PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — After three successive terms in the opposition, Belize’s People’s United Party (PUP) saw its leader John Briceno sworn in as prime minister Thursday after romping to...
PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — Belizeans voted for a new government Wednesday amid concerns over a stagnant economy and rising coronavirus infections, with the ruling party seeking an unprecedented...
PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize, pelting a relatively sparsely populated stretch of the country's coast with heavy rain and wind, before weakening while pushing...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Nana barreled westward Wednesday just off the coast of Honduras on a collision course with the tiny nation of Belize.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Nana was expected to become a hurricane before striking Belize before dawn Thursday and drenching a good part of Central America with dangerously...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Nana roared toward Central America on Wednesday and was expected to become a hurricane before making landfall on the coast of Belize after...
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Omar formed off the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Nana approached the coast of Central America, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported....
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for using fake investment schemes to bilk people out of $2.4 million.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated South Carolina's former lieutenant governor to be the next ambassador to Belize.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott woman has been reported missing while vacationing with her boyfriend on the northeastern coast of Central America.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress has approved the government's declaration of a state of emergency for 22 municipalities in the country's northeast after three soldiers were killed in an...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Belize authorities say a local guide, who was leading a Virginia doctor on a fishing trip when they were both fatally shot , might have been the target of gang hit in the...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor and his local guide were fatally shot while fishing in Belize.
The Roanoke Times reports that the body of 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have "credible allegations" of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the release of names of accused Jesuits by two provinces (all times local):
Two Catholic Jesuit provinces covering nearly half the U.S. have released the names of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were the subjects of "credible allegations" of sexual abuse dating back to the 1950s.
PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a 68-year-old Missouri woman who retired to the coast of Belize, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday.
The body of Sherris Stringham was found late Friday near a river in Pomona, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from where she lived in the Caribbean village of Hopkins, police spokeswoman Hortence Hernandez said in a statement.
BEIJING (AP) — When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Military training for the newest class of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut has begun on one of the hottest days of the year.
Almost 300 students were expected to be sworn in Monday for the start of training. They hail from 48 states and also include international students from Belize, Cambodia, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Palau, Panama, Rwanda and Ukraine.
The incoming class includes 14 cadets from Connecticut.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were supposed to be enjoying sun and fun, but instead they were kept in port in Tampa for two days.
Passengers and the company say the Carnival Miracle was originally scheduled to depart Sunday and visit Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman and Mexico. But because of "necessary maintenance work" it required two extra days in port, the company said in a statement released Tuesday.
Coronado in Panama once had pristine beaches and not much else. Today the resort town is a haven for U.S. and Canadian retirees, with strip malls, fast-food joints and a lot of people speaking English.
"For all the world, it's like you're in a U.S. beach town," says Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, a site and newsletter for people who want to work, invest or retire abroad.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans have moved a step closer to resolving a longstanding territorial dispute with neighboring Belize, voting to send the issue to the International Court of Justice.
Vote counts show that a plebiscite on the question passed overwhelmingly on Sunday, winning about 95 percent of the vote, though abstention was high.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans voted Sunday in a referendum that could take the country a step closer to resolving a longstanding territorial dispute with neighboring Belize.
The ballot asked whether voters agree to send the issue to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, for a binding ruling.
However, Belize has yet to hold its own referendum as stipulated under a 2008 agreement with Guatemala, under which both countries would ask the court to take up the matter.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of the tiny Central American country of Belize said its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff on Friday.
A Tropic Air flight carrying Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber and the country's agriculture minister was taking off from the tiny airstrip in the town of Placencia Friday when one of the wheels on its landing gear clipped a passing car.
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol officials say they've arrested a woman at an immigration checkpoint north of Tombstone after finding a Mexican man and two Belize residents in the truck of her car.
Agents had referred the driver of the vehicle for further inspection after a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to a suspicious odor.
They opened the trunk and discovered two men and a woman inside.
MIAMI (AP) — When they first boarded the Norwegian Escape a week ago, passengers knew exactly where they were going. Now they have no idea.
The cruise ship, with about 4,000 guests on board, departed from Miami on Saturday, Sept. 2, and was scheduled to return a week later, after making stops in Honduras, Belize and Mexico.
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Police in Belize say a U.S. man and Canadian woman found dead this week had been strangled.
A police statement says the bodies of 52-year-old Francesca Matus of Toronto and 36-year-old Drew DeVoursney of Georgia were found Monday in a sugarcane field near Chan Chen. DeVoursney's body was atop Matus' and both were in an advanced state of decomposition. Both had tape on their wrists.
