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Action due soon on illegal settlement

In other news from the frontier we are reliably informed that action will soon be taken to remove illegal Guatemalan residents from a settlement they now inhabit in Belize. Under [...]

Two accidents in one morning for Novelos

Any owner of a new vehicle knows it was bound to happen… but it still hurts just the same. One of those shiny new Mercedes Benz busses got mashed up [...]

Contracts signed for feeder road improvements

People who travel in the south of the country will be happy to hear that two new projects will make life on the road a little less bumpy and dusty. [...]

Young ladies compete for Miss Southside

Last time it was the Mr. Nice Guy competition and now the same organizers have planned a pageant in which nine contestants from Gwen Liz, E.P. Yorke and YWCA will [...]

Princess Anne to visit in April

Princess Anne will be visiting Belize next month. Her itinerary has not been released, but the dates are April seventeenth through twentieth and her visit is part of a larger [...]

Medical school constructs new campus

In San Pedro this afternoon Prime Minister Said Musa broke ground for a new campus for St. Matthew’s Medical University. The offshore U.S. operated med. school has been operating out [...]

Suspect arrested in police burglary

They have come under increasing pressure for incompetence, brutality and corruption, but today the Police Department recovered at least a few square centimeters of lost public relations ground. News 5′s [...]

Nigerian taxi man found shot to death

Another taxi driver has been found shot to death. This time it’s thirty-five year old Nigerian, Tayo David Anjorin of Campus Avenue in Belize City. Police say on Thursday Anjorin’s [...]

Belize City fire leaves 4 homeless

An eighty-two year old grandmother and three grandchildren are homeless after a fire on Saturday gutted their house on West Street in Belize City. Doris Adolphus declined to appear on [...]

B.T.L. lowers cell rates, hikes traditional calls

If you own a cellular phone or make calls to a cellular subscriber of the non-prepaid variety, you will soon see a dramatic reduction in your monthly bill. Belize Telecommunications [...]

New consulate opened in Chetumal

Belizeans travelling to Mexico stand to benefit from increased diplomatic representation across the border. On Sunday a new Belize consulate was inaugurated in Chetumal by Prime Minister Said Musa. The [...]

February tourism figures up 3%

Last month’s tourism figures are in and while the rate of increase has slowed, a record number of visitors continue to make Belize their destination of choice. Arrivals for February [...]

Programme advises students on P.S.E. exam

Over five thousand primary school students countrywide are preparing to sit the Primary School Examination, P.S.E., on May seventh. The Ministry of Education found it necessary to embark on a [...]

Basketball blossoms at Bird’s Isle

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re in tuned with this offering of Sports Monday. Friday brought another big double header of Division I basketball at Bird’s Isle and we [...]

WASA deal signed; company now private

Intense negotiations had been going on for a number of weeks, but today the contract was finally signed, sealed and delivered. The Water and Sewerage Authority is no more and [...]

Robber shot in holdup attempt

A robbery attempt Thursday night in the heart of downtown Belize City resulted in a big surprise for one of the robbers. A group of masked gunmen entered Lavish store [...]

Belize City gas station hit by mob

Lavish was not the only Belize City business that was robbed on Thursday. About a quarter after six the Shell One-Stop Gas Station at the corner of Cemetery Road and [...]

Ports commissioner says union needs to sign

Negotiations between the Christian Workers Union and the Belize Ports Authority over wages and benefits for some seventy-five port workers are still at an impasse. Unionised workers called us out [...]

Govt. seeks safe water standards

The Belize government may be out of the water business, but it’s still very much involved in ensuring that the water we purchase and drink is safe. The Ministry of [...]

Dance recital set for Sunday

Vista Dance Studio, so named because of its location in the Vista Del Mar Area of Ladyville, stages its fourth annual dance recital Sunday at the Biltmore. Owner and former [...]

Sculptor exhibits at Image Factory

Milk Clouds, the latest exhibition at the Image Factory, is the first local production for Santiago Cal. Now twenty-seven years old, Cal lived in Belmopan for many years before moving [...]

More guns stolen from police

The incidents of ineptitude have been spread over several administrations. There was the truckload of Guatemalan murderers who drove right past Belmopan on their easy ride to freedom; the heartbreaking [...]

Suspect Arrested in Neal murder

A Belize City man has been charged with last weekend’s shooting death in Yabra. Twenty-two year old Guyanese national Hillaire Sears has been remanded to Hattieville for the murder of [...]

Banana forum hopes to chart course for industry

Close to seventy participants representing the Banana Growers Association, government, banana workers, trade unions and NGOs gathered at the Radisson this morning to find a way to avoid what appears [...]

Port workers complain of short pay

It’s a long running dispute that seems to boil over into public protest every few months. Today the Port employees belonging to the Christian Workers Union were once again on [...]