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B.T.L. blows out San Cas U.B. in game I

Whether you watched the game from the City Centre or your living room, the first game of the semi-pro finals had plenty of action to keep your eyes on the [...]

Mini-micro grant for small businesses

For all you entrepreneurs out there, listen up. The Belize Lions Club is launching a Mini-Micro Business Grant project. Don’t get turned off by the name, it might be just [...]

B.T.L. awards 13 scholarships for high school

With the rising cost of education these days, more than a few parents have been pinching pennies; especially at this time of the year. Unfortunately for some, even that doesn’t [...]

Belizean media tour Mollejon

Say the word “Mollejon” in a crowd and you’re bound to get into a heated debate. B.E.L. is still saying that Mollejon isn’t a done deal, but simply an option [...]

Double homicide in St. Martin’s

Blood on the streets of Belize City is hardly rare nowadays but the death of two young men in the afternoon calm of a Sunday is still shocking. The silence [...]

man detained in Independence shooting

Gunshots also echoed in Independence this weekend claiming the life of another young man. Twenty-year-old Rodney Cabral died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest early Friday [...]

Tower Hill inquiry begins in O.W.

This morning, proceedings investigating that unforgettable incident at the Tower Hill Bridge officially began in Orange Walk. While the atmosphere was in direct contrast to the scene that unfolded almost [...]

Fuller: UDP standard bearer in Albert

On the political scene, the UDP standard bearer has been chosen for the Albert Division, and he might not be who you think. The campaigns were vigorous and candidates confident [...]

C.C.J. education campaign begins in Belize

The Ministry of the Attorney General is this week hosting a public education campaign for the establishment of a Caribbean Court of Justice. As part of that goal at today’s [...]

U.B. and Nets in semi-pro basketball finals

Good evening I’m James Adderley and allow me to welcome you to this fresh portion of Sports Monday. Game III of the semi-final round of the semi-pro basketball series pitted [...]

Three candidates fight for nomination in Albert

This Sunday Bird’s Isle will be the venue of the city’s last major contested political convention. The Albert Division, once the preserve of the legendary Philip Goldson and considered to [...]

Belizeans watch rivers and rain

Meteorologists and residents of all six districts are tonight carefully monitoring rivers and creeks as they continue to rise. Early this evening, the Macal River was ten feet over the [...]

Nothern Highway reinforced against flood

Meanwhile, drivers who travel between Ladyville and Belize City need to pay attention, not to the river, but to what’s happening along the road. Jacqueline Woods has more. Jacqueline Woods, [...]

Salesman robbed in Belize City

A robbery in broad daylight on a busy Belize City street has left one employee several thousand dollars short of company money and personal property. Sales representative for Grace Kennedy [...]

Mother of dead passenger condemns bus company

Investigations are still being carried out into the death of Taneisha Trapp, the fifteen year old resident of Camalote, who died after stepping off a moving bus on the Western [...]

Art exhibition looks at history of Yucatan

If you’ve been feeling starved for cultural history lately, the Mexican Cultural Institute may have just what you need. Currently on display is the hard work of a team from [...]

Villagers along Rio Hondo watch and wait

Hurricanes and tropical storms may be a fact of life in Belize, but how many times does a community have to be flooded out before its residents decide to move? [...]

Cacao growers expand production

With its organic cacao fetching prices well above the world market, the Toledo Cacao Growers Association is looking to dramatically increase production. A proposal has recently been approved by the [...]

CARD project assists Toledo communities

Expansion of the cacao crop is also being assisted by funds from CARD, the Community Agriculture and Rural Development project. CARD has been busy in other parts of the Toledo [...]

Seminar looks at constitutional reform

“To abolish or not to abolish the Senate?” According to Attorney General Godfrey Smith, while there is some sentiment for getting rid of this legislative body, the Political Reform Committee [...]

Caye Caulker chef puts flare in Belizean cuisine

If you’ve been feeling like you’re trapped in a vicious cycle of rice, beans, chicken and salad, you’ll want to listen up. Chef Maurice, proprietor of Wish Willy Restaurant on [...]

Floodwaters rising in Orange Walk

In many ways, it seems like a slow motion replay of early October in the year 2000. At that time the northern third of Belize, still reeling from the onslaught [...]

Accused burglars tied to O.W. supermarket heist

Three men detained for breaking into an Orange Walk gas station early Tuesday morning are now the prime suspects in the burglary of a nearby supermarket. As happened with the [...]

Man charged with murder in Belize City stabbing

Police have arrested and charged Roderick Williams, a thirty-two year old Fisherman of East Canal in Belize City with murder. Reports are that on Friday Williams tried to steal money [...]

Chinese couple robbed in Corozal

A Chinese couple has been robbed at gunpoint by three masked men at their place of business on Seventh Avenue in Corozal. Police say around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday Sou [...]