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Three charged in shooting of 11 year old girl

Three young men were charged this afternoon in connection with Tuesday’s shooting of eleven year old Stacy Williams. Eighteen year old Mark Sutherland, his twenty one year old cousin Stuart [...]

No suspects caught in killing of O.W. businessman

Police in Orange Walk have had less luck in finding the persons responsible for the brutal slaying of forty eight year old Indian businessman Bherumal Punjabi. Punjabi was strangled and [...]

Family says others should be charged with Montes murder

Also in Belize City members of the Montes family were adding the final touches to funeral arrangements for their son John, whose life ended violently last Saturday evening. But suspicious [...]

Hugh Fuller buried

Also buried today was former Chamber of Commerce General Manager Hugh Fuller. Fuller died of a brain aneurysm on Tuesday evening. His interment was the first at Homeland Memorial Park, [...]

Gay cruise arrives Sunday

With only two days left before the arrival of the M.S. Leeward, the general attitude seems to be one of watchful waiting. After an initial venting of homophobic steam an [...]

New oil find in Trinidad

There is good news this week for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. The Amoco Trinidad Oil Company has announced a record petroleum find some thirty five miles southeast of [...]

Love F.M. promotes food project

The Christmas spirit evaporated long ago; January was short on both money and fun… But don’t worry, February is almost here and some colleagues of ours on Freetown Road have [...]

Dead manatee found near Belize City

They are endangered throughout most of their range but in Belize the West Indian Manatee has always thrived. At least until recently. Tonight there is one less in the community [...]

G. Michael Reid on the need to register

News Five commentator G. Michael Reid rarely enters the murky waters of Belizean politics and when he does dip foot, it is not without first checking carefully for sharks, jellyfish, [...]

11 year old girl shot in drive-by

It was a story right out of South Central. Gang bangers do a drive by and an innocent bystander goes down in a pool of blood. Only this wasn’t Los [...]

Indian businessman murdered near Orange Walk

In Orange Walk police are trying to solve the grisly murder of an Indian businessman. Last night around nine, the body of 48 year old Bherumal Punjabi was found in [...]

New book on Garifuna experience published

The history of the Garifuna people and their struggles has been well documented over the years. But there remains no shortage of people wanting to take just one more look [...]

Raleigh looking for local venturers

Any young person in Belize who is out of school and not yet in a job — this covers a lot of people — should pay close attention to the [...]

Planners try to bring order to Belize City

One look at Belize City is enough to convince most observers that the word “planning” has definitely been left out of the Creole dictionary. But hope springs eternal and it [...]

New machine works on Belize City streets

For many motorists the activity of driving on smooth pavement in Belize City is the shock of a lifetime. Well, if you haven’t yet recovered from that experience, this one [...]

Mangar and Williams seen regularly in St. Margaret?s

On yesterday’s newscast we aired the chilling story of a young woman who was assaulted and nearly raped by a man believed to be Douglas Williams, an escaped prisoner and [...]

Body of Bernard Rosado found at river mouth

The body of 45-year-old Bernard Rosado was recovered today by police from the mouth of the Belize River, downstream from the Haulover Bridge. As we reported yesterday, Rosado had plunged [...]

Ramos charged with murder

In a follow up to another story we reported on Monday, police have arrested and charged twenty-two year old Jack Slade Ramos with murder. Ramos, of La Democracia Village, was [...]

Two men arrested in ride-by shooting

Two young men have been arrested in connection with a weekend shooting in Belize City. 17-year-old Deon Cadle and 18-year-old Mark Gardiner have each been charged with two counts of [...]

Mark Henry found not guilty of murder

In court news, Mark Henry was this morning found not guilty of attempted murder and robbery. A nine member jury acquitted Henry of both charges which arose out of an [...]

Hugh Fuller Jr. Dies at 47

An active member of Belize’s business community has passed away. Hugh Fuller Jr. was an accountant by profession who served as General Manager of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and [...]

PACT awards two environmental grants

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, has awarded two grants of $25,000 each to community environmental groups. The funds awarded to the Belize Development Foundation will be used for reforestation [...]

Evadney Garcia retired by government

In other news from Belmopan, Evadney Garcia, head of government’s geology and petroleum unit, has been retired in the interest of the service. Her dismissal comes as the result of [...]

Colombian “tall ship” arrives next week

The nation’s gossip may be focused on Sunday’s impending arrival of a cruise ship but a vessel docking two days later may steal the show. The “ARC GLORIA”, a classic [...]

Belize district athletes compete

Coming off a less than stirring performance in last month’s Central American Games you’d think that morale among Belize’s athletes, coaches and officials would be at low ebb. And perhaps [...]