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C.Y.D.P. holds graduation for literacy students

While some students are heading back to the classrooms this week, eight youths are leaving classes after a year of studies. The Conscious Youth Development Programme is holding graduation ceremonies [...]

TACA offers special anniversary fares

Belizeans will not be the only ones celebrating the Bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye. Grupo TACA has gotten into the festive mood and today announced new [...]

Viola Jeffrey is Miss Belize

It was a night of charm, grace and wit Saturday at the Fiesta Inn as seven young ladies vied for the title of Miss Belize. When the final two hours [...]

House destroyed by fire in Belize City

A fire this morning has destroyed a house in Belize City. The home, at number twenty-four Usher Street was owned by Adeline Ottley and occupied by her daughter Yvonne. Neither [...]

Prices cut on public housing

While one house was destroyed by fire this morning, some homeowners in the Faber’s Road extension area got some welcome news this afternoon. Port Loyola standard bearer for the U.D.P., [...]

“Boots” says a reluctant no to racism

And while we were talking to Boots, we couldn’t help but ask for his comments on the subject of racism which has surfaced late in the campaign, compliments of fellow [...]

Esquivel sees no problem with Elrington’s remarks on race

It is an issue which has always tended to smolder just below the surface of Belizean politics, especially when times are lean. But with rare exception those who lead this [...]

Elrington says too many Arabs in P.U.P.

“For those who, like Mr. Esquivel, may not be familiar with Hubert Elrington’s remarks, we’ll repeat the clip which aired on Wednesday of last week as part of our series [...]

Musa: U.D.P. racism won’t sell with voters

While Elrington’s remarks may have been confusing to some politicians there was one who got the message loud and clear. Said Musa, Leader, P.U.P. “It’s a very insidious thing that [...]

Catholics hold Guadalupe procession

The biggest march in Belize over the weekend was not held by the P.U.P., U.D.P. or any other political party. It was organized by the Catholic Church. On Sunday night [...]

Escandar Bedran dead at 75

His was a household name in the Cayo District and indeed the entire nation of Belize. It is therefore with great regret that we note the passing of Escandar Bedran. [...]

Shootings follow Belize City concert

In crime news it was a busy weekend for police in Belize City. Early Sunday morning, shots rang out on the southside, leaving four men and one young woman injured [...]

Drive by shooting injures woman in Pink’s Alley

A drive by shooting in Pink’s Alley early Saturday morning, has left a twenty-eight year old woman hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the right side of her back. According [...]

Ladyville man dead in hit and run

A twenty-three year old Belizean mechanic has been arrested after knocking down and killing a man from Ladyville. According to police, Shem Hower was driving a Ford Bronco from Sand [...]

Belize City man wins Lotto

Many of us who faithfully buy Lotto tickets twice every week and anxiously tune in to TV or radio at nine o’clock to see if our dream has come true, [...]

Basketball team returns with 2-4 record

Our athletes are back from Maracaibo, Venezuela and although they didn’t bring home any medals, there were a few bright moments. The twelve-member basketball team won two games: sixty-six to [...]

U.S. donates medical supplies

Over seven hundred thousand dollars worth of medical supplies were donated to the Belize Red Cross, Sister Cecilia Home, Helpage Belize, YMCA and other humanitarian organizations in ceremonies held this [...]

B.E.L. dedicates new building

Belize Electricity Limited today inaugurated a new dispatch center which the company says will improve the way it distributes energy to consumers countrywide. The new facility, located at mile two [...]

“Elections ’98″: Belize Rural North

It’s a part of the country that a century ago represented the heart and soul of the nation. Today the villages of the Belize River Valley, many of which are [...]

Independence wins women’s softball title

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The National Softball tournament brought 9 champions and sub-champions to the Roger’s Stadium over the weekend in an effort to [...]

P.U.P. brings out a crowd in Belize City

It was postponed from last month due to bad weather and the People’s United Party must be thankful. Their massive march on Belize City this morning provided what amounts to [...]

Panama Interpol chief says Barrow’s charges false

As promised, the People’s United Party today produced evidence, in the form of a Panamanian newspaper report, that the accusations against representative Ralph Fonseca made by Attorney General Dean Barrow, [...]

Musa says Esquivel must consult on high court appointment

Attorney General Barrow may also face some tough opposition on another one of his pet projects: the appointment of a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He announced on [...]

Lotto is won but who is the winner?

The following news bulletin may have you turning over the mattress, looking under furniture or even going through the trash, looking for a valuable piece of paper. If you find [...]

Aquaculture company fined for environmental damage

The Department of the Environment today announced its first successful prosecution under the environmental protection act. On Tuesday Cherax Aquaculture, located near Monkey River Village, was found guilty of polluting [...]