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Chorale Society celebrates 30 years

It began in 1974, a group of people getting together to share their love of singing, and to socialize a bit. Surely, none of the original members expected the Belize [...]

Suspect detained in Libertad murder

Police have moved quickly in the wake of the grizzly murder of a teenaged girl in Libertad Village. News 5′s Patrick Jones has just returned from the scene with a [...]

Barrow lambastes G.O.B. on B.T.L. sale

After a succession of press releases demanding that government disclose the contents of its agreement with Innovative Communication Corporation for the sale of B.T.L., and a series of allegations that [...]

Hotel tax to be raised in 2005

It will not be implemented until April 2005, but the decision has been made to raise the hotel tax from seven percent to nine percent. The move by the Belize [...]

Columnist publishes anthology of writing

She’s been a staple on the Belizean media scene for over a decade be it via radio, print or television. Today, Belizean writer Karla Heusner is the newly published author [...]

Vista Dance Studio prepares for big show

The recent re-opening of the Bliss will no doubt serve as a catalyst for Belizean performers. But while that famous venue may have been out of commission for the last [...]

Teenager found murdered in Libertad

A brutal murder has taken place in the Corozal District. This evening, all hopes of finding sixteen year old Elia Gonzales alive were dashed as the teenager’s body was found [...]

Pipersburg and Robateau sentenced to hang

Convicted murderers Leslie Pipersburg and Patrick Robateau are tonight on death row. At approximately eleven-forty this morning Justice Troadio Gonzalez handed down sentences for the two men declaring that the [...]

O.W. men caught with 8 lbs of cocaine

In other crime news, two Orange Walk men have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking, following the discovery of almost eight pounds of cocaine. Twenty-nine year old Manuel Pelayo [...]

Police receive training aid…

Judging from the number of complaints about police behaviour, it’s clear that some additional training in public relations is not a bad idea. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Maureen [...]

…while Miami Belizeans help cadet corps

And while police officers get to sit through PowerPoint presentations, the Youth Cadet Corp will be receiving some much needed funds from an upcoming event in Miami. This morning the [...]

P.M. offers little new on B.T.L. deal

Days after it was confirmed that Jeffrey Prosser’s Innovative Communication Company has purchased seventy-eight percent of Belize Telecommunications Limited, details of the agreement are still hard to come by. Amidst [...]

Basketball Federation tries to reorganise

It’s been simmering just below the news radar for quite some time, but today the apparent collapse of Belize’s national basketball programme took on a very public face. The occasion [...]

Tuberculosis on the rise in Belize

It is not one of those diseases that get much publicity in Belize, primarily because of the successful containment and control programmes implemented by the Ministry of Health. But tuberculosis [...]

Civil society presents report to P.M.

There are too many workshops, planning committees and seminars, and not enough work being done in Belize. That’s just one of the latest findings from the civil society organisations of [...]

Conference promotes conflict resolution

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Guatemalan claim to Belize, and while the O.A.S. sponsored facilitation process has disappeared into history, the dispute was very much [...]

New B.T.L. owner offers details of purchase

To hear them tell it, it started simply enough. A conversation during a car ride in Mexico between one of Belize’s best friends, Sir Shridath Ramphal, and Prime Minister Said [...]

1st months of 2004 set new tourism records

If you thought that last year’s fantastic figures for tourism were a fluke, a con, or the product of an overactive imagination you’d better look again. That’s right: the upward [...]

Human rights centre opens at U.B.

The University of Belize and San Carlos University of Guatemala are jointly hosting an international conference this week in Belize. The forum brings together scholars both from home and abroad [...]

Guidelines set for media coverage of children

For better or for worse, children often figure prominently in the Belizean media scene. Sometimes for their proud accomplishments, but all too often as victims or perpetrators of crime or [...]

B.T.L. deal goes through

The process no doubt was responsible for more than a few grey hairs on more than a few heads, but tonight the biggest business deal ever transacted in Belize has [...]

Robbers attack depositors at bank

A gas station manager and his security guard are lucky to be alive tonight after escaping a hail of bullets fired at them as they tried to make a Saturday [...]

B.E.L. upgrades feeders 7 and 8

If you live in Ladyville or other parts of the Belize District on electricity feeders seven and eight, you are sure to remember the numerous power failures last year due [...]

Mental health training underway

There are a lot of misconceptions about mental illness and the people who live with mental conditions. To help health care workers provide better care and to better educate the [...]

National Cricket Team goes International

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s the latest version of Sports Monday. Saturday night two undefeated teams in the third week of the B.P.F.L. semi-pro clashed at Capital City [...]