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Bandits top Sagitun in Regent Cup Playoffs

Good evening I’m James Adderley and up jumps another serving of Sports Monday. With maximum co-operation from Raymond Waters, the Regent Insurance Cup Playoffs finally took off over the weekend. [...]

C.J. rebukes Govt. for kidnapping drug suspect

It created quite a stir back in April when accused drug runners George Herbert and Liston McCord were led up the steps of a U.S. Government jet and flown off [...]

Three arrested for $23,000 in counterfeit cash

Earlier this week we reported on the discovery of a few counterfeit hundred dollar notes, which has been successfully passed to business houses in Belize City and Dangriga. Now it [...]

Five vie for Miss Garifuna Belize City title

The epicentre of Garifuna culture may be located in Dangriga and villages to the south, but as the nation’s largest municipality, Belize City boasts a growing and increasingly vibrant Garifuna [...]

Gwen Liz scores big in nutrition quiz

It’s modelled after the highly successful Coca-Cola spelling bee…but while the format may be familiar, the National Nutrition Quiz sponsored by Belize Mills has the nation’s high schools digging deep, [...]

Mysterious fire hits San Pedro supermarket

The sun had not yet reached the blue horizon this morning when La Isla Bonita was transformed into El Cayo en Fuego. San Pedro’s largest food emporium was on fire [...]

Parents, community, must prevent child abuse

Police are still looking for their third suspect in the case of alleged large-scale abuse of children in Punta Gorda. U.S. citizen Harry Lee Jones, wanted by the cops on [...]

U.S. tourist dies after SCUBA dive

A U.S. tourist has died after SCUBA diving. On Wednesday fifty-five year old Kenneth Goth was diving near the reef at Gallows Point, eight miles east of Belize City, when [...]

No guns used in series of city muggings

Police report that a series of jackings were committed in Belize City on Wednesday, all of which appear remarkably similar in nature. At around six-thirty p.m. on Gibnut Street an [...]

Squatters complain about high water

The following story combines two problems that we’ve covered many times before. The first is illegal squatters who build makeshift houses on land that isn’t theirs, while the second is [...]

Cops seek third man in P.G. paedophile case

He was detained last week in Punta Gorda at the same time as accused paedophiles Dennis Bruce and Amos Capps, but Harry Lee Jones was release by police after seventy-two [...]

Two detained for banana farm murder

Two men have been detained for questioning following the discovery of a body in the Stann Creek District. On Tuesday morning police were called to Banana farm number fifteen where [...]

New police presence opened at Barracks

In more positive police news, high ranking members of the department and residents of the Newtown Barracks area gathered this morning for the inauguration of a permanent police presence in [...]

New funding for fight against AIDS

It was Belize’s third attempt to access this particular source of funding and the successful effort came just in time. With an estimated two percent of the adult population believed [...]

Disabled benefit from British grant

Children who are afflicted with physical disabilities have a difficult time trying to live a normal life in Belize, and one reason is the lack of rehabilitation services. It’s one [...]

Finland encourages alternative energy

It’s a nation that is virtually unknown to Belizeans and most other Central Americans…but Finland may figure prominently in the region’s future. That’s the word emerging from a two-day forum [...]

New charges filed against accused child molesters

Troubles continue to mount for two U.S. citizens accused of the sexual exploitation of children in Punta Gorda. Not content with charges of unlawful carnal knowledge and two counts of [...]

Armed robbers hit Cayo tourist lodge

In other police news, two armed robbers have absconded with over a thousand dollars from a Cayo tourist resort. Around six Monday evening the pair, armed with a shotgun and [...]

Child burglars busted at preschool

It may not be the most serious of crimes, but don’t tell that to the folks at Port Loyola Preschool, who since the opening of the academic year have been [...]

Gasoline prices drop slightly

It happened without so much as a peep, but motorists who pulled up to gas stations this morning were greeted with the news that fuel prices had actually gone down. [...]

Pilot uninjured after plane crash

The flight originated in Vera Cruz, Mexico and was headed to La Ceiba, Honduras with a refuelling stop in Belize. But that stop turned to disaster Monday evening when just [...]

Plaintiffs sought in Western Union litigation

People all over Belize have been receiving form letters from the United States concerning a legal case involving claims against Western Union, the money transfer company. It seems that over [...]

Wesley College takes stand against drugs

The admonition to stay away from drugs is a pretty straightforward one. But never underestimate the creativity and dedication of the students and faculty of Wesley College when it comes [...]

Shooting death appears to be suicide

Three days after the tragedy, there are more questions than answers surrounding the shooting death of nineteen-year-old Albert Hoy The Third. On Friday evening the S.J.C. Junior College student’s body [...]

Stabbing victim asks for justice

By all accounts it was a pretty fierce beating, and after spending three days in the hospital, the victim is talking to the press. Jennifer Phill today told News 5′s [...]