The couple had last been seen at a restaurant in Corozal on the night of April 25.
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Authorities in Belize say the bodies of an American man and a Canadian woman have been found nearly a week after the couple went missing.
A senior police officer who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case says the bodies of 52-year-old Francesca Matus of Toronto and 36-year-old Drew DeVoursney of Georgia were found Monday.
The couple had been staying in Corozal near the country's northern border with Mexico. They were reported missing April 26.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas ship will leave on its maiden voyage to Cuba from the Port of Tampa to Havana.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man has died while awaiting trial in the slayings of two British tourists on his boat during a sailing trip from Belize nearly four decades ago, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Silas Duane Boston, 76, died Monday night while he was being treated at an outside hospital for what the Sacramento County sheriff's department said were significant health problems.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is warning an ex-treasure hunter that he could face another contempt-of-court charge if he doesn't reveal the location of 500 missing gold coins.
Ohio Judge Algenon Marbley on Friday ordered Tommy Thompson to cooperate by granting power of attorney to allow the government to figure out if a trust in Belize knows the coins' whereabouts.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A University of New Hampshire associate professor of anthropology has been awarded a fellowship to establish a public history museum in Belize.
Eleanor Harrison-Buck will use the $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship to create the museum focusing on the Kriol community. More than a third of the Belize population is part of the Kriol community, which is descended from enslaved Africans brought to the country by Europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is giving a former deep-sea treasure hunter another chance to reveal information about the location of 500 missing gold coins.
Federal Judge Algenon Marbley on Wednesday directed government prosecutors to draft an order related to the coins involving a Belize-based trust.
The order would permit ex-treasure hunter Tommy Thompson to give written consent for the government to probe the contents of the trust.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man has been accused of killing two British tourists on a boating excursion from Belize 38 years ago.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2icV6S5 ) that 75-year-old Silas Duane Boston is awaiting trial for two counts of first-degree maritime murder in the 1978 killings of Christopher Farmer and Peta Frampton, both in their mid-20s. He was arrested Dec. 2 and has pleaded not guilty.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Experts from the Organization for American States released a report Friday that indicates a Guatemalan teen killed in April near the two countries' border was shot by members of a conservation group.
BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) — Belize's Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a portion of the small Central American country's criminal code that outlawed gay sex.
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin announced the decision Wednesday. The criminal code provision stricken down called for a sentence of 10 years in prison for anyone convicted of homosexual intercourse.
Gay rights activist Caleb Orozco of the United Belize Advocacy Movement challenged the provision's...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Earl made landfall on the coast of Mexico's Veracruz state late Friday night after gaining strength as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said torrential rains brought by Earl could produce flash floods and mudslide on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
Earl is expected to produce total rainfall of eight to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches, over portions of the states of Veracruz, Hidalgo,...
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Tropical Storm Earl pushed over Mexico's southern Gulf coast early Friday after drenching Belize and northern Guatemala.
Earlier forecasts had Earl weakening into a tropical depression overnight but new predictions late Thursday night had it maintaining its strength as a weak tropical storm through most of Friday.
Mexico's government issued a tropical storm warning for its southern Gulf coast from Ciudad del Carmen westward to Laguna...
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Earl deteriorated into a weak tropical storm Thursday as it passed over northern Guatemala en route to southern Mexico.
Overnight, Earl slammed into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of 80 mph (130 kph), leaving the country battered, with some flooding reported.
Earl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Belize City and was moving roughly westward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. As it crossed...
Raw: Flooding in Belize from Tropical Storm Earl
Raw: Earl Hits Belize, Weakens to Tropical Storm
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Earl. (all times local):
Earl has weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in Belize early Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Earl's maximum sustained winds decreased to near 65 mph (105 kph) with additional weakening expected as the storm moves farther inland. Earl is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression by Thursday night or Friday...
BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Earl strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday as it roared toward a nighttime landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize, brushing by Honduras' northern coast and leaving felled trees and power lines in its wake.
The storm dumped rain on nearly all of Honduras, where officials reported a lobster fishing boat was hit by a large wave in the Caribbean and capsized. Most of the 83 people on board were rescued, but the navy was looking for two...
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that Earl was threatening to bring heavy rains, flooding and high winds to Mexico, Belize and Honduras. All three of those countries issued tropical storm warnings for some areas, and a hurricane warning was issued for parts of Mexico and Belize.