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NHI pilot project starts in October

When the proposal for a mandatory national health insurance system was introduced earlier this year, it was turned into a public relations nightmare for its author, the Social Security Board. [...]

Muggers will spend 16 years in jail

Hattieville prison lies to the north of the Western Highway, so its inmates will not receive the benefits of the NHI pilot project. Pity, because on Wednesday the population of [...]

Weed farmers busted in Corozal

Police continue to make times tough for the nation’s weed smokers. A raid in the Corozal District on Wednesday morning resulted in the destruction of a plantation with three thousand [...]

Lucky “quick pick” ticket yields $10,000

We haven’t seen many Lotto success stories lately, largely because the game has been suspended since December. But while the big draw is off the air, the scratch game has [...]

“Schoolyard Ecology” improves science education

To most of us, the word science is synonymous with technology…and it follows that the more advanced the technology, the better the quality of science education. That may not be [...]

Guatemala night at Costa Maya

It’s a nation whose government can’t seem to resist giving us a hard time…but on the people to people level Guatemalans and Belizeans seem to get along just fine. And [...]