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Four charged for 15 year old girl’s murder

In November the body of a young woman was found in the sea near Vista Del Mar and today police charged four men they believe are responsible for her death. [...]

Sol. Gen. says law guarantees detainees access to attorney

But while police are no doubt pleased to have their suspects officially charged and the Samantha Gordon case wrapping up, earlier this week there were complaints about the way the [...]

Declaration signed at Rio summit

All forty-eight leaders of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean attending the first joint summit with the European Union in Brazil, have adopted the Declaration of Rio de Janeiro. [...]

Nine year old reported missing

A nine year old primary school student has been reported missing. According to police, Erica Wills of Cemetery Road was last seen at a relative’s house on Euphrates Avenue Saturday [...]

Court of Appeal upholds Smith’s death sentence

The Court of Appeal today upheld the conviction and death sentence of Cleon “Tush” Smith after they dismissed the appeal filed by his attorney Simeon Sampson. Smith was convicted of [...]

Taxi drivers get tourism training

Today, Belizean taxi drivers got out from behind the wheel to get some tips on how to make more money for themselves and contribute to the tourism industry. The program [...]

Forest Department introduces school campaign

As part of the Forest Department’s new push to get more involved with the public and educating people about conservation they have developed a new program for Belize’s children. They [...]

New sup makes changes at prison

The four men charged with Samantha Gordon’s murder today will join over a thousand men and women at the Hattieville Prison awaiting trial or serving sentences for various crimes. But [...]

Warren Cabral still held after 8 days

Police have turned up the heat in the Samantha Gordon murder investigation, and it appears that one of their suspects may still be in custody although the seventy two-hour period [...]

Bike cart owner alleges police brutality

But Simeon Sampson was not the only man angry at the Criminal Investigations Branch today. Lindsford McKenzie who drives a bicycle cart told News Five that last week he was [...]

Land alliance to create new distribution policy

If you’ve been back and forth to the Ministry of Natural Resources trying to get a piece of land, you know how frustrating the whole process can be. Three organizations [...]

Red Cross takes disaster preparedness to the villages

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Georges which affected several Caribbean countries and Mitch which touched down closer to home, the Belize Red Cross and U.N.D.P. have organized a series of [...]

WASA gives their side of fire fiasco

There was a lot of finger pointing on Friday night as firefighters and volunteers spent two hours getting the Victoria Street fire under control. Those on the street blamed the [...]

Lotto winner claims prize

Seven years ago Cesar Augusto Maradiaga of Honduras moved to Belize with the hope of making a better life for himself. Today that dream became a reality when the fifty [...]

German tourist robbed at Caye Caulker

Five men have been detained by Caye Caulker police in connection with the hold-up of a German tourist on Sunday. Andre Schultz was relaxing on the Ocean Side pier when [...]

Zoo camp begins

For the next two weeks, the Belize Zoo will be inhabited by wild animals of a different nature. Yesterday the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center launched its Conservation Camp [...]

Drummers get organized in Orange Walk

Most Primary Schools are closed and it is summer camp season. For kids interested in music, drumming in particular, Music World One Drummers Fever ’99, opened in Orange Walk yesterday. [...]

Musician raises funds for study

It will be a benefit concert with more than a cause; it will display the talent of young Belizeans. This Thursday’s benefit recital, which will be held at the Bliss [...]

Plenty of blame for Victoria Street fire

Three days after a fire demolished six houses, damaged two others and left over fifty people without a place to live, the cause of the Victoria Street fire is still [...]

Fire victims receive aid

Minister of Housing Dickie Bradley and Pickstock Area representative, George Price toured the scene of the Victoria Street fire this afternoon. Minister Bradley says all 52 people who were displaced [...]

Clarke testifies in Lauriano case

It might have been a stunning revelation of facts that could have set a doomed man free, but today Jason Clarke’s contradictory and inconsistent testimony probably didn’t do much to [...]

Friend of murdered girl says she is being unfairly detained

With a suspect arrested for the murder of Jackie Malic and the FBI testing the remains of two other murdered children, the pressure is on to solve the murder of [...]

Fisherman dies in boating accident

A Punta Gorda fisherman died as a result of a boating accident on Saturday. That afternoon, Independence Police received information that someone had been swimming near Waterside Dock and had [...]

Youth drowns during picnic

A teenager lost his life this weekend during a Sunday outing to Davis Bank in the Belize District. Jane Thomas, a resident of Grace Bank Village, told police she took [...]

Taxi driver robbed

A Belize City taxi driver was beaten and robbed on Saturday night. Glennstein Martinez told Police that around 9:30 p.m. a man later identified as Percival Pilgrim got into his [...]