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?Marked man? gunned down in City…

Life is increasingly cheap on the streets of Belize City…and that observation was reinforced this morning when shortly after ten the latest victim–himself no stranger to violence–was gunned down in [...]

…while lesser violence continues

A stabbing incident in the old capital has left a man in the hospital in critical condition. Nineteen-year-old Elmer Caliz told police that he was attacked by a man he [...]

BTL finally restores full service

The nightmare for Belize Telecommunications Limited, not to mention the rest of the country, is over–at least for the time being–as full internet and telecommunications services were restored late this [...]

Toledo parks get help from Europe

They are cutting their preferential treatment for our sugar and bananas, but the European Union is still helping Belize create a better future…in the most recent instance by assisting efforts [...]

Protected Areas receive business advice

While substantial grants from abroad are helpful to get projects off the ground, recent history has shown that long term success can only be achieved by self-sustaining local funding. And [...]

All clear for Cayo chickens

Several weeks ago, we reported on concerns expressed by health officials over some diseased chickens observed at a farm near Spanish lookout. We are happy to report that following investigations [...]

Youths gather for AIDS forum

Wednesday is World Aids Day and today the National Aids Commission held a youth forum as part of the activities surrounding that observance. High school students listened to their colleagues [...]

Pastors meet to plan future

Representatives of World Breakthrough Network today held a meeting for pastors and their assistants in Belize City. Thirty-five members from nine Evangelical Churches in Belize that are part of the [...]

Brukdown contest offers big prizes

It’s a type of Belizean music that everyone claims to love but precious few Belizean musicians want to play. Now they’ve got some extra incentive in the from of a [...]

Belize does well in Broadcasting Awards

Belize has again represented well in the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards. The competition, organised by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, recognizes excellence in radio and television production across the region’s English, Spanish, [...]

Cop gunned down, killer on the loose

There’s a killer on the loose tonight…which is not all that unusual in these turbulent times, except that this killer took the life of a policeman. It wasn’t in the [...]

Family complains that police ransacked house

It did not take authorities long to react to the murder of P.C. Uwin Armstrong, as police units fanned out across the city following leads and looking for information. However, [...]

Cayo cop charged in brutal killing of girlfriend

A police constable has been charged with murder following the brutal death of his common-law-wife. Forty-one year old Jose Zetina is accused of killing nineteen year old Rosa Mehia following [...]

City constable foils rape

Not all the violence involving police officers this weekend resulted in tragedy. On Sunday the actions of one alert constable are believed to have prevented a rape. According to police [...]

Accused felon is shot while on bail

An accused felon out on bail was shot in the face on Friday night and now lies recovering in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. According to police reports, nineteen year [...]

U.S. tourist killed in boat mishap

For the second time in less than two weeks a serious boating accident has occurred in Belizean waters; this time it proved fatal. US national Raymond Link was snorkeling off [...]

Veteran educator is new NICH president

The National Institute of Culture and History has a new president. She is Gloria Edwards. Edwards, one of the nation’s best known educators, is the former principal of Grace Primary [...]

Country enters 4th day without internet

Unless you have a direct satellite connection, by now you would have noticed that something is wrong with Belize’s international communications. Is it bad? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Patrick [...]

Castillo wins Alpheus Williams Classic

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening, I?m James Adderley and yes you?ve guessed right this is a brand new serving of Sports Monday. Muscleman moved to the big stage Friday night [...]

One time political activist charged for child rape

It may be an unfortunate coincidence, but one day after Belizeans rallied for an end to violence against women we are compelled to report at least three cases of rape, [...]

18-year-old O.W. man accused of raping 13 yr. old

In Corozal, police have charged an eighteen-year-old resident of Xaibe Village with rape and unlawful carnal knowledge. A thirteen-year-old girl reported to police that around five Tuesday afternoon she visited [...]

“Buck Dougal” gets 10 years for rape

Thirty-four year old Kenrick Domingo, also known as “Buck Dougal”, a resident of Courtenay’s Crescent who had fifty-nine previous convictions on various offences, received his sixtieth yesterday when a jury [...]

Carnival cruise case adjourned for a week

The Supreme Court hearing of a constitutional challenge to the Carnival cruise port contract initiated by the Belize Tourism Industry Association will have to wait for another week. Justice Samuel [...]

Andy moves to Capital; William takes over at Bliss

They are yet to announce the new president but two staff changes at the National Institute of Culture and History are worth noting. Andy Palacio, Director of the Institute of [...]

Senate Committee inspecting SSB collateral

The Senate Select Committee on Social Security met on Wednesday to complete its series of interviews to fill the post of special auditor. According to a committee press release, the [...]