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B.D.F. soldier dead in shooting accident

A soldier, by the nature of his profession, is always prepared to die… but when death comes by accident and by his own hand that event is doubly tragic. Today [...]

Man electrocuted at Ladyville shrimp farm

One man is dead and another has been injured in a freak accident in Ladyville. On Tuesday afternoon Wilfred Aranda and Omar Acosta, both employees of Caribbean Shrimp Limited, were [...]

Fisherman found dead in Belize City

Another death, this time in Belize City, was reported in the early hours of this morning. At around two-thirty police discovered the body of thirty-eight year old David Mejia, a [...]

Penal system to introduce parole

If you watch the American cop shows on television you know all about the system called parole. That’s when a convicted criminal who has behaved well in prison is released [...]

YMCA gains full status in world body

Belize’s Young Men’s Christian Association now stands as a full member of the global YMCA organization. The change in status from associate to full-fledged membership was accomplished last week at [...]

Tryouts to begin for National Choir

Music lovers will soon be able to enjoy the voices of Belizean children as the Arts Council prepares for the selection of the first National Youth Choir. Although it won’t [...]

Outstanding artists to be honored

While the National Youth Choir is being formed, the Arts Council is also taking time out to honor outstanding Belizean artists in an awards ceremony to be held next week. [...]

Coaches and players return to train for basketball tourney

It was only a little more than a month ago that the nation’s collective heartbeat was racing just about as fast as our national basketball team was running down the [...]

Guatemalan wins Costa Maya Pageant

It was until recently known as the Sea and Air Festival but has now taken on the more regionally flavored name of Costa Maya. But whatever you call it, the [...]