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Editor hurt as robbers hit Reporter

A man who has spent the better part of his life investigating and reporting crime, today became the victim of one. Veteran newspaper editor Harry Lawrence was bashed on the [...]

Man wounded in city shooting

While Harry Lawrence was relatively lucky to be assaulted with the gun’s butt instead of its bullets, not every crime victim was so fortunate. Twenty-four hours earlier, on Thursday morning, [...]

Govt. moves to promote cashew industry

In economic news government is encouraging farmers to turn cashew growing from a local cottage industry into a significant export crop. A million dollar project involving the Ministry of Agriculture, [...]

Youth Dept. encourages summer jobs

Third and fourth form students from Belize City high schools stand to benefit from a “supervised occupational experience” for the summer. Youth director Shawn McKoy-Gill says the six-week programme will [...]

High winds slow opening of lobster season

Today marked the opening of lobster season, and as I speak, lovers of the tasty crustacean may already be enjoying the first tails of the 2001 harvest. While city co-operatives [...]

Father’s Day: not much to brag about

Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June. However, unlike Mother’s Day, it seems that in Belize the celebration for dads just hasn’t quite caught on. There’s [...]

Firemen compete to polish skills

It is not easy to duplicate in a drill the life and death circumstances of a real fire. But friendly competition in the fire-fighter’s art is still a good way [...]