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Police Commissioner replaced

He assumed the post of Police Commissioner in November of 1996 and during the nearly three years that followed the career of Ornel Brooks has been nothing less than a [...]

Taxi driver murdered, body found at Vista del Mar

While the public will be watching the new Commissioner of Police closely, hoping he can do more to bring crime under control, over the weekend another Belize City man was [...]

Collet Maheia Sr. killed in traffic accident

Tragedy also struck two other families this weekend as two traffic accidents claimed the lives of a well known businessman and a sixteen year old girl. Around ten thirty p.m. [...]

Sixteen year old killed when vehicle hits tree

On Friday night, a car being driven by twenty-three year old George Leslie crashed into a tree. Sixteen year old Erica Cal, who was sitting in the back seat with [...]

Customs officer injured when van runs checkpoint

Also on Friday night a customs officer was hit by a van which was trying to evade a customs checkpoint outside Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk. Ceslo Marin was standing [...]

Pink mealy bug may be in Belize

Belize City is under quarantine after the Ministry of Agriculture discovered what they suspect may be the Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug. While officials stress they have not yet received official [...]

Venus Bus Line goes on strike

Today the Venus Bus Terminal in Belize City looked like a ghost town. On Saturday the service, one of the country’s biggest, went on strike. The move has put approximately [...]

Houston oncologist gives lecture at K.H.M.H., to public

Although Cancer Awareness Month does not start until the first of October, the public is invited to learn more about breast cancer at a lecture tomorrow night at the Bliss [...]

BIM assists local producers meet international standards

Belizean producers are being encouraged to find new markets for their products and improve quality. The Belize Institute of Management, BIM, under its Trade Promotion and Business Development project, has [...]

Residents throw trash into Haulover

It’s a sight that would turn any stomach, trash all over, reeking mud, used baby diapers strewn about. But it’s not a landfill or a trash heap, it’s the Haulover [...]

James Adderley has weekend football

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is yet another dose of Sports Monday. Sir George Brown’s Acros Bombers made its debut into semi-pro football against no less than the [...]

Belmopan constable charged with prisoner death

After two days of intense investigation of the entire Belmopan police formation, a police officer has been charged with murder. Constable Jesus Canton appeared in court today and was charged [...]

Ammunition “factory” found in Belize City

Characterizing it as a raid on a “portable ammunition factory” and saying that police would be available for questions on this major event, the police held a press conference at [...]

Friends of Pediatrics holds urology clinic at K.H.M.H.

On Thursday the outpatient clinic at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital was filled to capacity as children and adults suffering from kidney, bladder, prostate, urine and stone problems came to [...]

Lobster fishermen arrested for undersized catch

Twelve Belizean fishermen have been arrested for catching undersized lobsters and fishing without valid licenses by Fisheries Department patrols this week at Glover’s Reef Atoll and southern waters. One hundred [...]

Fire Department holds simulation in congested area of city

If you tried to get over the Swing Bridge today via Hyde’s Lane or New Road you might have been frustrated by a roadblock. But there was reason behind the [...]

Police officers yet to be charged in prisoner death

Today the family of Daniel Tillett came together in mourning and continues to question the manner in which he died. Just before four p.m. September twenty-first, the husband and father [...]

Shrimp farm employee struck by lightning

A freak accident appears to have contributed to the death of an employee of the Nova Shrimp Company. Catarino Sho was found dead in one of the ponds at Nova’s [...]

St. John’s student tops C.X.C.

A sixth form student from St. John’s College has won the 1999 open scholarship after getting the highest score on the C.X.C. in June: Sondra Melanie Garoy. The other highest [...]

UNICEF Country Officer ends term in Belize

Her tour of duty here lasted only three years but UNICEF Country Officer Rosemary Fieth has left a lifetime impression. Fieth will be leaving the country Saturday on a six-month [...]

Mothers paint Supreme Court

You may pass it everyday on your way to work and noticed that the Belize Supreme Court building is badly in need of a facelift. Rust has taken over the [...]

“Fire” exhibit on at Image Factory

Two years ago the Image Factory on North Front Street provided a window to the past with an amazing exhibition on the effects of hurricanes in Belize. Now they have [...]

Three arrested in prisoner death

Saying they will have zero tolerance for crime, the Ministry of National Security is investigating every officer who was on duty at the Belmopan Police Station on Independence Day following [...]

Fireworks and flagraising for Independence

The September Celebrations culminated this week in Independence Day celebrations. On Monday night there was the usual reception at the House of Culture, formerly the Government House, with entertainment by [...]

Jump-up held on Albert and Regent Streets

The official ceremonies may have been moved to Belmopan this year, but the jump-up remained at its traditional location on Albert and Regent Streets in Belize City. And as usual [...]