primary School Examination were hosted at the [...]
A Permanent BDF Presence in Otoxha Village
There have been persistent illegal activities in western and southern Belize. The most recent reports was from the village of Otoxha in the deep south. Villagers have complained that Guatemalan [...]
PM Weighs in on Barbados’ Economic Crisis
On assuming office, one of the first actions of Prime Minister Mia Motley of Barbados was to turn to the I.M.F. for assistance in developing an economic reform plan to [...]
Are the Advantages of CSME Being Felt in Belize?
Speaking at a conference in Guyana on June eighth, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, said that the Caribbean Community needs to undertake direct consultations to ensure the [...]
A Fatal RTA in Toledo Claims the Life of an Elderly Cyclist
Sixty-eight year old Adolphus Selvin Bahadur was knocked down and killed in Toledo this morning. Sometime around seven-thirty, Bahadur was on a bike on the outskirts of Forest Home, some [...]
Solid Waste Management Part 2 is Unveiled During Contract Signing
Today the signing of contract for infrastructure work under the Solid Waste Management Project Two took place in Belmopan. The Solid Waste Management Two is a continuation of project one [...]
Marie Sharp Re-branded with a New Line of Products
You may not have noticed as yet, but your favorite Marie Sharp’s jams and jellies are looking a bit different now. The iconic Belizean brand recently underwent a re-branding of [...]
Famed Pepper Sauce Maven Prepares to Pass on the Baton
It is hard to imagine that it was over thirty-seven-years ago that the famous entrepreneur started producing our favorite Belizean peppers, jams and sauces in her kitchen. Since then the [...]
Jazz Festival Kicks Off in The Jewel
If you’re a jazz enthusiast, music fan, or just someone who’s looking for some new entertainment, then the following story will surely interest you. This week, Belize is hosting the [...]
Cuban Jazz Artist Irving Ferreyro to Perform in Belize
One of the artists featured in this year’s line-up is Irving Ferreyro, a pianist and improviser from Cuba. Ferreyro shared with us why he’s looking forward to participating in this [...]
NICH Announces 2018 Song Competition
Earlier this month, NICH issued a call for submissions to artists, amateurs as well as professionals, in the junior and senior categories, to enter their original work into the national [...]
What’s the Theme for This Year’s September Celebration?
The national September celebrations are quickly approaching and earlier this month we told you about the invitation for submissions for the theme for this year’s September Celebrations. The theme, which [...]
Orel Leslie takes Belize Central Prison to court over ‘inhumane treatment’
He is accusing the prison of treating him inhumanely and not affording him his right to a fair trial. Today, a lawsuit brought against the Belize Central Prison by accused murderer, Orel Leslie was to be heard in the courtroom of Justice Courtenay Abel, however, the matter was adjourned. Leslie who is currently facing a …
BPP urges voters to re-register
In thirteen days the Elections and Boundaries Department will commence its mass re-registration exercise. Political parties including the Belize Progressive Party are urging all eligible voters to re-register in order to participate in the upcoming referendum and the next general elections. Yesterday, BPP Leader Patrick Rogers join in the call, reminding Belizeans about the importance …
Learning to take care of artifacts
Professionals from the Science Museum of Minnesota, USA, are in Belize collaborating with collectors and custodians to more efficiently catalog historical artifacts and better be prepared for a natural disaster. The three-day Collections Management and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery” gathering aims to orient participants on the fundamentals of Collections Management. Facilitator Rebecca Newberry told us …
Top 25 PSE Performers Awarded
Proud family and friends gathered as the top performers in this year’s PSE were recognized. Johnelle McKenzie was at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts and has the story. Honorable Patrick Faber Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister: To you students we are honoring here today I employ you to continue on this path …
BPP wants international commission against corruption in government in Belize
During a press conference yesterday, Belize Progressive Party Leader Patrick Rogers expressed the party’s views on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The last we reported on UNCAC was when a workshop focused on the prevention of corruption in public procurement was held in Teakettle Village. The training was part of the Strengthening National …
