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Social Security: new benefits, new costs

The Belize Social Security Board has announced the most sweeping reforms since the Social Security system was inaugurated in 1981. The changes, to be implemented on the first of January, [...]

Policeman shot by fellow officer

Police Detective Mark August is at the KHMH tonight, recuperating from what police say is an accidental gunshot wound in the leg he received while on duty Friday night. According [...]

Blue Creek businessman jacked in city

One man is fifteen thousand dollars short while the other is on the run. Police are asking you to assist them in finding twenty-seven year old Melvin Sebastian Nunez, better [...]

Trio of suspected robbers arrested

Police have arrested and charged three Belizean labourers jointly with four counts of aggravated assault, burglary and robbery in connection with the jacking of a Belmopan businessman on December twelfth. [...]

Body identified; swimmer died of drowning

The body found floating near Fort Point on Friday has been identified, but police are still not certain of the details surrounding the drowning victim’s death. Twenty-year old Christopher Lawrence [...]

Fire destroys Caye Caulker hotel

Police and fire officials are still trying to find out what caused the Star Guest House in the area of “The Split” on Caye Caulker to burn down. According to [...]

Belama III residents still flooded

Rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Keith may be well underway, but some residents of the Belama Phase III area are complaining that they are still suffering. Part of their street has [...]

New canoe links Canada and Belize

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge has in just a few years grown into one of the nation’s premier sporting events. This year’s race, aside from its usual complement of [...]

Football wars pit BFL against BNFA

It is Belize’s most widely played and watched sport…and also its most lucrative. But football in Belize, beset by humiliating losses at the international level and almost constant conflict locally, [...]

IDB donates to Maya music project

The Interamerican Development Bank is taking an increasingly high profile in Belize as it moves beyond its traditional role as financier of big infrastructural projects. While the IDB has been [...]

Rotary honours elderly

We’re not sure whether it’s increased attention from the media or a genuine increase in society’s concern for the elderly, but it seems that our seniors are being feted like [...]

Social Security introduces Gold Card

While the elderly were being wined and dine for the holidays, the Social Security Board was taking steps to ensure that life would be easier for seniors all year round. [...]

New housing for Port Loyola

Christmas came five days early for some residents of the Port Loyola Division. Through a working partnership with the Belize Port Authority, Area Representative Dolores Balderamos Garcia handed over three [...]

Unidentified body washes up at Fort Point

As curious diners at the Radisson watched through the glass, a dead body slowly floated along the seawall off Fort Point. By one o’clock it had been recovered from the [...]

O.W. educator charged with indecent assault

An Orange Walk educator has been charged with indecent assault. Ricardo Castillo, Vice Principal of Louisiana Government School, was charged today based on the statement of a five-year-old female student. [...]

Robbers strike hard in Belmopan

Four men were tied up and robbed inside a grocery store in the nation’s capital. Around 9:30 Tuesday night, Chinese businessman Hui Hung Chu and three friends were inside Chu’s [...]

Butane dealers accept $4 price hike

Homemakers who just yesterday were making emergency plans to cope with a strike by butane suppliers are tonight preparing hams, turkeys and fruitcakes for the oven. Although we have not [...]

New Bills introduced in House

The House of Representatives last met in July, so when that body convened in Belmopan this morning there was no shortage of legislation to be moved along. Ann-Marie reports from [...]

New book of environmental statistics published

Belize has become a regional trailblazer in the compilation of environmental statistical data. The Central Statistical Office has released its second “Compendium 2000″, publication as a guide for local green [...]

Business expo opens at City Centre

The trade show, highlighting the products of Belizean manufacturers, had to be postponed due to Hurricane Keith, but it resurfaced this morning in Belize City with a strong measure of [...]

Mercy Care feeds 500 for Christmas

It’s the season when it seems that every charitable organisation in Belize throws a Christmas dinner for those who may not otherwise have one. Today the SJC Gym was the [...]

Butane dealers strike for higher prices

Double check the padlock on your gas tank tonight because suddenly butane is a very scarce commodity. The problem is prices, but don’t tell that to angry consumers who fear [...]

Tourist death attributed to carbon monoxide

An official conclusion has been reached in the death of a tourist last week in Placencia. According to Police Pathologist Dr. Mario Estradabran, thirty-one year old Christian McCathern died of [...]

O.W. parents protest alleged child molestation

There were reports of commotion in Orange Walk today as citizens were being encouraged by a local radio station to march on the police station. The trouble centred around the [...]

Christmas concert for Ladyville, Belize City

If you would like to treat your family to an entertaining and wholesome show this weekend, then “The Glory of Christmas” is for you. The concert, which is raising funds [...]