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Guatemalan cops lend a hand in El Pilar assault

After Sunday’s armed rape and robbery near El Pilar, authorities here said they were looking forward to co-operation from their counterparts across the border. Today that help became a reality [...]

Two injured in city shootings

In crime news from the city, two men have been injured in separate shooting incidents. Police report that on Saturday night eighteen-year-old Aaron Lizama of Second Street was shot in [...]

7 pounds of weed lays unclaimed at bus station

Most travellers are familiar with that sinking feeling when you suddenly realise that you have left your bag in the terminal after your bus or plane has already departed, with [...]

Britain awards postgrad scholarships to 4 Belizeans

The British High Commission has announced the recipients of this year’s Chevening Scholarships. The four Belizeans who will study in the United Kingdom include Marlon Allen, who will seek a [...]

D.F.C. seeks $20 million in bond issue

Bond issues seem to be the latest way to raise capital on the Belizean market and the most recent institution to announce a bond issue is the Development Finance Corporation. [...]

Singer puts collection on CD

There was a time not too long ago when if a musician wanted to take his or her music to the public, it meant travelling to Miami to cut a [...]

Poet releases September salute

Musicians are not the only artists whose creative juices begin to flow in September. Poet Norman Rodriguez has put together a new collection of poetry to mark Belize’s twenty-first birthday. [...]

Sound Fest will spotlight local artists

Earlier we pointed out the relative ease with which local musicians can now bring their talent to the public. But improvements in technology can cut two ways. With sixty-four channel [...]

Heavy backpacks burden students’ health

On Monday over fifty-seven thousand children returned to primary schools across the nation. And what virtually all of them have in common is that each student carries a backpack crammed [...]