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Junie Balls charged for having submachine gun

Three men, including former gang leader George “Junie Balls” McKenzie, were charged with possession of a prohibited firearm when a nine millimeter submachine gun was recovered during a police search [...]

IDB loan for hurricane shelters approved

While Hurricane Mitch may only be a bad memory for many Belizeans, one year ago, the threat of severe structural damage and possible loss of life was only too real. [...]

IDB offers internship as essay prize

A free computer and a good paying summer job sound too good to be true? If you are a college student and can put together a good essay, then those [...]

Evan X Hyde chairs U.C.B. Council

The publisher of the Amandala newspaper, Evan X Hyde has been elected Chairman of the University College of Belize Council. Hyde replaces Carlos Castillo, former Dean of the Corozal Community [...]

PACT gives conservation grants

Today in Belmopan the Protected Areas Conservation Trust presented grants totaling over one hundred thousand six hundred dollars to four more organizations to assist them in their fight to conserve [...]

Interim Board for K.H.M.H. installed

Although the legislation is being drafted to turn the administration of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital over to an autonomous board, in the meantime, an Interim Board has been appointed. [...]

Mexico and Belize observe joint Health Week

It was a busy day at the Karl Heusner Memorial today because not only was the interim board introduced, but this year the opening of the Belize-Mexico Bi-National Health Week [...]

Bus passenger killed on Northern Highway

A man crossing the Northern Highway after getting off a bus was hit by a car and killed on Friday night. Nolberto Mal a twenty-nine year old laborer of Caledonia [...]

Lotto “winner” almost claims prize

It was supposed to be a normal lotto story… one lucky Belizean walking into the offices of the Tropical Gaming Company and walking out with thousands of dollars in winnings. [...]

Natural art at House of Culture

We’ve seen lifelike images in oil paints and everyday life in watercolors but one woman is turning the actual scenery into a different art form. Entomologist Lola Simon is going [...]

Tropic opens terminal in Corozal

While those in San Pedro have known for years that you can fly to Corozal, it’s been a relative secret from those in Belize City. But if you are in [...]

Grigamandala and Yabra face off in football

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to another serving of Sports Monday. It was billed as a biggie and indeed the Yabra Culture/Grigamandala clash at the M.C.C. Grounds Sunday [...]

Driver and conductor charged with bus driver’s death

Following the death of a James Bus driver on Thursday, both the driver and the conductor of a Z-Line Bus were today charged with murder. But it appears that upon [...]

Cane farmers protest ministerial appointments

In Belize’s national elections, a voter must be over eighteen, a Belizean and registered to vote. To vote in Branch Council Elections of the Belize Cane Farmers’ Association, a voter [...]

Task Force focuses on job creation

One of the government’s manifesto promises was the creation of more jobs. Today the Task Force on Services, chaired by Francis Fonseca presented its report to the Prime Minister Said [...]

Belmopan City Council would require new legislation

In an update to our story on Thursday on the referendum in Belmopan, whatever voters in the capital and surrounding areas decide November twenty-fourth will be binding, but if they [...]

Bus racing leads to driver’s death

The passengers have long complained about buses racing on the nation’s highways, but today the competition turned deadly, leaving a driver from James Bus Line dead and two employees from [...]

Deportee and partner arrested for Burgess murder

Nine days after a Belize City moneylender was gunned down near St. John’s Cathedral, two men, one of them a deportee from the U.S., were charged with murder. Although one [...]

Guatemalan murder suspect handed over at border

A fugitive from Guatemala was escorted by police to the border at Benque Viejo Del Carmen and handed over to Guatemalan authorities on Wednesday. Virgilio Ramirez was one of four [...]

Robbery suspect shot by police

Stann Creek police apprehended a suspect in an armed robbery on Sunday, but shot him in the shoulder while trying to make the arrest. Reports are that twenty-two year old [...]

Man charged with stabbing of Quan brothers

A twenty-year-old laborer from Jane Usher Boulevard has been charged in connection with the stabbing of two brothers and one of their friends shortly after midnight on September twenty-six. Police [...]

Belmopan referendum slated for November twenty-fourth

The nation’s first referendum will be held at the end of November as voters in Belmopan and the surrounding suburbs go to the polls to decide if they want to [...]

Heavenlies hold gospel concert

The sixteen-member Heavenlies Gospel Band is having a special concert this Saturday to try and bring people back to the church. Public Relations Officer for the group Ian Mariano says [...]

Member thanks credit union with unique gift

For most of us, dealing with financial institutions is about as comfortable as a visit to the dentist… but today, which just happens to be World Credit Union Day, we [...]

Orphaned manatee nursed by volunteers

In March of 1998 a baby manatee, dubbed “Hercules” was rescued near the Belize Port Authority, nursed by volunteers and then transported to Xcaret, Mexico where he is reported to [...]