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Police commissioner defends actions in O.W.

A day after police, B.D.F. soldiers and a group of protesters battled for control of the Tower Hill Bridge, Prime Minister Said Musa has appointed a Commission of Inquiry. That [...]

Transport commissioner says he did his job

While in Belmopan we also dropped in on Commissioner of Transport Glen Arthurs. The man at the centre of Monday’s storm–and object of much public criticism–says that the piece of [...]

News 5 personnel give account of riot

Stewart Krohn “Ann-Marie has moved from the anchor’s seat to join the other members of the News 5 team who made yesterday’s coverage possible. They are cameraman Brent Toombs and [...]

Bus riders and police battle at Tower Hill Bridge

Covering pitched battles between police and protestors is fortunately not a story we have to do very often. But today at the Tower Hill Bridge a controversy over bus transport [...]

Two major road accidents mar weekend

Two serious road mishaps, one of them fatal, marred an otherwise safe weekend on the nation’s roads. On Friday night Alfonso Garcia of Big Falls, Toledo was knocked from his [...]

New health care facility opens for N.H.I.

On Saturday one of the four health care providers under the southside N.H.I. pilot project was officially inaugurated. The Integral Health Clinic on the corner of Curasow and Gibnut Street [...]

Efforts underway to rebuild grouper fishery

It’s one of the best tasting fish in the sea and that, unfortunately, has been its undoing. Jacqueline Woods reports on efforts to preserve our once plentiful supply of grouper. [...]

San Cas U.B. triumphs in weekend basketball

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re in tuned to a fresh serving of Sports Monday. The semi-pro baseball scene was the only ticket in town Friday night matching San [...]

John Franklin finally charged in Sikaffy robbery

Nineteen year old John Franklin, who was shot as he tried to rob Sikaffy’s Store on Albert Street, has been charged for his crime. Franklin is charged with two counts [...]

Robbers raid realtor in Belmopan

Belmopan police are on the lookout for two men who held up and robbed Belstate Realtors Limited. The incident took place just before 10:00 this morning on Belize Street, a [...]

Owner of getaway car held for questioning

Police are tonight questioning twenty-three year old Terrence Bailey of Bocotora Street in Belize City in connection with a blue Mitsubishi Galant found abandoned on Dickenson Street. Police say the [...]

G.O.B. considers raising speed limit

Since the neon green traffic signs were erected along the Northern Highway in early June, the Traffic Department has been out conducting sporadic road checks and issuing warning tickets to [...]

Caye Caulker to replant coconuts

Last November when Hurricane Keith hit Belize it not only destroyed many homes on the island of Caye Caulker, but ruined most of cayes’ greenery including many coconut trees. To [...]

Y ends phase one of summer camp

Whenever summer rolls around there are never enough activities to keep young minds occupied. The Young Women’s Christian Association is trying to accommodate as many youngsters as possible with a [...]

Children receive certificates for sports camp

Today over one hundred children from Caribbean Shores received certificates after successfully taking part in a youth camp. The event, which featured a number of different sports, was organised to [...]

Cabinet meets to examine I.M.F. Report

This morning Cabinet convened a special session to consider among other things the I.M.F. Belize Staff Report 2001. The report noted the Belize Government’s economic policy, which seeks to sustain [...]

Nunez charged with James’ murder

Nine days after thirty-four year old Winston “Tanga” James was gunned down in the Mahogany Street Extension of Belize City, family and friends will rest a little easier tonight knowing [...]

Chinese man beaten for $400

A Chinese businessman is tonight recuperating and short of four hundred dollars. Chang Ming Te reported to police that about 8:30 Wednesday night, two men entered his hotel in the [...]

New publication on citizen security

Belizeans can take a look at the economic conditions of the country and how it affects citizen security through the publication: Democratic Governance and Citizen Security in Central America: The [...]

B.E.L. gives $32,000 in scholarships

Over the next two years Belize Electricity Limited will be offering thirty-two thousand dollars in tuition scholarships for Belizean students to attend the University of Belize. The scholarships, four for [...]

Public service pageant on Friday

Think pageant and more than likely the word beauty comes to mind. Not this time though, as Public Service Union women test their knowledge of the public service at Miss [...]

Deer production gets a boost

Belizeans and tourists who like to dine on venison may get some good news as a programme to boost production of farmed deer is getting off the ground. A herd [...]

Belize City Games trials underway

The Belize City Games begins August eleventh, and whether you’re planning to go for the gold, silver or bronze you must first take part in the preliminaries. According to president [...]

Football Under-21 goes to C.A. Games

Despite recent problems within the B.N.F.A., football officials say things have been progressing smoothly in its goal to develop the sport in Belize. Following the dissolution of the B.N.F.A. Executive [...]

Reggae sensation Glen Washington in Belize

If you are still filling out your social calendar for the upcoming weekend, there is one show you may want to include in your plans. On Saturday night the Belize [...]