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Manhunt continues for accused killer

The countrywide manhunt for the prime suspect in string of violent murders continues tonight with police no closer to bringing Jermaine Fuentes also known as Jermaine de Paz into custody. [...]

Heavy weapons used in southside shootout

This evening, police are still investigating an early morning shootout in southside Belize City that has traumatised a neighbourhood and destroyed one man’s car. According to police reports, just before [...]

Cayo man dies in bar brawl

A teenager from the Cayo District is dead tonight after a late night brawl. According to police, eighteen year old Allen Smith Flowers, a resident of Teakettle Village, was involved [...]

Testimony continues in murder trial

One murder case, in which a suspect was charged long ago, is currently being heard in the Supreme Court. Ann-Marie has an update. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting The trial of Ornel [...]

Crime task force hears suggestions

Cabinet’s blue ribbon committee on crime met for its first consultation on Wednesday and heard suggestions from a selected cross section of the public representing churches, business sector, media and [...]

Customs: Zabaneh’s cars not legal

It was not a major topic at the sub-committee meeting, but it should be remembered not all crimes in Belize involve violence…and not all crimes are prosecuted with equal zeal. [...]

Fred Hunter nominated as Senator

The business community has announced its choice for Senator, as specified by the recent amendments to the constitution…and he is no stranger to government service. Fred Hunter served as member [...]

Pioneer medical practitioner dead at 90

She was a pioneer in every sense of the word and a role model for several generations of Belizean women. And tonight we regret to report that Dr. Bernice Hulse [...]

Teachers still scoring low on tests

The results of the First Class National Teacher’s Examination are in. Of the two hundred and eighty-eight teachers who sat the exam, only sixty-six were successful, which, believe it or [...]

UDP denounces Intelco contract

In political news, the United Democratic Party has entered the fray over the future of telecommunications in Belize. In a press release issued today, the Opposition strongly denounced the deal [...]

Caribbean Court publishes book

A new publication which highlights the merits of the soon to be established Caribbean Court of Justice has been launched. Caribbean Court of Justice: Issues and Perspective is a compilation [...]

Toledo Development Corporation launched

This evening the Toledo Development Corporation was formally launched in Punta Gorda. T.D.C. will co-ordinate activities in the Toledo District to promote increased development of the area. The corporation was [...]

Ireland’s body found; Fuentes sought by cops

Ever since Mark Ireland disappeared from his Belmopan home over the weekend, hope that he would be found alive faded with each passing hour. Today, the worst fears of friends [...]

Accused rapists get 3 years for grievous harm

Four defendants charged with rape and attempted murder, but found guilty of grievous harm, were sentenced today by Justice John Gonzales. James Pelayo, Ricardo Alamilla, Melvin Guzman and Amir Sutherland [...]

Blake murder trial opens in Supreme Court

It was the most spectacular crime story of the year 2000…and today a suspect finally went on trial. Ann-Marie Williams reports from the Supreme Court. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting The highly [...]

Intelco & G.O.B. inaugurate school computer plan

It is not exactly a household word in Belize, but if executives of Intelco have their way, that name will soon reverberate throughout the country… beginning in the schools. News [...]

Auil replaces Arnold at Central bank

It had been rumoured for weeks, and today the Ministry of Budget Management made it official. Keith Arnold, Central Bank Governor for the last decade, will be leaving that post [...]

Health officials train for disasters

“Post Disaster Epidemiological Surveillance” was the focus of a one-day workshop attended by sixty health care professionals, ranging from doctors to public health inspectors. According to Dr. Paul Edwards, director [...]

Arson burns out Sand Hill resident

Belizean fire fighters have recently completed a detailed course on the proper way to investigate the origins of a fire. After watching the next story, it should become clear that [...]

Two deaths linked to previous violence

What started as an apparent kidnapping in a quiet section of Belmopan has evolved in a series of shootings and murders stretching into the heart of Belize City’s roughest neighbourhoods. [...]

3 gas stations robbed in 36 hours

It has not been a good week for gas stations as in a thirty-six hour period, three have been knocked off by criminals. According to police reports, the first attack [...]

4 youths guilty of grievous harm, not rape

A verdict is in, in the trial of four young men charged with rape and other crimes of violence. Ann-Marie is just back from the Supreme Court with a report. [...]

December B.T.L. bills unchanged, January rollback

If calls to the morning talk shows are any indication, there is still a fair amount of confusion over exactly what rates Belizeans will now pay for telecommunication services. After [...]

H.R.C.B. fights domestic abuse

The statistics may not be as closely followed as those on AIDS, but that doesn’t mean domestic violence is not occurring all around us. The latest numbers indicate the disturbing [...]

Belize River icon dead at 95

He was a link to a time in Belize’s history when mahogany was king, chicle was queen and the power of a boat on the Belize River was measured, not [...]