PM Barrow comments on CSME
Earlier this month, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, blamed the Caribbean Governments for the delay in the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, CSME. The CSME was established almost three decades ago to provide economic integration within CARICOM Member-States. Today, the media asked Prime Minister Dean Barrow if he feels that …
PM Barrow: Hugo Patt is the man for the job
On Monday, Hugo Patt will be taking up his new post as the Minister of Natural Resources. Patt was assigned to the portfolio after Dr. Carla Barnett requested to be reassigned. Today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow commented on the reshuffle. Prime Minister Dean Barrow: It is really an effort to try to improve performance in …
PM Barrow: fuel prices expected to fall
Consumers have had to endure pain at the pump over the steady increase in fuel prices, which also affects the cost of other commodities. Today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that consumers can expect a downward trend in the coming months. Prime Minister Dean Barrow: There was a little bit of a lack …
Anke Doehm pleads not guilty to charge for death of 13 year old daughter
American national Anke Doehm, charged with cruelty to a child in connection the death of her 13 year old adopted daughter, Faye Lin Cannon, was today indicted in the court of Justice Marilyn Williams. She pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her. She was represented by attorney Dickie Bradley.13 year …
Stepfather charged with death of six year old Daisy Acevedo
Police have formally arrested and charged Shamir O’Neal Myvett with causing death by careless conduct. The charge follows the death of Myvett’s step daughter, six year old Daisy Emily Acevedo. The child was found in their home sometime after seven o’clock on Monday morning. She had sustained a gunshot wound to her neck and her …
Six years after, Andrew Willoughby found guilty of murdering 11-year-old Daniel Matura
Thirty-five year old Andrew Willoughby, charged with the murder of 11 year old Daniel Matura, was found guilty of the charge today by Justice Marilyn Williams in a trial that was without a jury. Justice Williams has deferred sentencing until July 17 in order to hear pleas for mitigation. …
PUP Senators battle for Albert; Paul Thompson is triumphant
On Sunday the People’s United Party held a very heated convention in the Albert Division in Belize City. Senators Paul Thompson and Valerie Woods were the two candidates vying to represent the PUP in the next general elections. Out of the 938 ballots cast, Thompson garnered 576 and Senator Woods received 339. Hipolito Novelo reports. …
Fire destroys house in Belize City
On Saturday evening a 911 call led firefighters to a residence on Freedom Street in Belize City. There they saw an elevated plywood house being destroyed by a raging blaze. Firefighters got to work and managed to control the blaze, later extinguishing it. Hipolito Novelo reports. If you want to help Estrada and …
Former Belize Ambassador to the US speaks out against ‘inhumane’ child detention center in the US
Footage described as ‘horrifying’ and ‘inhumane’ of a child detention center in Texas, USA, is making its rounds on social media and has caught the attention of several human rights activists around the world including Belize. The Washington Post is reporting the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers. …
BPP calls on GOB to address illegal land clearing by Guatemalans
Present at the press conference was Belize Progressive Party member, Wil Maheia. He is also the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers and is known to be a grassroots activist focusing on the Belize Guatemala dispute. Maheia has increased awareness regarding Sarstoon Island and the Guatemalan Armed Forces relentless insistence that the river and the …
BPP says no to the ICJ
The Belize Progressive Party also spoke on matters relating to the Belize Guatemala dispute. The BPP has long expressed its position on the matter and opposes taking the claim to the International Court of Justice. BPP Leader, Patrick Rogers, reiterated the party’s position on the ICJ referendum. Patrick Rogers, Leader, BPP: Now we have …
Fuel prices fluctuates; BPP calls on GOB to protect ‘poor people’
The price for regular fuel decreased on Saturday. The price for a gallon of gasoline is now eleven dollars and two cents, thirty three cents less. All other prices for the other fuels remain the same. Many entities have made calls to the Government to decrease fuel tax and review and reshape its fuel tax …