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Beating of Bze City man signals escalation of political violence

Although by all accounts the political activities surrounding yesterday’s nomination day were peaceful, it now appears that in the aftermath of the excitement the 1998 campaign has experienced its first [...]

Man hospitalized after drive-by shooting

Another act of violence, this one without any political overtones, has also left a Belize City man in the hospital. Twenty- two year old Raymond Williams, a resident of Supal [...]

9 year old Punta Gorda girl dead in boating accident

A tragic accident in the waters off Toledo has resulted in the death of a nine year old girl. Lilia Ramirez of Punta Gorda was one of two passengers in [...]

New wildlife sanctuary declared in Toledo

Yesterday we reported on improvements being made at Punta Negra in Toledo’s Payne’s Creek National Park. Tonight we have news of the creation of a new protected area in that [...]

Chamber sponsors seminar on business tax

The first filing date for the new business tax, which went into effect on July first, falls due on Friday of this week. And while businesses across the country have [...]

New building opens for special education

The start of the new school year is still a couple of weeks away but those who run the country’s education system are putting the final touches to their plans [...]

Five candidates contest Cayo South

If the number of candidates is any indication, it is the most hotly contested seat in the entire nation. No less than five candidates are taking the plunge in the [...]

Schedule set for September Celebrations

With virtually the entire nation focussed on August twenty seventh the interest that would traditionally be building about now for September celebrations is hard to find. But that didn’t stop [...]