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Dangrigans says police shooting was murder

The police internal affairs has launched an intensive investigation into the shooting death of Brenton Sabal in Dangriga. Sabal was shot by P.C. Javier Perez, after Perez alleges that Sabal [...]

Robber quickly nabbed after committing crime

In continuing with this week’s crime spree, this afternoon robbers were at it again. This time, however, it was Northern Transport Bus Station on Magazine Road in Belize City. According [...]

Texaco gas station in Dangriga robbed

Police were not so lucky down south, however, as a Dangriga gas station was robbed early this morning. Marcos Romero, a thirty-eight year old Honduran, says he was working at [...]

One person detained in drive-by shooting

Police have detained a suspect and the white Ford Escort used in the drive-by shooting of Mark Medina on Tuesday. Police say Medina, seventeen, was standing on Yabra Road near [...]

Business sector assists police in crime prevention

The business community is reaching out to the Police Department to assist in its crime fighting effort. Today the department received a fully loaded computer and printer courtesy of the [...]

XIX Nat’l Medical and Dental Congress opens in Bz.

The XIX National Medical and Dental Congress, which affords local doctors and specialists a chance to upgrade their medical education, opened this morning at the Radisson. President of the B.M.D.A., [...]

Rotary Club receives handsome donation

The Rotary Club of Belize today received two cheques to aid in its public outreach programmes. The first donation of sixteen thousand dollars was received by President-elect Kay Menzies from [...]

Belizeans speak out about cancer

Just about every Belizean family has probably lost a loved one to cancer. In the past, such a diagnosis was a source of shame, forcing many patients into silence, but [...]

Security guard foils robber at Western Union

It may be a bit early for the Christmas crime season, but that didn’t stop robbers and thieves from making their presence felt last night and this morning in Belize [...]

Gas station, car dealer hit by criminals

Two other heists occurred last night in Belize City. Sometime after closing hours, ambitious thieves broke into the office of Bravo Motors on the Western Highway. They managed to remove [...]

Bz. City youth wounded in drive-by

A teenager is lucky to be alive after being wounded in a drive-by shooting this afternoon in Belize City. Reports are that Mark Medina, seventeen, was walking on Cemetery Lane [...]

Cocaine from biggest bust destroyed at sea

Over three thousand, three hundred pounds of cocaine, the proceeds of Belize’s biggest drug bust, were destroyed by police early this morning. The heavily guarded operation was carried out at [...]

Prime Minister seeks hurricane relief in London

Prime Minister Said Musa has met with British officials to discuss assistance in the wake of Hurricane Iris. According to a government release, Musa held discussions with Secretary of State [...]

Cancer Society prepares for annual walk

A number of activities commemorating Cancer Awareness Month had to be cancelled because of Hurricane Iris, but the annual Cancer Walk, from Ladyville to Belize City, will take place this [...]

Social workers form association

A cadre of social workers and allied professionals have decided to pool their resources and experiences to better address issues relating to social work in Belize. Some two hundred individuals [...]

Lotto jackpot grows to $102,500

For all those people holding their breath as the ping-pong balls reached their final resting place on last night’s Lotto draw, there is good news and bad news. The bad [...]

Mexican artist exhibits in Belize City

Along with the Image factory, the Mexican Cultural Centre on the Newtown Barracks is one of the few places in Belize with a near constant stream of art exhibitions. The [...]

Maya leaders seek participation in Toledo recovery

They had been spared the ravages of a hurricane for so long that few Mayan villagers in Toledo had any idea what to expect on the night of October eighth. [...]

Donations continue for hurricane relief

Assistance in the wake of Hurricane Iris continues to arrive. Taiwanese Ambassador Charles Tsai presented a cheque for fifty thousand U.S. dollars today to the Government of Belize, while in [...]

Postal workers advised on anthrax

With the domination of U.S. television news by the growing threat of bio-terrorism and the apparent detection of anthrax spores at postal facilities outside the United States, it was only [...]

Belize City men busted for coke in Benque

In crime news, what would normally be considered a major drug seizure, has, in the wake of the October ninth record cocaine bust, been relegated to just another police report. [...]

Soc. Sec. Board hosts regional meeting

Social Security techniques including health, financing of pension systems and management are topics being discussed at a three-day Social Security conference underway at the Radisson. The fifth high level seminar [...]

Ground broken for Port Loyola Library

Ground breaking ceremonies for a two-storey multi-purpose building took place this afternoon on Central American Boulevard. The ground floor of the building will be used for the Port Loyola Library, [...]

Texaco “adopts” St. Luke Methodist School

Viewers of this newscast are aware that Belize’s contractors are working hard just to keep up with the demand for educational facilities. But despite the growing number of new buildings, [...]

Lotto fever hits Belize

The madness may not match that surrounding the Powerball craze in the United States earlier this year, but if you’ve been around a Lotto outlet today, you may have noticed [...]