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Collet residents want more amenities

The amazing length people will go to in order to call Belize City home is something that we’ve profiled several times on this newscast. The image of plywood shacks sitting [...]

Soldiers drop in at mile 27

If you were driving on the Western Highway near mile twenty-seven on Saturday morning, you may have been startled by the sight of soldiers dropping from the sky. Don’t worry, [...]

Caye Caulker full up for Easter

Beginning Thursday afternoon thousands of Belizeans will be on the move, looking to get an early jump on the four day Easter weekend. On last night’s newscast we looked at [...]

Policeman stabbed by teen he had once arrested

It was to be a weekend of reflection as Belizeans throughout the country prayed for peace, but you’d never know it by the violence that dominated Saturday and Sunday. We [...]

Weekend violence leaves five injured by gunshots

Two Belize City young men are in the hospital tonight after they were shot in separate incidents over the weekend. According to police, around midnight twenty-two year old Elroy Rowley [...]

Belizeans pray and fast against crime

After all those reports of violence, it seems more than appropriate that on Sunday, religious leaders throughout the country celebrated a National Day of Prayer with their congregations as a [...]

Palm Sunday: What does it mean?

With most people simply looking forward to the long weekend, the actual significance of the Easter holiday might be lost amid vacation preparations. On Sunday, churchgoers from various congregations received [...]

Musa meets w/U.S. President Bush in El Salvador

Over the weekend, a Belizean delegation headed by Prime Minister Said Musa met with U.S. President George Bush and other leaders in El Salvador to discuss several issues facing the [...]

Placencia: We are ready for Easter

Five months after Hurricane Iris devastated much of Southern Belize, the recovery effort is still underway. While most of the affected villages have rebuilt many of the structures lost to [...]

Yabra falls to Juventus in Regent Cup’s semi-finals

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into the latest dish of Sports Monday. Week III of the Regents Cup playoffs found undefeated Kulture Yabra of Belize City at [...]

Barrow: Budget is bogus

It was presented a week ago and today, in front of a packed gallery, members of the House of Representatives debated the budget for the coming fiscal year. Leader of [...]

Espat: Budget keeping it real

In his government’s defence, Minister of Tourism Mark Espat rose to address the assembly. While Espat’s presentation did not directly confront the numbers presented by the Opposition, he spoke of [...]

Samuels: Budget fulfils basic needs

Minister of Home Affairs Maxwell Samuels was more specific, responding to the financial issues raised on the other side of the aisle. Maxwell Samuels, Minister of Home Affairs “The question [...]

Finnegan: Budget is deception

Although falling well short of his usual four-hour filibuster, the member of the House who spoke volumes today was the Representative for Mesopotamia, Michael Finnegan. Using a stack of note-cards [...]

Speaker’s bark bigger than bite

As expected, this morning’s proceedings inside the National Assembly Building were dominated by the usual political rhetoric. But before things got underway today, Speaker of the House, Elizabeth Zabaneh, tried [...]

Silva will stay in Cabinet

And in one final note from the House, Cayo Central representative and Minister of Agriculture Dan Silva this afternoon ended all speculation about his future when he told the nation [...]

Bank robber nabbed at border

In crime news, a bank robber who has been variously described as both foolish and daring now has a new description: busted. Mervin Reyes, identified as the man who robbed [...]

Police looking for Nembhard

While police have collared one accused thief, they are still looking for another. Steve Nembhard, a man whose resume includes a major post at the University of Belize, as well [...]

Cycling trophies donated in memory of Arnold

The memory of Belizean cyclist Dwayne Arnold is being kept alive…thanks to three trophies donated to the Cycling Association in his name for the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic. In [...]

High school cricketers get coaching

It is doubtful that cricket will ever replace football and basketball in the hearts of the Belizean sporting public, but the game that rules much of the English speaking Caribbean [...]

New CD compilation features Belizeans

Belizean musicians have been going international for some time now, but the sale of their music has yet to make much of a dent in the world market. That situation [...]

2nd screen opens at Princess Cinema

For over a decade Belizean movie fans suffered in silence as cable television put the big screens out of business. As of tonight, however, connoisseurs of cinema will have not [...]

P.M. comments on crime, the economy and N.H.I.

With the usually raucous budget debate set for Friday, Prime Minister Said Musa spent today’s lunch hour doing some warm up exercises. The occasion was an address to the Belize [...]

Middleton receives award for community service

Today’s meeting of the Business Bureau was not all politics. A few minutes were set aside to present the prestigious Marla Holder Award. This year’s recipient is Eva Middleton. Middleton, [...]

Lumber yard robbed at gunpoint

Shortly after two this afternoon, three gunmen held up Loskot Hardware and Furniture at number thirty St. Jude Street in Belize City. Manager Gaudencio Pott says when the men entered [...]