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First arrest made in passport scandal

It’s certainly not the arrest we were expecting…after all we had been led to believe that a big fish would be the first charged in what has been dubbed “the [...]

Deported Cuban causes turmoil during flight

They were given a one-way ride back to Havana on Thursday, but a group of Cubans who entered Belize illegally did not go without putting up a fight…even in the [...]

Shown on TV, accused robber faces new charges

Occasionally we receive comments from civil libertarians complaining that the practice of showing accused criminals on television is a violation of their constitutional right to be presumed innocent until proven [...]

Pair arrested for St. Matthew’s robbery

Two young men of St. Matthew’s Village on the Western Highway have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and burglary. Police say that seventeen year old Rudolph Young and [...]

Benefit concert will help music school

This Sunday the Pallotti Music School invites you to two hours of relaxation at the Belize Biltmore Hotel. Former students will be playing several classical favourites while at the same [...]

Chalillo case reaches Privy Council

The case against the Chalillo project has finally reached the Privy Council in London. On Wednesday a three judge panel heard arguments on whether to grant the environmental group BACONGO [...]

Summer camp teaches football skills

It may not be the biggest of Belize’s many summer programmes for kids, but the children who assembled this week at the M.C.C. Grounds were not short-changed on fun. Jacqueline [...]

Is policing city a soldier’s job?

You see them everywhere on the streets of Belize City: young men with big guns. No, not gang boys; we’re talking about the B.D.F…and the concept of soldiers as policemen. [...]

1st pension cheques issued to needy women

It was a key plank in the P.U.P.’s successful electoral platform…and while the reality may have fallen slightly short of the campaign promise, today’s delivery of pension cheques marked one [...]

15 Cubans deported back to Havana

Fifteen Cubans who had fled their country in boats and washed up in Belize were today deported to Havana. The illegal immigrants, who had been cooling their heels in Hattieville [...]

Belize heads C.A. health group

With Belize’s Prime Minister Said Musa currently sitting as President of the Central American Integration System, his ministers are now assuming their roles as heads of SICA’s subsidiary bodies. On [...]

New Bridge planned for northern border

Plans to construct a new four-lane bridge at the Northern border with Mexico are to be finalized in early August, with construction to start next year. According to press reports [...]

Consumer advocate pushes B.T.L. for refunds

After nearly two years of protests and court cases it finally seems that the question of B.T.L. rates is about to get down to the nitty gritty: that is dollars [...]

U.B. employees get raise-a-pay

Its budget has been slashed and structure radically altered…but faculty and staff at the University of Belize will not be short-changed on pay increases. A release from U.B. today confirmed [...]

Belize contingent heads to Pan Am Games

They are not expected to bring back the gold…or any silver and bronze for that matter, but seven athletes left Belize today to represent the nation in the Pan American [...]

Acquitted of sex crime, Hyde talks about case

On June tenth 2002, twenty-five year old Douglas Hyde, then a counsellor and teacher at Anglican Cathedral College, made news after a student accused him of rape. The fourteen year [...]

Three arrested for Ladyville murder

Their names are not exactly unfamiliar and tonight three young guys from Ladyville are spending the first of what might be many nights in Hattieville. Sixteen year old Shane Bahadur, [...]

81-year-old busted for over 16 lbs. of weed

He may be eighty-one years old, but it seems his lungs are in pretty good shape. They’d have to be… because when San Ignacio police busted Archibald Walford with sixteen [...]

Belize assumes presidency of C.A. tourism body

Today, Belize officially assumed the presidency of the Central American Tourism Council, with Minister Mark Espat accepting his new role during brief ceremonies this afternoon in Belize City. Espat says [...]

Visiting Oddfellows looking to restart Bz. branch

The Oddfellows are back in Belize. No, they are not a bunch of men doing strange things, but that is how they got their name…as in the 1820s back in [...]

B.W.S.L. donates keyboard, chairs to elderly

This afternoon, if you happened to pass by the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly, you could not help but hear sweet sounds coming from inside the building. The residents [...]

New book offers guidance for entrepreneurs

Since arriving in Belize eight years ago from Nigeria, Stephen Okeke has achieved notoriety as a sculptor, inventor and businessman. His latest venture casts him in the role of author…with [...]

So many protected areas…so little coordination

On the surface, Belize’s system of plentiful protected areas looks like a model of farsighted planning and efficiency. But underneath all those lush rainforests and spectacular coral reefs, there may [...]

Cahal Pech nightspot burns to ground

If you’ve ever wondered why insurance companies don’t like to write policies on thatched roofed buildings, tonight’s lead story should provide convincing proof. The fire at the Cahal Pech Entertainment [...]

Cayo robbery suspect arrested

A Belize City man, accused of travelling seventy-two miles to rob a jewellery store, today found himself in silver bangles in front of a San Ignacio Magistrate. Twenty-five year old [...]