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P.U.P. Senator blasts Govt. over job cuts

These are not good times for Said Musa and his People’s United Party government. Out of money and out of credit, facing major lawsuits at home and abroad, under political [...]

Youth alleges he was kidnapped and sodomized

Police are looking for the owners of a red van bearing taxi plates following a report by a Belize City youth that he was sodomized by the driver. The fifteen-year-old [...]

San Pedro robbers hit store for $14,000

Thousands of dollars in merchandise was reported stolen from a store in San Pedro on Tuesday. Lizando Gonzalez was inside his business, Three Brothers Boutique on Pelican Street, around four-thirty [...]

Appeal backfires; criminal faces life

A career criminal with more than forty convictions to his discredit, tried to get his latest prison sentence reduced, but finds himself facing life behind bars. Kenrick Domingo, otherwise known [...]

Hollywood heartthrob buys caye

He visited Belize as a tourist–in fact, our camera once caught him by accident as he walked through the airport incognito–but now it seems that the next time Hollywood heartthrob [...]

Belize signs on to regional oil pact

While the attention was focused this week on the visit of Mexican President Vicente Fox and talk of a possible PEMEX gas station in Belize, the Minister Responsible for Energy, [...]

Caribbean tax auditors improve anti-fraud skills

For the past two weeks, more than twenty tax officials representing governments from the Caribbean have gathered in Belize City to participate in an annual workshop concentrating on financial auditing [...]

Arts camp opens in July

It’s that time of the year when many parents are wondering what they can do to keep their children focussed and out of trouble over the long summer holiday. That’s [...]

Youth Cadets urged to stay straight

He may have criticised waste and high overheads in the Youth Department, but that did not dampen the enthusiasm and pride of over two dozen families who this morning attended [...]

Bidding lively at police auction

A large crowd gathered at the Queen Street police station this morning, but they weren’t there to wait for loved ones picked up in a base round-up. They came to [...]

S.S.B. Committee hearing recalls old witnesses

The Special Senate Select Committee investigating the Social Security Board’s investments held its fifth public hearing today, and if there was a catch phrase for the session, it was “to [...]

Financial Secretary: G.O.B. still paying for defaults

Second to appear before the Senate panel was Financial Secretary Dr. Carla Barnett. Barnett informed the committee that the Government of Belize continues to make payments to the International Bank [...]

D.F.C. Executive: Never knew of changes in loan purpose

Next to testify was Roberto Bautista, an employee of the D.F.C. for more than twenty-five years, having served as a director, the chief operations officer, and as the secretary of [...]

BIMCO Manager: Securitisation concept was beneficial

Before breaking for lunch, the Senators would also hear statements from the Governor of the Central Bank, Sydney Campbell. Campbell’s contribution focused mainly on the bank’s technical role in crediting [...]

S.S.B. Manager: St. James did not perform

Last to face the music this afternoon was General Manager of the Belize Social Security Board, Narda Garcia. In what was also her second appearance before the committee, Garcia told [...]

Fox receives Order of Belize…

When we last left Mexican President Vicente Fox, he was winging his way east from the new capital to the old. Following a series of meetings and a brief rest [...]

…While Musa gets Order of Mexican Eagle

Vicente Fox was not the only leader bringing home gold last night as Prime Minister Said Musa was on the receiving end of Mexico’s Order of the Eagle. After what [...]

Chain-snatching suspect arrested and charged

A Belize City resident who police believe is the man who beat and robbed a woman on Monday has been arrested and charged. Twenty-year-old Leon Walford of Amara Avenue has [...]

Cop charged with carnal knowledge

Another policeman has been sent to prison, this time on remand in connection with charges involving sex with a minor. Twenty-five year old Gilroy Ramirez, formerly posted at the Caye [...]

Incest suspect makes bail, is banished from house

Another man, accused of committing incest with his two daughters, age twelve and thirteen, has been granted bail but ordered by the court to immediately vacate the family residence. The [...]

Early prison release becomes tougher

How many times have you heard on this newscast that criminals have been sentenced to five, ten, or twenty years in prison and wondered whether they actually serve their full [...]

Domestic violence laws to be upgraded

Domestic violence: while it’s no longer a dirty little secret, the mere fact that the topic is openly discussed has not necessarily made it any less a problem. Authorities are [...]

Crisis intervention covers many different tragedies

It may have been just a coincidence, but at the same time domestic violence was being discussed at the Radisson, a training session at the same hotel was dealing with [...]

Mexican President arrives for whirlwind visit

It was a day when the nation of Belize took a brief rest from the daily media drumbeat of politics, crime and scandal… to unite in the welcome of a [...]

Fox receives enthusiastic welcome in Belmopan

But dignitaries were not the only ones waiting in the nation’s capital. On hand to welcome President Vicente Fox to Belmopan were hundreds of schoolchildren–some from as far away as [...]