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Corozal is scene of year’s first murder

It only dawned on us about a week ago that the year 2003 had been remarkably quiet when it came to violent crime. There were assorted shootings to be sure, [...]

Star footballer stabbed in Orange Walk

Another incident over the weekend, this time in Orange Walk, has left a well-known football player hospitalised. Twenty-seven year old Marcelino Tun, star of the Juventus squad, was stabbed in [...]

No bail for 3 accused in shooting

Twenty-five year old Jason Brown and seventeen year old Brian Herrera, both charged in connection with a shooting last week, were today denied bail in Magistrate’s Court. Chief Magistrate Herbert [...]

Case dismissed against fishing co-op

Viewers may recall that on October twenty-fourth fisheries officers were busy in Belize City making arrests for the possession of undersized conch. One case against a family of Sarteneja fishermen [...]

Rights activists busted for weed, vow to fight

Police continue to make life miserable for Belize’s marijuana farmers. On Friday cops destroyed a plantation north of San Pedro Columbia containing almost three thousand, five hundred mature plants, while [...]

Vital Statistics Unit goes high tech

In Belize, it’s the document you live and die by: your birth certificate. It’s your ticket to acquire a social security card, passport, voter registration, and even a seat in [...]

Pickstock P.U.P. candidate says he’s ready

With the election date now officially set for March fifth, over the weekend politicians from all over the country jumped into high gear, plastering every naked lamp post with signs [...]

Veteran educator is new chief

The Ministry of Education has appointed a new chief education officer. She is veteran educator, Maud Hyde. Hyde, who has been working in the field since 1974, most recently served [...]

Berger alumni find new footballs

For the last four year the Berger 404 alumni council has been holding football matches for those youths who are considered to be at risk. The club is now looking [...]

New programme trains city tour guides

The phenomenal boom in Belize City’s cruise ship trade has spawned new opportunities in hair braiding and informal retailing. Today I found that moves are afoot to create yet another [...]

Two defeats in a row for Yabra

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re just in time for this fresh delivery of Sports Monday. Week four of the B.P.F.L. playoffs found three teams with identical two and [...]