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Barrow objects govt.’s proposal to “revoke” judicial appointments

The Opposition United Democratic Party has accused the government of trying to revoke the appointments of the Chief Justice and Judge of the Court of Appeal. The accusation took the [...]

Broadcasters look to buy tiny radio station

If you thought that this month’s big media story is the demise of the B.C.B., it may be time to take another look. Today News Five has confirmed that a [...]

P.D.P. election dispute

Since the People’s Democratic Party formed four years ago, there has never been as much internal confusion as what took place today at the offices of P.D.P. party leader, Estevan [...]

Cabinet moves on village councils, other issues

At yesterday’s weekly Cabinet meeting the issue of village governance was examined through a review of the draft of the Village Council Bill. This will be tabled at the next [...]

Govt. appoints Forestry Advisory Committee

In other government news, the Forestry Advisory Committee held its first meeting last week in Belize City. The committee, appointed by the Prime Minister and Minister of Natural resources and [...]

B.T.B. completes its administration team

The new management team for the Belize Tourist Board has been selected. Joining the Director of Tourism, Valerie Woods and her Deputy Director for marketing and public relations Tracy Taegar [...]

U.C.B. Week continues

When we think of U.C.B. most people picture a campus full of serious students hurrying to and from their classes. But this week, the students have come out from behind [...]

Caribbean labor conference gets underway in Belize City

The Caribbean Congress of Labor is meeting in Belize this week and has held a series of workshops and seminars. Earlier this week the issues were telecommunications and new trends [...]

C.E.T. students erect house

Yesterday we brought you the story of a housing construction scheme that gives Centre for Employment Training students hands on experience in building. Today those students experienced the satisfaction of [...]

Gas station murderer gets life

It was a bloody murder done execution style in broad daylight at a gas station in downtown Belize City, just a few yards away from a primary school packed with [...]

B.D.F. investigates crash

An investigating team was sent today to the crash site of a B.D.F. Defender aircraft. The twin engine plane was on reconnaissance patrol over the Orange Walk District when it [...]

Agriculture Department seeks U.S. support

A delegation of Belizeans has returned from Washington where they sought U.S. support for a proposed European banana agreement. The four-member team, led by Minister of Agriculture Dan Silva, formed [...]

P.D.P. elects new leader

In political news one of Belize’s minor electoral forces, that is the People’s Democratic Party, today announced the names of its recently elected party officials. According to a release, at [...]

C.Y.D.P. has a new logo

The Conscious Youth Development Programme which has up to this point addressed the needs of young men is now reaching out to their female counterparts. C.Y.D.P. is holding a job [...]

Houses in hours

You don’t have to take out a huge bank loan and wait months and months for workers to build your dream home. Not if you are willing to downsize your [...]

Swing Bridge renovation

It hasn’t even been six months, but to most of us — whether we walk or drive — it seems like an eternity since the Belize City Swing Bridge was [...]

Plane crashes in swamp, crew unhurt

A B.D.F. plane crash landed this afternoon but we are happy to report that the occupants walked away unhurt. The twin engine Defender was on reconnaissance patrol over the Orange [...]

More questions about dead infant

It’s a story that has been in the news for almost a week now and the more details that emerge, the more questions arise about the chilling discovery of a [...]

San Ignacio musician drowns

A musician from San Ignacio drowned over the weekend. Reports are that thirty-two year old Anibal Lanza of Cahal Pech area had been swimming in the river on Sunday afternoon [...]

Another hit and run victim

The Western Highway was a dangerous place for pedestrians over the weekend. Around four o’clock on Saturday morning police picked up the body of twenty-three year old Chema Alve Suarez [...]

Money missing at F & O

Earlier this month it was a San Pedro accounts clerk whose clever bookwork landed her a jail cell at Hattieville. A week and a half later, three Belize City gas [...]

Two go on shooting spree

Two Belize City men who terrorized a neighborhood on Friday night appear to have inflicted more injuries by hitting people with their guns than by firing them. Marlon Budd told [...]

TACA goes first class

The regional air carrier TACA has always been well known for its generous and attentive in flight service, but if you wanted the wider seats and added legroom associated with [...]

Layoffs ahead for RECONDEV

The Reconstruction and Development Corporation has announced that in the interest of proper financial management, they will be forced to let go a number of staff members. RECONDEV says that [...]

Telecommunications monopolies have to go

As Caribbean countries get ready to face the many challenges of the twenty first century, telecommunication companies in particular, are being encouraged to create a more competitive environment that will [...]