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Missing taximan shows up safe in Cancun

The case of missing taximan Rene Alberto Caceres has been solved, as the twenty-one year old has turned up alive and well. Although his parents have still not seen him [...]

B.E.L. reports solid results in 2002

Coming off the worst week of blackouts in a decade, the timing could not have been worse for Belize Electricity Limited. But tonight at the company’s annual general meeting, B.E.L. [...]

Coral bleaching a recurrent threat to reef

This week is being observed as Coastal Awareness Week and the Coastal Zone Management Authority today held a symposium to discuss critical issues affecting Belize’s marine resources. Among those resources [...]

One dead, one injured in gangland-style shooting

The gangland style murder that occurred after eleven this morning in Belize City was different from previous shootings mainly in its location…that is directly in front of St. Ignatius Primary [...]

Mennonite woman critical after robbery attempt

Tonight, a mother of three is fighting for her life in the Northern Regional Hospital while the cowards who shot her have yet to be arrested. According to police, just [...]

Still no word on missing taxi driver

He left home on May seventeenth with a parting word to his girl friend that he was going on a trip down south. Ten days later no one has seen [...]

Delegates gather for Caribbean studies conference

Belize City will be overrun by some of the brightest minds in the Caribbean this week as the University of Belize is hosting the twenty-eighth annual conference of the Caribbean [...]

Four will receive national honours

Before the Prime Minister exits the spotlight tonight, he will take time to honour a group of outstanding people who have contributed significantly to Belize’s development. At a special national [...]

Coastal zone opens new library

Even for those of us who live near the sea, its sometimes easy to forget just how vital our marine resources are. This week–no matter where we live–we are all [...]

Top chefs compete in culinary gala

Approximately four hundred fans of food and drink flocked to the Radisson Fort George Saturday night for the annual Taste of Belize culinary gala, presented by the Belize Hotel Association [...]

Cookbook offers new twist on Belizean cuisine

Coinciding with the Culinary Gala was the launch of “Mmmm… A Taste of Belizean Cooking.” The project was inspired by previous competitions and features recipes from resorts and restaurants from [...]

Mexicans triumph in tennis invitational

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re boxed into this fresh deal of Sports Monday. The defending semi-pro football champion Sagitun of Independence came to the M.C.C. Grounds yesterday in [...]

P.S.E. results show major drop in science

The Ministry of Education today released the results of the Primary School Examination. And while some of the numbers are upbeat, they are not painting the kind of picture of [...]

St. Ignatius student scores big

While educators mull over the results of the P.S.E. to see how they can improve student performance, one person who has no complaints about his grade is Micah Munoz. The [...]

Construction worker falls to death

The hazards of construction work proved fatal for one Belize City man today. Information remains sketchy, but sometime around eleven o’clock this morning, twenty-seven year old Moises Gonzalez was working [...]

Foul play feared in man’s disappearance

Most reports of missing persons wind up with happy endings, as a rambunctious child or roaming spouse finally find their way home. But some cases do not fit the usual [...]

Nestlé donates to youth sports

It’s one of the fastest growing brands in Belize and today Milo, “the food drink of champions” stepped up to the plate to help the nation’s youngest athletes. Country Representative [...]

Guatemalans and Belizeans get down to business

With an economy perhaps fifty times bigger than ours, there doesn’t seem to be much incentive for the Guatemalan private sector to concern itself with doing business in Belize. But [...]

San Pedrana is nation’s top speller

In the age of instant computerized communication, it is often overlooked, but the seemingly lost art of spelling is very much alive and well in Belize…as I discovered this morning [...]

B.E.L. cites problems, predicts better future

With its annual general meeting coming on Tuesday, what would have been a pretty upbeat report to shareholders may more closely resemble a wake. With blackouts now a daily occurrence [...]

2 arrested for Corozal rape

The epidemic of rapes committed nationwide continues unabated. Police in Corozal report that on Monday an eighteen year old woman filed a complaint that on that afternoon she was abducted [...]

Cayo man wounded resisting arrest

A wanted man is recuperating in Belmopan Hospital under police guard tonight after he was shot while resisting arrest. According to police, twenty-four year old Pedro Hernandez has been something [...]

New safeguards introduced in currency

Beginning June second don’t be surprised if you notice something a little bit different on the bills in your wallet. On that day, the Central Bank of Belize will put [...]

B.W.S. supports AIDS campaign

The war against the AIDS pandemic is being fought on many battle fields, but after nearly twenty years of effort, no magic bullet has been found on any, be it [...]

Blackout damage: prevention better than cure

The announcement by B.E.L. that it would compensate consumers for blackout induced damage to their electrical devices has been met by a good deal of scepticism…but as Patrick Jones discovered, [...]