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Cabinet unveils measures to combat crime

With the public perception that violent crime is out of control it was only a matter of time until government officially reacted. At its Tuesday session of Cabinet the nation’s [...]

Hertular brothers finally granted bail

Another aspect of the criminal justice system is the right of every defendant to a lawyer. In this case lawyer Barrow has taken up the cause of high profile drug [...]

Belize City port to be privatised

While the latest session of Cabinet focussed on the crime problem, that body also took some other decisions that will have major impact on the nation’s future. It was confirmed [...]

Gov’t will modernise boledo

There will also be some changes made in the government owned lottery. In the face of a six percent annual decline in revenues over the past seven years and stiff [...]

Commotion in Belize skies turns out to be shuttle

It was an event that lit up switchboards at police stations and media houses all over the country. Sometime after 9:00 Tuesday night, Belizeans witnessed a rapidly moving object streaking [...]

Attorney General presents laws in digital form

In a move that has put Belize at the forefront of the region’s legal systems, all nine volumes of Belize’s substantive laws are now available on CD ROM. At this [...]

Costa Maya kicks off August 16th

It’s that time of year again, when the island of Ambergris Caye comes alive with the sights and sounds of our neighbours on the American mainland. The tenth annual Costa [...]

Toledo Maya tell their story on CD-ROM

They are the descendants of what was at its peak one of the most advanced civilisations on the planet. And today some of Belize’s Maya inhabitants are using the latest [...]

Police tactics again come under fire

Relations between the Police Department and residents of some of Belize City’s most heavily patrolled neighbourhoods continue to deteriorate as officers have once again been accused of reckless and indiscriminate [...]

“Public has nothing to fear,” says top city cop

“There is no need for the public to be afraid of the police.” That was the response made by Senior Superintendent of Police Crispin Jeffries when asked by News Five [...]

Car recovered, but not robbery suspects

While police have not been able to make an arrest in the Friday the thirteenth jacking on Coney Drive, they have recovered the car used in the robbery. The blue [...]

No Gov’t doctor, family pays for post-mortem

A traffic accident on Friday night has claimed the life of twenty-three year old Francisco Aldana, a labourer of Calcutta Village, Corozal District. Police say eighteen year old Ivan Castillo, [...]

Jehovahs hold convention in Ladyville

Last weekend Belize’s Jehovah Witnesses held the first of two conventions on the grounds of their Ladyville Assembly Hall. Over fourteen hundred people turned out for a series of symposiums, [...]

Belize moves up on development index

The United Nations Development Programme has release its annual “Human Development Report.” That study, presented yesterday to the Prime Minister, ranks 162 countries according to a set of criteria, which [...]

New track to be installed at stadium

The project has been talked about for years, but it has taken a five medal Olympic performance by a daughter of the soil to send it toward the finish line. [...]

Caribbean High School principals gather in Belize

It may have been another weekend of shootings, stabbings, jackings and carnage on the nation’s highways…but we’ll open the week with some positive news as top educators from around the [...]

New recording machines for Supreme Court

This afternoon Attorney General Godfrey Smith handed over to Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh electronic court reporting equipment that should expedite trials in the Supreme Court. The Lanier Advocate V recorders [...]

Friday’s blackout caused by Mexican failure

On Friday night much of Belize was unable to watch this newscast–or anything else requiring electricity–due to a massive blackout…and now Belize Electricity Limited is explaining why it happened. According [...]

Western Union agency robbed of $4,400

A suspect has been arrested in Friday’s robbery of a Western Union branch in Belize City. Police believe that twenty-two year old Jason Kuylen of Dangriga is one of two [...]

Shooting victim claims Police fired at him

The search for Jason Kuylen on Friday night led to a conflict between police and a group of youths in a Southside Belize City neighbourhood. When it was all over [...]

Holdups hit shops in Belmopan, Independence

In other crime news Belmopan was the scene of an armed robbery on Saturday night. Two men, one of whom brandished a pistol, held up the New Capital Restaurant for [...]

Two killed in separate road accidents

Two people are dead and two more have been injured in separate traffic accidents on Saturday night. In Orange Walk, Juan Blanco Junior was killed after falling out of the [...]

Police receive help from Florida

While the daily litany of media reports may sometimes make us feel that the crime problem is insurmountable, government continues to seek solutions and upgrade the quality of law enforcement. [...]

San Cas UB tops Orange Walk in basketball action

James Adderley Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’ve locked in to another serving of Sports Monday. This weekend’s semi-pro basketball at the Civic Centre matched San Cas UB against [...]

Incinerator broken, medical waste piles up at K.H.M.H.

In an age when a stranger can tell your lifestyle by looking in your garbage, it’s a good idea to keep it locked away. That goes double for a hospital [...]