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Autopsy: Guatemalan died of drowning, not beaten

The result of a postmortem on the body of a Guatemalan recovered from the Mopan River on Monday shows that he died from drowning. The result of the autopsy, which [...]

Border evacuation reported in progress

Today was scheduled to be “D-Day” at the Guatemalan border, “D” standing for departure of residents from three illegal settlements in Toledo. Late word from Belmopan is that Belize’s observers [...]

Regional literature congress opens in Belize City

In Belize, where television is fast replacing the written word, the ninth International Congress on Central American Literature may just be what is needed to get Belizeans to re-visit their [...]

Ladyville woman wins weekly karaoke

She won the competition in an extremely close race. Ladyville’s Shermaine Jones is the second weekly champion in Channel 5′s Karaoke TV. An overflow crowd at the Bellevue and live [...]

Ruta Maya race begins next week

In just a few short years its creators and participants have turned it into one of the nation’s premier sporting events. And this year the big canoe race is going [...]

New technology builds virtual museum of Belize

Bureaucratic delays have set back the conversion of the old Belize City prison into the Museum of Belize, but fortunately the lack of progress in construction has not delayed the [...]

Border agency under fire in Guatemalan’s death

There is trouble at the border tonight and we are not referring to illegal Guatemalan settlements in Toledo. Instead the problems centre around the frontier post at Benque Viejo and [...]

Pledge to flag initiated in schools

As Belizeans, we are known as a proud people… but pride does not always translate into patriotism. Today the Ministry of Human Development took a step to promote nationalistic feelings [...]

Shooting victim clings to life in hospital

A thirty-five year old Belize City man is fighting for his life at the K.H.M.H. after being shot Sunday night. He is James Whylie of Tanoomah Street. An eyewitness told [...]

Rotoract hosts fashion show fundraiser

The Rotaract Club of Belize will be staging a fashion show to raise funds for education. The two-hour long production takes place at the Belize Biltmore Plaza on Saturday night [...]

Musician introduces first CD

After four years of song writing and studio work, Belizean Albert Gill has released his debut CD titled “Tribute to a king”. Gill, a former singer and musician with the [...]

Poets launch new books

The Image Factory has become well known as the nation’s premier art gallery, but behind the paintings and sculptures a successful publishing operation has been slowly gathering steam. Jose Sanchez [...]

Wednesday is latest date for Guat. evacuation

The painfully slow process under which residents of three illegal Guatemalan settlements in Belize are being returned across the border now has a new estimated date for completion. The Ministry [...]

Coye wins nomination in Caribbean Shores

The People’s United Party continued to select candidates for the next general election, which will likely not be held for another two and a half years. The most hotly contested [...]

Mopan River claims three lives

In a strange set of coincidences, Cayo’s Mopan River proved to be the final resting-place for three accident victims in three separate incidents over the weekend. On Friday afternoon a [...]

Mugger jacks bank deposit

A grab-and-run thief made off with a bag full of cash this morning in downtown Belize City. Carmina Baeza, an employee of Delta Store on Albert Street, was walking towards [...]

Man shot twice, assailants escape

A twenty-eight year-old Banak Street man clings to life at the K.H.M.H. after he was shot twice over the weekend. Ellis Meighan told police that he was riding his bicycle [...]

Alleged victims fake robbery

An armed robbery reported to police last week was in fact a hoax perpetrated by the alleged victims. On Thursday twenty-three year old Rene Miranda, a truck driver for Femagra [...]

Teenage vandals hit Belmopan cemetery

Reports from Belmopan indicate that sometime over the weekend a vandal or vandals invaded the capital city’s graveyard and caused damage to a number of gravestones. Police have apparently detained [...]

New housing project for Orange Walk

Forty Orange Walk families have now taken up residence on what promises to be a planned residential community in the San Lorenzo area of the district. Area representative Johnny Briceno, [...]

San Pedranos celebrate carnival

It may not rival celebrations in New Orleans or Rio, but San Pedro’s pre-Lenten carnival got underway over the weekend. The carnival parade pictured here took place on Saturday afternoon [...]

New park created in Mountain Pine Ridge

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve may be suffering from the devastation of the Southern Bark Beetle, but that has not stopped the creation of a new park in the [...]

Vocational education receives major funding

Belizean students who plan on making a career as skilled tradesmen or women now have more opportunities to learn their craft. This is thanks to a twenty-six million dollar Caribbean [...]

Cartoon booklet promotes children’s rights

A pocket-sized booklet outlining children’s rights and responsibilities in cartoon form was this morning launched at the Hattieville Government School. According to National Human Rights Coordinator Maria Gamero, the publication [...]

Boxing successfully returns to Bird’s Isle

Good evening I’m James Adderley and we certainly want you to partake of this clubbing version of Sports Monday. The fight world in Belize has literally been in chaos over [...]