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Ashcroft becomes Peer, resigns as UN Rep.

Last year his name was splashed across the British press as the proverbial billionaire bull in a china shop. According to Fleet Street the bi-national Michael Ashcroft, who happened to [...]

Former inmate tells about prison shooting

At the time it was characterized as a prison riot and reported that several prisoners rushed an officer he had no choice but to open fire. One inmate was killed [...]

Adolphus says whipping is necessary

Prison Governor Bernard Adolphus also spoke with Dickie Bradley about the reintroduction of whipping at the prison. While human rights activists may object to it, Adolphus said something had to [...]

Belize signs extradition treaty with the US

Belize has signed the first post-independence extradition treaty with the United States. The document was signed on Thursday aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter “Confidence” by Prime Minister Said Musa [...]

Teahouse robbed, no one injured

We haven’t heard about any Chinese shop robberies for a while, but today a teahouse on Regent Street was robbed by three men. Fortunately no one was injured, and the [...]

CARIFESTA to be in St. Kitts

Although the regional CARIFESTA is not until August, plans for the biggest Cultural Splash in the Caribbean are underway, and so are plans for CARIFESTA week in Belize. CARIFESTA 7 [...]

Oaxaca dance group performs for kids

A modern dance troupe from the Mexican State of Oaxaca ended their tour of Belize today at the House of Culture in Belize City. Besides a general audience performance this [...]

Pre-schools hold city parade

You may not have been aware of it, but the nation’s tiny tots spent the entire month of March doing fun, educational activities to help spark their mental and physical [...]

New agreement to protect Glover’s Reef

While the Glovers Reef Atoll remains an elusive vacation spot to both Belizeans and tourists; the reefs of the marine reserve have been no stranger to illegal fishing activities. In [...]

Minister contradicts reports on illegal fishing

In related news, there does appear to be some confusion in the case involving the arrest of a group of fishermen caught putting nets on the reef on March 9th. [...]

Pine Ridge fire under control

A forest fire that raged in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District since last Saturday has been brought under control. It is not known what caused the [...]

Town councils urged to collect taxes, watch expenses

One month ago, they were elected to office and today the mayors and deputy mayors of seven town boards and Belmopan City met in the capital. The mayor of Belize [...]

McKenzie trial adjourned until next week

George “Junie Balls” McKenzie’s appeal in the Supreme Court today was adjourned on the request of his attorney Lutchman Sooknandan, who needed more time to prepare. It will be heard [...]

Man charged with Placencia rape

A laborer from Independence is accused of raping and robbing a woman from Placencia on Thursday. Police picked up 46 year old Wilbert Garcia after a report from the victim, [...]

School girl approached by man, calls police

Some young people are getting the message about “Watch Yu Back, Anybody Could be Jack.” This morning a schoolgirl screamed and ran for help after a man tried to get [...]

Teachers take CPR training

The Belize Red Cross regularly offers First Aid training and on Monday a workshop got underway for teachers of Anglican schools. The teachers who came from all over the country, [...]

School explores tourism in Open Day

The adults in the industry may have been promoting tourism awareness last week, but today some Belize City primary school students explored the topic in their open day. It wasn’t [...]

Coke bottles go plastic

We’ve bought them for 39 years, soft drinks in glass bottles. But now Belizeans, like their neighbors in Mexico can opt for a plastic container. They cost a little more, [...]

George McKenzie, goes to the Supreme Court

He might be on the streets today, but tomorrow George “Junie Balls” McKenzie will be in court yet again. McKenzie and Eugene Neal have appealed Magistrate Herbert Lord’s sentence of [...]

Bus passengers arrested for attacking conductor

In Police news, three men were picked up and detained by police today after they reportedly attacked a bus conductor on Tuesday. Guadalupe Tzib reported that three passengers aboard a [...]

Two men charged with carnal knowledge

Two men from Independence Village have been charged with rape and unlawful carnal knowledge after a 15-year-old girl became pregnant. The girl reported that in March of last year, after [...]

Human Rights Commission objects to whipping

The Human Rights Commission is condemning the revival of the use of the tamarind whip to flog inmates at the Hattieville Prison. The HRCB says the recent whipping of two [...]

Ch. 5 apologizes to newspaper editor

An out of court settlement has been reached in a libel suit involving a newspaper editor and this television station. Audrey Matura Tillett, editor of the Guardian, had filed the [...]

Audubon/EU launch three-year rural project

It would be very easy to walk into a rural community and say, “You can no longer shoot that animal and don’t even think about cutting down that tree. We’ve [...]

Miss Belize contestants introduced

This year the Miss Belize beauty pageant promises to be an event to remember. In addition to the traditional strolls across the stage and the various costumes, local artists will [...]