San Ignacio


Crime and Society

By: Dr. Robert Winslow Belize is a parliamentary democracy with a constitution enacted in 1981 upon independence from the United Kingdom. Numerous ruins indicate that for hundreds of years Belize was heavily populated by the Maya Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height between A.D. 250 and 900. Eventually the civilization declined leaving behind small groups whose offspring still exist in Belize contributing positively to the culturally diverse population. In 1502, Columbus sailed through parts of the Caribbean, but did not actually visit the area later known as British Honduras. The first reference to European settlement in the colony […]


Billy Webster Investigation Report

This was sent in to us anonymously via email and asking that we share it so others can know that the Belize Police refuse to do their jobs. Back in 2012 Canadian National William L Webster aka Billy Webster, was found dead in his home in Santa Elena, Belize police ruled the case suicide and have refused to re-open the case despite numerous requests from William’s wife and an independent investigation that shows that Billy did not and could not have committed suicide. The following quote is from News5: “When I got down there on the twenty-ninth, it took me […]


Belize Jungle Remedies featured in Chicago News

We all know about Belize Jungle Remedies, some of us got and still get our daily doses and scheduled parasite clean-outs. This is a normal thing in Belize as well as other nations in Central America and it’s nice to see that others from more advanced nations that don’t believe in anything but what a doctor prescribes at crazy prices are still reaching out for help. Growing up in Belize, I can attest that what I have used does work, you remember sina or Epazote right 😉 and the pharmacology in the US for example have researchers sifting through many […]


Wastage 2

PUDP is keeping the citizens hostage By engaging in so much wastage This country should at advance stages With its citizens benefiting from all sorts of advantage With better wages and advance drainage Now the IDB is recommending that GoB increase the percentage Of the citizens who have not yet received proper sewage This nonsense makes me cringe People still di empty chamber pot under Belcan Bridge And waste control still di pick up feces in garbage Prisoners are still carrying out night soil Buoy these things make my blood boil! Two weeks ago at a teachers rally Hector Silva […]


El Cayo calls for a shutdown

Residents of San Ignacio and Santa Elena have called for a shutdown of businesses in the Cayo district. Preliminary plans are for the shutdown to start at dawn on Monday. The shutdown is designed to send a message to government that immediate action is needed to curb the growing crime problem in the Cayo district. A meeting will take place on Sunday afternoon to finalize plans for Monday’s total shutdown of the Cayo district. This comes after the failed police and judicial system allows one more criminal to walk free and their plight for justice and a true working solution […]


FCD/BDF Will Arrest Gold Panners

All this week, we’ve been telling you about the 20 Guatemalans found panning for gold in the Chiquibul. It’s a serious, organized incursion and the Friends for Conservation and development which co-manages the national park estimates that there could be as many as 300 Guatemalans looking for gold along the Ceibo Chico Creek. Representatives of FCD came to Belize today for the monthly meeting of enforcement agencies at the BDF Headquarters. Rafael Manzanero tells us the decision has been taken to start rounding up the gold-panners and charging them for illegal entry. He says it’s the next phase of operations:.. […]


Pics from in front of the police station in San Ignacio

Images of the crowd that has turned out in front of the San Ignacio Police Station to DEMAND Justice. We got word that the Riot Squad have been called out. [imagebrowser id=3]


Missing – Lupita Lopez

By: Patrick E. Jones A woman from Buena Vista village near Spanish Lookout has been reported missing. Lupita Lopez, 22, left her home on Monday in the company of a man, a woman and a baby. Lopez, it is understood, was supposed to have accompanied the couple and their baby to San Ignacio for a “walk” and return home. Lupita’s boyfriend believes that the young woman has been taken across the border to Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala.


Twin Towns residents say it’s time to take action against crime 1

Jun 6, 2012 Galvanized by the tragedy that struck the communities of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, residents addressed the media on the scene where Jasmine Lowe’s body was found. They say that it is time for action because too many young girls have been murdered and the crimes remain unsolved. Miriam Ochaeta, Concerned Citizen “It was this morning, it was all about Jasmine Lowe and trying to find her alive. But we didn’t find her alive. So now, it is a new question; what are we as a country going to do about this situation because it has gotten […]


Missing – Jasmin Lowe

Name: JASMIN LOWE 5 feet in height, clear complexion, dark hair, speaks English and Spanish, her dad is Chris Lowe owner of Fruit A Plenty and her mom’s name is Marisol who works at Maras beauty Salon. The child left her house yesterday Monday June 4th to do her nails with her mom and the child never reached her destination. if anybody knows about her whereabouts kindly call the uncle at 664-9517. Her father says that information reaching him is that Jasmine may have entered a white taxi near the low-lying wooden bridge in Santa Elena. Anyone with information, please […]


Elections 2012

Elections are right around the corner, we have gotten our hands on the Manifestos for the PUP party; as soon as we get more we will be posting them up. PLEASE! I do not want these posts to be taken negatively. I am only trying to get a better picture of what is being promised in the manifestos and point out issues that I see in them. My goal here is simply to remove confusion or doubt. As soon as I get the manifestos for other parties they will be getting the same treatment… And PLEASE, if you are friends […]


Sugar Shortage Explained

7 News Belize Last year Belize experienced an acute sugar shortage – very sad for a country that produces sugar in abundance. The subtext to the entire episode was the fact that sugar was being smuggled out of Belize to be sold at a premium in Guatemala and Mexico. It’s the kind of thing where everyone knew what was up but no one could say for sure how it was happening. But a bust of contraband sugar in Guatemala has blown the whole thing open. On Saturday, Guatemalan authorities seized a truck carrying 140 sacks of smuggled white sugar from […]