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Prime Minister presents 2001 budget

There was a time back in the 70′s and 80′s when the only mystery in government’s annual budget was how much the stamp tax and import duties were going to [...]

Regional writers to meet in Belize

Over fifty Central American writers will join their local counterparts next week in Belize City. The occasion is the ninth International Congress of Central American Literature scheduled to take place [...]

YMCA hosts family fun day

A family fun day featuring children’s games, sporting activities, information booths and a concert gets underway at the BTL Park on Sunday. The day begins with a family fun run [...]

Shares for sale in privatised WASA

The Water and Sewerage Authority is being privatised and a prospectus has been released for interested investors. While Belizeans are being encouraged to purchase shares in the new entity, majority [...]

4 candidates vie for PUP in Caribbean Shores

The political convention season continues to blossom and this weekend the focus will be on the Caribbean Shores division. After knocking off Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel in 1998, one would [...]

Auto show opens at City Centre

One look on the crowded streets and highways is proof positive that Belize’s love affair with the automobile– particularly the pickup truck and SUV–is as hot as ever. Today News [...]

Ministry asks public’s patience as Guats delay

The sun has set on another day and to absolutely nobody’s surprise, over three hundred illegal Guatemalan settlers who should have left a week ago, are still firmly planted on [...]

Seven young fire victims laid to rest

Outside St. Ignatius Church a community came out in large numbers to express its sympathy as funeral services for all seven children who perished in Monday night’s fire were held. [...]

Meerabux motion completes third day in court

The constitutional motion brought on behalf of Justice George Meerabux entered its third day of hearings in the courtroom of Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh. Lawyers for Meerabux continued their arguments [...]

Contestants prepare for Miss E.P. Yorke

Holy Redeemer Parish Hall comes alive Friday night at 7:00 p.m. with the biennial Miss E.P. Yorke Pageant. Seven contestants representing the four forms at the high school will compete [...]

Govenment initiates food and nutrition policy

It has traditionally been said that as long as there are coconuts on the trees and fish in the sea Belizeans would always be well fed. Of course that was [...]

Visitor facilities upgraded at Maya site

With access to its ancient temples limited to those with the ability to cross Corozal Bay, the ancient Maya site of Cerros has remained well off the beaten path for [...]

Guatemalan evacuation stalled? Reasons unclear

Only a few weeks ago in the wake of a favourable border survey by the OAS, there was no shortage of government spokesmen, all too ready to profess cautious optimism [...]

Police unveil 5 year plan to upgrade force

The police high command today launched their five-year Belize Policing Plan at a press conference at the Raccoon Street station. The plan lays out a course of action to improve [...]

Bad cheque artist goes on shopping spree

If you’re a cashier who takes cheques or purchase orders, you might want to give Messer Belize Limited a call if someone shows up with a piece of paper with [...]

Manatee killed by shrimp intake pump

The discovery of a dead manatee along the coast of Belize is not an unusual occurrence, but it is a rare occasion when researchers can pinpoint the time and cause [...]

Long distance runner can also sing

The competition was spirited and the judging was close, but in the end a single contestant emerged victorious in last night’s debut of Karaoke Television here on Channel 5. William [...]

Government promotes soybean project

In news from Cabinet, that body has approved an initiative to promote soybeans as a major new crop for Belizean farmers. The ten point five million dollar project, eighty-five percent [...]

Fire chief offers safety tips

In the wake of Monday night’s tragic fire in which seven children lost their lives, the community is taking a hard look at the issue of safety: how to prevent [...]

New BDF recruits train in Pine Ridge

If push ever came to shove at the border they would be the first Belizeans to be sent into harm’s way. But that, in the final analysis, is what being [...]

Fire kills 7 kids; dad escapes

It was the most tragic fire since a mother and six daughters died on Racecourse Street way back in 1964. But Monday night’s deadly blaze did not take place in [...]

Guns and cash stolen from Belmopan police

They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place… but for the second time in as many weeks there has been a major theft from the Police Department [...]

Statistics show crime is down

Even while they are busy looking for criminals within their own ranks, the police high command has released statistics showing a significant drop in major crimes. Figures comparing the last [...]

Robberies continue in Belize City

This latest robbery in Belize City will no doubt be reflected in the February crime statistics. Around nine Monday night three men wearing masks and carrying guns held up Sen [...]

Belize losing patience at slow pace of evacuation

The illegal Guatemalan settlers in three communities on Belizean soil have still not returned home and Belizean officials are beginning to voice their concerns. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of [...]