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Festival Golden Nights begin tonight

After another night of fine performances on Friday, the Belize District Children’s Festival of Arts tonight begins its week of Golden Nights. Tonight a number of participants will receive awards [...]

Seine Bight honours returning hero

He returned to the United States on Monday, but during his four-day visit to Belize, Milton Palacio demonstrated that his Belizean instincts are as sharp as his jump shot. After [...]

Belizean tops Mexican in boxing

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re boxed into this special delivery of Sports Monday. Ma Cour Productions has been doing a lot of work in sports of late and [...]

Youth initiative kicks off with rally

Everyone agrees on the nature of the problem: disaffected youths with too few marketable skills and too much temptation. A sure-fire recipe for a fatal subculture of crime, drugs and [...]

Security guard shot on King Street

In recent days security guards have become a preferred target of thieves looking to rob them of their firearms. Last night another guard was attacked…and is now in the hospital [...]

Four burglaries, only one arrest

Burglars were also out in force this week, striking in four far-flung parts of the country. A marina in Sittee River was broken into and goods valued at over thirteen [...]

Drug trial adjourned to July

This morning the trial of accused drug traffickers Jorge Moreno, Oscar Aguirre, Victor Carrasco and Zulema Molina got off to a late start and adjourned early. That left only an [...]

Expanded Belmopan airstrip officially opened

It doesn’t support the traffic of O’Hare in Chicago, J.F.K. in New York or London’s fabled Heathrow. In fact, the total number of passengers landing at Belmopan’s Hector Silva airstrip [...]

1952 Technical students hold reunion

Today they are pushing sixty and considering retirement from distinguished careers in business, the professions or government service. But back in 1952 they were scared kids about to take their [...]

Cayo youth captures spelling crown

It requires months of work by students, teachers and organisers…and in the end it all boils down to the spelling of one obscure word. Jacqueline Woods reports from the City [...]

More students shine in Festival of Arts

Tonight’s newscast has focussed on Belize’s young people…and we’ll finish it on the same theme, with a review of last night’s performances in the Belize District Children’s Festival of Arts. [...]

Notice to viewers

There will be no newscast on Monday May 27th, 2002 due to the observance of Commonwealth Day. The next newscast will be on Tuesday, May 28th, 2002.

Palacio arrives to kick off youth initiative

Although he has been described in the local media as an “NBA superstar” Milton Palacio would be the first to disagree with the hype. In three years of professional basketball, [...]

Youth detained in drive-by shooting

That initiative cannot get underway too soon as Belizean youths continue to attack each other on a daily basis. This morning in Belize City a driveby shooting left one man [...]

Security guard loses pistol to gunmen

As long as there are guns, there will be shootings…and today one more firearm is in criminal circulation. According to police reports, twenty-year-old security guard David Baptist was on duty [...]

Murder suspect taken into custody

Mayflower Street is back in the news tonight…and not because of a politician’s visit or community cleanup campaign. It’s the vicinity where police this morning apprehended one of their most [...]

Corection on names of drug defendants

And a correction to a story we ran last night… The names of the four defendants in last year’s three thousand pound cocaine bust, the biggest drug trafficking case in [...]

Orange Walk man wins record lotto jackpot

They say that all good things must come to an end, but this ending was a happy one–at least for one man who this afternoon cashed in a record lotto [...]

Fiddlers return for tenth tour

Their first concert here was ten years ago, and a decade later the group known a Fiddlers on the Reef is still going strong. The classical musicians from several California [...]

Accident victim makes miraculous recovery

There are days when the evening news seems like nothing more than a long litany of shootings, stabbings and horrific automobile accidents. And while most of these events end sadly [...]

Strong performances continue at festival

The fun at the Festival of Arts continued last night at Belize City’s Holy Redeemer Parish Hall. Judging from the stylish moves on stage, the local entertainment industry is poised [...]

UDP gives nod to its only woman candidate

The story was all over the media yesterday, but today the United Democratic party made it official: Diane Haylock will be the party’s standard bearer in Pickstock. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting [...]

Barrow: Port sale is outrageous

And when that campaign comes, it is not certain whether it will turn on the particular circumstances in each of the twenty-nine constituencies or revolve around issues of national importance. [...]

Police look for Cayo arsonist

In crime news police are looking for a suspect in what appears to be a case of arson. Evan Castellanos, a resident of Santa Elena, Cayo was living in a [...]

Man arrested for San Ignacio robbery

Also in the twin towns, San Ignacio police have arrested a suspect whom they believe beat and robbed a man early Monday morning. Around 2:00 a.m. twenty year old Richard [...]