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AIDS Commission to hold vigil in Belmopan

The startling statistic that in Belize one Belizean dies every week from AIDS or an AIDS related disease has not managed to elicit the response it should. Maybe the newest [...]

Edwin Carrington coming to Belize

Next week CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington will be in Belize for a 3-day visit. While here, Carrington will be consulting with Belizean officials on the possibility of holding the [...]

Belize’s museum finally underway

It’s been promised in every party’s manifesto as far back as anyone can remember, but as the new millennium dawned there was still no place in Belize that could even [...]

Pharmacists get training to improve service

If you’ve ever walked out of a pharmacy in Belize not so sure if the medication you’re holding is still “good” or feeling like you’re not quite sure how you’re [...]

WIN-Belize holds open day

Today, Women’s Issues Network of Belize (WIN) held it’s first open day since moving into its new office on Mahogany Street. WIN-Belize was formed in 1993 to help women and [...]

Red Cross prepares for disasters

A month ago, the Belize Red Cross held a Trainers of Trainers Workshop in disaster management. At that workshop the participants were trained to recognize the kind of disasters that [...]

Ras Sherman releases songs on social woes

He’s better known for his poetry than his music but the artist with a new cassette who visited us Thursday is not just your everyday wannabe rap star. The experiences [...]

Belizean children shine in Festival of Arts

On Saturday, this year’s Festival of Arts comes to a close. The show started on May eight and included an Arts and Craft section and two weeks of performances. The [...]

Artifacts bust in Cayo is 3rd in 3 weeks

It’s the 3rd major bust for Maya artifacts in as many weeks and it’s keeping the police and Archaeology Department busy. The latest raid involved Abraham Wolfe of Spanish Lookout, [...]

Two seriously injured in W. Hwy accident

Three residents of Hattieville are still receiving care at the KHMH tonight after a traffic accident early this morning on the Western Highway. Police say around 7:30 this morning, Charles [...]

Fired dealers accuse casino of sexual harassment

The big hotel on the Barracks is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion and attracting weekend visitors from as far away as Cancun and Merida. But while things at the Princess [...]

Pedro Espat, ministers’ father, dead at 77

Tonight we regret to announce the death of 77-year old Pedro Miguel Espat. Espat was the father of Mark Espat, Minister of Tourism and Jorge Espat, Minister of National Security. [...]

Macal Dairy taken over by Big H

If you are among those who enjoyed the rich flavour of full cream fresh milk from Cayo’s Macal Dairy, take heart; the financially troubled cooperative has been given a new [...]

3 month forecast: rainfall will be normal

If you’re tired of the weatherman saying it’s going to rain but it doesn’t until they say it’s going to be sunny, don’t give up just yet. This week, weather [...]

Methodists dedicate new centre

Today is a big day for the Methodist Church. A flag raising ceremony was held this afternoon to honor the 8 countries represented in the church’s 32nd Connexional Conference, which [...]

Students show enterprise at C.E.T.

It is now such an important part of Belize’s educational scene that we wonder how we ever got along without it. But the Centre for Employment Training is not known [...]

Ombudsman’s report made public

It’s a big name that all too often is long on hope but short on power. The post of Ombudsman is an import from Scandinavia that’s supposed to provide a [...]

Kidnap suspects claim police brutality

In recent years there has never been any shortage of police brutality to report in Belize. But as the pressure mounts for authorities to produce results in the war against [...]

Cabinet pledges increased efforts against AIDS

In news from cabinet that body has expressed concern over the high rate of HIV and AIDS in Belize. The Ministry of Health reported that in 1997 and 1998 AIDS [...]

Gas price hike may be weeks away

While cane farmers may be getting a break in the form of more duty-free fuel, the rest of Belize will enjoy a few more weeks of grace before their gasoline [...]

New U.S. trade bill will help Belize

It took five years to wind its way through congress but the United States has finally updated the Caribbean Basin Initiative. Under the new U.S-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act preferential [...]

PSU breaks ground on new HQ

Today the Public Service Union got itself a new place to call home. Official ground breaking ceremonies were held on Kut Avenue this morning for a new building slated to [...]

Ladyville school gets new classrooms

It’s a story we’ve told a dozen times but at least there’s always a happy ending. Today the Ladyville Evangelical Primary School officially opened two much needed new classrooms to [...]

Fonseca says solution near on BTL impasse

Since its privatisation in 1988 the Government of Belize and Belize Telecommunications Ltd. have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship, with the monopoly telecom racking up record profits and GOB reaping [...]

Census 2000 begins smoothly

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last month you know that Belize’s once-in-a-decade census is now in progress. Today I visited Belmopan to see how things are [...]