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Fire destroys top floor of Paslow Bldg.

The Monday morning quarterbacks and armchair firemen wasted no time in criticising Sunday’s performance by the National Fire Service. But when all is said and done, what could have gone [...]

Magistrate’s Court crippled by fire

The damage occasioned by Sunday’s fire will be felt first and foremost by those people involved with proceedings in Magistrate’s Court. With all six courtrooms and related offices totally destroyed, [...]

Corozal sewing factory also burns

Before we leave the subject of fire, we regret to report another major blaze, this one in Corozal. The Pearl Touch sewing factory, a Taiwanese owned business we profiled on [...]

O.A.S. celebrates proposals; Orellana still coy

The proposals to end the Guatemalan claim to Belize are yet to be approved by the voters of both countries, but today in Washington that considerable hurdle was–for the moment [...]

Ferguson is PUP candidate in Stann Creek West

On the local political scene, members of the People’s United Party gathered Sunday in the village of Silk Grass to select a candidate for the Stann Creek West constituency. That [...]

Police claim narrow escape in Otoxha

One of five men shot by police Friday in Toledo is recovering from his wounds at the K.H.M.H. Eugenio Cuk was reported in serious but stable condition while two others, [...]

Flowers charged with murder of 14-year-old

In other crime news, Edwin Flowers has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Ashley Smith. Fourteen-year-old Smith was killed on Wednesday night as he and Flowers [...]

Yabra remains unbeaten in B.P.F.L.

Good evening I’m James Adderley, and you’re right on time for this fresh dish of Sports Monday. Week II of the Belize Premier Football League competition took our cameras to [...]

Police kill 2 in Toledo logging dispute

Details, as we frequently say, are sketchy, but what we do know is that an armed confrontation in the Toledo village of Otoxha has resulted in the death of two [...]

5 charged in attack on shopkeeper

5 young men detained yesterday for the assault and robbery of a Belize City shopkeeper have been arrested and charged. Those suspects are twenty-two year old Frank Elijio, twenty-nine year [...]

Chinese merchants fight back

While one Chinese merchant remains unconscious, several others have been able to turn the tables on their assailants. On Thursday two men ordered a bucket from twenty-eight year old Ying [...]

Meteorologist: keep a close eye on Lili

Whatever plans Belizeans may have for the weekend, they will be carried out with at least one eye on the Weather Channel. Chief Meteorologist Carlos Fuller says his staff has [...]

OAS ceremony will laud facilitation process

It may seem a bit anti-climactic to Belizeans, who for the last ten days have been immersed in the details of the Ramphal/Reichler proposals. But on Monday in Washington, D.C., [...]

Belize and U.S.A. sign narcotics pact

Belize and the United States have signed an agreement under which Belize will be assisted in fighting the illicit drug trade. Three projects funded to the tune of four hundred [...]

Belize City family put out on street

They say the worst conflicts in life are those within families. Today, one family squabble ended badly for a number of Belize City residents. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting This afternoon, Dorita [...]

20 graduate from apprenticeship programme

Once upon a time, apprenticeship was the way workplace skills were passed from one generation to the next. And while formal classroom education now claims the lion’s share of our [...]

Chinese Food and Craft Fair opens on Sat.

It is becoming a popular event, both for organisers and the public. Jacqueline Woods has a preview of a fair on Saturday that is sure to be standing room only. [...]

Mexican circus features animals

We’re not sure why, but over the years Belize has become firmly established on the circuit of Mexican circuses. Each one claims to be the biggest and best and the [...]

14-year-old shot: accident or murder?

Sudden death by gunshot is not a particularly unusual occurrence in Belize City, but a killing last night on Vernon Street has investigators trying to decide whether the death was [...]

Armed assault leaves shopkeeper in coma

There is much less mystery surrounding another shooting that occurred Wednesday in Belize City. Forty-eight year old Ming Xong-stun lies in a coma at the K.H.M.H. after being knocked in [...]

Suspect arrested in Corozal shooting

In Corozal a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting and robbery that occurred on Monday. Twenty year old Peter Locke of the Skeleton Town area [...]

“We the People” announce support for proposals

It may not be as big a piece of news as yesterday’s announcement by U.D.P. Leader Dean Barrow, but today the reform movement known as We the People, weighed in [...]

Hurricane in Yucatan shorts Belize of electricity

We may have dodged Hurricane Isidore, but its effects on the Yucatan peninsula may yet be felt in Belize. According to a release today from Belize Electricity Limited, the damage [...]

George Price Centre opened in Belmopan

It fell through the cracks of our coverage, but what will stand up as the most lasting achievement of this year’s Independence celebrations took place on Saturday in Belmopan. That [...]

Latest section of S. Highway dedicated

Another piece of the freshly paved Southern Highway was dedicated this morning. Section four of the road, paid for by a loan from Taiwan’s International Co-operation Development Fund, runs for [...]