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Record turn out in town board elections

Although final figures were not available at newstime, preliminary tallies suggest that overall turnout in today’s municipal elections could surpass the 1997 Town Board elections, in which two thirds of [...]

Belmopan has its first city council election

While residents of towns all over the country were no doubt interested in their own local campaigns, for those in Belmopan, the event was unique. Of course they had their [...]

Belizean prisoners wait one more day before going to court

Four imprisoned Belizeans will have to wait one more day before facing a judge in Guatemala. News from Santa Elena, Peten, is that they will appear before a justice of [...]

Guatemalan flag stolen from roundabout

Someone apparently is so disturbed by the detention of Belizean men in Guatemala that he, or she, has taken the liberty of removing the Guatemalan flag from the monument at [...]

Novelo’s buys out Batty Bros.

It was rumored for months and today it became official. After 60 years in the business Batty Brothers Bus Service has been sold to Novelo’s Bus line Limited. A statement [...]

Third man sought in Orange Walk rape

Police are still looking for a third man believed to have been involved with the rape of a 13 year old girl from San Jose, Orange Walk. On Tuesday, two [...]

Fishermen caught with illegal conch

Seven Belizeans were arrested for the possession of illegal marine products during patrols conducted by the Conservation Compliance Unit of the Fisheries Department, over the past two weeks. A total [...]

Raleigh begins its largest expedition

Tomorrow, Raleigh International’s biggest expedition ever gets under way at Camp Oakley, Burrell Boom. This is the 11th expedition in Belize and features 168 volunteers from around the world, including [...]

Donation made to Hemophilia Society

A donation of a blood clotting protein has been delivered to the Belize Hemophilia Society as a gift from Britain’s Royal Engineers and Peter Dunham of Cleveland State University. The [...]

Boat builder launches catamaran

Bad weather kept them from launching it last week but on Monday the first catamaran to be built in Belize was launched into the Haulover Creek. Alfredo Aldana has been [...]