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Guatemalan-American take Cross Country

Good evening I’m James Adderly and welcome to this post Easter portion of Sports Monday. The brilliance of the Belizean sunrise coupled with the wide array of colours worn by [...]

First classroom opened in prison rehab complex

The news media is only too willing to speed out to Hattieville…so long as the story involves a prison riot, an escape or a whipping. But good news does occasionally [...]

Two armed robberies in Belize City

Two knives and a shotgun were the weapons of choice in a pair of unrelated robberies which occurred in Belize City on Wednesday. Shortly after noon, a man described only [...]

Three Salvadorans held for counterfeit $U.S.

They say it’s all about the Benjamins…but the U.S. banknotes with Benjamin Franklin’s likeness found by police on Wednesday did not do the man justice. The bills turned out to [...]

Truckers complain at Esso

It must be something about the holiday weekend that has workers on edge. Having seen calls for industrial action at WASA and Venus Bus Lines earlier in the week, this [...]

NDACC warns drivers about drinking

This Easter weekend the highways will be extremely busy as Belizeans travel to their vacation spots for the four-day holiday. It is also a busy time for the National Drug [...]

Cyclists gear up for Holy Saturday

This afternoon the public got a chance to see some of the athletes who will be competing in the 72nd Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic. The occasion was the [...]

Feature film nears completion

It started in 1980 with Dogs of War, revved into high gear with Mosquito Coast in 1985, coasted through Caribe in ’86 and continued through Heart of Darkness in 1993. [...]

Labour Dept. clarifies holiday pay rates

It’s that time of Holy week when people’s minds are already on holiday even though their bodies may not leave town until Thursday afternoon. But for a growing number of [...]

Union tries to organise Venus bus workers

Three weeks ago 90% of the employees at Venus Bus Company became members of the Christian Workers Union. The workers joined the union because they say they are being mistreated [...]

18 month old baby dies in traffic knockdown

An 18-month old baby has become the nation’s latest traffic victim. On Tuesday evening Marnilla Garcia, a 24-year-old mother of five was walking down the main road in Cayo’s Valley [...]

New body to certify agro-exports

Last week in Havana he lambasted the trend towards globalisation as a racket perpetuated by the rich nations against the poor. This week, faced with the reality of a country [...]

Cabinet approves CARICOM protocols

In other news from Belmopan the weekly release from Cabinet indicates that a number of decisions have been made on the national and international fronts. Among them are the approval [...]

Working holiday weekend just part of the job

Earlier in this newscast we heard about the rates of pay the law specifies for work performed over the long Easter weekend. This afternoon I spoke to the workers themselves [...]

Cyclists ready for Saturday

With less than three days to go before the 72nd running of the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Race, a last minute controversy has arisen over the entry of foreign [...]

WASA union gives 21 day strike notice

It’s a government operated service that may be next on the privatization list. Today the Water and Sewage Authority is under some union heat for trying to trim its staff. [...]

Man arrested in rape case

Police have made an arrest in the case of a Belize City woman who was raped in the early hours of Sunday morning. 26 year old Kenrick Gilbert Nunez, an [...]

False robbery report results in arrest

It was a crime report that seemed so fishy we never bothered to report it. Today the alleged victim who made the report now finds himself charged for a crime. [...]

Labour and community leader dies in U.S.A.

He was a man who left a lasting impact on his community, his union and his nation. It is with regret that we report the death of Pablo Lambey. Lambey [...]

New ferry saves villagers’ travel time

Residents of Copper Bank and Progresso Villages will now have it a whole lot easier when it comes to driving to their district capital of Corozal. That’s thanks to a [...]

Hemophilia Society meets in Toledo

Also on Saturday but at the opposite end of the country, members of the Belize Hemophilia Society met for their annual general meeting. The gathering in Forest Home Village in [...]

Scouts visit Janus Foundation project

It’s a working farm on the edge of the Mountain Pine Ridge that runs a unique program for vocational education and environmental consciousness. Today over a hundred scouts from all [...]

New book launched on Belize folk tales

For many Belizeans books are something you turn to when the cable company cuts you off for non-payment. That’s a pity because Belizean writers and publishers, particularly Benque Viejo’s Cubola [...]

Orange Walk man dies of machete wounds

It’s a story that’s short on details but what we do know is that an Orange Walk man is dead. The body of Adrian Moralez was discovered by startled residents [...]

Area Rep. hurt in highway accident

In other news from the North, Orange Walk East Representative, Dave Burgos is recovering today from injuries suffered in a traffic accident on Saturday night. At around 8:15 he was [...]